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!

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

Kelly Fisher to Have Open Heart Surgery

Kelly Fisher to Have Open Heart Surgery

While multiple-time World Champion & WPBA Champion Kelly Fisher was slated to compete with team Great Britain in the upcoming World Team Championships in Beijing, … Continue reading

Why I Love the APA – A Story by Jeff Michaud

Why I Love the APA – A Story by Jeff Michaud

Every pool player, no matter their skill level, has a story to tell…a moment that they will never forget, or a lesson learned that helped … Continue reading

The Latest from American Billiard Radio – A Few Words About Freddy “The Beard”

The Latest from American Billiard Radio – A Few Words About Freddy “The Beard”

On June 18, 2014 the world lost one of pool’s most talented and fascinating figures, Freddy “The Beard” Bentivegna. The Chicago-based player and writer had a … Continue reading

Interview with Defending World 9-Ball Champion Thorsten Hohmann

Interview with Defending World 9-Ball Champion Thorsten Hohmann

In the 2014 edition of the WPA World 9-Ball Championships, defending champion Thorsten Hohmann will attempt to repeat in Doha, Qatar, where the event will … Continue reading

NYC Grind’s Newest Contributor Jamison Neu – Be the Change You Want to See in Pool

NYC Grind’s Newest Contributor Jamison Neu – Be the Change You Want to See in Pool

NYC Grind is pleased to introduce our newest contributor, Jamison Neu. For over two decades, Jamison has been contributing to the greater landscape of pool’s … Continue reading

Pool in the Mainstream – Ewa Laurance Featured on Bloomberg News at NYC’s Blatt Billiards

Pool in the Mainstream – Ewa Laurance Featured on Bloomberg News at NYC’s Blatt Billiards

Talent, personality, and stunning beauty…it could be said that one of pool’s great champions, BCA Hall of Famer & WPBA star Ewa Laurance, is the full … Continue reading

Pool in the Mainstream – Shane Van Boening’s Story Featured on PBS

Pool in the Mainstream – Shane Van Boening’s Story Featured on PBS

Known as one of the hardest-working pros in pool today, three-time US Open 9-Ball Champion “The South Dakota Kid” Shane Van Boening was put in … Continue reading

Pool in the Mainstream – Earl Strickland Gets His Close-Up in the New York Times

Pool in the Mainstream – Earl Strickland Gets His Close-Up in the New York Times

As far as pool players go, one would be hard-pressed to find a more qualified candidate for a New York Times ‘character study’ feature than … Continue reading

NYC Grind Announces New Trick Shot Contributor Steve Markle

NYC Grind Announces New Trick Shot Contributor Steve Markle

Photo courtesy Poison by Predator. Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Steve Markle has become known as one of the most impressive young talents in the … Continue reading

MAXIM.com Spotlights Karl Boyes at the Mosconi Cup in 1-On-1 Sports Video

MAXIM.com Spotlights Karl Boyes at the Mosconi Cup in 1-On-1 Sports Video

As pool’s dedicated followers worldwide watched the 2013 Mosconi Cup go down at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas earlier this month, one … Continue reading

Pool in the News – Junior Phenom Sergio Rivas Featured in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Pool in the News – Junior Phenom Sergio Rivas Featured in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

From time to time, local newspapers and television stations take time out to spotlight some of the bright talent we have in the world of … Continue reading

Super News Spotlight: Predator Tour Stop #14 @ Amsterdam Billiards… Amateur + Open Pro Event Breakdown from NYC Grind on Vimeo.

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