Nick Name: The Mule
Role at CueWorld Events: Events Promoter & Lead Commentator
Real life occupation: Fish market owner.
Time in pool: That’s a tricky question. 14 years at the age of 27, Before then I played Snooker for 8 years.
Cues Used: Currently play with the Predator Maesto with the 314-3 shaft, Break with the BK-Rush and Predator Air2 Jump Cue.
I still own most of my cues, Over the years I have given cues to my friends or students as gifts 🎁 I’ve owned 7 Predator cues, with every shaft there is. 1 Mezz, 3 Lucasi, 4 Fury, 1 Schon, 1 Meucci, 1 Falcon, 3 Players, 1 Aeon, 1 John Paris, 1 Peter Hanley, 1 craftsman, 3 Riley, 5 break cues, 5 jump cues. I owned and ran a pool room in Europe, and sold cues, but as you can see, I’m a bit of a collector.
Role in pool community: I’ve been in the pool scene here in Australia for two decades now. I ran and won my first tournament back in April 2001, that was a 64-player full draw event at a pool room i then worked in. I had a five-year break from the game, whilst I set up my first business and then I was straight back in again.
Commentating on every level of event in Australia, from state titles, Australian titles and Oceania titles. Commentating is my passion and pool is an integral part of my life. I joined the Pool NSW committee back in 09 as Vice President with no acting president. For the next two years the team turned it form a loss to a profit and ran three consecutive tournaments with 120+ players. I’ve worked alongside Kymton Cress from Cueball Tv for much of that time.
Why did you join the CueWorld Events Team?
I joined the CueWorld events team primarily because I am passionate about this sport and its community. It’s the players that make this sport special but without leaders and trail blazers nothing ever gets done and Stuart Rogers is one of those people who gets things done and gets things done the right way.
I have been one of the biggest supporters of CueWorld since day one when they first began in 2008 and I and the pool community have watched them grow and flourish. I too am a person that has contributed over the years too this wonderful sport, and I believe together with this team, @Marvin Monzon, @Langa Solofoni and whomever else we will attract along the way will be able to take pool to the next level here in Australia.