Robin Bell Dodson

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Robin Bell Dodson
Born (1956-05-30) May 30, 1956 (age 65)
OccupationBilliards player
Years active1968–present

Robin Bell Dodson (born 30 May 1956) is a former professional billiards player from Omaha, Nebraska, US.

Early life and career[edit]

Dodson started learning billiards from the age of 12. She won the California Women's State Championships at the age of 16 and continued to win for the next two consecutive years.[1] After a long break, she began to play again in 1984. Between 1985 and 1991, she won various major tournaments, including the National Championships and the WPA World 9-Ball Championships.[2][3] She was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame in 2005.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Dodson is married with three sons, including actor and musician Drake Bell.

Dodson is a born again Christian. She has struggled with drug addiction including heroin. She received her GED in 2001.[6]


  • 1991: Player of the Year
  • 2005: BCA Hall of Fame
  • 2009: WPBA Hall of Fame


  • 1972: California Women's Champion
  • 1973: California Women's Champion
  • 1974: California Women's Champion
  • 1989: BCA National Championships
  • 1990: WPA World 9-Ball Championships
  • 1991: WPA World 9-Ball Championships


  1. ^ "Robin Dodson". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  2. ^ "Robin Bell Dodson - Pool Player, Hall of Famer, Businesswoman!". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  3. ^ 25 Years of the WPBA | Retrieved on 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees, 2002-2010 - Billiards Congress of America". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  5. ^ Writer, MATTHEW WILDE Courier Staff. "Pool player sticks to work and God". Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
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