2014 Kentucky State 9-Ball Champion, Rack and Cue, Campbellsville, KY




  
ACUI Collegiate 9-Ball Champion (representing Lindenwood University) at
Virginia Tech, May 2014



2012 BEF Junior National 9-Ball Champion (19 and under)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July 11-15





Great Southern Billiard Tour--1st Place


Pictured with runner-up Justin Bergman
Michael's Pool Room in Fairfield, Ohio
April 2012





2011 Kentucky State 9-Ball Champion


 Landon successfully defended his state title  
at the Rack and Cue in Campbellsville, Kentucky on March 13, 2011.


 

USA Champion Landon Shuffett
On July 11, 2010 Landon won the 19-and-Under (19U) BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship. Landon went undefeated winning 6 matches. This was Landon's second title in the 19U division and his fourth straight junior national championship. Landon earned a spot on Team USA for the fifth time and will compete at the world tournament this fall.  Landon won various prizes and a BEF scholarship of $1,000.





2010 Kentucky State 9-Ball Champion

In a field of 30 players at the Rack and Cue in Campbellsville, KY,
on April 3-4, Landon won 8 of 9 matches in route to his first state championship.

 





Coming off a 7th-place finish at the Junior World Championships in Managua, Nicaragua, and a 2nd-place finish at the Campbellsville Rack and Cue Viking Tour event, Landon finally made the winner's circle on November 22 at the Great Southern Billiard Tour Buckeye Championship at Michael's Billiards in Fairfield, Ohio.
Pictured with Landon are Michael and 2nd-place finisher Alex Olinger of Dayton.










USA Champion Landon Shuffett shown with Runner-Up and Team USA member Jesse Engel of Minnesota.

On July 26, 2009 at Illinois State University in Bloomington, Landon won the 19-and-Under (19U) BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship. Landon went undefeated winning seven matches. This was Landon's first title in the 19U division and his third straight national championship. Landon earned a spot on Team USA for the fourth time and will compete at the world tournament in November in Nicaragua. Landon won various prizes and a BEF scholarship of $1,000. Forty-six players competed for the 19U division title.


 





Fourteen-year-old Landon Shuffett moved through a field of 55 players to take home the $1,000 first-place prize and crystal trophy in the Great Southern Billiard Tour’s return to Greenville, SC. For the complete story go to Insidepoolmag.com






On March 24, 2009 at age 14, Landon ran his first 100 on his home 4 1/2 X 9 Diamond Professional.

Landon's current high run of 159 occurred on November 1, 2009 at the Rack and Cue in Campbellsville, KY.






Landon with Tournament Director Truman Hogue
On January 4, 2009, Landon won the Truman Hogue 9-Ball Invitational Tournament at Bank Shot Billiards in Louisville, Kentucky. In the 32-player field Landon won 6 of 7 matches in route to his first-place finish.

 





Landon with 2008 Junior World 9-Ball Champion Pin-yi Ko of Chinese Taipei. Landon won 2 matches and lost 2 matches and finished 12th place in the 19-under event. Reno, Nevada




Landon wins Viking Amateur Tour Event. Landon with Marcus Pendley of Hickory, NC October 2008. Landon won 8 out of 9 matches to top the 32-player field at Double-Hill Billiards in Hixson, TN.

Click the above link to read the complete story from AZ Billiards









Jacksonville Lucasi and Dragon Promotions Event-August 2008

In the 14.1 event, Landon's best match was against Austin Murphy when Landon ran a 47 at midmatch and closed the match with a run of 36 winning 125 to 89. In the U.S Amateur Championship, Landon placed 5th/6th in a field of 91. In the 10-Ball (19U) Junior World Championship Landon finished in a tie for 5th. Landon lost to Austin Murphy 9-6.






Landon Shuffett Wins Back-to-Back National Championships (with BEF director Laura Smith)

On July 13, 2008, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Landon won the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship (14U) by winning 8 of 9 matches. Landon won a spot on Team USA to compete in Reno, Nevada for the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships, a BEF $1,000 educational scholarship, and was recognized as a 2008 BEF Academic All-American Scholar. Landon also won the 2008 Dr. Cue's National Artistic Pool Championship (14U).



Derby City Classic January 2008 Landon finished 46 in a field of 350. Landon is playing Efren Reyes





Tournament Arena at the Sauerland Stern Hotel

November 27-30, 2007  Willingen, Germany  World Junior Championships
Landon won 3 matches and lost 2 as noted below in the chart from the WPA-Tour.  Landon finished tied for 9th in a field of  39 players from 20 countries.

 


 

 

2007 BEF Junior National Champion (14U)

 

On July 15 at Minnesota State University Landon won the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship (14U).  In the 45-player field Landon won 8 of his 9 matches.  Landon won a $1,000 educational scholarship, Predator cue, and a spot on Team USA to compete in Germany for the World Junior Championships.  Landon was also recognized as a BEF Academic All-American Scholar.

 

 

 

 

Landon competes in World 10 Ball Championship

Jacksonville May 2007

Landon won against Matis of Spain 10-4 and Balesteros of Spain 10-6.  Landon was defeated by Foldes of Greece 10-7 and Kiamco of the Phillipines 10-8.

 

 

 

 

Charlie Williams preps Landon for an ESPN appearance.

Photo by JCIN.

 

Landon competed in the UPA U. S. Pro Championships in Los Angeles in March 2007.  Landon won his first match 11-0.  Landon then lost to 4th-place finisher, Rob Saez 11-7, and UPA Rookie of the Year Matt Krah, 11-9.  Look for Landon and his sister Kiley when ESPN airs the event semi-finals and finals. 

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

        Landon and YuRam holding the commemerative cueball

 

1,000th Match

Landon won his one thousandth tournament match on March 9, 2007.  Believe it or not...As fate or fortune would unfold, Landon played YuRam Cha for the monumental milestone!  YuRam only made one mistake in the match, but it was Landon's night as he went on to win the match and also garner his 61st overall tournament victory.

 




           
Landon lagging for the break with Buddy Hall

Derby City Classic--9-Ball Division
Louisville, Kentucky,
January 2007
Landon, in his 7th year at the DCC, played very well winning 3 of 5 matches.  Landon was stopped in the 5th round, 7-4, by the legendary Buddy Hall.  Landon became the youngest player to cash-in in the 9 years of Derby City tournaments.  Two years ago at age ten, Landon became the youngest player to ever win a match at The Derby City Classic.

 

 

 

9-25-06  U. S. Open 9-Ball Championships, Chesapeake, VA
Landon became the youngest player to win a match in the 31-year history of the U. S. Open.  Landon defeated Jui-Lung Chen 11-7, lost to Brian Groce 2-11,  and lost to Jeremy Jones 5-11.

 

 

 

 

2006 BCA Junior National 9-Ball Tournament, July 5th-8th, University of Arizona:  

Landon took an early exit this year with 1 win and 2 losses.   The Shuffett family wishes Team USA much success in Australia at the World Youth Championship this October.



 

Landon was featured on Ripley's, Believe it or Not! television series for his general success as a 7 year-old junior player.  You can find his picture in the 2005 edition on page 102.

 

 Landon is shown at Highpockets in Memphis in September 2005 playing former U.S. Open Champion Reid Pierce.   Landon lost 9-6.

 

 

Landon Competes at the Junior World Championships which took place at Cap Worth in Velden, Austria.

TEAM USA

(photo courtesy Tracy Hart)

 After a long and eventful week in Austria, the awards ceremony proved to be well worth the trip. Not only did Anna Kostanian bring home a bronze medal for Team USA, Landon Shuffett was recognized as well. Not for his place and finish, but for his manners and professionalism. Tournament Director, Jorgen Sandman, who is also President of the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS), awarded Landon the “Fair Play” trophy for his “professionalism, manners, ability and common respect for the sport of billiards”. Landon received the award and was happy to be recognized as a fair player at the event.

(courtesy Tracy Hart)


 

 

 


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