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Hippie Jimmy Reid

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Hippie Jimmy Reid

Jimmy Reid (August 23, 1946, to September 28, 2016) was an American professional pool player. He was inducted into the One Pocket Hall of Fame in 2008 for the Lifetime of Pool in Action Award at the Hall of Fame banquet in Louisville, Kentucky. His nicknames were "Hippie Jimmy" and "Diamond Jim."


Early Days

Born in Birmingham, Alabama. Jimmy was raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts, an old New England fishing port, Jimmy Reid frequented the Olympia Billiard Room aka "The Mines," which is where veteran pool players such as Boston Shorty, Bob Ingersol, and "Cuban Joe" Valdez frequented.

He went on the road shooting pool as a teenager during pool's golden years. By the time he entered the Johnston City pool tournaments in Johnston City, Illinois, produced by brothers George and Paulie Jansco in the 1960s, he was playing championship-level pool.

Professional career

At the Lexington All Star 9-Ball Championship in 1994, Jimmy Reid was voted as the "Best Money Player in the World for the previous 25 years," from 1969 to 1994 by his peers, Johnny Archer, Francisco Bustamante, Wade Crane, Kim Davenport, Roger Griffis, Buddy Hall, Allen Hopkins, Bob Ogburn, Efren Reyes, Mike Sigel, Earl Strickland, Nick Varner, and C.J. Wiley, who were some of the competitors present at this event.

Titles and Achievements

  • 1974 Southwest Open 9-Ball Champion, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1977 World Convention 9-Ball Champion, Lansing, Michigan
  • 1979 BCA National 8-Ball Champion, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1980 World Classic 8-Ball Champion, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1985 U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1988 King of the Ring 9-Ball Champion, Aspen, Colorado (Key Media / ESPN)
  • 1992 European Open 8-Ball Championship / 4 European Open 9 Ball Championships
  • 1993 European Open 8-Ball Championship / 2 W. German Open 9 Ball Championships (ESPN Euro Sports)
  • 1994 Florida State Championship, Capones Billiards
  • 2005 Derby City Classic Mini Bar Table 9-Ball Tournament
  • 2005 Derby City Classic Mini One-Pocket Tournament
  • References

    Hippie Jimmy Reid Wikipedia

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