Jim Burke(Credit: RIBSA – Jim in-play at The Ivy Rooms in Carlow, Ireland)


  • Location:
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Profession:
  • Retired Consultant Software Engineer – he was one of the early graduates of Computer Science in the 70’s, working around Europe. He settled back in Scotland in the late 80’s but continued to commute to Europe.
  • Highest Break (Practice):
  • 75
  • Highest Break (Match):
  • 48
  • Cue:
  • Mannock (pear shaft)
  • Tip:
  • 9mm


  • Jim re-joined the World Billiards Board of Directors as Company Secretary in July ’19. Read more on that here.
  • In 2017, he qualified as a WPBSA Billiards coach.


  • Jim is the author of the website. He was recruited to the management team in 2011 as the online specialist.
  • In 2005 he founded a successful Web Applications company which was acquired in 2010 after rapid growth. Jim then retired in order to improve his Billiards and Golf. Sadly this hasn’t worked – he is just as bad at them as ever.
  • He is happily married to Patricia (so he is told) and one son who has taken up the same career path as his Dad.

Contacting Jim:

You can contact Jim via email here.