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!

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

Inside the World of “The Pearl” – The Earl Strickland Story: The Greatest Ever

Inside the World of “The Pearl” – The Earl Strickland Story: The Greatest Ever

Undoubtedly one of the most all-around talented, yet controversial, figures in professional pool, Earl “The Pearl” Strickland has captured the attention and fascination of generations … Continue reading

“The Black Widow” Jeanette Lee set to Appear on ‘Fox & Friends’ This Saturday, December 14

“The Black Widow” Jeanette Lee set to Appear on ‘Fox & Friends’ This Saturday, December 14

Newly-inducted member of the BCA Hall of Fame “The Black Widow” Jeanette Lee is known for being a jet setter…traveling to tournaments and special events … Continue reading

Earl – I’ll Make the Difference: Matchroom Chats with the American Legend Ahead of Mosconi Cup XX

Earl – I’ll Make the Difference: Matchroom Chats with the American Legend Ahead of Mosconi Cup XX

For many years, the record-holder for most US Open 9-Ball titles won, Earl Strickland, was a mainstay of Team USA’s Mosconi Cup roster. In 2013, … Continue reading

Universe Clothing & Accessories Signs Legendary Pool Player Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer as Spokesman

Universe Clothing & Accessories Signs Legendary Pool Player Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer as Spokesman

There are few bigger names in professional pool today than Johnny Archer. World 9-Ball Champion, US Open 9-Ball Champion, Player of the 90′s, and BCA … Continue reading

Scotland’s Jayson Shaw Joins Team Str8 Shots!

Scotland’s Jayson Shaw Joins Team Str8 Shots!

As was announced recently, Jayson Shaw has become the latest player to join on with billiard & dart source Str8 Shots. The young Scottish phenom … Continue reading

Jennifer Barretta & Borana Andoni go Head to Head at VIP Billiards in Long Island on Nov. 9

Jennifer Barretta & Borana Andoni go Head to Head at VIP Billiards in Long Island on Nov. 9

For the second time this year, VIP Billiards in Bayport, NY on Long Island is presenting a challenge match exhibition for area pool fans. On Saturday, … Continue reading

Karen Corr Has Signed on to Team Str8 Shots!

Karen Corr Has Signed on to Team Str8 Shots!

One of the masters of her generation, 2012 BCA Hall of Fame inductee Karen Corr has joined the growing group of players to team up … Continue reading

Eleanor Callado is Newest Member to Team Str8 Shots

Eleanor Callado is Newest Member to Team Str8 Shots

One of the WPBA pro tour’s top rising stars, Eleanor Callado, has recently been announced as joining up with online billiard & dart resource Str8 … Continue reading

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