8-Ball, 9-Ball, Bank Pool & One Pocket
2014-15 Bluegrass BCAPL–Kentucky Player of the Year
(#1 Ranked Player)
Breaking Cue: McDermott Sledgehammer Break Cue with Samsara Tip
McDermott Ambassador Since: 2012
Competes: Nationally in the USA
Home Club: Silver Cue Billiards — Lexington, Kentucky
Favorite Venues: BCAPL National Championships & Derby City Classic
Tips/advice for aspiring players:
Seek out a qualified coach. A great instructor can take years off the learning curve.
Best advice he received from someone:
Keep good records relating to your practice sessions. If you aren’t improving you probably need to change the way you are practicing.
Anthony Beeler is an instructional columnist for Pool and Billiard Magazine and On the Break News. He is the owner and founder of Virtual Billiard Academy and the Angles as a Second Language course.
Beeler is a player representative for McDermott Custom Cues and is a two time BCAPL Kentucky Player of the Year. In addition, he also won the 2013 BCAPL National 9-Ball Championship (Mixed Open Teams) and has a total of five top 25 national finishes to his credit.
He is a certified instructor for the American CueSports Association (ACS) and is the primary author of the ACS National Billiard Instructor’s Manual. Recently, he released a new book entitled, Unstoppable! Positive Thinking for Pool Players.
Beeler finished the Bluegrass BCAPL 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons as the #1 ranked player in Kentucky, and is also known for establishing the record for most amateur pool tournament victories in one year (62), which was set in 1999.
Anthony is also a fully licensed Kentucky teacher with a master’s degree in Education Leadership. He has worked in public education for fifteen years. During that time, he worked as a school district administrator for nine years and as a Virtual Learning Consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education for one year.
Throughout his pool-playing career, Anthony has won over 300 pool tournaments and cashed in in several professional events. He is an advocate of long-term instruction. If you have a question or if you want to move your game to the next level feel free to visit poolteacher.com.