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David Rothall

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David Rothall

Born:  February 7th 1984

Birthplace:  Murray Bridge, South Australia

Resides:  Adelaide, South Australia

Playing Cue:  OB-122 with an OB Classic Plus Shaft (19oz)


About David: 

David started playing pool at the age of 15 and immediately fell in love with cue sports. He won numerous junior and under 21 state titles before completing a university Honours degree in nanotechnology, in 2008. His dedication to excelling then showed through his pool game, which improved out of sight upon returning to American pool and started going deep in almost every tournament, making multiple tournament finals in a row before winning his first national title in 2010.

Throughout his career David has successfully balanced pool with study. While undertaking a physics PhD under one of the highest scholarships in South Australia, David has won a further 6 Australian pool tournaments and represented Australia overseas multiple times. His career highlights so far include winning 5 out of 8 matches at the 2012 World Teams Championships in Beijing and beating Huidji See at the WPA 2011 World 10 Ball Championships (then Huidji proceeded to win the title) and Darren Appleton/Daryl Peach at a 8 Ball scotch doubles match in the 2012 World Teams Championships. 

 David is proud to have represented Australia at the 2014 World Teams Championships in Beijing. After completing his PhD in 2015 David hopes to travel overseas to either America or Europe for more opportunities to not only further his scientific career but to also further develop his game and potentially turn professional or semi professional.

Quote from David about OB:

OB cues are effortless to use. I adapted to my OB cue almost instantly and would recommend them to anybody


Accomplishments in American pool:

(2014, 2013, 2011)  Australian 10 Ball Singles Champion

(2013, 2011) Australian 9 Ball Scotch Doubles Champion

(2013, 2011) Australian representative at the World Cup of Pool

(2012) Won 5 out of 8 matches at the 8/9/10 Ball World Teams Championships at Beijing. Australia qualified for the last 16 of the tournament. Beat Darren Appleton/Daryl Peach in their ast 16 match in the 8 Ball Scotch Doubles

(2012) Oceania 9 Ball Singles Runner up

(2011, 2010) Australian 9 Ball Open Singles Champion

(2011) Attended the WPA World 10 Ball Championships in the Philippines. Beat Huidji See in the double elimination stage

(2011) Attended the WPA China Open 9 Ball tournament in Shanghai

(2010) Australian 10 Ball Singles Runner up

(2009) Australian 9 Ball Open Singles Runner Up

(2009) 3rd in VNEA World Championships Regular 8 Ball Singles division

Accomplishments in English (WEPF) 8 Ball

(2014) South Australian Singles Champion

(2014, 2013) South Australian Doubles Champion

(2013) Australian 8 Ball Championships – South Australian representative and Champion in the teams event

(2013) Geelong Open Singles Champion