Guest Post:  Black Widow Makes Cue Sports History in Japan

Guest Post: Black Widow Makes Cue Sports History in Japan

Fan favorite Jeanette Lee was among those Americans who competed in the first World Games to feature the cue sports. By Dean Mullen/Guest Contributor Jeanette Lee photo courtesy KiYoung Kim, WikiCommons Hall of fame player Jeanette Lee — better known to fans as The Black Widow — claimed multiple titles during the 1990s, eventually rose to the top of the rankings that decade and in ‘98 was...
BCA Hall of Fame: Janscos Inducted Posthumously

BCA Hall of Fame: Janscos Inducted Posthumously

The legendary promoters were posthumously honored with 2019 BCA Hall of Fame induction. By R.A. Dyer It was in a nothing poolroom 300 miles from nowhere, a nothing poolroom with concrete walls, bleachers and overshot with the mingled odors of beer, cigarettes and desperation. For respectable pool players, the 1961 tournament at Johnston City’s too-hopefully named “Show Bar”...
BCA Hall of Fame: Janscos Inducted Posthumously

Pagulayan, Sullivan, Janscos Elected to BCA Hall of Fame

Superior, Colo., July, 16, 2019 – The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame will welcome a lion, an innovator and a pair of pioneering brothers to the class of 2019. The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that Filipino-Canadian Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan, table manufacturer and promoter Greg Sullivan and Johnston City Hustlers Jamboree promoters George and Paulie Jansco...
Austria Beats Philippines for 2nd World Cup Title

Austria Beats Philippines for 2nd World Cup Title

He and Ouschan executed staggering shots against the Filipinos during the finals. Article Courtesy Matchroom Pool Leicester, UK — Austria are BetVictor World Cup of Pool Champions for a second time after storming to an 11-3 victory over Philippines at the Morningside Arena, Leicester, live on Sky Sports and DAZN. Mario He and Albin Ouschan were exceptional in the final, delivering blow after...

Germany’s Joshua Filler wins 2019 US Open 9-Ball Title

Germany’s Joshua Filler takes the trophy, defeating Wu Jiaquing of China 13-10 in the U.S. 9-Ball Final in Las Vegas. Joshua Filler defeats Wu Jiaqing April 26 in the final of the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship. APRIL 26 — (Content Courtesy Matchroom Pool) Joshua Filler is the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Champion after beating Wu Jiaqing 13-10 in the final at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino...
1927 World Title: Ralph Greenleaf versus Erwin Rudolph

1927 World Title: Ralph Greenleaf versus Erwin Rudolph

In January, 1927, Erwin Rudolf met Ralph Greenleaf in New York City to determine the nation’s next pocket billiards champion. Greenleaf had held the title nearly uninterrupted for the previous eight years, having relinquished it only once (in 1925) to Frank Taberski. But 1927 was not to be Greenleaf’s year. Erwin Rudolph came from behind to take the last block of the three-block match by 170 to...