Earl Strickland is an American professional pool player born on June 8, 1961, in Roseboro, North Carolina. He was on board to play the pool game at the age of 9 when his father took him to visit a pool hall in the town. He practicing playing the pool game. Earl Strickland had God-gifted abilities and talent, so he entered professional life at the age of 16. Earl Strickland is also known for his controversial and volatile behavior during matches.
Earl Strickland is considered to be a genius and most dynamic nine-ball pool player of all time. He claimed his first victory in 1983 when he won the World nine-ball championship held in Lake Tahoe. Just after one year, he became the winner of the Pro Billiard Classic competition held in Las Vegas and was entitled The National Billiard News Player of the Year in 1984. The professional career of Earl Strickland includes over 58 championship titles. Earl Strickland was nominated Billiards Digest player of the years 1985, 1987, and 1988.
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Earl Strickland’s portfolio is dominant with 6 World Championships. In 1990, he won two world titles, including WPA World Pool Championship and WPA World Nine-ball Championship. He also has the honor to be the only pool player, who won the WPA World Nine-ball Championship (1991) in consecutive years. In 1994, he was the winner of the PBT World Nine-ball Championship. Moving ahead to record his success, Earl Strickland became the winner of World Pool Masters in 1997 and again claimed another victory in WPA World Nine-ball Championship in 2002.
In 1996, Earl Strickland participated in the Professional Cue Sports Association (PCA). The championship organizers offered a conditional win of a prize worth US$1,000,000. The only requirement was to break and run ten racks in a row. Using his dynamic abilities Earl Strickland, succeeded in winning the prize. However, the insurance company sponsoring the event refused to pay the award. Earl Strickland filed the case, and after two and a half years, he got the award amount, but the legal expenses incurred were deducted.
Earl Strickland also remained five times winner of the US Open Nine-ball Championship in 1984,1987,1997,1993, and 2000. Another milestone achieved by Earl Strickland is that he has played in 14 Mosconi Cup events and was the winner of 11 Mosconi Cups with team USA.
According to some online resources, the net worth of Earl Strickland is $10 Million. From 2010 to 2019, his net worth is calculated as $217,043, whereas, in 2020, he as earned worth $1200 and ranked on 17 positions on the AZB money leaderboard.
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Earl Strickland was declared the next generation player and remained a powerful threat for his opponents. He possessed the outstanding abilities of break and shot-making. He has been entitled Player of the Year” five times and also was the winner of World Pool Master in 1997. Considered to be one of the best nine-ball players of all time, He was inducted into the Billiards Hall of Fame in 2006.