Pool in the Dorms

by Alden Felstiner

For me, hanging out in the dorms is a new thing. For one year now, I have always walked passed the dorms and seen people playing pool and having fun after school. I recently started spending some time there, figuring it was a better use of my time than staring into space in the great hall while waiting for someone to kick me out because they were going to “rehearse.”

Playing pool has now become a great hobby of mine. I have an ongoing rivalry with Daniel “The Caramel Prince” T., who after beating me for the first time ever, (after I trounced him in about 50 games) started running through the halls yelling, “I FINALLY DID IT. I WON. I WON. GOSH I AM SO HAPPY. I FINALLY WON. YAY. THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.” in his Jamaican accent.

Some of the other high rollers, like Daniel “Big D” E., have also played me in heated battles, which I mostly win. Some other talent has come to the table but have suffered from Big D’s wrath. Fellow pool player Alex F., has been thinking about making an OES Pool Club, but nothing is official yet. We talked to Deri about the idea and he said that there may be some hoops to jump through before he had to go and help someone do something.

Everyone is debating the who the best pool player in school is. I’ve heard that there is a lot of talent within our community, but people rarely show up to the dorms. I would like to see more people wanting to take part in this magnificent sport that we call “pool.” I am optimistic that a pool tournament will be held in the dorms sometime this year because pool playing is at an all-time high.

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