Earl Strickland is the 2002 WPA World 9-Ball Champion, a six-time World 9-Ball Champion, a five-time U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion, and the five-time Player of the Year. He began playing pool in 1974 and currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Earl is most commonly kown for his antics on and around the table during match play. He is extremely interactive with the crowd and has on some occassions argued with the crowd during his match.
Earl is also known for his outlandish quotes. The media usually has a field day with the statements made by this champion. During a live television broadcast, Earl made commments about London that made the front page of nearly every UK newspaper.
In 2005 Earl Strickland was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame. Earl is a player that spectators love to hate, but love to watch win too. In short, he is one of the most entertaining pool players of the modern day.
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