My name is Stephen Hansen and I am originally from Sandusky, Ohio. My father was one of the best players in town back in the 1950's & 1960's. As a child, I grew up going to pool halls and bars watching my father play. He taught me the basics & love for the game of pool and I got hooked. In my late teens, my friends and I played a lot of 8 & 9 ball on the weekends. It kept us out of trouble and off the streets.
I attended Terra Community College nights while working full time at General Motors & received my Associates Degree in Electricity. After college I joined the US Navy, playing pool at every duty station, mostly at the American Legion's & VFW's. I retired from the US Navy and went to work for Chrysler Corp in Toledo, Ohio while attending Spring Arbor College evenings. I received my Bachelors Degree in Management & moved to Texas in 1999.
I have taken private lessons from Jerry Briesith, Mark Wilson, Randy G, Jeremy Jones, Nick Varner, Earl Strickland, Johnny Archer & Robin (Dotson) Bell. I believe that you can always learn something from others if you listen & want to improve your game.
I would like to give thanks to my mentors, tutors, teammates and friends for helping me along the way. Eric Smith, Randy G., Bill Suden, Claude Gragg and Carl Pearson.
I am a Certified BCA/CSI Referee & have refereed in local tournaments, events and the BCA Nationals in Las Vegas. I love the game so much I became an Instructor with the PBIA (Professional Billiards Instructor Association) & ACS (American CueSports). I am a Master level IV Instructor. I can certify Instructors to Recognized, Certified, Advanced & Master levels with PBIA & Level I, II, III & IV with ACS.
I teach kids (ages 8-18) monthly with Master Instructor Claude Gragg at UT Arlington in preparation for the Jr. National Tournament in Las Vegas.
I give billiard lessons, private or group, at local pool halls & at my home. Give me a call if you want to learn new things & improve your game.
To promote quality billiard instruction to men, women and children at all levels of proficiency. I am dedicated to training and certifying individuals to become professional quality billiard instructors.