American professional pool player Johnny Archer was born on November 12, 1968, in Waycross, Georgia, and grew up in twin city. At that time, the twin city had no pool hall, and Archer started playing pool when he was at age 12. He got inspiration from world champion Earl Strickland. He used to go to a nearby town, Metter, and play in the pool hall, ran by Chester Flynt, a top player in Georgia. Perceiving his natural talent, the pool owner prepared him to play his first tournament, age 13, in Chattanooga.
Archer’s extraordinary talent became prominent when he reached the final of the U.S. Open in Norfolk in 1991. The next year, he was a champion of 1992 WPA World Nine-ball Champion, and also won his second consecutive World 9-Ball Championship in 1993, defeating Bobby Hunter. Due to his marvelous performance in the billiard, he was entitled as Billiards Digest Player of the Decade at the culmination of the 1990s.
Johnny Archer net worth in 2020
Johnny Archer’s net worth is $850,000 in 2020, according to our inside source. The victorious career of Johnny Archer’s 60 professional tournaments wins. In the 1997 WPA World Nine-ball Championship, he defeated Kun-Fang Lee (a Taiwanese professional pool player) in the final. The next year, he managed to reach in the final but did not make it and lost Kunihiko Takahashi (a Japanese professional pool player).
Archer was champion in 05 tournaments in 2000, including BCA open and Mosconi Cup. Archer gave his super performance in the year 2003, when he won 11 titles, including the World Summit of Pool, Sudden Death 7B, and Mosconi Cup, and remained runner-up in 3 tournaments. He got the No 1 position on the AZB billiards money board, earning $139,460. He also has the credit for a record 16 consecutive appearance in the Mosconi Cup team and had won 9 evens out of 17.
In 2005, the total earnings of Archer were $110,104, standing on No one position in 04 events including, Mosconi Cup 2005. In 2006, Archer won the International Challenge of Champions, receiving US$50,000, beating Thorsten Hohmann in the finals. Continuation to that, in 2007, he was the winner of Texas Hold Em Billiards, taking $25,000 as a cash reward.
In 2009, Archer hit the AZB billiard money board with $83,500, claiming victory in 07 tournaments, including Mosconi Cup 2009.
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Archer was renowned as the best and most successful pool player in the world. He has a decisive pool break, which he credits to playing a lot of golf. Due to his superb playing style, he was known as “the Scorpion.”
Archer also had a sponsorship with scorpion cues and has a Scorpio zodiac sign. In 2007, a poll was conducted by Pool & Billiard Magazine to rank the Fan’s Top 20 Favorite Pool Players. Johnny Archer was ranked third in the poll. Johnny Archer has proved himself to be the most successful nine-ball players in the last two decades and has won all the major tournaments at least once.
Acknowledging his viable contribution and outstanding performance, he was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in June 2009.