Claim to Fame:
Having said that, Sigel hates to play defense! His cue used to have a little fishhook design as in "reel in the fish" for money!
Like many great 9-ballers, Sigel is a Straight Pool champ, whose Hi-Run is 346! He has won a record 106 pro tournaments (that's at major competition, not including many local and regional events). He has won amazing 10 world titles (five of them official recognized by the WPA as others are with now defunct pool organizations).
Shooting for Trudeau:
Sigel’s first historic match for the IPT was for “8-Ball Championship Of The World” against Loree Jon Jones, with both players then ranked far below the several top dozen men and women’s players in the world. Sigel handily won the $200,000 first prize and was later crushed by “The Magician,” Efren Reyes, in the match that followed.
Pain Felt in Person:
I wanted to chop the ball in half to see the magic mechanism Sigel had hidden inside. But no need to do so—I was able to shoot the same cue ball as Sigel, to my personal dissatisfaction.
Mike Sigel is a great pool player and a great marketer and cue equipment promoter. A bright future remains for him.