Our occasional series "My Spot" celebrates personal experiences with special places in California.
"Pros pocket balls so cleanly that you can almost hear it in the click of the balls," says Chuck Goettsche, a 66-year-old carpenter and regular pool player at The Broken Rack in Emeryville.
"It's a pool hall with a bar, as opposed to a bar with a pool table," Goettsche explains.
For Goettsche, playing pool is an art. He's able to apply his carpenter skills -- using different angles to pocket balls, either through hitting a bank shot or using the physics of the interaction of the balls to move into an ideal position.