Billiards Instructors of the National Billiard Academy Team

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NBA Team @ The Derby City Classic Jan 2019

TOM SIMPSON (1951 - 2016)
TOM SIMPSON (1951 - 2016)Founder
Tom Simpson was renowned in the billiard world. His multiple achievements, accreditations, and contributions provided a strong foundation for the Nat’l Billiard Academy. Tom was a:
~ PBIA Master Instructor* and Member of the Instructor Committee (*there are less than 20 Master Instructors worldwide)
~ ACS Level 4 Instructor/Coach (top level – internationally recognized)
~ Secret Aiming Systems™ Coach (THE designated successor to Hal Houle, inventor of many of the Aiming Systems)
~ Professor: Billiard University
~ Certified PAT™ Examiner (the Playing Ability Test)
~ Founder: Elephant Balls, Ltd.
~ Inventor: Elephant Practice Balls® and Beautiful Balls® (used on ESPN)
~ Inventor: The Stroke Groover®
~ Developer: Ghostball Aim Trainer®
~ Instructional Columnist: Inside Pool, Professor Q-Ball, Inside English, Stroke Magazine, Sneaky Pete Mafia, Cue Times
~ Technical Editor: Inside Pool Magazine
~ Chairman: ACS Instructor Committee
~First Billiards Instructor selected to teach on Royal Caribbean Cruise lines
In addition to having been Tom’s wife and billiard partner for many years, Candace also has a solid foundation in pool. Having been a longtime player, she continues perfecting her game, is an instructor, and a billiard ambassador. She collaborated with Tom in the Weekend Intensives and continues to have an active part in the clinics. Overseeing the Academy, she works with the teaching faculty. “Tom developed an incredible Intensive Clinic. Pool is a fantastic sport, and pool players deserve the same opportunities to advance as other athletes.”

EDDIE ISRAELPBIA Certified Instructor
Lead Instructor
NICK NORDINAssociate Instructor
BILL CLEARYAssociate Instructor
KEITH WHATLEYAssociate Instructor
PAT LOGANAssociate Instructor