4 Of The Best Pool Table Players In History
The game of pool is formally known as pool billiards in Australia and Europe or pocket billiards in North America. It is one of the most popular and sophisticated indoor games in the world and is classified as a cue sport. It is played with six pockets along the rails, and several versions of the game exist across the world. Here is a look at the four of the best pool table players in history.
- Ronnie Monroe Allen
Nicknamed Fast Eddie, Ronnie Monroe Allen was regarded a pool table superstar at the height of his pool shooting career. He was one of the most dominant one pocket players from 1960s to the 1980s. Eddie Kent, a Hall of Famer, cited Monroe as the best one pocket player he ever played. In 2004 he was inducted into the One Pocket Hall of Fame.
- Johnny Archer
He was ranked third in Pool & Billiard Magazine’s ‘Fans’ Top 20 Favourite Players’ poll in 2007. He is sponsored by Scorpion Cues, and this probably explains why he’s nicknamed Scorpion. Johnny Archer won the WPA World Nine-Ball Championships in 1992 & 1997. He also won the International Challenge of Champions in 2006 that accorded him a $50,000 take all cash prize. On June 8, 2009, he was inducted in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.
- Buddy Hall
The International Pool Tour heralded American professional pool player Buddy Hall as a living pool legend. Nicknamed ‘The Rifleman’ for his amazing accuracy, Hall dominated the world of pool billiard for almost thirty years. He is credited with creating the clock system, a technique where the player uses the clock as a mechanism to determine where to aim. The National Billiard News, as well as Pool & Billiards Magazine, named him Player of the Year three times. He is also a member of the International Pool Tour and in 2005, he was inducted in the Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame.
- Earl Strickland
Nicknamed ‘The Pearl,’ Earl Strickland is an American talented and a professional pool player who is also considered one of the best pool players. In addition to his numerous championship achievements and titles, he is also known for his volatile behaviour and outspoken views that make him one of the most controversial players. He is the only player to win the WPA World Nine-Ball Championship two consecutive times. He was inducted in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 2006 and won the 2013 edition of the Turning Stone XXI 9-Ball Championship. This post was sponsored by TR Sports Australia, specialist in selling table tennis tables and pool tables across Australia. Check their pool tables on sale and other quality table tennis tables online.