Rack & Roll

The metro east is the corner pocket for some of the nation's top pool sharks. Bring it on, ESPN!

"I've always had money since I was little," he says, "because in pool they can pay you [whatever your age]. Whenever you're older, it's one of the worst-paying jobs."

This attitude worries Wilson: "He's been playing thousand-dollar games for years. The excellence of the sport and becoming a world champion has lost some of the luster."

Bergman readily admits he'd rather win money than trophies. "[When] you beat somebody out of money, you can win a lot of money, and nobody really knows about it except for the people that were there."

This year in Las Vegas, Andy Quinn won one of the year's 
most prestigious 8-ball tournaments. When he's on a 
roll, his face registers the hint of a smile.
Becca Young
This year in Las Vegas, Andy Quinn won one of the year's most prestigious 8-ball tournaments. When he's on a roll, his face registers the hint of a smile.

The pool world, he adds, is rife with suckers, which bodes well for Bergman. "A lot of people think they can play," he says. "That's what's good -- that a lot of them can't."

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 
Loading...