Learn all about the legends of pool who have shaped the game we know and love today. Find out who are the greatest pool players of all time!
For many, the greatest thrill in the game of pool is matching wits and skill against a worthy opponent. But even among pool aficionados, there are some players whose reputations as legends of the game have stood the test of time. Learn all about these champions of pool who are considered to be some of the greatest players ever!
Willie Mosconi: King of the Bankshot.
Willie Mosconi is known as the undisputed King of 15-Ball Pool. He holds a record which still stands today of running 526 consecutive balls without a miss, an accomplishment that won him the world championship in 1954. Willie’s skill at tactics and bankshots earned him incredible international recognition and paved the way for modern pool as we know it.
Loree Jon Jones – Queen of the Table.
Loree Jon Jones is a Pro-pool player and trick shot artist who earned the nickname of “The Queen of the Table” due to her impressive talent. She won the World Trick Shot Championship in 1999 and before retiring from professional tournaments in 2005, she racked up fourteen WPBA titles. Her smooth strokes and amazing finesse are an inspiration for present-day players.
Mike Massey: Trick Shot Master.
Mike Massey is an American pool player and trick shot artist who is considered a master of the game. His mastery of the table earned him a reputation as one of the best pool players in the world. Thousands of people have seen his famous trick shot video, featuring shots that defy physics. He has been featured on TV programs such as ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic, World Trick Shot Championship and Most Outrageous Trick Shots.
Earl Strickland: “The Modern Day Great”.
Earl Strickland is one of the most respected pool players in the world and often referred to as a “modern day great” of the sport. He has won numerous awards and titles in his decades-long career at international, professional and semi-professional competitions. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress Hall of Fame in 2016 and is widely considered one of the greatest pool players of all time.
Jeanette Lee: The Black Widow.
Jeanette Lee is one of the most iconic pool players in the world, often referred to as the Black Widow. She has become an international celebrity, having won over 40 national and international titles including the Grand Prix Tour and U.S Open Championships. In 1998, she was inducted into the Billiard Congress Hall of Fame and is heralded all around the world as one of the best, if not the greatest pool player of all time.