December 5, 2007
Fastest Jump Shooter in Billiards: world record set by Rocky Lane
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Rocky Lane (real name: Wilfred Royce Lane) is the Fastest
Jump Shooter in Billiards. Rocky set a World Record in Billiards,
by jump shooting and clearing all 15 Balls off the Pool table within
This world record remains undefeated, to
date, and Rocky is still considered the fastest undefeated Jump
Shooter in Billiards, throughout the world. Photo: Mr. Rocky Lane , with his Pool Students
at the Hong Kong FCC Pool Society Academy, executes a legitimate
jump shot raising the Cue ball up over the Orange five ball, to
a level of 12 inches from the table, and it descends down upon the
black eight ball which disappears into the center pocket.
This shot is known to have been radar checked at 40
mph whilst in mid air.
Many of his class students, are known faces in
the Hong Kong Corporate world , as Presidents and Vice presidents
of multinationals, and Rocky's Sunday Pool Academy at the FCC, comes
in quite handy for those too busy to spend hours in a Pool Hall
learning the hard way, of slow experience.
Rocky is a keen Pool Player who plays Competition
Pool Tournaments in different parts of the world. He does not claim
to be a professional player or even a Pro-Amateur player, although
others have said this of him. (enlarge
He simply plays the game with Passion, and yes,
he has collected a few trophies and prizes along the way, in his
amateur pool playing career.
He was inspired into the sport by his former
late father in law, Mr. Norm Stockman, 1972 snooker champion for
New Zealand, in the 70's, where Rocky played the Australasian pro
circuit, for two years, then gave it a rest for 26 years and rejoined
the sport in early 2002, and thereafter picked up some club trophies
and titles, only six months later.
His real name is Wilfred Royce Lane, he was born
in Suva, Fiji and his family migrated to New Zealand when he was
the tender age of 6 months old. He was raised in a "Walton style
Family" environment in the farming community of Hot Water Beach,
Here his father was a share milker and with seven
mouths to feed, his 40% share of the butter fat equating to ten
pounds per week didn't go far. But, they had taken a five year contract
and had to make it work.
Rocky was educated at Whenuakite School, a mile long
walk down the dusty road to the bus stop, then it was onto Glenavon
Primary, Blockhouse Bay Intermediate, Lynfield College and the University
of Auckland, New Zealand. Following his military service for his
country, came a Police career during which time he acquired legal
studies, graduated and was elevated to a Prosecutor.
He pursued many hobbies including Martial arts, and
as a 4th dan black belt acquired a gold medal for New Zealand in
the heavy weight karate division of the 1986 Highland games.
Following his retirement from active service
as a Prosecutor in the late eighties, Rocky began a new life in
Hong Kong in 1989 serving as a Legal Consultant for Immigrants,
pursuing a better life in a better place; he also extended his expertise
to multinationals seeking legal services.
The Sport is now turning very professional with
greater prize money given out. Winners are getting up to US $200,000
and the top 32 players, in an international tournament with a 256
playing field, receiving US $5000 each. "Like Golf and Boxing, Pool
players can now become millionaires inthis professional sport,"
Rocky trains three days a week, doing around
20 hours per week on the table, and can be seen live at Star Billiards
at the Highland Park Mall at Pakuranga, Auckland.
runs coaching classes for beginners, every Wednesday from 8pm to
10pm, which is FREE to the public.
For those, who can't make it to the coaching
clinic, you can order
the public movie, "POOL - From Beginner to Champion @ 2004",
an instructional DVD for beginners from Rocky's website www.rockylane.org.