Cindy Sliva

Birthday:

Apr. 4, 1977

Sponsor:

Malarkey's, a.k.a. City Lights, Tacoma, WA and Golden Fleece, Kenmore, WA

Years competing:

8 years playing, 3 years in NWPA

Titles/accomplishments

1st Place, NWPA, The Parlor Year End, 2009, 2nd overall points 2009
1st Place, NWPA, Jillians, 2009
1st Place & 2nd Place, Women's Master 9 ball & 8 ball, ACS Regionals 2009
1st Place, Scotch Doubles, ACS Regionals 2009
1st Place, Women's Teams, ACS Regionals 2009
9-12th, 2009 RTC, The Parlor, 2008
13-16th, BCA Nationals 2008
1st Place, NWPA, Salem 2008, 2nd overall points 2008

Cue: Dave Jones Custom Cue
Predator Break Cue
Case: A hand me down case from Eddie. I'm not sure what it is.
Table: 9 ft Gold Crowns at Malarkey's
Pool room(s):

Malarkey's, Golden Fleece, and PJ Pockets

Last book read:

"The House at Sugar Beach" by Helene Cooper

Favorite movie:

"Usual Suspects", "The Incredibles", and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (I'm all over the place with those picks!)

What's playing on your iPod?

Two of my all time favorite songs are Greatful Dead's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine", but I don't have an iPod. I'm not very technologically savvy. My music taste is all over the place just like my movie taste. I like whatever strikes me but tend to lead toward singer/songwriter material.

How did you start playing pool?

My brother's APA 8 ball team was rated too high so they needed a SL2 on the team. I joined his team and eventually started to learn how to play. Still trying to learn!

Do you have any advice for beginners?

-Don't be easily discouraged or too emotional, it will hold you back and make you weak.
-Be a student and watch great pool be played in addition to playing, it's a free lesson.
-Respect the game, equipment, yourself and others. and most importantly...
-Don't stay up all hours of the night and show up to NWPA events late. You will lose valuable points!

Favorite pro:

Efren Reyes of course!