Question: What would you say is the most important piece of billiards advice you have ever received?
Answer: That would probably have to to play for the love of the game. Really study and appreciate how amazing it is, and know that you never stop learning. The other great advice I learned along the way was to work on my fundamentals. I thought that was a waste of time for many years, but when it comes down to it, you can have all the knowledge in the world, but if you are not in the correct position, all shots are missable.
–Ewa Mataya Laurance is one of the most visible superstars in the history of pocket billiards. Known as The Striking Viking, she took the billiard world by storm since she moved to the US from her native Sweden.
Following her childhood dream of becoming the best in the world, she continues to be a dominant presence on the international billiard scene. Ewa is the current International and World Cup Trick Shot Champion, the holder of multiple World and US Open 9-ball titles, and has also won the Swedish, European and US National Championships in her incredible career. A former # 1 ranked player in the world, Ewa has received Player of the Year honors, been named WPBA Sportsperson of the Year, and in 2004, was inducted into the prestigious Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.
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