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An Interview with Tyler Styer. ~ Suzanne Smith

How old were you when you started playing pool?

Tyler: I started playing when I was 14.

SS: What do you like about pocket billiards?

Tyler: I like the fact that you don’t get paid until you perform.

SS: What do you like to do besides play pool?

Tyler: Hang with friends, listen to music, run, go to baseball games.

SS: What are some of your proudest memories, both on and off the table?

Tyler: On the table was winning my first tournament. Off the table was competing in a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, New York.

SS: Who have been the most influential people in your life?

Tyler: My mom and dad.

SS: Who are your favorite players? Players you look up to the most?

Tyler: Efren Reyes, Earl Strickland, Shane Van Boening and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

SS: Do you have any advice for young players just starting out?

Tyler: Watch better players, practice to your favorite music for long periods of time and play better players. Believe in yourself.

SS: What are your goals for the future?

Tyler: Win the All Around at the Derby City Classic.

SS: How do you feel about the BEF {Billiard Education Foundation} and what they do for youth, for you in particular?

Tyler: The BEF is great! How many other people my age can travel around the world to do what they love?

SS: Are there any sponsors you would care to mention? Or people that have supported you on your journey?

Tyler: I would like to thank Terry Romine, Jr. for getting me involved with the game, and thank Jerry Briesath for taking me to the next level. I play with a Schon cue.

This interview occurred February 27, 2014.

Photo: Provided by Author Editor: Marcee Murray King

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