Monday, 20 May 2013

The Pro Tube

Pretty much every day, for the last six years, I have spent a few minutes searching for a fresh video to feature on our front page. Sometimes it might be a new video from a recent tournament, other times it might be something instructive, sometimes it might not even feature American Pool, but some other discipline, or perhaps it might only have the most tenuous of links to our website's focus... But every day, I go through this ritual selection process - at weekends I try to feature the best live streams from tournaments all over the world, with a particular focus on European events and players.

Some videos don't make the grade because the recording quality isn't sufficiently good enough to grace our front page, other videos may be too rude, or not quite polished enough. Having said that, some videos may be very poor recording quality, but have such fascinating content that they simply have to be shown.

Over the years, I've repeated very little... One that does get a regular airing is Efren Reyes' magical shot from the Color of Money challenge - I'm sure everyone forgives me that  little indulgence. Another is a cartoon of Donald Duck explaining, in his own unmistakable way, the simplicity (and then the complexity) of his own personal diamond system - I just love it. 

Apart from those two videos - and the odd occasion when Pro9 is promoting a featured livestream, we have had a new video every day - that's over 2,000 videos!!!