The Entrepreneurial Spirit Lives On in Pool ~ “Mighty” Joe Young


Meet John Tidd.

It is always inspiring to hear the successes where opportunity meets hard work. In an industry where it is commonly heard and feared for the lack of interest and growth, John Tidd of Crown Billiard Supply, found such an opportunity.

His story is not unlike yours or mine—the colorful balls rolling and bouncing from one end to another, that unique sound of cue hitting cue ball and of course the satisfaction of pocketing balls—envelops you and you fall in love. His introduction started at 15 years of age.

His accomplishments are many and highly respectable.

He is the owner and operator of Crown Billiard Supplies (a retail pro shop out of Burke’s Billiards in Torrington, CT), an authorized dealer for Balabushka, McDermott and Schon Cues and retailer of dart supplies. He has his own brand (and design) of custom cues called 683 Custom Cues with a raving endorsement from World Trick Shot Artist Andy Segal, forged a relationship with custom cuemaker Mark Theriault of MT Cues and together, commissioned one of a kind cues for local tournament winners.

What’s more impressive, is that John has done all of this within the past three years.

Seeing a need to support local players