Let’s shoot some pool


Caryana Dominguez

Kendal Clemetson plays very carefully while competing against others in the Billiards Club 8 Ball Tournament, in UC-Warhawk Alley.

Brian Gale, Assistant Editor of Arts and Recreation

If you are looking to improve your billiards skill or want to meet people who enjoy playing pool, the UW-W Billiards Club might be just what you’re looking for. The team is currently looking for new members as well as officers for next year.

The club meets once a week on Tuesdays for about two hours. During the meetings the group hangs out and plays pool. It’s a good way to meet new people who like to play the game as well as getting a chance to take a break from academics and have a good time. The cost is also free instead of having to pay.  The club also likes to host tournaments and other different types of events. Those usually happen once every three weeks.

“All are welcome, we take anybody with any experience. You don’t have to be a pro billiards player to show up. When I joined I could count on one hand the number of games I’ve played. And I ended up going to a national tournament. So it’s a good opportunity to find something new and meet new people,” said senior co-president Kendal Clemetson.  

The club doesn’t require a certain amount of experience, but they do have competitions that you can take part in. One of these being the ACUI tournament. However with COVID it’s been hard to get those competitions in. And are currently exploring options for future competitions and events. Even looking to host a few.

But for now the club remains as a great way to get practice and meet new people. 

“When I first transferred to whitewater my sophomore year I didn’t have any friends. So I played pool for like eight hours a day and then heard about the club. So I joined and made some new friends. The club was a great way to do that,” said member Noah Parluski.

If this interests you, learn more about the UW-W Billiards Club at https://uww.presence.io/organization/billiards-club