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#134: Ball Breakers

by Mark Isero


Ball Breakers

Renée Mata plays nine-ball on the West Coast Women’s Tour and has dreams of making it to the American Poolplayers Association Championships. Right now she competes against 30 women at Billiard Palacade, a pool hall one block from my house in the Crocker Amazon. This is an article about billiards and women of color and trans women and what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated sport. The photos and videos are maybe even better than the words. ⏳⏳


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