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This website is dedicated to one of the most accomplished female Billiards players to ever grace a pool hall. Please feel free to browse through this site and learn more about the legend - LoreeJon Hasson.
World class pocket billiard champion LoreeJon Hasson has won several world championship titles and holds the world record as the youngest player to ever win a world championship title in pocket billiards.
With over 50 major titles, it is not hard to recognize LoreeJon Hasson as one of the most well known and influential names in the billiard industry.
LoreeJon Hasson (formerly LoreeJon Jones or LoreeJon Ogonowski) began playing billiards at the age of 4 at her home in Garwood, New Jersey. Recognizing her talent, LoreeJon's father built wooden boxes around the table so she would be the correct height for him to teach her the sport. Her father was her instructor, and her mother became her daily practice partner.
LoreeJon ran her first rack of balls at age 5. LoreeJon performed her first trick shot at age 6 in Chicago at a men's World Straight Pool tournament. She knew at that moment she would be doing this the rest of her life.
At age 11, she became a pro player with the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) and came to be known as "Queen of the Hill." At age 15, she won the World Straight Pool Tournament, becoming the youngest player, male or female, ever to win a world title, a feat noted by the Guinness Book of World Records.
From 1987 to 1993, she won 18 tournaments, including her third WPBA National Championship. When she won the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World Championship, she had held every title possible in women's professional pocket billiards. Her greatest victories are eight World Championships, three National Championships, and three WPBA US Open titles.
At the time of her 2002 induction into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame, and 2008 Women's Professional Billiard Association Hall of Fame, she held over 50 major titles, and over the course of her career was recognized five times as "Player of the Year" by Pool & Billiards Magazine and Billiards Digest.
LoreeJon has made countless television appearances, and has done many radio interviews. She has not only performed at many corporate functions (Altria, Michelin, Sony, Fluor, to name a few) and trade shows, but she loves golf and plays in many pro/am celebrity events for charity. LoreeJon recently, and proudly has come back from doing a tour entertaining our troops.
LoreeJon, considered by many to be one of the best female pocket billiard players to ever grace a pool hall, has enjoyed much success during her professional career without a doubt. As of late LoreeJon has decided to come out of retirement and will be attending the 2016 Tornado Open Billiard Tournament at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood Florida September 28th through October 2nd . LoreeJon is proudly sponsored by Southern Billiards.
World Billiard Championships
U.S. Open Championships
Player Of The Year Awards
In 1970, at the young age of 5 LoreeJon stepped up to the 10ft Gandy pool table as she had done so many times before and ran a whole rack without missing a single shot.
One year after LoreeJon ran her first rack at the age of five, she was impressing the audience at a men's World Straight Pool Chamionship tournament with some amazing trick shots. The young dynamo was only 6 years old!
At age 11, LoreeJon Ogonowski turned pro with the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA). LoreeJon became known in the billiard world as "The Queen Of The Hill".
At age 15, LoreeJon won the 1981 World Straight Pool Championship Tournament. The "Queen Of The Hill" became the youngest player (male or female) to ever win a world title in pocket billiards beating Willie Masconi's age 17 record. LoreeJon is recognized by the Guinness Book Of World Records for this tremendous accomplishment which currently remains unchallenged.
LoreeJon, continuing to dominate pro players from around the world, beat Pro Player Jean Balukas at Red's in Houston Texas. Jean was believed to be one of the best Pro Players in the world at that point. After LoreeJon's win and after discovering the difference a well crafted cue can make, She quickly signed as a sponsored Pro Player. "The moment I hit the first ball with my new cue I just knew something had changed. From that point on I never looked back." - LoreeJon
In 1993, LoreeJon put on a stunning display of skill and talent when She beat The Black Widow, Jeanette Lee for her first WPA Women's World Nine-Ball Championships in Königswinter, Germany. What LoreeJon had achieved by this time is nothing short of amazing, holding every title possible in women's professional pocket billiards.
From 1994 to 1996, Gordon's Gin and Vodka signed on as the sport's first outside industry corporate sponsor, with a series of $50,000 events that drew unprecedented media coverage as well as additional television exposure on the Sports Channel and ESPN. LoreeJon captivated Billiards fans everywhere when she dominated the series winning three out of the four tournaments. She went on to win the Baltimore Billiard Classic and the St. Croix Press Twin Cities Classic that same year.
Winning dozens of other smaller tournaments, LoreeJon began to focus on her growing family and considered retirement. The Prodigy known as "Queen of the hill" went on to host charity events and exhibitions full time. LoreeJon's skills on the pool table have generated countless amounts of money towards Susan B. Komen cancer research, American Veterans, and Children's Hospital, just to name a few.
LoreeJon is inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. At the time of her induction, she held over 50 titles, and over the course of her career, LoreeJon was recognized five times as “Player of the Year” by Pool & Billiard Magazine and Billiards Digest.
While continuing to raise money for her favorite charities through exhibitions and events, LoreeJon has decided to come out of retirement and join the ranks of the elite once again.
While continuing to raise money for her favorite charities through exhibitions and events, LoreeJon has decided to come out of retirement and join the ranks of the elite once again. She will be competing in the Tornado Open September 28th through October 2 at the Hard Rock Casino In Hollywood Florida.