Bobby McGrath

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Bobby McGrath is an American professional pool player from Washington, Illinois,[1] nicknamed "the Kid" for being one of the youngest professional pool players.[citation needed]

He won US$50,000 in the 2007 International Speed Pool Challenge, not only beating the UK's Dave Pearson (a long-time top ranking speed pool pro and holder of several world records), in the final, but also knocking out defending 2006 champion Luc Salvas of Canada, in the semi-finals.[1] In 2008, McGrath met Pearson again at the finals of the same tournament where he won it for the second time in a row.[clarification needed]

Having competed professionally for several years, he was pressured to compete by his many admirers to make the SpeedPooL event a success earlier in 2007 in the amateur VNEA Speed Pool Championship, which he won.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bobby McGrath Wins 2007 International Speed Pool Championship". Kittanning, Pennsylvania: Spheragon Publishing. 2007-10-12. "Pool Tour News" section. Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-02-12.