For looking so young, Linda is old school. She’s pool through and through with over 50 years of competitive billiards experience coursing through her veins.
Previous to the COVID19 pandemic, Linda was aligned with the WPBA and played in pro tournaments. She’s got a FargoRate over 500 and won the BCA Grand Masters 8 Ball championship in 2011, but that’s not all. Linda’s tournament resume is deep and riddled with podium finishes. In addition to being the first female house pro at Jillian’s Billiard Club in Seattle, she’s a Tournament Director and the founder of the Northwest Women’s Amateur Tour. She’s currently the house pro at her local pool room “Rack ‘Em” in Medford, OR.
People like Linda are staples of our pool community and we’re happy to have her on team Salotto.
My name is Tracy A Blevins. I am 43 years old. I have been playing for two years now (took about a 22-year break) played for about six years then
My favorite place to play is JOBS in Nashville Tenn.
I am currently starting to play USAPL
My favorite player would be Tony Chohan (the T-rex)🦖
I shoot with a Meucci Century 3 with pro shaft pyramid med tip McDermott L22 with i3 Shaft Action Jump Break with white diamond Tip & Predator chalk
Fargo is 380 right now
Best story: Last year got to hang out with Francisco Bustamante during a tournament he must not have minded my company because he came to where I was at and talked to me and we just hung out and watched some guys play a game I wasn’t familiar with (golf) he wasn’t either but understood more than me, it was a good time.
How long have been playing pool?
I have been playing pool since I was able to stand on my own two feet. My mother has been a lifelong avid pool player for over 40 years, so when I was about 3 years old I
would set up a crate of some kind in order for me to see over the table. I have regained my passion for the game and have been playing much more while promoting the game with my podcast Chalk Is Cheap.
What’s your favorite place to play?
My home pool hall is Top Hat Tavern in Superior, Wisconsin. Great
place, 10 diamond tables and a 3-cushion billiards table.
Do you play leagues?
I play in and operate the Superior Trailblazers Pool League located in Superior,
Wisconsin. Sanctioned by MPA Midwest Pool Players Association / American Cue
Who’s your favorite pool player?
My favorite pool player to watch is a guy named Tom Wasserman
who is a local player in the Twin Ports area. He does some amazing things on the pool
table. As far as pro players it is tough to name just one current player but I think Corey
Deuel is at the top for me right now.
What cues and setups do you use?
I recently started shooting with a Balabushka GBGS. It is an absolutely gorgeous cue. I play with the original maple shaft with a HOW medium tip.
I use Master chalk. BLUE it must be blue. Chalking after every shot is worked into my pre-shot routine as well.
What’s your Fargorate?
I haven’t established my true Fargorating as of yet. Last I checked it was 558, I identify as an “A” player right now.
What’s your best pool story?
When I was about 12 years old I was able to play Mike Massey on local TV in the Twin Ports area. There were about 100 people in attendance and it was nerve racking for me at the time but it was a blast and I was able to string a few shots together. Of course in the end Mike beat me but he was very generous and one of the nicest guys in the pool community anywhere.