Wikipedia:WikiProject Cue sports/Wanted cue sports biographies

Chalk stub.pngWrench.svg
Main • Talk
WikiProject Cue sportsWikiProject Snooker
Article – Portal – Category – Alerts – Deletions – Cleanup – Stubs – Assessment – Style – To-do – Commons files
Recent talkRecent changes (Non-article)New articles
Featured contentGood articlesHot articles
DYKsITNsTemplates & infoboxesParticipants

Wikipedia's coverage of the cue sports in general, and particularly with regard to biographies of players and other individuals famous because of their involvement in billiards, is still somewhat sparse. It is the aim of this page to help foster coverage in the area. What follows is an abbreviated list of prominent, relevant individuals, arranged by game and where appropriate by gender). Any name that is red-linked indicates that there is no known Wikipedia article for that person. A word of caution: by virtue of the way much of this list was compiled (namely from 2007 player rankings), many prominent figures, possibly some of the most famous, may be omitted. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if a notable person is missing, please add his or her name to an appropriate section (at the bottom, alphabetically, or in an "Unranked but notable" subsection, depending on the section).

Entries will be removed from the list when they are no longer redlinks.

Draft articles to be completedEdit

The following are in some stage of development, and anyone should feel free to work on them and take them "live" when they are at least Start class:

LegendsEdit

These are by far the most important missing cue sports biography articles with regard to carom billiards and pool.

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles. They are otherwise listed here simply alphabetically.

See also #Players of English billiards and #Other carom players (men) for more historical players that probably qualify as "legends".

Balkline players (men)Edit

  • Piet J. van Duppen BEL (1905 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006; redirs needed from "Van Duppen" & "VanDuppen" spellings)
  • Albert Colette BEL (1907 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006)
  • Piet Sels BEL (1909 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006)

Three-cushion players (men)Edit

The following players are taken from the top 100 in the larger listing by world rank as of 1999, maintained by the Billiards Worldcup Association. Although their relative ranking order has been generally maintained (players with extant articles are missing from the list), and all of these players are notable by virtue of making the list, where a player falls in the standings is not necessarily an indication of his prominince in the sport.

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles, then in the order in which they appear in this list (or a combination of these factors, when tied).

World ChampionsEdit

  • Théo Moons BEL (1923 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006; redir from "Theo" spelling needed)
  • Victor Luypaerts BEL (early 1930 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006)
  • Gustaaf van Belle BEL (late 1930 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006; redirs needed from from "Van Belle" & "VanBelle" spellings)
  • Gaston de Doncker BEL (1933 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006; redirs. needed from "De Doncker" and "DeDonker" spellings)
  • René Gabriels BEL (1935 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006; redir from "Rene" spelling needed)
  • René Vingerhoedt BEL (1939 World Billiards Champion; honored on a Belgian postage stamp in 2006; redir from "Rene" spelling needed)

Group IEdit

  1. Tonny Carlsen DEN
  2. Dion Nelin DNK (redlink from Dick Jaspers)
  3. Tayfun Tasdemir TUR
  4. Jaime Bedoya COL
  5. Jorge Theriaga POR
  6. Martin Horn (billiards player) GER
  7. Ramon Rodriguez (billiards player) PER
  8. Richard Bitalis FRA
  9. Jacob Haack-sorensen DEN
  10. Luis Aveiga ECU

Group IIEdit

  1. Andreas Efler AUT
  2. Javier Serrano PER
  3. Akio Shimada JPN (redlink from Ryuuji Umeda; family name presumably Shimada, but needs verification, and order may be wrong)
  4. Duong Anh Vu VIE (redlink from Ryuuji Umeda; Asian Games three-cushion runner up, year uncertain - after 1998; family name apparently Duong, but needs verification and actual Vietnamese spelling with diacritics)
  5. Sonny Cho USA (2005 US National Champion)
  6. Luis Corbalan ARG
  7. Louis Havermans NED
  8. Yorgos Sakkas GRE
  9. Gambos Rodolfo Covarrubias MEX

Group IIIEdit

  1. Arie Weijenburg NED
  2. Gerwin Valentijn NED
  3. Raimond Burgman NED
  4. Ad Broeders NED
  5. Gustavo Hahn ARG
  6. Saldivar Gilberto Avalos MEX
  7. Csaba Fehér (billiards player) HUN
  8. Moo Soon Kim KOR (family name presumably Kim, but needs verification, and order may be wrong)
  9. Jung Gyu Kim KOR (family name presumably Kim, but needs verification, and order may be wrong)
  10. Stephan Kohout CZE

Group IVEdit

  1. Jan Niederlander SWI
  2. Rafael Noya PER
  3. Kostas Papakonstantinou GRE
  4. Christoph Pilss AUT
  5. Ramon Querales VEN
  6. Jean Christophe Roux FRA
  7. Francis Forton BEL
  8. Henk Habraken NED
  9. Mike Kang USA
  10. Fabrice Puigvert FRA

Group VEdit

  1. Jan Arnouts NED
  2. Oscar Casta COL
  3. Ad Koorevaar NED
  4. Peter Banyai HUN
  5. Juan Bouterin SPA
  6. Andre Burgener SWI
  7. Jean Paul De Bruyn NED (surname De Bruyn or de Bruyn; needs verification)
  8. Manuel Fradinho POR
  9. Ivan Gazdos CZE
  10. Rene Hendriksen DEN

Group VIEdit

  1. Gerhard Kostistansky AUT
  2. Avila Luis Miguel MEX (surname presumably Miguel but could be Luis Miguel; needs verification)
  3. Michael Nilsson SWE
  4. Salvatore Papa (billiards player) ITA
  5. Jozef Bel Philipoom BEL (redlink from List of UMB World Three-cushion Champions, CEB European Three-cushion Championship; surname presumably Philipoom but could be Bel Philipoom or bel Philipoom, needs verification; create redirs at Jozef Philipoom, Jef Philipoom (he is sometimes called Jef), Jef Bel Philipoom, and "bel" variants, if applicable)
  6. Eleazar Ramirez COL
  7. Tahir Alp TUR (name may really use Turkish special characters, needs verification)
  8. Francisco Taylor NCA
  9. Jens Eggers GER

Group VIIEdit

  1. Hansen Brian Zola (what is "Zola"? Nickname?) DEN
  2. Jorge Rubio (billiards player) ECU
  3. Brumar Altamiranda VEN
  4. Rui Americo POR
  5. George Ashby (billiards player) USA
  6. Cayo Bardales PER
  7. Lars Becklen SWE
  8. Georges Demos FRA
  9. Roger Freymond SWI
  10. Pedro Gonzalez Jr. COL (redir to it from "Junior", "Jr", ", Jr.", ", Junior", ", Jr")

Group VIIIEdit

  1. Hiroshi Horigane JPN
  2. Jose Julio Jamad ARG
  3. Jose Ledesma ARG
  4. Philippe Loitron FRA
  5. Mats Noren SWE
  6. Antonio Oddo ITA
  7. Carloman Ortiz COL
  8. Enrique Penalva SPA
  9. Blancas Jose MEX (Nickname "Pinon" or more probably be "Piñon")
  10. Mario Ribeiro (billiards player) POR (may need a "Mário" redirect.)

Group IXEdit

  1. Johann Schirmbrand GER
  2. Franz Stenzel AUT
  3. Frans Van Kuijk NED (surname Van Kuijk or van Kuijk, needs verification)
  4. Juan Villora SPA
  5. Eladio Alvarado CRC
  6. Nestor Alvarado VEN
  7. Carlos Barria PAN
  8. Saul Corro Espinosa MEX (surname presumably Espinosa but could be Corro Espinosa, needs verification)

Unranked, but notableEdit

Other players not ranked above may be notable enough for articles because of major tournament victories or for some other reason.

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles and by titles won or other achievements. They are otherwise listed somewhat haphazardly, with some eye to priority.

Other carom players (men)Edit

Three-cushion players (women)Edit

Pool players (men)Edit

The following men are taken from top 250 of the larger listing by world rank as of 2006, maintained by the World Pool-Billiard Association ([5]); the international governing body for billiards, plus various additions and changes since then. Although their relative ranking order has been maintained below Group 1 (top priority bios in this category), and all of these players are notable by virtue of making the list, where a player falls in the standings is not necessarily an indication of his prominince in the sport. For instance, Mike Sigel, listed at 204 while he was still a redlink, is one of the more famous pool players, but was retired for ten years, so thus wasn't high up.

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles, then in the order in which they appear in this list.

Early 20th century notablesEdit

Not legends but notable enough, e.g. World Pocket Billiards Champions and runners-up.

ModernEdit

Group 1Edit

  1. Tony Robles USA (redlink from Mosconi Cup)

Group 2Edit

  1. Hsia Hui-kai TPE (redlinked from Rodolfo Luat, List of WPA World Nine-ball Champions, WPA Asian Nine-ball Tour, Tony Drago, Danny Basavich, among others - increasing in prominence; family name is Hsia)
  2. Andreas Roschkowsky GER
  3. Satoshi Kawabata JPN
  4. Francesco Diaz SPA (check name spelling - Spanish for "Francis" is almost always "Francisco")

Group 3Edit

  1. Jeong Young Hwa KOR (redlink at WPA Asian Nine-ball Tour; surname looks to be Jeong, but needs verification)
  2. Sven Pauritsch GER
  3. Ibrahim Ben Amir MAS (is that correct?)
  4. Patrick Ooi Fook Yuen MAS (Is that correct?)
  5. Dejan Dabovic (pool player) AUT
  6. Andy Worthington (pool player) GBR
  7. Dimitri Jungo SUI
  8. Gandy Valle PHI (redlink at WPA Asian Nine-ball Tour)

Group 4Edit

  1. Gilliano Smit NED
  2. Huang Kun-chang TPE (redlink from List of WPA World Nine-ball Champions; family name is Huang)
  3. Jesse Thehu NED
  4. Harun Arslan TUR
  5. Michael Felder AUT
  6. Harald Stolka GER
  7. Craig Osborne GBR
  8. Goran Mladenovic YUG (needs to be more specific; Yugoslavia gone bye-bye)

Group 5Edit

  1. Wu Yu-lun TPE (redlink at List of WPA World Nine-ball Champions; family name is Wu)
  2. Marcel Kirsten GER
  3. Matjaz Erculj SLO
  4. Kevin Becker GER
  5. Marcel Martens NED
  6. Jakob Belka GER
  7. Stephane Cohen FRA
  8. Roger Lysholm NOR
  9. Ernesto Dominguez (pool player) MEX
  10. Andreja Klasovic YUG

Group 6Edit

  1. Bruno Muratore ITA
  2. Shawn Putnam USA (redlink from Mosconi Cup)
  3. Danny Harriman USA (redlink from Mosconi Cup)
  4. Naif al Jaweni KSA (surname might actually be Al Jaweni, needs verification)
  5. Sascha Tege GER
  6. Nguyen Thanh Nam VIE
  7. Chen Ying-chieh TPE (redlink from List of WPA World Nine-ball Champions; given name may be Ying-chie w/o "h", need verification; family name is Chen)
  8. Thomas Seiffert GER
  9. Vincent Facquet FRA (redlink from Mosconi Cup, World Pool Masters Tournament)

Group 7Edit

  1. Antonio Fazanes SPA
  2. Yoshihiro Kitatani JPN
  3. Bahram Lotfy DEN
  4. Rafael Guzmann SPA
  5. Aki Heiskanen (pool player) FIN
  6. Evangelos Vettas GRE
  7. Nicolas Otterman GER
  8. Carlos Cabello SPA
  9. Thorsten Schober GER
  10. Gabe Owen USA (redlink from Alex Pagulayan; US Open Nine-ball Championship, 1st, 2004)

Group 8Edit

  1. Tony Crosby USA
  2. Mariusz Roter POL
  3. Robert Hunter (pool player) (Bobby) USA (redlink from Johnny Archer, Mosconi Cup, List of WPA World Nine-ball Champions, 2nd place; see Talk:Mosconi Cup for a minor source we can use)
  4. Phil Stojanovic CRO
  5. José Garcia (pool player) USA (possibly should really be Jose Garcia (pool player), no accent, needs verification, and will need redir either way)
  6. Lambros Vrakas GRE
  7. Jochen Sannwald GER
  8. Philipp Stojanovic CRO
  9. Ronald Regli SUI

Group 9Edit

  1. Ivica Putnik CRO
  2. Lee Chenman GBR
  3. Danny Barouty USA
  4. Jalal Yousif UAE
  5. Gou Takami JPN (surname looks to be Takami, but needs verification)
  6. Phil Reilly (pool player) AUS
  7. Philipp Ruthemann GER
  8. Chan Keng-kwang Sin (family name is Chan)
  9. Klaus Zobrekis GER
  10. Mike Ruffert GER

Group 10Edit

  1. Angelo Millauro ITA
  2. Benjamin Baier (pool player) GER
  3. Hisashi Kusano JPN (surname looks to be Kusano, but needs verification)
  4. Eric Marendaz SUI
  5. Masaaki Tanaka JPN (surname looks to be Tanaka, but needs verification)
  6. Troy Frank USA
  7. David Reljic AUS
  8. Rob Saez USA
  9. Cetin Aslan AUT

Group 11Edit

  1. Mohammed Yassin (pool player) GER
  2. Steve Lillis USA
  3. Steve Lipsky USA
  4. Chris Szuter USA
  5. David Alcoberro SPA
  6. Hanni al Howri UAE (surname may actually be Al Howri, needs verification)
  7. Mehmet Cankurt TUR
  8. Benjamin Belhassen FRA
  9. Konstantin Zolotilov RUS

Group 12Edit

  1. Charles Bryant (pool player) USA
  2. Vittorio de Falco ITA (surname may actually be De Falco, needs verification)
  3. Hayato Hijikata JPN (redlink from List of WPA World Nine-ball Champions; surname looks to be Hijikata, but needs verification)
  4. Katsushi Hoshi JPN (surname looks to be Hoshi, but needs verification)
  5. Hisashi Yamamoto (pool player) JPN (surname looks to be Yamamoto, but needs verification; redlink from Hisashi Yamamoto DAB page)
  6. Tomoki Mekari JPN (surname looks to be Mekari, but needs verification)
  7. Michele Quitadamo ITA
  8. Rico Diks NED
  9. Timothy Hall (pool player) USA

Group 13Edit

  1. Serge Das BEL
  2. Tuomas Riipinen FIN
  3. Kynthia Orfanidis NED
  4. Kim Woong Dae KOR (surname looks to be Kim, but needs verification; given name may really be Woong-dae or Woong-Dae, needs verification)
  5. Kevin Hew GBR
  6. Nicolas Guimond
  7. Park Shi-young KOR (surname looks to be Park, but needs verification; given name may really be Shi-Young or Shi Young, needs verification)
  8. Singh Lilly Dharminder IND
  9. Jarkko Honkanen FIN
  10. Gabor Solymosi HUN

Group 14Edit

  1. Kasper Kristoffersen DEN
  2. Martin Kempter AUT
  3. Line Kjorsvik NOR
  4. Alain Martel CAN
  5. Nobuaki Itsuno JPN (surname looks to be Itsuno, but needs verification)
  6. Ralf Hintze SUI
  7. Nico Wehrner GER
  8. Huang Chien-chen TPE (family name is Huang)
  9. David Lopez (pool player) SPA (should probably be López, with Lopez redir)
  10. Michal Gavenciak CZE

Group 15Edit

  1. Elvis Calasang PHI
  2. Liu Chun-chiang TPE (family name is Liu)
  3. Mitsuaki Kamada JPN (surname looks to be Kamada, but needs verification)
  4. Wang Hua-fong TPE (see also next entry - typo??; family name is Wang)
  5. Wang Hua-fang TPE (just a typo for the above??; family name is Wang)
  6. James Alortega UAE
  7. Djorje Radulovic SCG (real name may have non-English characters, needs verification)
  8. Takashi Toda JPN (surname looks to be Toda, but needs verification)
  9. Bob Maidhof USA
  10. Elmer Hoya PHI

Group 16Edit

  1. Cheng Tsung-hue TPE (family name is Cheng)
  2. Adam Abdulrahim INA
  3. Wayne Catledge USA
  4. Louis Condo AUS
  5. Noel Bruinooghe BEL
  6. Matt Tetrault USA
  7. Carlos Cabella SPA
  8. Mike Zuglan USA
  9. Rolando Aravena USA
  10. Shervin Rahimi IRN

Group 17Edit

  1. Zion Zvi Country?
  2. Joven Bustamente UAE (?? Spanish names not common in the United Arab Emirates..., he is Filipino, not UAE (the surname is the same as Francisco Bustamante), I think the nation in www.wpa-pool.com is mistake)
  3. Do Hoang Quan VIE (his exact name is DO Hoang Quan with DO is his family name)
  4. Lai Chia-hsiung TPE (family name is Lai)
  5. Jonathan Smith (pool player) USA
  6. Nien Rong-chih TPE (family name is Nien)
  7. Warren Horsley SAF
  8. Lu Hsun-chen TPE (family name is Lu)
  9. Kevin Smith GBR

Group 18Edit

  1. Jim Gottier USA
  2. Michael Valentine (pool player) GBR
  3. Ed Deska USA
  4. Jason Theron RSA (if that is Rhodesia, it's not called that any more)
  5. Hisashi Kasano JPN (surname looks to be Kasano, but needs verification)
  6. Tomoo Takano JPN (surname looks to be Takano, but needs verification)
  7. Cheng Chong-hua TPE (family name is Cheng)
  8. Carlos Viera USA
  9. Alejandro Carvajal CHI
  10. Omer el Serkal UAE (surname may really be El Serkal, needs verification)

Group 19Edit

  1. Irfan Ahmed Khan PAK
  2. Phil Wilkinson NZL
  3. Enrique Rojas (pool player) CHI
  4. Kang Chin-ching TPE (family name is Kang)
  5. Jan Dulst Bel Country?? (surname presumably Bel but might be Dulst Bel, needs verification)

Unranked but notableEdit

Other players not ranked above may be notable enough for articles because of major tournament victories or for some other reason.

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles and by titles won or other achievements. They are otherwise listed somewhat haphazardly, with some eye to priority.

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit

Group DEdit

Group EEdit

IPT Tour playersEdit

Pool players (women)Edit

Section under construction - please begin adding names now. Start with WPBA top 50.

'Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles, then in the order in which they appear in this list.

Current

Trick shot and artistic pool playersEdit

Prioritize by prominence, redlinks. Note
Only players not already notable as pool players generally are listed here; others are above.

Snooker playersEdit

Presently rather unprioritized; priority should probably go to a balance of achievement level and number of redlinks.

This list is transcluded from Wikipedia:WikiProject Snooker/Wanted snooker bios a.k.a. WP:SNOOKERBIOS.
Historical notables
Other


Players of English billiardsEdit

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles. They are otherwise listed simply alphabetically. Many if not most of these are redlinked from World Professional Billiards Championship (which is too long to add to every entry below).

Legends and early notables
1920s–1970s notables
Modern notables (men)
Modern notables (women)
  • Alena Asmolava] BELARUS (mentioned but not redlinked at Chitra Magimairaj, as 2014 Senior Women's Snooker Championship runner-up; may not be notable enough)

Five-pins playersEdit

Priority should first be given to those that are the most redlinked from other articles. They are otherwise listed simply alphabetically. Nationality given at main article.

Winners of the World Five-pins Championship and/or Five-pins Pro World Cup:

Misc. gamesEdit

Notable as non-playersEdit

Priority should first be given to those listed in the #Legends section instead of here, then to those that are the most redlinked from other articles and by achievements. They are otherwise listed somewhat haphazardly, with "some" eye to priority.

Marginally cue-sports relatedEdit

This section is for people referred to repeatedly from cue sports articles, but only marginally related to the sport. A good example would be actors and directors in pool movies, famous people (presidents, whatever) who were serious players, but whose articles don't mention this (Jules Grèvy was one, now fixed).

Priority should be given to those with the most redlinks from cue sports articles only, not in Wikipedia as a whole.

  • [no entries at present]

Common wikilink errorsEdit