Pool Trick? No, Excellence.
The 3-time Canadian Open Pool Champion is scrambling out of his native
He calls himself in his own website 'Canada's Premier Billiard Entertainer' (gerrywatson.com). Well, the show must go on! if it has to be in the Philippines.
Excellent choice, Manila! We Filipinos welcome Gerry Watson. We don’t mind another billiards champion moving in. After all, we’re used to having World Pool Champions around here, you know: Efren ‘The Magician’ Reyes, Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante, Alex ‘The Lion’ Pagulayan, Jose ‘Amang’ Parica, Ronato ‘The Volcano’ Alcano.
So, let me introduce him to the Filipinos. At 12, Gerry Watson began playing pool at a neighbor’s home; at 15, he was the top player in
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Also called ‘The Ghost,’ he is flying out of
It’s complicated, Gerry Watson says of his move. From what I can gather from Todd’s report, there are a few reasons for choosing
One, his older brother Pat, who lives in
Two, Gerry Watson believes in his heart that
Three, he will be close to some billiard hotspots:
Four, pool was consuming him and did not allow for personal growth. He hopes the new scenery will inspire new trick shots and another book. ‘It’s all geometry, and you never know when it’s going to come to you,’ he says.
Five, ‘the game is not on an upswing’ in
I also notice that Todd’s paper itself, Cornwall Standard Freeholder, does not even list pool as a major sport along with hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, curling, lacrosse, bowling. That’s how much (less)
Last month, Gerry Watson went back to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) at
Watson said anyone can learn the basic fundamentals of a discipline, but a high interest level and another person with the same passion are needed to become an expert.
Remember, guys and girls, pool is like your studies. Sometimes it gets rough, but you have to persevere, try harder.
That is another sense in what Steph Baulk calls him, ‘billiards guru’ (conestogac.on.ca).
This teacher learning from Gerry Watson, guru, I say:
High interest level, perseverance, passion and a mentor will guide you to excellence. Even if it doesn’t happen to be in billiards.