Corey Deuel

Corey Deuel (born November 20, 1977 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American professional pocket billiards (pool) player from West Jefferson, Ohio. Nicknamed "Cash Money", he is an accomplished tournament competitor, having won the US Open Nine-ball Championship in 2001, as well as many other major titles. As of January 2008, Deuel is the second highest ranked pool player in the US by the United States Professional Poolplayers Association.[1] He regularly represents the USA in the Mosconi Cup. In 2010 he again was selected for the US team in the Mosconi Cup and was responsible for winning 2 of the 8 points that the US team won during that event.

Corey Deuel
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Corey Deuel at the Big Apple Championship in 2003
Born (1977-11-20) 20 November 1977 (age 42)
Santa Barbara, California
Ranking info

In 2013 he made a successful crossover to snooker by capturing the United States National Snooker Championship title in Houston, Texas and would go on to represent the United States in the 2013 IBSF World Snooker Championship.[2][3]

Early lifeEdit

At the age of 14, Deuel began playing pool at Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania,[4] before taking to the road in his teen years.

Professional pool careerEdit

Deuel has been competing professionally since the year 2000.[5]

Deuel is (as of 2007) a member of the International Pool Tour.[6]

Deuel was selected again for Team USA in the 2007 Mosconi Cup,[7][8] after serving on the team in four previous years. He was not selected in 2008, but again represented his country during the 2009 tournament.[9]

For 2007, he was ranked #9 in Pool & Billiard Magazine's "Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players" poll.[10]

His reported career earnings to date (as of February 2008) are approximately $562,000.[5] His worst professional year was 2003, in which he did not win a single major event.[11]

Corey Duel has used "soft breaking" and "pattern racking" to his advantage in tournaments. Some have criticized these tactics including Dr. Dave Alciatore who stated it was "unethical." (

Professional snooker careerEdit

In 2013 Deuel decided to make crossover to snooker. He entered in the United States National Snooker Championship and went on to win the event. [2] His victory meant he automatically qualified as the United States entrant for the 2013 IBSF World Snooker Championship where he was eliminated in the round-robin stage after finishing 5th in his group.[3]

In May 2014 Deuel entered into the World Snooker Q School qualification tournament in an attempt to win himself a 2-year tour card to play on the professional World Snooker Tour. However, he lost in the second round to former world number 70 Daniel Wells in the first event and lost 4–2 to Martin Ball in the second event.

Deuel later competed in the 2015 Xuzhou Open in China, but was eliminated in the first round after losing 4-2 to world number 81 Zhou Yuelong.

Deuel re-entered the World Snooker Q School qualification tournament in May 2015. Despite at one stage leading 3–1 and only needed one more frame to advance Deuel lost 4–3 Jamie Barrett in the second round of the first event.

He entered Q School in May 2018 in a bid to win himself place on the snooker professional tour.[12] He lost in the first round of the first event to Haydon Pinhey.[13]



Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1 2013 United States Amateur Championship   Sargon Isaac 5–1


  • 2018 Mosconi Cup, winning team member
  • 2018 Derby City Classic Bank Pool Champion
  • 2017 Wyoming Open Triple Crown Winner
  • 2017 4 Bears Casino 8 ball Champion
  • 2013 Derby City Classic 1 Pocket Champion
  • 2010 US OPen 9 ball finalist
  • 2007 Pool & Billiard Magazine Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players, #9[10]
  • 2007 Gabriels Open Professional Players Champion[8]
  • 2007 Space Coast Open winner[8]
  • 2007 Bob Martin Memorial winner[8]
  • 2007 Jacksonville Open winner[8]
  • 2006 Mosconi Cup, winning team member[14]
  • 2006 Mosconi Cup MVP
  • 2006 Relay for Life Nine-Ball Invitational Charity Benefit winner[15]
  • 2005 UPA Pro Tour Champion[15]
  • 2005 Fast Eddie's Nine-ball Tour Stop, Open Division winner[15]
  • 2004 Derby City Classic Ring Game winner[16]
  • 2004 Predator Central Florida Ring Game winner[16]
  • 2004 ESPN Sudden Death Seven-ball winner[16]
  • 2004 Seminole Florida Pro Tour Stop winner[16]
  • 2002 IBC Tour Stop 1 winner (Shirahima, Japan)[17]
  • 2002 UPA Atlanta Pro Open winner[17]
  • 2001 Mosconi Cup MVP
  • 2001 Sudden Death 7 ball Champion
  • 2001 US Open Nine-ball Championship[18]
  • 2001 Greater Columbus Open, Open Division winner[18]
  • 2001 Reno Open Nine-ball Champion[18]
  • 2001 BCA Open Nine-ball Champion, Men's Division[18]
  • 2001 ESPN Sudden Death Seven-ball winner[18]
  • 2001 All Japan Championship[18]
  • 2000 Northern Lights Nine-ball Shootout[19]
  • 2000 Viking Nine-ball Tour, Stop 18 winner[18]
  • 1999 Camel/ESPN/Time Warner Cable Open [20]

Personal lifeEdit

Deuel lived in West Jefferson, Ohio (as of early 2008), but now resides in New Port Richey, Florida.[5]


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  2. ^ a b "Corey Shows His Deuel Talent". World Snooker. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  3. ^ a b "IBSF Snooker Championships Men - Daugavpils / Latvia 2013". E Snooker. 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  4. ^ "Deuel Dueling for #1", by Don "Cheese" Akerlow, Retrieved August 5, 2007
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  6. ^ Corey Deuel Player Profile Archived 2007-08-22 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved August 5, 2007
  7. ^ Panozzo, Mike (February 2008). "Long Live the Cup!". Billiards Digest. Chicago, Illinois: Luby Publishing. 30 (3): 56–61. ISSN 0164-761X.
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  9. ^ "Deuel hoping Europeans crack under weight of expectation". Matchroom Pool. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  10. ^ a b "The Survey Says...: Pool & Billiard Magazine's 22nd Annual Player and Fan Poll". Pool & Billiard Magazine. Vol. 26 no. 2. Summerville, SC: Sports Publications. February 2008. p. 14. ISSN 1049-2852.
  11. ^ "2003 Player Profiles: Corey Deuel". 2003. Archived from the original on 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  12. ^ "Snooker Q School Receives 190 Entries". April 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cope Progresses In Burton". World Snooker. May 15, 2018.
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  17. ^ a b "2002 Player Profiles: Corey Deuel". 2002. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
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  19. ^ "2000 Player Profiles: Corey Deuel". 2000. Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-23. Retrieved 2012-09-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Preceded by
Earl Strickland
US Open Nine-ball Champion
Succeeded by
Ralf Souquet