Billy Incardona

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Billy Incardona (born December 2, 1943) is an American professional pool player.

"Pittsburgh Billy" was inducted into the OnePocket.org Hall of Fame in 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the legacy of the game of one pocket.[1]

In addition to playing pool, Incardona is a professional broadcaster for pocket billiard competitions around the world.

Early life[edit]

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Frantone and Mamie Incardona. Billy first picked up a cue stick at the age of 12, playing on a wooden mini table using a checker disk as the cue ball. Due to age restrictions, he was not allowed to remain in billiard parlors, but developed his game by sneaking in and playing unnoticed. By 1971, he was considered the "best nine-ball player" in the country.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Incardona commentating for Accu-Stats Video Productions at 2003 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.

In Detroit, Michigan during the 1970s, Incardona frequented the Capital Cue Club when games of stake were plentiful. He would often show up at pool tournaments and match up brilliantly, taking home the cash.[3]

In 2005, he was selected to be one of the 150 members of the International Pool Tour at its genesis, without qualifying.

Commentator[edit]

Incardona is a commentator for many high-profile pocket billiard events around the world. With his knowledge of the game and the players, he commentates for Accu-Stats Video Productions and ESPN. He is well respected in the sport and has an excellent rapport with other players.

Filmography[edit]

Incardona produced an instructional video entitled "Common Sense One Pocket" and is featured on Accu-Stats Highlight Video Volume I.[4] He also made an instructional DVD to learn how to play the pocket billiard game of one pocket.[5]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 1972 Johnston City 9-Ball Division
  • 1994 U.S. One Pocket Championship (2nd place)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Incardona HOF Page onepocket.org [Retrieved 14 February 2013]
  2. ^ "IPT Player Biography" InternationalPoolTour.com [Retrieved 14 February 2013]
  3. ^ "Thousand-Dollar Bill"[permanent dead link] billiardsdigestvault.com [Retrieved 14 February 2013]
  4. ^ "Accu-Stats Highlight Video Volume I" Accu-Stats.com [Retrieved 14 February 2013]
  5. ^ "Billy Incardona's One Pocket Instructional" amazon.com [Retrieve 15 February 2013]