Interview with billiard player Óscar Balboa

Interview with billiard player Óscar Balboa

This is the interview with the Galician pool player Óscar Balboa , one of the promising young Spanish billiards and recent winner of the Northern Circuit. We hope you like it?

Does it come your love for billiards Since when?
My start in the pool dating from about 2001, when the local CBBALFER my parents who run included a pool table, and from that 12 years had at that time started practicing this sport.

What you most passionate about this sport?
What I am most passionate about this sport is the spirit of achievement requires you everyday when you ‘re competing, and the fact surpass yourself to beat your rivals.

What are the ways you practice?
Currently practical modalities pool 8 ball 9 and ball 10.

What brand taco you usually play?
Game branded taco Jerry Pechauer .

How often do you play every week? Do you think it is enough to improve your game?
Game approximately five hours a week and when any major tournament approaches attempt to spend more time. I think it’s enough, especially trying to improve the concentration that I think is very important in this sport and learn from the defeats and the other players.

What club you play normally? Do you think it is well conditioned for playing pool?
I usually play in local who run my parents CBBALFER (LUGO) and the Salon Pool Open Pool (LUGO), which I believe is one of the best in Galicia local to practice this sport, besides being able to keep in mind always the knowledge of a veteran player like Jose Capon great Doval (salon owner).

What do you think they should do billiard clubs to attract more players?
I believe that because of the economic situation in which we find ourselves today in our country, billiard clubs should give some ease to players as time fees, etc. so do not assume much spending.

What has been your best game or tournament?
My best tournament today has been is the Northern Circuit which was held this year in Vigo and I’ve declared the winner. I am very pleased with the level that had the tournament with big names like David Alcaide pool, Hector del Amo, David Alvarez, etc … of which I have great admiration and I am proud face them.

Have you always had confidence in your game or, on the contrary, we have entered moments of doubt?
There are moments of uncertainty and doubts that make me distrust generated at certain times of games as any player, but to this day I try to improve to gain confidence and improve this aspect of my game.

Have you had the opportunity to compete outside Spain?
I have had the opportunity to participate in 2006 and 2014 BCA Championship Championship in Las Vegas.

What is the player that you look to try to improve your game?
We are fortunate to have in Galicia with David Alcaide, whom I consider the best player in Spain on merit and for which I have much admiration. I also love the German player Thorsten Homann.

Tell us a story that has happened playing pool
a few years ago I was in the stands watching a confrontation of my great friend Oscar Capon Galician player. He was playing ball 10 and I told the fellow next to him watching the confrontation which color attacked Oscar (thinking it was 8). I’m a pretty clueless guy, those who know me well know lol

How do you see the health of the pool in Spain today?
I see that is low hours due to the economic situation that we are in our country, but I have faith and believe that over time the situation will improve, because I think there is much fondness for this sport.

What would you say to young people so that he was encouraged to practice?
Because they would enjoy this sport, they take it as a hobby, to be humble and always respect the opponent and to move so sporty and uneconomic which is the essence of the sport. They fight for what they want, that sooner or later the effort will be rewarded.

Is there anything you’d like to add …
To thank Poolmania for giving me the opportunity to enjoy the material Pechauer Custom Cues and for the work they do every day for the sport.

Oscar thank you very much for taking time for this interview and desaerle to continue getting more successes in the world of pool ?


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