The pool hustler’s time of Coast Guard service was three years, 10 months and 7 days.
Joshua Filler defeats Wu Jiaqing April 26 in the final of the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship.
He played one of the most dramatic matches in three-cushion history.
Readers share memories of favorite pool halls, some stately and some decrepit.
Cranfield’s claimed run of 768 was never confirmed, unlike Mosconi’s record run of 526.
Willis was a master of all sorts of proposition bets, such as running backwards.
In 1965, Cisero S. Murphy became the first black man to win a major billiards title.
Taberski was the nation’s dominant player shortly before the reign of Ralph Greenleaf.
Several important players and promoters have been skipped over through the years.
Lauri said you always get punch drunk playing Mosconi because he was so good.
Everybody went out there to play him. He was a bookmaker, and he had a lot of money.
Part I of Dyer’s 1998 interview with Ned Polksy, the late author of Hustlers, Beats and Others.