Category Archives: Player Spotlight

Pool Player Spolight! Recognizing stellar progression or accomplishments in the pool and billiards world. Each player represents the heart, determination and focus it takes to stay on the grind. These players are making things happen!

Taking Down the Florida Pool Tour at Capone’s – Raymond Linares Recalls the Journey to the Top

Taking Down the Florida Pool Tour at Capone’s – Raymond Linares Recalls the Journey to the Top

The four time National Champion recaps his last Florida Pool Tour 9-ball win, talks about future plans and goals, and what it means to be … Continue reading

The Pearl vs The Hatchetman Featured in Challenge Match at VIP Billiards on Long Island

The Pearl vs The Hatchetman Featured in Challenge Match at VIP Billiards on Long Island

Two American greats and former Mosconi Cup teammates, Earl Strickland and Dennis Hatch, have hit the road together to put on exhibition tour. On March … Continue reading

Steve Markle’s Trick Shot Breakdown – Player Q&A with Tim Chin

Steve Markle’s Trick Shot Breakdown – Player Q&A with Tim Chin

Las Vegas-based artistic pool player Tim “The Dragon” Chin has made his mark as one of the top young talents competing today. I had recently … Continue reading

24 Hours in the Life of A Pool Hustler’s Daughter – Hall of Fame Honors Freddy the Beard

24 Hours in the Life of A Pool Hustler’s Daughter – Hall of Fame Honors Freddy the Beard

Having a lasting impact that crosses generations is a feat that few sports stars achieve, but when it happens, their stories are often retold time … Continue reading

New York’s Pool Community Mourns the Loss of Top Player Joey Kong

New York’s Pool Community Mourns the Loss of Top Player Joey Kong

On Tuesday, February 3, the New York-tristate pool community lost a member of its extended family, top open-caliber player Joey Kong, also known by his … Continue reading

John Schmidt’s Future in Pool – An Editorial

John Schmidt’s Future in Pool – An Editorial

It has been well-documented that John Schmidt conceded a game in the George Fels Straight Pool Challenge to Jayson Shaw a couple of days ago … Continue reading

Steve Markle’s Weekly Trick Shot Breakdown – A Classic Video from Pavel Poledno

Steve Markle’s Weekly Trick Shot Breakdown – A Classic Video from Pavel Poledno

Here is one of the first trick shot videos that I saw when I began to shoot pool at a young age. The video was … Continue reading

Shane Van Boening Statistical Summary for the Derby Bigfoot 10-Ball

Shane Van Boening Statistical Summary for the Derby Bigfoot 10-Ball

Van Boening’s statistics below are certainly notable, but what is even more impressive is his work ethic – he was seen practicing well past midnight … Continue reading

My Pick for the 2014 Amateur Pool Player of the Year – Melinda Bailey

My Pick for the 2014 Amateur Pool Player of the Year – Melinda Bailey

I am happy to announce that Melinda Bailey is my choice for Pool’s Amateur Player of the Year in 2014! Amateur pool is the backbone … Continue reading

Player Spotlight – Crystal McCormick Gears Up for the 2015 WPBA Regional Tour Championship

Player Spotlight – Crystal McCormick Gears Up for the 2015 WPBA Regional Tour Championship

This weekend, January 9-11, top female players from around the U.S. and beyond will gather at Breakers Sky Lounge & Billiards in Herndon, Virginia for … Continue reading

We’ll Have To Adapt To Boisterous Blackpool – Feijen Talks Mosconi Cup XXI

We’ll Have To Adapt To Boisterous Blackpool – Feijen Talks Mosconi Cup XXI

As the #1-ranked player on the WPA World Rankings for the year 2014, Niels “The Terminator” Feijen will be returning to defend Team Europe’s status … Continue reading

Player Spotlight – 11-Year-Old Luca Tomassetti Debuts at the Verhoeven Open

Player Spotlight – 11-Year-Old Luca Tomassetti Debuts at the Verhoeven Open

I’d like to introduce you to an up-and-coming three cushion player from Pittsburgh, PA.  Luca Tomassetti is an 11-year-old sixth grader who loves to have … Continue reading

Heart Surgery Successful for Kelly Fisher

Heart Surgery Successful for Kelly Fisher

Following her open heart surgery on July 22, news has been released that WPA World #2-ranked Kelly Fisher is doing well on her way to … Continue reading

Jim Rempe & Frank Stellman Inducted into the 14.1 Straight Pool Hall of Fame

Jim Rempe & Frank Stellman Inducted into the 14.1 Straight Pool Hall of Fame

The World Tournament of 14.1 is now less than two short weeks away…and with it will come the 4th Annual Straight Pool Hall of Fame … Continue reading

Action Mash-Up Predator Tour Stop #9

Super Billiards Expo 2015 – Action Mash-Up Day 1 Part 1

Super Billiards Expo 2015 – Day 1 Action Mash-Up #2

Super Billiards Expo 2015 – Day 2 Action Mash-Up

Super Billiards Expo Video – Action Mash-Up Day 2, Part 2

2015 Super Billiards Expo – Day 3 Action Mash-Up Part 1

Flashback Video: Super Billiards Expo 2014 – Event Highlight Experience Mashup…

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