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When Knight Falls: Today The8knights learned more in one morning than they did in an entire season. We learned about the power of individualism vs the strength of team unity, and on this day when we fell, it wasn't because we were weak but rather because we were young. We played valiant to the very end but as faith would have it, our turn had not yet come. The8knights fell at 33rd place, and out of 357 teams, that in itself was an incredible accomplishment.



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Our Opponents: We played our last match against the Heavyhitters, a wonderful and strong team that came prepared in more ways than one. They had been watching us for some time now and had a basic idea of our line up. However, it was not their strength or techniques that got to us, it was our own fatigue. In the end, the Heavyhitters went on as the victors and would eventually place 5th in the National Team Championships.



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The Last Breakfast: Right after losing to the Heavyhitters we all went to breakfast at the all you can eat buffet in the hotel. This would be our last breakfast together before coming back to New York.



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The Pool Emporium:
After lunch, the team went upstairs, got some rest then when back out again. One of our fist stops was the Pool Emporium located right beside the APA registration area.



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The Pool Emporium Cont.: Here there were a lot of cool things to look at, all billiard related, from cues to balls. In addition, most of the ProAm challenges are done in the Pool Emporium and they always feature pros like Allison and Kelly Fisher.



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Dr. Cue: Further down the hall Dr. Cue was running one of his instructional classes. The things this guy can do with a cue seems almost on real.



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Dr. Cue Cont.: He also ran an artistic pool tournament during the next session that was out of this world.



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The Final Look: This would be the last time the team would visit the LTC room. Right about now the 8-ball teams were getting ready to start while the playoffs for the 9-ball teams were being situated upstairs.



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