Jim Rempe

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Jim "King James" Rempe

James (Jim) Rempe was born November 4, 1947, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.[1] He is an American professional pocket billiards (pool) player. He bacame a member of the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2002.[1][2]

Career[change | edit source]

IPT Members Jim Rempe and Keith McCready at the King of the Hill Shootout, December 2005

Rempe began playing pool as a child. He was 6 years old when he started. He became a professional at age 22. He has won over 100 major championships. He won 11 world titles, including the World Straight Pool Championship, World Nine-ball Championship, the World One-pocket Championship, All-Around World Championship and, later, the Mizerak Senior Tour.[1]

He got 23 tournament wins between 1972 and 1978. That was more than any other pool player in the world, so he got the nickname "King James".[1][3]

In September 1975, Rempe went on a 23-stop tour in Australia. He defeated World Snooker Champion Eddie Charlton in nine-ball, rotation, and straight pool.[4]


Titles[change | edit source]

  • 1971 Invitational Nine-Ball Arlington, Virginia
  • 1971 U.S. Masters 14.1 Arlington, Virginia
  • 1971 Hustlers World One-Pocket Johnson City, Illinois
  • 1972 U.S. Master's 14.1 Arlington, Virginia
  • 1972 World's Nine-Ball Dayton, Ohio
  • 1972 Maine State 14.1 Scarborough, Maine
  • 1972 Minnesota Fats Classic 14.1 and All-Around Arlington, Virginia
  • 1973 Ohio Open Nine-Ball Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1973 New York State 14.1 Newburgh, New York
  • 1973 World's Nine-Ball Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975 World Nine-ball Association Tournament
  • 1975 U.S. Master's 14.1 Arlington, Virginia
  • 1975 Eastern Invitational Nine-Ball Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1975 World's Nine-Ball Burlington, Iowa
  • 1976 Master's Invitational All-Around Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1976 Indiana Open 14.1 South Bend, Indiana
  • 1976 International Brunswick Open Rotation Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977 Mako World Nine-Ball Association Invitational Tournament, Irvine, California
  • 1977 Q-Masters Invitational All Around Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1977 Miami Open Nine-Ball Miami, Florida
  • 1977 International World Invitational Nine-Ball and 14.4 Grand Championship Osaka, Japan
  • 1990 Classic Invitational Straight Pool Championship, Rochester, New York
  • 1998 World Pool League
  • 1999 World Pool League

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "IPT Player Biography: James Rempe". International Pool Tour. 2008. http://www.internationalpooltour.com/Players/Bio_Rempe_James.aspx. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  2. "Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame". BCA-Pool.com. Billiard Congress of America. Archived from the original on 2007-03-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20070331115017/http://www.bca-pool.com/cgi/site/framegate.cgi?url=http://www.bca-pool.com/industry/hof/hof.shtml&cat=i. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  3. "One in the Corner, Nose in the Side". National Billiard News: p. 3. April 1977.
  4. Venzke, Bruce (April 1977). "Pot Shots". National Billiard News: p. 9.