Pool School in Paradise Hall of Fame Award Presentation

Pool School in Paradise is pleased to announce that Rick Rogers is the initial recipient of the Pool School in Paradise Hall of Fame Award. This year the school will be held August 21-26, 2012 and will be hosted by Belltown Billiards in Seattle, WA. Pool School in Paradise will feature top professional instructors Tony Robles, Ralf Souquet, Mike Massey and Paul Potier.

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Rick Rogers watching and listening intently while Hofstatter explains something important to him.

Rick Rogers was a PSIP student a record 6 times. He was at our first class in Hawaii in 1997 and convinced us to do a second session. Because of Rick, Mike Massey, Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter, and Paul Potier taught 13 Pool School in Paradise (PSIP) sessions between 1997 and 2007. Rick has confirmed that he would attend this year’s Pool School in Paradise (PSIP) 2012 in Seattle so we can present him with his award. It is PSIP’s version of a Hall of Fame award and we call it the “PSIP Life Time Family Member” award. Rick’s great personality and passion for pool helped us create a super atmosphere at every PSIP session he attended. I know that everyone that knew Rick from Pool School in Paradise would agree that he deserves this recognition and award.

To learn more about Pool School in Paradise (PSIP) or any other school offered by Ralf, Tony, Mike, or Paul please visit their web site at Pool School in Paradise or call Paul Potier at 604-803-8396.

Ralf Souquet

Mansing, Germany

Ralf2011 Rick Rogers Receives Pool School in Paradise AwardRalf started playing pool in his parents pub in 1974 when he was 6 years old. He practiced pool 5 hours every day for more than 8 years. At the age of 14, he won the German pupils 8-ball championships for the first time as well as the German Open. In 1985 he won his first European team title followed up by the first individual title in 1986. In 1989 he was elected European Player of the Year for the first time by the readers of the European Pocket Billiard News. Since 1981 he’s won more than 250 tournaments, including 41 German titles and 36 European titles. In 1996 he had one of his most successful years including 4 big wins. They were: The World 9 Ball Team Champions, The International Challenge of Champions 9 Ball Champion, the World Pool Masters 9 Ball Champion, and the World 9 Ball Champion.

In 1997, Ralf received the “Silver Laurel Leave”, the highest distinction for sportsmen in Germany, presented by the German President Roman Herzog, represented by the Minister of Domestic Affairs Manfred Kanther, in Bonn – Bad Godesberg Germany. Ralf Souquet is one of the most successful professional pool players of all time. He is sponsored by Simonis Cloth, Brunswick Tables, Kamui Tips and Chalk, Universal Cues, and Predator Products. Besides being a perfect gentleman and great ambassador of our great sport, Ralf’s solid fundamentals and knowledge of how to win will make him an invaluable asset to the PSIP team. You will find Ralf very approachable, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and determined to help you become a better player.
For more information about Ralf visit his web site at www.souquet.de

Mike Massey

Park City Utah, USA

Mike Rick Rogers Receives Pool School in Paradise AwardMike Massey, the “Tennessee Tarzan,” is widely consid Read more ...