View Full Version : Early U.S. Open winners

07-09-2002, 07:39 AM
Before the U.S. Open that we all know and love started 27 years ago, where did it used to be held and who were the notable winners. I remember reading Ronnie Allen won it in '69 but thats all i know. Anyone out there have any ideas?

07-10-2002, 09:38 PM
A player by the name of Tom Jennings from NJ won an early US Open and possibly another guy by the name of Mark Beilfuss from Grand Rapids, Michigan, however, the game played at these opens was str8 pool not 9ball. Stedyfred

Harold Acosta
07-11-2002, 04:50 PM
This is the only info I have about the US Open. Hope it answers part of your question.
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Past US Open 9-Ball Winners
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26th US Open 2001 Corey Deuel Mika Immonen 11-0
25th US Open - 2000 Earl Strickland Takeshi Okumura 11-5
24th US Open - 1999 Johnny Archer Jeremy Jones 11-7
23rd US Open - 1998 Buddy Hall Tang Hoa 11-5
22nd US Open - 1997 Earl Strickland Efren Reyes 11-3
21st US Open - 1996 Rodney Morris Efren Reyes 11-6
20th US Open - 1995 Reed Pierce Efren Reyes 11-6
19th US Open - 1994 Efren Reyes Nick Varner 9-6
Jeanette Lee Ewa Mataya-Laurence 13-10
18th US Open - 1993 Earl Strickland Tony Ellin 11-8
17th US Open - 1992 Tommy Kennedy Johnny Archer 9-1
16th US Open - 1991 Buddy Hall Dennis Hatch 9-8
15th US Open - 1990 Nick Varner Mike Sigel 11-10*
<font color=red>Note: I have been told the runner up was Johnny Archer
<font color=blue> 14th US Open - 1989 Nick Varner -
13th US Open - 1988 Mike Lebron -
12th US Open - 1987 Earl Strickland -
11th US Open - 1986 David Howard -
10th US Open - 1985 Jimmy Reid -
9th US Open - 1984 Earl Strickland -
8th US Open - 1983 Mike Sigel -
7th US Open - 1982 David Howard -
6th US Open - 1981 Allen Hopkins -
5th US Open - 1980 Mike Sigel -
4th US Open - 1979 Louis Roberts -
3rd US Open - 1978 Steve Mizerak -
2nd US Open - 1977 Allen Hopkins -
1st US Open - 1976 Mike Sigel -
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Anyone who has the remaining information, please feel free to add it!

Cueless Joey
07-11-2002, 07:18 PM
They should put an asterisk on Lebron's name. I believe that was the last year Vegas put up a betting line on US Open.

07-13-2002, 02:30 AM
&gt; Not to nitpick,but Johnny Archer finished second to Nick Varner in 1990,not Sigel. Tommy D.

Harold Acosta
07-13-2002, 08:15 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Tommy_Davidson:</font><hr> Not to nitpick,but Johnny Archer finished second to Nick Varner in 1990,not Sigel. Tommy D. <hr></blockquote>

I have made a note on my home list. The info posted was obtained from various sources including Accustat tapes among others. I am not certain now about that year's runner-up. Maybe Brady could give the info out.

Thanks anyway for your reply.

07-14-2002, 10:22 AM
I played in the 1967 US.Open at Lansing Mich, Jimmy Caras won that year at 58 years of age. I think he lost his first game and won 11 straight games to win the title. The tourney was riddled with lousy reffing.####