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Cliff Joyner Wins the Louie Roberts Award

The Derby City Classic Action/Entertainment Award

Gallery of Action at Derby City, Page 1 - More action, Page 2 - More action, Page 3


Since rolling balls were first introduced to a table in billiard’s distant past, cue sports have always enjoyed a lively tradition of after-hours action. Diamond Billiard Products and the Derby City Classic proudly celebrate that tradition with their annual Action/Entertainment Award.

The A/E Award is named after the late Louie Roberts, who embodied the high-rolling free-spirited and talented kind of player that crowds have always loved to gather and watch. Louie was a rare talent and genuine star in the action/entertainment side of pool. Whether he was flat broke or flush with cash didn’t seem to make a difference; Louie would find a game, and the crowd would find Louie. Whatever cash he held, he might wager on one match, on one game, or even on one shot; Louie had the confidence to bet it all.

Louie Roberts


Cliff Joyner, 2006 Louie Roberts

Action/Entertainment Award Winner

The Louie Roberts A/E Award is the only industry award that directly honors the contribution that the world of pool action makes toward the ongoing popularity of the sport. Recipients of the A/E award win free room and free entry fees for life to the Derby City Classic. Congratulations to Cliff Joyner, this year’s winner!


Previous Winners of the Louie Roberts Action/Entertainment Award

* 2003 Alex Pagulayan *

* 2004 Tony Watson *

* 2005 Scott Frost *

The principle sponsor of the Derby City Classic is Diamond Billiard Products

Gallery of Action at Derby City, Page 1 - More action, Page 2 - More action, Page 3

All color photos ©2006 Steve Booth All rights reserved.


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