Earnings as one of the best snooker players in the world

Earnings as one of the best snooker players in the world

Efren Reyes is a Filipino double world champion, considered one of the all-time greats in 9-ball, one-pocket pool. Reyes has won multiple world tournaments, setting a record by earning $646,000 in 2006. His total career earnings are around $1.7 million. A highly annoying wife, Susan, Reyes usually gave his money to good causes and it was she who encouraged him to open his first bank account with a deposit of 40,000 Philippine pesos (less than £600).

Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer is a member of the American Billiards Congress Hall of Fame. One of the most successful 9-ball players of the last 2 decades, he has won most major tournaments at least once. 2003 was a prosperous year, with Archer winning the 7-Ball Sudden Death Tournament and the World Pool Summit. He was also successful in the 2006 winner-takes-all International Challenge of Champions, collecting $50,000 for his efforts, and also won the 2007 Texas Hold ‘Em Pool Championship.

Among the ladies, Alison “Duchess of Doom” Fisher, an English professional pool player (and former snooker pro), has been extremely successful since her transition, with 50 WPBA titles, including 4 9-Ball World Championship wins, 8 consecutive major wins in tournaments in 2000-01 and a prize pool of £110,000 in 2005, with winnings to date in excess of $600,000.

Tony “The Maltese Whippet” Drago is a professional billiards and former snooker player known for his fast game. He won the World Pool Masters in 2003 and reached the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship that year. Drago was a member of the victorious European team at the 2007 and 2008 Mosconi Cup. In the first event, he won all of his singles matches, picking up the Most Valuable Player award. In 2008, Drago won the Predator International 10-ball Championship, defeating Francisco Bustamante. His total career earnings are £1 million from snooker and €133,000 from billiards. Drago actively participates in charity exhibitions, collecting money for “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People”.

German Oliver Ortmann has been the most successful pool player in Europe since the early 1990s with over 250 tournament wins. After turning pro in 1989, he won his first US Open later that year and again in 1993. He became the first European 9-Ball World Champion in 1995 and won the WPA Straight Pool title in 2007.

Another multiple German winner is Ralf “The Kaiser” Suke, including the 1996 WPA World 9-Ball Championship (runner-up in 2001 and 2006), the 2002 US Open 9-Ball Championship and the especially lucrative World 9-Ball Championship 2008 8-ball WPA worth $60,000.

Finland’s Mika “The Iceman” Immonen is the current, two-time (2008 and 2009) US Open 9-ball champion, taking home $40,000 each time. A runner-up in the 2009 Straight Pool World Championship, Immonen has had success in the International Challenge of Champions and the World 10-Ball Championship.

Daryl ‘The Dazzler’ Peach from Castleford, West Yorkshire became the first British man to succeed in the WPA World 9-Ball Championship when he beat Filipino Roberto Gomez in 2007 to claim the $100,000 prize.

The weekend of 24-25 April 2010 saw the second GB 9-Ball Paul Medati Trophy, with British and European players looking to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Care, at the request of Medati’s widow, Cheryl.

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