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Jack Renfrow was right on cue in Vegas

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ATLANTA, Ill. (HOI) -- -

The names are legendary, Willie Mosconi, Minnesota fats, Jeanette lee.

Now let's add the name Jack Renfrow to the list.

The hours he spent with a cue in his hand were golden as he just proved in Vegas.

 Jack Renfrow made his big break in Vegas.

He's a rookie, started playing pool just under two years ago when he and his wife Betty put a table in their bowling alley, Red Wing Bowl. 

Last week he competed in the American Pool Association National Championship. 

Jack's the first in Logan county to place in the money, let alone win.

"Once I won that first rack it set in that this could happen. My opponent scratched on the 8 cause I had a good defensive shot and that put me in the winners circle. A nice trophy and 24 carat gold ring and cash prize," said the APA world Champion.

His prizes are coming in the mail soon. 

He said it was extremely nerve racking being in a room with over three hundred pool tables.

Jack said before it was his turn at the table he would calm himself by taking a nice deep breath.

"I won a lot because my opponents were more nervous than I was especially in the championship," said Renfrow.

Jack said that this can happen to anyone.

You don't have to play your whole life to win a title and he's living proof of that. 

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