Nine-ball from the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
In the September 2009 Program Spotlight, we highlighted the 29th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games that took place in Spokane, Washington, this past summer. This month, we continue sharing exciting sport footage with video and interviews from the Nine-ball competition.
To watch this month's featured sport, click on the link below:
Stay tuned in the following weeks for video clips featuring other sport competitions from the Games.
Video Captions are in text format below:
My name is Terry Rock; I'm from Norwalk, Ohio. I've been shooting pool before I got hurt but I've gotten better sitting in a chair shooting pool. That's one sport I've gotten better at, actually sitting down than standing up. And other sports I'm still getting better at, it's taking some time. This is one sport I've enjoyed sitting on my butt. The elimination is single elimination. You've got to win two out the three games. It's a nine ball tournament, there's three different levels. There's a novice level, there's an open level and there's a masters level. As you win, you go through brackets until you reach the top three matches, which is for bronze, silver and gold. And then you play it off, the final match will be for the gold medal.
My name is Roger Sloan and I'm participating in nine ball. It's a two game elimination, best two out of three. Winner stays, loser goes. After the second round you go for the medal round. Dear God if I win the medal or not, I'm still the winner just being here.