The Biggest Little Poolroom. ~ Bob Nunley

Pictured above: Just a few of our plaques and their winners. Left to right: Clyde Burchard, Wayne McDonald, Greg Kreutzer, Bob Nunley, John James & Gary Johnson.

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains—just outside Mountain Home, Arkansas—is The Billiard Club, owned by John James of Flippin, Arkansas. The Billiard Club is a small room, but with big guns for a small town. Mountain Home only has a population of a little over 12,000, but there are some fine pool players in the area.

A little about the Club: The Club is located three and a half miles north of Mountain Home on Highway 5 North, between Mountain Home and Midway, Arkansas. There are four nine foot tables, two Brunswick Gold Crowns and Two Ohlhausen Pro’s. Billiard Club LLC is a Private Club, but is open to non-members and guests anytime a member is on the premises.

It’s just a small four table room, but it’s not the size of the club that’s impressive, rather the quality of the players.


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Among the player members are three State Champions, including John James, (who has won the State Championship six times,) three Arkansas Pool Player Association “Player of the Year” winners, and a multitude of runners up.

The Club puts on two tournaments a week for members and guests. These are usually mixed among 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, and a strange “blend” tournament where all three games are played in every match.

Not only are there constantly tournaments to play, but the Billiard Club also will start hosting Pocket Billiards Classes through Arkansas State University in the Fall of 2015.

In addition to the Local Tournaments, during the fall, winter and spring, the Club is an A