The History

of
American
Pocket Billiards
The Champions
The Tournament History
Challenges – League Play – Tours
Jan 1930 – December 1939

By: Charles J. Ursitti
July 12, 2006

December 8 - 18, 1930
World Championship Tournament
Dwyer’s Broadway Academy – 1680 Broadway - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 Points
Field: 8
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $ 10,800 plus a $6000 salary to the winner and $3000 to the runner-up
Sanctioned: National Billiard Association of America (NBAA)
Players

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

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

7
5
4
4
3
3
1
1

0
2
3
3
4
4
6
6

67
104*
51
46
61
35
42
30

11
6*
10
16
9
13
44
20

875
834
722
770
697
512
642
533

617
378
700
634
713
825
875
843

156
123
173
142
157
126
167
144

5.6090 1200
6.7805 1000
4.1734 800
5.4225 700
4.4395 600
4.0635 500
3.8443 400
3.7014 300

101

57

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Woods
Benjamin H. Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Thomas Boatman

High Run:
Best Game:

$200
$200

Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf

104
6 innings

41

Onofrio Lauri

Prize Gate
16%
15%
14%
13%
12%
11%
10%
9%

Playoff: Third & Fourth
Frank Taberski

125

36

vs

Referee:

Joseph Fergurson

Schedule:

Three matches daily
Afternoon: 1:30pm & 3:30pm
Evening:
8:30pm

36

Admission - General: $ .75 & $1.25
General: $1.00 & $1.50

Gate Receipts: Approximaately $6000
Seating:

500

Note: During the final match between Erwin Rudolph and Ralph Greenleaf, a fire broke out under
the stands.
Note: Fifty-Four players competed in four Sectional Tournaments, with each Section divided into
two divisions. The division winners would meet in a 300-point match (3 blocks of 100 points)
to decide the Sectional Champion. The sectional winners would advance to the World
Tournament.

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1930 Player Profile
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Green leaf
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Woods
Benjamin H. Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Thomas Boatman

35
31
41
34
36
40
36

Sayre, PA
New York City, NY
Schenectady, NY
Brooklyn, NY
New York City, NY
Kansas City, MO
Chicago, IL
Portland, OR

1929 Runner-up
Rudy
Defending Champion
Mr. Pocket Billiards
1929 Fourth Place
The Snail
1929 Third Place
The Lion Killer
Eastern Section Champ
Southern Section Champ
Northern Section Champ Patsy
Western Section Champ

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Woods
Benjamin H. Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Thomas Boatman

December 31, 1894
November 03, 1899
March 15, 1889
June 27, 1896
March 28, 1894
April 08, 1890
February 11, 1894

March 19, 1957
March 15, 1950
Ocxtober 23, 1941
April 11, 1971

Cleveland, OH
Monmouth, IL
Amsterdam, NY
Naples, Italy
Central Falls, RI
Kansas City, MO
Naples, Italy

Decmber 05, 1953

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Nickname

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

December 1930 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 8
Monday

Ralph Green leaf

125

85

8

vs

Thomas Boatman

18

10

7

December 9
Tuesday

Arthur Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

53
26
36

38
27
16

vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie

76
44
108

21
16
42

37
26
15

December 10
Wednesday

Arthur Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

63
30
49

9
22
16

vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Frank Taberski
Bennie Allen

43
76
24

14
15
13

9
22
16

December 11
Thursday

Erwin Rudolph
Frank Taberski
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

31
37
104

20
17
6

vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie

80
62
41

29
17
26

19
16
6

December 12
Friday

Thomas Boatman
Arthur Woods
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

28
35
67

21
31
11

vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen

107
99
7

29
40
4

21
30
10

December 13
Saturday

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Frank Taberski

125
125
125

35
37
29

13
10
16

vs
vs
vs

Arthur Woods
Pasquale Natalie
Ralph Greenleaf

120
69
89

29
28
41

12
10
16

December 14
Sunday

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

26
51
62

22
17
19

vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Arthur Woods
Frank Taberski

120
70
70

30
16
46

21
16
18

December 15
Monday

Pasquale Natalie
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

40
39
36

44
18
21

vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Arthur Woods
Onofrio Lauri

93
24
124

15
14
27

43
18
21

December 16
Tuesday

Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

28
28
40

23
24
33

vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Thomas Boatman
Arthur Woods

80
54
108

35
16
20

23
24
33

December 17
Wednesday

Frank Taberski
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

29
44

39
24

vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Onofrio Lauri

120
21

26
17

39
24

December 18
Thursday

Erwin Rudolph

125

28

36

vs

Ralph Greenleaf

120

33

35

December 19
Friday

Frank Taberski
Playoff Third & Fourth

125

41

36

vs

Onofrio Lauri

101

57

36

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December 1930 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 9
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 16

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

December 8
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 16

HR

IN

44
24
62
7
125
125
125

16
13
17
4
35
26
28

26
16
16
10
13
22
23

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Arthur Woods
Thomas Boatman
Pasquale Natalie

125
125
125
125
120
120
80

23
49
37
67
29
30
35

27
16
17
11
12
21
23

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

18
43
80
125
120
93
54

10
14
29
28
30
15
16

7
9
19
21
21
43
24

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Arthur Woods
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
107
125
125
125

85
63
31
29
26
40
28

8
9
20
21
22
44
24

December 8
December 10
December 11
December 13
December 15
December 17
December 18

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

125
125
125
89
125
125
120

85
49
104
41
39
44
33

8
16
6
16
18
24
35

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Thomas Boatman
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Arthur Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

18
24
41
125
24
21
125

10
13
26
29
14
17
28

7
16
6
16
18
24
36

December 9
December 10
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 17
December 19*

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

125
125
107
125
125
124
21
101

23
30
29
37
51
27
17
57

27
22
21
10
17
21
24
36

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Thomas Boatman
Pasquale Natalie
Arthur Woods
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski

44
76
125
69
70
125
125
125

16
15
28
28
16
36
44
41

26
22
21
10
16
21
24
36

December 9
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 15
December 16
December 17

Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie

108
41
99
69
125
80
120

42
26
40
28
40
35
26

15
6
30
10
44
23
39

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Arthur Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Thomas Boatman
Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
125
93
125
125

36
104
35
37
15
28
29

16
6
31
10
43
23
39

December 9
December 11
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 18

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

125
125
125
125
125
125
125

36
31
67
62
36
40
28

16
20
11
19
21
33
36

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Thomas Boatman
Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Arthur Woods
Ralph Greenelaf

108
80
7
70
124
108
120

42
29
4
46
27
20
33

15
19
10
18
21
33
35

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December 1930 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 9
December 10
December 11
December 13
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 19*

Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski

December 9
December 10
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16

Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods
Arthur Woods

76
76
125
125
70
125
125
125

21
15
37
29
46
28
29
41

37
22
17
16
18
24
39
36

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arhtur Woods
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Thomas Boatman
Pasquale Natalie
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
120
70
24
108

53
63
35
29
16
14
20

38
9
31
12
16
18
33

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Thomas Boatman
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph

* Playoff – Third and Fourth Place

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HR

IN

125
125
62
89
125
54
120
101

53
30
17
41
62
16
26
57

38
22
16
16
19
24
39
36

76
43
99
125
125
125
125

21
14
40
35
51
39
40

37
9
30
13
17
18
33

November 30 – December 23. 1931
World Championship Tournament
Allinger’s Academy – 1307 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field:12
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $6500
Table: 5’ x 10’
Pockets: 5” corner
• Winner receives a salary of $6000 and the Diamond Emblem
• Runner-up receives a salary of $3000
Scantion:
National Billiard Association of America (NBAA)

5 ½” Side

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. Ralph Greenleaf
2. George Kelly
3. Erwin Rudolph
4. Andrew Ponzi
5. Bennie Allen
6. Frank Taberski
7. Onofrio Lauri
8. Marcel Camp
9. John Layton
10. Spencer Livsey
11. Robert Lindblom
12. Albert H. Miller

11
7
7
6
6
6
6
5
4
4
2
2

0
4
4
5
5
5
5
6
7
7
9
9

117*
48
84
87
53
93
85
50
43
50
55
29

2*
11
8
7
8
6
10
7
12
12
15
16

1375
1133
1026
1139
1166
958
994
1153
926
913
807
800

476
1063
913
836
1154
865
1024
1099
1154
1210
1290
1306

137
200
144
159
195
125
169
168
168
221
207
221

10.036 1200
5.665 1000
7.125 800
7.163 700
5.979 550
7.664 450
5.882 400
6.863 300
5.511 300
4.131 300
3.898 250
3.619 250

High Run:
Best Game:

Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf

Prize Gate

117
2 innings

Playoff: Second & Third
George Kelly

125

52

18

vs

Erwin Rudolph

119

73

Playoff: Fourth – Sixth

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

4.
5.
6.
7.

2
2
1
1

1
1
2
2

87
47
59
34

13
14
14
33

362
336
344
249

250
307
362
372

40
49
58
68

9.05
6.86
5.93
3.66

35

8

vs

Bennie Allen

27

9

Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri

18

Playoff: Fourth – Fifth
Andrew Ponzi

125

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8

16%
15%
14%
13%
10%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

1931 World Tournament continued … …
Referees:

Herbert J. Ramsey - Philadelphia
Joseph Ferguson
- New York

Schedule:

Four games daily
Afternoon: 1:30pm & 3:30pm
Evening:
8:00pm & 10:00pm

Seating:

Admission:

$ .75 Reserved: $1.25
1.00
1.50

450

Player Profiles
Player

Age

Hometown

Titles

Ralph Greenleaf
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
John Layton
Spencer Livsey
Robert S. Lindblom
Albert H. Miller

32
25
36
26
41
42
35
23
44
27
37
25

New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Kansas City, MO
Schenectady, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Detroit, MI
Sedalia, MO
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, WA
Racine, WI

1930 Runner-up
Mr. Pocket Billiards
Eastern Section Runner-up
Defending Champion
Rudy
Eastern Section Champ Old Ponzola
Southern Section Runner-up
1930 3rd Place Finisher The Snail
1930 4th Place Finisher The Lion Killer
Northern Section Champ
Southern Section Champ Red
Western Section Runner-up
Western Section Champ
Northern Section Runner-up

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

Ralph Greenleaf
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Benjamin H. Allen
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
John Layton
Spencer Livsey
Robert S. Lindblom
Albert H. Miller

November 03, 1899
February 26, 1906
December 31, 1894
January 20, 1903
April 08, 1890
March 15, 1889
June 27, 1896
August 05, 1908
July 08, 1887
November 27, 1904
July 03, 1894
October 28, 1906

March 15, 1950

Monmouth, IL
Philadelphia, PA
Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Kansas City, MO
Amsterdam, NY
Naples, Italy
Detroit, MI
Stewardson, IL
Salt Lake City, UT
Seattle, WA
Racine, WI

March 19, 1957
April 11, 1950
Decmber 05, 1953
Ocxtober 23, 1941
April 11, 1971
January 18, 1956

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Nickname

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

December 1931 – World Tournament - Game by Game - Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

November 30
Monday

Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri

125
125

43
85

16
10

vs
vs

George Kelly
Spencer Livsey

December 1
Tuesday

John Layton
Benjamin H. Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
125

29
30
83
41

15
12
7
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

December 2
Wednesday

Albert H. Miller
George Kelly
Marcel Camp
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

29
35
33
59

29
11
9
17

December 3
Thursday

Frank Taberski
Benjamin H. Allen
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

53
44
43
85

December 4
Friday

Andrew Ponzi
Spencer Livsey
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

December 5
Saturday

George Kelly
Ralph Greenleaf
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi

December 6
Sunday

Score

HR

IN

38
28

11
10

15
10

Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
Robert S. Lindblom
Albert H. Miller

117
104
15
56

36
23
7
16

15
11
7
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

John Layton
Onofrio Lauri
Benjamin H. Allen
Spencer Livsey

110
79
96
77

24
40
43
26

28
11
9
15

8
8
13
2*

vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert S. Lindblom
Onofrio Lauri
Albert H. Miller
Spencer Livsey

31
29
54
14

15
14
13
14

7
8
13
2

70
50
37
84

9
13
17
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

John Layton
Frank Taberski
Marcel Camp
Robert S. Lindblom

43
40
102
62

13
27
34
42

9
13
17
12

125
125
125
125

38
56
26
28

24
14
15
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Benjamin H. Allen
Albert H. Miller
John Layton
Robert S. Lindblom

116
42
102
2

51
14
26
6

23
14
14
12

No Matches Scheduled

December 7
Monday

Onofrio Lauri
Spencer Livsey
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

36
27
63
70

18
43
16
8

vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Robert S. Lindblom
Marcel Camp
Albert H. Miller

95
104
101
60

28
23
48
16

17
43
16
8

December 8
Tuesday

Benjamin H. Allen
George Kelly
Spencer Livsey
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

42
58
36
117

29
15
16
6

vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert S. Lindblom
Albert H. Miller
Marcel Camp
John Layton

120
36
105
17

21
14
30
16

29
14
15
16

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December 1931 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued ……
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

December 9
Wednesday

Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Frank Taberski
Marcel Camp

December 10
Thursday

125
125
125
125

40
56
93
50

16
14
6
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Albert H. Miller
Spencer Livsey
John Layton
Erwin Rudolph

Robert S. Lindblom
John Layton
Marcel Camp
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

28
43
34
57

25
11
25
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

December 11
Friday

George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
125

48
65
55
36

18
12
13
12

December 12
Saturday

John Layton
George Kelly
Albert H. Miller
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

29
28
14
39

December 13
Sunday

Score

HR

IN

45
35
6
24

12
25
5
11

17
13
5
6

Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Albert H. Miller
Benjamin H. Allen

82
35
88
104

21
12
14
33

25
12
24
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert S. Lindblom
John Layton
Andrew Ponzi
On0frio Lauri

109
44
101
16

32
20
48
6

18
11
12
12

26
28
36
11

vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert S. Lindblom
Spencer Livsey
Benjamin H. Allen
Marcel Camp

74
86
71
57

31
24
17
34

25
27
36
11

No Matches Scheduled

December 14
Monday

Robert S. Lindblom
Onofrio Lauri
Benjamin H. Allen
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

55
44
39
87

15
11
21
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Albert H. Miller
Erwin Rudolph
Spencer Livsey
Frank Taberski

83
83
120
11

29
27
40
8

15
11
21
7

December 15
Tuesday

Spencer Livsey
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

43
28
53
42

36
12
21
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

Albert H. Miller
Frank Taberski
John Layton
Andrew Ponzi

86
35
104
-14

17
15
15
3

35
12
19
17

December 16
Wednesday

Marcel Camp
Ralph Greenleaf
John Layton
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

45
47
33
38

15
19
24
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert S. Lindblom
Onofrio Lauri
Spencer Livsey
Benjamin H. Allen

40
38
53
29

12
53
14
13

14
18
24
13

December 17
Thursday

Onofrio Lauri
Benjamin H. Allen
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

41
29
42

25
13
21

vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi

46
52
103

14
27
42

25
12
20

(10)

December 1931 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued ……
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

December 18
Friday

Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

December 19
Saturday

Frank Taberski
Ralph Greenleaf

December 20
Sunday

No Matches Scheduled

Score

HR

IN

125
125

75
55

27
11

vs
vs

George Kelly
Frank Taberski

66
70

30
29

26
11

125
125

55
47

11
24

vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly

30
119

12
33

11
22

December 21 ** Onofrio Lauri
Monday
** Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

16
57
53

33
13
16

vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Benjamin H. Allen
Erwin Rudolph

122
86
14

36
40
14

32
13
16

December 22 ** Frank Taberski
Tuesday
** Benjamin H. Allen
* George Kelly

125
125
125

34
47
52

14
22
18

vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph

112
85
119

40
34
73

13
21
18

December 23 ** Andrew Ponzi
** Benjamin H. Allen
+ Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125

83
41
35

14
14
8

vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Frank Taberski
Benjamin H. Allen

39
97
27

15
33
9

14
13
8

* Playoff: Second – Third
** Playoff: Fourth – Seventh
+ Playoff: Fourth – Fifth

(11)

December 1931 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 1
December 2
December 3
December 5
December 8
December 10
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 17
December 21 **
December 22 **
December 23 **
December 23 +

Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen

December 1
December 2
December 4
December 7
December 8
December 9
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 16
December 17

125
96
125
116
125
104
71
125
125
29
125
86
125
125
27

30
43
44
51
42
33
17
39
53
13
29
40
47
41
9

12
9
8
23
29
10
36
21
21
13
13
13
22
14
8

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

Andrew Ponzi
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Robert S. Linblom
Ralph Greenleaf
Albert H. Miller
Spencer Livsey
John Layton
Erwin Rudolph
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi

Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp

117
125
102
101
105
125
125
125
57
125
46

36
33
34
48
30
50
34
55
34
45
14

15
9
17
16
15
7
25
13
11
15
25

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

December 1
December 3
December 5
December 8
December 10
December 12
December 15
December 16
December 18
December 19
December 21

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

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

83
85
56
117*
57
39
42
47
55
47
53

7
2*
14
6
10
11
17
19
11
24
16

November 30
December 2
December 4
December 5
December 8
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 15
December 18
December 19
December 22 *

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

38
125
125
125
125
35
125
125
125
66
119
125

11
35
37
38
58
12
48
28
28
30
33
52

15
11
17
24
15
12
18
28
12
26
22
18
(12)

HR

IN

104
125
29
125
120
125
125
120
104
125
52
125
85
97
125

23
33
44
38
21
57
14
40
15
38
27
57
34
33
35

11
9
8
24
29
10
36
12
19
13
12
13
21
13
8

John Layton
Benjamin H. Allen
George Kelly
Frank Taberski
Spencer Livsey
Erwin Rudolph
Albert H. Miller
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Robert S. Lindblom
Onofrio Lauri

125
96
125
125
125
24
88
101
125
40
125

29
43
37
63
36
1
14
48
39
12
41

15
9
17
16
16
6
24
12
11
14
25

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Robert S. Lindblom
Spencer Livsey
Albert H. Miller
John Layton
Benjamin H. Allen
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Frank Taberski
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph

15
14
42
17
104
57
-14
38
70
119
14

7
14
14
16
33
34
3
53
29
33
14

7
2
14
6
10
11
17
18
11
22
16

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

Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
Benjamin H. Allen
Albert H. Miller
John Layton
Robert S. Lindblom
Spencer Livsey
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph

125
79
102
116
36
125
109
86
35
125
125
119

43
40
34
51
14
43
32
24
15
75
47
73

16
11
17
23
14
11
18
27
12
27
24
18

December 1931 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

November 30
December 2
December 3
December 5
December 7
December 9
December 10
December 11
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 21 **
December 22 **
December 23 **

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

December 1
December 2
December 3
December 4
December 8
December 9
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 15
December 16

125
79
29
125
125
125
82
16
125
38
125
125
85
39

85
40
14
26
36
40
21
6
44
53
41
16
34
15

10
11
8
15
18
16
25
12
11
18
25
33
21
14

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

Spencer Livsey
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
John Layton
Andrew Ponzi
Albert H. Miller
Robert S. Lindblom
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenlkeaf
Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski
Benjamin H. Allen
Andrew Ponzi

John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton
John Layton

125
110
43
102
17
6
125
44
125
104
125

29
24
13
26
16
5
43
20
29
15
33

15
28
9
14
6
5
11
11
26
19
24

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

December 1
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 7
December 8
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 14
December 16

Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom
Robert S. Lindblom

15
31
62
2
104
120
125
109
74
125
40

7
15
42
6
23
21
28
32
31
55
12

7
7
12
12
43
29
25
18
25
15
14

November 30
December 2
December 3
December 4
December 7
December 8
December 9
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 16

Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey
Spencer Livsey

28
77
14
125
125
125
35
86
120
125
53

10
26
14
50
27
36
25
24
40
43
14

10
16
2
13
43
16
13
27
21
36
24

(13)

HR

IN

28
125
125
102
95
45
125
125
83
125
46
122
125
125

10
35
44
26
28
12
28
36
27
47
14
36
47
83

10
11
8
14
17
17
25
12
11
19
25
32
22
14

Marcel Camp
Albert H. Miller
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Robert S. Lindblom
Benjamin H. Allen
Spencer Livsey

117
125
125
125
125
125
35
125
74
125
53

36
29
70
26
117
93
12
65
31
53
14

15
29
9
15
6
6
12
12
25
21
24

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Spencer Livsey
Benjamin H. Allen
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
John Layton
Albert H. Miller
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
125
125
125
82
125
125
83
125

83
53
84
28
27
42
21
48
29
29
45

7
8
13
12
43
29
25
18
26
15
15

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
Robert S. Lindblom
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
Albert H. Miller
John Layton

125
125
125
40
104
105
125
125
125
86
125

85
59
85
27
23
30
56
28
39
17
33

10
17
2
13
43
15
14
28
21
35
24

December 1931 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 1
December 2
December 3
December 5
December 7
December 8
December 9
December 10
December 12
December 14
December 15

Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller
Albert H. Miller

December 1
December 3
December 4
December 5
December 7
December 9
December 11
December 14
December 15
December 17
December 18
December 21 **
December 22 **
December 23 **
December 23 +

November 30
December 2
December 7
December 9
December 11
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 19
December 21
December 22 *

56
125
54
42
60
36
45
88
125
83
86

16
29
13
14
16
14
12
14
14
29
17

16
29
13
14
8
14
17
24
36
15
35

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
John Layton
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
Benjamin H. Allen
Robert S. Lindblom
Spencer Livsey

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

104
125
125
125
95
125
101
125
-14
103
125
125
112
125
125

23
43
70
28
28
56
48
87
3
42
75
57
40
83
38

11
13
9
12
17
14
12
7
17
20
27
13
13
14
5

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

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

125
125
125
24
125
83
125
125
30
14
119

43
59
70
11
65
27
38
42
12
14
73

16
17
8
6
12
11
13
21
11
16
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

(14)

HR

IN

125
110
125
125
125
125
125
125
71
125
125

41
24
43
56
70
58
40
34
17
55
43

17
28
15
14
8
15
16
25
36
15
36

Benjamin H. Allen
Albert H. Miller
John Layton
Robert S. Lindblom
Onofrio Lauri
Spencer Livsey
Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski
Ralph Grenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
Benjamoin H. Allen
Frank Taberski
Onofrio Lauri
Benjamin H. Allen

125
54
43
2
125
35
125
11
125
125
66
86
125
39
27

30
13
13
6
36
25
55
8
42
42
30
40
34
15
9

12
13
9
12
18
13
13
7
17
21
26
13
14
14
8

George Kelly
Spencer Livsey
Albert H. Miller
Marcel Camp
John Layton
Onofrio Lauri
Benjamin H. Allen
Andrew Ponzi
Frank Taberski
Ralph Greenleaf
George Kelly

38
77
60
125
44
125
29
103
125
125
125

11
26
16
50
20
44
13
42
55
53
52

15
15
8
7
11
11
13
20
11
16
18

December 1931 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

December 1
December 3
December 4
December 7
December 9
December 11
December 14
December 15
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 21 **
December 22 **
December 23 **

Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski

125
125
40
125
125
125
11
35
52
70
125
122
125
97

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

41
53
27
63
93
36
8
15
27
29
55
36
34
33

17
8
13
16
6
12
7
12
12
11
11
32
13
13

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

Albert H. Miller
Robert S. Lindblom
Spencer Livsey
Marcel Camp
John Layton
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen

56
31
125
101
6
16
125
125
125
125
30
125
112
125

* Playoff: Second – Third
** Playoff: Fourth – Seventh
+ Playoff: Fourth – Fifth

(15)

HR

IN

16
15
50
48
5
6
87
28
29
55
12
16
40
41

16
7
13
16
5
12
7
12
13
11
11
33
13
14

December 5 – 23, 1932
World Championship Tournament
Capital Bowling & Billiard Academy – 1680 Broadway – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field:10
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $5500
Table: 5’ x 10’
• Winner receives a salary of $4000 and a Ruby and Diamond Medal
• Runner-up receives a salary of $2000
Sanction:
National Billiard Association of America (NBAA)
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. Ralph Greenleaf
2. James Caras
3. Erwin Rudolph
4. Andrew Ponzi
5. Benjamin H. Allen
6. Pasquale Natalie
7. Frank Taberski
8. George Kelly
9. James F. Mills
10. Walter Franklin

9
6
6
6
5
5
4
2
2
0

0
3
3
3
4
4
5
7
7
9

106*
65
59
73
70
67
64
71
41
63

4*
11
8
4*
7
12
9
18
17
---

1125
880
906
979
863
794
815
691
684
570

395
802
819
682
918
732
808
999
1027
1125

104
133
178
123
146
185
122
151
134
132

10.817 1000
6.616 800
5.089 600
7.959 450
5.911 400
4.291 350
6.680 300
4.576 200
5.104 200
4.318 200

High Run:
Best Game:

Prize Gate
15%
14%
13%
12%
10%
9%
8%
7%
6%
6%

Ralph Greenleaf
106
Ralph Greenleaf & Andrew Ponzi 4 innings

Playoff: Second – Fourth

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

2. James Caras
3. Erwin Rudolph
4. Andrew Ponzi

2
1
0

0
1
2

35
45
47

20
8
___

250
203
175

172
206
250

42
29
27

5.952
7.000
6.481

Tournament Director:
Referee:

Clyde A. Storer, Chicago
Joseph Furguson, New York

Seating:

600

Matches:

3 matches daily

Notes:

Fastest Game: Andrew Ponzi vs Frank Taberski – 4 innings – 50 minuttes.

Afternoon:
Night:

1:30pm and 3:30pm Admission:
8:30pm
Admission:

.75, 1.25
1.00, 1.50

Most Scratches: Andrew Ponzi (-45) -16 twice vs Erwin Rudolph (-60) –16 three times
Andrew Ponzi would have to score 170 points to win his match
Rare Foul: Ralph Greenleaf in his match with Andrew Ponzi while using a bridge
dropped the handle of the bridge on a ball, to foul. Greenleaf ran 56 balls his next turn
at the table.
(16)

1932 World Tournament continued … …
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Benjamin H. Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
George Kelly
James F. Mills
Walter Franklin

33
23
37
27
42
38
43
26
28
39

New York City, NY
Wilmington, DE
Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Kansas City, MO
Chicago, IL
Schenectady, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Jose, CA
Kansas City, MO

Defending Champion
Mr. Pocket Billiards
Eastern Section Champ Golden Greek
1931 3rd Place Finisher Rudy
Eastern Section Champ Old {Ponzola
Former World Champ
Northern Section Champ Patsy
Former World Champ The Snail
1931 World Runner-up
Western Section Champ
Southern Section Champ

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Benjamin H. Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
George Kelly
James F. Mills
Walter Franklin

November 03, 1899
December 17, 1908
December 31, 1894
January 20, 1903
April 08, 1890
February 11, 1894
March 15, 1889
February 26, 1906
December 31, 1903
February 22, 1893

March 15, 1950

Monmouth, IL
Scranton, PA
Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Kansas City, MO
Naples, Italy
Amsterdam, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Bloomfield, IA
Kansas City, MO

March 19, 1957
April 11, 1950
December 05, 1953
Ocxtober 23, 1941

(17)

Nickname

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

December 1932 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 5
Monday

Ralph Greenleaf

125

30

12

vs

James F. Mills

32

16

12

December 6
Tuesday

Pasquale Natalie
Benjamin H. Allen
James Caras

125
125
125

47
46
29

27
13
19

vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Walter Franklin
George Kelly

65
74
92

25
41
21

25
12
18

December 7
Wednesday

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

53
53
67

8
4
9

vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Frank Taberski
Walter Franklin

75
40
53

30
30
27

8
3
8

December 8
Thursday

James Caras
Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

27
41
29

19
26
22

vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Walter Franklin
George Kelly

76
73
46

32
27
14

18
26
21

December 9
Friday

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

49
72
37

11
6
10

vs
vs
vs

Benjamin H. Allen
George Kelly
Frank Taberski

86
15
61

28
11
34

10
6
10

December 10
Saturday

Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

44
64
29

23
12
17

vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Walter Franklin
Benjamin H. Allen

29
21
75

10
14
0

23
11
16

December 11
Sunday

Benjamin H. Allen

125

35

21

vs

Andrew Ponzi

85

50

20

December 12
Monday

Frank Taberski
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

39
65
50

10
12
12

vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Walter Franklin
George Kelly

54
6
53

21
13
23

10
12
12

December 13
Tuesday

Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

48
40
29

8
26
13

vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Pasquale Natalie
Walter Franklin

69
61
106

28
26
46

7
25
12

December 14
Wednesday

James F. Mills
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski

125
125
125

41
41
64

18
15
9

vs
vs
vs

Walter Franklin
Benjasmin H. Allen
James Caras

71
15
58

39
9
27

17
13
9

December 15
Thursday

Andrew Ponzi
Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

66
42
59

18
24
34

vs
vs
vs

Walter Franklin
Benjamin H. Allen
Frank Taberski

103
62
93

63
15
29

17
23
33

(18)

December 1932 – World Tournament – Game by Game - Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 16
Friday

Benjamin H. Allen
George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie

125
125
125

56
71
67

22
18
12

vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Walter Franklin
James Caras

99
63
3

21
22
12

21
17
12

December 17
Saturday

Benjamin H. Allen
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

29
28
56

21
28
10

vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

104
56
33

39
42
20

20
28
10

December 18
Sunday

James Caras

125

35

16

vs

Andrew Ponzi

111

71

15

December 19
Monday

Benjamin H. Allen
James F. Mills
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125

70
36
73

7
17
14

vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie

56
81
2

24
28
6

6
16
13

December 20
Tuesday

Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

29
47
62

14
18
7

vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie
James Caras

50
49
69

17
18
54

14
18
7

December 21
Wednesday

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

106
52

18
28

vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph

57
78

28
43

17
28

December 22
Thursday

Ralph Greenleaf

125

44

11

vs

Erwin Rudolph

22

34

10

125
125
125

33
45
35

22
8
20

vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

78
81
94

33
47
30

21
8
19

December 23 * James Caras
Friday
* Erwin Rudolph
* James Caras

* Playoff Series: Second – Fourth

(19)

December 1932 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 6
December 9
December 10
December 11
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 18

Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen
Benjamin H. Allen

December 6
December 8
December 9
December 12
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 18
December 20
December 23 *
December 23 *

125
86
75
125
15
62
125
125
125

46
28
40
35
9
15
56
29
70

13
10
16
21
13
23
22
21
7

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Walter Franklin
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Pasquale Natalie
James F. Mills
George Kelly
Frank Taberski

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

125
125
125
125
58
3
125
125
69
125
125

29
27
49
65
27
12
28
35
54
33
35

19
19
11
12
9
12
28
16
7
22
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

December 6
December 7
December 8
December 10
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16

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

74
53
73
21
6
106
71
103
63

41
27
27
14
13
46
39
63
15

12
8
26
11
12
12
17
17
17

December 5
December 7
December 9
December 12
December 14
December 17
December 20
December 21
December 22

Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Green leaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

30
67
37
50
41
56
62
106
44

12
9
10
12
15
10
7
18
11

(20)

HR

IN

53
125
125
85
125
125
99
104
56

27
49
29
50
14
42
21
39
24

8
11
17
20
15
24
21
20
6

George Kelly
James F. Mills
Benjamin H. Allen
Walter Franklin
Frank Taberski
Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

92
76
86
6
125
125
56
111
125
78
94

21
32
28
13
64
67
42
71
62
33
30

18
18
10
12
9
12
28
15
7
21
19

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Benjamin H. Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
James F. Mills
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

46
67
46
64
65
29
41
66
71

13
9
26
12
12
13
18
18
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
Walter Franklin
Frank Taberski
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph

32
53
61
53
15
33
69
57
22

16
27
34
23
9
20
54
28
34

12
8
10
12
13
10
7
17
10

December 1932 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 6
December 8
December 9
December 12
December 13
December 16
December 17
December 19
December 20

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

December 5
December 7
December 8
December 10
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 16
December 19

92
46
15
53
125
125
104
81
50

21
14
11
23
40
71
39
28
17

18
21
6
12
26
18
20
16
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Pasquale Natalie
Walter Franklin
Benjamin H. Allen
James F. Mills
Frank Taberski

James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills
James F. Mills

32
75
76
29
54
69
125
99
125

16
30
32
10
21
28
41
21
36

12
8
18
23
10
7
18
21
17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

December 6
December 8
December 10
December 13
December 15
December 16
December 19
December 20
December 21

Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie

125
125
125
61
125
125
2
49
57

47
41
44
26
42
67
6
18
28

27
26
23
25
24
12
13
18
17

December 7
December 9
December 11
December 13
December 15
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 21
December 23 *
December 23 *

Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Pnnzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
85
125
125
33
111
125
125
81
94

53
72
50
48
66
20
71
73
52
47
30

4
6
20
8
18
10
15
14
28
8
19

(21)

HR

IN

125
125
125
125
61
63
125
125
125

29
29
72
50
26
22
29
36
29

19
22
6
12
25
17
21
17
14

Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi
Walter Franklin
Benjamin H. Allen
George Kelly

125
125
125
125
125
125
71
125
81

30
53
27
44
39
48
39
56
28

12
8
19
23
10
8
17
22
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Walter Franklin
James F. Mills
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

65
73
29
125
62
3
125
125
125

25
27
10
40
15
12
73
47
106

25
26
23
26
23
12
14
18
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
James F. Mills
Walter Franklin
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

40
15
125
69
103
125
125
2
78
125
125

30
11
35
28
63
56
35
6
43
45
35

3
6
21
7
17
10
16
13
28
8
20

December 1932 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Alphabetical/Chronological Order cont … …
Date

Player

Score

December 6
December 7
December 9
December 10
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 19
December 20

Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski

65
40
61
125
125
125
93
56
125

December 7
December 8
December 10
December 13
December 15
December 17
December 20
December 21
December 22
December 23 *
December 23 *

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

125
125
125
125
125
56
125
78
22
78
125

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

25
30
34
64
39
64
29
24
29

25
3
10
12
10
9
33
6
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Walter Franklin
James F. Mills
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Benjamin H. Allen
George Kelly

125
125
125
21
54
58
125
125
50

8
22
17
13
34
28
18
28
10
21
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James F. Mills
George Kelly
Benjamin H. Allen
Walter Franklin
Frank Taberski
James Caras
Pasquale Natalie
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

75
46
75
106
93
125
49
125
125
125
81

53
29
29
29
59
42
47
43
34
33
45

* Playoff: Second – Fourth

(22)

HR

IN

47
53
37
14
21
27
59
70
17

26
4
10
11
10
9
34
7
14

30
14
40
46
29
28
18
52
44
33
47

8
21
16
12
33
28
18
28
11
22
8

May 1 - 7, 1933
World Championship Challenge Match
Greenleaf’s Academy – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 1250 points
Field: 2
Format: 125 points nightly over 5 days
Purse: $300 – $150 a side and the BBC Emblem

***

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

Defending Champion
1250
Challenger (Fourth Place) 890
Defends Title

Date

Player

Score HR

May 1
Monday

Greenleaf

99
125

42
67

May 2
Tuesday

125
125

42
88

May 3
Wednesday

125
125

May 4
Thursday

IN

Player

Score HR

IN

Ponzi

125
57

29
20

10

7
5
3

71
18

52
16

11
6

100
69

56
39

125
125

11
7

May 5
Friday
May 6
Saturday

125
77

Total
Innings
BPI

1250

70
23

6

33
125

14
43

890

Referee:
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

33
30

New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA

Champion
Challenger

Mr. Pocket Billiards
Old Ponzola

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of birth

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

November 03, 1899
January 20, 1903

March 15, 1950
April 11, 1950

Monmouth, IL
Philadelphia, PA

(23)

October 30 – November 14, 1933
National Championship Tournament
The Minneapolis Recreation – 714 Hennepin Ave – Minneapolis, MN
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field:10
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $2250 – net gate receipts
Table: 5’ x 10’
• Top Four finisher would advance to the World Tournament
Sanctioned: National Billiard Association of America (NBAA)
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. George Kelly
2. William Mosconi
3. Charles Seaback
4. Eddie Sauers
5. Marcel Camp
6. Harold Wood
7. Arthur Church
8. Charles Summerell
9. Sylvester Schliesman
10. Walter Franklin

7
7
7
5
4
4
4
3
2
2

2
2
2
4
5
5
5
6
7
7

125*
85
73
56
66
41
69
56
42
37

2*
20
7
14
7
18
14
19
19
15

1098
1058
937
905
931
909
832
966
843
817

657
902
679
952
991
806
966
996
1103
1119

140
225
141
186
147
272
182
178
209
183

7.8429 $450
4.7022 370
6.6454 300
4.8656 240
6.3333 205
3.3419 180
4.5714 155
5.4270 130
4.0335 110
4.4645 110

High Run:
Best Game:
Note:

Prize Gate

George Kelly
125
George Kelly
2 innings
*This ties the World Record established by Ralph Greenleaf in 1929

Playoff: First – Third

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. George Kelly
2. William Mosconi
3. Charles Seaback

2
1

0
1

33
28

16
21

250
223

178
197

45
49

5.5555
4.5510

0

2

45

---

152

250

36

4.2222

Shedule:

2 Afternoon Games and 2 Evening Games Daily

Admission:

Afternoon & Evening - .25

(24)

1933 National Torunament Player Profile…………………………………………………………….
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

George Kelly
William Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Arthur Church
Harold Wood
Eddie Sauers
Charles Summerell
Sylvester Schliesman
Walter Franklin

27
20
41
25
41

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Astoria, NY
Detroit, MI
Yonkers, NY
Duluth, MN
Oakland, CA
Little Rock, AR
Minneapolis, MN
Kansas City, MO

1931 World Runner-up
Eastern Sectional Champ
Eastern Sectional Runner-up
Northern Sectional Champion
Eastern Sectional 3rd Place
Northern Sectional Runner-up
Western Sectional Champion
Southern Sectional Champion
Northern Sectional - 3rd Place
Southern Sectional Champion

RH
Wee Wellie
RH
The Syrian Kid RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

George Kelly
William Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Arthur Church
Harold Wood
Eddie Sauers
Charles Summerell
Sylvester Schliesman
Walter Franklin

40

Date Died

June 26, 1913

(25)

Place of Birth

Hand

1933 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

October 30
Monday

Eddie Sauers
Willie Mosconi

125
125

39
33

14
53

vs
vs

Sylvester Schliesman
Harry Wood

36
102

24
23

14
53

October 31
Tuesday

Charles Seaback
Charles Summerell
George Kelly
Harry Wood

125
125
125
125

51
23
55
25

28
23
14
40

vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Church
Marcel Camp
Sylvester Schliesman
Walter Franklin

58
108
54
71

29
38
25
37

28
22
14
40

November 1
Wednesday

Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Willie Mosconi
Arthur Church

125
125
125
125

24
40
48
36

18
10
20
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

Sylvester Schliesman
Harry Wood
Charles Summerell
Eddie Sauers

63
37
73
43

34
20
21
11

18
9
20
14

November 2
Thursday

Charles Summerell
Sylvester Schliesman
Marcel Camp
Eddie Sauers

125
125
125
125

56
25
38
56

19
30
37
34

vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Church
Willie Mosconi
Harry Wood
Walter Franklin

82
107
107
88

26
26
22
29

18
30
37
33

November 3
Friday

Sylvester Schliesman
Arthur Church
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

27
69
66
37

19
15
7
9

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Summerell
George Kelly
Walter Franklin
Harry Wood

121
121
83
51

40
45
33
18

18
14
6
9

November 4
Saturday

Willie Mosconi
Eddie Sauers
George Kelly
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

85
42
42
73

25
16
20
15

vs
vs
vs
vs

Walter Franklin
Marcel Camp
Charles Summerell
Walter Franklin

87
99
76
61

22
44
34
41

24
16
20
15

November 5
Sunday

No Games Scheduled

November 6
Monday

Harry Wood
Eddie Sauers
Marcel Camp
George Kelly

125
125
125
125

41
41
30
58

27
18
14
22

vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Church
Charles Summerell
Sylvester Schliesman
Walter Franklin

31
117
115
81

21
32
38
31

26
18
14
21

November 7
Tuesday

Charles Summerell
George Kelly
Eddie Sauers
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

35
37
31
43

29
10
27
20

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Harry Wood
Arthur Church

56
68
112
100

40
51
21
27

28
9
29
19

(26)

1933 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

November 8
Wednesday

Harry Wood
Willie Mosconi
Walter Franklin
Charles Seaback

November 9
Thursday

HR

IN

125
125
125
125

21
25
28
36

18
22
15
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Summerell
Eddie Sauers
Sylvester Schliesman
Marcel Camp

80
116
120
58

18
29
34
22

17
22
15
16

Walter Franklin
Charles Seaback
Arthur Church
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

35
37
57
28

15
18
35
23

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Summerell
Eddie Sauers
Sylvester Schliesman
Marcel Camp

124
36
81
98

28
25
35
37

14
18
35
22

November 10
Friday

Harry Wood
George Kelly
Arthur Church
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

26
50
42
44

50
24
14
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Sylvester Schliesman
Eddie Sauers
Walter Franklin
Willie Mosconi

124
85
96
76

42
32
30
28

50
23
14
7

November 11
Saturday

Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi

125
125

53
28

14
25

vs
vs

Arthur Church
George Kelly

61
102

22
42

13
24

November 12
Sunday

No Games Scheduled

November 13
Monday

George Kelly

125

125

2

vs

Charles Seaback

6

6

2

November 14
Tuesday
Playoff

Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
George Kelly

125
125
125

28
33
27

21
16
29

vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi

72
80
98

45
43
28

20
16
28

(27)

1933 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 31
November 2
November 3
November 4
November 6
November 7
November 8
November 9
November 11

Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp

October 31
November 1
November 2
November 3
November 6
November 7
November 9
November 10
November 11

108
125
125
99
125
68
58
98
125

38
38
66
44
30
51
22
37
53

22
37
7
16
14
9
16
22
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Summerell
Harry Wood
Walter Franklin
Eddie Sauers
Sylvester Schliesman
George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Arthur Church

Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church
Arthur Church

58
125
82
125
31
100
125
125
61

29
36
26
69
21
27
57
42
22

28
14
18
15
26
19
35
14
13

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

October 31
November 2
November 3
November 4
November 4
November 6
November 8
November 9
November 10

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

71
88
83
87
61
81
125
125
96

37
29
33
22
41
31
28
35
30

40
33
6
24
15
21
15
15
14

October 31
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 6
November 7
November 10
November 11
November 13
November 14*
November 14*

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

125
125
121
125
125
125
125
102
125
125
125

55
40
45
42
58
37
50
42
125
33
27

14
10
14
20
22
10
24
24
2
16
29

(28)

HR

IN

125
107
83
125
115
125
125
125
61

23
22
33
42
38
37
36
28
22

23
37
6
16
14
10
16
23
13

Charles Seaback
Eddie Sauers
Charles Summerell
George Kelly
Harry Wood
Willie Mosconi
Sylvester Schliesman
Walter Franklin
Marcel Camp

125
43
125
121
125
125
81
96
125

51
11
56
45
41
43
35
30
53

28
14
19
14
27
20
35
14
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harry Wood
Eddie Sauers
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Sylvester Schliesman
Charles Summerell
Arthur Church

125
125
125
125
125
125
120
124
125

25
56
66
85
73
58
34
28
42

40
34
7
25
15
22
15
14
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Sylvester Schliesman
Harry Wood
Arthur Church
Charles Summerell
Walter Franklin
Marcel Camp
Eddie Sauers
Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi

54
37
125
76
81
68
85
125
6
80
98

25
20
69
34
31
51
32
28
6
43
28

14
9
15
20
21
9
23
25
2
16
28

1933 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 30
November 1
November 2
November 4
November 7
November 8
November 9
November 10
November 11
November 14*
November 14*

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

October 30
November 1
November 2
November 4
November 6
November 7`
November 8
November 9
November 10

125
125
107
125
125
125
125
76
125
125
98

33
48
26
85
43
25
28
28
28
28
28

53
20
30
25
20
22
23
7
25
21
28

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Harry Wood
Charles Summerell
Sylvester Schliesman
Walter Franklin
Arthur Church
Eddie Sauers
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Charles Seaback
George Kelly

Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers
Eddie Sauers

125
43
125
125
125
125
116
36
85

39
11
56
42
41
31
29
25
32

14
14
34
16
18
27
22
18
23

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

October 30
October 31
November 1
November 2
November 3
November 6
November 8
November 9
November 10

Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman
Sylvester Schliesman

36
54
63
125
125
115
120
81
124

24
25
34
25
27
38
34
35
42

14
14
18
30
19
14
15
35
50

October 30
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 7
November 8
November 9
November 10
November 13
November 14*
November 14*

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125
56
125
125
125
6
72
80

51
24
37
73
40
36
37
44
6
45
43

28
18
9
15
28
16
18
7
2
20
16

(29)

HR

IN

102
73
125
87
100
116
98
125
102
72
125

23
21
25
22
27
29
37
44
42
45
27

53
20
30
24
19
22
22
7
24
20
29

Sylvester Schliesman
Arthur Church
Walter Franklin
Marcel Camp
Charles Summerell
Harry Wood
Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
George Kelly

36
125
88
99
117
112
125
125
125

24
36
29
44
32
21
25
37
50

14
14
33
16
18
29
22
18
24

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Eddie Sauers
George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Charles Summerell
Marcel Camp
Walter Franklin
Arthur Church
Harry Wood

125
125
125
107
121
125
125
125
125

39
55
24
26
40
30
28
57
26

14
14
18
30
18
14
15
35
50

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Arthur Church
Sylvester Schliesman
Harry Wood
Walter Franklin
Charles Summerell
Marcel Camp
Eddie Sauers
Wiilie Mosconi
George Kelly
Willie Mosconi
George Kelly

58
63
51
61
125
58
36
76
125
125
125

29
34
18
41
35
22
25
28
125
28
33

28
18
9
15
29
16
18
7
2
21
16

1933 National Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 31
November 1
November 2
November 3
November 4
November 6
November 7
November 8
November 9

Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell
Charles Summerell

October 30
October 31
November 1
November 2
November 3
November 6
November 7
November 8
November 10

Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood
Harry Wood

125
73
125
121
76
117
125
80
124

23
21
56
40
34
32
35
18
28

23
20
19
18
20
18
29
17
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Arthur Church
Sylvester Schliesman
George Kelly
Eddie Sauers
Charles Seaback
Harry Wood
Walter Franklin

102
125
37
107
51
125
112
125
125

23
25
20
22
18
41
21
21
26

53
40
9
37
9
27
29
18
50

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Walter Franklin
George Kelly
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
Arthur Church
Eddie Sauers
Charles Summerell
Sylvester Schliesman

* Playoff – First - Third

(30)

HR

IN

108
125
82
125
125
125
56
125
125

38
48
26
27
42
41
40
21
35

22
20
18
19
20
18
28
18
15

125
71
125
125
125
31
125
80
124

33
37
40
38
37
21
31
18
42

53
40
10
37
9
26
27
17
50

December 4 - 23, 1933
World Championship Tournament
131 South Wabash Avenue Recreation Inc. – 131 South Wabash Ave – Chicago, IL
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field: 10
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $ 6500
Sanction:
National Billiard Associatioln of America (NBAA)
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize Gate

1. Erwin Rudolph
2. Andrew Ponzi
3. George Kelly
4. James Caras
5. William Mosconi
6. Pasquale Natalie
7. Frank Taberski
8. Bennie Allen
9. Ralph Greenleaf
10. Charles Seaback

7
6
6
6
6
5
4
2
2
1

2
3
3
3
3
4
5
7
7
8

80*
69
67
74
65
56
43
55
51
64

6*
8
15
14
10
20
9
16
10
22

1153
997
817
944
1006
921
790
688
628
755

710
736
813
639
836
828
1001
962
962
1117

160
134
183
155
210
219
171
131
166
192

7.21
7.44
4.46
6.09
4.79
4.21
4.62
5.25
3.78
3.93

1600
1150
800
575
525
475
425
350
300
300

15%
14%
13%
12%
10%
9%
8%
7%
6%
6%

&

$1.10

High Run:
Best Game:

Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

80
6 innings

Playoff: Second – Fifth

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

2.
3.
4.
5.

3
1
1
1

0
2
2
2

57
41
57
35

8
38
7
28

375
269
244
233

155
309
301
356

39
73
63
47

9.62
3.68
3.87
4.96

Playoff: Third – Fifth

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

3. George Kelly
4. James Caras
5. William Mosconi

2
1
0

0
1
2

29
62
73

17
6
---

250
220
201

195
226
250

45
33
23

5.56
6.67
8.74

Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
James Caras
William Mosconi

Referee:
Schedule:

Joseph Ferguson – New York
Three games daily
Afternoon: 1:30pm & 3:30pm
Evening:
8:15pm
First night only one game was played.

(31)

Admission:

$ .75

1933 World Tournament continued … …
Note: This was William Mosconi’s first World Tournament appearance. In his very first game in
world championship play he faced Erwin Rudolph and was defeated by a score of 125 to 124.
Needing only one point, Mosconi jawed the “One Ball” in the corner pocket. Rudolph got up
and ran 42 and out. The one ball not only cost Mosconi the game but the World Title.
Mosconi tied with four other players with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses. Rudolph’s record
stood at 7 wins and 2 losses. Mosconi could have become one of only two men to win the
World Title on his first attempt.
December 15: FORFEIT - Ralph Greenleaf forfeited his match to Jimmy Caras

Player Profile
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
James Caras
William Mosconi
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Bennie Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Charles Seaback

38
30
27
33
20
39
44
43
34
41

Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Wilmington, DE
Philadelphia, PA
Chicago, IL
Schenectady, NY
Kansas City, MO
New York City, NY
Astoria, NY

Rudy
1932 3rd Place
Old Ponzola
1932 4th Place
1933 National Champ
1932 World Runner-up Golden Greek
1933 National Runner-upWee Willie
1932 6th Place
Former World Champ The Snail
Former World Champ
Defending Champion
Mr. Pocket Billiards
1933 National 3rd Place The Syrian Kid

Player

Date of Birth

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
James Caras
William Mosconi
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Benjamin H. Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Charles Seaback

Nickname

Date Died

Place of Birth

1957
April 11, 1950

Philadelphia, PA

March 15, 1950

Monmouth, IL

June 26, 1913

November 03, 1899

(32)

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

1933 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 4
Monday

Ralph Greenleaf

125

37

27

vs

Charles Seaback

62

15

26

December 5
Tuesday

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

125
125
125

42
57
74

16
23
14

vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie

124
53
24

65
15
13

15
22
14

December 6
Wednesday

Frank Taberski
Willie Mosconi
George Kelly

125
125
125

26
37
30

23
10
25

vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
Ralph Greenleaf

90
31
85

64
12
51

22
10
24

December 7
Thursday

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

59
26
80

8
14
6

vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback

108
71
65

56
40
40

7
13
5

December 8
Friday

George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen

125
125
125

43
21
32

16
41
23

vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

43
115
58

40
22
13

15
40
22

December 9
Saturday

Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly

125
125
125

26
51
48

29
8
22

vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph

115
50
81

39
27
30

29
8
21

December 10
Sunday

Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

43
69

11
17

vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi

95
87

27
29

10
17

December 11
Monday

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

125
125
125

55
48
46

12
10
15

vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Charles Seaback

54
84
86

55
27
54

11
9
14

December 12
Tuesday

Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Frank Taberski

125
125
125

44
27
30

22
28
18

vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Ralph Greenleaf

117
85
98

36
26
38

21
27
18

December 13
Wednesday

Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125

53
53
19

25
15
26

vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Frank Taberski
James Caras

109
21
95

40
9
27

24
15
25

December 14
Thursday

Pasquale Natalie
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125

39
44
55

27
17
10

vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
George Kelly
Ralph Greenleaf

31
58
30

15
19
15

26
17
10

(33)

1933 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

December 15
Friday

Bennie Allen
James Caras
Frank Taberski

125
52
125

36
24
40

16
12
9

vs
vs
vs

December 16
Saturday

Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly

125
125
125

34
28
43

32
21
22

December 17
Sunday

Pasquale Natalie
James Caras

125
125

29
35

December 18
Monday

Willie Mosconi
James Caras

125
125

December 19
Tuesday

Pasquale Natalie
George Kelly

December 20
Wednesday

December 21
Thursday

Score

HR

IN

George Kelly
29
Ralph Greenleaf Forfeit 8
Andrew Ponzi
93

7
16
26

15
11
8

vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

60
44
60

43
14
13

31
21
22

41
25

vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Frank Taberski

102
39

26
21

41
25

21
46

22
19

vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

55
41

15
36

22
19

125
125

46
67

20
15

vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski

20
84

10
31

20
15

Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125

31
39

34
9

vs
vs

Charles Seaback
James Caras

107
39

29
15

33
9

Erwin Rudolph

125

49

18

vs

Andrew Ponzi

113

46

18

125
125
125

41
23
57

38
13
7

vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi

59
57
51

31
27
17

38
13
6

125
125
125

35
57
42

28
19
8

vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
James Caras
George Kelly

106
60
38

28
17
15

28
18
7

125
125
125

26
62
29

28
7
17

vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi

95
101
100

26
78
43

27
6
17

First Playoff Series: Second – Fifth Places
December 22*
Friday
*
*

George Kelly
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

December 23 * Willie Mosconi
Saturday
* Andrew Ponzi
* Andrew Ponzi

Second Playoff Series: Third - Fifth
December 24 ** George Kelly
Sunday
** James Caras
** George Kelly

*
**

First Playoff Series
Second Playoff Series

(34)

1933 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 6
December 7
December 8
December 9
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 15
December 19

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

31
71
125
50
95
54
117
125
20

12
40
32
27
27
55
36
36
10

10
13
23
8
10
11
21
16
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback`
George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie

125
125
58
125
125
125
125
29
125

37
26
13
51
43
55
44
7
46

10
14
22
8
11
12
22
15
20

December 5
December 7
December 11
December 13
December 15
Decemebr 16
December 17
December 18
December 20
December 22*
December 22*
December 23*
December 24**
December 24**

James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras FORFEIT
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125
95
52
60
125
125
39
59
125
60
95
125

74
26
46
27
24
13
35
46
15
31
57
17
26
62

14
14
15
25
12
22
25
19
9
38
7
18
27
7

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

Pasquale Natalie
19
Bennie Allen
71
Charles Seaback
86
Willie Mosconi
125
Ralph Greenleaf FORFEIT 8
George Kelly
125
Frank Taberski
39
Andrew Ponzi
41
Erwin Rudolph
125
George Kelly
125
Willie Mosconi
51
Andrew Ponzi
125
George Kelly
125
Willie Mosconi
101

13
40
54
19
16
43
21
36
39
41
17
57
26
78

14
13
14
26
11
22
25
19
9
38
6
19
28
6

December 4
December 6
December 8
December 11
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 18

Ralph Greenleaf
125
Ralph Greenleaf
85
Ralph Greenleaf
58
Ralph Greenleaf
125
Ralph Greenleaf
98
Ralph Greenleaf
30
Ralph Greenleaf FORFEIT 8
Ralph Greenleaf
44
Ralph Greenleaf
55

37
51
13
48
38
15
16
14
15

27
24
22
10
18
10
11
21
22

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras FORFEIT
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi

62
125
125
84
125
125
125
125
125

15
30
32
27
30
55
24
28
21

26
25
23
9
18
10
12
21
22

December 5
December 6
December 8
December 9
December 12
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 19
December 22*
December 23*
December 23*
December 24**
December 24**

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

15
30
43
48
27
19
7
43
67
41
28
15
26
29

22
25
16
22
28
17
15
22
15
38
28
7
28
17

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

Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
Pasquale Natalie
Willie Mosconi
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Frank Taberski
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

125
85
43
81
85
125
125
60
84
59
125
125
95
100

57
51
40
30
26
44
36
13
31
31
35
42
26
43

23
24
15
21
27
17
16
22
15
38
28
8
27
17

47
125
125
125
125
58
29
125
125
125
106
38
125
125

(35)

1933 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 5
December 6
December 8
Decmeber 9
December 10
December 13
December 14
December 18
December 20
December 22*
December 22*
December 23**
December 24**
December 24**

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

December 5
December 7
December 8
Decemebr 11
December 12
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 19

124
125
115
125
87
125
125
125
125
57
51
125
101
100

65
37
22
26
29
53
44
21
31
27
17
35
78
43

16
10
40
29
17
25
17
22
34
13
6
28
6
17

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

Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
George Kelly
Ralph Greenleaf
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
George Kelly
James Caras
George Kelly

125
31
125
115
125
95
58
55
107
125
125
106
125
125

42*
12
21
39
69
27
19
15
29
23
57
28
62
29

16
10
41
29
17
25
17
22
33
13
7
28
7
17

Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie

19
108
125
84
85
125
125
125
125

13
56
21
27
26
39
34
29
46

14
7
41
9
27
27
32
41
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
George Kelly
Frank Taberski
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen

125
125
115
125
125
31
60
102
20

74
59
22
48
27
15
43
26
10

14
8
40
10
28
26
31
41
20

December 5
December 7
December 9
December 10
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 18
December 21
December 22*
December 23*
December 23*

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

125
125
125
125
125
125
93
41
113
125
125
125

57
59
51
60
53
55
26
36
46
23
57
42

23
8
8
17
25
10
8
19
18
13
19
8

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

George Kelly
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
James Caras
George Kelly

47
108
50
87
109
30
125
125
125
57
60
38

15
56
27
29
40
15
40
46
49
27
17
15

22
7
8
17
24
10
9
19
18
13
18
7

December 5
December 7
December 9
December 11
December 13
December 16
December 17
December 20
December 21

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

125
125
81
125
125
125
102
125
125

42*
80
30
55
53
28
26
39
49

16
6
21
12
15
21
41
9
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Geoge Kelly
Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Ralph Greenleaf
Pasquale Natalie
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

124
65
125
54
21
44
125
39
113

65
40
48
55
9
14
29
15
46

16
5
22
11
15
21
41
9
18

(36)

HR

IN

1933 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

December 4
December 6
December 7
December 8
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 16
December 20

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback

December 6
December 9
December 10
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 17
Decemebr 19

Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski

*
**

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

62
90
65
43
86
125
109
60
107

15
64
40
40
54
44
40
43
29

26
22
5
15
14
22
24
31
33

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
James Caras
Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi
Pasquale Natalie
Willie Mosconi

125
115
125
125
21
31
125
39
84

26
39
43
30
9
15
40
21
31

23
29
11
18
15
26
9
25
15

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Bennie Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Pasquale Natalie
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
George Kelly

First Playoff Series
Second Playoff Series

(37)

HR

IN

125
125
125
125
125
117
125
125
125

37
26
80
43
46
36
53
34
31

27
23
6
16
15
21
25
32
34

90
125
95
98
125
125
93
125
125

64
26
27
38
53
39
26
35
67

22
29
10
18
15
27
8
25
15

February 26 – 28, 1934
World Championship Challenge Match
Capital Bowling & Billiard Academy – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse: $
Sanction:

***

Match: 750 points
Format: 6 blocks of 125 points over 3 days
National Billiard Association of America (NBAA)

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi

Date

Player

Feb 26
Monday

Rudolph

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

607
750

IN

Player

Score HR

Ponzi

137
160

IN

82
59

25
39

9
5

45* 10
111** 5

Feb 27
Tuesday

157
24

52
15

13
6

107
169

60
97

13
6

Feb 28
Wednesday

87
198

71
54

12
18

55
122

58
42*

12
18

Total
Total Innings
BPI

607
63
9.6349

750
64
11.7187

Referee:

Note:

Ponzi continued an unfinished run of 111 from block one into block 2 and continued
the run to 42 more, establishing a new world record run in match play of 153.
The preious high run of 101, in match play, was established by Ralph Greenleaf.

Afternoon Block:
Evening Block:

3:00pm
8:00pm

Name

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi

39
31

Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA

Champion
Challenger

Rudy
Old Ponzolla

RH
RH

(38)

December 9 – 22, 1935
World Championship Tournament
Hotel Pennsylvania – Roof Garden - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field: 10
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $12,600
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction:
National Billiard Association of America - Winner gets a $3000 salary
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize Gate

1. James Caras
2. Erwin Rudolph
3. George Kelly
4. William Mosconi
5. Charles Seaback
6. Pasquale Natalie
7. Bennie Allen
8. Marcel Camp
9. Frank Taberski
10. Joseph Procita

7
7
5
5
4
4
4
3
3
1

2
2
4
4
5
5
5
6
6
8

104
65
75
46
52
40
125*
54
51
64

6
5
9
9
15
13
3*
19
15
22

1144
985
764
974
943
904
710
872
790
748

662
546
869
824
962
964
831
1043
1039
975

126
146
148
176
189
248
128
169
194
166

9.08
6.75
5.16
5.53
4.99
3.65
5.55
5.16
4.07
4.51

1500

High Run:
Best Game:

17%

Bennie Allen 125
Bennie Allen 3 innings

Playoff: First – Second

Score HR

IN

James Caras

125

16

Playoff: Third – Fourth

Score HR

IN

George Kelly

125

22

53

35

Score HR
vs

Erwin Rudolph

vs

William Mosconi

125
125

vs
vs

Shutouts:

December 17 James Caras
December 18 Bennie Allen

Referees:

Peter Durocher
Herbert Ramsey

Schedule:

Four games played daily
Afternoon:
First game starts at 1:30pm
Evening:
First game starts at 8:30pm

Seating:

600

Admission:
Afternoon
Evening

– Des Moines, IA
- Philadelphia, PA

General
.50
.75

Reserved
.75
1.25
(39)

53

30

IN
15

Score HR

IN

114

22

Joseph Procita
Joseph Procita

50
0
0

1935 World Tournament Continued … …
Notes:

Ralph Greenleaf withdrew from the tournament due to illness.
Joe Procita replaced Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi, filed a law suit against the National Billiard Association and the Hotel
Pennsylvania from holding the World pocket Billiard Tournament. Andrew Ponzi,
reigning champion, refused an invitation to play in the tournament. Ponzi had
requested a bonus of $1000 or he would not play in the tournament.
Court Justice McCook, denied the application to stop the tournament.

Cloth:

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Public Address System
Player Profile ……………………………
Player

Age

Home Town

Title

Nickname

Hand

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
William Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski
Joseph Procita

25
39
29
22
43
41
45
27
46
36

Wilmington, DE
Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Astoria, NY
Chicago, IL
Kansas City, MO
Detroit, MI
Schenectady, NY
Gloversville, NY

1933 3rd Place
1933 World Champion
1933 4th Place
1933 5th Place

Golden Greek
Rudy

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Player

Date ofr Birth

Wee Willie
Serian Kid

Former World Champion
Former World Champion

Date Died

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
William Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski
Joseph Procita

(40)

Place of Birth

The Snail
Iron Man

1935 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 9
Monday

Erwin Rudolph

125

65

16

vs

Marcel Camp

23

13

15

December 10
Tuesday

Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
James Caras
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
125

46
51
28
40

19
9
29
28

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Joseph Procita
Pasquale Natalie
Charles Seaback

29
99
110
101

14
49
30
32

19
9
28
28

December 11
Wednesday

George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
James Caras

125
125
125
125

51
59
40
56

16
5
9
15

vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Joseph Procita
Charles Seaback

74
11
85
36

20
10
56
14

15
5
9
14

December 12
Thursday

Pasquale Natalie
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly

125
125
125
125

40
50
42
55

49
16
28
15

vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen

91
116
98
34

22
29
50
28

47
14
27
16

December 13
Friday

Marcel Camp
James Caras
Charles Seaback
Joseph Procita

125
125
125
125

33
51
51
34

19
13
22
23

vs
vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Frank Taberski

92
96
90
56

21
41
14
29

19
13
21
23

December 14
Saturday

Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Joseph Procita
Pasquale Natalie

125
125
125
125

40
26
62
30

22
20
21
29

vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback

60
84
89
121

39
39
23
41

21
18
21
29

December 15
Sunday

Marcel Camp
Pasquale Natalie
Frank Taberski
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

27
32
51
32

22
13
15
25

vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
James Caras
Joseph Procita

112
24
71
100

36
22
22
54

22
12
15
25

December 16
Monday

Bennie Allen
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
125

33
75
57
41

27
11
10
27

vs
vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Charles Seaback
Frank Taberski
Joseph Procita

100
87
63
89

27
39
28
39

27
11
10
27

December 17
Tuesday

Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

34
46
104
31

16
12
9
28

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Joseph Procita
George Kelly

40
22
0
47

20
12
15
14

16
11
8
28

(41)

1935 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 18
Wednesday

George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Bennie Allen

125
125
125
125

34
52
30
125

26
17
12
3

vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
Marcel Camp
James Caras
Joseph Procita

December 19
Thursday

Joseph Procita
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen

125
125
125
125

60
59
54
52

41
6
15
7

vs
vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
George Kelly
Willie Mosconi
Frank Taberski

December 20
Friday

Frank Taberski
Pasquale Natalie
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125

33
26
22

21
31
27

vs
vs
vs

December 21 * George Kelly
Saturday
James Caras

125
125

36
61

22
12

December 22 ** James Caras

125

53

16

*
**

Playoff: Third - Fourth
Playoff: First - Second

(42)

HR

IN

75
107
79
0

17
21
27
0

25
16
11
3

80
33
44
46

32
23
28
24

41
5
15
7

Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
George Kelly

117
103
35

54
26
20

20
30
26

vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph

114
21

50
19

22
12

vs

Erwin Rudolph

53

30

15

1935 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

December 10
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 18
December 19

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

29
11
34
96
125
125
40
125
125

14
10
28
41
40
33
20
125
52

19
5
16
13
12
27
16
3
7

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
James Caras
Marcel Camp
Pasquale Natalie
Charles Seaback
Joseph Procita
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
125
60
100
125
0
46

46
59
55
51
39
27
34
0
24

19
5
15
13
21
27
16
3
7

December 9
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 18
December 20

Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp

23
74
116
125
60
125
125
107
117

13
20
29
33
39
27
41
21
54

15
15
14
19
21
22
27
16
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
James Caras
Pasquale Natalie
Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Joseph Procita
Charles Seaback
Frank Taberski

125
125
125
92
125
112
89
125
125

65
51
50
21
40
36
39
52
33

16
16
16
19
22
22
27
17
21

December 10
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 15
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 21
December 22**

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

125
125
125
125
71
125
79
125
125
125

28
56
50
51
22
104
27
59
61
53

29
15
16
13
15`
9
11
6
12
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Pasquale Natalie
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Frank Taberski
Joseph Procita
Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Erwin Rudolph

110
36
116
96
125
0
125
33
21
53

30
14
29
41
51
15
30
23
19
30

28
14
14
13
15
8
12
5
12
15

December 10
December 11
December 13
December 15
Decemebr 16
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 20
December 21*

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

125
125
125
24
125
47
125
33
35
125

51
51
55
22
75
14
34
23
20
36

9
16
15
12
11
28
26
5
26
22

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Procita
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Frank Taberski
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi

99
74
34
125
87
125
75
125
125
114

49
20
28
32
39
31
17
59
22
50

9
15
16
13
11
28
25
6
27
22

December 10
December 11
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 20
December 21*

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

125
125
90
125
112
125
125
44
103
114

46
40
14
26
36
31
30
28
26
50

19
9
21
20
22
28
12
15
30
22
(43)

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Joseph Procita
Charles Seaback
Frank Taberski
Marcel Camp
George Kelly
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Pasquale Natalie
George Kelly

29
85
125
84
125
47
79
125
125
125

14
56
51
39
27
14
27
54
26
36

19
9
22
18
22
28
11
15
31
22

1935 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

December 10
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 17
December 18
December 20

Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie
Pasquale Natalie

December 10
December 11
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 17
December 18
December 19

HR

IN

110
125
92
125
125
100
22
80
125

30
40
21
30
32
27
12
32
26

28
49
19
29
13
27
11
41
31

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Frank Taberski
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Procita
Willie Mosconi

125
91
125
121
24
125
125
125
103

28
22
33
41
22
33
46
60
26

29
47
19
29
12
27
12
41
30

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

99
85
125
125
100
89
0
0
125

49
56
34
62
54
39
15
0
60

9
9
23
21
25
27
8
3
41

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Willie Mosconi
Frank Taberski
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
James Caras
Bennie Allen
Pasquale Natalie

125
125
56
89
125
125
125
125
80

51
40
29
23
32
41
104
125
32

9
9
23
21
25
27
9
3
41

December 9
December 11
Decmeber 13
December 14
December 16
December 17
December 19
December 20
December 21
December 22**

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

125
125
125
89
125
125
125
125
21
53

65
59
24
23
57
46
54
22
19
30

16
5
28
21
10
12
15
27
12
15

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback
Joseph Procita
Frank Taberski
Pasquale Natalie
Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
James Caras
James Caras

23
11
98
125
63
22
44
35
125
125

13
10
50
62
28
12
28
20
61
53

15
5
27
21
10
11
15
26
12
16

December 10
December 11
December 12
December 13
December 14
December 15
December 16
December 17
December 18

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seabcak
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seabcak
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback

101
36
98
125
121
125
87
125
125

32
14
50
51
41
32
39
34
52

28
14
27
22
29
25
11
16
17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Frank Taberski
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Pasquale Natalie
Joseph Procita
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
90
125
100
125
40
107

40
56
42
14
30
54
75
20
21

28
15
28
21
29
25
11
16
16

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

Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski
Frank Taberski

125
91
56
84
125
63
75
46
125

40
22
29
39
51
28
17
24
33

28
47
23
18
15
10
25
7
21

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Pasquale Natalie
Joseph Procita
Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Erwinn Rudolph
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp

101
125
125
125
71
125
125
125
117

32
40
34
26
22
57
34
52
54

28
49
23
20
15
10
26
7
20

* Playoff: Third and Fourth ** Playoff: First and Second
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April 22 - 25, 1936
World Championship Challenge Match
Philadelphia Arena – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse: $
Sponsor:

***

Match: 750 points
Format: 6 blocks of 125 points of 3 days
National BilliardAssociation

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title

Date

Player

Score HR

IN

April 22
Wednesday

Caras

153

53

8

April 23
Thursday

156

44

April 24
Friday

148

April 25
Saturday

154
139

Total Points
Total Innings
Balls Per inning

750
72
10.4167

750
743

Player

Score HR

Rudolph

IN

80

28

7

20

192

40

20

54

10

103

34

10

57
28

16
18

193
175

60
58

16
18

743
71
10.464

Referee:
Seating:

2000

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

36
41

Wilmington, DE

Champion
Challenger

Golden Greek
Rudy

RH
RH

Player

DFate of Birth

Date Died

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

(45)

Place of Birth

March 29 – April 21, 1937
World Championship Tournament
Ponzi’s Billiard Academy – Bond Building – 163 West 46th Street 16th Floor – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field:12
Format: Round Robin
Prizes: $8,200 - $5000 added
Entry Fee: $250
Sanction: National Billiard Association of America (NBAA)
Inc.

Promoter:Sportsmen Tournaments

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize Gate

1. Ralph Greenleaf
2. Andrew Ponzi
3. James Caras
4. Irving Crane
5. Erwin Rudolph
6. William Mosconi
7. Onofrio Lauri
8. Charles Seaback
9. Marcel Camp
10. Fay L. Gainer
11. Joseph Diehl
12. Benjamin H. Allen

7
7
7
7
6
6
6
5
5
4
3
3

4
4
4
4
5
5
5
6
6
7
8
8

84
74
77
59
75
95*
70
55
43
43
51
54

6
7
10
11
11
3*
5
15
15
22
22
8

1262
1213
1223
1103
1203
1125
1046
1191
960
962
854
884

839
990
1074
1068
1039
1067
887
1217
1180
1227
1220
1218

155
172
187
207
178
164
155
263
210
262
205
176

8.14
7.05
6.54
5.33
6.80
6.86
6.75
4.53
4.57
3.67
4.14
5.02

1500
1100
900
800
700
500
600
450
350
350
350
350

High Run:
Best Game:
Perfect Game:

$100 William Mosconi
95
$100 William Mosconi
3 innings
An award of $250 for 125 and out in 1 inning was also offered.

First Playoff Series: First – Fourth
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane

2
2
2
0

1
1
1
3

First Playoff Series: First – Fourth
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

2
1
0

0
1
2

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

43
50
43
30

15
8
20
---

368
321
272
212

294
219
285
375

77
33
68
52

4.78
9.72
4.00
4.10

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

53
33
70

12
9
--

250
232
180

167
245
250

24
20
21

10.42
11.60
8.60

5

vs

Bennie Allen 0

Shutouts: April 6

Onofrio Lauri 125 70

Referees:

Robert Stone – Waterbury, CT
Sylvester Livingston – New York

(46)

1

5

March 1937 World Tournament continued … …
Schedule:

Afternoon:
Evening:

Seating:

600

2 games
2 games

starting at 1:30pm
starting at 8:00pm

Player

Age

Hometown

Titles

Nickname

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
William Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Fay L. Gainer
Joseph Diehl
Benjamin H. Allen

37
32
36
23
31
40
23
43
28

Former Champion
Mr. Billiards
Former World ChampionOld Ponzolla
Defending Champion
The Golden Greek
The Deacon
Former World Champ Rudy
Lion Killer
Free Wheeling Willie
Serian Kid

47

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
Wilmington, DE
Livonia, NY
Cleveland, OH
Brooklyn, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Boston, MA
Detroit, MI
Vineland, NJ
Rockford, IL
Kansas City, MO

Player

Date of Birth

Former World Champ

Date Died

Hand
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Place of Birth

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
William Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Fay L. Gainer
Joseph Diehl
Benjamin H. Allen

Sponsor:

Sportsmen Tournaments Inc.
The tournament was sponsored by promoter Jack Polansky a retired Taxi mongol.
Mr. Polansky was the originator of Checker Cabs. Mr. Polansky put up $12,000 of his
own money and formed Sportsmen’s Tournaments Inc. The Brunswick-BalkeCollender Company DID NOT sponsor the tournament.

Purse:

$5000 was added to the entry fees collected of $3000 plus $100 for High Run and
$100 for Best Game.

Arena:

A special arena seating 600 was build for the tournament.

Protest:

April 1 – The Matinee session was marked by the first controversy since the
competition got under way on Monday. During the game between Marcel Camp and
Charles Seaback, Marcel Camp completed his game under a protest that subsequently
was disallowed.
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March 1937 World Tournament continued … …
Camp, having run 28, called for a combination shot in the corner pocket and missed,
but two different object balls dropped into the pocket. Referee Sylvester Livingston
placed one of the spheres on the spot, having failed to see the other drop. After
Seaback made 2, Camp suddenly realized that an error had been made and called it to
the attention of Livingston.
After a little discussion the second ball was spotted and it was then that Camp lodged
his protest on the ground that a rule had been broken. The referee accepted Camp’s
protest and the game was completed.
Later at a meeting among the two referees, Livingston and Robert Stone, and the
Tournament Director, Jack Polansky, it was unanimously agreed that Seaback’s
victory was allowed. The officials decided Camp had not been injured in any way and
that the position of the balls would have been unchanged anyhow. The final score was
Seaback 125 – Camp 79.
Ball Change: April 1 – Ralph Greenleaf complained that the Cue Ball had become chilled and
difficult to control. Irving Crane, agreed with Greenleaf and Jack Polansky,
Tournament Director, announced a new Cue Ball would be put into play on April 2.
Birthday:

April 6 – On Bennie Allen’s 47th birthday, he was shout out by Onofrio Lauri 125 – 0.

Playing Hurt:
Andrew Ponzi played the first half of the tournament with a swollen ankle.
Debut:

This was Irving Crane’s First World Tournament Appearance

New Association Formed:
April 11 – With all twelve men who are contesting for the title as charter members, the
organization adopted the name of “The Professional Pocket Billiard Players
Association of America” and named Bennie Allen as the president for a two-year term.
James Caras, Ralph Greenleaf and Erwin Rudolph were elected vice presidents.
Honorary memberships were voted to Jack Polansky, Julius Becker, Leon Epstein,
Jack Doyle and Alfredo De Oro of New York, Jerome Keogh of Rochester, NY, and Sol
Allinger of Philadelphia.
Offices of the association will be established here at 1775 Broadway and for the next
two years at least every transaction concerning professional pocket billiards will be
handled from that point.
It is planned to invite the professional three-cushion and balk line players to become
affiliated with the group.

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March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 29
Monday

James Caras
Irving Crane

125
125

40
26

22
18

vs
vs

Fay L. Gainer
Andrew Ponzi

87
78

16
22

22
18

March 30
Tuesday

Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

31
51
38
63

33
22
11
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp

97
68
57
6

17
59
44
6

32
22
11
12

March 31
Wednesday

Fay L. Gainer
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125

18
35
28
25

30
15
16
19

vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Charles Seaback
Ralph Greenleaf

82
88
100
76

35
52
28
20

29
14
15
19

April 1
Trusday

Onofrio Lauri
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Bennie Allen

125
125
125
125

45
28
78
32

19
15
11
18

vs
vs
vs
vs

Fay L. Gainer
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Joseph Diehl

88
79
48
83

27
28
16
23

19
14
10
17

April 2
Friday

Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
Marcel Camp
James Caras

125
125
125
125

52
43
39
42

21
11
16
18

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Fay L. Gainer
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen

79
37
79
77

43
23
25
41

20
10
16
17

April 3
Saturday

Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen

125
125
125
125

37
71
49
54

16
9
13
8

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi

38
56
49
53

19
21
22
28

16
9
12
8

April 4
Sunday

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

38
84

17
16

vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane

44
63

14
35

16
17

April 5
Monday

Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
James Caras
Fay L. Gainer

125
125
125
125

43
22
29
43

21
32
11
29

vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi

92
92
95
107

64
28
37
41

21
32
10
29

April 6
Tuesday

Fay L. Gainer
Ralph Greenleaf
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
125

24
68
70
41

50
10
5
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph

109
1
0
84

31
2
1
24

49
10
5
16

April 7
Wednesday

Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
James Caras

125
125
125
125

48
74
60
44

23
16
11
25

vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Joseph Diehl
Fay L. Gainer
Irving Crane

82
65
42
68

31
16
19
30

22
16
11
25

(49)

March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

April 8
Thursday

Joseph Diehl
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

45
42
59
42

33
12
18
21

vs
vs
vs
vs

Fay L. Gainer
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf

61
69
113
86

30
23
40
28

33
12
18
20

April 9
Friday

Irving Crane
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

49
77
29
42

14
11
20
30

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Erwin Rudolph

68
95
29
121

41
33
22
75

13
11
19
16

April 10
Saturday

Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

40
95
36
55

25
3
17
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

Fay L. Gainer
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph

87
7
69
121

20
7
30
75

25
2
15
16

April 11
Sunday

Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

37
39

11
11

vs
vs

Fay L. Gainer
Bennie Allen

60
75

30
33

11
11

April 12
Monday

Fay L. Gainer
Charles Seaback
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

31
23
43
50

22
22
10
15

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi

54
84
45
81

15
26
21
41

22
22
9
14

April 13
Tuesday

Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

32
40
40
48

30
30
7
15

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf

91
83
35
118

33
24
16
27

29
30
6
15

April 14
Wednesday

Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125

50
42
52

11
17
6

vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

77
113
81

25
61
32

10
16
5

April 15
Thursday

Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

55
62

18
14

vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

63
76

26
69

17
13

April 16
Friday

Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

44
41

20
22

vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
James Caras

74
84

26
18

19
21

April 17
Saturday

James Caras

125

24

22

vs

Ralph Greenleaf

107

78

21

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March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

98
22

28
7

25
11

72
118

17
28

8
36

First Playoff Series: First – Fourth
April 18 *
Sunday *

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

43
50

26
11

vs
vs

Irving Crane
James Caras

April 19 *
Monday *

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

125
125

32
28

8
37

vs
vs

Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf

April 20 *
Tuesday *

James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

43
30

20
15

vs
vs

Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi

42
71

30
31

19
14

125
125
125

53
43
31

12
12
9

vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
James Caras

107
60
120

33
29
70

11
12
9

Second Playoff Series: First – Third
April 21 **
Wednesday**
**

*
**

Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

First Playoff Series
Second Playoff Series

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March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 30
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 11
April 12

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

March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 9
April 10
April 13

97
125
77
125
0
125
69
68
69
75
54

17
32
41
54
1
48
23
41
30
33
15

32
18
17
8
5
23
12
13
15
11
22

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Fay L. Gainer

Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp

6
125
79
125
56
125
125
82
29
125
83

6
35
28
39
21
43
41
31
22
40
24

12
15
14
16
9
21
17
22
19
25
30

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

March 29
March 31
April 2
April 5
April 7
April 9
April 12
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18 *
April 19 *
April 20 *
April 21 **
April 21 **

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

125
88
125
125
125
125
125
113
63
84
125
22
125
125
60
120

40
52
42
29
44
77
43
61
26
18
24
7
28
43
29
70

22
14
18
11
25
11
10
16
17
21
22
11
37
20
12
9

March 29
April 1
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 11
April 13
April 16

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

125
48
49
63
125
68
125
125
125
125
125

26
16
22
35
22
30
59
49
37
40
44

18
10
12
17
32
25
18
14
11
30
20
(5)2

HR

IN

125
83
125
53
125
82
125
125
125
125
125

31
23
42
28
70
31
42
49
36
39
31

33
17
18
8
5
22
12
14
17
11
22

Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Fay L. Gainer
Irving Crane

125
88
125
79
125
92
84
125
125
87
125

63
52
28
25
71
64
24
48
29
20
40

12
14
15
16
9
21
16
23
20
25
30

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

Fay L. Gainer
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

87
125
77
95
68
95
45
125
125
125
107
125
118
42
125
125

16
35
41
37
30
33
21
42
55
41
78
50
28
30
43
31

22
15
17
10
25
11
9
17
18
22
21
11
36
19
12
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Charles Seaback
James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Fay L. Gainer
Marcel Camp
Joseph Diehl

78
125
125
125
92
125
113
68
60
83
74

22
78
49
84
28
44
40
41
30
24
26

18
11
13
16
32
25
18
13
11
30
19

March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

April 18 *
April 19 *
April 20 *

Irving Crane
Irving Crane
Irving Crane

98
72
42

28
17
30

25
8
19

vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

March 30
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 13
April 16

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

125
83
79
38
44
95
1
65
125
125
74

51
23
25
19
14
37
2
16
45
32
26

22
17
16
16
16
10
10
16
33
30
19

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

March 29
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 10
April 11
April 12

Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer
Fay L. Gainer

87
125
88
37
125
125
42
61
87
60
125

16
18
27
23
43
24
19
30
20
30
31

22
30
19
10
29
50
11
33
25
11
22

March 30
March 31
April 2
April 4
April 6
April 8
April 11
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 17
April 18 *
April 19 *
April 20 *
April 21 **
April 21 **

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

125
76
125
125
125
86
125
118
125
125
107
125
118
125
125
125

63
20
43
84
68
28
39
37
52
62
78
43
28
30
53
43

12
19
11
16
10
20
11
15
6
14
21
26
36
15
12
12

(53)

HR

IN

125
125
125

43
32
43

26
8
20

Willie Mosconi
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Fay L. Gainer
Charles Seaback
Irving Crane

68
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
61
91
125

59
32
39
37
38
29
68
74
30
33
44

22
18
16
16
17
11
10
16
33
29
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Ralph Grteenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Bennie Allen

125
82
125
125
107
109
125
125
125
125
54

40
35
45
43
41
31
60
45
40
37
15

22
29
19
11
29
49
11
33
25
11
22

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

Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Fay L. Gainer
Irving Crane
Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

6
125
37
63
1
125
75
125
81
76
125
98
125
71
107
60

6
25
23
28
2
42
33
48
32
69
24
28
28
31
33
29

12
19
10
8
10
21
11
15
5
13
22
25
37
14
11
12

March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 30
March 31
April 1
April 3
April 6
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 12
April 13
April 14

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

March 30
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 5
April 7
April 9
April 10
April 12
April 14
April 15

57
125
125
125
125
113
125
7
84
35
125

44
25
45
37
70
40
20
7
26
16
42

11
19
19
16
5
18
20
2
22
6
17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Fay L. Gainer
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

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

68
125
125
53
92
125
125
125
81
81
125

59
78
52
28
64
60
42
95
41
32
55

22
11
21
8
21
11
30
3
14
5
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

March 29
March 31
April 3
April 5
April 7
April 10
April 12
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 18 *
April 19 *
April 20 *
April 21 **
April 22 **

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

78
125
125
107
125
125
125
125
77
76
125
125
125
71
107
125

22
28
71
41
74
36
50
40
25
69
41
50
32
31
33
31

18
16
9
29
16
17
15
7
10
13
22
11
8
14
11
9

March 30
March 31
April 3
April 4
April 6
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 12
April 13
April 14

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

125
82
125
125
84
125
121
121
45
125
125

38
35
49
38
24
42
75
75
21
48
50

11
29
13
17
16
12
29
16
9
15
11
(54)

HR

IN

125
76
88
38
0
125
29
125
125
125
113

38
20
27
19
1
59
22
95
23
40
61

11
19
19
16
5
18
19
3
22
7
16

Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Fay L. Gainer
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

125
48
79
125
125
42
121
7
125
125
63

51
16
43
54
43
19
75
7
50
52
26

22
10
20
8
21
11
29
2
15
6
17

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

Irving Crane
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Fay L. Gainer
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
James Caras
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

125
100
56
125
65
69
81
35
125
125
84
22
72
125
125
120

26
28
21
43
16
30
41
16
50
62
18
7
17
30
53
70

18
15
9
29
16
15
14
6
11
14
21
11
8
15
12
9

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Fay L. Gainer
Irving Crane
Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi
Chaeles Seaback
James Caras
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi

57
125
49
44
125
69
125
125
125
118
77

44
18
22
14
41
23
42
55
43
27
25

11
30
12
16
17
12
30
16
10
15
10

March 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 5
April 6
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 12
April 13

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback

125
100
125
79
92
109
125
95
125
125
91

*
**

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

31
28
28
43
28
31
42
33
55
23
33

33
15
15
20
32
49
21
11
16
22
29

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Fay L. Gainer
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Joesph Diehl

97
125
79
125
125
125
86
125
121
84
125

First Playoff Series
Second Player Series

(55)

HR

IN

17
28
28
52
22
24
28
77
75
26
32

32
16
14
21
32
50
20
11
16
22
30

October 25 – November 16, 1937
World Championship Tournament
Broadwood Hotel – N. Broad Street – Philadelphia, PA
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field:12
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $10,000
Entry Fee:
Sanction:
National Billiard Association
Promoter:

Sportsmen Tournaments, Inc.

Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

Prize Gate

1. Ralph Greenleaf
2. Irving Crane
3. Willie Mosconi
4. James Caras
5. Erwin Rudolph
6. Andrew Ponzi
7. Marcel Camp
8. Benjamin H. Allen
9. Onofrio Lauri
10. Joseph Diehl
11. Charles Seaback
12. George Kelly

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

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

96
56
98*
87
66
67
66
72
72
70
57
74

8
6
6
4*
8
7
9
5
5
7
16
12

1183
1202
1311
1059
1132
1060
1098
1072
977
1084
910
627

796
895
917
1002
1050
1095
1178
1039
1090
1116
1222
1315

204
210
226
138
233
170
202
158
169
170
241
154

5.79
5.72
5.80
7.67
4.85
6.23
5.43
6.78
5.78
6.37
3.77
4.07

1500
1100
900
800
700
600
500
450
400
350
350
350

High Run:
Best Game:

William Mosconi
James Caras

$100
$100

Playoff: First – Second

Score HR

IN

Ralph Greenleaf

125

11

Playoff: Third - Fourth

Score HR

IN

William Mosconi

125

19

76

29

98
4 innings

vs

James Caras

Referee:
Seating:
Schedule:

Irving Crane

750 – high backed theatrical seats
Afternoon: .50 – .75 – 1.00
Evening:
.75 – 1.00 – 1.50

(56)

Score HR

IN

-1

11

11

Score HR

IN

96

18

28

Player Profile …………………………
Player

Age

Hometown

Titles

Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
William Mosconi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
George Kelly

38
24
24
36
31
32
29
41
47
45
31

New York City, NY
Livonia, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Wilmington, DE
Cleveland, OH
New York City, NY
Detroit, MI
Brooklyn, NY
Kansas City, MO
Rockford, IL
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA

Defending Champion
Mr. Pocket Billiards
The Deacon
1937 4th Place
Wee Willie
1937 6th Place
Former World Champ The Golden Greel
Former World Champ Rudy
Former World Champ Old Ponzolla
1937 9th Place
Lion Killer
1937 7th Place
Former World Champ
1937 11th Place
The Syrian Kid
1937 8th Place
1933 National Champion

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Player

Age

Hometown

Titles

Hand

Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
William Mosconi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Andrew Ponzi
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
George Kelly

(57)

Nickname

Nickname

Hand

October 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

October 25
Monday

Ralph Greenleaf
Bennie Allen

125
125

59
39

20
21

vs
vs

October 26
Tuesday

Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback

125
125
125
125

58
38
56
57

9
21
10
16

October 27
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

49
51
30
67

October 28
Thursday

George Kelly
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

October 29
Friday

Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph

October 30
Saturday

Joseph Diehl
Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri

October 31
Sunday

Score

HR

IN

Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi

89
25

23
28

19
21

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
James Caras

22
92
77
71

17
31
27
28

9
21
11
15

7
14
32
21

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
Charles Seaback

82
59
74
102

58
26
41
54

7
14
31
21

74
42
83
96

12
13
7
17

vs
vs
vs
vs

Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri

73
85
48
27

28
52
39
34

11
14
6
15

125
125
125
125

66
51
45
50

9
38
21
9

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen

89
58
74
7

55
26
25
6

8
38
21
8

125
125
125
125

44
86
38
43

16
11
10
40

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
George Kelly
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

46
- 16
27
120

30
13
14
28

15
11
9
40

No Game Scheduled

November 1
Monday

Bennie Allen
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125

38
28
66
72

26
37
8
5

vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

89
71
29
59

26
34
19
24

26
36
7
5

November 2
Tuesday

Marcel Camp
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125
125
125

41
87
52
37

19
19
7
22

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Charles Seaback

87
49
60
37

18
16
16
31

18
19
7
20

November 3
Wednesday

Irving Crane
Charles Seaback
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph

125
125
125
125

47
32
43
58

16
30
21
11

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
George Kelly

84
93
112
64

29
29
58
20

15
30
20
11

(58)

October 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

November 4
Thursday

Irving Crane
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

November 5
Friday

November 6
Saturday

November 7
Sunday

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

125
125
125
125

56
70
45
56

6
7
17
8

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen

16
57
81
46

11
30
15
46

6
7
16
7

James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

74
48
56
98

4
16
11
6

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback

59
115
101
87

56
41
46
45

4
16
11
6

Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
James Caras

125
125
125
125

28
34
44
75

15
10
21
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf

85
3
110
55

27
5
32
27

15
9
20
11

No Games Scheduled

November 8
Monday

Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

45
67
32
31

22
6
32
11

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp

79
13
112
14

17
12
28
10

21
6
32
9

November 9
Tuesday

George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

47
40
68
50

18
18
17
18

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi

117
77
92
82

27
45
38
65

17
18
17
18

November 10
Wednesday

Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane

125
125

30
27

12
30

vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

97
72

38
21

12
29

November 11
Thursday

James Caras
Onofrio Lauri
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

45
68
63
42

23
8
9
8

vs
vs
vs
vs

Marcel Camp
George Kelly
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

104
43
116
56

22
29
62
35

23
7
9
7

November 12
Friday

James Caras
Erwin Rudolph

125
125

29
38

20
49

vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi

34
121

32
36

20
49

November 13
Saturday

Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf

125
125

43
79

29
35

vs
vs

Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

52
67

25
33

29
35

(59)

October 1937 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

November 14
Sunday

No Games Scheduled

November 15
Monday

Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf

November 16 * Willie Mosconi
Tuesday
** Ralph Greenleaf

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

125
125

29
30

32
27

vs
vs

125
125

29
76

18
11

vs
vs

* Playoff – Third and Fourth
** Playoff – First and Second

(60)

Score

HR

IN

Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi

58
79

26
28

31
27

James Caras
Irving Crane

96
-1

28
11

18
11

October 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 25
October 27
October 28
October 29
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 5
November 6
November 8
November 9

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

October 26
October 27
October 29
November 1
November 2
November 3
November 4
November 5
November 8
November 9
November 11

125
82
85
7
125
112
46
115
125
125
125

39
58
52
6
38
58
46
41
28
67
40

21
7
14
8
26
20
7
16
15
6
18

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
Irving Crane
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
George Kelly
Charles Seaback

Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
89
125
93
81
125
14
92
104

56
30
66
26
41
29
15
56
10
38
22

10
32
9
26
19
30
16
11
9
17
23

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

October 26
October 28
October 30
November 1
November 2
November 4
November 5
November 6
November 11
November 11
November 12
November 16*

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

71
125
27
29
125
57
125
125
125
125
125
96

28
42
14
19
87
30
74
75
45
63
29
28

15
13
9
7
19
7
4
12
23
9
20
18

October 26
October 27
October 28
October 30
November 1
November 3
November 4
November 6
November 9
November 13
November 15
November 16**

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

77
125
73
125
125
125
125
125
125
52
125
-1

27
49
28
38
28
47
56
44
27
25
29
11

11
7
11
10
37
16
6
21
30
29
32
11

(61)

HR

IN

25
125
125
125
89
125
125
125
85
13
77

28
49
42
50
26
43
56
48
27
12
45

17
7
13
9
26
21
8
16
15
6
18

Irving Crane
George Kelly
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

77
74
89
125
87
125
125
101
125
125
125

27
41
55
38
18
32
45
46
31
68
45

11
31
8
26
18
30
17
11
11
17
23

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

Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
George Kelly
Ralph Greenleaf
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi

125
85
125
125
49
125
59
55
104
116
34
125

57
52
38
66
16
70
56
27
22
62
32
29

16
14
10
8
19
7
4
11
23
9
20
18

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

Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
George Kelly
James Caras
Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi
Ralph Greenleaf
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf

125
82
125
27
71
84
16
110
72
125
58
125

56
58
74
14
34
29
11
32
21
43
26
76

10
7
12
9
36
15
6
20
29
29
31
11

October 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 25
October 27
October 28
Ocotber 29
October 30
November 2
Novemebr 3
November 4
November 6
November 8
November 9

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

October 25
October 28
October 30
November 2
November 4
November 6
November 9
November 10
November 11
November 13
November 15
November 16**

89
125
48
74
125
87
84
125
85
125
117

23
51
39
25
44
18
29
70
28
45
27

19
14
6
21
16
18
15
7
15
22
17

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Ralph Greenleaf
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
James Caras
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly

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

125
125
125
125
125
55
125
72
56
125
125
125

59
96
86
37
56
27
68
21
35
79
30
76

20
17
11
22
8
11
17
29
7
35
27
11

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

October 26
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 30
November 2
November 3
November 5
November 8
November 9
November 11

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

22
74
125
58
-16
60
64
59
13
125
43

17
41
74
26
13
16
20
56
12
47
29

9
31
12
38
11
7
11
4
6
18
7

October 26
October 28
October 29
October 30
November 1
November 2
November 4
Novemebr 5
Novemebr 6
Novemebr 8
November 11

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

92
27
89
125
125
49
16
125
125
79
125

31
34
55
43
72
16
11
48
34
17
68

21
15
8
40
5
19
6
16
10
21
8

(62)

HR

IN

125
59
125
125
46
125
125
57
125
79
125

59
26
83
45
30
41
47
30
28
17
47

20
14
7
21
15
19
16
7
15
21
18

Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane

89
27
-16
37
46
125
92
125
125
67
79
-1

23
34
13
31
46
75
38
27
42
33
28
11

19
15
11
20
7
12
17
30
8
35
27
11

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Charles Seaback
Ralph Greenleaf
Andrew Ponzi
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
73
125
125
125
125
125
125
117
125

58
30
28
51
86
52
58
74
67
27
68

9
32
11
38
11
7
11
4
6
17
8

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback
Joesph Diehl
George Kelly

125
125
125
120
59
125
125
115
3
125
43

38
96
66
28
24
87
56
41
5
45
29

21
17
9
40
5
19
6
16
9
22
7

October 1937 – World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

October 26
October 28
October 30
November 3
November 5
November 8
November 9
November 11
November 12
November 13
November 15
November 16*

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

October 25
October 27
October 29
November 1
November 2
November 4
November 6
November 9
November 10
November 11
November 12

125
125
120
125
125
125
125
116
121
125
79
125

58
83
28
43
98
31
50
62
36
43
28
29

9
7
40
21
6
11
18
9
49
29
27
18

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

George Kelly
Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Erwin Rudolph
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

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

25
125
125
59
125
125
110
82
125
125
34

28
67
45
24
52
45
32
65
30
42
32

21
21
21
5
7
17
20
18
12
8
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

October 26
October 27
October 29
November 1
Novemebr 3
November 5
November 8
November 9
November 12
November 13
November 15

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

125
59
125
125
125
101
125
97
125
67
58

38
26
50
66
58
46
32
38
38
33
26

21
14
9
8
11
11
32
12
49
35
31

October 26
October 27
October 29
October 30
November 1
November 2
November 3
Novemebr 5
November 6
November 8
November 9

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback

125
102
125
46
71
37
125
87
3
112
77

57
54
51
30
34
31
32
45
5
28
45

16
21
38
15
36
20
30
6
9
32
18

(63)

HR

IN

22
48
125
112
87
14
82
125
125
52
125
96

17
39
43
58
45
10
65
63
38
25
30
28

9
6
40
20
6
9
18
9
49
29
27
18

Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Erwin Rudolph
Ralph Greenleaf
James Caras

125
102
74
125
60
81
125
125
97
56
125

39
54
25
72
16
15
44
50
38
35
29

21
21
21
5
7
16
21
18
12
7
20

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
James Caras
George Kelly
Marcel Camp
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Ralh Greenleaf
Irving Crane

92
125
7
29
64
125
112
125
121
125
125

31
51
6
19
20
56
28
30
36
79
29

21
14
8
7
11
11
32
12
49
35
32

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
George Kelly
Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri
Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen

71
125
58
125
125
125
93
125
125
125
125

28
67
26
44
28
37
29
98
34
32
40

15
21
38
16
37
22
30
6
10
32
18

December 15 – 21, 1937
World Championship Challenge Match
Capitol Bowling & Billiard Academy – 1680 Broadway - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 1500 points
Field: 2
Format: 12 blocks of 125 points over 6 days
Purse: $500 put up by the Sportsmen’s Tournaments Inc.

***

Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane
Ralph Greenleaf

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title

Date

Player

Score

December 15
Wednesday

Greenleaf

1500
550

HR

IN

Player

Score

HR

IN

125

67

2

Crane

1

1

2

December 16
Thursday

133
124

35
83

28
3

106
16

24
13

27
2

December 17
Friday

129
118

52
64

21
2

19
7

31
7

20
2

December 18
Saturday

127
120

68
109

10
7

51
1

29
13

10
6

December 19
Sunday

128

32

30

133

21

29

December 20
Monday

125
132

89
122

10
4

83
1

43
1

10
3

December 21
Tuesday

116
123

33
44

11
8

129
3

42
5

10
7

Total
Innings
BPI

1500
136
11.0294

550
128
4.2968

Referee:

Joseph Ferguson

Scorer:
Schedule:

John J. Curran
First day & Sunday - 1 match at 8:00pm
Daliy: 2 matches at 3:00pm & 8:00

Admission:

Afternoon: .50 - .75 & 1.00

Evening:

.75, 1.00, 1.50

Seating: 500
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane

38
24

New York City, NY
Livonia, NY

Champion
Challenger

Mr. Pocket Billiards
The Deacon

RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

date died

Place of Birth

Ralph Greenleaf
Irving Crane

November 00, 1899
November 11, 1913

March 15, 1950
2001

Monmouth, IL
Lavonia, NY

(64)

February 28 – March 24, 1938
World Championship Tournament
Capital Bowling & Billiard Academy – 1680 Broadway - New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Match: 125 points
Field:12
Format: Round Robin
Purse: $5000 plus the net gate receipts
Sanction:
Player

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. James Caras
2. Andrew Ponzi
3. Willie Mosconi
4. Irving Crane
5. Marcel Camp
6. Bennie Allen
7. Joseph Diehl
8. Joseph Procita
9. Onofrio Lauri
10. Charles Seaback
11. Erwin Rudolph
12. George Kelly

9
9
9
6
6
6
5
5
5
3
2
1

2
2
2
5
5
5
6
6
6
8
9
10

111
82
67
69
50
56
71
69
59
73
55
37

2
2
2
15
10
12
24
11
12
13
7
7

1330
1293
1264
1033
1129
1086
1215
1048
1150
834
832
738

665
1031
824
1073
1066
1138
1181
1175
992
1273
1253
1281

192
191
201
247
216
222
294
160
175
184
211
198

6.927 1500
6.77
6.289
4.182 800
5.227
4.892
4.133
6.55
6.571
4.533
3.943
3.727

High Run:
Best Game:

James Caras 111
James Caras - Andrew Ponzi – William Mosconi - 2 innings

$100
$100 split

Playoff: First – Third

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi

1
1
1

1
1
1

98
81
51

7
13
17

200
149
128

149
128
200

24
19
30

8.33
7.84
4.27

Playoff: First – Third

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

1. James Caras
2. Andrew Ponzi
3. William Mosconi

2
1
0

0
1
2

70
42
43

11
21

250
147
184

87
224
250

27
37
30

9.26
3.97
6.13

Playoff: Fourth – Sixth

W

L

HR

BG

TP

OP

TI

BPI

4. Irving Crane
5. Marcel Camp
6. Bennie Allen

2
1
0

0
1
2

69
50
54

29
8
---

250
149
184

122
211
250

58
36
36

4.31
4.14
5.11

Referee:

Joseph Ferguson, New York

(65)

Prize Gate

Seating:

600

Schedule:

Afternoon:
Evening:

Note:

Ralph Greenleaf, current champion declined to play in the tournament.

2 games – 1:30pm & 3:00pm
2 games – 8:00pm & 9:30pm

Player Profile …………………
Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi
Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly

27
35
24
24
29
48

Former World Champ
Former World Champ
1937 3rd Place
1937 Runnerup

Golden Greek
Old Ponzola
Wee Willie
The Deacon

39
41
46
33
32

Wilmington, DE
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Livonia, NY
Detroit, MI
Kansas City, MO
Rockford, IL
Gloversville, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Boston, MA
Cleveland, OH
Philadelphia, PA

RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH
RH

Player

Date of Birth

Date Died

Place of Birth

June 27, 1896

April 11, 1971

Nap;les, Italy

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
William Mosconi
Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
Benjamin H. Allen
Joseph Diehl
Joseph Procita
Onofrio Lauri
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly

Former World Champ

Former World Champ
Former National Champ

(66)

Iron Man
Lion Killer
The Syrian Kid
Rudy

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

February 28
Monday

Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi

125
125

20
54

29
26

vs
vs

Joseph Procita
George Kelly

90
61

32
22

29
26

March 1
Tuesday

Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

31
39
71
28

24
15
27
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
James Caras
Charles Seaback

109
56
95
43

26
15
38
27

24
14
27
13

March 2
Wednesday

Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

69
37
40
42

11
15
16
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen

124
19
59
37

29
14
22
15

11
15
16
10

March 3
Thursday

Joseph Procita
James Caras
Bennie Allen
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

28
111
50
48

22
19
12
23

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
Onofrio Lauri
George Kelly

115
66
113
79

23
42
41
26

21
18
11
22

March 4
Friday

Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

22
46
26
42

48
14
35
19

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback

88
65
81
20

22
34
23
11

48
14
35
19

March 5
Saturday

James Caras
Joseph Procita
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

52
28
36
70

16
13
33
14

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen

51
60
100
56

14
22
21
27

15
13
33
14

March 6
Sunday

Onofrio Lauri
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

28
59

29
17

vs
vs

Marcel Camp
Erwin Rudolph

93
120

23
55

29
16

March 7
Monday

Joseph Procita
Charles Seaback
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

66
48
30
33

16
19
10
31

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Irving Crane
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl

33
61
46
121

10
32
16
55

16
18
10
31

March 8
Tuesday

Bennie Allen
James Caras
Charles Seaback
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

48
20
73
35

12
38
13
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri

61
6
89
107

19
14
49
35

12
38
13
16

March 9
Wednesday

Joseph Diehl
Joseph Procita
Bennie Allen
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

52
37
41
55

33
12
39
21

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Irving Crane
Erwin Rudolph

75
93
55
70

30
34
25
55

33
12
39
20

(67)

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

HR

IN

March 10
Thursday

Erwin Rudolph
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

30
56
48
42

19
14
16
28

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Joseph Procita
Marcel Camp
Joseph Diehl

43
93
27
120

12
46
15
51

19
13
15
27

March 11
Friday

George Kelly
Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

37
48
28
28

7
24
42
13

vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri

31
73
92
70

17
32
28
29

7
23
42
13

March 12
Saturday

Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Charles Seaback
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
125

54
59
30
41

7
12
13
10

vs
vs
vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane
George Kelly
Joseph Procita

85
18
123
40

45
9
30
13

7
11
23
9

March 13
Sunday

Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi

125
125

32
82

17
7

vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Joseph Procita

75
75

20
25

16
7

March 14
Monday

Bennie Allen
James Caras
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi

125
125
125
125

50
68
27
67

13
5
28
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
Irving Crane

92
11
93
46

29
12
42
16

12
5
27
11

March 15
Tuesday

Onofrio Lauri
Bennie Allen
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

39
36
42
43

16
26
14
16

vs
vs
vs
vs

George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane

46
99
94
103

13
27
28
41

15
26
13
16

March 16
Wednesday

Onofrio Lauri
Irving Crane
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
125
125
125

46
57
36
62

15
15
15
9

vs
vs
vs
vs

Charles Seaback
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Marcel Camp

29
110
31
78

15
59
17
22

14
14
15
8

March 17
Thursday

Irving Crane
James Caras

125
125

56
42

16
21

vs
vs

Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi

56
50

19
24

16
20

March 18 +
Friday +
+

Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
James Caras

125
125
125
125

41
50
69
39

29
8
29
12

vs
vs
vs
vs

Bennie Allen
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi

98
86
24
64

34
54
15
27

29
7
28
11

March 19
Saturday

Willie Mosconi

125

36

28

vs

Andrew Ponzi

118

38

27

(68)

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

March 20 *
Sunday

James Caras

March 21 *
Monday

125

98

7

vs

Andrew Ponzi

125

81

13

March 22 *
Tuesday

Willie Mosconi

125

51

March 23 **
Wednesday **
**

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
James Caras

125
125
125

42
67
70

+
*
**

Playoff Series:
First Playoiff Series:
Second Playoff Series:

Score

HR

IN

Andrew Ponzi

24

27

6

vs

Willie Mosconi

3

17

13

17

vs

James Caras

75

28

17

21
11
15

vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

119
65
22

43
18
41

20
10
16

Fourth – Sixth
First – Third
First – Third

(69)

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10
March 14
March 15
March 18+
March 18+

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

March 1
March 2
March 4
March 6
March 8
March 10
March 11
March 12
March 13
March 14
March 16
March 18+
March 18+

March 1
March 2
March 5
March 7
March 8
March 10
March 14
March 15
March 16
March 17
March 18
March 20*
March 22*
March 23**
March 23**

109
37
125
88
56
46
125
125
125
125
125
98
86

26
15
50
22
27
16
48
41
56
50
36
34
54

24
10
12
48
14
10
12
39
14
13
26
29
7

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

Marcel Camp
Willie Mosconi
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
George Kelly
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
irving Crane
Marcel Camp

Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp
Marcel Camp

125
125
125
93
89
27
92
125
125
125
78
125
24

31
40
46
23
49
15
28
41
32
27
22
50
15

24
16
14
29
13
15
42
10
17
28
8
8
28

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

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

95
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
110
125
125
125
75
125
125

38
111
52
30
20
48
68
42
59
42
39
98
28
67
70

27
19
16
10
38
16
5
14
14
21
12
7
17
11
16

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

(70)

HR

IN

125
125
113
125
125
125
61
55
93
92
99
125
125

31
42
41
22
70
30
19
25
46
29
27
41
50

24
10
11
48
14
10
12
39
13
12
26
29
8

Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
Onofrio Lauri
Charles Seaback
James Caras
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Willie Mosconi
Joseph Diehl
Andrew Ponzi
Bennie Allen
Irving Crane

109
59
65
125
125
125
125
40
75
93
125
86
125

26
22
34
28
73
48
28
13
20
42
62
54
69

24
16
14
29
13
16
42
9
16
27
9
7
29

Joseph Diehl
Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Procita
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi

125
66
51
46
6
27
11
94
125
50
64
24
125
65
22

71
42
14
16
14
15
12
28
57
24
27
27
51
18
41

27
18
15
10
38
15
5
12
15
20
11
6
17
10
16

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

February 28
March 2
March 4
March 7
March 9
March 11
March 12
March 14
March 15
March 16
March 17
March 18 +
March 18 +

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

March 1
March 2
March 4
March 5
March 7
March 9
March 10
March 11
March 12
March 14
March 17

125
125
125
61
55
125
18
46
103
125
125
125
125

20
37
26
32
25
28
9
16
41
57
56
41
69

29
15
35
18
39
42
11
11
16
15
16
29
29

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

Joseph Procita
George Kelly
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Onforio Lauri
Willie Mosconi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp

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

125
115
125
125
121
125
120
125
85
93
56

71
23
22
36
55
52
51
48
45
42
19

27
21
48
33
31
33
27
24
7
27
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

February 28
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 11
March 12
March 15

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

61
19
79
65
51
33
61
75
125
123
46

22
14
26
34
14
10
19
30
37
30
13

26
15
22
14
15
16
12
33
7
23
15

March 1
March 2
March 3
March 5
March 6
March 8
March 11
March 12
March 14
March 15
March 16

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

125
124
113
100
125
107
70
125
11
125
125

39
29
41
21
28
35
29
59
12
39
46

15
11
11
33
29
16
13
12
5
16
15

(71)

HR

IN

90
19
81
125
125
92
125
125
125
110
56
98
24

32
14
23
48
41
28
59
67
43
59
19
34
15

29
15
35
19
39
42
12
12
16
14
16
29
28

James Caras
Joesph Procita
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri
Willie Mosconi
George Kelly
Andrew Ponzi
Charles Seaback
Erwin Rudolph
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane

95
125
88
100
125
75
125
73
125
125
125

38
28
22
21
33
30
42
32
54
27
56

27
22
48
33
31
33
28
23
7
28
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Andrew Ponzi
Marcel Camp
James Caras
Joseph Procita
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Erwin Rudolph
Charles Seaback
Onofrio Lauri

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
31
125
125

54
37
48
46
52
66
48
52
17
30
39

26
15
23
14
16
16
12
33
7
23
16

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Erwin Rudolph
Joseph Procita
Bennie Allen
Joseph Diehl
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
James Caras
George Kelly
Charles Seaback

56
125
125
125
93
125
125
18
125
46
29

15
69
50
36
23
35
28
9
68
13
15

14
11
12
33
29
16
13
11
5
15
14

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

February 28
March 2
March 4
March 7
March 9
March 11
March 13
March 14
March 16
March 18
March 19
March 21*
March 22*
March 23**
March 23**

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

March 1
March 3
March 5
March 6
March 8
March 10
March 13
March 15
March 16
March 17
March 19
March 20*
March 21*
March 23**
March 23**

February 28
March 1
March 2
March 5
March 7
March 9
March 10
March 12
March 13
March 15
March 16

125
125
125
125
125
125
75
125
125
64
125
3
125
119
65

54
42
42
33
55
28
20
67
36
27
36
17
51
43
18

26
10
19
31
21
13
16
12
15
11
28
13
17
20
10

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

George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Charles Seaback
Joseph Diehl
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

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

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
50
118
24
125
125
22

28
48
70
59
35
42
82
43
62
24
38
27
81
42
41

14
23
14
17
16
28
7
16
9
20
27
6
13
21
16

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

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

90
125
125
125
125
125
93
40
75
94
31

32
69
28
28
66
37
46
13
25
28
17

29
11
22
13
16
12
13
9
7
13
15

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

(72)

HR

IN

61
37
20
121
70
70
125
46
31
125
118
125
75
125
125

22
15
11
55
55
29
32
16
17
39
38
81
28
42
67

26
10
19
31
20
13
17
11
15
12
27
13
17
21
11

Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Erwin Rudolph
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
Joesph Procita
Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi
James Caras

43
79
56
120
107
120
75
103
78
125
125
125
3
119
125

27
26
27
55
35
51
25
41
22
42
36
98
17
43
70

13
22
14
16
16
27
7
16
8
21
28
7
13
20
16

Irving Crane
Onofrio Lauri
Joseph Diehl
Erwin Rudolph
George Kelly
Charles Seaback
Bennie Allen
Marcel Camp
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Willie Mosconi

125
124
115
60
33
93
125
125
125
125
125

20
29
23
22
10
34
56
41
82
42
36

29
11
21
13
16
12
14
10
7
14
15

1938 World Tournament – Game by Game – Chronological/Alphabetical Order continued … …
Date

Player

Score

HR

IN

vs

Player

Score

March 1
March 2
March 4
March 5
March 6
March 8
March 9
March 10
March 11
March 12
March 15

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

56
59
81
60
120
6
70
125
31
125
99

15
22
23
22
55
14
55
30
17
54
27

14
16
35
13
16
38
20
19
7
7
26

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Onofrio Lauri
Marcel Camp
Irving Crane
Joseph Procita
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Charles Seaback
George Kelly
Joseph Diehl
Bennie Allen

March 1
March 2
March 4
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10
March 11
March 12
March 14
March 16

Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback
Charles Seaback

43
66
20
125
125
93
43
73
125
92
29

27
42
11
48
73
34
12
32
30
29
15

13
18
19
19
13
12
19
23
23
12
14

vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs

Andrew Ponzi
James Caras
Willie Mosconi
Irving Crane
Marcel Camp
Joseph Procita
Erwin Rudolph
Joesph Diehl
George Kelly
Bennie Allen
Onofrio Lauri

+
*
**

PlayoffSeries:
First Playoff Series:
Second Playoff Series:

Fourth – Sixth
First – Third
First – Third

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HR

IN

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
43
125
85
125

39
40
26
28
59
20
55
12
37
45
36

15
16
35
13
17
38
21
19
7
7
26

125
125
125
61
89
125
125
125
123
125
125

28
111
42
32
49
37
30
48
30
50
46

14
19
19
18
13
12
19
24
23
13
15

April 25 - 29, 1938
World Championship Challenge Match
Strand Billiard Academy – New York City, NY
Game: 14.1
Field: 2
Purse:
Sanction:

***

Match: 1000 points
Format: 8 blocks of 125 points over 5 days

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi
James Caras

Defending Champion
Challenger (Runner-up)
Defends Title

1000
811

Date

Player

Score HR

IN

Player

Score HR

IN

April 25

Caras

128

41

16

Ponzi

112

43

15

April 26
Tuesday

128
128

31
63

12
17

3
51

14
44

11
16

April 27
Wednsday

122
126

49
38

32
9

174
65

54
59

31
8

April 28
Thursday

131
117

28
48

22
26

289
22

76
26

21
25

April 29
Friday

120

41

12

95

68

11

Total Points:
Total Innings:
Balls Per Inning

1000
146
6.8493

Monday

811
138
5.8768

Referee:

Joe Ferguson, New York

Player

Age

Hometown

Title

Nickname

Hand

James Caras
Andrew Ponzi

27
35

Wilmington, DE
Philadelphia, PA

Champion
Challenger

The Golden Greek
Old Ponzola

RH
RH

Note: New York Times
On April 28, Jimmy Caras filed a written protest with Pormoter Jack Polanski, on an alleged
foul in the eight inning of the twenty-one inning set-to. Action was deferred until the 29th.
On the protest point, the cue ball was on the rim of the side pocket in a virtually unplayable
position and Ponzi was shooting. While seeking an opening, he moved to the head of the table
to get a closer look at the cluster and in doing so brushed an object ball with his sleeve.
Referee Joe Ferguson ruled it an accidental foul, costing Ponzi 1 point, as opposed to a
deliberate foul, which would have cost 15. Caras said nothing and finished the block but
made his claim later.

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