Pocket Billiards

in
American
A History of the Game
The Champions
The Tournament History
Challenges – League Play – Tours
January 1940 – December 1949

By: Charles J. Ursitti
November 2, 2006

February 12 – April 30, 1940
World Championship League Play
4 City Tour – New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Newark, NJ, Baltimore, MD
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field: 6
Format: 16 times Round Robin
Prizes: $5000
Sanction:
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

51
50
47
21
15
30
26

29
30
33
17
27
50
54

127
101
104
108
69
118
125

4
3
3
3
5
3
1

8775
8003
8355
3858

3625
3750
4125
2125
3375
6250
6750

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri

High Run:
Best Game:

Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri

6775

TI

BPI

Prize Gate
2000

127
1 inning

Note: On April 11, at McGirr’s Academy, New York City, Andrew Ponzi in a match with Peter
Judice, set a NEW World’s Record by running 127 balls. The match went 6 innings.
On March 29, Onofrio Lauri in his match with Peter Judice, became the first to run 125
points in 1 inning.
Irving Crane started the league but withdrew on March 29 with a record of 21 wins and
17 losses. His high run was 108 and best game was 3 innings. Crane had rheumatism in his
legs.
Peter Judice replaced Crane and finished with 15 wins and 27 losses.
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri

37
31
45
26
43
41
43

New York City, NY
Wilmington, DE
Cleveland, OH
Livonia, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Gloversville, NY
Brooklyn, NY

Former World Champ Old Ponzola
Current World Champ The Golden Greek
Former World Champ Rudy
The Deacon
The Iron Man
The Lion Killer

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Player

Rooms Represented

Address

City

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Peter Judice
Onofrio Lauri

McGirr’s Billiard Room
Allinger’s Billiard Room
Jack Doyle’s Billiard Academy
Jack Portney’s Billiard Room
Four Corners Billiards
Jullian’s Fourteenth Street Academy

1658 Broadway
1307 Market Street
1456 Broadway
2900 Block West North Ave

New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
New York City, NY
Baltimore, MD
Newark, NJ
New York City

14th Street

(2)

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

February 12
Monday

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125

65*
84*
102

10
5
9

vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita

February 13
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125
125

41
59
28
65
51
52

15
10
12
3
9
10

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

February 14
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
James Caras

125
125
125
125

57
56
53
57*

10
10
10
4

February 15
Thursday

Irving Crane
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

82

February 16
Friday

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

February 17
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled

February 18
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

February 19
Monday

February 20
Tuesday

February 21
Wednesday

HR

IN

101
23
29

55
13

10

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

115
1
104
10
102
45

62
14
55
10
47
28

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Joseph Procita

123
78
89
44

38
38
50
38

vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

-1
43
78
35

0

43
74

5
12
10
10

28
29

125
125

101
68

4
14

vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

104
68

57
47

Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

125
125

51
87

15
18

vs
vs

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

102
80

47

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125

48
66
46
57

3
25
12
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

21
118
87
44

59
23

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125

42
46*
39
34

15
17
18
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

73
25
20
1

40
25
17
4

(3)

4

15

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 22
Thursday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

February 23
Friday

Irving Crane

February 24
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled

February 25
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

125
125

40
43

10
24

vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

50
109

42
55

125

71

7

vs

Joseph Procita

101

56

February 26
Monday

Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

125
125
125

72
37
42

12
20
18

vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri

108
101
58

83
28
38

February 27
Tuesday

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125

61
58
38
50

9
12
19
20

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

54
67
58
106

20
41
18
49

February 28
Wednesday

Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125
125

34
108
54
46
72
54

28
3
6
20
20
21

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

106
52
12
55
72
76

41
41
38
37
48

February 29
Thursday

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125
125
125

40
35
40
38
68*
40

30
13
12
20
5
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
James Caras
James Caras

103
94
58
122
23
81

20
35
17
46
23
47

March 1
Friday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125

72
55
35
35

4
9
20
18

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane

51
107
103
89

32
53
49
42

March 2
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled

March 3
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled
(4)

IN

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 4
Monday

Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125

March 5
Tuesday

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

March 6
Wednesday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

94
66*
59
42

7
3
32
30

vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri

93
11
103
99

44
38

125
125
125
125

42*
47*
47
58

12
13
20
20

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

84
75
106
80

40
41
40
37

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

63
70

10
21

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Procita
Joe Procita

22
49

15
45

at Baltimore

March 7
Thursday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125
125

83
32
104*
57
57
72

6
19
8
11
12
19

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

85
41
25
85
116
66

47
23
25
40
43
38

March 8
Friday

Joseph Procita
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125

64
45
40
75

12
5
30
5

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri

98
25
116
38

42
24
39
38

98

42

March 9
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled

March 10
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

March 11
Monday

Joseph Procita
125
61
18
vs
Irving Crane
The night game between Procita and Crane was called off due to an illness to Crane

March 12
Tuesday

HR
68

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

47
47

18
12

vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

106
60

33
52

James Caras
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

59
49
57
69

13
9
12
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

78
51
111
61

38

Crane’s matches were postponed due to ILLNESS

(5)

51
31

IN

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 13
Wednesday

Joseph Procita
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

31
45
59
61

14
12
12
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

116
53
112
103

45
31
61
83

Crane’s matches were postponed due to ILLNESS

March 14
Thursday

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

57
59
54
26

13
41
44
30

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

93
105
109
80

41
41
26
35

March 15
Friday

Joseph Procita
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125

71
56
61
37

10
12
10
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

61
59
57
32

41
35
32
28

March 16
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled

March 17
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

March 18
Monday

Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

42
78
59
66

18
11
10
11

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
James Caras

106
62
-1
56

56
42
0
28

March 19
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125
125

39
78
56
39
94*
61*

21
14
10
12
5
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri

35
89
36
54
24
121

26
34
33
31
24
57

March 20
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125
125
125

68
42
59
51
47
51

21
18
14
6
15
17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri

101
86
116
46
52
84

71
39
39
61
33
46

(6)

IN

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 21
Thursday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita

March 22
Friday

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125

67
64
59
51

12
10
14
6

vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri

58
83
116
46

39
34
39
61

125
125
125
125

64*
88*
71
72

10
14
10
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

79
122
111
56

61
47
59
41

March 23
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled
Crane and Ponzi matches postponed due to ILLNESS

March 24
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

HR

March 25
Monday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras

125
125
125
125

42
122*
57
52

17
6
12
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri

78
69
48
28

32
66
34
24

March 26
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125

58
70
34
55

6
6
17
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Procita
James Caras

115
55
44
0

60
40
27

March 27
Wednesday

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125

42
59
40
60

12
10
14
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph

100
34
79
79

40
28
39
38

IN

10

*** Irving Crane withdrew from play due to illness with a record of 21 and 17. Crane was replaced by Peter Judice.

March 28
Thursday

March 29 ***
Friday

Joseph Procita
Peter Judice
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125

34
36
42
42

17
27
22
26

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

63
119
108
121

23
27
49
28

Onofrio Lauri
Peter Judice
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

125
56
56
59

1
25
13
22

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

0
62
116
69

0
38
54
42

(7)

21

1

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

March 30
Saturday

Joseph Procita

125

42

21

vs

Peter Judice

97

30

March 31
Sunday

Peter Judice

125

61

30

vs

Onofrio Lauri

56

39

April 1
Monday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

45
44
50
64

15
8
20
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

37
53
65
6

15
47
38

April 2
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Peter Judice
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125
125
125

100
66*
57
55
57
54

6
7
9
11
9
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Peter Judice

59
91
39
23
41
96

54
54
30
20
28
61

April 3
Wednesday

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Peter Judice

125
125
125
125
125
125

46
44
39
49
46
41

28
12
12
17
6
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Peter Judice
James Caras

86
45
75
117
46
89

46
31
28
44
28
31

April 4
Thursday

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
James Caras
Peter Judice
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125
125
125

87*
69
57
52
41
71

12
3
14
14
32
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Peter Judice

76
83
64
110
114
19

40
83
48
34
42
19

April 5
Friday

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125

82
44
72
44

7
17
26
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri

61
40
53
53

40
14
40
29

April 6
Saturday

Andrew Ponzi
Peter Judice

125
125

45
44

12
17

vs
vs

Peter Judice
Andrew Ponzi

76
89

43
56

April 7
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

(8)

IN

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

April 8
Monday

Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

April 9
Tuesday

125
125
125
125

44
40
81
80

31
25
3
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Peter Judice
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

86
105
33
62

74
46
28
55

Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

52
73
59
61

7
12
13
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

70
53
107
53

40
29
46
44

April 10
Wednesday

Erwin Rudolph
Peter Judice

125
125

99
51

7
17

vs
vs

Peter Judice
Erwin Rudolph

33
55

24
43

April 11 ***
Thursday

Andrew Ponzi
Peter Judice
Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125
125

127
35
64
57
61

6
30
10
15
33

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita

33
65
80
89
33

29
24
52
42
28

April 12
Friday

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125

42
42
51
69

12
9
20
6

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Peter Judice
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

25
47
108
15

25
24
46
13

April 13
Saturday

Peter Judice
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125

39
40
36
112

17
12
19
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
James Caras

80
47
-1
25

24
24
22

April 14
Sunday

HR

No Matches Scheduled

April 15
Monday

Peter Judice
Peter Judice
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125

38
46
67
47

15
10
10
9

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

91
46
51
58

35
24
28
62

April 16
Tuesday

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125

47
46
67
43

17
16
11
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

59
109
15
30

29
51
15
20

(9)

IN

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

April 17
Wednesday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125

April 18
Thursday

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

April 19
Friday

James Caras
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

84
46*
56
65

6
7
7
6

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

37
2
38
33

24
21
29

125
125
125
125

75*
37
74
75*

11
11
10
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri

99
60
79
10

44
34
42
10

125
125
125
125

94
57
57
43

31
11
17
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Peter Judice
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

92
61
116
90

69
29
41
43

April 20
Saturday

April 21
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

April 22
Monday

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125

36
44*
84
54

12
12
5
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Peter Judice
Peter Judice

20
96
60
115

18
56
57
57

April 23
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita

125
125
125

59
79
53

10
5
15

vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Peter Judice

-2
108
55

44
31

April 24
Wednesday

James Caras
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

43
44
59
59

15
9
12
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Peter Judice
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

69
56
67
80

56
27
48
56

April 25
Thursday

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125
125
125

46
84
76
54
43
58

12
8
3
12
13
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Peter Judice
Peter Judice
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

117
34
0
102
101
38

(10)

36
21
63
70
30

IN

Feb 1940 League – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

April 26
Friday

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

April 27
Saturday

Andrew Ponzi
Peter Judice
James Caras
Joseph Procita

April 28
Sunday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

60
52*

12
13

vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

100
54

36
54

125
125
125
125

44
34
69
118*

5
5
13
3

vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Judice
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
James Caras

11
43
51
31

11
34
43
28

No Matches Scheduled

April 29
Monday

Peter Judice
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125

55
64
59

17
7
9

vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

73
79
122

34
58
52

April 30
Tuesday

James Caras
James Caras

125
125

60
69

5
13

vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

81
42

37
29

(11)

IN

November 26, 1940 – May 2, 1941
World Championship League Play
Game: 14.1
Field: 8
Prizes:

Match: 125 points
Format: Round Robin - each player would play each other 32x

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

176
144
125
117
109
99
85
41

48
80
99
117
115
125
139
183

126
125
126
100
127
125
86
101

1
1
2
4
3
1
4
2

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
John Irish

High Run:
Best Game:

TP

OP

TI

Onofrio Lauri
127
William Mosconi, Andrew Ponzi, Erwin Rudolph

BPI

Prize Gate

1 inning

Note: John Irish withdrew from the league due to illness. His record stood at 49 wins and 81 losses
and forfeited the balance of his games.
Player

Age

Hometwon

Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
John Irish

27
38
32
42
44
46
35
26

Player

Room Representing

Location

Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
John Irish

McGirr’s Billiard Academy
Jullian’s 14th Street Academy
Allinger’s Billiard Academy

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Boston, MA
Scranton, PA
New York City, NY
Newark, NJ
Syracuse, NY

New York City, NY
Wilmington, DE
Brooklyn, NY
Sayre, PA
Philadelphia, PA
New York City, NY

Title

Nickname

Wee Willie
Current World Champ Old Ponzola
Former World Champ The Golden Greek
Iron Man
The Lion Killer
Former World Champ Rudy
Former National Champ

Doyle’s Billiard Academy

(12)

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

October 20 – November 7, 1941
World Championship Tournament
Town Hall – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field: 12
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $10,000
Winner: Billiard Assoc. Of America Diamond Medal
Sanction:
Billiard Association of America – 623 South Wabash Ave – Chicago, IL
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. Erwin Rudolph
2. Irving Crane
3. William Mosconi
4. Andrew Ponzi
5. James Caras
6. George Kelly
7. Ralph Greenleaf
8. Joseph Procita
9. Onofrio Lauri
10. Arthur Cranfield
11. Harry Baker
12. Don Tozer

8
8
8
7
7
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

3
3
3
4
4
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

54
77
113*
104
84
56
88
56
57
72
46
41

10
8
7
4*
13
7
7
11
17
17
12
19

1212
1214
1259
1222
1207
1154
983
1121
944
1068
754
816

913
989
705
1082
963
1028
1054
1149
1123
1227
1296
1357

160
171
143
121
168
178
160
197
213
144
202
231

7.58 $1700
7.14 1200
8.80 1000
10.09
7.18
6.48
6.14
5.69
650
4.43
7.42
3.63
3.53
400

High Run:
Best Game:

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

Prize Gate

113
4 innings

First Playoff: First – Third
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
William Mosconi

W
1
1
1

L
1
1
1

HR
35
25
38

BG
14
16
13

TP
234
211
194

OP
194
234
217

TI
30
43
41

BPI
7.80
4.90
4.73

Second Playoff: First – Second
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

W
1
0

L
0
1

HR
64
28

BG
19
19

TP
125
64

OP
65
125

TI
19
19

BPI
6.58
3.42

Note: Although the three players had the same won and loss record after the first playoff, Mosconi
was placed third because of ball count. His third-place finish decided by ball count was an
issue that bothered Mosconi for years.
Player
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
George Kelly
Ralph Greenleaf
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Harold Baker
Donald Tozer

Age
46
27
28
36
31
35
42
38
45
26
35

Hometown
Cleveland, OH
Livonia, NY
Philadelphia, PA
New York City, NY
Wilmington, DE
Philadelphia, PA
Chicago, IL
Gloversville, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Syracuse, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Decatur, IL

Title
Former Champion
Defending Champion
Former Champion
Former Champion
National Champion
Former Champion

(13)

Nickname
Rudy
The Deacon
Free Wheeling Willie
Old Ponzola
Golden Greek
Mr. Pocket Billiards
Iron Man
Lion Killer
Babe
Red

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH

November 1941 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

October 20
Monday

William Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

38
32

8
18

vs
vs

George Kelly
Don Tozer

October 21
Tuesday

Irving Crane
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly

125
125
125
125
125

45
28
42
40
41

17
14
16
12
12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

October 22
Wednesday

Erwin Rudolph
William Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125

24
82
34
65
32

18
8
24
12
18

October 23
Thursday

Don Tozer
Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
William Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125
125

39
56
29
45
44

October 24
Friday

Irving Crane
James Caras
Joseph Procita
William Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125
125

October 25
Saturday

Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Arthur Cranfield

October 26
Sunday

Score

HR

IN

17
58

13
15

8
18

Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita
Don Tozer
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Baker

102
100
96
77
50

34
31
40
45
20

17
14
16
11
12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Don Tozer
Harold Baker
George Kelly
Arthur Cranfield

103
15
40
90
99

20
8
13
26
34

17
7
24
11
18

19
7
20
20
10

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita
Harold Baker
George Kelly

107
40
84
66
63

23
16
27
12
26

19
7
19
19
10

39
53
42
66
32

16
14
11
12
28

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Don Tozer
Andrew Ponzi
Arthur Cranfield
Harold Baker

90
34
83
93
78

18
13
68
45
46

16
13
11
12
27

125
125
125
125
125

27
27
58
27
34

20
22
20
15
21

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Don Tozer
George Kelly
Harold Baker
Erwin Rudolph

82
87
109
68
73

23
36
31
15
33

20
22
19
14
20

No Matches Scheduled

October 27
Monday

Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
George Kelly

125
125
125
125
125

36
57
31
88
43

17
21
15
14
19

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
William Mosconi
Harold Baker
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane

87
114
45
100
67

36
55
13
26
29

22
21
14
13
18

October 28
Tuesday

George Kelly
Andrew Ponzi
Harold Baker
William Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125
125

56
79
38
43
43

7
4
31
17
17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Joseph Procita
Ralph Greenleaf

45
88
86
4
54

16
72
28
11
28

6
4
30
17
17

(14)

November 1941 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 29
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
George Kelly
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

October 30
Thursday

125
125
125
125
125

77
35
25
47
41

15
11
36
9
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri

Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras

125
125
125
125

39
46
42
60

19
5
8
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

October 31
Friday

George Kelly
Joseph Procita
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

39
56
84*
54

9
19
7
12

November 1
Saturday

Onofrio Lauri
Harold Baker
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

41
48
44
96

November 2
Sunday

HR

IN

2
67
101
85
41

11
42
41
36
12

15
10
36
9
18

Onofrio Lauri
Harold Baker
William Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

90
23
75
24

29
13
51
22

18
5
8
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

119
55
34
54

66
24
21
47

9
19
6
12

33
12
30
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

95
85
91
88

23
41
29
35

33
12
30
12

No Matches Scheduled

November 3
Monday

Joe Procita
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

35
56
38
54

29
13
12
21

vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Onofrio Lauri
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane

112
47
70
56

30
22
33
24

28
12
11
20

November 4
Tuesday

George Kelly
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

55
45
71
104

20
13
22
9

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf

55
41
112
112

41
29
84
34

20
13
22
10

November 5
Wednesday

George Kelly
Willie Mosconi

125
125

42
113

27
8

vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Ralph Greenleaf

105
-11

41
7

27
8

November 6
Thursday

Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

125
125

35
47

14
13

vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

90
123

48
45

14
13

November 7*
Friday
*
*
**

Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

32
38
22
64*

15
27
16
19

vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

69
92
109
65

29
25
35
28

14
28
16
18

*
**

First Series Playoff – First - Third
Second Series Playoff – First - Second
(15)

November 1941 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 30
November 1
November 3

Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker
Harold Baker

October 21
October 22
October 24
October 25
October 28
October 29
October 30
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 6

50
40
66
78
68
45
125
2
23
125
112

20
13
12
46
15
13
38
11
13
48
30

12
24
19
27
14
14
31
15
5
12
28

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Onofrio Lauri
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Don Tozer
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125
45
85
125
125
125
112
90

28
32
53
27
16
36
60
44
56
84
48

14
18
14
15
6
9
13
30
13
22
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

October 21
October 23
October 24
October 25
October 27
October 29
October 30
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 6
November 7*
November 7*
November 7**

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
67
125
125
91
56
125
125
92
125
65

45
29
39
27
29
77
42
29
24
45
47
25
22
28

17
20
16
22
18
15
8
30
20
13
13
28
16
18

October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 30
October 31
November 1

Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield

102
99
40
93
125
125
88
67
125
119
85

34
34
16
45
34
36
72
42
39
66
41

17
18
7
13
21
17
4
10
19
9
12

(16)

HR

IN

125
125
125
125
125
125
86
125
125
85
125

41
34
45
32
27
31
28
77
46
41
35

12
24
20
28
15
15
30
15
5
12
29

Joseph Procita
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Harold Baker
George Kelly
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph

100
99
34
68
125
125
24
91
47
125
125

31
34
13
15
56
47
22
29
22
71
35

14
18
13
14
7
9
13
30
12
22
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Don Tozer
George Kelly
Harold Baker
Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

102
84
90
87
125
2
75
125
125
41
123
125
109
125

34
27
18
36
43
11
51
44
54
29
45
38
35
64*

17
19
16
22
19
15
8
30
21
13
13
27
16
19

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Don Tozer
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Harold Baker

125
125
125
125
73
64
125
125
90
125
125

45
32
56
66
33
11
79
35
29
39
48

17
18
7
12
20
17
4
11
18
9
12

November 1941 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued…
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

October 20
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 27
October 28
October 30
October 31
November 3
November 4
November 5

Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125
125
54
24
54
125
112
-11

32
65
56
32
88
28
22
47
54
34
7

18
12
7
28
14
17
13
12
21
10
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
George Kelly
Arthur Cranfield
Harold Baker
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi

58
90
40
78
100
125
125
125
56
125
125

15
26
16
46
26
43
60
54
24
104
113

18
11
7
27
13
17
13
12
20
9
8

October 20
October 21
October 22
October 23
October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 31
November 4
November 5

George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly
George Kelly

17
125
90
63
109
125
125
125
125
125
125

13
41
26
26
31
43
56
25
39
55
42

8
12
11
10
19
19
7
36
9
20
27

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Harold Baker
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Don Tozer
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita

125
50
125
125
125
67
45
101
119
55
105

38
20
65
44
58
29
16
41
66
41
41

8
12
12
10
20
18
6
36
9
20
27

October 21
October 22
October 24
October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 30
November 1
November 3
November 4

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

77
125
90
82
125
125
41
90
125
47
55

45
34
18
23
57
43
12
29
41
22
41

11
24
16
20
21
17
18
18
33
12
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Harold Baker
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
James Caras
George Kelly

125
40
125
125
114
54
125
125
95
125
125

40
13
39
27
55
28
41
39
23
56
55

12
24
16
20
21
17
18
19
33
13
20

October 20
October 21
October 23
October 24
October 27
October 28
October 30
October 31
November 3
November 4
November 5
November 7*
November 7*

William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi

125
125
125
125
114
125
75
125
70
125
125
69
125

38
82
45
66
55
43
51
84*
33
71
113
29
38

8
8
20
12
21
17
8
7
11
22
8
14
27

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Don Tozer
Harold Baker
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

17
15
66
93
125
4
125
34
125
112
-11
125
92

13
8
12
45
57
11
42
21
38
84
7
32
25

8
7
19
12
21
17
8
6
12
22
8
15
28

(17)

November 1941 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 21
October 23
October 24
October 25
October 28
October 29
October 30
October 31
November 1
November 4
November 6

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

125
107
83
125
125
125
125
34
125
125
123

40
23
68
58
79
47
46
21
96
104
45

12
19
11
20
4
9
5
6
13
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Don Tozer
Joseph Procita
George Kelly
Arthur Cranfield
James Caras
Harold Baker
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane

77
125
125
109
88
85
23
125
88
112
125

45
39
42
31
72
36
13
84*
35
34
47

11
19
11
19
4
9
5
7
12
10
13

October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 31
November 3
November 5

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

100
103
84
125
125
100
4
125
125
125
105

31
20
27
42
27
26
11
35
56
35
41

14
17
19
11
20
13
17
11
19
29
27

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Harold Baker
George Kelly

125
125
125
83
82
125
125
67
55
112
125

28
24
29
68
23
88
43
42
24
30
42

14
18
20
11
20
14
17
10
19
28
27

October 21
October 22
October 23
October 25
October 27
October 29
October 31
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 6
November 7*
November 7*
November 7**

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
73
125
125
125
88
125
41
125
125
109
125

42
24
44
33
31
41
54
35
38
29
35
32
35
64*

16
18
10
20
15
18
12
12
12
13
14
15
16
19

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
Joseph Procita
George Kelly
Arthur Cranfield
Harold Baker
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

96
103
63
125
45
41
54
125
70
125
90
69
125
65

40
20
26
34
13
12
47
96
33
45
48
29
22
28

16
17
10
21
14
18
12
13
11
13
14
14
16
18

October 20
October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 31
November 1

Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer
Don Tozer

58
96
15
125
34
87
64
86
101
55
95

15
40
8
39
13
36
11
28
41
24
23

18
16
7
19
13
22
17
30
36
19
33

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Harold Baker
George Kelly
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
107
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

32
42
82
23
53
27
36
38
25
56
41

18
16
8
19
14
22
17
31
36
19
33

(18)

HR

IN

April 21 – 29, 1942
National Championship Tournament
Allinger’s Billiard Parlor – 1306 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Field: 4
Prizes: $1250

Match: 125 points
Format: Triple Round Robin

Player

W

L

1.
2.
3.
4.

7
5
4
2

2
4
5
7

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi
James Caras

High Run:
Best Game:

$25
$25

HR

BG

105

5

109

5

James Caras

Referee:

Al Koch

Schedule:

3:15pm & 8:30pm

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize Gate
$500
375
250
125

40%
30%
20%
10%

109

Player

Age

Hometown

Titles

Nickname

Hand

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi
James Caras

42
37
28
32

Chicago, IL
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA

Former Champion
Former Champion
Former Champion
Former Champion

Mr. Pocket Billiards

RH
RH
RH
RH

(19)

Free Wheeling Willie
Golden Greek

1942 National Tournament – Game by Game Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

April 21
Tuesday

Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

HR

IN

vs

Player

40

10

vs
vs

Jimmy Caras
Andrew Ponzi

April 22
Wednesday

April 23
Thursday

April 24
Friday

April 25
Saturday

April 26
Sunday

April 27
Monday

April 28
Tuesday

April 29
Wednesday

(20)

Score

HR

IN

25
33

25

10

May 7 – 9, 1942
World Championship Challenge Match
St. Margaret Mary’s Men’s Club – Rochester, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:
Sanction:

***

Match: 900 points
Format: 6 blocks of 150 points over 3 days
Billiard Association of America

Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

Date

Player

May 7
Thursday

Rudolph

Defending Champion
Challenge (Runner-up)
New Champion
Score HR

IN

24
99

744
900

Player

Score HR

IN

Crane

157
152

45

19
21

May 8
Friday

231
202

79
55

25
25

144
153

56
31

26
25

May 9
Saturday

117
71

43
26

23
15

152
142

76
37

24
16

Total Ball Count
Total Innings
Ball Per Inning

744

900
131
6.8702

Referee:
Scorer:

Oscar Hack – Rochester, NY
Conrad Ohlson

Sanction:

Billiard Association of America

Sponsor:

St. Margaret Mary’s Men’s Club

Schedule:

Afternoon:
Evenings:

3:00pm
8:30pm

admission
admission

.50
1.00

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

48
29

Cleveland, OH
Livonia, NY

Champion
Challenger

Rudy
The Deacon

RH
RH

(21)

November 30 – December 5, 1942
World Championship Tournament
Detroit Recreation Building – 212 West Lafayette Street - Detroit, MI
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field: 6
Format: Double Round Robin
Prizes: $5850 (War Bonds)
Table: 5’ x 10’
Sanction:
Billiard Association of America
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

9
6
5
4
3
3

1
4
5
6
7
7

114
58
68
66
122*
47

4*
7
4*
8
7
12

1168
970
957
948
900
850

565
1013

119
113
116
138
135
147

10.37 1500
8.67 1000
8.25 900
6.88 800
6.66 700
5.78 600

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph

High Run:
Best Game:
Daily High Run:
Note:

1050
1070
1139

Prize Gate

$100
Ralph Greenleaf – 122
$50 each
William Mosconi & Irving Crane - 4 innings
$25 - War Bonds were given out daily for high run.

Andrew Ponzi complained to officials that Mosconi was smoking during their match.
On Wednesday, December 2, Irving Crane filed a protest. While Crane was shooting,
Greenleaf asked Referee David Shapiro permission to leave the billiard ring. While he
was gone, Crane missed and Greenleaf was out. “I’m protesting that game “, Crane
said to Charles Peterson, Tournament Head. “Just as I did when it happened. A
player can’t be gone for more than three minutes and Ralph was gone six or seven.
The rules say that he should be penalized 5 points for delaying the game so as far as
I’m concerned, he still has to make five more balls to win. Peterson agreed to
investigate the protest if the game affected the final standing.
Crane lost the game 125 – 61.
On Friday, December 4, Greenleaf was fined 10 balls for delay of game, after failing to
return to the playing area in the allotted time.

Schedule:

Referees:

5 games played daily
3 afternoon games starting at 12:30pm – Admission
2 evening games starting at 8:30pm
- Admission

.55
.85

.85
1.10

1.10
1.55

David Shapiro, Jimmy Moore

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph

29
39
29
42
43
47

Leslie, MI
Philadelphia, PA
Livonia, NY
Philadelphia, PA
New York City, NY
Chardon, OH

Former Champion
Former Champion
Defending Champion
Former Champion
Former Champion
Former Champion

Free Wheeling Willie
Old Panzolz
The Deacon
Golden Greek
Mr. Pocket Billiards
Rudy

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

(22)

December 1942 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

November 30
Monday

Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125
125

55*
114*
41*
98*
28*

13
4
24
25
7

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Irving Crane

69
0
95
79
124

December 1
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125
125

35
122
92
55
37

14
7
15
8
12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

71
53
45
95
118

December 2
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125
125

68
40
46
67

8
10
23
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

110
96
115
61
48

47
46
31
25

7
9
22
17

December 3
Thursday

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
125

77
58
59*

15
19
11
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph

81
101
43
74
37

66
47
41

15
18
11
11

December 4
Friday

Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125
125

84
29
28

6
25
17
19
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

26
51
76
97
48

27
56

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
125

71*

15
15
8
6

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

32
98
76
17

December 5
Saturday

(23)

HR

IN

32
53
32
57

24

43

December 1942 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

November 30
November 30
December 1
December 1
December 2
December 3
December 3
December 4
December 4
December 5

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

69
79
53
118
125
81
125
125
48
125

November 30
November 30
December 1
December 2
December 2
December 3
December 4
December 4
December 5
December 5

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
124
45
125
61
125
26
76
125
125

November 30
December 1
December 1
December 2
December 2
December 3
December 3
December 4
December 4
December 5

Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf

95
125
95
96
125
125
74
51
97

November 30
November 30
December 1
December 2
December 2
December 3
December 4
December 4
December 5
December 5

Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125
125
43
125
125
125
125

HR

53
57
46
66
59*
28

55*

68
25

IN

23
15
11
17

13

8
17

15
4

122
32
46
67
77

7
9
18
15
11

56
24

114*
98*
92
40

4
25
15
10

40
84

10
6
19
15
6

71*

(24)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125
115
125
43
76
125
76

55*
98*
122
37
31
77
40

13
25
7
12
22
15
10

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

69
125
125
110
125
37
125
125
98

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Jimmy Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane

125
53
125
125
61
81
125
125
125
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

0
79
45
96
48
125
26
97
32
17

8

92
47
67

7
15
7
18

84
28
43

6
17

41*
53
55
40
25
66

24

29

8
10
17
15
11
25
19

46

9

59*

11

December 1942 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

November 30
November 30
December 1
December 1
December 2
December 3
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 5

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

0
125
125
125
115
125
125
125
98
17

November 30
December 1
December 1
December 2
December 2
December 3
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 5

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

125
71
125
110
48
101
37
125
32
76

HR

35
55
31
58

IN

7
14
8
22
19
11
8

43

24
32
37
47

12
7

47

18

29

25

(25)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi

125
124
71
95
125
101
74
48
125
125

114*

4

32
32
46
47

23
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi
James Caras

95
125
118
125
125
125
125
51
125
125

15
6

35
57
68

14

58

19

56
71*

8

15
8

April 13 – 17, 1943
World Championship Challenge Match
Kling and Allen’s – 12th & Walnut Streets - Kansas City, MO
Game: 14.1
Match: 1250 points
Field: 2
Format: 10 – 125 point block over 5 days
Purse: $1000 and the net gate receipts to the winner
Sanction:
Billiard Association of America

***

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

Date

Player

April 13
Tuesday

Mosconi

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
New Champion

1050
1250

Score HR

Player

Score HR

Ponzi

137
118

70*
83

7
7

IN

vs

IN

2
44

3
16

6
6

55
42

43
14

8
8

132
122

69
41

9
7

April 15
Thursday

81
194

53
75

8
11

125
122

57
70*

8
12

April 16
Friday

120
114

92
27

7
11

125
129

76
41

7
11

April 17
Saturday

334
64

55
42

20
18

128
112

28
41

21
18

Total Points
Total Innings
Ball Per Inning

1050
103
10.1941

April 14
Wednesday

1250
107
11.6822

Referee:
Scorer:

Bennie Allen & Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin & Bennie Allen

Schedule:

Afternoon:
Evenings:

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

29
38

Jackson, MI
Philadelphia, PA

Champion
Challenger

Free Wheeling Willie
Old Ponzola

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

June 26, 1913
1905

April 11, 1950

Philadelphia, PA

3:00pm
8:30pm

(26)

December 8 - 11, 1943
World Championship Challenge Match
Rochester Club & Elk’s Club – Rochester, NY
Game: 14.1
Match:
Field: 2
Format:
Purse: $ 2000 - $1000 a side
Sanction:
Billiard Association of America

***

Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi

1000
7 blocks – 2 of 150 and 5 of 125

Defending Champion
Challenger (3rd place)
Defends Title

Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 8
Wednesday

Ponzi

83

28

20

December 9
Thursday

198
145

38
112

December 10
Friday

129
139

December 11
Saturday

162
144

Total Points
Total Innings
BPI

1000
104
9.6154

vs

1000
924

Player

Score

HR

IN

Crane

155

43

21

9
7

92
21

31
14

9
6

40
57

7
12

64
378

41
100

6
12

37
28

15
34

66
148

28
34

15
33

924
102
9.0588

Referee:

Oscar Hack

Judges:

Conrad B. Ohlson & Joseph Canton

Note:

The first block was played on Wednesday December 8 at the Rochester Club. The
match was then moved to the Elk’s Club for the remaining 6 blocks.

Blocks:

Dec 8
Dec 9
Dec 10
Dec 11

Night
Afternoon
Afternoon
Afternoon

150 points
125 points
125 points
150 points

Night
Night
Night

150 points
150 points
150 points

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

38
30

Philadelphia, PA
Livonia, NY

Champion
Challenger

Old Ponzola
The Deacon

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

1905
November 1913

April 11, 1950

Philadelphia, PA

(27)

February 29 – March 4, 1944
World Championship Challenge Match
Kling & Allen Recreation Center – 12th & Walnut Streets – Kansas City, MO
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:
Sanction:

***

Match: 1250 points
Format: 10 blocks of 125 points over 5 days
Billiard Association of America

Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi

Date

Player

Defending Champion
Challenger
New Champion
Score HR

IN

February 29 Ponzi
Tuesday

133
124

83*
44

15
15

March 1
Wednesday

48
181

35
67

March 2
Thursday

-1
19

March 3
Friday
March 4
Saturday

Total Points
Total Innings
Ball Per Inning

vs

924
1250

Player

Score HR

IN

Mosconi

95
135

40
66

14
14

3
12

148
131

55
84*

4
13

19
7

6
10

117
131

81
55

7
10

152
169

98
101

8
8

125
119

53
41

8
7

93
6

43
3

16
6

127
122

30
85*

17
7

924
99
9.3333

Referee:

Walter Franklin

Schedule:

3:00pm & 8:30pm

1250
103
12.1359

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi

36
30

Philadelphia, PA
Toledo, OH

Champion
Challenger

Old Ponzola
Free Wheeling Willie

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi

(28)

Place of Birth

January 29 – February 24, 1945
World Championship Challenge Match
Four City Tour
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Prize:
Sanction:

***

Match: 7000 points
Format: 48 blocks of 125 points – 12 played at each location
Billiard Association of America

William Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
William Mosconi

Defending Champion
Challenger
Defends Title

5498
3738

January 29 – February 3
February 5 – 11
February 12 – 17
February 19 – 24

Kling & Allen Recreation Center - Kansas City, MO
Bensinger’s Wabash Ave Recreation – 131 S. Wabash Ave - Chicago, IL
Bensinger’s Recreation Building - Detroit, MI
Strand Academy – New York City, NY

Date

Score

Player

Kansas City, MO
January 29
Monday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

Greenleaf

125
125

60
82*

30
8

Kling & Allen Recreation Center

Mosconi

57
12

25
14

30
7

January 30
Tuesday

64
125

66
64

19
10

125
35

55
17

20
9

January 31
Wednesday

125
125

37*
40

20
19

104
37

37
22

20
19

February 1
Thursday

125
125

52
94

21
11

31
54

29
34

21
11

February 2
Friday

125
125

64
62

16
14

92
110

27
46

16
14

February 3
Saturday

67
125

22
86

5
5

125
16

55*
4

6
4

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning

1200
177
6.7796

979
178
5.5000

Chicago, IL

Bensinger’s Wabash Ave Recreation

February 5
Monday

125
125

75
29

11
27

71
104

27
42

February 6
Tuesday

125
125

51
30

18
10

122
68

70
39

February 7
Wednesday

73
125

37
29

29

125
82

32
28

(29)

15

1945 Mosconi – Greenleaf Challenge Match continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 8
Thursday

Mosconi

125
125

70
68

5
15

February 9
Friday

103
84

February 10
Saturday

Score

HR

IN

-1
37

1
28

5

73

125
125

56
53

20
13

115
122

86

125
125

61

23

February 11
Sunday

91
125

24
127

125
-2

48

19

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning

1677

1231

Accumulated Total

2877

2210

Detroit, MI

vs

Player
Greenleaf

Bensinger’s Recreation Building

February 12
Monday

125
125

55
35

27

15
94

February 13
Tuesday

125
125

86

15

91
106

February 14
Wednesday

125
125

74
50

13

February 15
Thursday

73
125

42

February 16
Friday

48
125

86

12

125
61

February 17
Saturday

125
125

109*
70

5
6

36
22

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning

1157

750

Accumulated Total

4034

2960

(30)

15
40

17
33

6
19

125
47

26

35

1945 Mosconi – Greenleaf Challenge Match continued …
Date

Player

New York City, NY
February 19
Monday

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

Greenleaf

125
125

47
58

10
8

9

Stand Academy

Mosconi

76
20

39
14

February 20
Tuesday

125
125

106

February 21
Wednesday

125
118

February 22
Thursday

8
3

28
9

42
41

13

116
125

49
53

125
125

81
78

9
7

39
19

39
15

February 23
Friday

125
125

81
79

9
5

4
27

25

February 24
Saturday

125
125

82
47

5
5

20
119

18
66

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

5498

3738

Note: On February 7, at Bensinger’s, Ralph Greenleaf broke his cue in a fit of temper after missing
an easy shot. Mosconi went on to win by a score of 125 to 82.
On February 13, after defeating Ralph Greenleaf in both blocks of their match, William
Mosconi announced that he had received good news from the Audubon, NJ draft board
regarding his forthcoming induction.
Mosconi has previously expressed doubt that the draft call would be put off long enough to
enable him to finish the 48 block cross-country match at New York next week, but the board
notified him to report for induction March 16. The match is to end February 25.
Mosconi explained he had asked his own draft local board to transfer him to Audubon, which
is near the Barrington, NJ, home of his father.

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

William Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

31
45

Toledo, OH
Detroit, MI

Champion
Challenger

Free Wheeling Willie
Mr. Pocket Billiards

RH
RH

(31)

February 4 – March 30, 1946
World Championship Challenge Match
Ten City Tour
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:
Sanction:

***

Match: 10,750 points
Format: 86 blocks of 125 points
Billiard Association of America

William Mosconi
James Caras
William Mosconi

February 4 – 6
February 7 – 9
February 10 – 12
February 13 – 19
February 25 – 27
March 1 – 3
March 5 – 9
March 11 – 15
March 17 – 19
March 22 – 30
Date

Defending Champion
Challenger
Defends Title

8727
7508

Allinger’s Recreation – 1307 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA
Caras’ Billiard Academy – 206 West Tenth Street – Wilmington, DE
Perth Amboy, NJ
Julian’s Fourteenth Street Academy – New York City, NY
Hippodrome Billiard Academy – 654 Main Street – Buffalo, NY
Khoury’s Arcadian Recreation – 514 Euclid Ave – Cleveland, OH
Detroit Recreation – Wabash Ave – Detroit, MI
Kling & Allen – Kansas City, MO
Pla-Mor Recreation – St. Louis, MO
Bessinger’s Recreation – 131 S. Wabash Ave – Chicago, IL

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

Caras

71
103

24
61

7
10

Philadelphia, PA – Allinger’s Recreation – Referee: Fred Koch
February 4
Monday

Mosconi

125
125

65
53

8
10

February 5
Tuesday

125
72

34

22

64
125

33

22
11

February 6
Wednesday

125
61

73
27

10

31
125

19
41

10
9

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning

633

519

Wilmington, DE - Caras’ Billiard Academy – Referee:
February 7
Thursday

125
125

29
87

24
6

81
28

42
23

23
5

February 8
Friday

125
125

24
55

23
9

116
107

34
37

24
10

February 9
Saturday

(32)

February – March, 1946 – Mosconi – Caras continued … ….
Date

Player

Total
Mosconi
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated Total

Score

HR

IN

vs

1208

Player

Score

Caras

989

HR

IN

Perth Amboy, NJ
February 10
Sunday

125
125

February 11
Monday

125
125

February 12
Tuesday

125
111

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated Total

1944

48

15

81
57

11

40
54

23

34
30

18

32
125

10

1284

New York City – Julian’s Fourteenth Street Academy
February 13
Wednesday

94
100

28
51

125
125

69
44

16
15

February 14
Thursday

99
77

48
42

125
125

25
67

20
9

February 15
Friday

125
64

102
19

104
125

28
42

10

February 16
Saturday

62
125

37
29

17

125
-12

46
11

February 17
Sunday

125
125

72
55

16
15

77
46

67
12

February 18
Monday

38
80

7
70

125
125

117
112*

February 19
Tuesday

125
125

70
30

21
108

16
42

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated Total

3423

16

9
10

2753

(33)

17

5
5

February – March, 1946 – Mosconi – Caras continued … ….
Date

Player

Score

HR

Hippodrome Billiard Academy

Buffalo, NY

February 25
Monday

125
125

Mosconi

IN

vs

33
12

Player

Score

Caras

20
83

February 26
Tuesday

12
125

February 27
Wednesday

38
125

125
107

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated Total

3973

3269

46*

HR

IN

125
56

9

Cleveland, OH - Khoury’s Billiards Room Referee: Max Grossman
March 1
Friday

125
125

52
53

8
21

78
37

36
12

7
20

March 2
Saturday

125
125

64
91

12
2

102
21

90
21

11
2

March 3
Sunday
Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated Total

4639

3749

Detroit, MI – Detroit Recreation
March 5
Tuesday

9
125

5
114

4
7

125
20

March 6
Tuesday
March 7
Wednesday
March 8
Thursday
March 9
Friday
Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated Total

5673

4578
(34)

42
5

4
6

February – March, 1946 – Mosconi – Caras continued … ….
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

Caras

65
101

28
20

IN

Kansas City, MO – Kling & Allen Recreation
March 11
Monday

Mosconi

March 12
Tuesday
March 13
Wednesday

125
125
103
125

43
21
36
69

15
16

125
9

4

17
10

56
10

125
125

March 14
Thursday

-2
125

0
85

2
12

March 15
Friday

106
38

Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning

772

937

Accumulated

6545

5515

42
32

18

125
12

127

3

125
125

31
89

6
3

St. Louis, MO - Pla-Mor
March 17
Sunday

108
125

42
111

125
6

3

March 18
Monday
March 19
Tuesday
Total
Innings
Balls Per Inning
Accumulated

(35)

13

37

February – March, 1946 – Mosconi – Caras continued … ….
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

41

7

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

Caras

44
125

44
103

8

113
52

42

Chicago, IL – Bessinger’s Recreation
March 22
Friday

Mosconi

125
21

March 23
Saturday

125
125

March 25
Sunday

125
125

March 26

111
124

43

64
125

82

March 28

125
125

50
70

March 29

42
66

March 27

March 30

Total Point
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

83
125

86

61
110
125
68

114
15

8

125
92

78
43

9
6

35
15

15
18

125
125

53

125
39

9

8727

7508

Accumulated Total

(36)

5

3
13

November 6 – 22, 1946
World Championship Challenge Match
Four City Tour
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:

***

Match: 3750 points
Format: 30 blocks of 125 points

William Mosconi
Irving Crane
William Mosconi

November 6 – 9
November 11 – 15
November 17 – 19
November 20 – 22
Date

Defending Champion
Challenger
Defends Title

3750
2919

Rochester Club & Elk’s Club – Clinton Ave - Rochester, NY
Allinger’s Academy – 1307 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA
Arcadian Recreation – Cleveland, OH
Bessinger’s Recreation – 131 South Wabash Ave – Chicago, IL

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Rochester, NY Rochester Club & Elks Club

Referee: Oscar Hack

November 6
Wednesday

Mosconi

HR

IN

125
77

38
42

14
15

91
132

24
43

20
56

76
139

97

93
157

37
67

14
16

November 7
Thursday

125
125

59
48

19
56

November 8
Friday

125
125

80

November 9
Saturday

125
125

53
30

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

1000

723

Philadelphia, PA

Allinger’s Academy

Crane

Score

Referee: Adolph Koch

November 11
Monday

125
125

39
24

7
22

70
188

43
113

7
22

November 12
Tuesday

125
125

56

11
8

123
52

98

11

November 13
Wednesday

125
125

51
60

14
20

42
251

36
79

13
19

November 14
Thursday

125
125

92
69

3
23

34
171

34
72

3
22

November 15
Friday

125
125

96
98

8
17

22
67

23
56

8
16

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning
Total Accumulated Points

1250

1020

2250

1743
(36)

Date

Player

Cleveland, OH
November 17
Monday

Score

HR

IN

Player

Score

Irving Crane

113
10

HG

IN

Arcadian Recreation
William Mosconi

125
125

79
103

November 18
Tuesday

125
125

65

November 19
Wednesday

125
125

32
28

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

750

391

Total Accumulated Points

3000

2134

Chicago, IL

27

120
120

86

Bessinger’s Recreation

November 20
Thursday

125
125

125

4

November 21
Friday

125
125

November 22
Saturday

125
125

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

750

785

Total Accumulated Points

3750

2919

6

69
87

10

69
150

10

32
127
295
112

113
41

Notes:
Sponsors:

St. Margaret Mary’s Men’s Club

Sanctioned: Billiard Association of America
Note:

The first two blocks of the match were played at the Rochester Club for members only.
The match was then moved to the Elk’s Club for the balance of the eight blocks.

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

William Mosconi
Irving Crane

33
32

Barrington, NJ
Livonia, NY

Champion
Challenger

Free Wheeling Willie
The Deacon

RH
RH

(38)

December 2 – 12, 1946
World Championship Tournament
Town Hall – Broad & Race Streets - Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Filed: 8
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $6750
Sanction:
Billiard Association of America
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

6
5
4
4
4
3
2
0

1
2
3
3
3
4
5
7

51
125*
76
62
45
40
71
29

8
2*
11
9
5
13
15
---

825
828
733
704
667
528
744
455

608
457
788
680
637
711
758
875

140
107
107
136
121
122
96
133

5.892 2000
7.738
6.850
5.176
5.512
4.327
8.062
3.421

Irving Crane
William Mosconi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Canton

Prize Gate

High Run:
Best Game:

William Mosconi
William Mosconi

125
2 innings

Schedule:

4 games played daily
2 afternoon games starting at
2 evening games starting at

Admission:

General Admission: $1.30
Reserved Seats:
$2.60 and $1.95

Referees:

Joseph Ferguson, Atlantic City, NJ; Phil Longo, Philadelphia, PA;
Adolph Koch, Philadelphia, PA

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Irving Crane
William Mosconi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Canton

33
33
46
51
50
31
41
27

Livonia, NY
Barrington, NJ
Upper Darby, PA
Chardon, OH
Brooklyn, NY
Syracuse, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Watervliet, NY

1942 World Champion
Defending Champion
1937 World Champion
1941 World Champion

The Deacon
Wee Willie
Golden Greek
Rudy
Lion Killer
Babe
Old Ponzola
Little Joe

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH

1944 World Champion

(39)

December 1946 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 2
Monday

Willie Mosconi
Arthur Cranfield

125
125

71
25

3
21

vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Andrew Ponzi

16
91

12
22

3
20

December 3
Tuesday

Irving Crane
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Arthur Cranfield

125
125
125
125

39
41
50
33

8
21
11
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Canton

28
105
81
80

21
62
2
21

8
21
10
13

December 4
Wednesday

Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

37
39
58*
27

10
27
15
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Joseph Canton
Willie Mosconi
Arthur Cranfield

101
107
82
49

32
21
28
24

9
27
15
10

December 5
Thursday

Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

27
62
38
39

23
11
28
22

vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Canton

55
76
17
51

15
22
13
13

22
11
27
22

December 6
Friday

Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras

125
125
125
125

24
41
45
57

22
31
5
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Canton

89
48
33
39

29
15
29
24

21
31
5
15

December 7
Saturday

No Matches Scheduled

December 8
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

December 9
Monday

Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
James Caras

125
125
125
125

17
51
125
40

35
18
2
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Erwin Rudolph
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi

73
82
1
104

16
22
2
27

34
17
2
15

December 10
Tuesday

Erwin Rudolph
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane

125
125
125

43
40
27

30
23
35

vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

58
40
121

19
33
42

30
23
35

December 11
Wednesday

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane

125
125

39
39

13
10

vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

92
97

76
49

13
10

(40)

December 1946 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 2
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 6
December 7
December 9

Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton

December 3
December 4
December 5
December 6
December 9
December 10
December 11

HR

IN

16
80
107
51
89
39
73

12
21
21
13
29
24
16

3
13
27
22
21
13
34

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

William Mosconi
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125
125
125
125

71
33
39
39
24
57
17

3
13
27
22
22
14
35

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

125
101
125
125
125
40
92

41
32
62
57
40
33
76

21
9
11
14
16
23
13

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Joseph Canton
Andrew Ponzi
Arthur Cranfield
William Mosconi

105
125
75
39
104
125
125

62
37
22
24
27
40
39

21
10
11
15
15
23
13

December 3
December 4
December 5
December 6
December 9
December 10
December 11

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
125
75
125
125
125
125

39
39
22
41
51
27
39

8
27
11
31
18
35
10

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Canton
James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
Erwin Rudolph
William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

28
107
125
48
82
121
97

21
21
62
15
22
42
49

8
27
11
31
17
35
10

December 2
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 6
December 9
December 10

Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield

125
125
49
55
48
1
125

25
33
24
15
15
2
40

21
13
10
22
31
2
23

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Canton
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
William Mosconi
James Caras

91
80
125
125
125
125
40

22
21
27
27
41
125
33

20
13
10
23
31
2
23

December 3
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 6
December 9
December 10

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

28
81
125
125
125
125
58

21
27
57
27
45
17
19

8
10
10
23
5
35
30

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
William Mosconi
James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Canton
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
101
55
33
73
125

39
50
32
15
29
16
43

8
11
9
22
5
34
30

December 2
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 9
December 10
December 11

William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi

125
125
82
125
125
121
125

71
50
28
38
125
42
39

3
11
15
28
2
35
13

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
James Caras

16
81
125
17
1
125
92

12
27
58
13
2
27
76

3
10
15
27
2
35
13

(41)

Dec 1946 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

December 2
December 4
December 5
December 6
December 9
December 10
December 11

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

91
125
125
33
104
109
97

December 3
December 4
December 5
December
December
December
December

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

105
125
17
125
82
125
125

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

22
58
39
29
27

20
15
22
5
15
9
10

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
William Mosconi
Joseph Canton
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane

125
82
51
125
125
125
125

21
10
27
22
17
30
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
William Mosconi
Joseph Canton
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi

125
49
125
89
125
58
109

49

62
27
13
24
22
43

(42)

HR

IN

25
28
13
45
40

21
15
22
5
16
9
10

39

41
24
38
29
51
19

21
10
28
21
18
30
9

May 8 – 18, 1947
World Championship Challenge Match
Perth Amboy, NJ & Chicago, IL
Game 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:
Sanction:

Match: 2000 points
Format: 16 – 125 point blocks
National Billiard Association of America

May 8 – 11 Jim Crover’s Madison Recreation – 254 Madison Ave – Perth Amboy, NJ
May 14 – 17 Bensinger’s Recreation – 131 South Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

***

Irving Crane
William Mosconi
William Mosconi

Date

Player

Perth Amboy, NJ
May 8
Thursday

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
New Champion
Score

HR

IN

918
2000

Player

Score

HR

IN

William Mosconi

134
127

55
52

10
5

Referee: Onofrio Lauri

Irving Crane

42
37

27
33

9
4

May 9
Friday

95
14

43
10

10
7

120
132

48
33

11
9

May 10
Saturday

63
58

54

16

118
126

44

17

May 11
Sunday

30
130

18
54

129
114

45
43

10

23

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

469

129
128

54*
85

10
5

39
144

128
119

62

8
5

132
121

57

2
5

94
54

124
119

45

12
3

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

449

1000

Total Accumulated Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

918

2000

Chicago, IL

-

May 14
Wednesday

Irving Crane

1000

Referee:

May 15
Thursday
May 16
Friday
May 17
Saturday

84
21

William Mosconi

(43)

Irving Crane
William Mosconi

33
33

Livonia, NY
Kansas City, MO

Note: On May 14 Mosconi had an unfinished run of 54 in his afternoon game. With the balls left in
position for the evening game, he continued his run with an additional 85 balls, for a total of
139.
Note: Mosconi won the match winning 14 blocks to 2 for Crane.

(44)

October 25 – November 12, 1947
World Championship Challenge Match
3 Cities - Detroit, MI – Perth Amboy, NJ – Kansas City
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:

***

Match: 4000 points
Format: 32 blocks of 125 points

William Mosconi
James Caras
William Mosconi

Defending Champion
Challenger
Defends Title

October 25 – November 2
November 4 – 8
November 10 – 12

Detroit, MI
Perth Amboy, NJ
Kansas City, MO

Date

Player

Score

Detroit, MI

Convention Hall

October 25
Saturday

Mosconi

HR

IN

125
125

October 26
Sunday

125
125

October 27
Monday

125
125

October 28
Tuesday

125
125

October 29
Wednesday

125
125

October 30
Thursday

125
125

October 31
Friday

125
125

November 1
Saturday

125
125

November 2
Sunday

125
125

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

2250

4000
2334

Convention Hall
Madison Recreation Center
Kling & Allen
Player

Score

HR

29
7

18

Caras

50
69

10
8

209
178

46
107

65

12
13

86
33

8
11

-2
49

15
4

46
20

(45)

IN

Date

Player

Perth Amboy, NJ
November 4
Tuesday

Score

HR

IN

Player

Score

James Caras

120
35

125
125

November 5
Wednesday

125
125

November 6
Thursday

125
125

November 7
Friday

125
125

143

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

1000

416

Total Accumulated Points

3250

1982

Date

IN

Madison Recreation Center

Mosconi

Kansas City, MO

HR

36
101
11
9

110
14

Kling & Allen Recreation Center

Player

10

Referee: Bennie Allen

Score

HR

IN

Player

Score

HR

IN

November 10
Monday

125
125

52
85

13
5

33
37

8
12

13
4

November 12
Tuesday

125
125

33
43

15
12

154
39

121
11

15
11

November 13
Wednesday

125
125

81*
58

7
8

67
12

28
5

2
8

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

750
60
12.5000

342
58
5.8965

Total Accumulated Points
Total Accumulated Inning
Balls Per Inning

4000

2334

High Runs:

James Caras
William Mosconi

121
107

Blocks Won:

Mosconi
Caras

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

William Mosconi
James Caras

34
39

Kansas City, MO
Upper Darby, PA

Champion
Challenger

Free Wheeling
The Golden Greek

RH
RH

26
6

(46)

February 27 – March 4, 1948
National Championship Tournament
Navy Pier – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Field: 12
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 125 points
Format: Round Robin
Entry Fee: $25
Billiard Association of America

Player

W

L

1. Andrew Ponzi
2. Arthur Cranfield
3. Irving Crane
4. Bennie Allen
5. Onofrio Lauri
6. James Caras
7. Michael Eufemia
8. Lou Russo
9. Al Coslosky
10. Walter Franklin
11. Donald Tozer
12. Thomas Boatman

9
9
8
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
0

2
2
3
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
11

High Run:
Best Game:
Daily High Run:

HR

BG

TP

OP

1335
1272
1254
1139
1207
1096
978
968
867
760
915
691

773
979
716
864
953
1023
1032
1072
1133
1261
1301
1375

TI

BPI

Prize Gate
750
500
400
300
200
250
200
200
150
150
150
150

$50
$100
$25

Note: The Winner, Andrew Ponzi, would play William Mosconi, World champion, a 1350 point
Challenge Match for the World Title.
Player

Age

Hometown

Andrew Ponzi
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Lou Russo
Michael Eufemia
Walter Franklin
Al Coslosky
Donald Tozer
Thomas Boatman

45
32
34
57
47
51

Philadelphia, PA
Syracuse, NY
Binghamton, NY
Kansas City, MO
Upper Darby, PA
Brooklyn, NY
Perth Amboy, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Kansas City, MO
Philadelphia, PA
Decatur, IL
The Dalles, OR

55

Titles

Nickname

Hand

Old Ponzalo
Babe
The Deacon

RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Kansas City Sectional Winner
Golden Greek
Lion Killer
Metropolitan Sectional Winner
Missouri Valley Sectional Winner
Atlantic Coast Sectional Winner
Chicagoland Sectional Winner
Pacific Coast Sectional Winner

(47)

1948 National Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

February 27
Friday

Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Arthur Cranfield
Walter Franklin
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

February 28
Saturday

February 29
Sunday

March 1
Monday

HR

IN

vs

Player

125
125
125
125
125
125
125

15
13
18
12
13
13
12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Thomas Boatman
Michael Eufemia
Al Coslosky
Thomas Boatman
Michael Eufemia
Arthur Cranfield

27
36
84
68
31
78
43

Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
125

9
8
10
8
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Donald Tozer
Michael Eufemia
Thomas Boatman
Lou Russo

26
33
0
30
37

Al Coslosky
James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125
125

27
11
12
26

vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Walter Franklin
Lou Russo
Walter Franklin

93
21
27
72

Lou Russo
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Don Tozer
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125

34
23
14
31

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Thomas Boatman
Irving Crane

84
118
25
80

Andrew Ponzi
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Walter Franklin
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
125

24
28
11
38

vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Coslosky
Don Tozer
Andrew Ponzi
Thomas Boatman

100
103
105
38

Michael Eufemia
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125

14
15

vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Walter Franklin
Thomas Boatman

0
107

89

(48)

Score

HR

IN

1948 National Tournament – Game by Game Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 2
Tuesday

Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

125
125
125
125

18
24
24
18

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen
Thomas Boatman
Walter Franklin

105
65
76
37

Lou Russo
Michael Eufemia
Arthur Cranfield
Lou Russo

125
125
125
125

22
9
11

vs
vs
vs
vs

Walter Franklin
Donald Tozer
James Caras
Al Coslosky

70
37
64
16

March 3
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125

6
15
8
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Lou Russo

60
114
45
40

March 4

Lou Russo
Arthur Cranfield
Michael Eufemia
Don Tozer
Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125
125
125

14
18
24
35
13
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Walter Franklin
Lou Russo
Thomas Boatman
James Caras
Irving Crane

57
18
70
116
93
53

(49)

HR

IN

1948 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

February 27
February 28
March
March
March 2
March 3
March
March
February
March 4
March

Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen

125
125
125
125
65
114
125
55
125
125
30

February 27
February 27
February 28
February 28
February 29
March 1
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 4

Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman
Thomas Boatman

36
31
26
30
25
38
107
75
102
57
116

February 28
February 29
February 29
March 1
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 3
February
March 4
March

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
84
125
125
64
60
45
125
93
125

February 27
February 29
March 1
February
February
February
March 2
March 3
March 3
March
March

Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky
Al Coslosky

68
125
100

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

13
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Donald Tozer
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Michael Eufemia
Lou Russo
Al Coslosky
James Caras
Walter Franklin

36
33
104
28
125
125
55
125
18
93
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Walter Franklin
James Caras
Michael Eufemia
Al Coslosky
Lou Russo
Donald Tozer

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Walter Franklin
Lou Russo
Thomas Boatman
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Don Tozer
Bennie Allen
Al Coslosky

0
21
125
107
121
125
125
125
68
125
11

vs
vs
vs

Walter Franklin
Michael Eufemia
Andrew Ponzi

125
93
125

vs
vs
vs

Lou Russo
Thomas Boatman
Arthur Cranfield

125
102
125

13

89

10
11
15

27

16
125
124

(50)

HR

IN

24
15

13
13
9
8
14
38
15
24
14
35

34

9
6
8
13

12
24

1948 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

February 27
February 28
February 28
February 29
February 29
March 2
March 2
March 3
February
March
March 4

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

February 27
February 27
February 28
February 29
February 29
March 1
March 1
March
March
March 4
February

Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield

February 27
February 27
February 28
February 29
March 1
March 2
March 2
February
March
March
March 4

Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia

February 27
February 29
February 29
March 1
March 1
March 2
March 2
February
February
March 4
February

Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin
Walter Franklin

HR

IN

vs

Player

125
125
125

12
9
8

vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Thomas Boatman
Lou Russo

43
26
37

80
125
125
125

vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Bennie Allen
Walter Franklin
James Caras

125
65
65
60

31

24
24
6

vs

Andrew Ponzi

125

14

Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane
Thomas Boatman
Lou Russo
Onofrio Lauri
Donald Tozer
Andrew Ponzi

84
125
30
27
118
103
105

53

125
43
125
125
125
125
125

8
12
23
28
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

125

18

vs

Walter Franklin

18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Al Coslosky
Walter Franklin
Thomas Boatman
Donald Tozer

125
125
125
125
0
75
37

84
78
0
93
125
125
125

18

Score

14
24

125

24

vs

Lou Russo

125
21
72
125
0
65
70

12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Coslosky
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Thomas Boatman
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane
Lou Russo

68
125
125
38
125
125
125

vs

Arthur Cranfield

125

38

18

(51)

HR

IN

12

18
13
10
27

70

89

11
26
14
24
22

18

1948 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

February 27
February 27
February 29
February 29
March 1
March 2
March 3
February
March
March
March

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
118
125
125
125

February 27
February 29
February 29
March 1
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 3
February
March
March 4

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

February 28
February 29
February 29
February
February
February
February
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4

Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo
Lou Russo

IN

vs

Player

Score

15
13
26

vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Thomas Boatman
Walter Franklin
Arthur Cranfield

27
31
72
125

18
16

vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Lou Russo

105
40

125
125

13
14

vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Thomas Boatman

78
25

125
105
105
125
125

24

15
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Coslosky
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
James Caras

100
125
125
114
45

125

14

vs

Irving Crane

Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
James Caras

125
125
84

8
8

34

vs
vs
vs

vs

Onofrio Lauri

125

16

vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Michael Eufemia

57
125

24

February 27
February 28
February 29
February 29
March 1
March 2
March
March
March 4
March
March

Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer
Donald Tozer

vs

Onofrio Lauri

125

15

vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Michael Eufemia

80
125

28

vs

Thomas Boatman

116

37
27
125

HR

40
125
70

14

27
33
125
103
37

31

125

35

(52)

HR

IN

23

11
18

March 5 – 7, 1948
World Championship Challenge Match
Navy Pier – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Match: 1350 points
Field: 2
Format: 9 blocks of 150 points over 3 days
Purse: $1500 – Winner: $1250 – Challenger: $250

***

William Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi

Defending Champion
National Champion
Defends Title

1350
643

Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

Player

Score

March 5
Friday

William Mosconi

150
150
150

68
71

12
9

Andrew Ponzi

144
41
21

81

7
12

31
34
62

26

73

9
4
12

137
32
141

58

March 6
Saturday

150
150
150

March 7
Sunday

150
150
150

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

1350

HR

IN

643

Referee:
Schedule:

3:00pm – 6:00pm & 9:00pm

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

35
Philadelphia, PA

Champion
Challenger

Free Wheeling Willie
Old Ponzola

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Died

Place of Birth

Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

June 26, 1913
1905

September
April 11, 1950

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

(53)

February 4 – 10, 1949
National Championship Tournament
Navy Pier – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field: 12
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $6600
Entry Fee: $25
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

1. James Caras
2. Irving Crane
3. Andrew Ponzi
4. George Chenier
5. Arthur Cranfield
6. Onofrio Lauri
7. Joseph Procita
8. Bennie Allen
9. Joseph Canton
10. Joseph Diehl
11. Howard Lindley
12. Jack Dean

10
9
8
7
7
7
6
4
3
3
2
0

1
2
3
4
4
4
5
7
8
8
9
11

82*
70
69
78
39
43
64
38
56
55
36
42

9
2*
6
8
14
7
10
18
9
17
9
---

1336
1228
1223
1244
1195
1140
1029
910
991
946
830
688

845
777
781
906
1095
1028
1134
1180
1169
1234
1236
1375

High Run:
Best Game:
Daily High Run:

$50
$100
$25

James Caras
Irving Crane

TI

BPI

Prize
700
500
400
300
250
250
250
250
200
200
200
200

82
2 innings

Note: The top three finishers, James Caras, Irving Crane and Andrew Ponzi would meet William
Mosconi in a Double Round Robin tournament.
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

James Caras
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
George Chenier
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Bennie Allen
Joseph Canton
Joseph Diehl
Howard Lindley
Jack Dean

38
35
44

Upper Darby, PA
Binghamton, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Toronto, Canada
Syracuse, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Kansas City, MO
Watervliet, NY
Chicago. IL
Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia, PA

Former Champion
Seeded Former Champ
Seeded Former Champ
Cleveland Sectional
Seeded 1948 Nation 2nd

Golden Greek
The Deacon
Old Ponzola

RH
RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

52
58

Babe

San Francisco Sectional The Iron Man
Kansas City Sectional
New York Sectional
Little Joe
Chicago Sectional
Minneapolis Sectional
Philadelphia Sectional

(54)

February 1949 – National Championship – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

February 4
Friday

Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125

February 5
Saturday

George Chenier
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
George Chenier
James Caras
Arthur Cranfield
Howard Lindley
Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

James Caras
Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Joseph Canton
Joseph Diehl
George Chenier

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
George Chenier

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

February 6
Sunday

February 7
Monday

HR

63

34
59
32

IN

vs

Player

Score

26
2
18
6
15

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Procita
Jack Dean
Howard Lindley

109
0
113
12
87

13
13
14
24
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Howard Lindley
Bennie Allen
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Canton
Joseph Diehl
Jean Dean
Joseph Canton
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
George Chenier

94
48
77
111
80
100
53
45
44
57
74

23
40
18
17
16
15
18
10
9
19
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Jack Dean
Howard Lindley
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Canton
Joseph Procita
Arthur Cranfield
Jack Dean
Bennie Allen
Howard Lindley
Onofrio Lauri

93
53
68
62
76
42
116
25
53
50
10

20
21
13
35
10
20
17
8
7
32

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Jack Dean
Howard Lindley
Joseph Canton
Bennie Allen
George Chenier
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Joseph Canton
Joseph Dean
Howard Lindley

65
96
48
88
66
54
100
19
67
108
77

15

27
38
48
30

49
39
43
41
53

(55)

HR

26
19
27

18
25
21

25
18
27
13
12

IN

February 1949 – National Championship – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

February 8
Tuesday

George Chenier
Arthur Cranfield
James Caras
Irving Crane
Joseph Canton
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Canton
James Caras
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
George Chenier
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Diehl
James Caras
George Chenier

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

James Caras
Howard Lindley
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

February 9
Wednesday

February 10
Thursday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

78

8
15
8
29
26
52
30
14
30

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Dean
Howard Lindley
Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Dean
Joseph Procita
Howard Lindley
Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi

23
86
40
119
26
35
74
49
86

31
23
16
12
16
20
15
17
17
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Dean
Joseph Canton
Arthur Cranfield
Bennie Allen
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Jack Dean
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi

98
73
80
37
45
69
13
111
79
33

28
22
15
19
15
20
11
25
12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Jack Dean
Joseph Diehl
George Chenier
Howard Lindley
Irving Crane
Joseph Diehl
George Chenier
James Caras

104
69
89
118
42
34
115
123
38

82
27

45
38
30

45

41

68

70

(56)

HR

28

26
11
40

38

13

IN

1949 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

February 4
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 9

Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen

109
77
125
125
53
125
66
19
49
125
37

February 5
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 8
February 9

Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton
Joseph Canton

94
80
45
93
76
125
88
67
125
125
73

February 4
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10
February 10

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
38

February 5
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10
February 10

George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier
George Chenier

125
125
74
125
54
125
125
125
125
118
123

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita
George Chenier
Howard Lindley
Joseph Canton
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Jack Dean
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
74
68
125
65
125
125
125
98
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

George Chenier
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Dean
Howard Lindley
Joseph Diehl

125
125
125
125
125
53
125
125
26
74
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Howard Lindley
Jack Dean
Joseph Canton
Arthur Cranfield
George Chenier
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

87
53
93
116
54
40
49
45
79
104
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Howard Lindley
Jack Dean
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Arthur Cranfield

94
100
125
10
125
77
23
69
33
125
125

27
12
11
31

26

18

45

30
41
82
38

34

26
30

15
28
23
23
20
9
14
16
17
28

13

13
78

8
20
8

(57)

HR

IN
26
14

43
53
38

10
8
14
12

34

13
20
23

39

35
7

26
23

13
11

70

12

26

41

20

19
25

1949 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

February 4
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10
February 10

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
69
34
125

February 4
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10
February 10

Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield

125
111
125
116
125
125
125
80
13
125
125

February 4
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10

Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean

12
53
53
25
96
108
23
26
98
111
69

February 4
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10
February 10

Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Diehl

0
100
62
125
65
100
40
125
125
89
18

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

63

2
20
40
15
13
8
29
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Joseph Canton
Jack Dean
Joseph Procita
Howard Lindley
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
George Chenier
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

0
80
53
42
48
19
119
80
125
125
38

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Canton
James Caras
Joseph Dean
Howard Lindley
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Diehl
George Chenier

109
125
45
125
108
86
35
125
125
89
123

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
George Chenier
Joseph Canton
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Howard Lindley

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
George Chenier
Onofrio Lauri
Howard Lindley
Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Canton
Jack Dean
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
50
125
125
125
73
111
125
125

27
46
49
53
27

70

12

26
27

32
15
52

15
25

18

25

23
17

(58)

HR

IN

18
21
25
12
28
20
20

32

24

30

23

16
15

27

78

6
9
40
21
32
8
26
31
17
22

63

2

38

17

82

40
17
8

15
11

1949 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

February 4
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
57
125
10
125
125
119
125
79
125

February 4
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 8
February 10
February 10

Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley
Howard Lindley

87
48
125
68
50
48
77
86
74
125
42

February 4
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 9
February 10
February 10

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125
125
125
86
125
33
104
125

February 4
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 8
February 9
February 10
February 10

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

113
125
44
42
125
125
35
125
45
125
125

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

32

18
24

38

17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Diehl
George Chenier
Jack Dean
Joseph Canton
Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Howard Lindley

113
111
125
62
125
96
67
125
37
125
42

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Joseph Procita
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
George Chenier
Arthur Cranfield
Joseph Canton
Jack Dean
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
44
125
125
125
125
125
125
69
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Dean
Howard Lindley
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Canton
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Procita
Arthur Cranfield
George Chenier
James Caras
Irving Crane

12
48
74
76
66
100
125
13
125
125
34

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Howard Lindley
Irving Crane
Jack Dean
Joseph Canton
Arthur Cranfield
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
George Chenier
Joseph Diehl

125
77
125
125
25
88
125
86
125
118
115

21
7
28
12
15

19

25

26
22

59

43

6
13

10
17

40
15

20

14
21
39

35

30

30
19
11

(59)

HR

IN

27
25

27

29
17

59

15
13

49

13

45

15
30
15

19

27
30

30
8
28

18

46

15

18
52
40
12

February 11 – 13, 1949
World Championship Tournament
Navy Pier – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Field: 4
Prizes: $2,200

Match: 125 points
Format: Double Round Robin

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1.
2.
3.
4.

4
3
3
2

2
3
3
4

54
56
82
69

15
6
16
17

James Caras
William Mosconi
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
1000
500
400
300

High Run:
Best Game:
Daily High Run:

$50
$100
$25

Irving Crane
William Mosconi

82
6 innings

Player

Age

Hometown

Titles

Nickname

James Caras
William Mosconi
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi

38
35
35
44

Upper Darby, PA
Barrington, NJ
Binghamton, NY
Philadelphia, PA

1949 National Champion
Defending Champion
1949 National Runner-up
1949 3rd Place Nationals

Golden Greek
Wee Willie
The Deacon

(60

1949 World Tournament – Game by Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

February 11
Friday

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
James Caras

150
150
150
150

40

49
16
22
15

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi

77
87
92
124

February 12
Saturday

Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
James Caras

150
150
150
150

18
23
12
26

vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

116
89
34
135

February 13
Sunday

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
William Mosconi

150
150
150
150

28
17
18
6

vs
vs
vs
vs

William Mosconi
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

108
123
123
30

HR

IN

HR

IN

1949 World Tournament – Game by Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 11
February 11
February 12
February 12
February 13
February 13

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

87
150
89
150
150
150

February 11
February 11
February 12
February 12
February 13
February 13

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

150
150
150
135
123
30

16
22
18

February 11
February 11
February 12
February 12
February 13
February 13

William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi
William Mosconi

150
124
116
150
108
150

49

February 11
February 11
February 12
February 12
February 13
February 13

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

77
92
150
34
150
123

15
26
28
8

12
6

23
17

(61)

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

150
124
150
135
108
123

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
James Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi

87
92
116
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane

77
150
150
34
150
30

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
James Caras

150
150
89
150
123
150

16
23

26
17
6

15
18
28

49
22
12
8

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