Started off 2009 With Another Title
Going into the fall season and coming off an outstanding
trip from the Local Team Championships in Vegas, T8k
had no idea of what to expect next. The squad had
just been revamped and now only three veteran members
were on board.
On the first day of play the captain hosted a meeting
with the new team which outlined all the rules and
expectations of being a knight. These rules were the
foundation upon which the knights were governed. These
rules, if followed correctly, he explained, could
turn an ordinary team into champions. And so said,
so done. The knights entered the toughest division
in the Brooklyn/Queens APA league and emerged as victors
There were eleven teams competing in division 21/23
for 8 and 9ball and still T8k made it to the playoffs
in both. Going Into the first round they would lose
in 9 but remained strong in 8. They would eventually
defeat two of the toughest teams in the division to
earn their 8th title in the APA.
Written by: Vincent
Mack Pulls Off One For The Team
also known as 'J. Mackodocious' brought
home the title for his team (The8knights) on Tuesday
January 27th, 2009 in the
finals of the Brooklyn/Queens APA division championships
at Park Slope Billiards.
"J. Mack was on fire" said one of his teammates.
"He was making shots that truly defied logic".
When the finals started, Julius had no idea he would
be playing. There were a lot of stronger players on
the team so he assumed he would be sitting this one
His captain however saw it different. "J. Mack
is an experienced playoff candidate and I knew going
into the finals we would need him. From my experience,
it takes more than just skills to perform at that
level and J. Mack was one of the few on this fairly
new squad who had the right formula".
Both competitors would end up on the hill but it was
J. Mack who would pull off the victory that would
go down as one of The8knight's greatest.
With this victory, said captain Vincent Morris, the8knights
have proven once again, that a team is only as strong
as its weakest player.
by: Vincent Morris