I was looking through my old NBNs and noticed this article.
East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio (not Illinois or Pennsylvania) was the room where Willie Mosconi ran his record 526 in 1954.
The original owner of this copy of the National Billiard News is also remarkable.
A few years back I wrote a booklet giving some details about the discipline of Artistic Billiards. It is a formal, organized and continuing competition based on fancy/difficult/beautiful carom shots. Some of them are straight-rail shots for anyone here who prefers those to shots requiring...
Recently there were some comments in the turning point thread about playing your opponent, which I take to mean consider his skills, weaknesses and faults, and be sure to put him in a position where he will not be able to exercise his skills and his faults are likely to show up.
This is a position from the 2019 Mosconi Cup. This is a safety left by Filler. With the 1 and 9 where they are, giving up ball in hand is a loss.
In the actual match, there was enough room to play the cue ball between the 3 and the 8 to hit the 1 ball, which Shane did. Suppose the cue ball is...
This is 24 complete years of Pool & Billiard Magazine, 1988 through 2011 for a total of 286 issues. (Two years had only 11 issues.) These are in very good to like new condition.
Pictures available on request. $1200 includes shipping.
Some single years and/or single issues are also available...
Winning One Pocket by Eddie Robin. Pictures on request. $270 Price including shipping:
It's a first edition of Winning One Pocket. It is in pretty good condition, but has a couple of no-no's for a book collector:
The corrections to typos that the first edition had (due to a character-set...
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In case anyone here missed it, I've posted a list of Mosconi's 19 world championships including when, where, who and what format. It's in the pool history forum. Here it is:
He won a lot of the long matches by about a 2:1 margin.
Since I don't have much else to do during the pandemic, I extracted Mosconi's World Championship winning performances from Charlie Ursitti's records. This starts from the first one he won in 1941. Note that in 1933 he lost by a single ball. From 1941 to 1956 there were some other championships...
I'll pay $25/issue for the following issues of Pool & Billiard Magazine, plus shipping. Alternatively, I have lots of other issues to trade.
1983 -- Sep, Oct, Dec
1984 -- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
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I have the following full years of Billiards Digest available. At that time they had six issues per year. $70/year plus shipping. If you buy multiple years there is a 15% discount. I also have some individual issues available.
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1980 1981 1983 1985 1986 1987...