Pool School in Paradise

Ralf Souquet, Ewa Laurance

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 6-10, 2013 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. 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. This year PSIP will be at Belltown Billiards in Seattle, Washington. 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, Ewa Mataya Laurance, Jerry Briesath, 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, Ewa, Jerry, or Paul please visit their web site at www.poolschoolinparadise.net or call Paul Potier at 1-587-580-7665.