Article originally found on Billiards Digest - http://www.billiardsdigest.com/new_current_issue/may_09/story_3.php Basic 8-ball strategy can be broken into eight simple rules that you must follow if you expect to be successful.
Rule 1: The first thing you need is a good, strong power break. The goals of the break are to scatter the balls, pocket one or more ball, and move the cue ball toward the center of the table. Now, winning a game doesn’t rely wholly on meeting these
Story by R.A. Dyer - Originally found on Billiards Digest In November 1919 — just a few weeks before he began a tournament that would make him the youngest national straight-pool champion in American history — the high-living Illinois native then known as the Boy Wonder of Pool would get implicated in a grisly, high-profile murder.
Many call Ralph Greenleaf America’s greatest-ever pool player. Before it was all said and done, he would win the title 20 times — and often do
I want to thank everyone at Bison Billiards for my most recent visit to the Buffalo area. I have been to Buffalo more often over the past couple years to visit my wife’s family. I love playing on the tables at Bison Billiards. The tables are always clean and well maintained. It was great to see Mike and the crew again. I had the opportunity to meet so many of you playing Wednesday night APA league as well a Thursday night straight pool league. I enjoyed the chance to play som
Fun was had by all, young and the young at heart at Bison Billiards Christmas party. We had 20 children and 40 some adults. Everyone brought their favorite dish to pass and the desserts were incredible. The children had a blast opening up their presents and some of the adults participated in a bar box tournament. It's always fun to share a meal with friends, especially at Christmas time. Thank you to all who brought a dish to pass, and a special thanks to Cheryl Wright and Ly
USA Pool League at Bison Billiards has recently kicked off for the fall season and we have hit the ground running! 8 dynamic teams started competing several Tuesday's ago in what has been a great alternative offering to the long standing APA leagues in Western New York. In addition, Bison Billiards will be hosting a USA Pool League members only tournament on Saturday, October 24th which will include a 50" TV give away! Every shooter who plays in the tournament will have a cha
Just as Jose Parica is credited with leading the Filipino invasion of professional pool in the United States, Germany’s Oliver Ortmann did the same for European players. Ortmann, whose stunning upset over Steve Mizerak in the Billiard Congress of America U.S. Open 14.1 Championship finale in 1989 spirited the rise of European challengers to American pool dominance, will be honored for his incredible international career when his is formally inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame
The Buffalo News had a great write up of 5 Western New York pool teams who are currently in Las Vegas competing for the APA National Championship. Many of the members mentioned are patrons to Bison Billiards and the APA Pool League. Congrats to all who made the trip and good luck!! Shoot straight! http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/five-wny-pool-teams-competing-in-nationals-20150812