Billiards team hunts for character over talent at open tryouts

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The Lindenwood Billiards team hosts a tournament earlier this year.
Photo taken from Lindenwood Billiards Facebook Page

Phil Brahm | Lindenlink Managing Editor
Feb. 17, 2016; 12:15 p.m.

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The Lindenwood Billiards team hosts a tournament earlier this year.
Photo taken from Lindenwood Billiards Facebook Page

One of Lindenwood’s most unique sports is looking for new players as they begin preparations for their upcoming season.

The billiards team will be holding open tryouts on Feb. 18, from 6-8 p.m. Those interested in participating must be enrolled at the university and hold a minimum 2.75 GPA.

According to head coach Mark Wilson, he is more concerned about personal character than a potential player’s skills with a pool cue.

“Your current pool skills are not important, but your personal character is of the utmost importance,” Wilson said.

The team holds practices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and competes in several collegiate tournaments each semester.

Tryouts will be held in the Billiards Arena, located inside the Field House. For more information, contact Wilson at [email protected] or visit the team’s Facebook Page.