1915 - 1978
Foundational Years
  1. An Early Introduction

    Early 1918

    Back in 1918 Pool was invented.

1979 - 1995
Gospel Trick Shot takes shape and RACK vision starts
  1. Eighties

    Hair Bands

    Back in Black.

1996 - 1999
Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. officially starts
  1. New Millinium

    Y2K

    Beginning of a new Era.

2000 - 2004
GTS expands nationally and internationally as RACK begins to take shape
  1. GTS

    Explosion Worldwide

    Ministry expands to many countries and continents

2005 - 2009
GTS explosion worldwide
  1. GTS

    and Rack

    Partnerships formed.

2010 - 2013
Gospel Trick Shot, RACK, and more partnerships
  1. Harlem

    Around the World

    Four Continents

2014 - 2018
Globetrotting with GTS and RACK
  1. GTS Ministry

    Goes Online

    YouTube, Websites

2019 - 2021
Ministry transition begins with online added
  1. An Early Introduction

    Early 1918

    Back in 1918 Pool was invented.

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The Vault

Welcome to "The Vault!" This is where we have some of the greatest archived videos and information on the history and legacy of Artistic Pool. Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King and other facts what will make you and your friends say, "Wow! I didn't know that!"

Gospel Trick Shots – Shots for Training, Discipling, & Outreach Shows

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Artistic Pool “Sport Gift” – History, Legacy Listings, Promo Videos

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Official Artistic Pool "Sport Gift"


Timeline History / Foundation


Artistic Pool History


Artistic Pool Event Registry


(850+ champions & 350+ events)


Junior – Amateur – Professional


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APPA Logo Final with Text



Artistic Pool Special Promo Videos


This is Artistic Pool!


America's Got Artistic Pool!


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Nostalgia Items – Magnetic nuggets from the past & much more



Martin Luther King Jr. – Pool video (2 min. 54 sec.) entitled "MLK: Pool Shark for the People"

Miracle at 1982 McDermott Masters Trick Shot Championship

Description: This video presents a dynamic and exciting competition featuring the top trick shot artists of this era. At 18:45 of the timeline something very unusual happens on a popular trick shot. Tom Rossman, known as "Hoppe Toad" at the time (now Dr. Cue) appears to lose his rhythm and lags in the total score against his two opponents. What happens next is very strange, to say the least, as Tom miraculously starts his assent to victory.


This event catapults "Hoppe Toad" / "Dr. Cue" into the media spectrum, in a way that God uses to develop a "table trotter" entertainment, teaching, and competitive career for over 35 years — all leading up to ministry witness under the GTS RACK Rooms project online, reaching people worldwide to:

"Play Skillfully with A Shout of Joy" (Psalms 33:3)

2017 BCA Hall Of Fame ("Dr. Cue" Induction)

(Edited Version — 41+ minutes)

Most players consider the "pinnacle of their game journey" to be inducted into the BCA Hall Of Fame. Even though "Dr. Cue" did not seek this lofty goal, God had other plans. God knew people would listen to Biblical truths and the Gospel message if a player speaking about them had industry validated credentials both on and off the table. Dr. Cue realized that the highest "pinnacle in life" was to be assured eternity in heaven by accepting Jesus Christ as one's personal Lord and Savior. This spiritual Hall of Faith "gift", so to speak, is all that really matters and everyone can have it free of charge. All honor, glory, and praise to God for the "amazing grace" His Son Jesus gave us ALL on the Cross. May the message of this video given by "Dr. Cue's" induction speech inspire and provide hope for each person in the billiard industry and beyond.

Enjoy and Blessings to ALL!

Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman

Dr Cue Doing HOF Speech

Mike Massey and Steve Lillis classic show at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in 2006

Description: This is a Classic Gospel Trick Shot Show with Mike Massey and Steve Lillis at Southern Illinois University in 2006 with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and the SIU Bowling and Billiards as the hosts and sponsors.

Steve Lillis special classic show on Albanian National TV working with the Albanian National Billiard Team in 2006.

This is great video showing team training in an international setting.


Another classic with Tom Rossman and Steve Lillis at a public school in New Jersey.


Description: Here are some trick shots in a local public school for a show called Science, Math, and Life Lessons with Steve Lillis and Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman during the first week of school in 2018-2019.


Another classic McDermott Booth show


Description: This is a classic Gospel Trick Shot show (21 min 29 sec) by Steve Lillis in the McDermott Booth at the Hopkins Expo on March 19, 2014 with a memorial tribute to the founder Jim McDermott. 


To enjoy more topics of interest for GTS RACK Rooms, please click on the desired graphic image under the Q & Cue Characters section located in the middle of the home page!

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