Mike Massey – World Famous Trick Shot Master
Mike Massey, born April 9, 1947,is an American professional pool player, best known as a trick shot artist since the late 1970s, and has given substantial visibility to the sport by traveling the globe to perform exhibitions and compete in a variety of disciplines.
Mike Massey has won professional national and international tournaments in trick shot competition, nine-ball, eight-ball, straight pool, and one-pocket, but has been even more influential in the sport as an accomplished instructor, consultant and fund raiser.
From 1989 to 1991 he served as a contributing editor for The Snap Magazine. Mike Massey has been nicknamed "TenneseeTarzan", but lives in Park City, Utah. Massey was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame on April 7, 2005. For 2007, he was ranked #8 in Pool & Billiard Magazine’s "Fans’ Top 20 Favorite Players" poll.
Mike Massey is the one of the best known and most accomplished trick shot artist in the game of pool. He has been consistently voted number one by his peers for over 20 years, and was voted Best in the History of the Game by Billiards Digest. He has performed exhibitions in 50 states and over 25 countries. Mike currently holds the title of World Artistic Pool Champion and just recently won ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Championship
Additional Mike Massey Accomplishments:
■ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Champion 2004
■World Artistic Pool Champion 2002 -WPA and BCA Sanctioned.
■BCA North American Artistic Pool Champion 2002.
■ESPN’s Trick Shot Magic Champion 2000 and 2001.
■World Artistic Pool Champion 2000 – WPA and BCA Sanctioned.
■North American Artistic Pool Champion 2000.
■World Trick Shot Champion (Snooker 1992 and 1996).
■Former National 9-Ball Champion.
■1997 Senior 9-Ball Masters Champion.
■1996 winning team member in the Mosconi Cup.
■1996 Dutch National 8-Ball Champion.
■1996 Hall of Fame 8-Ball Champion.
■Has won professional tournaments in 9-ball, 8-ball, 14.1 straight pool, and one pocket.
■High runs of 9 racks of 9-ball in tournament play and 13 racks in challenge match play.
■High run of 224 balls in 14.1 straight pool.
■World record for most racks of 9-ball run in 24-hour period. 330 racks on live television in
■Austria,complete runs 1 through 9. 9-balls on break or combinations didn’t count.
■11,230 balls pocketed in marathon shooting (24 hours).
■8,090 balls pocketed in marathon shooting with one arm.
■Pool instructor at Chattanooga Tech, Jurgen Sandman’s Training Camp in Sweden, Landhaus Pool School in Austria. Instructor and co-founder of the Paradise Pool School.
Other Mike Massey Facts
When the great Minnesota Fats made his trick shot video, Mike Massey was hired to set up the shots.
Mike Massey has performed exhibitions in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, The Mirage, Imperial Palace, The Sahara, Bally’s, The Riviera, and the Sands convention center. He has also performed at Foxwood Casino in Connecticut, Caesar’s Tahoe, Sands Reno, Fitzgerald’s in Mississippi, Isle of Capri in Louisiana, plus casinos in Bregentz, Austria and Sun City, South Africa.
Mike Masseyhas played or taught pool with many movie stars and sports celebrities, such as Johnny Cash, Sugar Ray Leonard, Billy Bob Thornton, Dean Cain, Stephen Baldwin, Scott Baio, Jennifer Tilly, James Tolkan, Paul Sorvino, Jason Gedrick, Danny Aiello, David Arquette, and others.
Mike Massey is the undisputed world champion trick shot master!
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