The World Artistic Pool Champs have been dominated by USA players over the last five years. Specifically the domination of the world artistic pool champs has been by one USA man, Mike Massey.
The champion in 2005 was Mike Massey (USA), in 2004 it was Lukasz Szywala (Poland), in 2003 and 2002 again it was Mike Massey (USA), in 2001 it was Charles Darling (USA) and then in 2000 it was once more Mike Massey (USA). Mike Massey is also a champ of many of the pool trick shot events. He began performing pool trick shots in 1975 and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.