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Welcome to The CueZone Podcast. Interested in Snooker, Pool, Billiards, Professionals, Amateurs, Ladies (WLBS), World Seniors, Disability (WDBS), Broadcasters, Club Owners, and much much more? Of course! This Podcast is your one stop where you will learn everything about our incredible industry from backstage with the people that make the Snooker scene what it is. The CueZone Podcast is for anyone who is interested in Snooker, wants to be involved within the Snooker industry or who has a passion for coaching and developing their snooker game. Hosted by a WPBSA World Snooker coach, business owner and friend to many within the industry, Rob Reed can show you around every part that makes snooker what it is today. You’ll discover how to play snooker from listening to Rob's coaching workshops and private lessons, you will hear from the key decision makers at the top of the association boards and you will hear the stories of the world renown faces of Snooker. Direct, challenging, provocative & loaded with useable information for all ages and levels of snooker, social players, club league players, amateurs or professionals. If you desire to improve and get inspired or just want to build on your understanding of the snooker game and industry, then The CueZone Podcast is for you - “You must first Invest in yourself, before you can Improve; THEN, and only then, will you Inspire others.” - Rob Reed

Welcome to The CueZone Podcast. Interested in Snooker, Pool, Billiards, Professionals, Amateurs, Ladies (WLBS), World Seniors, Disability (WDBS), Broadcasters, Club Owners, and much much more? Of course! This Podcast is your one stop where you will learn everything about our incredible industry from backstage with the people that make the Snooker scene what it is. The CueZone Podcast is for anyone who is interested in Snooker, wants to be involved within the Snooker industry or who has a passion for coaching and developing their snooker game. Hosted by a WPBSA World Snooker coach, business owner and friend to many within the industry, Rob Reed can show you around every part that makes snooker what it is today. You’ll discover how to play snooker from listening to Rob's coaching workshops and private lessons, you will hear from the key decision makers at the top of the association boards and you will hear the stories of the world renown faces of Snooker. Direct, challenging, provocative & loaded with useable information for all ages and levels of snooker, social players, club league players, amateurs or professionals. If you desire to improve and get inspired or just want to build on your understanding of the snooker game and industry, then The CueZone Podcast is for you - “You must first Invest in yourself, before you can Improve; THEN, and only then, will you Inspire others.” - Rob Reed
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Welcome to The CueZone Podcast. Interested in Snooker, Pool, Billiards, Professionals, Amateurs, Ladies (WLBS), World Seniors, Disability (WDBS), Broadcasters, Club Owners, and much much more? Of course! This Podcast is your one stop where you will learn everything about our incredible industry from backstage with the people that make the Snooker scene what it is. The CueZone Podcast is for anyone who is interested in Snooker, wants to be involved within the Snooker industry or who has a passion for coaching and developing their snooker game. Hosted by a WPBSA World Snooker coach, business owner and friend to many within the industry, Rob Reed can show you around every part that makes snooker what it is today. You’ll discover how to play snooker from listening to Rob's coaching workshops and private lessons, you will hear from the key decision makers at the top of the association boards and you will hear the stories of the world renown faces of Snooker. Direct, challenging, provocative & loaded with useable information for all ages and levels of snooker, social players, club league players, amateurs or professionals. If you desire to improve and get inspired or just want to build on your understanding of the snooker game and industry, then The CueZone Podcast is for you - “You must first Invest in yourself, before you can Improve; THEN, and only then, will you Inspire others.” - Rob Reed

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Episodes

#017 Starting Out: The Most Effective Way

3/26/2019
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Show Notes Available Soon Show your support to The CueZone Podcast via patreon.com and get early access to each new episode, free resources through an exclusive group and the chance to be at the live recording of our season finale. Resources www.inthecuezone.com www.inthecuezone.com/masterclass Published 26 March 2019 About the host Rob Reed is a World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) World Snooker accredited snooker coach, the founder of RR Cue Cases and...

Duration:00:37:40

#016 Ash Hugill: Getting A Pro Tour Card

3/11/2019
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Did you know that you can play in professional snooker tournaments even if you aren’t a professional? If you want to find out how, listen to this week’s episode where Rob Reed talks to Ash Hugill, an up and coming professional snooker player. Ash gives away the secret of breaking into the professional tournaments early on in your snooker career and gives his unique insight into setting goals. Short term goals are a focus for Ash. Ash qualified through Cue School for a two year tour card...

Duration:00:34:27

#015 Cue School: Learning Through Games

2/25/2019
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When was the last time you went out and played? I bet you thought playtime was just for kids? Well, just as kids learn through play, so can snooker players learn great technique through playing games. Learning does not have to be boring. In fact, you are more likely to learn more about great technique in cue sports through games. In this Q School coaching episode Rob reveals how you can vastly improve your skill in cue sports by learning through games. Rob gives his take on the four...

Duration:00:38:39

#014 Dennis Taylor: The 45 Year Snooker Thrill

2/11/2019
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Tune in to hear the legendary Dennis Taylor talk about his passion for snooker. Dennis chats to host Rob Reed about snooker in the 60s right up to the present day. Hear how he got his start in Ireland at age 9. Listen as he tells the tale of working 12 hour days to then go and practice snooker for hours into the evening. And look out for the exciting tale of how in 1974 he quit his job and with £270 in the bank and two small children in tow, he paid his way and flew to Canada to end up...

Duration:00:42:48

#013 How to Get Better Than Anyone Else

1/28/2019
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Do you struggle to improve your snooker game even though you put in hours of practice? Ever wondered why you aren’t getting the results you crave? Well in this episode Rob Reed breaks down how your snooker practice sessions can transform your game, no matter what level you play at. He provides simple, easy to use tips on what to do and what not to do in your practice sessions. Rob talks about dedicated snooker practice sessions and he provides an A, B, C D formula for how to do this. He...

Duration:00:24:22

#012 Antoni Tuniewicz: Owning A Snooker Club

1/14/2019
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In this week’s episode, Rob Reed speaks to Antoni Tuniewicz one of the owners of the Tradewell Snooker Club in Hull. Antoni is passionate about cue games; snooker in particular. He is a strong advocate for people enjoying snooker while they learn how to play it really well and is a WPBSA World Snooker trained coach. Antoni believes atmosphere is key in a snooker hall. No more bleak and dreary clubs filled with smoke; Antoni has transformed Tradewell into a welcoming environment through the...

Duration:00:30:49

#011 Cue School: Adjusting and Trusting Your Technique

12/31/2018
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Rob Reed conducts a one-to-one coaching session with his student Jack who has been playing for many years getting breaks of up to 80 but he has never been able to crack that century break on the snooker table. Recently, before Jack came to see Rob, he dedicated himself to improve his cue action and learning technique; but, like many players, he had tweaked part of his technique which ended up working against the rest of his game. The result was a massive drop in consistent breaks and even...

Duration:00:21:39

#010 WDBS: Advancing Disability in Snooker

12/17/2018
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Rob talks to Nigel Mawer, chair of the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) and vice-chair of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA, and Mike Gillespie, a WPBSA World Snooker coach and WDBS player, about snooker bidding for the Paralympics and the Deaflympics, and some nifty new technology that is allowing disabled snooker players in the UK to play virtual games against their counterparts in China. Show your support to The CueZone Podcast via patreon.com...

Duration:00:33:24

#009 Selecting Your Perfect Cue; The Dos & Don'ts

12/10/2018
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Host and coach Rob Reed talks you through his three dos and don’ts in buying a snooker cue, whether you buy off-the-shelf or bespoke (but not online) and whether it’s your first cue or a lifetime cue. He also discusses the elements that make up a cue, from the butt to the shaft and splice, getting the length right and whether you should buy a jointed or one-piece cue. And that all-important question: how much should you pay for a snooker cue? Get involved with The CueZone Podcast: join the...

Duration:00:33:00

#008 Jason Francis: A Legends Journey with Ronnie O'Sullivan

12/3/2018
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Promoter Jason Francis, creator of Snooker Legends and the World Seniors Tour, talks about going from his childhood love of snooker to acting and children’s theatre before “trading on nostalgia” by creating the Snooker Legends exhibitions for retired and current players. He discusses his years working with friend Ronnie O’Sullivan and how he will always be linked to Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, who played his last game at Snooker Legends. Get involved with The CueZone Podcast: join the...

Duration:00:46:16

#007 Cue School: The Angle On Long Potting

11/26/2018
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Host and snooker coach Rob Reed gives you a fly-on-the-wall view of a private coaching session focused on long potting: he takes his client, and you, through getting the pre-shot routine right, doing warm-up exercises (and why you should always do them even if you’re just playing with mates) and how using a ghost ball aid can help you get the angle just right. Get involved with The CueZone Podcast: join the Facebook community to ask any questions or give your feedback or go to...

Duration:00:21:51

#006 Sarah McManus: Female Referee Gets Contentious

11/19/2018
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Sarah McManus talks about being a female referee in the predominantly male world of snooker and how it’s changing thanks to the #metoo movement and about some of the hardest rules in the book - the miss rule, the push shot, the simultaneous hit and judging what to do about ungentlemanly conduct. She also talks about family, and how the snooker community helped her heal after the death of her son. Get involved with The CueZone Podcast: join the Facebook community to ask any questions or...

Duration:00:39:43

#005 Snooker's Impact on Mental Health

11/12/2018
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Rob Reed is interviewed by BBC journalist Kal Sajad for the Get Inspired section of BBC Sport for a lengthy - and very personal - discussion about the positive effect snooker can have on mental health. Rob talks about how he got into snooker, thanks to his dad, how he turned to snooker when working in Germany and how the sport proved a form of escapism when he hit mental health issues. Snooker can be a great sport for personal development and self-understanding, he says, and became his...

Duration:00:29:35

#004 Rob Walker: Boy On The Baize

11/12/2018
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Rob Walker, the voice of snooker and creator of the catchphrase “let’s get the boys on the baize”, tells The CueZone how he made it as a broadcaster and master of ceremonies, the part luck played in his career and why he always wanted to commentate on the athletics. He describes how he coins nicknames such as The Thunder From Down Under and why hugs from Steve Davis shaped two of his best memories of hosting snooker. Get involved with The CueZone Podcast: join the Facebook community to ask...

Duration:00:44:07

#003 Cue School: Pre-Shot Routine

11/12/2018
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Host and snooker coach Rob Reed talks about pre-shot routine in this live-recorded workshop for the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) body, talking to a mixture of able-bodied and disabled players aiming to improve the consistency of their game. Whatever routine you have, says Rob, it must be consistent, setting you up for every shot so you deliver the cue the same way every time and get the result you want every single time. A system is possible for everyone: you’ll change it -...

Duration:00:25:57

#002 Gary Filtness: How Coaching Works

11/12/2018
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This very special podcast is The CueZone’s first ever guest podcast, with snooker coach and ex-professional player Gary Filtness, and is dedicated to the memory of Billy O’Connor. Teen prodigy Billy died in 2015 after a four-year battle with cancer, having raised money for Teenage Cancer Trust the previous year in a 24-hour snooker marathon while undergoing chemotherapy. He was sponsored by Grove Leisure Academy, of which Gary is head coach. Gary tells The CueZone he got into coaching...

Duration:00:40:34

#001 The 6 Traits of Snooker Champions

11/12/2018
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This is CueZone’s very first episode and host Rob Reed, a snooker coach, uses it to dispense some wisdom about what he believes you need to make it to the top of your game, whether that be snooker or anything else. In no particular order, they are mindset, knowledge, technique, patience, personality and (cheating here) the 3Ds - discipline, dedication and determination. So eight really… And if you want more - Rob says a champion should also have passion, be personable, gracious, humble...

Duration:00:20:58