Kelly Fisher, Billiards, China discussed on Pool Podcasts

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Is Saturday December twenty eighth and we've had quite a bit transpire in the billiard world old since the last show has usual team. USA are once again. The MOSCONI Cup champions I could talk on and on about about their win and what it meant and how it came together really anyone who didn't watch it and even if you did. I highly recommend the story. That's in billiards digest. This month you can also read it on their website at billiards digest dot com. My Panova wrote A great story that I think sums up the event much better than I could besides that we have a returning and a brand new world nine double champion Kelly Fischer is your women's world nine ball champion. That's the second world nine championships. She has in her career along with many other world championships and fate or Gorst is your men's world nine ball champion. This week's show is an interview with Kelly Fisher. We talk about her recovery from open. Heart Surgery Problems she found in her stroke and how she worked on getting past that and her recovery and and we also talked about sponsors a little bit as she has some great sponsors out of China. I did get to sit down and have a short interview with fate or about Out His win but honestly the quality of the interview was really not that good and I don't think it was something that would have made it to the show very well. Well so I won't keep the listeners. Any longer I give you. Women's World Nine Ball champion Kelly Fisher very proud out now to be joined by our say women's world nine ball champion but you were already the women's world nine ball champion. I was as I was Many moons ago sure Kelly Fisher the he twenty twelve twenty twelve world. Nine ball champion correct. Yes Yes yes and twenty eleven world. Ten Ball champion. That's right Yep and most important twenty nine thousand nine women's world nine all champion. Tell me about that. That's the most important one as of right now anyway. Yeah No. I'm absolutely thrilled NYC Wasn't you know I always always knew I had in me but really didn't know the old our gain if it was going to happen again or not so just really chuffed and really really over the moon to have managed to polly off for for the fans who who aren't aware who haven't been following your career you you and I talked a couple of years ago you had open heart surgery. That's right a hole in your heart. Correct yes that found Elvis from birth at grew and grew but was never never never found as you know it just grew into uh what was to very large and on repairable any other way other than to actually have open heart surgery so when we talked about it back in two thousand fourteen. You had mentioned that. You suffered from heart palpitations. Ya not necessarily just when you were in a pressure situation but you had said that you had them at different times. Assume that's all gone. That's all behind you. Oh Yeah thank God yes yes Basically the populations would definitely from back from way two thousand nine live in the OP and austen. What kind of got more and more as time went on you know and I noticed and I notice the feeling of it was changed in so I kinda already gun for checks checks. Nothing was found and then eventually eventually the looked into it. Further and years later what notre sound found the whole. So that's all gone away now. sank Philippe and yet. I've my hot check still do have it periodically checked and everything is perfect. Better students have been so very thankful. They're lucky now when we had talked you had you had sounded real hopeful that after three or four months you get past the recovery and then you'd be right back where you were winning tournaments and you were player of the year there for a time. A that didn't happen though. What what what? What was your viewpoint on? What was happening while I mean you know I was doing alright but the some kind of glitch in my stroke that somehow appear to feel like after after the surgery which sounds sounds crazy but it was something not the same and I struggled to get my game back to where it once squalls relate to get really struggled at? It's only been this last year and a half. Maybe two years felt that such by coming back back And then I would say last year the I so I've been working very very hard on it and say this last year the assignment foul. I'm back if you like. I just totally within my stroke. You know you'll have to. You'll have to forgive. Maybe because as somebody who can't make a ball I can go to any instructor and they can say look. You're strokes a mess. Here's how you fix it. But we're world champion. Go to find out that they're strokes a little off. Well first of all I could feel it within myself You know that was first and foremost I could feel it within myself and I kind of knew what was what what was wrong but how to fix it was a whole new thing. Thanks and I went off. We save up. My coach. Lionel pain is actually been my coach since day. One even though is a professional snooka coach first and foremost and that's where we started twenty seven years ago ahead towards point twenty eight years ago He's been you know he knows my stroke he knows my game inside the now and Mentally mechanically as always out. And even when I transitioned to so I went to him of course straightaway and a woman working like and I don't mean what he was saying was wasn't working. I couldn't get it fixed. Basically my strokes always been quiet short stroke but it got to a point where I really struggling to touch the pull back. It was like You've heard of Q itis or you. You know and with often they pull back and at the polls at the back they count like go to go forward mine was the opposite from the polls initially when you stop at the cue. You Ball. Couldn't pull back before I wanted to go forward too quickly and it was just No my try different strategies. Try I together when it come under pressure. It was still too quick but it was impossible. Quick you know it was like crazy as a So that told me a long time realtor to feel that we just kept working on working on it. I also spent a few days way Johan the American Mosconi Cup coach. I got him over for a few days. And just twelve is is in an e work together with my coach just to to try and put it together to come up with the new and basically after that we just kept I just worked with my coach Lionel and it was basically putting a long time and and just putting the law of hours into try and fix fix that. I can pull the ball you now and I can get position. I know I'm doing but the problem was when you've got this problem. Stroke is the pressure you just lose that control. Whether it's you miss pops that you shouldn't miss all you lose a Cuba and they just weren't good enough so it's taught me a lot hard work miano both a lot hot work to really to to get it back and I'm just really pleased that I've managed to do that. You you mentioned the you could feel the problem with your stroke. Is it the sort of thing where you call or or you visit with your coach and you say look. I know I've got this problem. I just don't know how to fix it. Well I'd send I mean when I lived in America all I could do a seven videos but now I'm back in the the UK. I actually come up to me a few times. I've been down to see him and in between all vibe. Numerous phone calls and multiple video sent talk. You know so basically a lot of just chattan just together point heads together trying to working away to actually fix the problem And I don't know what in the end to be honest we don't know exactly what did fix it All whether it would just point practicing trying different strategies and eventually just feeling and finding the again still room for improvement Mike. I do know that within Maestro. Yes absolutely there's still room for improvement. Breasts you know. I do know that it's back to. It's good old sells more or less ninety percent. I'm Oh you I'm fascinated with the idea of having a coach for twenty seven years is that is that sort of thing common with the top level. Let's say top level ladies and well I won't say for that long. No because most of them are playing right now on top level of not even twenty seven. So Oh you know you Chen Su men in your new. I think they are only around. Twenty six twenty seven Max anyway but no minds mainly because of the slipped eh from SNOOKA. I was very fortunate. My parents got me a coach more or less from day. One and Renault only just Coach agent student relationship with Very close friends like family anyway so Even in America we still were on the phone. And what together. Some very lucky to have him. So you figure out that you've got this problem with your stroke and you work with your coach coach. You work with Johan and you think you've got it figured out you know like you said you were having some good finishes you had a second place here through bliss take you and you one occasionally but it didn't seem like you could get over the Hump and win the Big One. But then you had a breakthrough last month. Got It yeah I did a Do we PBA event. And I knew even less she had. I mean I got to a final of China planned and and I got to a fine live the UN event And in both of them you know I'm I could feel the difference. It is a different you can go into tournament of a great result and felt that you play terrible. All you played eight percent of Yogi more. You know you can feel that all you can lose for you know. Second round in the semis or quarters and feel like you know that you playing really well And I would say even lashes will championships lost in the quarters to the eventual winner. Nine eight but I knew I will play him. While under my game will back anew Mastro box so fell to awesome improving over the last two years if not the last year for sure and the results on new would come and I and that's one thing the line will kept saying to mass keep pointing the time. Keep what can improve stroke and the results will come So it's just really about that. Good old Madonna was so go back to the drawing board..

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