Chef Anton breaks world record with pool shot


The structure was more than 5 ft. tall, containing 11 stories and 22 pool balls.

Success! Chef Anton says he plans to submit his story to Guinness World Records and Ripley's Believe it or Not.

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To celebrate the Giants' Super Bowl championship and his 43rd birthday on February 5, Chef Anton (Anthony Riniti) set what he anticipates will be considered the world record for "World's Tallest Trick Shot." 

During the halftime celebration of his 31st annual Super Bowl Birthday Bash, Chef Anton says he surpassed the shot he used to win the United States Trick Shot Championships. 

"During the Trick Shot Championships, the shot was four stories tall with a total of 12 balls. The shot was ranked the most difficult trick shot in the competition," he says. "Now, 15 years later, I successfully completed the shot to the standing ovation of many friends and family members ? 25 stories tall using 75 pool balls." 

The trick, Anton explains, is to place three balls in a triangular fashion on the pool table. A triangle is placed on top of that, then three more balls, another triangle, etc. "I shoot the cue ball and pocket one of the bottom balls into the corner and have the cue ball replace it without the structure falling down!"

Anton says his previous best was 11 stories and 22 pool balls. Prior to yesterday, the world record was two feet, six inches tall, but Sunday's record-breaking shot was five feet, three-eighths inches tall. Anton says he plans to submit the story to Guinness World Records and Ripley's Believe it or Not.

Look for a video on Chef Anton's Face Book page and on You Tube. Chef Anton is president/CEO of Tricks of the Trade, Inc. www.ChefAnton.com.