James Samuels of Royal, Ark., was not only a player, but he and his father opened the first pool hall in a formerly dry county in Arkadelphia, Ark. The town rallied around his opening and James opened up an 8-team APA in house division with 10 tables. He loved the APA. James was only 22 years old when he was taken from this world in a motorcycle accident in May 2012. He will be missed greatly.