No good with a cue? They’ll teach you

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes You might have guessed that the man who started Kolby’s Restaurant, Bar and Billiards is pretty serious about pool tables. What you might not have guessed is that beginners are not only welcomed, but encouraged to come sign up for league play via the American Pool Association. Cameron “Corky” Kyle, the bar’s owner, said the league structure pretty much requires a balance of experience on a team to ensure fair play. Plus on-site lessons and an environment friendly to newbies can help a player grow and develop, he said. “If you start out not being good you can learn it the right way because there’s always people teaching the game,” he said. “I want people to learn it and understand it.” If you want to see it for yourself, Saturday, Oct. 20 is the all-day grand opening. His bar uses Diamond brand tables, both bar-sized and professional-sized. Kyle owns his own, which isn’t always the case with bars, and he said it gives him the advantage of being able to say this: If the shot didn’t go in, don’t blame the table. “What (players) will find when they come in here to do that is that balls go straight,” Kyle said. “If you’re bowling and they don’t oil and buff their lanes, that’s no fun. If you bowl you want to be able...

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