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Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2016 – Retired Marine, world famous trick shot artist, and past president of the World Pool Billiard Association – Artistic Pool Division Nate “Okinawa Slim” Bryant is pleased to announce that he has been nominated for the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Hall of Fame by one of his long time and loyal sponsors McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC.

“McDermott Cue feels they have nominated and endorsed a highly suitable individual for the Hall of Fame,” said Andy Werner Director of Sales and Marketing. “Nate ‘Okinawa Slim’ Bryant is McDermott Cue’s longest serving ambassador, having joined us in June 1982. His service to our company, our customers, and the greater pool community is certainly remarkable and deserves recognition.”

A full listing of Nate’s accomplishments can be found on McDermott’s website:

“From the time I first grabbed a cue at my father’s billiard parlor in Sanford Florida, I have loved this game,” said Okinawa Slim. “To think that I’m being considered for inclusion in this list along with legends—including James “Cisero” Murphy, the first African American to be inducted; Jeanette ‘The Black Widow’ Lee; Allen Hopkins; and Mike Massey—is an incredible honor.”

Each year, the Billiard Congress of America inducts members from one of two categories: Greatest Player and Meritorious Service. Slim is nominated in the Meritorious Service category for his work within the billiard industry as well as efforts with other organizations to bring the joy and excitement of this sport to others around the world.

Okinawa Slim’s honors include being the top African American trick shot artist in the world for three years, past President of the World Pool and Billiards Association’s Artistic Pool Division and many notable instances of engagement with the broader community. His charitable works include supporting the Boys and Girls Club, Senior Citizens and those who are less fortunate.  He was also honored with the 1998 and 1999 Outstanding Georgia Citizen awards from the State of Georgia as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Nate “Okinawa Slim” Bryant is available immediately for interviews. Print Quality images are also available upon request. For more information, please contact Nate “Okinawa Slim” Bryant at 770-310-7546 or

About Nate “Okinawa Slim” Bryant:

Okinawa Slim’s love of pool began at the age of 7 when he stacked two soda crates on top of each other so he could reach the table and play his first game in his father’s billiard parlor. Later after joining the United States Marine Corps he earned his name “Okinawa Slim” while stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

By his 20’s Slim was competing against players in Japan, Australia, Guam, Korea, and the United States, including billiard legends Allen Hopkins, Lou Butera, Mike Massey, Little Al Romero, Jimmy Caras, Minnesota Fats, and Johnny Archer.

Since that time he has won numerous titles and won more than 100 tournaments worldwide! Including more than 100 professional trick shot exhibitions. Slim is currently working on a book.


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Photo Credit: McDermott Cues’

Editor: Shaylyn Arthurs

Article By: Andy Werner

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