Login | Create Account | Gift Certificate | View Cart | Dealer Locator | Cue Registration | Mobile |
| | Instagram
New for 2017

Jim Barnard

Jim Barnard-McDermott Cue Ambassador

"Coach"

Artistic, Trick shots, 8-ball & 9-ball

      Currently Ranked #16: WPA – Artistic Pool Division
      APA 8-Ball: Skill level 7
      APA 9-Ball: Skill level 8

Playing Cue: M72A with a G-Core shaft & an i-2 shaft

McDermott Ambassador Since: 2011

Competes:
Worldwide in artistic pool
San Diego APA for 8-ball & 9-ball

Home Club: San Diego APA since 1996

Favorite Venues: O-Billiards Café — San Diego, California

Tips/advice for aspiring players:
Practice, practice, practice. Stay focused and in the zone. Above all, have fun and enjoy the game. You never stop learning at any age.

Best advice he received from someone:
Practice, practice, practice.


Major Accomplishments

  • Currently ranked #16 in the world for artistic pool

  • 2015:
    • WPA Masters Artistic Pool Championships — 6th PlaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • WPA World Artistic Pool Championships — 21st PlaceKennesaw, Georgia

  • 2014:
    • WPA Artistic Pool Championships — 22nd Place
    • APA SWC — Champion

  • 2013:
    • WPA World Artistic Pool Championships — 16th PlaceLas Vegas, Nevada
    • Dr. Cue Cup Classic VII — 11th PlaceLake City, Florida

  • 2012:
    • WPA World Artistic Pool Championships — 26th PlaceValley Forge, Pennsylvania
    • Dr. Cue Cup Classic VI — 14th PlaceIndianapolis, Indiana
    • Southern Classic Cup — 12th PlaceTunica, Mississippi

  • 2011:
    • Recieved sponsorship from: McDermott Cue, Kamui Tips, California Billiards (San Diego)
      and Billiards Pool & Darts Direst (San Diego)
    • Dr. Cue Cup Classic V — 17th PlaceChicago, Illinois

  • 2010:
    • National APA Referee of the Year — Las Vegas, Nevada
    • ATPSA Masters Tournament — Top 25Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
      • Recieved the Sportsmanship Award

  • 2009:
    • ATPSA Masters Tournament — Top 25Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
    • Dr. Cue Cup Classic II — Top 30Hartford, Connecticut

  • 2008:
    • APA Trick Shot Tournament — 6th PlaceLas Vegas, Nevada
    • Dr. Cue Cup Classic I — 35th PlaceLouisville, Kentucky
      • Recieved the Sportsmanship Award

  • 2007:
    • APA Trick Shot Tournament — 8th PlaceLas Vegas, Nevada

  • 2003:
    • Recognized PBIA(BCA) Instructor

Bio

Jim "Coach" Barnard competes in artistic pool competitions throughout the U.S. and worldwide. He has participated in the Tom Rossman "Cup" tournaments and the Artistic Pool Masters Championships.

Coach became a recognized BCA instructor in 2003 and has been shooting pool for over 50 years. He started playing with McDermott Cues in the early 2000's and now uses them all the time.