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Leisure activity turns into new organization on campus

By Denzel Speights
On February 20, 2014

The PV Pool Sharks have emerged on the campus of the purple and gold.
Its founder and President, Darion White led the organization. "We all had a passion for pool. We one at a time started buying are own pool sticks, and we started seeing each other get serious in game and we were like 'hey let's start an organization...'
Mainly the PV Pool Sharks are opening with anybody who has an interest in playing pool, whether if they're beginners or experts.
"Really there's no experience necessary. You just got to come with an open sprit, an open mind; and to come and really understand the sport, whether it's for competition or for fun, really it's to come out and have a good time." said vice president of the PV Pool Sharks, sophomore Rodger Thomas III.
For students to participate, PV pool sharks insists that students must a have a 2.5 GPA.
Even though they are not an official team yet, the Sharks are planning to play collegiate schools. They are in the works in playing against LoneStar in Cypress. They also started negotiations to start a game with TSU, HCC, Blinn, and Southern University.
To play against these schools, the PV Pool Sharks have setup preliminary rounds within the organization. The purpose of the preliminary rounds is to let everyone have to get a spot to play. It's basically a tryout.
The games that will be played, are a combination of 8 and 9 ball.
Shark's members freshman business major Eric Webster, who has been playing for three years, said that he's looking forward to meet new friends and being able to play other skill players.
He said would like to play other schools from SWAC.
Even though the PV Pool Sharks are in their inaugural year, the organization shows great promise in the interest they are stirring around campus.
"It's basically just a learning experience for people," said Jay Pettis, advisor for the PV Pool Sharks. He said that, "You can bring in fresh faces that never played pool before in their life. They've seen people play pool, they're interested and things like that and they really just want to learn it." Pettis added that he liked that the organization focused on learning the history of how to play Billiards.
This week The PV Pool Sharks are starting their preliminary rounds Saturday at 11 in the pool hall in the MSC game room.
They are scheduled to play Lone Star by the end of February or the beginning of March.
For more information about the PV Pool Sharks you can either see an officer roaming around in the MSC Game Room or at their next meeting, which is on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.in the Game Room


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