Johnny Archer!

The Official Website of World Famous Pool Player Johnny Archer 

News and Announcements from mid 2005-2000:

Johnny takes FIRST place!

Johnny places SECOND at the BCA Open 9-Ball Championships !!

 Has it ever been done?  Has any player been Player of the Year 3 years in a row?  Johnny is on his way - look out!

It's Official!  Johnny Archer is name Player of the Year for 2004 by Billiards Digest and Pool and Billiard!!


Johnny Archer earns the Number 1 ranking on the UPA Points List and Billiards Digest Points List for 2004!!  Congratulations, Johnny!

Johnny wins again!  Johnny won the Carolina 9-Ball tournament!  Read the story at  Congratulations, Johnny!!

Johnny will be one of the many celebrities playing in the Jimmy V Golf Classic!  See their website.  The event is Sept 30 through Oct 3 in North Carolina.

Johnny wins in New York!  Read all about his win over at  We spoke to Johnny and Melanie on Tuesday and we found out little Johnny Lee watched all of Johnny's matches but one.  Evidently he loves to watch Johnny play.  Is that a future pool player already?

Johnny Archer is a new Member of's "Ask the Pros" Forums Section!
Johnny "the Scorpion" Archer, the most recognizable professional me's player in Billiards, has joined to interact more frequently with his fans.  Do you have a question for Johnny?  Want expert advice from the best pool player in the last 20 years?  Then go to and click on "Johnny Archer."
We spoke to Johnny about getting closer to his fans, and he stated from his home in Georgia, "I want to be able to answer questions more timely.  This is the perfect avenue to get this accomplished."  Johnny added, while newly born Johnny Lee Archer, Jr was in his arms, "My fans mean a lot to me.  If I can help them improve their game from my experiences, then I want to do that.  I wanted the most efficient way to answer questions, and was able to help me do that."
Johnny Archer was named Player of the Decade for the 1990s and has already been named Player of the Year twice in the last three years.  Johnny, his wife Melanie, and their new baby live in Georgia.  Johnny is sponsored by Cuestix and endorses Scorpion Cues. 

Johnny is now sponsored by
Olhausen Billiards!!  Congratulations, Johnny!!  Read the Press Release.


Johnny is doing exhibitions with Earl Strickland and Mika Immonen in Japan before the World Championships in Taiwan.  Follow Johnny during the tournament at

Johnny has been invited to the Challenge of Champions in August!  In addition. Johnny has done two T.V. commercials for Olhausen and Scorpion Cues this past month!!  He will also be playing in the Jimmy V Golf classic in September in N.C.

Johnny wins in Florida!!  Read all about another great tournament for the Player of the Decade!

Just added!  See photos of Johnny while he was playing Tony Robles at the May 2004 BCA Championships!  Click here.

Johnny is the NEW House Pro at Mr. Cues II in Atlanta!

While we work on a more efficient way to post replies faster to your great questions,
read the latest round of answers from Johnny right here!


Congratulations to Johnny and Melanie!
Baby Boy and Family

Every fan, relative, and friend welcomes Johnny Lee Archer, Jr!
The beautiful baby boy was born on Friday night, March 5th at 11:46 pm. 
He weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 oz and is 20 and a half inches long!.

Johnny answers your questions!  
Did you submit Johnny a question in the last few months?   If so, look
here for answers directly from Johnny.

 Congratulations, Johnny! 
Johnny has once again been crowned the sought-after title of:
Player of the Year!! 
This makes it the 7th time Johnny has been Player of the Year.  Johnny Archer is the most recognized name and player in Billiards and 2003 was a great year for Johnny - he won 8 tournaments, including being on the winning USA Mosconi Cup Team, the winning USA Team at the Border Battle and the winning North Team at the Patriot Cup!  Not only that, Johnny was married to his lovely wife Melanie and they are expecting their first child, a boy, in March. 

Happy New Year From Johnny Archer to all of his Fans!

Johnny is HOT!  He's won many tournaments recently.  See his Calendar webpage and read the reports!

Did you see it?  Johnny was on Ripley's Believe it or Not! on September 3rd (Wednesday night).  Although he won against Jeremy Jones, he did not break the speed record of running run two racks.  It was obvious Johnny enjoyed himself and he put on a great show for the awesome crowd!


Ripley's Believe It or Not! invited Johnny and Jeremy Jones to a Speed Pool Challenge Match.  The Speed Pool record was 1 minute and 30 seconds, and they had Jeremy and Johnny timed against each other to try and beat the record.  They each had to break a rack of balls and then pocket all 15 balls, and then move to another table and break and do it again.  They were in a warehouse in LA, where other challenge matches were also going on to beat records.  Like a hot dog eating contest and the human scale (where two guys who were lying on their backs and concrete blocks were placed on them).  

Johnny wins the Molson Cup!  Back in May Johnny qualified for a spot in the Molson Cup (held in Laval Quebec Canada at Le Skratch Billiards) and on July 6th he won the tournament!  Congratulations, Johnny!  Read the full story here.

Photo courtesy of Chantal Vezina

Read the report and see even more pictures from the Pro Celebrity Am!

Johnny and Melanie
Photos courtesy of Diana Hoppe

Johnny's going to be at The Pool Room on June 27 for a Pro Celebrity Am.  Allison Fisher, Earl Strickland and Mike Coltrain, to name a few, will be there also.  Come and support Epilepsy Research for the Leon Bender Foundation!

Johnny does it again!!!  At the Predator Central Florida Pro 9-Ball Open May 29- June 2, at
Pro Billiards in Orlando, FL Johnny goes undefeated to win first place!!  View the brackets, online coverage, and even a small interview after his win about how his awesome year is going!  Congratulations, Johnny!!


Johnny wins in Canada!
Johnny defeated Alex Pagulayan 15-7 in the finals
to win the IBC Western Canadian Open 9-Ball Championships. See the brackets.
Johnny is currently ranked #1 in the world, and with his back-to-back first place finishes,
he might well be on his way to become player of the year (again)!

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe

The Molson Cup qualifier at LeSkratch Billiards is complete and the starting field of 102 players is now down to the final eight that will compete in July for the $10,000 first prize... and Johnny is one of them!  Congratulations, Johnny!!!

  The Molson Cup will take place July 3rd - 5th at LeSkratch Billiards in Laval Canada. The matches will be televised on TSN in Canada as well as on French Television. The $30,000 added event is sponsored by Molson X and LeSkratch Billiards.

Johnny winsin Valley Forge!   See the full the story on

Want to learn from Johnny?  Here's your chance!
Johnny will be an instructor at the
Predator Pro Pool School in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on
March 24-25, 2003 at Classic Billiards (near Valley Forge in the Philadelphia area).  Read all about the school and see how to join by clicking here.

There are many ranking systems out there now.  So how did Johnny finish the year 2002?  No matter which one you look at, Johnny is still one of the top players in the World!  He has a top 5 finish in each of the rankings!  Congratulations, Johnny!!

Johnny's 2002 End of Year Rankings:

Billiards Digest Power Index :
UPA : 5th

See Johnny on ESPN2 playing in the Mosconi Cup!  Sunday Dec 29th, 2-6pm Eastern.

Have you seen Johnny's picture in the Christmas Dec issue of Billiards Digest?  Check him out on page 58!!

Congratulations, Johnny!!  Johnny will again be representing the United States at this years Mosconi Cup!!  Read more information in the Press Release... and see his profile page on the official Mosconi Cup website!

Johnny and Melanie
Photo by Diana Hoppe

Congratulations to Johnny and Melanie who were married August 4th.
Want to see more photos from Johnny's wedding?  Visit the photo gallery at by clicking here.

Johnny's calendar has been updates with some recent awesome finishes!

Check out the pictures and report of Johnny in Dubai:

"Day 3:  For all it has been a most memorable week.  Whenarcher not competing these athletes have been feted by their hosts to desert safaris, sightseeing tours, shopping trips, and even an audience with the ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Muhammad Al Sharqi.  It has been an opportunity for people of different backgrounds to mingle and appreciate the lifestyles of one another.  Johnny Archer addressed the crowd before last evenings rounds and spoke of how people the world over have so much in common and how pleased he was that competitors from different cultures were given this experience to know one another and to compete in the spirit of worldwide brotherhood."


Johnny and Jeremy Jones 
(the only two Americans in the tournament)

Johnny's website was just named one of the "Best Player Websites" by Billiards Digest! (Feb 2002)

Bristol Billiards in Bristol Connecticut will be hosting a challenge match on March 12th between Johnny Archer and Santos Sambajon. This will be a race to 15 match with the  winner taking home $20,000. Fans  interested in watching  this match should call Bristol Billiards at 860-582-6174. 


Have you heard?  Johnny is getting married!  On August 4th Johnny will be marrying Melanie.  Congratulations, Johnny!

Pictures of Johnny at the Mosconi Cup now online!

Johnny's calendar has been updated.


Johnny finished the 2001 year ranked 3rd!  Congratulations, Johnny 
on another wonderful and exciting pool year!

Mosconi Cup winners!
(photo by Bill Greer)

Update:  The Americans win again!

Johnny is playing in the Mosconi Cup during the Holidays 
as the Americas are on the way to another win!

Johnny's calendar has been updated.

Johnny just heard he is invited to the Mosconi Cup once again!  Congratulations!
Also, Johnny won the Peninsula 9-Ball Open in August by running 10 racks in the final!

Johnny wishes to offer is his sincere condolences on the recent attacks on America.  His thoughts are on every American affected: to those in New York and Washington, to the rest of America because our freedom was attacked.  We will get through this together.

Write-up courtesy of
Johnny Archer recovered from an early round 9-6 loss to Max Eberle to come from the one loss side and  defeat Charlie Williams at the $1500 added event at Smiley's Place in Hampton Virginia. 

 Archer's chances looked slim early as Williams raced out to a 5-0 lead but scratched in game 6 and that was the opening Archer needed as he proceeded to run that rack and the next 10 in a row for an 11-5 lead. Charlie was able to get to the table in game 17 but could not close out the game and Archer won that and the next game for the 13-5 victory.

  Archer commented after the tournament, "I'm starting to play much better with my new cue and my confidence is really coming back. I am starting to make shots I haven't made in years."

Archer won $1,100 for first while Williams pocketed $625 for second. Current World 9-Ball Champion Mika
   Immonen finished in third and won $475 while Max Eberle took fourth and $350 in prize money. Nick  Varner and Slim Carney finished tied for 5th.

Johnny's calendar has been updated with this recent win and his next tournament at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. 

Johnny's calendar and photos pages have been updated 
with results from the World Championship.

Every page of Johnny's website has been updated!  Also, visit his new sections:
Only on the Internet
Scorpion Cues

Visit to see Johnny and Jeremy Jones via video competing at the Lucasi Central Florida Open back in early June. 

Pictures from the May BCA Open have been posted.

Johnny's calendar has been updated with recent finishes 
and his pool details section of his website has also been updated. 
Check out his new cue sponsor (available this summer!).

Johnny endorses the North American Challenge.  Visit their website.

Johnny answers a round of fan questions.

Johnny's calendar has been updated today.

Johnny has autographed nineballs for sale for his fans. 
Click here for more information! 

Johnny's details page has been updated. 
Johnny is a proud endorser of The Sardo Rack.

Johnny's calendar has been updated for the year 2000 and 2000-present.

The Americans WIN again at the Mosconi Cup!  See Johnny in action then check out all the stats!

Johnny Archer
Pic of Johnny for his fans. 
Johnny at the US Open Straight Pool Event, April 2000.

Johnny participated in a Breast Cancer charity event for the SEAL Tour back in Feb.  Pictures and a write up from the event are now online.

Johnny won the BCA Open 9-Ball Championship in Vegas last weekend. Pictures and thoughts from Johnny are now online

Johnny answers more fan questions today. 

Johnny took 9th in the US Open 14.1 Straight Pool Championship this past weekend in New York City. Pictures and thoughts from Johnny are now available

Johnny has answered some of the first batch of questions from his fans. 

Johnny took second in the Japan Open. 

The European Pocket Billiard Federation website has a nice interview with Johnny online. 

Johnny wins the Eurotour event in Rome. Click here for report and pictures.

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