Pocket Billiards

In
America
A History of the Game
The Champions
The Tournament History
Challenges – League Play – Tours
January 1970 – December 1979
By: Charles J. Ursitti
October 13, 2009

1

January 16 – 25, 1970
3rd Annual U. S. Open 9 Ball Tournament
Jack & Jill Cue Club – 2707 S. Wakefield Street – Arlington, VA
Game: 9 Ball
Field: 14
Prizes:
Entry Fee:

Match: Best 11 of 21 games
Format: Round Robin
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Player

W

L

1. Ed Kelly
2. Bernie Schwartz
3. Larry Lisciotti
4. Richie Ambrose
5. Jim Relihan
6. Wade Crane
7. Al Miller
8. Luther Lassiter
9. Charles DeValliere
10. Jim Mataya
11. Ed Burton
12. Howard Barrett
13. Tucker Shepherd
14. Pat Lynch

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

2
3
4
5
6
6
7
7
7
7
8
9
9
11

Prize

2

January 30 – February 21, 1970
World Championship Tournament
Elk’s Building – 607 S. Parkview – Los Angles, CA.
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 16
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $19,500
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

W

L

HR

1. Irving Crane
2. Steve Mizerak
3. Joe Balsis
4. Pete Margo
5. Richie Florence
6. Ed Kelly
7. Danny DiLiberto
8. John Ervolino
9. Cisero Murphy
10. Luther Lassiter
11. Jack Breit
12. Frank McGown
13. Lou Butera
14. Danny Gartner
15. Dallas West
16. Jimmy Moore

14
10
10
9
9
7
7
7
7
7
6
6
6
5
5
5

1
5
5
6
6
8
8
8
8
8
9
9
9
10
10
10

99
99
104
104
76
59

High Run:
Best Game:

$300 Lou Butera
$250 Joe Balsis

Player Profile
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Peter Margo
Richie Florence
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
John Ervolino
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Danny Gartner
Jimmy Moore
Dallas West

Age

96
98
77
107
85
124*
73
63
71

BG

5
3*

4
4

TP

OP

2221
2043
1941
1942
1886
1776
1744
1677
1666
1549
1872
1814
1666
1797
1579
1577

1527
1445
1558
1760
1799
1590
2054
1948
1875
1877
1817
1851
1827
1994
1853
1975

TI

BPI

Prize
5000
3000
1500
1000
950
900
850
800
750
700
650
600
550
500
500
500

124
3 innings

Hometown

Title

Rochester, NY
Perth Amboy, NJ
Minersville, PA
Union, NJ
CA
Baltimore, MD
Miami, FL

Nickname
The Deacon
The Machine
The Meatman
Little Richie
Champaign Eddie

Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth City, NC
Houston, TX
Brooklyn, NY
Pittston, PA
Newark, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Rockford, IL

The Kid
Wimpy
Jersey Red
Machine Gun
Young Greenleaf
Cowboy

3

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

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

January 30
Friday

Peter Margo
Richie Florence
Ed Kelly
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150

99

January 31
Saturday

Peter Margo
Ed Kelly
Dan Gartner
Lou Butera
Richie Florence
Irving Crane
Danny DiLiberto
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

57

February 1
Sunday

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Richie Florence
Peter Margo
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter

February 2
Monday

February 3
Tuesday

IN

vs

Player

vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera

2
78
40

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Jack Breit
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
John Ervolino
Joe Balsis
John Ervolino

119
50
134
39
121
138
60
38

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Dallas West
Danny DiLiberto
Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Lou Butera
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
John Ervolino
Danny DiLiberto

48
55
35
114
83
96
138
68
-2
96

Dallas West
Cisero Murphy
John Ervolino
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit

80
88
96
132

Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Danny DiLiberto

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny DiLiberto
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Dallas West

90
86
65
116

15
124

Score

February 4
Wednesday

HR

IN

Irving Crane
150
vs
Jack Breit
147
John Ervolino
150
vs
Lou Butera
61
Peter Margo
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
78
Richie Florence
150
vs
Dallas West
125
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 5
Thursday

Richie Florence
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

4

Ed Kelly
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis
Richie Florence
Peter Margo

98
138
58
107
44

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 6
Friday

Richie Florence
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Danny DiLiberto

February 7
Saturday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Dallas West
Peter Margo

123
136
104
143

Richie Florence
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Peter Margo
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Luther Lassiter
Dallas West
Danny DiLiberto
John Ervolino
Lou Butera
Ed Kelly

89
46
112
75
101
95
54
35

February 8
Sunday

Joe Balsis
John Ervolino
Lou Butera
Dallas West
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Frank McGown
Danny Gartner
Jimmy Moore
Richie Florence
Peter Margo

94
148
56
99
94
104
38
37

February 9
Monday

Steve Mizerak
Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Frank McGown
John Ervolino
Jack Breit

43
133
62
143

February 10
Tuesday

Cisero Murphy
Ed Kelly
Luther Lassiter
John Ervolino

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny DiLiberto
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera
Dallas West

120
113
131
81

February 11
Wednesday

HR

IN

Steve Mizerak
150
vs
Jack Breit
74
Richie Florence
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
50
Peter Margo
150
63
vs
Danny Gartner
138
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Joe Balsis
130
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 12
Thursday

Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

5

Lou Butera
Danny Gartner
John Ervolino
Jimmy Moore

96
71
107
53

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 13
Friday

Danny DiLiberto
Lou Butera
Jack Breit
Irving Crane

February 14
Saturday

HR

IN

vs

Player

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Peter Margo
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly

99
99
97
19

John Ervolino
Danny Gartner
Jack Breit
Irving Crane
Ed Kelly
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Peter Margo
Dallas West
Danny DiLiberto
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy

145
39
82
148
-38
83
99
60

February 15
Sunday

Frank McGown
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak
Lou Butera
Richie Florence
Irving Crane
Danny DiLiberto
Danny Gartner

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Frank McGown
Peter Margo
Dallas West
John Ervolino
Joe Balsis
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore

117
133
44
111
101
115
123
113

February 16
Monday

Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis
Peter Margo
Dallas West

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore

146
104
121
56

February 17
Tuesday

Danny DiLiberto
Joe Balsis
John Ervolino
Dallas West

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Peter Margo
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy

123
124
103
117

February 18
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Dallas West
Cisero Murphy
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera

118
123
107
85

February 19
Thursday

Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
John Ervolino

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
John Ervolino
Jack Breit
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Danny DiLiberto

86
88
36
59
95
114

6

Score

HR

IN

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

February 20
Friday

Peter Margo
Jimmy Moore
Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Richie Florence

150
150
150
150
150
150

104

February 21
Saturday

Steve Mizerak
Peter Margo
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150

IN

7

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
John Ervolino
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter

121
88
81
121
139
114

vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Richie Florence
Luther Lassiter
Richie Florence

31
123
57
107

HR

IN

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

January 30
January 31
February 1
February 5
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 11
February 12
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 17
February 20
February

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
Joe Balsis

January 31
February 2
February 2
February 4
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 11
February 13
February 14
February 17
February 19
February
February

January 30
January 31
February 1
February 4
February 7
February 8
February 10
February 12
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 18
February 19
February

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

78
60
150
50
150
150
150
130
150
150
115
150
150
150
150

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

Richie Florence
Danny DiLiberto
Dallas West
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly
Steve Mizerak
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Peter Margo
John Ervolino
Lou Butera

150
150
55
150
35
94
143
150
71
99
150
104
124
-2
85

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

134
80
132
147
123
150
150
143
74
150
150
103
36
150
150

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

Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Jimmy Moore
Irving Crane
Richie Florence
Luther Lassiter
Peter Margo
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Frank McGown
Danny DiLiberto
John Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
112
37
150
150
97
82
150
150
94
45

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
Lou Butera

40
150
96
61
54
150
131
94
150
150
150
146
85
59
150

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

Ed Kelly
Frank McGown
Irving Crane
John Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Danny DiLiberto
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Peter Margo
Richie Florence
Dallas West
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Steve Mizerak

150
39
150
150
150
56
150
150
99
83
111
150
150
150
89

124

8

HR

IN

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

January 31
February 1
February 3
February 4
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 12
February 12
February 13
February 15
February 18
February 20
February 21
February 21

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

January 31
February1
February 3
February 3
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 17
February 19
February 20
February
February

January 31
January 31
February 1
February 2
February 4
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 10
February 12
February 14
February 15
February 17
February 19
February20

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
121
150
150

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

John Ervolino
Lou Butera
Danny DiLiberto
Jack Breit
Dallas West
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Dan Gartner
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Peter Margo
Luther Lassiter
Richie Florence

138
96
90
147
104
46
104
88
148
19
115
118
150
57
107

Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto

150
35
150
90
150
101
56
150
82
150
150
114
150
96
120

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

Joe Balsis
Jimmy Moore
Dallas West
Irving Crane
Peter Margo
Steve Mizerak
Lou Butera
Richie Florence
Jack Breit
Ed Kelly
Danny Gartner
John Ervolino
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy

60
150
116
150
143
150
150
99
150
123
123
150
139
150
150

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

38
138
-2
150
150
95
150
62
150
107
150
101
150
150
88

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

Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Frank McGown
Ed Kelly
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Luther Lassiter
Peter Margo
Richie Florence
Jack Breit
Danny DiLiberto
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
96
61
150
148
150
81
150
145
150
103
114
150

9

HR

IN

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

January 30
January 31
February 4
February 1
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 11
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 19
February 20
February 21
February 21

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

January 31
February 3
February 5
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 10
February 11
February 12
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 17
February 18
February

January 30
January 31
February 1
February 3
February 5
February 7
February 8
February 10
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 18
February 19
February 20

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150
38
150
99
83
150
86
150
123
107

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

Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Dallas West
Ed Kelly
Jack Breit
Danny Gartner
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Danny DiLiberto
Lou Butera
John Ervolino
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter
Peter Margo
Irving Crane

78
121
116
98
93
89
150
50
150
150
101
150
114
150
150

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

150
86
138
89
94
150
113
138
71
150
150
150
123
107
88

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

Jack Breit
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
Richie Florence
Luther Lassiter
John Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Peter Margo
Joe Balsis
Dallas West
Jimmy Moore
Lou Butera
Danny DiLiberto
Cisero Murphy
Irving Crane

134
150
150
150
150
62
150
150
150
39
113
146
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
Ed Kelly

150
150
150
59
98
35
148
150
19
150
123
121
123
150
150

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

Lou Butera
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Richie Florence
Joe Balsis
John Ervolino
Danny Gartner
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Danny DiLiberto
Peter Margo
Dallas West
Jack Breit
Steve Mizerak

40
38
68
59
150
150
150
113
150
-38
150
150
150
36
121

15

10

HR

IN

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

January 30
February1
February1
February3
February6
February7
February8
February10
February12
February14
February15
February16
February20
February21
February21

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

January 31
February 1
February 3
February 5
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 13
February 15
February 19
February 20
February 20
February
February
February

January 30
January 31
February 1
February 4
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 11
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 17
February 20
February 21

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

2
150
150
150
150
112
150
150
150
-38
117
104
114
31
57

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

Peter Margo
Dallas West
Danny DiLiberto
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Jack Breit
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera
John Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Frank McGown
Joe Balsis
Richie Florence
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane

150
48
96
65
136
150
94
131
107
150
150
150
150
31
150

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

39
83
150
150
150
99
133
97
150
150
81
139
147
150
95

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

Lou Butera
Peter Margo
Danny Gartner
Joe Balsis
John Ervolino
Dallas West
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Richie Florence
Steve Mizerak
Danny DiLiberto
Irving Crane
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore

150
150
86
58
95
150
150
150
117
86
150
150
150
36
150

Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo
Peter Margo

150
150
150
150
143
150
37
150
99
145
44
150
124
150
150

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

Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Frank McGown
Jimmy Moore
Danny DiLiberto
Dallas West
Jack Breit
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera
John Ervolino
Steve Mizerak
Ed Kelly
Joe Balsis
Irving Crane
Richie Florence

2
119
83
78
150
75
150
138
150
150
150
121
150
121
123

63

11

HR

IN

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

January 30
January 31
January 31
February 1
February 5
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 11
February 12
February 14
February 15
February 18
February 20
February 21

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
Steve Mizerak

January 31
February 1
February 2
February 4
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 11
February 12
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 19
February 19

January 31
February 1
February 2
February 2
February 3
February 7
February 8
February 9
February10
February11
February14
February 15
February17
February 18
February 19

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

89
121
150
150
121
150
94
150
150
150
150
150
118
150
150

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

Lou Butera
Richie Florence
John Ervolino
Danny Gartner
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Joe Balsis
Dallas West
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Peter Margo
Irving Crane
Frank McGown
Luther Lassiter

150
150
38
138
150
101
150
43
74
53
60
44
150
81
57

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
Jimmy Moore

50
150
88
78
150
136
150
104
50
53
99
113
56
150
150

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

Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Cisero Murphy
Peter Margo
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Richie Florence
Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
John Ervolino
Frank McGown

150
35
150
150
132
150
54
150
150
150
150
150
150
88
95

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

119
68
150
96
65
46
150
150
150
150
60
45
117
150
150

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

Peter Margo
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore
John Ervolino
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Richie Florence
Frank McGown
Danny DiLiberto
Joe Balsis
Steve Mizerak
Jack Breit
Dallas West
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera

150
150
88
150
150
150
38
133
120
130
150
150
150
107
59

12

HR

IN

15

1970 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 1
February 1
February 2
February 3
February 4
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 9
February 10
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 17
February 18

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
Dallas West

48
55
150
116
125
104
75
150
43
81
39
111
150
150
150

HR

IN

13

vs

Player

Score

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

Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Danny DiLiberto
Richie Florence
Irving Crane
Peter Margo
Frank McGown
Steve Mizerak
John Ervolino
Danny Gartner
Lou Butera
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Ed Kelly

150
150
80
150
150
150
150
99
150
150
150
150
56
117
123

HR

IN

June 17 – 27, 1970
3rd U. S. Masters Invitational 14.1 Tournament
Jack & Jill Cue Club – 2707 S. Wakefield Street – Arlington, VA
Game: 14.1
Field:
Prizes:
Entry Fee: Men $75 - Women $ 40

Match:
Men 135 points
Match:
Women 60 points
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

Final 200 points
Final 75 points

TI

Men’s Division
Player

W

L

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Richard Riggie
3. Irving Crane
4. Ed Kelly
5. Danny Gartner
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

6
6
4
4

0
2
2
2

High Run:

$100

HR

BG

TP

OP

BPI

Prize Gate
1100
700
500
400

Irving Crane

Women’s Division
Player

W

L

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

5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
0

0
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

$50

Jean Balukas
Shelly Buckler

Dorothy Wise
Jean Balukas
Gerry Titcomb
Karin Martinez
Paula Meeks
Linda Green
Bobbi Jennell
Susan Eddie
Shelly Buckler

High Run In Money:
High Run Out of Money:

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
500
300
200
150
100
75
50
50

19
6

14

August 25 - 29, 1970
5th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom – Sheraton-Chicago Hotel - Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Match: 150
Field: 32
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes:
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Entry Fee:
Sanctioned: Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Player

W

L

HR

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Luther Lassiter
3. Jim Mataya
4. Joe Balsis
5. Allen Hopkins
6. Steve Cook
7. Irving Crane
8. Charles Cacciapaglia
9. Ray Martin
10. Tom Kollins

6
9

1
2

107
132
84
91
74
36
76
52
56
52

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

12.01
13.32
14.41
12.02
6.92
5.68
6.54
6.36
7.53
7.13

5000
3000
2000
1500
1250
1125
1000
900
800
700

High Run:
Best Game:

Player

Age

Hometown

Qualified

Nickname

Steve Mizerak
Luther Lassiter
Jim Mataya
Joe Balsis
Allen Hopkins
Steve Cook
Irving Crane
Charles Cacciapaglia
Ray Martin
Tom Kollins

25

Carteret, NJ
Elizabeth City, NC

Defending Champion

The Machine
Wimpy

56

Minersville, PA
Cranford, NJ

The Meat Man
Young Hoppe

Livonia, NY

The Deacon

15

1970 US Open – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

August
August
August
August
August
August 29 *
August 29**

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

150
150
150
150
150
25
150

August
August
August
August
August
August
August
August
August 29*
August 29**

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
85

HR

107

IN

7

mn

16

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Danny Gartner
Irving Crane
Bill Cress
Steve Cook
Jim Mataya
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

104
110
0
35
113
150
85

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jim Mataya
Bill Staton
Joe Balsis
Ray Martin
Irving Crane
Steve Cook
Joe Balsis
Jim Mataya
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak

150
15
66
131
17
10
128
51
25
150

HR

IN

88

5

January 8 – 17, 1971
U. S. Invitational 9 Ball/One Pocket Tournament
Jack & Jill Cue Club – 2707 S. Wakefield Street – Arlington, VA
Game: 9 Ball
One Pocket
Field: 8
Prizes:

Match:
Match:
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

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

6
5
5
4
3
2
2
1

1
2
2
3
4
5
5
6

Luther Lassiter
Jim Rempe
Charles De Valliere
Steve Cook
Pat Lunch
Ed Kelly
Ed Taylor
Wade Crane

Prize

17

January 8 – 17, 1971
U. S. Invitational One Pocket Tournament
Jack & Jill Cue Club – 2707 S. Wakefield Street – Arlington, VA
Game: One Pocket
Field: 8
Prizes:

Match:
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

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

6
5
5
4
4
2
2
0

1
2
2
3
3
5
5
7

Ed Kelly
Wade Crane
Steve Cook
Bill Staton
Jim Rempe
Luther Lassiter
Pat Lynch
Eddie Taylor

18

January 29 – February 21, 1971
World’s 3-In-1 Pocket Billiard Championship
Elks Building Ballroom – 607 S. Parkview Ave - Los Angeles, CA
Games:

14.1
Match:
One Pocket
Match:
9 Ball
Match:
Field: 154 (68 Entries)
Format:
Prizes: $40,500
Entry Fee: $100 per division
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
All Round World Champion

W

L

Prize

1. Ed Kelly
2. Ray Martin
3. Jim Mataya

4
3
2

2
3
4

3000

149

vs
vs
vs

Ray Martin
Jim Mataya
Jim Mataya

150

11

vs
vs
vs

Ray Martin
Jim Mataya
Jim Mataya

3

vs
vs
vs

Ray Martin
Jim Mataya
Jim Mataya

Straight Pool
Ed Kelly
Ray Martin
Ed Kelly
Nine Ball
Ed Kelly
Ray Martin
Ed Kelly

11

One Pocket
Ed Kelly
Ray Martin
Ed Kelly

19

1971 All Round - Straight Pool Division
Cal
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 51
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $17,800
Sanction: BCA - Billiard Congress of America
Played in five round robin flights of ten players in each flight, with the two top finishers advancing to
meet Irving Crane reigning World Champion.
Player

W

L

1. Ray Martin
2. Joe Balsis
3. Luther Lassiter
4. Irving Crane
5. Frank McGown
6. Jim Rempe
7. Ed Kelly
8. Jim Marino
9. Jim Mataya
10. Jimmy Moore
11. Jim Relihan

8
7
7
6
5
5
4
4
4
3
2

2
3
3
4
5
5
6
6
6
7
8

High Run:
Best Game:

Frank McGown
Irving Crane

HR

140
124
143

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
5500
2800
1800
1000
900
800
700
600
500
500
300

2

125

143
2 innings

Prizes for Flights Third & Fourth Place:
12. Steve Cook
13. Kazuo Fujima
14. Peter Margo
15. Verne Peterson
16. Rodney Thompson
17. Danny DiLiberto
18. John Ervolino
19. Masaru Hanatani
20. Cisero Murphy
21. Bill Staton
High Run in flight:
Best Game in flight:

300
300
300
300
300
200
200
200
200
200
$300 Jim Mataya
$150 Jim Mataya
$150 Ed Kelly

125
2 innings
2 innings

20

1971 All Round - 14.1 Divisions by Flight:
Frank McGown*
Jim Rempe*
Kazoo Fujima
Cisero Murphy
Onofrio Lauri
John Nash
Eddie Taylor
Sergio Gandarillo
Charles Hardister
Bob Malsdio
Joe Balsis *
Jim Marion*
Steve Cook
Danny DiLiberto
Richie Florence
Al Coslosky
Utley Puckett
Joe Quyote
Bob Wallace
Gil Atkinson
Luther Lassiter*
Jimmy Moore
Verne Peterson
Johnny Ervolino
Ronnie Allen
Bill Amodeo
Tom Cyr
Bill Thompson
Bob Madrid
George Swackhammer
Ray Martin*
Jim Mataya*
Rodney Thompson
Masaru Hanatani
Jack Breit
Lance Saunders
Lou Butera
Larry Johnson
Sax Dal Porto
Todd Fleitman
Ed Kelly*
Jim Relihan*
Peter Margo
Bill Staton
Danny Gartner
Dallas West
Cecil Tugwell
Dave Davis
Tom Skirik
Wayne Norcross

3rd
4th

3rd
4th

3rd
4th

3rd
4th

3rd
4th

21

1971 All Round - Nine Ball Division
Prizes: $8500
Player

W

L

1. Jim Mataya
2. Peter Margo
3. Jim Rempe
4. Jim Relihan
5. Jack Breit
6. Jimmy Moore
7. Irving Crane
8. Jim Marino
9. Richie Florence
10. Ed Kelly
11. Ronnie Allen
12. Jim Reid
13. Joe Balsis
14. Larry Johnson
15. Jeff Sparks
16. Bill Staton

Prize
2500
1300
1000
700
600
600
400
400
300
300
300
300
200
200
200
200

1971 All Round - One Pocket Division
Prizes: $8500
Player
1. Ed Kelly
2. John Ervolino
3. Jimmy Moore
4. Richie Florence
5. Ed Taylor
6. Cecil Tugwell
7. Ronnie Allen
8. Jim Rempe
9. Danny Gartner
10. Larry Johnson
11. Preacher Jones
12. Luther Lassiter
13. Jack Breit
14. Ed Burton
15. Danny DiLiberto
16. Bill Staton

W

L

Prize
2500
1300
1000
700
600
600
400
400
300
300
300
300
200
200
200
200

22

June 18 – 27, 1971
4th Annual U. S. Masters 3 – 1 All Round Pocket Billiard Championship
Jack & Jill Cue Club – 2707 S. Wakefield – Arlington, VA
Game:

14.1
9 Ball
One Pocket

Match: 100 points
Best 11 of 21
Best 3 of 5

Field: 85
Prizes: $10,800

Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fees: $100

All Round Champion
Player

W

L

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Jim Rempe
3. Ed Kelly

Prize Money Distribution
Player

Prize

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Ed Kelly
3. Jim Rempe
4. Luther Lassiter
5. Joe Balsis
6. Dan Gartner
7. Joe Spaeth
8. Jimmy Fusco
9. Bill Incardona
10. Ronnie Allen
11. Jim Caruso
12. Richie Ambrose
13. Bill Stroud
14. Irving Crane
15. Ray Martin
16. Richie Florence
17. Jim Mataya

2300
1700
1625
1150
775
500
500
500
425
300
175
175
175
125
125
125
125

23

1971 U. S. Masters Straight Pool Division
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

1. Jim Rempe
2. Steve Mizerak
High Run:

Steve Mizerak

100

1971 U. S. Masters One Pocket Division
Player

W

1. Ed Kelly

1971 U. S. Masters 9 Ball Division
Player

W

1. Steve Mizerak

24

August 16 – 21, 1971
6th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Sheraton-Chicago Hotel - Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Qualifying Tournament or Past Champions
Billiard Congress of America

Player

W

L

HR

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Joe Balsis
3. Luther Lassiter
4. Ray Martin
5. Irving Crane
6. Cisero Murphy
7. Steve Cook
8. Richard Riggie
9. Frank McGown
10. Richard Ambrose
11. Leroy Kinman
12. John Ervolino
13. Jack Colavita
14. Jimmy Caras
15. Marshall Boelter
16. Willie Munson
17. Dallas West
18. Peter Margo
19. Rodney Thompson
20. Ronnie Allen
21. Joe Russo
22. Howard Barrett
23. Larry Galloway
24. Max Klindtwort
25. Allen Hopkins
26. Jim Mataya
27. Bill Staton
28. Keith Woestehoff
29. Duck Baertsch
30. Dan Gartner
31. David Davis
32. Tom Jennings

7

0

High Run In The Money:
High Run Out of Money:

Luther Lassiter
Jack Colavita

BG

TP

OP

108

88

*** Did Not Compete ***
108
88

25

$300
$225

TI

BPI

11.39
9.15
8.36
6.57
5.73
5.42
6.84
4.96
8.73
5.64
4.41
3.83
7.22
4.94
4.82
3.66
9.28
6.70
6.47
6.17
6.12
4.71
3.89
3.09
6.88
6.02
5.27
4.32
3.08
2.52
1.28
0.00

5000
3000
2000
1500
1250
1125
1000
900
800
700
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Prize

1971 U. S. Open Women’s Division
Field: 8
Match: 75 points
Prizes: $2000
Player

W

L

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

5
3
3

0
2
2

Dorothy Wise
Geraldine Titcomb
Jean Balukas
Sheila Bohm
Karen Hodges
Candy Wennerstrom
Evelyn Dal Porto
Palmer Byrd

High Run:

Dorothy Wise

19

HR

BG

$100

26

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

2.12
1.92
1.76
1.75
1.50
1.22
1.15
.96

1000
500
250
150

January 28 - February 19, 1972
4th Annual Los Angeles World Pocket Billiard Championship Tournament
Elks Building – 607 S. Parkview Street - Los Angeles, CA
Game: 14.1
Field: 20
Prizes: $23,000
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Irving Crane
2. Lou Butera
3. Jack Breit
4. Joe Balsis
5. Danny DiLiberto
6. Jim Rempe
7. Luther Lassiter
8. Jim Marino
9. Ray Martin
10. Cisero Murphy
11. Jimmy Moore
12. Ed Kelly
13. Richie Florence
14. Gene Nagy
15. Joe Russo
16. Danny Gartner
17. Sean Walsh
18. John Ervolino
19. Kazuo Fujima
20. Ronnie Allen

18
16
15
14
12
12
12
12
12
11
9
9
8
8
8
6
3
3
2
0

1
3
4
5
7
7
7
7
7
8
10
10
11
11
11
13
16
16
17
19

94
95
97
100
76
86
98
121
141*
81
101
75
83
102
85
63
50
59
75

5
7
10
6
10
8
10
5
4*
4*
8
8
5
13
17
7

High Run:
Best Game:

TP

OP

27

BPI

Prize
5000
3500
2000
1200
1000
950
900
850
800
750
700
650
600
550
550
500
500
500
500
500

17

$300 Ray Martin
$100 Ray Martin & Cisero Murphy

TI

141 balls
4 innings

Player
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Danny DiLiberto
Jim Rempe
Luther Lassiter
Jim Marino
Ray Martin
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Richie Florence
Gene Nagy
Joe Russo
Danny Gartner
Sean Walsh
John Ervolino
Kazuo Fujima
Ronnie Allen

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Livonia, NY
Canoga Park, CA
Houston, TX
Minersville, PA
Miami, FL
Scranton, PA
Elizabeth City, NC

The Deacon
Machine Gun
Jersey Red
The Meat Man

RH
RH
LH
RH
RH
RH

Brooklyn, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Las Vegas, NV

The Kid
Cowboy
Champagne Eddie
Little Richie

Trenton, NJ
Newark, NJ

Gentleman Joe
Young Greenleaf

RH
RH
RH
LH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Kyoto, Japan

28

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

January 28

Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Ed Kelly
Jack Breit
Jim Rempe
Danny Gartner
Danny Gartner
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

29

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Kazuo Fujima
Gene Nagy
Sean Walsh
Joe Russo
Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Ed Kelly
Sean Walsh

52
118
138
90
80
43
70
16

HR

IN

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

January 28
Friday

Ray Martin
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Ed Kelly

January 29
Saturday

HR

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Sean Walsh
Gene Nagy
Ronnie Allen
Joe Russo
Danny Gartner
Kazuo Fujima

41
139
128
139
69
58

Danny DiLiberto
Jim Rempe
Jim Marino
Jack Breit
Ray Martin
Joe Balsis
Richie Florence
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy
Jimmy Moore
Kazuo Fujima
Gene Nagy
Danny Gartner
Johnny Ervolino
Ronnie Allen
Jim Rempe

103
132
57
131
75
27
60
83
94

January 30
Sunday

Jim Marino
Danny DiLiberto
Ed Kelly
Gene Nagy
Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis
Ray Martin
Lou Butera
Luther Lassiter
Lou Butera
Jack Breit

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

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

Cisero Murphy
Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Jim Marino
Joe Russo
Kazuo Fujima
Sean Walsh
Ronnie Allen
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Russo
Jim Rempe
Sean Walsh

111
138
34
66
98
116
70
Forfeit
75
73
90
66

January 31
Monday

Lou Butera
Richie Florence
Johnny Ervolino
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Joe Balsis
Joe Russo

150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Cisero Murphy
Danny DiLiberto
Danny Gartner
Kazuo Fujima
Johnny Ervolino
Jim Marino

66
96
120
101
105
17
143

February 1
Tuesday

Luther Lassiter
Danny DiLiberto
Jim Rempe
Irving Crane
Ray Martin
Jim Marino

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Gene Nagy
Cisero Murphy
John Ervolino
Kazuo Fujima
Danny Gartner
Sean Walsh

120
71
138
124
124
64

141
100

IN

4

30

HR

IN

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 2
Wednesday

Joe Balsis
Jack Breit

150
150

February 3
Thursday

Jack Breit
Joe Russo
Ray Martin
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150

February 5
Saturday

Richie Florence
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Jim Marino
Gene Nagy
Joe Russo
Lou Butera
Jim Rempe
Cisero Murphy

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

February 6
Sunday

Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy
Jim Rempe
Danny Gartner
Ed Kelly
Danny DiLiberto
Luther Lassiter
Jim Marino
Ray Martin

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs

Gene Nagy
Ed Kelly
Kazuo Fujima
Danny Gartner

44
113
40
10

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ray Martin
Gene Nagy
Johnny Ervolino
Danny Gartner
Richie Florence
Sean Walsh
Kazuo Fujima
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore

38
75
57
104
83
92
64
110
140

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

Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Danny Gartner
Kazuo Fujima
Gene Nagy
Sean Walsh
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Russo
Johnny Ervolino
Kazuo Fujima
Jim Rempe

149
76
97
20
68
93
103
138
141
131
107
106

February 4
Friday

79

31

HR

IN

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 7
Monday

Danny DiLiberto
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Cisero Murphy
Ray Martin
Jim Rempe

150
150
150
150
150
150

February 8
Tuesday

Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Gene Nagy
Luther Lassiter
Jim Marino
Cisero Murphy

February 9
Wednesday

February 10
Thursday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Kazuo Fujima
Jimmy Moore
Richie Florence
Ed Kelly
Johnny Ervolino
Danny Gartner

135
27
137
89
7
86

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jimmy Moore
Joe Russo
Kazuo Fujima
Richie Florence
Johnny Ervolino
Sean Walsh

122
73
73
120
30
67

Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Ray Martin
Danny Gartner
Gene Nagy
Jim Rempe

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Cisero Murphy
Ed Kelly
Jimmy Moore
Danny Di Liberto
Joe Russo
Sean Walsh

108
33
71
111
111
92

Ed Kelly
Irving Crane
Lou Butera
Joe Russo
Jim Marino
Sean Walsh

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter

82

Cisero Murphy
Kazuo Fujima
Richie Florence
Johnny Ervolino

99
105
45
91

Jack Breit
Lou Butera
Danny DiLiberto
Irving Crane

150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs

Jim Rempe
Jimmy Moore
Gene Nagy
Jim Rempe

141
36
149
147

81

February 11
Friday

February 12
Saturday

32

HR

IN

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 13
Sunday

Danny DiLiberto
Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Ed Kelly
Cisero Murphy
Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Jim Rempe
Joe Russo
Gene Nagy
Kazuo Fujima

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

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

Jack Breit
Jim Marino
Ed Kelly
Luther Lassiter
Ray Martin
Gene Nagy
Sean Walsh
Johnny Ervolino
Kazuo Fujima
Danny Gartner
Johnny Ervolino
Danny Gartner

66
57
59
135
79
144
95
39
63
98
14
118

HR

IN

February 14
Monday

Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Jack Breit
103
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Jim Marino
44
Irving Crane
150
75
vs
Danny DiLiberto
145
Sean Walsh
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
97
Joe Russo
150
vs
Richie Florence
106
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Danny Gartner
112
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 15
Tuesday

Lou Butera
150
43
vs
Ed Kelly
43
Jim Marino
150
vs
Ray Martin
95
Jim Rempe
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
31
Richie Florence
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
14
Joe Russo
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
59
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Danny Gartner
45
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 16
Wednesday

Ray Martin
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Danny DiLiberto
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150
150

54

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joe Balsis
Luther Lassiter
Jim Marino
Ed Kelly
Gene Nagy

103
124
67
130
94

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 17
Thursday

Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Jim Rempe
Jim Marino

150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ray Martin
Lou Butera
Danny DiLiberto
Joe Russo
Ed Kelly

29
138
131
23
35

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

33

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 18
Friday

Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Joe Russo
97
Ray Martin
150
vs
Jack Breit
95
Irving Crane
150
71
vs
Joe Balsis
67
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Richie Florence
141
Lou Butera
150
vs
Ray Martin
69
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
107
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 19
Saturday

Lou Butera
vs
Joe Balsis
Jim Marino
vs
Danny DiLiberto
Jack Breit
vs
Joe Balsis
vs
Ray Martin
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
150
58*
vs
Jack Breit
24
Irving Crane
150
49*
vs
Lou Butera
111
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

34

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 28
Ronnie Allen
128
vs
Jack Breit
150
January 29
Ronnie Allen
83
vs
Ed Kelly
150
January 30
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
Ray Martin
150
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeitt
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Joe Russo
139
January 29
Joe Balsis
150
100
vs
Danny Gartner
27
January 30
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Sean Walsh
70
January 31
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
17
February 2
Joe Balsis
150
February 5
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Gene Nagy
75
February 6
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Cisero Murphy
97
February 7
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
27
February 9
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Ed Kelly
33
February 13
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
135
February 14
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Jim Marino
44
February 16
Joe Balsis
103
vs
Ray Martin
150
54
February 17
Joe Balsis
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
131
February 18
Joe Balsis
67
vs
Irving Crane
150
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February 19
Joe Balsis
vs
Lou Butera
February 19
Joe Balsis
vs
Jack Breit
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
January 29
January 30
January 31
February 2
February 3
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 9
February 12

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

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

35

vs
vs
vs
vs

Ronnie Allen
Kazuo Fujima
Sean Walsh
Danny Gartner

128
131
66
101

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Gene Nagy
Johnny Ervolino
Jimmy Moore
Richie Florence
Cisero Murphy
Jim Rempe

44
57
76
137
108
141

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 13
Jack Breit
66
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 14
Jack Breit
103
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
February 16
Jack Breit
150
vs
Jim Marino
67
February 17
Jack Breit
150
vs
Lou Butera
138
February 18
Jack Breit
95
vs
Ray Martin
150
February
Jack Breit
February 19
Jack Breit
vs
Joe Balsis
February 19
Jack Breit
24
vs
Irving Crane
150
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Lou Butera
103
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
January 30
Lou Butera
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
75
January 31
Lou Butera
150
vs
Jim Rempe
90
January 31
Lou Butera
150
vs
Richie Florence
66
February 5
Lou Butera
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
64
February 6
Lou Butera
150
vs
Danny Gartner
20
February 8
Lou Butera
150
vs
Joe Russo
73
February 10
Lou Butera
150
vs
Cisero Murphy
99
February 12
Lou Butera
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
36
February 13
Lou Butera
150
vs
Jim Marino
57
February 15
Lou Butera
150
vs
Ed Kelly
43
February 17
Lou Butera
138
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 18
Lou Butera
150
vs
Ray Martin
69
February
Lou Butera
February
Lou Butera
February
Lou Butera
February
Lou Butera
February 19
Lou Butera
vs
Joe Balsis
February 19
Lou Butera
111
vs
Irving Crane
150
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 30
Irving Crane
150
vs
Joe Russo
98
February 1
Irving Crane
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
124
February 3
Irving Crane
150
vs
Danny Gartner
10
February 6
Irving Crane
150
vs
Richie Florence
149
February 8
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
122
February 10
Irving Crane
150
vs
February 12
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jim Rempe
147
February 13
Irving Crane
150
vs
Ed Kelly
59
February 14
Irving Crane
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
145
February 16
Irving Crane
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
124
February 17
Irving Crane
150
vs
Ray Martin
29
February 18
Irving Crane
150
vs
Joe Balsis
67
February
Irving Crane
February
Irving Crane
February
Irving Crane
February
Irving Crane
February
Irving Crane
February 19
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jack Breit
24
February 19
Irving Crane
150
vs
Lou Butera
111
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

36

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 29
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Lo Butera
103
January 30
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Richie Florence
138
January 31
Danny DiLiberto
120
vs
Johnny Ervolino
150
February 1
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Cisero Murphy
71
February 6
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Joe Russo
141
February 7
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
135
February 9
Danny DiLiberto
111
vs
Danny Gartner
150
February 12
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Gene Nagy
149
February 13
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Jack Breit
66
February 14
Danny DiLiberto
145
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 16
Danny DiLiberto
150
vs
Ed Kelly
130
February 17
Danny DiLiberto
131
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 18
Danny DiLiberto
107
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
February
Danny DiLiberto
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 29
Johnny Ervolino
60
vs
Richie Florence
150
January 30
Johnny Ervolino
75
vs
Lou Butera
150
January 31
Johnny Ervolino
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
120
January 31
Johnny Ervolino
17
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 1
Johnny Ervolino
138
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 5
Johnny Ervolino
57
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 6
Johnny Ervolino
138
vs
Ed Kelly
150
February 6
Johnny Ervolino
131
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
February 7
Johnny Ervolino
7
vs
Ray Martin
150
February 8
Johnny Ervolino
30
vs
Jim Marino
150
February 10
Johnny Ervolino
91
vs
Sean Walsh
150
February 13
Johnny Ervolino
39
vs
Jimmy Moore
150
February 13
Johnny Ervolino
14
vs
Gene Nagy
150
February 15
Johnny Ervolino
59
vs
Joe Russo
150
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino t
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
Forfeit
February
Johnny Ervolino
Forfeit
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 29
January 30
January 31
January 31
February 5
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 8
February 10
February 13

Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence
Richie Florence

150
138
66
150
150
83
149
137
120
45
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

37

Johnny Ervolino
Danny DiLiberto
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy
Ray Martin
Gene Nagy
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Luther Lassiter
Jim Marino
Sean Walsh

60
150
150
96
38
150
150
150
150
150
95

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 14
Richie Florence
106
vs
Joe Russo
150
February 15
Richie Florence
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
14
February 18
Richie Florence
141
vs
Ed Kelly
150
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Kazuo Fujima
58
vs
Ed Kelly
150
January 29
Kazuo Fujima
131
vs
Jack Breit
150
January 30
Kazuo Fujima
116
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
January 31
Kazuo Fujima
17
vs
Jimmy Moore
150
February 1
Kazuo Fujima
124
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 3
Kazuo Fujima
40
vs
Ray Martin
150
February 5
Kazuo Fujima
64
vs
Lou Butera
150
February 6
Kazuo Fujima
68
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
February 7
Kazuo Fujima
135
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 8
Kazuo Fujima
73
vs
Gene Nagy
150
February 10
Kazuo Fujima
105
vs
Joe Russo
150
February 13
Kazuo Fujima
63
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 13
Kazuo Fujima
150
vs
Danny Gartner
118
February 14
Kazuo Fujima
97
vs
Sean Walsh
150
February 15
Kazuo Fujima
14
vs
Richie Florence
150
February
Kazuo Fujima
February
Kazuo Fujima
February
Kazuo Fujima
February
Kazuo Fujima
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Danny Gartner
69
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
January 29
Danny Gartner
27
vs
Joe Balsis
150
100
January 31
Danny Gartner
101
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 1
Danny Gartner
124
vs
Ray Martin
150
February 3
Danny Gartner
10
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 5
Danny Gartner
104
vs
Jim Marino
150
February 6
Danny Gartner
20
vs
Lou Butera
150
February 6
Danny Gartner
150
vs
Sean Walsh
103
February 7
Danny Gartner
86
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 9
Danny Gartner
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 13
Danny Gartner
98
vs
Joe Russo
150
February 13
Danny Gartner
118
vs
Kazuo Fujima
150
February 14
Danny Gartner
112
vs
Gene Nagy
150
February 15
Danny Gartner
45
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
February
Danny Gartner
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

38

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 28
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
58
January 29
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
83
January 30
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
34
February 3
Ed Kelly
113
vs
Joe Russo
150
February 5
Ed Kelly
110
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 6
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
138
February 7
Ed Kelly
89
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
81
February 9
Ed Kelly
33
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 10
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
82
February 13
Ed Kelly
59
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 13
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Ray Martin
79
February 15
Ed Kelly
43
vs
Lou Butera
150
February 16
Ed Kelly
130
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 17
Ed Kelly
35
vs
Jim Marino
150
February 18
Ed Kelly
150
vs
Richie Florence
141
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
February
Ed Kelly
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Danny Gartner
69
January 30
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
116
January 30
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Joe Russo
73
January 31
Luther Lassiter
February 1
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Gene Nagy
120
February 6
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
131
February 8
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Richie Florence
120
February 10
Luther Lassiter
82
vs
Ed Kelly
150
February 13
Luther Lassiter
135
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 14
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Jack Breit
103
February 15
Luther Lassiter
31
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 16
Luther Lassiter
124
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 18
Luther Lassiter
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
107
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
February
Luther Lassiter
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 29
January 30
January 30
January 31
February 1
February 5
February 6
February 8
February 10
February 13
February 14

Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino

150
150
66
142
150
150
150
150
150
57
44

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

39

Jimmy Moore
Cisero Murphy
Gene Nagy
Joe Russo
Sean Walsh
Danny Gartner
Kazuo Fujima
Johnny Ervolino
Richie Florence
Lou Butera
Joe Balsis

57
111
150
150
64
104
107
30
45
150
150

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 15
Jim Marino
150
vs
Ray Martin
95
February 16
Jim Marino
67
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 17
Jim Marino
150
vs
Ed Kelly
35
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Ray Martin
150
vs
Sean Walsh
41
January 29
Ray Martin
150
141
4
vs
Gene Nagy
75
January 30
Ray Martin
150
vs
Ronnie Allen
Forfeit
February 1
Ray Martin
150
vs
Danny Gartner
124
February 3
Ray Martin
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
40
February 5
Ray Martin
38
vs
Richie Florence
150
February 6
Ray Martin
150
vs
Jim Rempe
106
February 7
Ray Martin
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
7
February 9
Ray Martin
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
71
February 13
Ray Martin
79
vs
Ed Kelly
150
February 15
Ray Martin
95
vs
Jim Marino
150
February 16
Ray Martin
150
54
vs
Joe Balsis
103
February 17
Ray Martin
29
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 18
Ray Martin
150
vs
Jack Breit
95
February 18
Ray Martin
69
vs
Lou Butera
150
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 29
Jimmy Moore
57
vs
Jim Marino
150
January 29
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Jim Rempe
94
January 30
Jimmy Moore
34
vs
Ed Kelly
150
February 5
Jimmy Moore
140
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
February 6
Jimmy Moore
76
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 7
Jimmy Moore
27
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 8
Jimmy Moore
122
vs
Irving Crane
150
February 9
Jimmy Moore
71
vs
Ray Martin
150
February 12
Jimmy Moore
36
vs
Lou Butera
150
February 13
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
39
February 16
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Gene Nagy
94
February 18
Jimmy Moore
150
vs
Joe Russo
97
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

40

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

January 29
Cisero Murphy
132
vs
Jim Rempe
150
January 30
Cisero Murphy
111
vs
Jim Marion
150
January 31
Cisero Murphy
96
vs
Richie Florence
150
February 1
Cisero Murphy
71
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 5
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
140
February 6
Cisero Murphy
97
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 6
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
68
February 7
Cisero Murphy
150
81
vs
Ed Kelly
89
February 8
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Sean Walsh
92
February 9
Cisero Murphy
108
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 10
Cisero Murphy
99
vs
Lou Butera
150
February 13
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Gene Nagy
144
February 15
Cisero Murphy
150
vs
Danny Gartner
45
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
February
Cisero Murphy
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Gene Nagy
139
vs
Irving Crane
150
January 29
Gene Nagy
75
vs
Ray Martin
150
141
4
January 30
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Jim Marino
66
February 1
Gene Nagy
120
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
February 3
Gene Nagy
44
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 5
Gene Nagy
75
vs
Joe Balsis
150
February 5
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Richie Florence
83
February 6
Gene Nagy
93
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 8
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
73
February 9
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Joe Russo
111
February 12
Gene Nagy
149
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 13
Gene Nagy
144
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
February 13
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
14
February 14
Gene Nagy
150
vs
Danny Gartner
112
February 16
Gene Nagy
94
vs
Jimmy Moore
150
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 29
January 31
February 1
February 5
February 6
February 6
February 7
February 9
February 12
February 12
February 13

Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe

150
90
150
150
150
106
150
150
141
147
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

41

Cisero Murphy
Lou Butera
Johnny Ervolino
Ed Kelly
Gene Nagy
Ray Martin
Danny Gartner
Sean Walsh
Jack Breit
Irving Crane
Kazuo Fujima

132
150
138
110
93
150
86
92
150
150
63

1972 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 15
Jim Rempe
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
31
February 17
Jim Rempe
150
vs
Joe Russo
23
February
Jim Rempe
February
Jim Rempe
February
Jim Rempe
February
Jim Rempe
February
Jim Rempe
February
Jim Rempe
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Joe Russo
139
vs
Joe Balsis
150
January 30
Joe Russo
98
vs
Irving Crane
150
January 30
Joe Russo
73
vs
Luther Lassiter
150
January 31
Joe Russo
150
vs
Jim Marino
142
February 3
Joe Russo
150
vs
Ed Kelly
113
February 5
Joe Russo
150
vs
Sean Walsh
92
February 6
Joe Russo
141
vs
Danny DiLiberto
150
February 8
Joe Russo
73
vs
Lou Butera
150
February 9
Joe Russo
111
vs
Gene Nagy
150
February 10
Joe Russo
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
105
February 13
Joe Russo
150
vs
Danny Gartner
98
February 14
Joe Russo
150
vs
Richie Florence
106
February 15
Joe Russo
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
59
February 17
Joe Russo
23
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 18
Joe Russo
97
vs
Jimmy Moore
150
February
Joe Russo
February
Joe Russo
February
Joe Russo
February
Joe Russo
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 28
Sean Walsh
41
vs
Ray Martin
150
January 30
Sean Walsh
70
vs
Joe Balsis
150
January 31
Sean Walsh
66
vs
Jack Breit
150
February 1
Sean Walsh
64
vs
Jim Marino
150
February 5
Sean Walsh
92
vs
Joe Russo
150
February 6
Sean Walsh
103
vs
Danny Gartner
150
February 8
Sean Walsh
67
vs
Cisero Murphy
150
February 9
Sean Walsh
92
vs
Jim Rempe
150
February 10
Sean Walsh
150
vs
Johnny Ervolino
91
February 13
Sean Walsh
95
vs
Richie Florence
150
February 14
Sean Walsh
150
vs
Kazuo Fujima
97
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
February
Sean Walsh
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

42

August 15 – 19, 1972
7th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom – Sheraton-Chicago Hotel - Chicago, IL
Men’s Division
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Sanction:

Match: 150
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
Qualifying Tournaments or Past Champions
Billiard Congress of America

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Danny DiLiberto
3. Joe Balsis
4. Ray Martin
5. Jack Colavita
6. Wendell Weir
7. Peter Margo
8. Dallas West
9. Allen Hopkins
10. Charles Cacciapaglia
11. Richard Ambrose
12. Joe Russo
13. Rodney Thompson
14. Irving Crane
15. Luther Lassiter
16. Steve Cook
17. Frank McGown
18. Pete Spencer
19. Lou Butera
20. Alton Whitlow
21. Richard Riggie
22. Howard Barrett
23. Utley J. Puckett
24. John Duclos
25. Tom Jennings
26. Jerald Melum
27. Cisero Murphy
28. Jack Breit
29. Jim Rempe
30. Marshall Boelter
31. Ernie Costa
32. Andrew Tenant Jr.
High Run In The Money:
High Run Out Of The Money:
Best Game:

$250
$250

Allan Hopkins
141
Rodney Thompson 116

43

TI

BPI

Prize

18.69
12.84
13.01
6.63
8.78
7.79
11.65
10.01
15.14
7.21
6.97
5.90
11.21
9.04
8.83
5.04
8.56
8.22
7.32
6.06
5.03
5.01
4.57
4.29
13.50
10.52
9.40
8.29
7.61
5.60
4.41
3.68

5000
3000
2000
1500
1200
1200
800
800
500
500
500
500
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

1972 U. S. Open Women’s Division
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes:
Player

Match: 75
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’
W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

1. Jean Balukas
2. Madelyn Whitlow
3. Geraldine Titcomb
4. Joyce Sykes
5. Donna Reis
6. Dorothy Wise
7. Palmer Byrd
8. Carolyn Helmic
9. Sheila Bohm
10. Nancy Warren
11. Jean Tomasello
12. Karen Hodges
13. Evelyn DalPorto
14. Debbie Smith
15. Bonnie Gums
16. Sandra Peters
High Run In The Money:
High Run Out Of The Money:

BPI

Prize

2.37 1500
1.44 1000
2.10 700
1.56 500
1.79 250
1.30 250
1.62 100
1.38 100
1.58
50
1.55
50
2.10
50
1.08
50
1.44
50
1.17
50
1.13
50
0.83
50
$50each Jean Balukas & Donna Ries
$100 Karen Hodges

44

20
12

January 18 - 21, 1973
U. S. Masters 14.1
Jack & Jill Cue Club - Arlington, VA
Game: 14.1
Field:
Prizes:

Match: 150 points
Format:
Entry Fee:

Player

W

L

HR

BG

Prize

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

7
6
3
2
2

1
2
5
6
6

145

2

1600
1000
800
600
600

Steve Mizerak
Joe Balsis
Cisero Murphy
Danny DiLiberto
Luther Lassiter

45

January 26 – February 17, 1973
5th Annual Los Angeles World Pocket Billiard Championship Tournament
American Legion Post 43 – 2035 North Highland Ave – Hollywood, CA
Game: 14.1
Field: 19
Prizes:
Sanction:

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin
Entry Fee:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Lou Butera
2. Irving Crane
3. Larry Lisciotti
4. Jim Rempe
5. Joe Balsis
6. John Ervolino
7. Ray Martin
8. Danny DiLiberto
9. Gene Nagy
10. Allan Hopkins
11. Richie Florence
12. Jim Marino
13. Jimmy Moore
14. Luther Lassiter
15. Jack Breit
16. Steve Cook
17. Cisero Murphy
18. Joe Russo
19. Wayne Norcross

13
13
12
12
11
11
11
10
10
9
8
8
8
7
6
6
6
6
4

5
5
6
6
7
7
7
8
8
9
10
10
10
11
12
12
12
12
14

150
147
99
92
113
112
139
132
150
84
128
138
86
94
90
101
106
92
109

2
2

High Run:
Best Game:

Lou Butera & Gene Nagy
Gene Nagy 1 inning

$150 each $250

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
5000
3500
1600
1600
950
950
950
825
825
750
650
650
650
550
512
512
512
512
500

1

150

Playoff: First & Second
Lou Butera

Schedule:

150

28

7

vs

Irving Crane

130

Monday thru Saturday 2 sessions - 7:30pm and 10:00pm – 6 matches daily
Sunday – 4 sessions – 12 matches

46

73

7

1973 World Tournament – Players Information
Player Profile

Age

Hometown

Titles

Nickname

Lou Butera
Irving Crane
Larry Lisciotti
Jim Rempe
Joe Balsis
John Ervolino
Ray Martin
Danny DiLiberto
Gene Nagy
Allan Hopkins
Richie Florence
Jim Marino
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit
Steve Cook
Cisero Murphy
Joe Russo
Wayne Norcross

35
59

Reseda, CA
Livonia, NY
Hartford, CT
Scranton, PA
Minersville, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Clifton, NJ
Miami, FL
New York City, NY
Elizabeth, NJ
Torrance, CA
Culver City, CA
Albuquerque, NM
Elizabeth City, NC
Houston, TX
Lima, OH
Brooklyn, NY
Trenton, NJ
Huntington Beach, CA

1972 Runner-up
1972 World Champion

Machine Gun
The Deacon

47

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

January 26
Friday

Wayne Norcross
Lou Butera
Jack Breit
Joe Balsis
Danny DiLiberto
Cisero Murphy

150

HR

IN

January 27
Saturday

January 28
Sunday

January 29
Monday

January 30
Tuesday

January 31
Wednesday

48

vs

Player

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Steve Cook
Larry Lisciotti
Joe Russo
Johnny Ervolino
Jim Marino

Score

HR

IN

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 1
Thursday

February 2
Friday

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 3
Saturday

Allen Hopkins
Irving Crane
Richie Florence
Irving Crane
Jack Breit
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Larry Lisciotti
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Russo
Cisero Murphy
Ray Martin
Larry Lisciotti

83
52
52
137
136
126

February 5
Monday

Irving Crane
Larry Lisciotti

150
150

vs
vs

Jimmy Moore
Jim Rempe

144
148

February 6
Tuesday

Irving Crane
Gene Nagy
Jim Rempe

150
150
150

vs
vs
vs

Jack Breit
Johnny Ervolino
Joe Russo

51
83
111

February 4
Sunday

49

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

Richie Florence
Jimmy Moore
Joe Russo
Steve Cook
Danny DiLiberto
Allen Hopkins

February 10
Saturday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Joe Balsis
Gene Nagy
Larry Lisciotti
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit

64
125
145
66
53
132

Jim Rempe
Joe Balsis
Wayne Norcross
Lou Butera
Danny DiLiberto
Gene Nagy

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Larry Lisciotti
Jimmy Moore
Richie Florence
Jack Breit

18
14
101
101
48
109

February 11
Sunday

Gene Nagy
Jim Rempe
Richie Florence
Cisero Murphy
Johnny Ervolino
Richie Florence
Irving Crane
Allen Hopkins
Lou Butera
Danny DiLiberto

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Luther Lassiter
Cisero Murphy
Allen Hopkins
Wayne Norcross
Steve Cook
Jimmy Moore
Jim Marino
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Jack Breit

0
87
7
44
110
68
51
68
81
108

February 12
Monday

Gene Nagy
Larry Lisciotti
Joe Balsis
Gene Nagy
Lou Butera
Jimmy Moore

150
150
150
150
150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Richie Florence
Ray Martin
Jim Rempe
Irving Crane
Ray Martin
Steve Cook

133
102
65
109
81
140

February 7
Wednesday

February 8
Thursday

February 9
Friday

125

50

HR

IN

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

February 13
Tuesday

Joe Balsis

February 14
Wednesday

Ray Martin

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

150

vs

Danny DiLiberto

107

150

vs

Irving Crane

102

HR

IN

February 15
Thursday

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 16
Friday

Playoff

Lou Butera
Lou Butera

150
150

28

7

vs
vs

Irving Crane
Irving Crane

63
130

73

7

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February 17
Saturday

51

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

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
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
February
Joe Balsis
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
February
Jack Breit
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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

81
100
105
150
150
150
150
103
150
150
150
150
150
150

150

2

52

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

Steve Cook
Wayne Norcross
Joe Russo
Gene Nagy
Joe Balsis
Larry Lisciotti
Allan Hopkins
John Ervolino
Richie Florence
Cisero Murphy
Jack Breit
Jimmy Moore
Luther Lassiter
Ray Martin

150
150
150
41
44
126
0
150
60
9
37
101
71
81

0

1

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

Lou Butera
150
vs
Jim Marino
100
Lou Butera
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
38
Lou Butera
9
vs
Jim Rempe
150
Lou Butera
150
vs
Irving Crane
63
Lou Butera
150
38
7
vs
Irving Crane
130
73
7
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
February
Steve Cook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
January 26

Irving Crane
100
vs
Wayne Norcross
150
Irving Crane
150
vs
Steve Cook
88
Irving Crane
150
vs
Larry Lisciotti
38
Irving Crane
150
vs
Allan Hopkins
71
Irving Crane
150
vs
John Ervolino
68
Irving Crane
150
vs
Cisero Murphy
137
Irving Crane
150
vs
Joe Russo
39
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jimmy Moore
144
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jack Breit
51
Irving Crane
64
vs
Richie Florence
150
Irving Crane
150
vs
Joe Balsis
70
Irving Crane
150
vs
Luther Lassiter
0
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jim Marino
144
Irving Crane
109
vs
Gene Nagy
150
Irving Crane
102
vs
Ray martin
150
Irving Crane
150
vs
Jim Rempe
38
Irving Crane
150
vs
Danny DiLiberto
0
Irving Crane
63
vs
Lou Butera
150
Irving Crane
130
73
7
vs
Lou Butera
150
38
7
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
February
February
February
February
February

Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto

53

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

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
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
February
Johnny Ervolino
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
February
Richie Florence
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

54

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February

Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Allen Hopkins

February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February

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

February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February

Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino
Jim Marino

Score

HR

IN

55

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
February
Jim Marino
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
February
Ray Martin
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
February
Jimmy Moore
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February

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

56

1973 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
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
February
Gene Nagy
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February

Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross
Wayne Norcross

57

1973 World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February

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
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo
Joe Russo

Score

HR

IN

58

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 12 - 18, 1973
1st Annual Open Bank Pool Tournament
Guys and Dolls Billiards - 111 ½ East High Street - Springfield, OH
Game: Bank Pool
Field:
Prizes:
Player

Match:
Format:
Entry Fee:
W

L

Prize

59

August 7 - 11, 1973
8th BCA Annual U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom - Sheraton-Chicago Hotel - Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Field:32
Prizes: $23,500
Player

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

1. Steve Mizerak
2. Luther Lassiter
3. Dallas West
4. Lou Butera
5. Joe Balsis
6. Peter Margo
7. Larry Johnson
8. Charles Cacciapaglia
9. Cisero Murphy
10. Richard Lane
11. Jack Colavita
12. Earl Herring
13. Danny DiLiberto
14. Marshall Boelter
15. Allen Hopkins
16. Leroy Kinman
17. Richie Florence
18. Willie Munson
19. Irving Crane
20. Jaffar Basheer
21. Ray Martin
22. Joe Russo
23. Pat Fleming
24. Ernest Costa
25. James Littman
26. Steve Cook
27. Verne Peterson
28. William Dunsmore
29. Richard Riggie
30. Roger Boucher
31. Larry Brown
32. Dan Louie
High Run In The Money:
High Run Out of Money:

Joe Balsis
Richie Florence

60

137
100

$250
$250

TI

BPI

Prize

10.86
6.76
7.00
7.45
8.96
7.04
6.29
5.86
5.19
4.72
4.70
4.48
10.20
8.22
6.86
4.22
9.30
6.64
5.10
5.09
5.09
4.65
4.20
4.02
6.48
5.06
4.30
3.70
3.29
2.57
1.94
6.33

6000
3000
2000
1500
1200
1200
900
900
600
600
600
600
400
400
400
400
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

1973 U. S. Open Women’s Division
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes: $5875
Player

Match: 75 points
Format: Double Elimination

W

1. Jean Balukas
2. Donna Reis
3. Mieko Harada
4. Geraldine Titcomb
5. Madelyn Whitlow
6. Palmer Byrd
7. Marcia Girolamo
8. Dorothy Wise
9. Gail Howey
10. Bonnie Gums
11. Sheila Bohm
12. Gloria Walker
13. Joyce Sykes
14. Nancy Warren
15. Jeanne Tomasello
16. Robin Jo Hansen
High Run in the Money:
High Run out of the Money:

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

35

TI

BPI

Prize

2.28 2000
1.79 1000
2.06
750
2.48
500
1.93
250
1.34
250
1.72
150
1.61
150
1.56
100
1.50
100
1.34
100
1.32
100
1.27
75
1.26
75
.97
75
Withdrew

Jean Balukas
Bonnie Gums

35
22

61

$100
$100

November 2 - 11, 1973
2nd Annual World 9 Ball Tournament
Forest Park Billiards - 4425 N. Main Street - Dayton OH
Game: 9 Ball
Field:
Prizes:
Player
1. Jim Rempe
2. Jim Fusco
3. Cole Dixon
4. Richie Florence
5. Clyde Childress
6. Larry Johnson
7. Larry Hubbard
8. Gary Pinkowski
9. Steve Cook
10. Steve Gumphery
11. Larry Lisciotti
12. Gary Spaeth

Match” Best 11 of 21
Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fee: $75
W

L

Prize

1000
600
400
300
300
150
150
75
75
75
75

62

February 1 - 23, 1974
6th Annual World’s Pocket Billiard Championship
American Legion Post #3 - 2035 North Highland Ave - Hollywood, CA
Game: 14.1
Field:19
Prizes: $25,000

Match: 150 points
Format: Round Robin
Entry Fee:

Men’s Division
Player

W

1. Ray Martin
2. Allen Hopkins
3. Joe Balsis
4. Irving Crane
5. Jim Rempe
6. Jim Mataya
7. Lou Butera
8. Danny DiLiberto
9. Luther Lassiter
10. John Ervolino
11. Richie Florence
12. Ronnie Allen
13. Wayne Norcross
14. Cisero Murphy
15. Jack Breit
16. Jim Moore
17. Steve Cook
18. Kazuo Fujima
19. Gene Nagy

15
2
84
14
3
150
2
13
4
118
12
5
77
11
6
135
10
7
78
9
8
106
9
8
92
8
9
150
1
8
9
97
8
9
89
7
10
125
7
10
76
6
11
102
6
11
77
4
13
101
3
14
77
3
14
72
Dropped out of the tournament

High Run:
Best Game:

L

HR

BG

TP

Allen Hopkins & Luther Lassiter 150
Allen Hopkins & Luther Lassiter 1 inning

63

OP

TI

BPI

Prize
5000
3000
2000
1200
1000
900
775
775
650
650
650
587
587
550
550
525
525
525

1974 World Championship – Notable Games
Date

Player

Score

Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin
Ray Martin

150
150
150
150
93
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
135

Luther Lassiter
Allan Hopkins

150
150

HR

IN

83

150
150

1
2

64

vs

Player

Score

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

Ronnie Allen
Joe Balsis
Jack Breit
Lou Butera
Cisero Murphy
Steve Cook
Danny DiLiberto
John Ervolino
Richie Florence
Kazuo Fujima
Luther Lassiter
Jim Mataya
Jimmy Moore
Wayne Norcross
Jim Rempe
Irving Crane
Allan Hopkins

28
37
25
122
150
119
113
116
30
95
56
81
137
13
53
130
150

vs
vs

Richie Florence
Steve Cook

0
4

HR

IN

1974 World Championship Women’s Division
Player

W

L

1. Mieko Harada
2. Jean Balukas
3. Marcia Girolamo
4. Evelyn Dal Porto
5. Geraldine Titcomb
6. Palmer Byrd
7. Jeanne Tomasello
8. Robin Hansen
9. Gloria Walker
10. Kazuko Shimazaki
11. Bonnie Gums
12. Nancy Warren

10
10
8
6
6
5
5
4
4
4
3
1

1
1
3
5
5
6
6
7
7
7
8
10

High Run:

HR

BG

Prize

vs

Jean Balukas

Geraldine Titcomb

Playoff - First & Second
Mieko Harada
High Run:

75

29

Mieko Harada

29

65

1974 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 1

February 2

February 3

February 4

February 5

February 6

66

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

1974 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 7

February 8

February 9

February 10

February 11

67

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

1974 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 12

February 13

February 14

February 15

February 16

68

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

1974 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 17

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 21

69

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

1974 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 22

February 23

70

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

August 5 - 10, 1974
9th Annual U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom – Sheraton-Chicago Hotel – Chicago
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes: $35,800

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Joe Balsis
2. Jim Rempe
3. Jack Colavita
4. Danny DiLiberto
5. Steve Mizerak
6. Ray Martin
7. Lou Butera
8. Steve Cook
9. Allan Hopkins
10. Irving Crane
11. Larry Lisciotti
12. Jim Mataya
13. Jack Breit
14. Herb Lehman
15. Wendell Weir
16. Pete Margo
17. Earl Herring
18. Masury Hanatani
19. Luther Lassiter
20. Marshall Boelter
21. Willie Munson
22. Mark Beilfuss
23. Leroy Kinman
24. Shirley Cloyd
25. Dallas West
26. Dan Louie
27. Tom Jennings
28. Ernie Costa
29. Dick Leonard
30. Roger Boucher
31. Mark Chapman
32. Frank McGown
High Run:
Best Game:

Steve Mizerak

122

71

BPI

Prize

13.28
11.92
9.01
7.59
13.54
8.72
10.40
6.39
11.15
8.29
7.75
7.43
8.33
7.11
6.48
6.20
6.76
6.70
6.16
5.82
5.66
5.22
3.82
2.43
9.40
8.72
6.62
6.20
5.15
4.51
4.50
3.66

8000
4000
2000
2000
1600
1400
1000
1000
700
700
700
700
500
500
500
500
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
300
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200

Player
Joe Balsis
Jim Rempe
Jack Colavita
Danny DiLiberto
Steve Mizerak
Ray Martin
Lou Butera
Steve Cook
Allan Hopkins
Irving Crane
Larry Lisciotti
Jim Mataya
Jack Breit
Herb Lehman
Wendell Weir
Pete Margo
Earl Herring
Masaru Hanatani
Luther Lassiter
Marshall Boelter
Willie Munson
Mark Beilfuss
Leroy Kinman
Shirley Cloyd
Dallas West
Dan Louie
Tom Jennings
Ernie Costa
Dick Leonard
Roger Boucher
Mark Chapman
Frank McGown

Age

Hometown

Qualified

Nickname80

Billings, MT
Scranton, PA
West Caldwell, NJ
Miami, FL
Edison, NJ
Fairlawn, NJ
Canoga Park, CA
Lima, OH
Linden, NJ
Rochester, NY
Old Saybrook, CT
Las Vegas, NV
Houston, TX
Woodside, NY
Mt. Prospect, IL
Staten Island, NY
Newberg, NY
Osaka, Japan
Elizabeth City, NC

1968 US Open Champion
Empire Classic
Empire State Classic
Florida State Open
1973 US Open Cahmpion
1971 World Champion
1973 World Champion
Wisconsin Open
New Jersey State Champion
1966 US Open Champion
Family Billiards Open
Michigan Open
Mississippi State Open
New England Open
Univ of Il Med Center Open
Billiard News National Open
Hi-Cue Masters
1974 Champion of Japan
1973 US Open Runner-up

The Meatman
RH
King James
RH
Gentleman Jack RH
RH
The Machine
LH
Cool Cat
RH
Machine Gun
RH
RH
Young Hoppe
RH
The Deacon
RH
Oil Can
RH
Pretty Boy Floyd RH
Jersey Red
LH
RH
RH
Little Giant
RH
Earl The Pearl
RH
RH
Wimphy
RH

Milwaukee, WI
Grand rapids, MI
Arlington, TX
London, KY
Rockford, IL

Midwest Open
National Junior Champion
Alaska Open
Akron Open
Chicago Metro Open

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Brooklyn, NY
Troy, NY
Fitchburg, MA
Whittier, GA
Monroe, NY

New England Open
Hudson Valley Open II
New England Champion
California Open
Hi-Cue Qualifier

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

72

Hand

1974 – 9th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Date

Player

Score

Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
150

HR

IN

83

Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter

vs

Player

Score

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dan Louie
Earl Herring
Jim Mataya
Jack Colavita
Jim Rempe

199

vs
vs

Herb Lehman
Dallas West

150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Lou Butera
Dick Leonard
S. E. Cloyd
Pete Margo
Jim Rempe

150

150

150
150

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

150
150
150

Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak

150
150
150
27
60

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank McGown
Larry Lisciotti
Jim Rempe
Danny DiLiberto
Jim Rempe

Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe
Jim Rempe

150
150

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Dallas West
Herb Lehman
Steve Mizerak
Irving Crane
Steve Mizerak
Danny DiLiberto
Danny DiLiberto
Joe Balsis

150
150
150
150
199

86
117

73

HR

86

150
60

200

83

IN

1974 – 9th Annual BCA U. S. Open Women’s Division
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes: $9850

Match: 75 points
Format: Double Elimination

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

1. Jean Balukas
2. Mieko Harada
3. Geraldine Titcomb
4. Bonnie Gums
5. Madelyn Whitlow
6. Gloria Walker
7. Donna Reis
8. Marcia Girolamo
9. Gail Breedlove
10. Carla Johnson
11. Sheila Bohm
12. Becky Brown
13. Jeanne Tomasello
14. Palmer Byrd
15. Janet Ogawa
16. Sandy Patarino
High Run:
Best Game:

Mieko Harada

33

Player

Age

Qualifier

Jean Balukas
Mieko Harada
Geraldine Titcomb
Bonnie Gums
Madelyn Whitlow
Gloria Walker
Donna Reis
Marcia Girolamo
Gail Breedlove
Carla Johnson
Sheila Bohm
Becky Brown
Jeanne Tomasello
Palmer Byrd
Janet Ogawa
Sandy Patarino

Hometown

TI

BPI

Prize

3.03
1.90
2.21
2.18
2.52
1.74
2.01
1.39
1.80
1.71
1.47
1.61
2.03
1.85
1.65
1.22

3000
1650
800
800
600
600
400
400
250
250
250
250
150
150
150
150

Nickname

Brooklyn, NY 1973 US Open Champion
Kyoto, Japan Champion of Japan
Cincinnati, OH Chicago Open
Chicago, IL
Chicagoland Qualifier
Detroit, MI
Billiard News national Open
Cheyney, PA
Empire State Open
Kansas City, MO 1973 US Open runner-up
San Diego, CA
Iowa City, IA
Swartz Creek, MI Hi-Cue Qualifier

74

Hand

Queen of Pocket Billiard RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Date

Player

Score

Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas

75
75
75
75
100

Mieko Harada
Mieko Harada
Mieko Harada
Mieko Harada
Mieko Harada
Mieko Harada
Mieko Harada

75
75

HR

IN

vs

Player

53

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Sandy Patarino
Gail Breedlove
Madelyn Whitlow
Bonnie Gums
Mieko Harada

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Gloria Walker
Sheila Bohm
Geraldine Titcomb
Gloria Walker
Geraldine Titcomb
Geraldine Titcomb
Jean Balukas

75
75
75
99

75

Score

HR

IN

99

75

72
100

53

August 16 – 25, 1975
10th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom – Sheraton-Chicago Hotel – Chicago
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes: $32,800

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination

Men’s Division
Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Dallas West
2. Pete Margo
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Ray Martin
5. Allan Hopkins
6. Irving Crane
7. Lou Butera
8. Luther Lassiter
9. Mark Beilfuss
10. Dan Louie
11. Dick Lane
12. Steve Cook
13. Joe Balsis
14. Jim Rempe
15. Richie Florence
16. Herb Lehman
17. Pat Fleming
18. Paul Schofield
19. Ernie Lager
20. Masaru Hanatani
21. Roger Boucher
22. Bob Vanover
23. Jack Colavita
24. Larry Lisciotti
25. Tom Spencer
26. Max Klindtwort
27. Tom Jennings
28. Cisero Murphy
29. Ernie Costa
30. John Duclos
31. Robert Jewett
32. Udo Moers
High Run:
Best Game:

Steve Mizerak

BPI

Prize

8.19 10000
8.86 5000
15.26 2200
6.66 2000
7.26 1400
4.88 1400
10.40 1000
5.64 1000
9.75
700
7.77
700
7.06
700
7.28
700
9.67
500
7.82
500
7.51
500
5.01
500
7.73
300
7.41
300
6.21
300
5.73
300
5.43
300
4.33
300
4.29
300
3.69
300
6.86
200
6.43
200
6.28
200
5.26
200
4.69
200
3.80
200
2.97
200
1.26
200
139

76

1975 BCA U.S. Open
Date

Player

Score

Round 1

Irving Crane

Round 2

HR

IN

vs

Player

150

4

vs

Steve Mizerak

56

Lou Butera
Steve Cook
Richard Lane

150
150
150

10
24
15

vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Luther Lassiter
Joe Balsis

14
62
63

Pete Margo
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Steve Mizerak
Pete Margo
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Ray Martin
Dallas West
Mark Beilfuss
Mark Beilfuss
Mark Beilfuss
Lou Butera

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150

8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
VS
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Jim Rempe
Tom Spencer
Roger Boucher
Joe Balsis
Steve Cook
Lou Butera
Allan Hopkins
Steve Mizerak
Ernie Lager
Richard Lane
Richie Florence
Jack Colavita
Herb Lehman
Dan Louie
Luther Lassiter
Irving Crane
Ray Martin
Ernie Lager
Jim Rempe
Paul Schofield
Mark Beilfuss

49

12
5

36
30
41
31
26
26
32
16

77

Score

142

106
125

HR

IN

1975 U. S. Open Women’s Division
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes: $9850

Match: 75 points
Format: Double Elimination

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

1. Jean Balukas
2. Mieko Harada
3. Geraldine Titcomb
4. Becky Brown
5. Palmer Byrd
6. Sheila Bohm
7. Sandy Patarino
8. Marcia Girolamo
9. Gail Breedlove
10. Madelyn Whitlow
11. Gloria Walker
12. Pat Thornton
13. Bonnie Gums
14. Anne Mayes
15. Debbie Bloss
16. Lee Boyer
High Run:

Date

Jean Balukas

Player
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas
Jean Balukas

TI

BPI

Prize

3.54
2.58
2.14
1.81
2.14
1.77
1.81
1.75
2.55
2.48
1.76
1.57
1.55
1.50
1.32
1.30

3150
1500
800
800
600
600
400
400
250
250
250
250
150
150
150
150

39

Score
75
75
75
75
100

HR

IN

vs

Player

15
13
28
18
39

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Madelyn Whitlow
Gale Breedlove
Geraldine Titcomb
Becky Brown
Mieko Harada

78

Score
15
19
56
29
62

HR

IN

August 9 – 15, 1976
1st Annual PPPA World Open
Asbury Park, NJ
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 32
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $30,000
Sanction:
Profession Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Larry Lisciotti
2. Steve Mizerak
3. Jim Rempe
4. Earl Herring
5. Mike Sigel
6. Peter Margo
7. Richie Florence
8. Ray Martin
9. Herb Lehman
10. Steve Marino
11. Allen Hopkins
12. Ernie Costa
13. Lenny Loder
14. Ernie Lager
15. Pat Fleming
16. Luther Lassiter
17. Mike Marotta
18. Joe Cervoni
19. Jimmy Fusco
20. Mike Carella
21. Irving Crane
22. Pete Fusco
23. Mike Sica
24. Larry Shallis
25. Kazuo Fujima
26. Joe Russo
27. Jack Colavita
28. Mamoru Tanaka
29. Mike Fusco
30. Jerry Nacovsky
31. James Burke
32. Rusty Miller

TP

TI

BPI
10.36
14.60
9.82
10.23
9.70
6.84
8.43
8.16
6.31
5.39
7.00
7.86
5.15
5.84
5.87
4.83
5.75
5.60
6.17
6.74
5.63
3.46
4.50
5.92
8.00
3.27
3.27
4.51
4.29
2.94
3.29
3.00

High Run:
Best Game:

79

Prize

August 16 – 25, 1976
11th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Grand Ballroom – Sheraton-Chicago Hotel – 505 North Michigan Ave – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes: $30,000

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination

Men’s Division
Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Tom Jennings
2. Joe Balsis
3. Dallas West
4. Danny DiLiberto
5. Wendell Weir
6. Mark Belfuss
7. Larry Hubbart
8. Shirley E. Cloyd
9. Nick Varner
10. John Ervolino
11. Joe Gold
12. Richard Riggie
13. Marshall Boelter
14. Lou Condo
15. Tetsuro Kakutch
16. Cisero Murphy
17. Paul Brienza
18. Bob Vanover
19. Ray Guilbeault
20. Tom Spencer
21. James Pomerleau
22. Mike Sardelli
23. Jack LaSavage
24. Dick Lane
25. Tom Kollins
26. Tom Cyr
27. Don Rose
28. Roland Stock
29. Larry Johnson
30. Willie Munson
31. William Lake
32. John Cianflone
High Run:

Dallas West 134

80

BPI

Prize

6.37
12.98
10.59
8.55
6.88
6.35
8.34
3.95
7.97
6.75
5.08
4.43
5.52
5.05
4.07
3.73
5.21
5.11
5.09
4.39
4.23
3.51
3.40
3.08
7.51
3.83
3.82
3.61
3.48
3.33
2.06
1.20

4500
2500
1550
1550
1150
1150
900
900
500
500
500
500
350
350
350
350
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

1976 -11th Annual BCA U. S. Open – Women’s Division
Game: 14.1
Field: 16
Prizes: $5,000

Match: 75 points
Format: Double Elimination

Player

W

L

HR

BG

1. Jean Balukas
2. Gloria Walker
3. Geraldine Titcomb
4. Sari Adams
5. Billie Billing
6. Vicki Frechen
7. Bonnie Gums
8. Beth Marietta
9. Melissa Rice
10. Linda Smith
11. Sheila Bohm
12. Linda Haywood
High Run:

Gloria Walker

31

81

BPI

Prize

3.47
2.38
2.25
1.44
1.63
1.38
1.86
1.37
1.88
1.49
1.41
1.25

1700
1000
500
500
250
250
200
200
100
100
100
100

August 8 - 14, 1977
2nd Annual PPPA World Open
Convention Center - Asbury Park, NJ
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 44
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $50,000
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction:
Professional Pool Players Association (PPPA)
Player

W

L

HR

1. Allen Hopkins
2. Pete Margo
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Ray Martin
5. Irving Crane
6. Earl Herring
7. Pete Fusco
8. Jack Colavita
9. Steve Lillis
10. Luther Lassiter
11. Joe Russo
12. Tom Jennings
13. Bruce Grasing
14. Joe Frady
15. Richard Hansen
16. Mike Marotta
17. Mika Sica
18. Pat Fleming
19. Ernie Costa
20. Mamoru Tanaka
21. Mike Carella
22. Bob Jewett
23. Rusty Miller
24. Cornell Morrison
25. Bill Henderson
26. Demetrius Witiak
27. Sam Kong
28. Jose Garica
29. Mike Fusco
30. Herb Lehman
31. John Cianflone
32. Frank Salerno

7
6
5
5
7
5
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0

0
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

93
96
90
74
69
67
119
86
62
75

BG

TP

BPI

Prize

13.41 15000
8.23 7500
13.59
6.08
5.47
7.80
7.53
7.86
6.67
6.41
5.04
6.25
4.58
10.95
4.43
3.94
4.22
9.94
5.35
4.61
6.29
5.84
3.19
2.49
4.03
5.23
10.78
7.20
3.41
3.41
3.87
6.41

79
54
55

55
61
55

56
80
58

82

August 8 - 14, 1977
WPBA World Open
Convention Center - Asbury Park, NJ
Game: 14.1
Match: 75 points – Final 100 points
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $50,000
Entry Fee: $300
Sanction:
Women’s Professional Billiard Alliance (WPBA)
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Jean Balukas
Gloria Walker
Geraldine Titcomb
Billie Billing
Mary Kenninston
Vicki Frechen
Ardie Barry
Mary Johnson
Connie Gaither
Chanel Motley
Pat Thornton
Kelly Lynch
Loree John Ogonowski
Cynthia Chadwick
Lee Boyar
Debbie Smith

High Run:
Best Game:

W

L

HR

BG

TP

TI

BPI

5
6
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0

0
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

34*
23
19
21

5*
15
22
23
48
21
45
13
49
62
38
67
---------

400
560
293
342
310
252
224
212
205
178
159
117
124
113
102
79

86
220
126
145
214
120
152
113
152
133
100
129
80
100
80
74

4.65
2.55
2.33
2.36
1.45
2.10
1.47
1.88
1.35
1.34
1.59
.91
1.55
1.13
1.28
1.07

Jean Balukas 34
Jean Balukas 5 innings

83

Prize

September 14 – 17, 1977
12th Annual BCA U. S. Open
Dayton Convention Center – Dayton, OH
Game: 14.1
Match: 150 points
Field: 16
Format: Double Elimination
Prizes: $12,000
Sanction:
Billiard Congress of America (BCA)
Men’s Division
Player

W

L

HR

BG

Prize

W

L

HR

BG

Prize

1. Tom Jennings
2. Richard Lane
3. Mike Carella
4. Joe Balsis
5. Bob Vanover
6. Bill Stigall
7. Scott Kitto
8. Mark Beilfuss
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

Women’s Division
Player
Jean Balukas
Gloria Walker
Belinda Campos
Billie Billing
Vicki Frechen
Julie Bentz
Kathy Collard
Sanny Ledford

84

BCA National 8 Ball
Player

W

L

HR

BG

Tom Kilburn
Dick Spitzer
Larry R Parke
Dwaine Bowman
Louis Konrad
Peter H. Lhotka
Emerado N. Dakota
Carl Condrack
David Hughes
Edward L. Latimer
Scott C. Smith
Arnold Hollon
Tom Weidel
David Matlock
Ken Todd
Len Jaszewski

85

Prize

August 12 – 19, 1978
3rd Annual PPPA World Open
Grand Ballroom - Biltmore Hotel – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 52
Prizes: $50,000

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fee: $400

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

1. Ray Martin
2. Allen Hopkins
3. Steve Mizerak
4. Pete Margo
5. Mike Sigel
6. Jim Rempe
7. Earl Herring
8. Irving Crane
9. Dick Lane
10. Larry Lisciotti
11. Jose Parica
12. Kazuo Fujima
13. Jon Dovinsky
14. Luther Lassiter
15. Jack Colavita
16. Pete Fusco
17. Gip Salerno
18. Gene Nagy
19. Jose Garcia
20. Ernie Costa
21. Pat Fleming
22. Dave Lipner
23. Allan Martin
24. Howard Pearl
25. Rich Hansen
26. Joe Russo
27. Harvey Mason
28. Mike Sica
29. Ray Guilbeault
30. Sam Kong
31. Herb Lehman
32. Jim Burke
33. Jean Balukas
34. Tom Jennings
35. Mike Carella
36. Lou Butera
37. Bill Amodeo
38. Artie Campbell

7
8
5
5
6
4
5
5
4
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0

0
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2

99
84
114
113
138
111
90
95
50
107
53
40
72
56
57
62
48
56
77
108
96
52
55
23
64
54
54
35
30
34
42
28
39
56
62
42
47
32

5
8
4*
8
4*
11
4*
8
12
8
15
15
8
14
13
16
20
14
16
24
7
36
15
25
20
26
34
41
23
20
20
26
26
18
8
29
-----

1100
1373
849
845
1098
741
980
891
819
588
564
494
779
614
584
562
644
622
544
523
520
466
418
259
382
361
356
342
305
287
212
211
407
392
369
336
246
204

86

OP

TI

BPI

106
191
61
95
109
84
104
160
163
77
81
69
102
123
139
100
101
87
72
93
70
103
65
58
81
86
78
76
54
54
49
41
91
62
36
70
59
45

10.38
7.19
13.92
8.89
10.07
8.82
9.42
5.57
5.02
7.64
6.96
7.16
7.64
4.99
4.20
5.62
6.38
7.15
7.56
5.62
7.43
4.52
6.43
4.47
4.72
4.20
4.56
4.50
5.65
5.31
4.33
5.15
4.47
6.32
10.25
4.80
4.17
4.53

Prize

1978 PPPA World Open continued … …
Player

W

L

HR

BG

39. Max Klindtwort
40. Ron Park
41. Rusty Miller
42. Bill Hendrixson
43. Dave McCelelland
44. Tom Ruocco
45. Dave Howard
46. Ray Holliday
47. Mike Fusco
48. Jim Lievense
49. Bill Dunsmore
50. Ron Jarvis
51. Willie Munson
52. Steve Marino

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

35
20
27
41
18
21
29
15
18
15
39
17
22
15

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

High Run:
Best Game:

TP
193
189
167
163
139
138
130
125
71
65
140
101
88
61

OP

TI
50
40
45
32
41
36
44
40
39
39
16
39
25
11

Mike Sigel 138
Steve Mizerak – Mike Sigel – Earl Herring - 4 innings

87

BPI
3.86
4.73
3.71
5.09
3.39
3.83
2.95
3.13
1.82
1.67
8.75
2.59
3.52
5.55

Prize

August 12 – 19, 1978
Annual WPBA World Open
Grand Ballroom - Biltmore Hotel – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 52
Prizes: $50,000
Player

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fee: $400
W

L

HR

BG

Jean Balukas
Billie Billing
`

88

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

October 26 – 28, 1978
2nd Annual BCA National 8 Ball Championship
Commonwealth Convention Center – Louisville, KY
Game: 14.1
Field: 32
Prizes: $30,000

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination

Men’s Division
Player

W

L

HR

BG

Prize

Mike Carella
Bob Williams
William Wilson
Steve Oaks
Len Jaszewski
Gary Pinkowski
Shirley E. Cloyd
Paul Hartmann
Ralph Curry
Fred Perry
Steve Dillon
Howard Barrett
Gary Johnson
Howard Vickery
Ed Latimer
Danny Hicks
1st Annual Women’s BCA National 8 Ball Championship
Player

W

L

HR

BG

Kitty Stephens
Melodie Horn
Gloria Walker
Christine Fessenden
Bonnie Gums
Renee Alms
Sandy Bowman
Sharon Conway
Susan Pew
Margaret Sylvester
Amy Kornblatt
Marion Lobello
Sue Warren
Barbara Barrera
Sandy Charley
Lela Davis

89

Prize

August 12 – 18, 1979
4th Annual PPPA World Open
Holiday Inn Coliseum – 57th Street – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 46
Prizes: $100,000

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fee: $600

Player

W

L

HR

1. Mike Sigel
2. Joe Balsis
3. Jim Rempe
4. Larry Lisciotti
5. Lou Butera
6. Jack Colavita
7. Peter Margo
8. Pat Fleming
9. Steve Mizerak
10. Ray Martin
11. Ed Deska
12. Allen Hopkins
13. Tom Jennings
14. Irving Crane
15. Luther Lassiter
16. Dallas West
17. Dick Lane
18. Richie Florence
19. William Amodeo
20. Ernie Costa
21. Steve Marino
22. Nick Varner
23. Ray Guilbeault
24. Joe Russo
25. Joe Frady
26. Dan Christian
27. Jean Balukas
28. Howard Pearl
29. Tom Walter
30. Tom Ruocco
31. Dave Murray
32. Artie Campbell
33. Mike Sica
34. Jerry Riggs
35. Ed Hodan
36. Bob Hunt
37. Max Klindtwort
38. Jerry Nacovsky
39. Herb Lehmann
40. Peter Lhotka

8
9
5
5
5
3
4
4
5
5
4
3
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

139*
112
92
80
98
70
138
135
126
89
57
127
82
70
73
82
60
76
86
52
58
45
67
63
47
25
45
39
102
55
32
19
60
31
28
37
56
50
54
85

BG

TP

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

1210
1451
938
912
963
537
807
727
961
960
738
602
759
688
640
553
478
392
328
313
289
280
278
247
299
251
234
231
227
193
178
61
236
186
158
154
154
148
146
116

90

OP

TI

BPI

97
112
72
132
103
126
55
63
84
102
119
45
119
117
72
49
42
51
81
28
66
47
64
42
45
62
33
48
26
33
26
32
54
52
35
27
45
24
24
28

12.47
12.96
13.03
6.91
9.35
4.26
14.67
11.54
11.44
9.41
6.20
13.38
6.37
5.88
8.89
11.29
11.38
7.69
4.05
11.18
4.38
5.96
4.34
5.88
6.64
4.05
7.09
4.81
8.73
5.85
6.85
1.90
4.37
3.58
4.51
5.70
3.42
6.17
6.06
4.14

Prize

1979 PPPA World Open continued … …
Player

W

L

HR

BG

41. James Burke
42. Jimmy Reid
43. Rusty Miller
44. Jim Abel
45. Dave Lipner
46. Steve Melnas

0
0
0
0
0
0

2
2
2
2
2
2

32
41
27
14
34
15

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

High Run:
Best Game:

139

Mike Sigel

91

TP
115
96
79
75
62
60

OP

TI
18
19
19
26
22
16

BPI
6.39
5.05
4.16
2.88
2.82
3.75

Prize

August 12 – 18, 1979
Annual WPBA World Open
Holiday Inn Coliseum – 57th Street – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 46
Prizes: $100,000
Player

Match: 150 points
Format: Double Elimination
Entry Fee: $600
W

L

HR

BG

92

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize

October 30 – November 3, 1979
Annual US Open 9 Ball Championship
Q-Master Billiards
Game: 8 Ball
Field: 192
Prizes: $30,000

Match: Men 7 of 13 – Women 3 of 5
Format: Double Elimination – 12 flights of 16

Player

Prize

93

October 31 – November 3, 1979
3rd Annual BCA National 8 Ball Championship
Commonwealth Convention Center – Louisville, KY
Game: 8 Ball
Field: 192
Prizes: $30,000

Match: Men 7 of 13 – Women 3 of 5
Format: Double Elimination – 12 flights of 16

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Jim Reid
Mark Wilson
Clarence Frye
John Dunn
Bill Stigall
Richard Lane
Steve Lillis
Frank Tullos
Frank Thompson
Daniel Dennis

94

October 31 – November 3, 1979
3rd Annual BCA National 8 Ball Championship – Women’s Division
Commonwealth Convention Center – Louisville, KY
Game: 8 Ball
Field: 192
Prizes: $30,000

Match: 3 of 5
Format: Double Elimination – 12 flights of 16

Player

Prize

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Gloria Walker
Mary Kenniston
Sue Warnes
Lori Shampo
Vickie Frechen
Belinda Campos
Laura Beinarauskas
Kitty Stephens
Chris Fressenden
Sandy Chamberlain

95

November 25 – 29, 1979
Nine Ball World Pro-Am
Tropicana Hotel – Las Vegas, NV

96

November 30 – December 2, 1978
3rd Annual WPBA 14.1 Pocket Billiard Championship
Rudolph’s Restaurant – Hammonton, NJ
Game: 14.1
Field: 15
Prizes:
Entry Fee:
Player

Match: 100
Format: Double Elimination
Table: 4 ½’ x 9’

W

L

1
2
3
4
5-6

Jean Balukas
Mary Kenniston
Billie Billing
Gloria Walker
Sue Warnes
Loree Jon Ogonowski
7-8
Astrid Coil
Debbie Smith
9-12 Lisa Elizardo
Shirley Caine
Vickie Frechen
Jean Tomasello
13-16 Sheryl Cohen
Patti Yager
Florence Fuller
Forfeit
High Run:
Best Game:

HR

BG
37
35
28
27
26
27

Jean Balukas 37
Jean Balukas 8 innings

97

TP

OP

BPI

Prize

6.02
2.73
3.16
2.87
2.38
3.05
1.51
1.44
1.57
1.38
2.57
1.83
1.27
1.62
1.50

1000
500
250
200
150
150
125
125
75
75
75
75
50
50
50

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