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bigbro6060
06-27-2004, 11:21 PM
Here in Australia they have been showing this LEgendary starts of Pocket Billiards tournament on ESPN. It's hell cool with Willie Mosconi, Luther Lassiter, Minesota Fats, Irving Crane etc etc

Hosted by Allen Hopkins, i am guessing this tournament occured in the early 80s,is that right ?

anyone have a specific year ?

how many of these great players is sadly now dead ?

Popcorn
06-27-2004, 11:35 PM
Early 80's I believe. Almost all of them are now dead

Rod
06-27-2004, 11:48 PM
The exact year I don't know, somewhere about 1980 to 1983, I think. Sadly only one may be alive.

#### leonard
06-28-2004, 05:17 AM
I think ARthur "Babe" Cranfield maybe the only player living.####

Rod
06-28-2004, 11:10 AM
That is what I thought, but I wasn't sure.

Nostroke
06-28-2004, 02:35 PM
I saw a lot of them but only checked for the date once- It was 1983- All of them were waaaaaaaay past their prime.

Rod
06-28-2004, 05:14 PM
They still didn't play to bad for old farts. lol Waaaaaaaayy past

bigbro6060
06-29-2004, 01:47 AM
Mosconi showed flashing of brilliance but yeah some of the others were playing average league player standard