Pocket Billiards

in
America
A History of the Game
The Champions
The Tournament History
Challenges – League Play – Tours
January 1960 – December 1969

By: Charles J. Ursitti
November 10, 2006

April 8 – 14, 1963
World Championship Tournament
Windsor Ball Room – Hotel Commodore – 42nd Street - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 12
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
$250
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America.(BRPAA)

Player

W

1. Luther Lassiter
2. James Moore
3. Irving Crane
4. Frank McGown
5. Michael Eufemia
6. George Chenier
7. Al Gassner
8. Onofrio Lauri
9. James Cattrano
10. Verne Peterson
11. Joseph Canton
12. Al Coslosky

10
8
7
7
7
5
5
4
4
4
3
2

High Run:
Best Game:

L
1
3
4
4
4
6
6
7
7
7
8
9

George Chenier
George Chenier

HR
113
121
90
112
104
150
65
56
37
80
64
67

BG

TP

OP

1595

TI

BPI

Prize Gate
2500
1500
1000

1

150
vs
1 inning

(2)

Irving Crane

1963 World Tournament – Players Profile
Player
Luther Lassiter
James Moore
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Michael Eufemia
George Chenier
Al Gassner
Onofrio Lauri
James Cattrano
Verne Peterson
Joseph Canton
Al Coslosky

Age

Hometown

Titles

Elizabeth City, NC
Albuquerque, NM
Livonia, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Long Island City, NY
Montreal, Canada
Long Island City, NY
Seaford, NY
Flushing, NY
Garden Grove, CA
Troy, NY
Philadelphia, PA

Nicknames

1958 US National Champion
Former World Champion
1963 New York State Champion
1953 Northeastern States Champion
Canadian Champion
1962 Metropolitan League Champion

Wimpy
Cowboy Jimmy
The Deacon

Mr. Snooker
The Dean of PB
The Cat

Midwestern Champion
1951 National Champion
Pennsylvania State Champion

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

Luther Lassiter
James Moore
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Michael Eufemia
George Chenier
Al Gassner
Onofrio Lauri
James Cattrano
Verne Peterson
Joseph Canton
Al Coslosky

November 05, 1918
September 14, 1910
November 13, 1913
September 27, 1937
June 15, 1915

October 25, 1988
November 17, 1999
2001

Elizabeth City, NC
Hogansville, GA
Livonia, NY
Brooklyn, NY

October 08, 1978
November 15, 1972

Montreal, Canada

June 27, 1896

April 11, 1971

Naples, Italy

October 31, 1919
June 03, 1915

June 00, 1987
November 00, 1979

Rockford. IL

(3)

Little Joe

1963 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

April 8
Monday

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Michael Eufemia
James Moore
Onofrio Lauri

150
150
150
150
150
150

90
84

8
4
13
28
21
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Cattrano
George Chenier
Verne Peterson
Al Coslosky
Al Gassner
Joseph Canton

43
25
143
132
73
135

Evening

James Cattrano
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Michael Eufemia
Luther Lassiter
George Chenier

150
150
150
150
150
150

23
9
28
8
12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Moore
George Chenier
Al Gassner
Verne Peterson
Al Coslosky
Onofrio Lauri

111
97
100
21
82
31

April 9
Tuesday

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown

150

vs

Verne Peterson

68

Irving Crane

150

vs

Al Coslosky

57

April 10
Wednesday

George Chenier

150

vs

Irving Crane

0

April 11
Thursday

Luther Lassiter

150

vs

Joe Canton

58
46

150

1

(4)

18

HR

IN

29

54

0

1

1963 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

April 12
Friday

Al Coslosky
Joseph Canton
James Moore
Al Gassner
Joseph Canton

150
150
150
150
150

Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
James Cattrano
George Chenier

150
150
150
150
150

84

Luther Lassiter

150

James Moore
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
James Moore
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Cattrano
George Chenier
Onofrio Lauri
Al Coslosky
Verne Peterson

58
113
114
146
121

3

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Frank McGown
Joseph Canton
Al Gassner
Verne Peterson

42
140
52
142
68

70

6

vs

Onofrio Lauri

18

41

9

35

5

Luther Lassiter
James Moore
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

95

113
82

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

93
85

74

April 13
Saturday

April 14
Sunday

(5)

IN

1963 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

April 8
April
April
April
April
April 11
April 12
April 12
April
April
April

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

135
93
82
18
72
18
150
150

54

April 8
April 8
April
April
April
April
April
April 12
April 12
April
April

James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano

43
150
40
42
117

29

April 8
April 8
April 10
April
April
April
April
April 12
April 12
April 13
April

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

April 8
April 8
April 9
April
April
April
April 12
April 12
April
April
April

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

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
James Moore
Al Coslosky
Michael Eufemia
Luther Lassiter
George Chenier
Verne Peterson
James Cattrano
Al Gassner
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
James Moore
Luther Lassiter
Michael Eufemia
Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
Verne Peterson
Al Coslosky
Al Gassner
George Chenier
Joseph Canton

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
James Moore

150
31
0
150
150

113
150
150

vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Verne Peterson

150
68

132
82
57
150
50
89
150
146

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Joseph Canton
Frank McGown
Onofrio Lauri
Jimmy Cattrano
Al Gassner

150
150
150
72
150
150
58
150

23

58
150

25
150
150
97
70
150

150*

1*

(6)

HR

IN

46

18

90

8

84

4

0

1

150
113
121

150
111
150
150
150

150
142

28
12

1963 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

April 8
April 8
April 9
April 9
April 10
April
April
April
April
April 14
April 14

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

150
150
150
150
0

90

8
28

0

1

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jimmy Cattrano
Al Gassner
Verne Peterson
Al Coslosky
George Chenier

43
100
68
57
150

150*

1

vs
vs

James Moore
Luther Lassiter

150

113

5

April 8
April 8
April
April
April
April
April 12
April
April
April
April

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

150
150
150
119

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Coslosky
Verne Peterson
James Cattrano
Al Gassner
George Chenier

132
21
42
150
150

42

vs

Luther Lassiter

150

84

3

April 8
April 8
April
April
April
April
April 12
April 12
April
April
April

Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner

73
100
150
150
130
69
150
142

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Moore
Irving Crane
Joseph Canton
Michael Eufemia
Luther Lassiter
Frannk McGown
Al Coslosky
James Cattrano

150
150
72
119
150
150
146
150

58

21
28

April 8
April 8
April 9
April
April
April 11
April 12
April 13
April 14
April 14
April 14

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
82
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

George Chenier
Al Coslosky
Vern Peterson
Al Gassner
James Cattrano
Joe Canton
Michael Eufemia
Onofrio Lauri
James Moore
Irving Crane
Frank McGown

25
82
75
130
40
18
42
18
150
95
83

150
93

28
8

84

4
12

`
5

(7)

HR

IN

29

1963 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

April 8
April 8
April
April
April
April
April
April 12
April 12
April
April 13

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

150
31
150
73
31
150

46

18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
George Chenier
Al Coslosky
Verne Peterson
George Chenier
James Cattrano

135
150
89
150
150
117

14
150

vs
vs

James Moore
Frank McGown

150
140

18

vs

Luther Lassiter

150

April 8
April 8
April
April
April
April
April 12
April
April
April 14
April 14

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Verne Peterson
George Chenier
Joseph Canton
Al Gassner
Al Coslosky

143
97
93
69
50

vs

Onofrio Lauri

150

vs
vs

James Moore
Luther Lassiter

150
150

April 8
April 8
April
April
April
April
April
April
April 14
April 14
April 14

James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore

Al Gassner
James Cattrano
Verne Peterson
Joseph Canton
George Chenier
Al Coslosky
Onofrio Lauri
Michael Eufemia
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Frank McGown

73
150
150
82
70

150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

April 8
April 8
April 9
April
April
April
April
April 12
April 12
April
April

Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson

143
21
68
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane
James Moore
Onofrio Lauri

150
150
150
99
73

121
68

vs
vs

Joseph Canton
George Chenier

150
150

150
150
150
150
150

13
8

140

85

74

150
111
99
150
150
150
150
150
150

58

41

21

9

(8)

95
150

HR

IN

54

82

23

35

13
8

August 12 - 14, 1963
World Championship Challenge Match
New York Athletic Club – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 600 points
Field: 2
Format: 3 blocks of 200 points
Purse: $1500 winner - $1000 to loser
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Sanction:
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America (BRPAA)

***

Luther Lassiter
James Moore
Luther Lassiter

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title

600
381

Date

Player

Score HR

IN

Player

Score HR

August 12

Luther Lassiter

210

85

10

James Moore

149

70

August 13

198

92

6

146

65

August 14

192

30

36

86

Total Points
Total Innings
BPI

600
52
11.539

IN

Referee:
Player
Luther Lassiter
James Moore

Age

Home Town

Titlke

Nickname

Hand

Elizabeth City, NC
Albuquerque, NM

Champion
Challenger

Wimpy
Cowboy

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Palce of Birth

Luther Lassiter
James Moore

November 05, 1918
September 14, 1910

October 25, 1988
November 17, 1999

Elizabeth City, NC
Hogansville, GA

(9)

March 2 – 8, 1964
World Championship Tournament
Windsor Ball Room – Commodore Hotel – 42nd Street - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 14
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America.(BRPAA)

Player

W

L

HR

1. Luther Lassiter
2. Arthur Cranfield
3. Irving Crane
4. Frank McGown
5. Onofrio Lauri
6. Danny Gartner
7. Joseph Balsis
8. Michael Eufemia
9. Al Gassner
10. Verne Peterson
11. Lou Butera
12. Donald Tozer
13. Joseph Canton
14. Jack Colavita

10
10
9
9
7
7
7
6
5
5
5
5
4
2

3
3
4
4
6
6
6
7
8
8
8
8
9
11

86
141*
138
133
77
96
94
129
73
70
69
75
102
50

High Run:
Best Game:

$200

BG

Arthur Cranfield

141*

Playoff: First – Second

Score HR

IN

vs

Luther Lassiter

150

11

44

TP

OP

1794
1739
1639
1573
1644
1637
1500
1414
1377
1377
1338
1155
1529
766

1247
1179
1178
1208
1515
1404
1241
1645
1628
1539
1583
1699
1810
1803

TI

Player
Arthur Cranfield

(10)

BPI

Prize Gate
3000
1500

Score HR
43

IN

1964 World Tournament – Player Profile
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Joseph Balsis
Mike Eufemia
Al Gassner
Verne Peterson
Lou Butera
Donald Tozer
Joseph Canton
Jack Colavita

45
48
50
43
67

Defending Champion

Wimpy
Babe
The Deacon

42
48

Elizabeth City, NC
Syracuse, NY
Lavonia, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Seaford, NY
Clifton, NJ
Minersville, PA
Long Island City, NY
Long Island City, NY
Garden Grove, CA
Pittstown, PA
Decatur, IL
Troy, NY
Newark, NY

RH
LH
RH
1963 5th Place
New York State Champ
RH
Dean of Pocket Billiards RH
New Jersey State Champ Young Greenleaf
RH
The Meat Man
RH
LH
1963 4th Place
Gray Fox
RH
RH
Penn State Champ
Sonny – Machine Gun RH
RH
Little Joe
RH
Gentleman Jack
RH
NJ State 2nd Place

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis
Michael Eufemia
Al Gassner
Verne Peterson
Lou Butera
Donald Tozer
Joseph Canton
Jack Colavita

November 05, 1918

October 25, 1988

Elizabeth City, NC

November 13, 1913
September 27, 1937
June 27, 1896

2001
April 11, 1971

Livonia, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Naples, Italy

June 15, 1915

October 08, 1978

25
71
44

Rockford. IL

October 31, 1919

June 00, 1987

(11)

Hand

Hand

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

March 2
Monday

Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Dan Gartner
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Michael Eufemia
Arthur Cranfield
Frank McGown
Dan Gartner

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Al Gassner
Verne Peterson
Frank McGown
Art Cranfield
Dan Gartner
Mike Eufemia
Joseph Canton

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

70
61*
61
81
66

Art Cranfield
Al Gassner
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150

70

March 4
Wednesday

Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Don Tozer
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Jack Colavita
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150
150
150

March 3
Tuesday

Evening

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

57
74
54
87

7
4
22

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Verne Peterson
Michael Eufemia
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Canton
Al Gassner

37
19
84
105
128
102
95

vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Jack Colavita
Don Tozer

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Don Tozer
Joe Balsis
Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri

128
134
16
84
31
142
140

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Canton
Frank McGown
Dan Gartner
Onofrio Lauri
Don Tozer

49
52
83
85
76

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Joseph Canton
Verne Peterson
Al Gassner
Dan Gartner
Michael Eufemia

4
91
129
44
99
20
31

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Canton
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Al Gassner
Lou Butera

144
77
77
83
114

129*

15
10
10
15
16

87

133*

2

100

(12)

HR

87
38
40
40

36
81

61

IN

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 5
Thursday

Dan Gartner
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Canton
Al Gassner
Verne Peterson

Evening

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Joe Balsis
Don Tozer
Luther Lassiter
Jack Colavita
Mike Eufemia
Lou Butera

75
44
26
125
82
98
43

Don Tozer
Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Al Gassner
Onofrio Lauri
Verne Peterson

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Canton
Jack Colavita
Joe Balsis
Mike Eufemia
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Dan Gartner

85
61
89
74
38
100
61

March 6
Friday

Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Luther Lassiter
Dan Gartner
Arthur Cranfield
Lou Butera
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Mike Eufemia
Al Gassner
Mike Eufemia
Joe Balsis
Don Tozer
Joe Canton
Jack Colavita

94
131
34
113
6
126
118

Evening

Luther Lassiter
Joe Canton
Don Tozer
Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150
150
150

75

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dan Gartner
Verne Peterson
Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Al Gassner

106
145
88
80
50

Dan Gartner
Frank McGown
Art Cranfield

150
150
150

141*

vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane

22
41
-2

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150

97
93
12

vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Frank McGown

1
64
148

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150

98
44*

8
11

vs
vs

Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield

116
43

March 7
Saturday

HR

IN

138

HR

67

Evening

March 8
Sunday

Playoff
Playoff

(13)

70

IN

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
38
84
150
150
77
44
89
113
150
77
150
150

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

Al Gassner
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Dan Gartner
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Joseph Canton
Jack Colavita

95
150
150
63
31
150
150
150
150
80
150
43
15

Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera

19
87
142
150
4
114
43
150
150
80
150
150
99

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

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Michael Eufemia
Dan Gartner
Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Verne Peterson
Jack Colavita
Joseph Canton
Joseph Balsis
Onofrio Lauri
Al Gassner
Don Tozer

150
150
150
83
150
150
150
61
126
150
59
54
150

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

102

vs

Dan Gartner

150

150
49
129
144
150
85
126
150
43

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Jack Colavita
Don Tozer
Lou Butera
Verne Peterson
Joseph Balsis

140
150
150
150
82
150
150
145
150

(14)

HR

IN

81

100

74

4
16

133*

77

2

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March 7
March

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

150
150
134
150
150
150
150
38
150

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March 7
March

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

150
150
150
150
150
150
75
100
150
150
150

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

37
40
31

vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Dan Gartner

150
150
150

91
150
82
61
118
88

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Al Gassner
Joseph Canton
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Don Tozer

150
83
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Verne Peterson
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Canton
Joseph Balsis
Don Tozer
Al Gassner
Michael Eufemia

19
40
150
85
129
77
26
150
94

vs

Arthur Cranfield

150

87

vs

Michael Eufemia

105

81
77

75

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Balsis
Joseph Canton
Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Dan Gartner
Onofrio Lauri
Don Tozer
Al Gassner

84
49
91
114
150
150
6
50

141*

vs

Irving Crane

HR

IN

57

7

66

15

61*
61

10

vs

74

4

81
87
100

138

-2

(15)

-2

67

91*

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

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

105
150
150

129*
16

vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Don Tozer
Lou Butera

150
40
142

31

vs

Joseph Balsis

150

98
74
94
34

vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Gassner
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March 7
March
March

Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner

150

vs

Joseph Canton

102

vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri

31
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Verne Peterson
Joseph Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown

75
150
113
150
22

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner

vs

Joseph Balsis

150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Don Tozer
Jack Colavita
Mike Eufemia
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield

128
52
150
150
98
38
150
150

67

150
83
20

66

150
61
150
106
150

91*

15

95
150
150
99
83
150
150
131
50

70

15

(16)

HR
87

138

36

75

IN

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March 7
March
March

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150
128
150
150
150
125
150
150
150
41
150
150

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
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
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

128
150
140
85
150
77
150
150
150

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March 7
March 7
March

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

150
150
150
52
150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

57

7

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

Jack Colavita
Louis Butera
Al Gassner
Donald Tozer
Verne Peterson
Joseph Canton
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Balsis
Michael Eufemia
Dan Gartner
Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane

37
87
150
76
44
144
150
89
34
106
150
6
116

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Canton
Irving Crane
Dan Gartner
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield
Al Gassner

150
38
150
150
20
150
125
100
131

36

61

84

22

vs

Verne Peterson

66

10

133*

2

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
Al Gassner
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Balsis
Michael Eufemia
Jack Colavita

16
150
4
77
44
74
118

vs
vs

Dan Gartner
Luther Lassiter

150
41

22
150

(17)

84

HR

IN

70

15

87

1964 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson

March 2
March 2
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 4
March 5
March 5
March 6
March 6
March
March
March

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

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Frank McGown

150

84

22

vs

Irving Crane

134

81

44

vs

Luther Lassiter

150

150
150
145

vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Dan Gartner
Joseph Canton

43
61
150

150
40
16
76
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Michael Eufemia
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Al Gassner

128
150
150
150
99

26
150
6
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Joseph Canton
Arthur Cranfield
Jack Colavita

150
85
150
88

84
150

61*

10

(18)

129*
66

75*

10

September 22 – 24, 1964
World Championship Challenge Match – Schaefer Challenge Match
Palm Gardens – 52nd Street & 8th Ave - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 1200 points
Field: 2
Format: 6 blocks of 200 points
Purse: $1500 to winner - $1000 to loser
Sanction:
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America.(BRPAA)

***

Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield
Arthur Cranfield

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
New Champion

730
1200

Date

Player

Score HR

IN

Player

Score HR

IN

Sept 22
Tuesday

Luther Lassiter

157
177

16

Arthur Cranfield

200
205

123
68

16

85
69
112

Sept 23
Wednesday

70
56

72
54

21

200
201

Sept 24
Thursday

50
220

77

195
199

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per Inning

730

Referee:

6

1200
84

Cue Ball Kelly

Note: Arthur Cranfield won the World Title on his birthday at 47 years old.
On Wednesday, September 23, during the third block, Cranfield called a foul on himself. He
touched the cue ball with his cue. The referee, Cue Ball Kelly, did not see the foul.
The F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company co-sponsored the match with the Billiard Room
Proprietors Association of America.
Seating:

600
Afternoon:

3:00pm

$ 2.50 - Evening:

8:30pm

$ 3.50

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield

47

Elizabeth City, NC
Syracuse, NY

Champion
Challenger

Wimpy
Babe

RH
LH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of birth

Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield

November 05, 1918
September 24, 1915

October 25, 1988
2005

Elizabeth City, NC
Buffalo, NY

(19)

January 29 – March 6, 1965
World Championship Tournament
American Billiard Parlor - Burbank, CA
Game: 14.1
Field: 21
Prizes:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

HR

1. Cisero Murphy
2. Luther Lassiter
3. Irving Crane
4. Jack Breit
5. Joseph Balsis
6. James Moore
7. Frank McGowan
8. Harold Worst
9. Onofrio Lauri
10. Al Gassner
11. Robert Woods
12. Michael Eufemia
13. Danny Gartner
14. Verne Peterson
15. Harold Baker
16. Ronnie Allen
17. Bill Staton
18. Richard Florence
19. James Cattrano
20. Donald Tozer
21. Harry Dahl

17
16
15
15
14
14
13
13
13
12
10
9
9
8
7
7
6
6
3
2
1

3
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
7
8
10
11
11
12
13
13
14
14
17
18
19

107
98
134
112
150
88
85
85
66
85
69
69
94
80
55
59
62
85
61
61
57

Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis

BG

TP

OP

TI

1
4

High Run:
Best Game:

$150
$125

150
1 innings

Schedule:

6 matches played daily
2 at 1:30pm – 2 at 4:00pm – 1 at 7:30pm – 1 at 10:00pm

Admission:

$ 1.75 general and $ 3.50 preferred

Seating:

650

(20)

BPI

Prize Gate
3500
2500
1500
1000
950
900
850
800
750
700
650
600
550
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

Player
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
James Moore
Joseph Balsis
Frank McGown
Harold Worst
Onofrio Lauri
Al Gassner
Robert Woods
Michael Eufemia
Danny Gartner
Verne Peterson
Harold Baker
Ronnie Allen
Bill Staton
Richard Florence
James Cattrano
Don Tozer
Harry Dahl

Player
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
James Moore
Joseph Balsis
Frank McGown
Harold Worst
Onofrio Lauri
Al Gassner
Robert Woods
Michael Eufemia
Danny Gartner
Verne Peterson
Harold Baker
Ronnie Allen
Bill Staton
Richard Florence
James Cattrano
Don Tozer
Harry Dahl

Age

Hometown

Titles

Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth City, NC
Livonia, NY
Texas
Albuquerque, NM
Minersville, PA
Brooklyn, NY
Michigan
Seaford, NY
Long Island City, NY
Michigan
Newark, NJ
Anaheim, CA
N Hollywood, CA
CA
VA
CA
Flushing, NY
Decatur, IL
OH

Nickname

1964 World Champion
1964 3rd Place
1964 7th Place
New York State Champion
3 Cushion World Champion
Eastern State Champion
United States Champion
New Jersey State Champion
Western States Champion
California State Champion
Southern States Champion

The Kid
Wimpy
The Deacon
Jersey Red
Cowboy Jimmy
The Meatman

RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
LH
The Dean of PB RH
Ice Water
RH
Rags
RH
LH
Young Greenleaf RH
RH
Red
RH
Junior
RH
Weenie Beanie
RH
Little Richie
RH
The Cat
RH
The Duke
RH
Robot
RH

Date of birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

November 15, 1918

October 25, 1988

Elizabeth City, NC

(21)

Hand

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

January 29
Friday

Bill Staton

150

January 30
Saturday

Jimmy Cattrano
Jack Breit
Ronnie Allen
Al Gassner
Richie Florence
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

January 31
Sunday

Robert Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Baker
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy

February 1
Monday

February 2
Tuesday

February 3
Wednesday

February 4
Thursday

HR

IN

vs

Player

45

14

vs

Verne Peterson

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Harry Dahl
Onofrio Lauri
Robert Woods
Michael Eufemia
Richie Florence

90
56
55
71
142
26

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harry Dahl
Bill Staton
Ronnie Allen
Jimmy Cattrano
Richie Florence
Verne Peterson

50
25
114
25
94
50

Harold Baker
Ronnie Allen
Verne Peterson
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Jimmy Cattrano
Harry Dahl
Robert Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Al Gassner

82
140
114
140
51
44

Robert Woods
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis
Michael Eufemia
Al Gassner
Bill Staton

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Harold Baker
Verne Peterson
Jimmy Cattrano
Harry Dahl
Ronnie Allen

83
122
101
54
120
136

Al Gassner
Harold Baker
Onofrio Lauri
Robert Woods
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Harry Dahl
Jimmy Cattrano
Ronnie Allen
Bill Staton
Mike Eufemia

88
126
71
112
125
103

Ronnie Allen
Robert Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harry Dahl
Harold Baker
Verne Peterson
Jimmy Cattrano
Richie Florence
Bill Staton

133
147
99
85
133
147

79

49
59

86

88

(22)

Score
93

HR

IN

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 5
Friday

Michael Eufemia
Jimmy Cattrano
Harold Baker
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter

February 6
Saturday

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ronnie Allen
Harry Dahl
Donald Tozer
Richie Florence
Robert Woods
Bill Stston

108
141
85
128
117

Harold Baker
Robert Woods
Richie Florence
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Gassner
Jimmy Cattrano
Harold Dahl
Donald Tozer
Onofrio Lauri
Ronnie Allen

132
93
52
147
84
89

February 7
Sunday

Michael Eufemia
Richie Florence
Bill Staton
Frank McGown
Ronnie Allen
Onofrio Lauri

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Dahl
Donald Tozer
Jimmy Cattrano
Harold Baker
Al Gassner
Robert Woods

69
139
126
64
109

February 8
Monday

Robert Woods
Ronnie Allen
Al Gassner
Jack Breit
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Worst

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Richie Florence
Jimmy Cattrano
Harold Baker
Luther Lassiter
Verne Peterson

119
96
49
57
145

Verne Peterson
Danny Gartner
Richie Florence
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Harold Dahl
Frank McGown
Ronnie Allen
Bill Staton
Jimmy Cattrano

94
112
130
26
115
108

Donald Tozer
Richie Florence
Verne Peterson
Harold Baker
Robert Woods
Danny Gartner

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Dahl
Bill Staton
Jimmy Cattrano
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane
Al Gassner

71
115
97
97
105
141

Frank McGown
Danny Gartner
Verne Peterson
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Bill Staton

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Dahl
Donald Tozer
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Cattrano
Richie Florence
Harold Worst

108
98
140
144
102

February 9
Tuesday

February 10
Wednesday

February 11
Thursday

HR

IN

27

66

84

85

4

3

(23)

HR

85

IN

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 12
Friday

Jimmy Moore
Verne Peterson
Frank McGown
Harold Worst
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

February 13
Saturday

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Danny Gartner
Bill Staton
Harold Dahl
Ronnie Allen
Harold Baker

80
107
37
54
91
141

Bill Staton
Verne Peterson
Jimmy Cattrano
Harold Worst
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Dahl
Frank McGown
Donald Tozer
Ronnie Allen
Danny Gartner
Richie Florence

13
143
27
65
62
91

February 14
Sunday

Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Danny Gartner
Luther Lassiter
Verne Peterson
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Harold Baker
Jimmy Cattrano
Harold Dahl
Richie Florence
Ronnie Allen

110
128
114
26
80
69

February 15
Monday

Irving Crane
Harold Worst
Danny Gartner
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Harold Dahl
Bill Staton
Jimmy Cattrano
Ronnie Allen

51
51
55
54
37

February 16
Tuesday

Ronnie Allen
Al Gassner
Richie Florence
Harry Dahl
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Michael Eufemia
Jimmy Cattrano
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
Robert Woods

16
90
98
130
96
133

February 17
Wednesday

Ronnie Allen
Bill Staton
Joe Balsis
Harold Worst
Jimmy Moore
Al Gassner

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Verne Peterson
Don Tozer
Harry Dahl
Jimmy Cattrano
Richie Florence
Luther Lassiter

115
62
13
20
69
54

Al Gassner
Jimmy Moore
Bill Staton
Richie Florence
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Harry Dahl
Harold Baker
Dan Gartner
Ronnie Allen
Jimmy Cattrano

119
75
125

February 18
Thursday

HR

56
62
59
84
85

IN

6

150
150
(24)

60
94

HR

49

IN

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 19
Friday

Michael Eufemia
Danny Gartner
Al Gassner
Robert Woods
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter

February 20
Saturday

Donald Tozer
Harold Baker
Michael Eufemia
Jack Breit
Harold Worst
Onofrio Lauri

February 21
Sunday

Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Michael Eufemia
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150

Robert Woods
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Harold Worst
Verne Peterson
Al Gassner

150
150
150
150
150
150

Danny Gartner
Irving Crane
Michael Eufemia
Al Gassner
Harold Worst
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150

February 24
Wednesday

Al Gassner
Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Harold Worst
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150

February 25
Thursday

Roberts Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Al Gassner

150
150
150
150
150
150

February 22
MOnday

February 23

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Donald Tozer
Ronnie Allen
Richie Florence
Bill Staton
Harry Dahl
Jimmy Cattrano

22
23
143
113
106
118

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Verne Peterson
Bill Staton
Ronnie Allen
Robert Woods
Irving Crane

102
123
103
110

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Don Tozer
Bill Staton
Verne Peterson
Robert Woods
Harold Baker
Al Gassner

62
90
116
56
24

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Donald Tozer
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Baker
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore

60
71
49
69
110
148

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Donald Tozer
Harold Worst
Frank McGown
Onofrio Lauri
Verne Peterson

55
25
120
55
40
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Harold Baker
Michael Eufemia
Donald Tozer
Robert Woods
Verne Peterson

109
20
129
88
97
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Verne Peterson
Harold Baker
Robert Woods
Al Gassner
Michael Eufemia
Verne Peterson

31
122
20
55
42
96

65
53
50

22

91
96

98

103

5

103

(25)

HR

IN

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

February 26
Friday

Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150

107

February 27
Saturday

Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane
Michael Eufemia
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit

February 28
Sunday

Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter

March 1
Monday

March 2
Tuesday

March 3
Wednesday

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Harold Worst
Robert Woods
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia

61
130
141
134
93
142

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Danny Gartner
Luther Lassiter
Al Gassner
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis

123
102
70
91
77

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Michael Eufemia
Michael Eufemia
Jack Breit
Danny Gartner
Frank McGown

111
122
108
140
71
126

Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Jimmy Moore
Harold Worst

150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Jack Breit
Fran McGown
Harold Worst
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy

135

Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Jimmy Moore
Danny Gartner
Harold Worst
Irving Crane

69
29
57
89
-2
81

Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore
Frank McGown
Jack Breit
Harold Worst
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Harold Worst
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy

-13
122
138
33
134
138

150

41

IN

1

14

(26)

HR

IN

52

0

1

41

14

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 4
Thursday

Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane

March 5
Friday

March 6
Saturday

HR

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Worst
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis

47
137
137
123
37

Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis
Harold Worst
Jack Breit

110
73
10
0

Cisero Murphy

150

vs

Joe Balsis

134
84

IN

2

(27)

73

HR

IN

Jan 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen
Ronald Allen

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

Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis

(28)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis
Joseph Balsis

Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit

James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano
James Cattrano

(29)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

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

Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl
Harry Dahl

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

(30)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

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

Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence
Richard Florence

Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
(31)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabeticla/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
(32)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

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

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore

(33)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson
Verne Peterson

William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton

(34)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton
William Staton

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

Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods
Robert Woods

(35)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst

(36)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 21 – 28, 1965
World Championship Tournament
Windsor Ballroom – Hotel Commodore – 42nd Street – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 15
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin
$250
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America.(BRPAA)

Player

W

L

HR

1. Joe Balsis
2. Jimmy Moore
3. Luther Lassiter
4. Cisero Murphy
5. Steve Mizerak
6. Frank McGown
7. Irving Crane
8. Lou Butera
9. Ed Kelly
10. Jack Breit
11. Onofrio Lauri
12. Danny Gartner
13. Joe Russo
14. Michael Eufemia
15. Al Gassner

12
10
10
9
9
9
8
8
8
6
5
3
3
3
2

2
4
4
5
5
5
6
6
6
8
9
11
11
11
12

83
116
115
98
101
116
129
97
98
90
55
71
112
57
57

BG

OP

2019
1993
1923
1789

1190

TI

BPI

Prize Gate
3500
2000
1000

1120

1675

High Run:
Best Game:

$200

Irving Crane

129

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Edward Kelly
Jack Breit
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Joseph Russo
Michael Eufemia
Al Gassner

TP

Minersville, PA
Albuquerque, NM
Elizabeth City, NC
Brooklyn, NY
Perth Amboy, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Lavonia, NY
Pittstown, PA
Baltimore, MD
Newark, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Newark, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Long Island City, NY
Long Island City, NY

Nickname
Meatman
Cowboy
Wimpy
The Kid
The Machine

Hand

RH
RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
The Deacon
RH
Machine Gun
RH
Champaign Ed
LH
Jersey Red
RH
Dean of Pocket Billiards RH
Young Greenleaf
RH
Gentleman Joe
RH
LH
Grey Fox
RH

(37)

March 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

March 21
Sunday

Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Joseph Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150

Jimmy Moore
Onofrio Lauri
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Joe Russo

150
150
150
150
150
150

March 22
Monday

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly
Lou Butera
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150

March 23
Tuesday

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Evening

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

46
45
54

8
17
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Joe Russo
Danny Gartner
Irving Crane
Mike Eufemia
Al Gassner

32
38
146
141
40
53

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ed Kelly
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera
Al Gassner
Mike Eufemia
Cisero Murphy

119
32
73
136
22
106

vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Ed Kelly
Al Gassner
Jimmy Moore

45
33
125
128

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Lou Butera
Joe Russo
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Breit
Mike Eufemia

49
118
112
64
88
57

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Mike Eufemia
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Jack Breit

18
99
33
117
17
32
128

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Russo
Danny Gartner
Jack Breit

71
143
138

Mike Eufemia
Ed Kelly

45
83

116

112

69

115*

129

(38)

HR
18
15
42

IN

March 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 24
Wednesday

Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis

150
150
150

March 26
Friday

Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Mike Eufemia

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore
Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150

Evening

HR

IN

83

92

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Gassner
Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
Joe Russo

79
19
135
130

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ed Kelly
Danny Gartner
Al Gassner
Mike Eufemia
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak

112
99
74
99
135
42

vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Ed Kelly
Onofrio Lauri

119
17
131

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Danny Gartner
Jimmy Moore
Jack Breit
Onofrio Lauri

37
136
93
104
123
88
62

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Russo
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak

72
98
55
134

March 25
Thursday

56

85
133

(39)

HR

52

IN

March 1965 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 27
Saturday

Steve Mizerak
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150

Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis

Evening

March 28
Sunday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown

79
140
52
111
56

97
76*

vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane

135
18
31
106

150
150
150
150

125*

vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown

76
93
115
23

150

78

vs

Luther Lassiter

70

60

4

(40)

HR

47

IN

March 1965 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 27
March 27
March 27
March 28
March 28
March 28

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
79
140
150
150
150
150

March 21
March 21
March 22
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit

March 21
March 21
March 22
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

78

4

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

Al Gassner
Michael Eufemia
Edward Kelly
Louis Butera
Joseph Russo
Dan Gartner
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak
James Moore
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter

33
22
33
99
71
98
131
37
150
150
106
76
93
70

150
150
88

54

18

vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Al Gassner
Lou Butera

146
136
150

42

32
73
118

18

vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150

46

69

56

76*

(41)

HR

IN

47

8

March 1965 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

March 21
March 22
March 22
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

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

March 21
March 22
March 22
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia
Mike Eufemia

March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner

vs

Player

Score

141
150
150

vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak

150

Mike Eufemia

57

22

vs

Joe Balsis

150

45

vs

Jimmy Moore

150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Onofrio Lauri
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis

150
150
128
150
150
150

146
32
150
117
143
99

HR

IN

42

(42)

HR

IN

54

18

March 1965 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

March 21
March 21
March 22
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner

March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

March 21
March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March 28

HR

vs

Player

Score

53
136
125

vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150

Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly

119
33
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Breit

150
150
64
128

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150

Joe Russo
Lou Butera
Danny Gartner
Onofrio Lauri
Mike Eufemia

32
73
45
49
18

18

115*

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

70

47

vs

Joe Balsis

150

78

46

IN

8

(43)

HR

IN

69

4

March 1965 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
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
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

150
49
64
33

March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March 23
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
150

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak

HR

IN

116

(44)

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Luther Lassiter
Ed Kelly
Frank McGown

32
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Mike Eufemia

40

Joe Russo
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner

112
33
143

HR

IN

March 1965 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo

Score

HR

IN

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
111
31
76
115

(45)

vs

Player

Score

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

Lou Butera
Joe Russo
Al Gassner
Dan Gartner
Jack Breit
Onofrio Lauri
Michael Eufemia
Ed Kelly
Steve Mizerak
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Irving Crane

32
150

19
99
17
135
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

October 18 – 22, 1965
World Championship Challenge Match
Town Hall – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:
Sanction:

***

Match: 1000 points
Format: 5 blocks of 200
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America.(BRPAA)

Joseph Balsis
James Moore
Joseph Balsis

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title

Date

Player

Score HR

October 18
Monday

Joe Balsis

200

IN

1000
898

Player

Score HR

Jimmy Moore

IN

88

October 19
Tuesday

200

140

October 20
Wednesday

200

326

October 21
Thursday

173

246

October 22
Friday

227

Total
Innings
BPI

1000

60

98

84

48

898

Referee:

Players

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Joseph Balsis
James Moore

43

Minersville, PA
Albuquerque, NM

Champion
Challenger

Meatman
Cowboy

RH
RH

(46)

March 19 – 27, 1966
World Championship Tournament
Hotel Commodore Windsor Ballroom – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field:15
Format: Round Robin
Prizes:
Sanctioned: BRPAA – Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America
Player

W

L

HR

1. Luther Lassiter
2. Cisero Murphy
3. Lou Butera
4. Jack Breit
5. Joe Balsis
6. Steve Mizerak
7. Irving Crane
8. Onofrio Lauri
9. Harold Worst
10. Frank McGown
11. Jimmy Moore
12. Ed Kelly
13. Jack Colavita
14. Johnny Ervolino
15. Bill Staton

11
11
10
9
9
8
8
7
6
5
6
4
4
4
3

3
3
4
5
5
6
6
7
8
9
8
10
10
10
11

137
105
115
129
104
96
141*
115
85
105
67
74
70
96
66

High Run:
Best Game:

Irving Crane

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Cisero Murphy

111

59

Nickname

Prize

141

Playoff: First - Second
Luther Lassiter

150

85*

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Elizabeth City, NC
Brooklyn, NY
Pittston, PA
Houston, TX
Athens, AL
Livonia, NY
Minersville, PA
Seaford, NY
Grand Rapids, MI
Brooklyn, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Baltimore, MD
Newark, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Alexandria, VA

Wimpy
1965 3rd Place
The Kid
1965 4th Place
Pennsylvania Champion Machine Gun Lou
Jersey Red
The Machine
1965 5th Place
The Deacon
1965 7th Place
1965 Champion
The Meatman
Dean of Pocket Billiards
1965 11th Place
All Round Champion
1965 6th Place
1965 Runner-up
Cowboy
Champaign Eddie
1965 9th Place
New Jersey Champion Gentleman Jack

Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Worst
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Jack Colavita
Johnny Ervolino
Bill Staton

xx

vs

Weenie Beanie

(47)

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

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 19
Saturday

Jack Colavita
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Ed Kelly
Harold Worst

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

96
64
72
54
64
43
43

11
12
7
16
11
18
27

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jimmy Moore
Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Jack Breit

58
21
85
105
59
115
101

Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis
Onofrio Lauri
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

58
56*
46

20
7
16
15
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Jack Colavita
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Lou Butera

35
41
69
133
135
138

March 20
Sunday

Irving Crane
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

66
53
65
55
131*

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Ed Kelly
Jack Colavita
Steve Mizerak
Onofrio Lauri
Lou Butera
Ed Kelly

118
70
66
25
44
103
71

Evening

Jack Breit
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Luther Lassiter
Jack Colavita
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
140

129
55
55
64
67

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Balsis
Bill Staton
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore

2
63
112
32
95
143

Bill Staton
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

62
51
88
54
59
39

17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Worst
Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Ed Kelly
Johnny Ervolino
Bill Staton

101
48
60
18
28
72

Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
150

90

7
13
4
8
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Jack Breit
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Harold Worst

27
55
124
55
119

Evening

March 21
Monday

Evening

74
82
48*

7
5
11
8
17
15
4
14
10
8
17

11
15
16

(48)

HR

42

55

115

60

55

IN

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

March 22
Tuesday

Jimmy Moore
Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Harold Worst
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

43
110*
69

17
4
19
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Jack Colavita
John Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis

65
41
48
85
77
84

Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore

150
150

141

3

vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy

29
90

Lou Butera
Ed Kelly

150
150

75

4

vs
vs

Harold Worst
Luther Lassiter

14
130

Johnny Ervolino
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Harold Worst
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

70*
56
94
137

16
10
16
6
14
18
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly
Jack Colavita
Irving Crane

48
92
116
6
120
36
103

Bill Staton
Jimmy Moore
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150

52
67
47*
112

12
12
11
10
22

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Johnny Ervolino
Frank McGown
Harold Worst
Steve Mizerak

84
63
82
24
101

March 24
Thursday

Lou Butera
Steve Mizerak
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150
150

58
62
115
88
78*
91

15
15
8
3
5
6

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ed Kelly
Jack Colavita
Johnny Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Bill Staton

140
116
142
65
117
5

Evening

Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Jack Colavita
Frank McGown
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

92

7
7
15
23
7
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Bill Staton
Irving Crane
Bill Staton

117
49
38
94
93
42

Evening

March 23
Wednesday

Evening

62

100*
87
110

(49)

Score

HR

77

64

81

IN

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 25

Steve Mizerak
Lou Butera
Bill Staton
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Johnny Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Ed Kelly

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Steve Mizerak
Harold Worst
Luther Lassiter
Jack Colavita
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150

March 27
Sunday

Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Cisero Murphy

Playoff

Luther Lassiter

Evening

March 26
Saturday

Evening

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

60

104*

7
17
14
5
4

53

12

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
John Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Jack Colavita
Jimmy Moore
Frank McGown
Harold Worst

119
120
16
86
9
88
45

48
96
60

7
23
10
14
9
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Ed Kelly
Jack Colavita
Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Ed Kelly

80
30
72
86
118
66

30
22
8
5
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Harold Worst
Bill Staton
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Harold Worst
Jack Colavita

118
139
126
82
4
50
87

9
22
4

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Johnny Ervolino
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Balsis

146
67
93
94
84

53
56
51
59
80*

19
12
22
12
5

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis

95
135
100
84
39

150

88*

8

vs

Luther Lassiter

9

150

85*

vs

Cisero Murphy

111

40
73*
96

98
113

(50)

HR

80

59

IN

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 26
March 27
March 27

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
112
150
150
84
150
49
150
150
84
150
39

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 26
March 26
March 27

Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit

101
150
150
150
55
150
148
150
150
150
150
82
93
150

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 27

Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera

150
138
103
60
55
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

64

12
7
5

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

Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Jack Colavita
Onofrio Lauri
Ed Kelly
Lou Butera
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

21
41
55
150
18
55
150
116
150
9
50
150
100
150

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

Harold Worst
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Johnny Ervolino
Irving Crane
Bill Staton
Jack Colavita
Ed Kelly
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri

150
138
2
143
150
84
150
103
42
86
66
150
150
135

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

Steve Mizerak
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Harold Worst
Jimmy Moore
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly
Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Jack Colavita
Onofrio Lauri

59
150
150
150
150
41
14
92
82
140
5
42
72
84

65
54
82

8

94

16

104*
96

4
11

51

22

129

4
17
26

62
110
60

56

18
9
5
14

12

11

110*
75
56
58
91

59

7
4
10
11
15
6
17
10
13

(51)

HR

IN

14

26
77
7

113
80*

4
5

27

13
70*

16

80

98

8
9

88
82

17
16
8

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 26
March 26

Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita

150
69
55
150
34
27
48
36
116
150
86
72
87
150

March 20
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 26
March 27
March 27

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

150
150
150
125
41
150
103
150
93
150
150
67
150
100

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 26
March 26
March

Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino
Johnny Ervolino

85
41
150
63
28
85
150
63
142
42
150
146
94

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

96

11

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

Jimmy Moore
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Harold Worst
Steve Mizerak
Bill Staton
Jack Breit
Lou Butera
Ed Kelly
Johnny Ervolino

58
150
150
95
150
150
150
150
150
94
150
150
150
94

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

Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Jack Colavita
Ed Kelly
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Jimmy Moore
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis

118
63
34
150
150
29
150
101
150
86
4
150
95
150

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

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Ed Kelly
Irving Crane
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Onofrio Lauri
Lou Butera
Bill Staton
Steve Mizerak
Jack Colavita

150
150
70
150
150
150
148
150
150
150
80
150
150

67

8

64
23
80

22

66
55
51
55

15

141

3

112
81
48
73*

22

53

19

14
5

7

70*

16

7

(52)

HR

IN

65

14
5

51
90

62

15
7
19
18
15
5
10

74
110*

4
7

62

18

87

7

51

22

72

7
7

55
59
69
67
115

18
12
8
17

22

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 25
March 26
March
March

Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly

150
70
71
18
150
120
140
117
16
30
66
150

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 26
March 27
March 27
March 27 *

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150
130
150
150
86
150
150
150
9
150

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 26
March
March
March 27
March 27

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

105
150
44
29
84
150
150
150
150
118

HR

74

72
131*
64
88

IN

vs

Player

Score

18

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

Frank McGown
Johnny Ervolino
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
Jimmy Moore
Jack Breit
Jack Colavita

115
150
150
150
124
150
150
150
150
150
150
87

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

Johnny Ervolino
Steve Mizerak
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Ed Kelly
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane
Harold Worst
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

85
134
44
32
60
48
150
6
38
150
59
93
39
150
111

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Jack Colavita
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Bill Staton
Harold Worst
Johnny Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak

150
69
150
150
150
24
142
117
88
150

vs
vs

Jack Breit
Lou Butera

150
150

4

7
15
8
10
16
19

137
100*

6
15

98
80*

30
9
5

85*

14

47*
115
92

10
8
7

135
84

(53)

HR

IN

55
7
15
54
55

60

14
15
7
14
23
14

68

8

48

14

88*
59

8

58
92

16
131*
141
52

8
3
12

56
59

12
13

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 26
March

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

115
135
2
150
150
65
6
82
150
150
119
88
150

55
115

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 26
March 26
March
March

Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak

59
134
25
150
116
101
150
117
150
150
150
150

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 25
March
March
March 26

Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore

58
150
150
143
150
92
150
65
38
9
150

90
48*

87

40

IN

7
20

7
7

22

15
77
62

15

60
96

7
9

55

20
11

43

17

67

12

23

4

(54)

vs

Player

Score

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

Ed Kelly
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Jack Colavita
Harold Worst
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton

150
150
150
27
119
150
150
150
49
93
150
150
126

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

Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Ji8mmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Irving crane
Jack Colavita
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Harold Worst
Onofrio Lauri
Johnny Ervolino

150
150
150
71
150
150
116
150
119
55
118
146

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Bill Staton
Steve Mizerak
Jack Colavita
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Johnny Ervolino
Harold Worst
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Ed Kelly

150
41
25
150
65
150
63
150
150
150
30

vs

Irving Crane

150

HR

IN

129

18
11
4

43
137

17
6
11

81
60

7

55

11
15
11

94
112
64
78

16
22

96

11

5

17
56

10

88
100*
104*

3
15
4

73*

5

March 1966 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 22
March 22
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 26
March 27
March 27
March 27 *

Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
95
150
150
90
150
150
150
150
150
95
150
111

March 19
March 19
March 20
March 20
March 21
March 21
March 23
March 24
March 24
March 24
March 25
March 26
March
March

Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton
Bill Staton

21
41
118
32
150
72
150
5
94
42
150
126

March 21
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 25
March
March
March 26
March 26
March 26

Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst
Harold Worst

101
150
119
14
150
24
150
45
55

HR

39
69

78
53
113
88*
59

IN

vs

Player

Score

16
11
17

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

Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Steve Mizerak
Horst Worst
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

105
135
103
150
72
85
150
120
117
45
82
84
150
9
150

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

Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Jack Breit
Ed Kelly
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
101
150
84
150
150
150
16
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Johnny Ervolino
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Onofrio Lauri
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak

150
28
150
150
36
150
65
150
150

vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane

150
150
67

17
18
14
5
12
8
4
8

62

11

52

12

14

60
59

18
88

3

59
50
150

(55)

HR

IN

115
67

8

53

19

85*

64
66
64
60
39
91

12
20
10
17

110

6
23
9

40

22

62

11

48*
75

20
4

47*

10

53
96

12
9

96

30
11

April 1 – 24, 1966
World Championship Tournament
House of Champions – Burbank, CA
Game: 14.1
Field: 18
Prizes:
Sanctioned:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Joe Balsis
2. Willie Mosconi
3. Irving Crane
4. Harold Worst
5. Cisero Murphy
6. Johnny Ervolino
7. Jimmy Moore
8. Steve Mizerak
9. Eddie Taylor
10. Jack Breit
11. Ed Kelly
12. Danny DiLiberto
13. Richie Florence
14. Mike Eufemia
15. Harold Baker
16. Onofrio Lauri
17. Bill Staton
18. Robert Woods

15
14
13
12
11
11
11
9
9
8
7
7
7
5
5
5
3
2

2
3
4
5
6
6
6
8
8
9
10
10
10
12
12
12
14
15

137
126

2

High Run:
Best Game:

$
$

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

TP

OP

137
2 innings

Note: Joe Balsis BPI was 22 beating Mosconi BPI of 18.34 in 1950

(56)

TI

BPI

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500

1966 World Tournament – Player Information
Player
Joe Balsis
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Johnny Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Eddie Taylor
Jack Breit
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Richie Florence
Mike Eufemia
Harold Baker
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
Robert Woods

Player

Age

52
52

Hometown

Title

Minersville, PA
Haddon Heights, NJ
Livonia, NY
Grand Rapids, MI
Brooklyn, NY

Nickname
The Meat Man

Former World Champion
The Deacon
The Kid

Albuquerque, NM
Perth Amboy, NJ
Knoxville, TN
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV

Cowboy Jimmy
The Machine
Knoxville Bear
Jersey Red – Red Raider
Champaign Eddie

Red
Dean of Pocket Billiards
Weenie Beenie
Rags

Brooklyn, NY

Date of Birth

Date Died

Joe Balsis
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Johnny Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Eddie Taylor
Jack Breit
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Richie Florence
Mike Eufemia
Harold Baker
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
Robert Woods

(57)

Place of Birth

1966 World Tournament – Game by Game Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

April 1
Friday

Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis

150
150

HR

IN

April 2
Saturday

vs

Player

vs
vs

Harold Baker
Richie Florence

Score

HR

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

April 3
Sunday

Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Eddie Taylor
Richie Florence
Cisero Murphy
Danny DiLiberto
X

April 4
Monday

Harold Baker
Richie Florence
Danny DiLiberto
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
X

150
150
150
150
150
150

78

150
150

April 5
Tuesday

John Ervolino
Richie Florence
Michael Eufemia
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
X
x

150
150
150
150
150

April 6
Wednesday

Joe Balsis
Eddie Taylor
Jack Breit
Robert Woods
X
X
x

150
150
150
150

April 7
Thursday

Richie Florence
Danny DiLiberto
Eddie Taylor
Michael Eufemia
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy
X

150
150
150
150
150

54*

4

113

(58)

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Robert Woods
Jimmy Moore
Michael Eufemia
Richie Florence
Onofrio Lauri

69
138
109
69
125
-14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Ed Kelly
Robert Woods
Jimmy Moore
John Ervolino
Ed Taylor

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny DiLiberto
Jack Breit
Eddie Taylor
Harold Baker
Robert Woods

125
142
91
48
124

vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Michael Eufemia

28
52
87
145

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Ed Kelly
Robert Woods
John Ervolino
Bill Staton
Onofrio Lauri

121
100
86
75
54

125
85

71

IN

1966 World Tournament – Game by Game Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

April 8
Friday

Steve Mizerak
Eddie Taylor
Ed Kelly
Harold Worst
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
X

150
150
150
150
150

April 9
Saturday

Harold Baker
Steve Mizerak
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Willie Mosconi
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane

April 10
Sunday

April 11
Monday

April 12
Tuesday

April 13
Wednesday

HR

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Bill Staton
Harold Baker
Robert Woods

112
59
109
87
68

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Worst
Jack Breit
Robert Woods
Richie Florence
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
John Ervolino

121
100
62
144
58

Harold Baker
Joe Balsis
John Ervolino
Bill Staton
Jack Breit
Willie Mosconi
John Ervolino

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Bill Staton
Richie Florence
Danny DiLiberto
Onofrio Lauri
Robert Woods
Irving Crane

104
103
58
72
103
67
96

Harold Worst
Harold Baker
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Willie Mosconi
Harold Worst
x

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert Woods
Eddie Taylor
Onofrio Lauri
Ed Kelly
Bill Staton
John Ervolino

137
FORFEIT
36
144
80

Irving Crane
Danny DiLiberto
Harold Worst
Jimmy Moore
Willie Mosconi
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Michael Eufemia
Onofrio Lauri
Bill Staton
Richie Florence
Ed Kelly
Robert Woods

60
107
114
103
-3
81
80

Steve Mizerak
Eddie Taylor
Richie Florence
Robert Woods
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Worst
Harold Baker
John Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Michael Eufemia

118
68
126
44
44
23
60

92

56

45

IN

13

27

20

86

51

(59)

HR

IN

1966 World Tournament – Game by Game Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

April 14
Thursday

Harold Baker
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Harold Worst
Willie Mosconi
Richie Florence
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150

Onofrio Lauri
Jack Breit
Robert Woods
John Ervolino
Joe Balsis
Willie Mosconi
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

April 16
Saturday

Eddie Taylor
Richie Florence
Ed Kelly
Harold Worst
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Bill Staton

April 17
Sunday

Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy
Bill Staton
John Ervolino
Steve Mizerak
Willie Mosconi
Jimmy Moore

April 15
Friday

April 18
Monday

April 19
Tuesday

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Bill Staton
Robert Woods
Cisero Murphy
Ed Kelly
Steve Mizerak
Danny DiLiberto

89
58
136
92
90

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Baker
Harold Worst
Bill Staton
Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Michael Eufemia
Irving Crane

129
106
35
123
79
102
79

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Robert Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Michael Eufemia
Willie Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri

137
54
106
30
115
89

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Bill Staton
Ed Kelly
Harold Baker
Michael Eufemia
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak

106
142
147
52

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Ed Kelly
Bill Staton
Robert Woods
Danny DiLiberto
Willie Mosconi
Eddie Taylor

56
135
101
104

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Michael Eufemia
Bill Staton
Danny DiLiberto
Jack Breit
Irving Crane

87
52
25
48
99
108

150
150

Michael Eufemia
Harold Worst
Richie Florence
Jack Breit
Willie Mosconi
Cisero Murphy
Harold Worst

150
150
150
150
150
150

Bill Staton
Jack Breit
Eddie Taylor
Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis
Harold Worst
Willie Mosconi

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

82

65
57

21

71

96
27

(60)

113
147

52

HR

71

IN

1966 World Tournament – Game by Game Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

April 20
Wednesday

Cisero Murphy
Danny DiLiberto
John Ervolino
Harold Worst
Willie Mosconi
Ed Kelly
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150

John Ervolino
Steve Mizerak
John Ervolino
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Eddie Taylor

April 21
Thursday

April 22
Friday

April 23
Saturday

April 24

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Michael Eufemia
Richie Florence
Robert Woods
Michael Eufemia
Eddie Taylor
Steve Mizerak
Jack Breit

144
69
31
90
41

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bill Staton
Michael Eufemia
Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak
Harold Worst
Cisero Murphy
Eddie Taylor

40
137
100
115
57
135
18

150

vs

Danny DiLiberto

109

John Ervolino
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis

150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak
Willie Mosconi
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak

John Ervolino
Harold Worst
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis
Willie Mosconi

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Eddie Taylor
Danny DiLiberto
Eddie Taylor
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Jimmy Moore

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harold Worst
Irving Crane Joe Balsis
Danny DiLiberto
Irving Crane Jimmy Moore
Willie Mosconi
93

Steve Mizerak
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

150

HR

67*

126

IN

5

3

137

63

16

(61)

84
52
44

84
46
64
94
-4

HR

IN

1966 World Tournament Cal – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
April
Harold Baker
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
150
April 3
Joe Balsis
150
78
vs
Robert Woods
138
April 4
Joe Balsis
150
54*
vs
John Ervolino
85
April 6
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Harold Baker
28
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
89
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
130
vs
Harold Worst
150
105
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
150
April
Joe Balsis
150
132
April
Joe Balsis
150
137
April
Joe Balsis
150
122
April 24
Joe Balsis
150
63
16
vs
Willie Mosconi
93
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
April
Jack Breit
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
(62)

1966 World Tournament Cal – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
April
Irving Crane
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
April
Danny DiLiberto
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April

John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino
John Ervolino

(63)

1966 World Tournament Cal – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
April
Mike Eufemia
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
April
Richie Florence
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
April
Ed Kelly
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
(64)

1966 World Tournament Cal – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
April
Onofrio Lauri
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
April
Steve Mizerak
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
April
Jimmy Moore
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
(65)

1966 World Tournament Cal – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April 8
Willie Mosconi
150
92
13
vs
Harold Baker
68
April 9
Willie Mosconi
150
vs
Onofrio Lauri
56
April 10
Willie Mosconi
150
56
27
vs
Robert Woods
67
April 11
Willie Mosconi
150
45
20
vs
Bill Staton
80
April 12
Willie Mosconi
150
April 13
Willie Mosconi
150
51
vs
John Ervolino
44
April 14
Willie Mosconi
150
82
vs
Ed Kelly
90
71
April 15
Willie Mosconi
52
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
27
April 16
Willie Mosconi
150
April 17
Willie Mosconi
150
71
vs
Jack Breit
113
April 18
Willie Mosconi
150
96
vs
Danny DiLiberto
April 19
Willie Mosconi
150
April 20
Willie Mosconi
150
67*
5
vs
Eddie Taylor
41
April 21
Willie Mosconi
150
126
3
vs
Harold Worst
57
April 22
Willie Mosconi
84
vs
Irving Crane
150
April 23
Willie Mosconi
150
April 24
Willie Mosconi
93
vs
Joe Balsis
150
63
16
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
April
Cisero Murphy
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
April
Bill Staton
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
(66)

1966 World Tournament Cal – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
April
Ed Taylor
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
April
Robert Woods
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
April
Harold Worst
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
(67)

June 8 – 11, 1966
1st Annual BCA U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom - Sherman House Hotel – Clark & Randolph Streets - Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field:26
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $7500
Entry: By Qualifying Tournament or Invitation
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Players

W

1. Irving Crane
2. Joe Balsis
3. Cisero Murphy
4. Jimmy Moore
5. George Mikula
6. Ed Kelly
7. Danny DiLiberto
8. Verne Peterson
9. Jimmy Cattrano
10. Larry Johnson
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21. John Humbert
22. Billy Jones
23. Joe Diehl
24. Jimmy Caras
25. Harold Shaffer
26. Frank Harwood

Admission:

HR

BG

TP

OP

150

0
0
0
0
0
0

High Run In the Money:
High Run Out of the Money:
Best Game:
Seating:

L

2
2
2
2
2
2
$150
$100

TI

BPI

Prize
2500
1500
1000
600
500
400
300
200
150
100

-------------

276
257
242
220
134
112

300
300
300
300
300
300

Irving Crane 150 balls
Dallas West 56 balls

800
Preliminary Rounds

$2.00 & $3.00

Finals: $5.00
Note:

Each of the 26 entries, upon reporting for the tournament, received $100 and a blue sport coat and tie with a
BCA emblem on them. The sport coat, instead of the customary tuxedo, proved popular as the playing uniform.

(68)

Player
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Larry Lisciotti
Jimmy Caras
Jerry Briesath
Jimmy Cattrano
Joe Diehl
Ed Kelly
George Makula
Cisero Murphy
Danny Jones
Dallas West
Larry Johnson
Dan DiLiberto
Frank Harwood
Clyde Hausken
John Humbert
Bill Jones
Tom Kollins
Ardell LeSieur
Verne Peterson
Harold Shaffer
Sylvester Scheisman
Billy Wells

Age

Hometown

Qualified

Nickname

Hand

Livonia, NY
Minersville, PA
Brooklyn, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Manchester, CT
Springfield, MO
Milwaukee, WI
Bayside, NY
Rockford, IL
Baltimore, MD
New York City
Brooklyn, NY
Columbus, OH
Rockford, IL
Boston, MA
Miami, FL
Cheyenne, WY
Wahpeton, ND
Atlanta, GA
Cider Rapids, IA
Wayne, MI
Florissant, MO
Garden Grove, CA
Little Rock, AK
Minneapolis, MN
Rockford, IL

Invited
Invited
Star Dust
New Mexico

The Deacon
The Meatman
The Kid
Cowboy
Oil Can

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Wisconsin State Champ
Jacy’s NY Qualifier
The Cat
Southern IL Champion
Champaign Eddie
Julian NYC Qualifiers
The Kid
Handsome Danny
Northern Il Champion
Boston Shorty
Florida State Champion

Red

(69)

RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

1966 US Open – Game by Game Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

June 8

Dallas West
150
vs
Jimmy Caras
98
Dallas West
150
vs
Dan DiLiberto
89
George Makula
150
vs
Verne Peterson
24
George Makula
150
vs
Clyde Hausken
38
Irving Crane
150
vs
Larry Lisciotti
9
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Billy Jones
28
Jerry Briesath
150
vs
Frank Harwood
66
Billy Wells
150
vs
Ardell LeSieur
99
Tom Kollins
150
vs
Larry McCall
72
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Billy Wells
43
Verne Peterson
150
vs
Harold Shaffer
30
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Tom Kollins
20
Larry Lisciotti
150
vs
John Humbert
145
Jimmy Cattrano
150
vs
Sylvester Scheisman
139
Larry Johnson
150
vs
Billy Jones
114
Danny Jones
150
vs
Joe Diehl
103
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Jerry Briesath
2
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 9

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 10

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(70)

1966 US Open – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

June
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Jerry Briesath
2
June
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
52
June
Joe Balsis
150
vs
George Mikula
28
June
Joe Balsis
143
vs
Irving Crane
150
14
June
Joe Balsis
150
9
vs
Cisero Murphy
118
June
Joe Balsis
11
vs
Irving Crane
150
150
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Jerry Briesath
150
vs
Frank Harwood
56
June
Jerry Briesath
June
Jerry Briesath
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June
Jimmy Caras
98
vs
Dallas West
150
11
June
Jimmy Caras
122
vs
Dan DiLiberto
150
17
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June
Irving Crane
150
vs
Clyde Hausken
38
June
Irving Crane
150
5
vs
Larry Lisciotti
9
June
Irving Crane
150
vs
Ed Kelly
-3
June
Irving Crane
150
18
vs
Larry Johnson
98
June
Irving Crane
150
14
vs
Joe Balsis
143
June
Irving Crane
150
150
vs
Joe Balsis
11
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Joe Diehl
103
vs
Danny Jones
150
32
June
Joe Diehl
139
vs
Danny Jones
150
36
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June

Danny DiLiberto

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Frank Harwood
66
vs
Jerry Briesath
150
23
June
Frank Harwood
46
vs
Jerry Briesath
150
11
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
John Humbert
145
vs
Larry Lisciotti
159
31
June
John Humbert
131
vs
Larry Lisciotti
150
21
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Larry Johnson
150
29
vs
Billy Jones
114
June
Larry Johnson
150
20
vs
Jimmy Caras
17
June
Larry Johnson
98
vs
Irving Crane
150
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Billy Jones
114
vs
Larry Johnson
150
29
June
Billy Jones
143
vs
Sylvester Scheisman
150
46
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June
Danny Jones
150
vs
Joe Diehl
103
June
Danny Jones
vs
Sylvester Schiesman
150
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(71)

1966 US Open – Game by Game Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

June 8
June
June

Larry Lisciotti

150

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs

John Humbert

145

HR

IN

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Tom Kollins
20
June
June
June
June
Jimmy Moore
76
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Danny Jones
28
June
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Danny Jones
6
June
Cisero Murphy
118
vs
Joe Balsis
150
9
June
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
76
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 8
Harold Shaffer
30
vs
Verne Peterson
150
16
June
Harold Shaffer
104
vs
Clyde Hausken
150
37
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
June
Dallas West
150
11
vs
Jimmy Caras
98
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(72)

December 1966
World Championship Challenge Match
Golden Cue – Queens Blvd. - Woodside, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 1500 points
Filed: 2
Format: 10 blocks of 150 points over 5 days
Prize: $ 1500 winner - $ 1000 loser
Sanction:

***

Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter

Date

Player

Dec

Luther Lassiter

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title
Score

HR

IN

72
47

1500
1435

Player

Score

Cisero Murphy

150
150

HR

Dec

262
219

150
112

Dec

73
216

188
150

Dec

161
150

131
148

122

155

99

Dec

150
150

Total
Total Innings
Ball Pre Inning

1500

95
55

IN

1435

Referee:

Player
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy

Age

Hometown

Title

Elizabeth City, NC
Brooklyn, NY

(73)

Nickname

Hand

March 23 – 31, 1967
5th Annual BRPAA World Championship Tournament
Terrace Ballroom – Statler Hilton Hotel – 7th Ave & 33rd Street - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 15
Format: Round Robin
Prizes:
Sanctioned: Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America
Player

W

L

HR

1. Luther Lassiter
2. Jack Breit
3. Joe Balsis
4. Lou Butera
5. Irving Crane
6. Frank McGown
7. Eddie Taylor
8. Arthur Cranfield
9. Cisero Murphy
10. Danny Jones
11. Onofrio Lauri
12. Jack Colavita
13. Al Gassner
14. Buddy Gronroos
15. Kazuo Fujima

12
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
7
5
5
4
3
2
0

2
4
4
4
4
4
5
6
7
9
9
10
11
12
14

80
105
143
112
97
85
84
123
127
75
77
79
72
52
45

High Run:
Best Game:

$200

BG

TP

OP

---

1897
1890
1876
1856
1812
1649
1727
1753
1607
1498
1358
1397
1438
1362
768

1310
1380
1270
1213
1230
1265
1746
1546
1560
1818
1721
2008
1831
1890
2100

Joe Balsis - 143

(74)

TI

BPI

Prize
3500
2000
1000

March 1967 - World Tournament New York City – Players Information
Player
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Eddie Taylor
Arthur Cranfield
Cisero Murphy
Danny Jones
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Colavita
Al Gassner
Buddy Gronroos
Kazuo Fujima
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Elizabeth City, NC
Houston, TX
Minersville, PA
Pittston, PA
Livonia, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Knoxville, TX
Syracuse, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Columbus, OH
Seaford, NY
Newark, NJ

Defending Champion

Wimpy
Jersey Red – Red Raider
The Meat Man
“Sonny” Machine Gun Lou
The Deacon

Kyoto, Japan
Date of Birth

NY State Summer League
Champion of Japan
Date Died

Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Eddie Taylor
Arthur Cranfield
Cisero Murphy
Danny Jones
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Colavita
Al Gassner
Buddy Gronroos
Kazuo Fujima

(75)

Place of Birth

Knoxville Bear
Babe
The Kid
Handsome Danny
Dean of Pocket Billiards
Gentleman Jack
Ice Water – Silver Fox
Whitey

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 23
Thursday

Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Arthur Cranfield
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150
150

127
87

7

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Onofrio Lauri
Eddie Taylor
Al Gassner
Buddy Gronroos
Kazuo Fujima

29
52
14
33
123
20

Frank McGown
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Jones
Irving Crane
Kazuo Fujima
Al Gassner
Jack Colavita
Buddy Gronroos

64
125
74
110
62
145

March 24
Friday

Lou Butera
Jack Breit
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Frank McGown
Onofrio Lauri

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Al Gassner
Danny Jones
Eddie Taylor
Buddy Gronroos
Jack Colavita
Kazuo Fujima

121
24
74
99
110
50

Evening

Danny Jones
Lou Butera
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Buddy Gronroos
Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield
Al Gassner
Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Taylor

63
43
97
7
56
63
73

March 25
Saturday

Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Buddy Gronroos
Danny Jones
Jack Colavita
Al Gassner
Eddie Taylor
Kazuo Fujima
Onofrio Lauri

138
55
55
114
107
23
123

Evening

Frank McGown
Eddie Taylor
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Kazuo Fujima
Cisero Murphy
Danny Jones
Jack Colavita
Buddy Gronroos
Jack Colavita

45
148
99
90
9
36

Evening

8
68
28
95

3

23

84
75*

57

85
77

(76)

HR

42

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 26
Sunday

Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Eddie Taylor
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Al Gassner
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

March 27
Monday

Irving Crane
Eddie Taylor
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Frank McGown
Eddie Taylor
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Luther Lassiter
Danny Jones
Jack Colavita
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Eddie Taylor
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy
Arthur Cranfield
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150

Eddie Taylor
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150

Evening

March 28
Tuesday

Evening

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Buddy Gronroos
Danny Jones
Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Taylor
Onofrio Lauri
Al Gassner
Jack Colavita

120
89
81
109
46
76
81

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Danny Jones
Jack Colavita
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Buddy Gronroos
Jack Colavita

48
99
90
120
47
9
36

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Buddy Gronroos
Lou Butera
Kazuo Fujima
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Breit
Danny Jones

31
102
74
96
42
117
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Kazuo Fujima
Buddy Gronroos
Arthur Cranfield
Cisero Murphy
Al Gassner
Joe Balsis

55
102
101
103
88
137
103

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Jones
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Frank McGown

117
28
107
77
72
36

vs
vs
vs

Buddy Gronroos
Danny Jones
Arthur Cranfield

117
20
111

97

25
73*

143*

87
92

105

65*
89

143
80

(77)

HR

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

March 29
Wednesday

Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150

57

Evening

Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Eddie Taylor
Danny Jones

150
150
150
150
150

119

March 30
Thursday

Eddie Taylor
Danny Jones
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield
Eddie Taylor
Buddy Gronroos

150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Frank McGown
Lou Butera

150
150

March 31
Friday

Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150

Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150

Lassiter
Al Gassner

150
150

Evening

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

15
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Lou Butera

84
55
123
118

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Al Gassner
Onofrio Lauri

48
23
84
44
82

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Kazuo Fujima
Buddy Gronroos
Al Gassner
Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Kazuo Fujima

48
79
39
63
115
32

3

vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane

22
47

6
27

100
49

vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter

10
117
75
75

63

vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit

116
101
73

vs
vs

Cranfield
Danny Jones

111
141

81
62*

112

3

16

80

(78)

HR

20

83
75

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit
Jack Breit

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera

Score

HR

IN

(79)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

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

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

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

Score

HR

IN

(80)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima
Kazuo Fujima

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner
Al Gassner

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos
Buddy Gronroos

Score

HR

IN

(81)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones
Danny Jones

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
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
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri
Onofrio Lauri

Score

HR

IN

(82)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 1967 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March
March

Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor
Eddie Taylor

Score

HR

IN

(83)

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

June 26 – 1967
2nd Annual BCA U. S. Open
Sheraton – Jefferson Hotel – Chicago, IL
Field:
Game: 14.1
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Billiard Congress of America

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. James Caras
2. Luther Lassiter
3. Irving Crane
4. Dallas West
5. John Ervolino
6. Jack Breit
7. Joe Balsis
8. Frank McGown
9. Steve Mizerak
10. Danny Gartner
11. Alton Whitlow
12. Maynard Parish
13. Lou Butera
14. Cisero Murphy

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
3000
2000
1500
1250
1000
900
800
700
600
500
400
300
250
200

(84)

November 26 – December 1 – 1967
World Championship Challenge Match
Q-Ball Billiard Lounge – Vineland, NJ
Game: 14.1
Match: 1500 points
Filed: 2
Format: 10 blocks of 150 points over 5 days
Prize: $ 1500 winner - $ 1000 loser
Sanction:

***

Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter

Date

Player

November 26
M

Lassiter

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title

1500

Score

Player

HR

IN

vs

Breit

November 27
T
November 28
W
November 29
T
November 30
F
December 1
S
Total
Innings
BPI
Referee
Schedule

(85)

Score

HR

IN

April 14 - 19, 1968
6th Annual BRPAA World Tournament
Terrace Ballroom – Statler Hilton Hotel – 33rd Street & 7th Ave - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field:15
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin
Billiard Room Proprietors Association of America (BRPAA)

Player

W

L

HR

1. Irving Crane
2. Luther Lassiter
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Frank McGown
5. Lou Butera
6. Joe Balsis
7. Arthur Cranfield
8. Dallas West
9. Jack Colavita
10. Jim Relihan
11. Danny Gartner
12. Cisero Murphy
13. Pete Margo
14. Onofrio Lauri
15. Bill Amodeo

11
11
10
10
9
9
8
7
6
6
5
4
3
3
3

3
3
4
4
5
5
6
7
8
8
9
10
11
11
11

86
84
104
150
83
87
85
71
57
81
112
78
91
45
67

150

67

BG

TP

OP

1981
1841
1970
1835
1783
1719
1812
1729
1510
1419
1482
1711
1460
1382
1204

1226
1330
1473
1194
1380
1311
1687
1622
1691
1687
1501
1736
1933
1948
1915

TI

BPI

3000
1500
1000
900
800
700
650
600
550
500
500
400
400
400
400

High Run:
Best Game:
Playoff First – Second
Irving Crane

Schedule:

vs

11:00am – 6:00pm

(86)

Luther Lassiter

Prize

24

April 1968 - World Tournament – Players Information
Player
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield
Dallas West
Jack Colavita
Jim Relihan
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo
Onofrio Lauri
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Lavonia, NY
Elizabeth City, NC
Perth Amboy, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Pittstown, PA
Minersville, PA
Syracuse, NY
Rockford, IL
West Caldwell, NJ
Springfield, MA
Newark, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Baldwin, NY
Union City, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Date of Birth

Nickname
The Deacon
Wimoy
The Machine

Hand

RH
RH
LH
RH
Machine Gun
RH
Meatman
RH
Babe
LH
RH
Gentleman Jack
RH
RH
Young Greenleaf
RH
The Kid
RH
RH
RH
Dean of Pocket Billiards RH

Date Died

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield
Dallas West
Jack Colavita
Jim Relihan
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo
Onofrio Lauri

(87)

Place of Birth

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

April 14
Sunday

Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Danny Gartner
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Jack Colavita
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

Dallas West
Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Dallas West
Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

April 15
Monday

Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield
Dan Gartner
Jim Relihan
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Dallas West

Evening

Irving Crane
Arthur Cranfield
Dallas West
Jim Relihan
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

38

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Bill Amodeo
Irving Crane
Dallas West
Pete Margo
Cisero Murphy
Arthur Cranfield

131
15
53
68
42
81
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Bill Amodeo
Jim Relihan
Pete Margo
Jack Colavita
Pete Margo
Danny Gartner

146
96
99
116
29
62
49
21
81

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Jim Relihan
Pete Margo
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Colavita
Dallas West
Pete Margo
Bill Amodeo
Irving Crane

86
31
81
31
103
49
81
146
146

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Jack Colavita
Steve Mizerak
Cisero Murphy

134
112
122
23

vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Jim Relihan
Jack Colavita

138
9
109

4

70

3

(88)

HR

IN

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

April 16
Tuesday

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Dallas West
Steve Mizerak
Arthur Cranfield
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Dallas West

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150

Arthur Cranfield
Jim Relihan
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Jack Colavita
Pete Margo
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Bill Amodeo
Jim Relihan
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Evening

April 17
Wednesday

Evening

HR

IN

82

112

103*

15

57

10

(89)

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Pete Margo
Jack Colavita
Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo
Jack Colavita
Lou Butera
Danny Gartner

112
28
28
63
99
106
20
98
81

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Jim Relihan
Bill Amodeo
Luther Lassiter
Dallas West

57
40
37
57
28

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Pete Margo
Bill Amodeo
Jack Colavita
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy
Dallas West
Onofrio Lauri
Pete Margo
Bill Amodeo
Arthur Cranfield

148
71
68
75
145
98
94
104
7
143

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Arthur Cranfield
Dallas West
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis

135
68
75
69
143
81
77

HR

IN

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

April 18
Thursday

Jim Relihan
Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Pete Margo
Lou Butera
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Steve Mizerak
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

150
150
150
150

Irving Crane

150

Irving Crane

150

Evening

April 19
Friday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

52

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Pete Margo
Steve Mizerak
Dallas West
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Balsis
Arthur Cranfield

147
82
143
137
87
128
107
144

89*
70
86

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown

44
86
64
142
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis

132
116
36
-1

80

vs

Luther Lassiter

98

84

vs

Luther Lassiter

24

52
52
150

1

HR

Evening

Playoff

67

This match ended at 5:13am Saturday Morning, April 20

(90)

IN

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April
April
April
April
April
April
April

Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo
Bill Amodeo

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April 18
April 19
April 19

April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 18
April 18
April 18
April 18
April
April
April
April
April
April

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

15
116
146
99
37
71
7

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Jim Relihan
Pete Margo

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
77
107
44
142
150
-1

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

Bill Amodeo
Jim Relihan
Pete Margo
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Jack Colavita
Arthur Cranfield
Lou Butera
Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Frank McGown

15
29
81
138
28
57
28
68
150
150
150
150
132
150

Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera
Lou Butera

150
150

vs
vs

Pete Margo
Jack Colavita

98
137
150
86
64

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane

74

52

(91)

HR

67

150

42
86
150
150
107
150
150

IN

89

1

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April
April
April
April

Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita
Jack Colavita

April 14
April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April 18
April 19
April 19
April 20*

April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 17
April 17
April 18
April
April
April
April
April

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
49
86
103
112
109
63
20
68
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Dallas West
Lou Butera
Danny Gartner
Arthur Cranfield
Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Pete Margo

81
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
104

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
Irving Crane

53
146
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
132
150
150

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

Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Pete Margo
Cisero Murphy
Jim Relihan
Jack Colavita
Bill Amodeo
Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak
Arthur Cranfield
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150
62
134
9
20
37
94
135
144
64
16
150
98
24

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

125
150
150
150
150
143
68
150
144

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Jack Colavita
Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo
Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane

150
31
112
99
148
150
150
77
150

82

89
86

67

(92)

HR

52
84

IN

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 16
April
April
April
April
April
April
April
April

Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner

150
81
150
31
57
150

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April 18
April 19
April 19
April
April 20*

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
57
150
150
150
150
150
36
98
150
24

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April
April
April
April
April
April

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

150
150
31
28
73
94
150
128

HR

IN

112

70

4
3

84

38

(93)

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Jack Colavita
Dallas West
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter

53
150
103
150
150
57

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

Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo
Jim Relihan
Jack Colavita
Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Arthur Cranfield
Steve Mizerak
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane

116
21
31
109
112
150
98
68
82
86
142
150
150
71
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Cisero Murphy
Arthur Cranfield
Joe Balsis
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Dallas West
Pete Margo

131
96
150
150
150
150
143
150

HR

112

67

IN

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

April 14
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18
April 18
April 19
April 19
April
April
April
April
April

Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown
Frank McGown

150
99
150
150
150
150
16
150
150

April 14
April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April
April
April

Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo
Pete Margo

April 14
April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 17
April 17
April 18
April 18
April 18
April

Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

1

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Steve Mizerak
Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis

68
150
146
106
73
87
150
36
-1

42
62
21
81
81
28
106
148
104
150
147
150

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

Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Dallas West
Frank McGown
Arthur Cranfield
Jack Colavita
Bill Amodeo
Jim Relihan
Onofrio Lauri

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
7
150
128

131
150
150
150
122
150
150
150
150
135
150
82
150

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

Onofrio Lauri
Frank McGown
Danny Gartner
Pete Margo
Dallas West
Jack Colavita
Jim Relihan
Cisero Murphy
Arthur Cranfield
Irving crane
Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis

150
99
81
81
150
63
40
145
143
150
137
150
44

150

103*

67

(94)

HR

IN

86

38

April 1968 - World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

April 14
April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 18
April
April
April
April

Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

April 14
April 15
April 15
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18
April
April
April
April
April
April

April 14
April 14
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 15
April 16
April 16
April 16
April 17
April 18
April
April
April

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

81
150
96
134
23
138
112
150
145
87

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Colavita
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Jim Relihan
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown

150
125
150
150
150
150
150
98
150
150

Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan
Jim Relihan

29
31
150
150
9
40
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Dallas West
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Bill Amodeo
Pete Margo

150
150
49
23
150
150
71
147

Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West
Dallas West

68
150
150
49
150
150
150
150
28
98
143

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Jack Colavita
Jim Relihan
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Pete Margo
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri

150
146
49
150
146
122
28
31
150
150
150

(95)

HR

103*

IN

June 6 – 16, 1968
1st Annual U. S. Masters Straight Pool Championship
Jack & Jill Cue Club – Arlington, VA
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes: $3600
Sanction:

Match: 125 points
Format: Double Elimination

Player

W

L

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

6
8
4
4
4
3
4
4

0
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Dallas West
Joe Russo
Paul Brienza
Joe Spaeth
Steve Mizerak
Tom Parker

High Run:
Best Game:

$100

Joe Russo

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
1200
800
500
400
150
150
150
150

?

(96)

September 20 – October 1, 1968
1st Annual Empire Billiard Association International Pocket Billiard Championship
Windsor Ballroom - Commodore Hotel – 42nd Street & Lexington Ave – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 150
Format: Round Robin
Billiard Congress of America

Player

W

L

1. Irving Crane
2. Joe Balsis
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Lou Butera
5. Peter Margo
6. Alan Kiehle
7. Arthur Cranfield
8. Dallas West
9. Danny Gartner
10. Luther Lassiter
11. Onofrio Lauri
12. Joe Russo
13. Eddie Charlton
14. Cisero Murphy
15. Katzuo Fujima
16. Tonio Montalvo

13
12
11
11
10
10
10
9
9
9
6
6
3
3
2
1

2
3
4
4
5
5
5
6
6
6
9
9
12
12
13
14

High Run:
Best Game:

150 balls
1 inning

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
5000

150

1

(97)

September 1968 – International Tournament – Players Information
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Lou Butera
Pete Margo
Alan Kiehle
Arthur Cranfield
Dallas West
Danny Gartner
Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Russo
Eddie Charlton
Cisero Murphy
Kazuo Fujima
Tonio Montalvo

55
47
23
31

Livonia, NY
Minersville, PA
Athens College, Alabama
West Pittston, PA
Union, NJ
Binghamton, NY
Syracuse, NY
Rockford, IL
Newark, NJ
Elizabeth City, NC
Seaford, NY
Trenton, NJ
Sidney, Australia
Brooklyn, NY
Kyoto, Japan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Current World Champion

The Deacon
The Meat Man
The Machine
Machine Gun Lou

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Lou Butera
Pete Margo
Alan Kiehle
Arthur Cranfield
Dallas West
Danny Gartner
Luther Lassiter
Onofrio Lauri
Joe Russo
Eddie Charlton
Cisero Murphy
Kazuo Fujima
Tonio Montalvo

(98)

Babe
Young Greenleaf
Wimpy
The Dean of Pocket

The Kid
Gusate
Place of birth

September 1968 – International Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

September 20
Friday

Arthur Cranfield
Joe Balsis
Pete Margo
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150

Kazuo Fujima
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Tonio Montalvo
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150
150

Eddie Charlton
Lou Butera
Rex Williams
Arthur Cranfield
Steve Mizerak
Alan Kiehle

150
150
150
150
150
150

Irving Crane
Eddie Charlton
Luther Lassiter
Kazuo Fujima
Steve Mizerak
Dallas West

150
150
150
150
150
150

Alan Kiehle
Danny Gartner
Pete Margo
Lou Butera
Alan Kiehle
Pete Margo

150
150
150
150
150
150

Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Arthur Cranfield
Alan Kiehle

150
150
150
150
150

September 21
Saturday

September 22
Sunday

HR

IN

vs

Player

81
86
61
55
49
81

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Danny Gartner
Luther Lassiter
Al Kiehle
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy

58
27
35
95
82
8

78*
92*

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Rex Williams
Alan Kiehle
Danny Gartner
Eddie Charlton
Onofrio Lauri
Pete Margo

132
27
90
103
138
146

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Kazuo Fujima
Cisero Murphy
Tonio Montalvo
Pete Margo
Dallas West
Joe Balsis

94
13
140
140
95
74

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Rex Williams
Danny Gartner
Tonio Montalvo
Arthur Cranfield
Cisero Murphy

122
99
77
74
100
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Tonio Montalvo
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis

86
116
101
46
91
140

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Eddie Charlton
Rex Williams
Kazuo Fujima
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy

5
6
123
2
91

36*

63
51
34
70
51

95*

66
90
112

(99)

Score

HR

68

93

IN

September 1968 – International Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

September 23
Monday

Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Arthur Cranfield
Onofrio Lauri
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150

Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Pete Margo

150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Dallas West
Steve Mizerak
Alan Kiehle
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Cranfield

150
150
150
150
150
150

Pete Margo
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Alan Kiehle

150
150
150
150

Arthur Cranfield
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
Pete Margo
Dallas West
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150

Lou Butera
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150

September 24
Tuesday

September 25
Wednesday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Pete Margo
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Alan Kiehle
Cisero Murphy
Tonio Montalvo

56
93
84
41
119
102

75*
36
36

vs
vs
vs
vs

Rex Williams
Eddie Charlton
Kazuo Fujima
Alan Kiehle

11
56
86
133

94

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Tonio Montalvo
Pete Margo
Rex Williams
Danny Gartner
Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Charlton

64
124
94
43
86
41

71

vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Onofrio Lauri
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera

90
66
104
141

73

86
56

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Tonio Montalvo
Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Charlton
Danny Gartner
Rex Williams
Cisero Murphy

54
111
97
130
64
115

33
95
137
56

vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Onofrio Lauri
Rex Williams
Dallas West

45
66
25
145

65
42
58
56
48

60

121*

65

(100)

HR

47

37

55
71

IN

September 1968 – International Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

September 26
Thursday

Arthur Cranfield
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Dallas West
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Joe Russo

150
150

Note:

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Charlton
Tonio Montalvo
Luther Lassiter
Alan Kiehle
Tonio Montalvo

134
111
86
64
21
42

68

78
99
50

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

85
51

vs
vs

Kazuo Fujima
Rex Williams

44

12
76

Joe Russo replaced Onofrio Lauri, after Lauri fell and broke his arm.

September 27
Friday

September 28
Saturday

Joe Russo
Alan Kiehle
Joe Balsis
Pete Margo
Lou Butera
Danny Gartner

150
150
150
150
150
150

Joe Balsis
Pete Margo
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150

Alan Kiehle
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Rex Williams
Joe Balsis
Danny Gartner

150
150
150
150
150
150

Pete Margo
Dallas West
Joe Balsis
Danny Gartner
Arthur Cranfield
Alan Kiehle
Luther Lassiter

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

42
127
55

38
82
45
95
28
71
42
56
110
72
41

(101)

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Tonio Montalvo
Cisero Murphy
Kazuo Fujima
Rex Williams
Joe Russo

137
146
31
12
112
112

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Eddie Charlton
Tonio Montalvo
Rex Williams
Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Charlton
Tonio Montalvo

97
89
38
134
54
111

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Eddie Charlton
Rex Williams
Tonio Montalvo
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak
Kazuo Fujima

57
70
85
142
80
89

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Eddie Charlton
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Tonio Montalvo
Cisero Murphy
Joe Russo
Kazuo Fujima

138
90
133
28
51
52
135

104

28

60

IN

September 1968 – International Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

September 29
Sunday

Alan Kiehle
Dallas West
Joe Russo
Alan Kiehle
Dallas West
Danny Gartner

150
150
150
150
150
150

Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Eddie Charlton

150
150
150
150

Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150

61
150
127*

Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis

150
150
150

Irving Crane

150

September 30
Monday

October 1
Tuesday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Rex Williams
Kazuo Fujima
Tonio Montalvo
Kazuo Fujima
Eddie Charlton
Arthur Cranfield

103
61
125
36
85
82

vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Pete Margo
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy

149
51
67
125

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield
Irving Crane

53
57
0
125
143

56
115
124

vs
vs
vs

Arthur Cranfield
Luther Lassiter
Arthur Cranfield

93
56
79

107

vs

Steve Mizerak

89
84

52
114
24*
49
57

1

(102)

112

HR

82

70

IN

October 6 – 11, 1968
3rd Annual BCA U. Open 14.1 Pocket Billiard Tournament
Civic Center - Lansing, MI
Game: 14.1
Field:
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Billiard Congress of America

Players

W

L

HR

BG

1. Joe Balsis
2. Danny DiLiberto
3. William Amodeo
4. Cisero Murphy
5. Irving Crane
6. Norman Webber
7. Dallas West
8. Dan Gartner
9. George Pawelski
10. Tom Kollins
11. Danny Jones
12. Verne Peterson
13. Lou Butera
14. Peter Margo
15. Frank McGown
16. Bob Madrid
High Run:
Best Game:

Joe Balsis

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
5000
3000
2000
1500
1250
1125
1000
900
800
700
600
500
400
300
200
175

110 balls

(103)

1968 BCA US Open Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

October 6
Irving Crane
150
71
vs
Norman Webber
65
Sunday
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _
October 7
Irving Crane
150
69*
vs
Ed Kelly
2
Monday
Bill Staton
150
98
vs
Delmar Covington
41
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
October 8
Tuesday

Irving Crane
vs
Bill Staton
66
Danny Jones
150
vs
Jimmy Caras
59
Joe Balsis
150
110
vs
Irving Crane
150
vs
Danny Jones
82
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
October
Wednesday
Irving Crane

vs

(104)

Joe Balsis

January 17 – 26, 1969
1st Annual U. S. Open 9 Ball Championship
Jack & Jill Cue Club – Arlington, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes: $2600

Match: Best 11 of 21 – Final Match 15 of 29
Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fee: $75

Player

W

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

Harry Mc Connell
Richie Ambrose
Pat Lynch
Buddy Dennis
Joe Spaeth
Pete Murnak
Sam Trivett
Roy Trivett

L

Prize
1000
600
400
200
100
100
100
100

(105)

January 26 – February 2, 1969
1st Annual Steel City Open
Hawk’s Nest Billiard Club – Pittsburgh, PA
Game: 14.1
Field: 6
Prizes: $7000
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Double round Robin

Player

W

L

HR

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

7
7
6
6
3
1

3
3
4
4
7
9

139
85
117
96
68
56

Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Bernie Schwartz

BG

TP

OP

TI

Playoff First – Second
Lou Butera
High Run:
Best Game:

150
Lou Butera

vs

Joe Balsis

136 balls

(106)

106

BPI

Prize

January 31 - February 22, 1969
World Invitational Pocket Billiard Championship
Elk’s Club - Los Angeles, CA
Game: 14.1
Field: 15
Prizes: $16,000
Sanction:

Match: 150
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

1. Ed Kelly
2. Cisero Murphy
3. Joe Balsis
4. Jack Breit
5. Pete Margo
6. Dallas West
7. Ronnie Allen
8. Danny Gartner
9. Danny DiLiberto
10. Jimmy Moore
11. Luther Lassiter
12. Mike Eufemia
13. Bill Amodeo
14. Richie Florence
15. Rodney Thompson

11
10
10
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
6
5
5
4
3

3
4
4
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
8
9
9
10
11

High Run:
Best Game:

HR

BG

148

4

127

$300 Cisero Murphy - 148
$200 Dallas West – 4 innings

(107)

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
4000
2500
1500
1000
900
800
700
600
500
500
500
500
500
500
500

January / February 1969 – World Tournament – Players Information
Player
Ed Kelly
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Peter Margo
Dallas West
Ronnie Allen
Danny Gartner
Danny DiLiberto
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Mike Eufemia
Bill Amodeo
Richie Florence
Rodney Thompson
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn, NY
Minersville, PA
Houston, TX
Union City, NJ
Rockford, IL
Burbank, CA
Newark, NJ
Miami, FL
Albuquerque, NM
Elizabeth City, NC
Long Island City, NY
Las Vegas, NV
Torrance, CA
Kenosha, WI
Date of Birth

Nickname

Hand

Champaign Eddie
LH
The Kid
RH
The Meat Man
RH
Jersey Red – Red Raider LH
RH
RH
Fast Eddie
RH
Young Greenleaf
RH
RH
Cowboy
RH
Wimpy
RH
LH
RH
Little Richie
RH
Babe
RH

Date Died

Ed Kelly
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Peter Margo
Dallas West
Ronnie Allen
Danny Gartner
Danny DiLiberto
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Mike Eufemia
Bill Amodeo
Richie Florence
Rodney Thompson

(108)

Palce of Birth

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 31
Jimmy Moore
150
51
vs
Bill Amadeo
81
Friday
Peter Margo
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
32
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
February 1
Saturday

Jimmy Moore
Dallas West
Ronnie Allen
Bill Amadeo
Ed Kelly
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

54

Danny Gartner
Jack Breit
Richie Florence
Peter Margo
Dallas West
Danny Gartner

121
76
99
124
75
37

February 2
Sunday

Peter Margo
150
112
vs
Dallas West
34
Michael Eufemia
150
vs
Richie Florence
68
Bill Amadeo
150
vs
Ed Kelly
104
Danny Gartner
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
134
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 3
Monday

Ed Kelly
150
vs
Richie Florence
79
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Peter Margo
99
Jack Breit
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
119
x
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 4
Tuesday

Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Richie Florence
139
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
30
Dallas West
150
vs
Michael Eufemia
42
Ronnie Allen
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 5
Wednesday

Rodney Thompson
Michael Eufemia
Joe Balsis
Ronnie Allen

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Michael Eufemia

101
112
90
101

x
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 6
Thursday

Joe Balsis
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
90
Jack Breit
150
vs
Richie Florence
109
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
50
Richie Florence
150
vs
Cisero Murphy
115
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 7
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Richie Florence
54
Friday
Danny Gartner
150
vs
Cisero Murphy
115
X
X
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(109)

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 8
Saturday

Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
147
Dallas West
150
vs
Bill Amadeo
58
Michael Eufemia
150
vs
Jack Breit
141
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
84
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Bill Amadeo
84
Jack Breit
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
28
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 9
Sunday

Ed Kelly
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
112
Dallas West
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
120
Ronnie Allen
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
87
Joe Balsis
150
66
vs
Michael Eufemia
119
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 10
Monday

Peter Margo
150
vs
Michael Eufemia
107
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Richie Florence
121
Luther Lassiter
vs
Danny Gartner
Rodney Thompson
vs
Bill Amadeo
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 11
Tuesday

Ronnie Allen
vs
Danny DiLiberto
Dallas West
vs
Rodney Thompson
Peter Margo
vs
Richie Florence
Bill Amadeo
vs
Michael Eufemia
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 12
Wednesday

Dallas West
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
60
Rodney Thompson
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
124
X
X
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 13
Thursday

Ed Kelly
150
66
vs
Michael Eufemia
51
Jimmy Moore
150
61
vs
Joe Balsis
75
56
X
X
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

February 14
Friday

Danny Gartner
150
vs
Michael Eufemia
99
Luther Lassiter
150
102
vs
Ed Kelly
123
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
148
Dallas West
vs
Richie Florence
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 15
Saturday

Peter Margo
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
48
Bill Amadeo
150
vs
Danny Gartner
140
Ed Kelly
150
88
5
vs
Ronnie Allen
4
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Jack Breit
19
Joe Balsis
vs
Luther Lassiter
Dallas West
vs
Danny DiLiberto
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(110)

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 16
Sunday

Richie Florence
150
vs
Bill Amadeo
143
Danny Gartner
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
69
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
60
Bill Amadeo
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
109
Jimmy Moore
vs
Michael Eufemia
Luther Lassiter
vs
Peter Margo
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 17
Monday

Ed Kelly
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
94
Cisero Murphy
150
45
vs
Michael Eufemia
140
Jack Breit
vs
Ronnie Allen
Dallas West
vs
Danny Gartner
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 18
Tuesday

Joe Balsis
150
57
vs
Dallas West
105
Danny Gartner
150
vs
Richie Florence
50
Peter Margo
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
141
Luther Lassiter
vs
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 19
Wednesday

Jack Breit
150
112*
vs
Ed Kelly
73
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Michael Eufemia
115
Peter Margo
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
141
Danny DiLiberto
vs
Richie Florence
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 20
Thursday

Michael Eufemia
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
77
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
99
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Peter Margo
19
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 21
Friday

Cisero Murphy
150
148
vs
Dallas West
34
Richie Florence
150
vs
Rodney Thompson
110
Ronnie Allen
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
106
Jack Breit
150
vs
Peter Margo
146
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 22
Saturday

February 23
Sunday

Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Danny DiLiberto
Ed Kelly

150
150
150
150
150

Ed Kelly

150

56

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Peter Margo
Jack Breit
Rodney Thompson
Cisero Murphy

109

vs

Joe Balsis

86

(111)

-3
130
18
108

87

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

Ed Kelly
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Danny Gartner

150
150
150
150

112*
102

Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Richie Florence
Pete Margo
Cisero Murphy

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs

Ronnie Allen
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly

4
73
123
134

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Mike Eufemia
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy
Cisero Murphy

Danny Gartner
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150

vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

Ed Kelly

150

vs

Ronnie Allen

88

IN

5

(112)

?

HR

56

4

IN

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
February
Ronnie Allen
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
February
Bill Amodeo
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February 22
Joe Balsis
87
vs
Ed Kelly
150
109
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(113)

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
February
Mike Eufemia
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(114)

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Ed Kelly
150
88
5
vs
Ronnie Allen
4
February
Ed Kelly
73
vs
Jack Breit
150
112
February
Ed Kelly
123
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
102
February
Ed Kelly
134
vs
Danny Gartner
150
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February 22
Ed Kelly
150
109
vs
Joe Balsis
87
February 22
Ed Kelly
150
56
vs
Cisero Murphy
108
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(115)

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
February
Peter Margo
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(116)

Jan/Feb 1969 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February 22
Cisero Murphy
108
vs
Ed Kelly
150
56
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
February
Rodney Thompson
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
February
Dallas West
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

(117)

September 14, 1969
Houston Invitational 9 Ball Tournament of Champions
LeCue Billiards - Houston, TX
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 9
Prizes: $7900
Sanction:

Match:
Format: Double Round Robin

Player

W

L

Prize

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

13
10
9
9
8
7
7
6
3

3
6
7
7
8
9
9
10
13

2500
1250
1000
700
600
550
500
400
400

Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Richie Florence
Gregg Stevens
Utley J. Puckett
Ronnie Allen
Danny Jones
Jimmy Moore

(118)

September 17 – 28, 1969
1st World’s Invitational 9 Ball Tournament
Hawk’s Nest Billiard Club – 1918 Murray Ave – Pittsburgh, PA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 16
Prizes: $7200

Match: 11 of 21
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

1. Luther Lassiter
2. Bill Cardona
3. Dallas West
4. Eddie Burton
5. Jack Breit
6. Bernie Schwartz
7. Cisero Murphy
8. Ronnie Allen
9. Richie Florence
10. Lou Butera
11. Danny DiLiberto
12. Danny Gartner
13. Ed Kelly
14. Danny Jones
15. Al Coslosky
16. Angel

13
11
10
10
10
9
8
8
8
7
6
6
5
4
4
1

2
4
5
5
5
6
7
7
7
8
9
9
10
11
11
14

Prize

(119)

November 30 – December 4, 1969
4th Annual BCA U. S. Open 14.1 Pocket Billiard Championship
Space Center - Sahara Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 32
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $21,000
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America
Players
1. Luther Lassiter
2. Jack Breit
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Ed Kelly
5. Irving Crane
6. Ronnie Allen
7. Alton Whitlow
8. Jack Colavita
9. Danny DiLiberto
10. Tom Kollins
11. Danny Gartner
12. Dick Baertsch
13. Rodney Thompson
14. James Caras
15. Joseph Balsis
16. Cisero Murphy
17. Lou Butera
18. Howard Barrett
19. Dallas West
20. Larry Johnson
High Run in the money:
High Run out of the money:

W

L

3

HR

BG

TP

OP

2

2
2

BPI

Prize
5000
3000
2000
1500
1250
1125
1000
900
800
700
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

149

2
2

TI

91

Danny DiLiberto
Joseph Balsis

(120)

149
91

$300
$225