2012 Pool School in Paradise Announced

Pool School in Paradise is pleased to announce the 2012 schedule. This year the school will be held August 21-26, 2012 and will be hosted by Belltown Billiards in Seattle, WA. Pool School in Paradise will feature top professional instructors Tony Robles, Ralf Souquet, Mike Massey and Paul Potier.

psip 2012 Pool School in Paradise Announced

Pool School in Paradise will be held at Belltown Billiards on August 21-26, 2012. Early registrations receive a discount.

In November 1996 four professional pool players got together to develop a unique concept. These pool players were Allison Fisher, Mike Massey, Gerda Hofstatter and Paul Potier and the concept they developed was Pool School in Paradise. The idea was to offer a chance for pool enthusiasts to spend quality time socializing with and learning from real pocket billiard champions, with the most emphasis on learning.

The school enrollment is limited to 16 students of various skill levels and is held over 5 days, generally in late summer. August 21 to 26, 2012 will be the 12th year of Pool School in Paradise and it has been very successful. In fact almost half of the enrollment each year is repeat students and the school is often full by March.

The first year was on the island of Kauai in Hawaii and the last 10 years have been at the Granville Island Hotel in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Students are welcome and even encouraged to bring a friend or family member to share in the social experiences. This year our instruction team will consist of Ralf Souquet, Mike Massey, Tony Robles and Paul Potier. Thanks to Simonis Cloth, PCC Products, and Belltown Billiards for assisting us in making the entire experience at PSIP professional and enjoyable.

To learn more about Pool School in Paradise (PSIP) or any other school offered by Ralf, Tony, Mike, or Paul please visit their web site at Pool School in Paradise or call Paul Potier at 604-803-8396.

Ralf Souquet

Mansing, Germany

Ralf2011 2012 Pool School in Paradise AnnouncedRalf started playing pool in his parents pub in 1974 when he was 6 years old. He practiced pool 5 hours every day for more than 8 years. At the age of 14, he won the German pupils 8-ball championships for the first time as well as the German Open. In 1985 he won his first European team title followed up by the first individual title in 1986. In 1989 he was elected European Player of the Year for the first time by the readers of the European Pocket Billiard News. Since 1981 he’s won more than 250 tournaments, including 41 German titles and 36 European titles. In 1996 he had one of his most successful years including 4 big wins. They were: The World 9 Ball Team Champions, The International Challenge of Champions 9 Ball Champion, the World Pool Masters 9 Ball Champion, and the World 9 Ball Champion.

In 1997, Ralf received the “Silver Laurel Leave”, the highest distinction for sportsmen in Germany, presented by the German President Roman Herzog, represented by the Minister of Domestic Affairs Manfred Kanther, in Bonn – Bad Godesberg Germany. Ralf Souquet is one of the most successful professional pool players of all time. He is sponsored by Simonis Cloth, Brunswick Tables, Kamui Tips and Chalk, Universal Cues, and Predator Products. Besides being a perfect gentleman and great ambassador of our great sport, Ralf’s solid fundamentals and knowledge of how to win will make him an invaluable asset to the PSIP team. You will find Ralf very approachable, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and determined to help you become a better player.
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