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Maine Billiards Champion Brings Skill to Blaine House

August 19, 2011

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 19, 2011
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Taylor Reynolds and Governor LePage

Augusta, Maine – A Winslow teen is taking on the Governor – in a game of pool. But Taylor Reynolds doesn’t need any pointers from Governor Paul LePage.

Reynolds, daughter of Steve and Tammy Reynolds, is a U.S. Billiards Champion. Taylor learned her craft initially at home with dad on their own table. Then she practiced and played many old timers at TJ’s Billiards, the family-owned pool hall located Waterville, Maine.

Reynolds, who is an honor student, on Friday, visited the Blaine House to meet Governor LePage and talk about her upcoming trip to the World Pool-Billiard Association World Junior 9-Ball Championships. The two chatted in the game room where a pool table prominently sits. “You’re going to whip me!” joked Governor LePage as Reynolds offered to set the table.

Reynolds, recently, took the title at the Billiard Education Foundation’s National Championship in Illinois. Now, she will represent the United States at the World Junior 9-Ball Championships in Keilce, Poland, August 31 through September 3. “I’m nervous and excited,” Reynolds said with a smile. “This is an opportunity for me to move on to the next level and compete with the World’s best billiards players.”

The Governor lost a close match with the champ at the Blaine House and urged her to “bring home the gold.” Before leaving, Taylor presented Governor LePage with a new cue stick and encouraged him to keep practicing. “She’s good, real good. She will represent Maine and the U.S. well.” Governor LePage said.

Taylor’s winning cue sticks from tournaments are currently being raffled at TJ’s Billiards. All proceeds will help fund her trip to Poland. For more information about the upcoming tournament visit http://www.billiardeducation.org/ or if you would like to support Taylor Reynolds in her fundraising effort visit TJ’s Billiards, Airport Road, Waterville.

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