American Pool: Past, Present, and Future

The Beginning of American Pool

The game of pool debuted in America in the 1700’s & the father of American Billiards is considered to be an Irish-born player named Michael Phelan (April 18, 1819 – October 7, 1871).

His father was an Irish immigrant who owned numerous pool halls in New York City & in 1823 Michael made the long journey to joi