Ewa Mataya Laurance is a world, European, U.S., national, and Swedish billiards tournaments champion. Twice named player of the year by leading billiard publications, she has also earned WPBA’s Sports Person of the Year Award and served as its president. Ms. Laurance writes a monthly column for Pool & Billiard Magazine. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Mitchell, and daughter, Nikki.
Thomas C. Shaw, managing editor of Pool & Billiard Magazine, has authored The Proprietor’s Manual: How to Open and Operate a Successful Billiard Room and numerous articles on pool. Mr. Shaw lives in Charleston, South Carolina.