Ask Ewa: How to Go Pro

Question for Ewa: How do I start to play professionally?—Kevin


Hi Kevin,

The best advice I can give you is to start by entering all local and regional events you can find. Then look to enter some of the larger events, when you feel you’re ready. When that is, is up to you.

I’m not sure what the procedure is to get on the men’s tour currently, but a good place to start would be on You should be able to find info on how to enter some of the Open tournaments there.

Shoot Straight!


Ewa LauranceEwa Mataya Laurance is one of the most visible superstars in the history of pocket billiards. Known as The Striking Viking, she took the billiard world by storm since she moved to the US from her native Sweden.

Following her childhood dream of becoming the best in the world, she continues to be a dominant presence on the international billiard scene.  Ewa is the current International and World Cup Trick Shot Champion, the holder of multiple World and US Open 9-ball titles, and has also won the Swedish, European and US National Championships in her incredible career. A former # 1 ranked player in the world, Ewa has received Player of the Year honors, been named WPBA Sportsperson of the Year, and in 2004, was inducted into the prestigious Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

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