Although Cue-Tech itself has only been around since 1989, its history goes back another
5 years to the mid-1980's
In 1984, Randy Goettlicher founded the Academy of Billiards from which he ran the
SouthWest Eightball League in the Dallas area. Having a number of league players
interested in learning how to play pool, he offered classes to any who were interested.
Meanwhile, sometime during the late 1980's, Leslie Rogers began developing and testing
his own instructional concepts - mainly out of frustration with inconsistencies and
obscurities in much of the instructional materials on the market at that time.
In 1989, a chance meeting between Randy and Leslie sparked the idea of a dedicated
instructional facility. Together with Daniel Beckman and Richard Lohr, Cue-Tech was
founded and operations began.
After numerous trial runs with volunteer students, the Cue-Tech team developed a solid
course format, and Cue-Tech opened to the public.
Cue-Tech continues to revise it's curriculum guided by suggestions from their students.
Add to that the research that goes into modern teaching methods and information from
specialists in many fields, each revision enhances the Cue-Tech Course.