first 5 years of Johnston City
from Chalk Up!
by Steve Booth; clippings generously contributed by Frank
Brent; reprinted with permission
a trade publication distributed by A.E. Schmidt. These
news clippings are all from
five years -- coinciding with the first five years of the
Jansco Brother's tournaments.
very first Johnston City tournament, held in 1961, was only
One Pocket. It wasn't until the following
that the Jansco Brothers expanded the event to create their
famous all-around format.
promoters George and Joe (Pauli) Jansco stand in front
the leader board early during the original 1961 One Pocket
event. Looks like only 12 players, yet the event was
scheduled to run for
might be the
first modern published rules
the game of One Pocket!
results of the 1961 Johnston City One Pocket tournament.
is another photo from the original '61 Johnston City event.
Courtesy Frank Brent (from Lloyd Welcome)
trouble identifying the players? Click
here to see a 'key' to their identities! )
to read about the 1962 tournament!