Category Archives of : Pool Players

Line Kjorsvik

Line Kjorsvik
Hailing from the town of Trondheim in Norway, Line Kjorsvik began playing pool at the age of 14. There was a 7-foot table at her school, and she enjoyed being the only girl playing—and beating the boys. Line is a five-time champion of Europe and has been the number-one-ranked woman in Europe.
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Jasmin Ouschan

Jasmin Ouschan
Hailing from Klagenfurt, Austria, Jasmin Ouschan was born January 10, 1986. Her parents owned a pool hall, and she began playing pool at the age of 6. She burst onto the U.S. women’s pool scene in 2006 when she took first place over Allison Fisher at the 9-Ball Championships in Las Vegas, NV. […]

Dr. J. R. Calvert, Ph.D.

Dr. J.R. Calvert Publisher and InsidePOOL Magazine Founder Dr. J.R. Calvert (Ph.D.), entrepreneur, inventor, publisher, photographer, and author started playing pool at the age of 15. He also started to attend college at this time. With hard work and practice, he quickly honed his game, rising to the top of the local ranks in Pittsburgh, […]

Vicki Paski

Vicki PaskiKnown as “Diamond Vic,” Vicki Paski went pro in 1975. She was born October 16 in Lansing, MI. Paski holds numerous state and national titles.Naming Youth Enrichment Service, Inc. as her charity, Paski plays with a Huebler cue. She states that her favorite training drill is shooting long, straight-in shots. Visit her website at […]

Maureen Seto

Maureen SetoKnown simply as “Mo,” Maureen Seto was born May 22. She is sponsored by Cognoscenti Cues and Dorian Harewood’s “Strictly Blackjack” video. Seto first played in a professional event in 1995, going pro the year afterward. She is a world amateur snooker champion and a Canadian champion in both 9-ball and snooker.

Helena Thornfeldt

Helena ThornfeldtAll the way from Borlange, Sweden, Helena Thornfeldt has made quite an impact on the women’s pro tour. Known as “The Sledgehammer” because of her massive break, Thornfeldt was born April 24 and now lives in Atlanta, GA.Thornfeldt turned pro in 1994 and is currently sponsored by Mr. T’s/DNS Construction, Maurice Chandelier, and Lisa […]

Ronnie “The Rocket” O Sullivan

Ronnie O Sullivan Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan• Born December 5, 1975, in Chigwell, Essex • Reached his first century at 10 years old • British Under-16 champion • 2001 and 2004 World Championship titles in snooker • Has three UK championships • Has an Open title in almost every country in Europe Currently devotes half […]

Shane Van Boening

Shane Van Boening Shane Van Boening was born in 1984 and is considered by most to be the next in line and heir-apparent to the throne of being the best pool player in the US. Shane currently resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he is a partner in Lucky’s, a billiard establishment, located in […]

Hiroshi Takenaka

Hiroshi TakenakaVisit InsidePOOL for the latest news in the sport of billiards and pool and Hiroshi Takenaka. (

Ralf Souquet The Surgeon

Ralf “The Surgeon” Souquet Ralf “The Surgeon” Souquet• Born 1968 in Germany • Professional player since 1991 • Won his first tournament at 14, the German Championship (Juniors category) • European Player of the Year in 1989 • 2006 champion • 2006 World Pool Masters champion • 2003 BCA Open 9-Ball winner • 2002 […]