Luc Salvas

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Luc Salvas
Born (1962-11-21) November 21, 1962 (age 58)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sport country Canada
NicknameMachine Gun

Luc Salvas (born November 21, 1962) is a Canadian professional pool player. His quick-paced speed pool play has earned him the nickname "Machine Gun".

Born in Montreal, Quebec, in 2006, he won the first International Speed Pool Challenge and the US$50,000 winner-take-all purse by defeating Great Britain's Dave Pearson.[1] He returned the next year to defend his title but was defeated in the semi-finals by Bobby McGrath of the United States, the eventual winner of the tournament.[2] In 2009, Salvas returned to play in the same tournament and won it for the second time, defeating Pearson again in the finals.[3] He successfully defended his title in 2010 by defeating McGrath.[4]

Despite his fast performance, he has yet to dominate any of the major nine-ball or eight-ball tournaments.[clarification needed]


  1. ^ "Luc Salvas Int'l Speed Pool Champion and Mike Massey Wins Trick Shot Magic Title". AZ Billiards. October 9, 2006. Archived from the original on July 14, 2010. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  2. ^ "Bobby McGrath Wins 2007 International Speed Pool Championship". AZ Billiards. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
  3. ^ "Luc Salvas Wins 2009 International Speed Pool Championship". September 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  4. ^ Press Release (September 9, 2010). "Luc Salvas Wins 2010 International Speed Pool Championship". Retrieved 2010-09-09.