Willie Mosconi

American pool player Willie Mosconi

William Joseph Mosconi, best known as Willie Mosconi, was an American professional pool player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Between the years of 1941 and 1957, he won the World Straight Pool Championship an unmatched fifteen times. For most of the 20th century, his name was essentially synonymous with pool in North America – he was nicknamed "Mr. Pocket Billiards" – and he was among the first Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame inductees.
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27 June 1913

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Celebrities & Their Secret Pool Addictions - Celebrific
Google News - over 6 years
Newman actually got lessons from Willie Mosconi (yes, the name given to the Mosconi Cup which pits the US against Europe) and current Hollywood giant Tom Cruise, who stared alongside Newman in the Colour of Money, is also a pretty adept player
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Fast Eddie turns fifty: Some pool-hall lessons about life's breaks (VIDEO) - Westword (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
... which shifts the emphasis from the actual pool contests (though there are still some nice shots by technical advisor Willie Mosconi) to the human drama surrounding Fast Eddie's quest to become something more than a two-bit hustler
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La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club Celebrates 20 Years with Completion of US$36 ... - Aruba
Google News - over 6 years
“Once called the resort 'where dreams come true' La Cabana has resurfaced with a bold new look and feel from the front lobby to the interior of every room,” said Willie Mosconi, president of the Board of Directors. La Cabana Beach and Racquet Club
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 6 years
In 1993, legendary billiards player Willie Mosconi died at the age of 80. He held the world billiards title 15 times over his career. In 1993, "Frasier," starring Kelsey Grammer, debuted on NBC. In 1994, a federal judge in Anchorage, Alaska,
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Williams Defeats Archer Sets up USA Showdown for World 14.1 Finals Spot - Inside POOL Magazine
Google News - over 6 years
“Willie Mosconi turning in his grave. I know. I'm sorry!”, joked Williams. “The shot clock was little fast and I think modifying it to a extension per rack is a good way to go. But definitely you need a clock sometimes because some players are really
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World 14.1 Championship - Another viewpoint - AzBilliards.com
Google News - over 6 years
After all, the World 14.1 Championships has a long colored history of such disputes, (some of Willie Mosconi's World Titles were won in a 2 man challenge match) and at the end of the day, the printers of the record books will do the correct thing,
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'Rack 'em Randy' rolls on - Mankato Free Press
Google News - over 6 years
Goettlicher learned his lesson about that long ago, when he played pool with the great Willie Mosconi in a series of exhibitions, and Mosconi flailed him like one of those aforementioned rented rugs. A couple of years ago he went to New Zealand to
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Olhausen Tables and Andy Cloth Chosen for The World Tournament - Inside POOL Magazine
Google News - over 6 years
This year's nominees on the ballot include Ray Martin, Dallas West,Nick Varner, Jerome Keough, Alfredo DeOro, and Willie Mosconi. One of the goals of the event is to honor the champions of 14.1 that have passed and honor those who are still living
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Four Amateurs Win To Join World Tournament of 14.1 - AzBilliards.com
Google News - over 6 years
This year's nominees on the ballot include Ray Martin, Dallas West,Nick Varner, Jerome Keough, Alfredo DeOro, and Willie Mosconi. To vote, please send in your choice at worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com One of the goals of the event is to honor
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The 14.1 Straight Pool Hall of Fame - AzBilliards.com
Google News - over 6 years
This year's nominees on the ballot include Ray Martin, Ray Martin, Dallas West,Nick Varner, Jerome Keough, Alfredo DeOro, and Willie Mosconi. To vote, please send in your choice at worldstraightpoolchampionships@gmail.com "We wanted to recognize and
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La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club Reveals New Lobby Ready for Guest Check Ins - Aruba
Google News - over 6 years
Among those presents at the reopening General Manager, Joe Najjar, Assistant General Manager, Jessica Franken, President of the Board, Willie Mosconi and his distinguished wife, Fran, and other members of the management team of La Cabana Beach
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The almanac - UPI.com
Google News - over 6 years
They include Irish patriot Charles Stewart Parnell in 1846; noted anarchist Emma Goldman in 1869; poet Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872; blind and deaf author Helen Keller in 1880; billiards champion Willie Mosconi in 1913; "Captain Kangaroo" Bob Keeshan in
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Billiards club offers free pool tips - Tbo.com
Google News - over 6 years
Although Arnold Greenstein has played billiards for fun since he was 15, he figured he wasn't any Minnesota Fats or Willie Mosconi. So when Greenstein found out about the Sun City Center Billiards Club's beginners' lessons,
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Lo Spaccone - TV Mediaset
Google News - almost 7 years
Nel film appaiono Jake La Motta, l'ex campione dei pesi medi di pugilato che interpreta il barista, e Willie Mosconi, grande campione di biliardo, che ha un cameo. - La pellicola ha un sequel, diretto da Martin Scorsese. Un attempato Eddie Felson
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Three film greats get high-def treatment - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - almost 7 years
During the commentary, Newman describes his commitment to the role and talks about how he replaced his dining table with a pool table to train with the legendary Willie Mosconi. The disc also provides a short HD featurette on Gleason's career along
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OUR TOWNS; In a Changing Village, the Pool Tables Look the Same
NYTimes - over 7 years
BREWSTER, N.Y. Long ago, when Fast Eddie and Minnesota Fats were as hot as teenage vampires in love, any self-respecting town had a bustling pool hall. No more. Mike Pavese, who moved up here from the Bronx in 1969 and is sergeant-at-arms at the Italian-American Club down the street, blames changing times and temptations. ''In the old days, the
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DISPATCHES; Drowsy Days at the Billiards Cafe
NYTimes - over 9 years
JUST inside the front door of the newly rechristened Hermes Billiards Cafe, under the rusty elevated tracks along Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, is a red plastic deli-style number dispenser to keep track of the people waiting for one of the hall's 20 tables. The fixture has been hanging there a long time, regulars say, but these days it
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POSSESSED; In the Billiard Room, With a Candlestick
NYTimes - almost 11 years
YOU'RE not supposed to judge a book by its cover. Can you say the same of décor? Consider the antique pool table in the New York studio of the artist Philip Taaffe. Made in 1920s by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender company in a lavish quasi-Egyptian-Moorish Revival style, the table was then the height of luxury, among the first to have a system to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Willie Mosconi
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 79
    Willie Mosconi died of a heart attack on September 17, 1993 at his home in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.
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    Mosconi authored an autobiography titled Willie's Game, published in 1993.
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  • 1991
    Age 77
    August 10, 1991: Mosconi played his last challenge match, against Jimmy Caras at the Valley Billiards Hall of Fame tribute dinner show.
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  • 1982
    Age 68
    1982: He appeared in the music video for George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone", as a spectator and betting on Bo Diddley's character.
  • 1980
    Age 66
    May 9, 1980: Mosconi played a sportscaster in the film The Baltimore Bullet starring James Coburn and Omar Sharif.
  • 1978
    Age 64
    February 25, 1978: "The Great Pool Shoot-Out", a US$15,000 match between Rudolf "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone, Jr. and Mosconi at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 48
    September 2, 1962: Mosconi was a contestant on the television game show What's My Line?
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    February 5, 1962: Mosconi was a contestant on the television game show I've Got a Secret.
  • 1961
    Age 47
    Mosconi was the technical advisor on the 1961 film The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie.
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  • 1957
    Age 43
    He returned to the game at nearly 100% by 1957, when he once again won the BCA World Championship.
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  • 1956
    Age 42
    After suffering a stroke in 1956, Mosconi slowed down on his tournament appearances in order to recover.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 39
    Mosconi married his second wife, Flora Marchini, in 1953.
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  • 1945
    Age 31
    1945: Columbia World of Sports: "Champion of the Cue", an eight-minute "sports reel" in which Mosconi demonstrates his cueing expertise in slow motion.
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  • 1944
    Age 30
    In 1944, Mosconi enlisted in the United States Army, having already spent several years working within the defense industry.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 27
    Shortly before winning his first World Straight Pool Championship in 1941, Mosconi married Ann Harrison, his first wife.
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    Between the years of 1941 and 1957, he won the World Straight Pool Championship an unmatched fifteen times.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 19
    In 1933, Mosconi competed in the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) World Straight Pool Championship.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Age 10
    In 1924, at the age of 11, Mosconi was the juvenile straight pool champion and was regularly holding trick shot exhibitions.
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  • 1919
    Age 5
    In 1919, an exhibition match was arranged between six-year-old Mosconi and the reigning World Champion, Ralph Greenleaf.
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  • 1913
    Born
    Born in 1913.
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