How long have you been playing pool? Did you ever quit for sometime at all?
Been playing for 27 years, but I did quit for around 8 years. Started at 13, stopped when I was 19, then started back playing in 2007, when I was 27 years old and until present
Where was the first game you ever played? And when was your first Break and Run?
My very first game of pool was on my 13th birthday at Jorge Teixera’s poolroom in Torrington, Connecticut.
My first Break and Run was around 14,15-years of age, playing 9-Ball
When did you start gambling in pool?
Around the same age, 14-15 years
The biggest tournament field you have beaten?
Probably the Ocean State Joss Event in Rhode Island, with 96 players or so
Top Tournament finishes/titles?
Twice finished 3rd place Derby City Classic 9-Ball Division
Twice finished 2nd place Turninstone Casino Joss event
7th place at the US Open 9-Ball Championships
5th place at the Ultimate 10-Ball Championships
Many Joss, Predator and Mezz wins in the USA’s Northeast regional Tours
The tournament that you most regret not winning, and why?
Probably the Joss Final Turningstone Casino 9-Ball event. I’ve been in the finals twice there, and probably should have won the second time against Strickland, but fatigue on the final day got the best of me
Strongest players you have beaten in competition?
Pretty much everyone at some point
Strongest players that you have beaten in one on one competition (exhibition/money game)?
Probably Efren Reyes and Shin Park Young
What’s the biggest amount of money that you have won playing pool in one night?
I think $2500
Biggest amount you have lost in one night?
Highest amount you have bet, be it by the set or by the game?
2000 $USD a set
Biggest amount you have won in one tournament?
About how many tournaments have you won that paid USD$1000 or more for 1st Place?
Minimum 35-40 tournaments
Wich is the most you have earned in a 1 year (approx.)?
Counting tournaments and matching up, about $40,000
Your favorite games?
10-Ball, 8-Ball and 3-Cushion Billiards
Player you most admired?
Ko Pin Yi, I love his style
Who is in your opinion the best rotation player in the world today?
The best rotation player in the world today, I would say it’s Jayson Shaw
Who do you think is the best all around player in the world today?
I think it’s Joshua Filler
Your favorite pool movie?
The color of money