Johnston City - input required

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Guys,

I've had some time to spare recently (as most of us, no doubt) and pulled together a list of the 1st-4th place finishers for all Johnston City events, inspired by the recent induction of the Jansco brothers into the BCA Hall of Fame. And yet, as hard as I tried, there are still gaps to fill in (marked with question marks below). I just thought, maybe, Keith Thompson, Billy Incardona, Steve Booth or Bob Jewett, or anyone else for that matter could chip in and help me complete the list for posterity. This is as far as I have got so far. Any help gratefully received!

1961 one pocket - "Connecticut" John Vevis, Jimmy Moore, Hubert Cokes, Fats

1962 one pocket - Marshall "Squirrel" Carpenter, Eddie Taylor, Boston Shorty, "Racine" Al Miller
1962 9-ball - Luther Lassiter, Boston Shorty, Eddie "Detroit Whitey" Beauchene, Joe Cosgrove
1962 14.1 - Luther Lassiter, Earl Shriver, Joe Procita, Eddie Taylor
1962 all-around - Luther Lassiter

1963 one pocket - Eddie Taylor, Marshall "Squirrel" Carpenter, Bill Staton, Jersey Red
1963 9-ball - Luther Lassiter, "Portland" Don Watson, Eddie "Detroit Whitey" Beauchene, Eddie Taylor
1963 14.1 - Luther Lassiter, Bill Staton, Alton "Babyface" Whitlow, Don "Duke" Tozier
1963 all-around - Luther Lassiter

1964 one pocket - Eddie Taylor, Bill Staton, Luther Lassiter, Ed Kelly
1964 9-ball - Luther Lassiter, Harold Worst, Danny Jones, Cisero Murphy
1964 14.1 - Luther Lassiter, Ed Kelly, Cisero Murphy, Harold Worst
1964 all-around - Eddie Taylor

1965 one pocket - Boston Shorty, Danny Jones, Hubert "Daddy Warbucks" Cokes, Jersey Red
1965 9-ball - Harold Worst, Danny Jones, Johnny Ervolino, Bill Staton
1965 14.1 - Harold Worst, Jersey Red, Johnny Ervolino, Boston Shorty
1965 all-around - Harold Worst

1966 one pocket - Ed Kelly, Ronnie Allen, Jersey Red, Dick McMorran
1966 9-ball - Ed Kelly, Dallas West, Irving Crane, Eddie Taylor
1966 14.1 - Joe Balsis, Irving Crane, Danny Diliberto, Jersey Red
1966 all-around - Joe Balsis

1967 one pocket - Boston Shorty, Cisero Murphy, ?, ?
1967 9-ball - Luther Lassiter, Ronnie Allen, ?, ?
1967 14.1 - Irving Crane, Ed Kelly, Dallas West, Danny Diliberto
1967 all-around - Luther Lassiter

1968 one pocket - Boston Shorty, Danny Jones, Ronnie Allen, Jersey Red
1968 9-ball - Danny Jones, Jersey Red, Cornbread Red, Danny Gartner
1968 14.1 - Al Coslosky, Ronnie Allen, Jim Reliham, Kazro Fujimi
1968 all-around - Danny Jones

1969 one pocket - Luther Lassiter, Ronnie Allen, Jose Valdez, Joey Spaeth
1969 9-ball - Luther Lassiter, Louis Goff, Billy Incardona, Charles DeValliere
1969 14.1 - Joe Russo, Jim Relihan, Cisero Murphy, Boston Shorty
1969 all-around - Luther Lassiter

1970 one pocket - Ronnie Allen, ?, ?, ?
1970 9-ball - Keith Thompson, ?, ?, ?
1970 14.1 - Luther Lassiter, ?, ?, ?
1970 all-around - Keith Thompson

1971 one pocket - Jim Rempe, ?, ?, ?
1971 9-ball - Jimmy Marino, ?, ?, ?
1971 14.1 - Luther Lassiter, ?, ?, ?
1971 all-around - Jimmy Marino

1972-I one pocket - Boston Shorty, ?, ?, ?
1972-I 9-ball - Billy Incardona, ?, ?, ?
1972-I 14.1 - Danny Diliberto, ?, ?, ?
1972-I all-around - Danny Diliberto

1972-II one pocket - Jimmy Fusco, ?, ?, ?
1972-II 9-ball - Boston Shorty, ?, ?, ?
1972-II 14.1 - dropped
1972-II all-around - Boston Shorty

*Some years had the 3rd and 4th place tied.
 
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jennie (JAM) was particularly interested in what year did geese come in 3rd??
great list ratamon
thanks for posting
 

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I have a few old issues of National Billiard News and here is what I found:

1970 One pocket: 1. Ronnie Allen 2. Larry "Boston Shorty" Johnson 3. Paul Malniduk 4. Ed Kelly
Nine Ball: 1. Keith Thompson 2. Joe Spaeth 3. Irving Crane 4. Nick Varner
14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Irving Crane 3. Steve Cook 4. Larry Lisciotti
All-Around: 1. Keith Thompson 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Luther Lassiter

1971 One pocket: 1. Jim Rempe 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Mike Gerace 4. Nick Varner
Nine Ball: 1. Jim Marino 2. Jim Rempe 3. Jeff Sparks 4. Cisero Murphy
14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Jim Marino 3. Dallas West 4. Irving Crane
All-Around: 1. Jim Marino 2. Luther Lassiter 3.Jim Rempe

1972 June One pocket: 1. Boston Shorty 2. UJ Puckett 3. Charles Jones 4. Danny DiLiberto
Nine ball: 1. Bill Incardona 2. Richie Florence 3. Larry Lisciotti 4. Don Watson
14.1: 1. Danny DiLiberto 2. Larry Lisciotti 3. Alton Whitlow 4. Jim Marino
All-Around: 1. Danny DiLiberto 2. Bill Incardona 3. Boston Shorty
Women 14.1: 1. Jean Balukas 2. Jeri Titcomb 3. Madeline Whitlow 4. Evelyn Del Porto

National Billiard News did not publish from September 1972 to January 1973. When the newspaper resumed publishing, it only ran a small paragraph on the event.

1972 Fall event All-Around: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Jimmy Fusco
 
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I have a few old issues of National Billiard News and here is what I found:

1970 One pocket: 1. Ronnie Allen 2. Larry "Boston Shorty" Johnson 3. Paul Malniduk 4. Ed Kelly
Nine Ball: 1. Keith Thompson 2. Joe Spaeth 3. Irving Crane 4. Nick Varner
14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Irving Crane 3. Steve Cook 4. Larry Lisciotti
All-Around: 1. Keith Thompson 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Luther Lassiter

1971 One pocket: 1. Jim Rempe 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Mike Gerace 4. Nick Varner
Nine Ball: 1. Jim Marino 2. Jim Rempe 3. Jeff Sparks 4. Cisero Murphy
14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Jim Marino 3. Dallas West 4. Irving Crane
All-Around: 1. Jim Marino 2. Luther Lassiter 3.Jim Rempe

1972 June One pocket: 1. Boston Shorty 2. UJ Puckett 3. Charles Jones 4. Danny DiLiberto
Nine ball: 1. Bill Incardona 2. Richie Florence 3. Larry Lisciotti 4. Don Watson
14.1: 1. Danny DiLiberto 2. Larry Lisciotti 3. Alton Whitlow 4. Jim Marino
All-Around: 1. Danny Liberto 2. Bill Incardona 3. Boston Shorty
Women 14.1: 1. Jean Balukas 2. Jeri Titcomb 3. Madeline Whitlow 4. Evelyn Del Porto

National Billiard News did not publish from September 1972 to January 1973. When the newspaper resumed publishing, it only ran a small paragraph on the event.

1972 Fall event All-Around: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Jimmy Fusco

Thank you so much! So Geese came in 3rd in 1971!

Do you also happen to have the December 1967 issue of the NBN ? I only have the November one and it does not have full coverage of the 1967 Event
 
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You're welcome. I don't have any issues from 1967 but AZBilliards Goldmine has 11 of them. The one they are missing is December which would be the issue with the Johnston City recap.
 

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I see that our man Bill Incardona won the 9-ball, and took 2nd in the all-around in 1972; and Jeff Sparks took 3rd in the 9-ball behind Marino and Rempe in 1971. That's some pretty tall cotton, folks! Any comments, lads?
 

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I see that our man Bill Incardona won the 9-ball, and took 2nd in the all-around in 1972; and Jeff Sparks took 3rd in the 9-ball behind Marino and Rempe in 1971. That's some pretty tall cotton, folks! Any comments, lads?
As the Beatles say...
Yesterday, Onepocket was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, Onepocket was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

How was that??

Dr. Bill
 

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As the Beatles say...
Yesterday, Onepocket was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, Onepocket was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

How was that??

Dr. Bill

Shouldn't it be the 9-ball then, Dr. Bill ? ;)
 
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Did the Jansco's do the Stardust events too? I cant recall. Even though I was there.
Does anyone have the results of that?
 

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Did the Jansco's do the Stardust events too? I cant recall. Even though I was there.
Does anyone have the results of that?

They most certainly did Keone. Both events were run in parallel, with the Stardust happening earlier in a year (around April-June) and the Johnston City a bit later (October-November). I have most of the relevant NBN issues and will post the results at some point later this month.

As a starter for 10, I attach a screenshot from Jay Helfert's Pool Wars which shows the winners only (in the bottom half of the table).

Cheers,
Terry
 

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So the updated standings are as follows. Does anyone have info on 1967 and 1972 (the fall event) ?

1961 one pocket: 1. "Connecticut" John Vevis 2. Jimmy Moore 3. Hubert Cokes 4. Fats

1962 one pocket: 1. Marshall "Squirrel" Carpenter 2. Eddie Taylor 3. Boston Shorty 4. "Racine" Al Miller
1962 9-ball: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Boston Shorty 3. Eddie "Detroit Whitey" Beauchene 4. Joe Cosgrove
1962 14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Earl Shriver 3. Joe Procita 4. Eddie Taylor
1962 all-around: Luther Lassiter

1963 one pocket: 1. Eddie Taylor 2. Marshall "Squirrel" Carpenter 3. Bill Staton 4. Jersey Red
1963 9-ball: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. "Portland" Don Watson 3. Eddie "Detroit Whitey" Beauchene 4. Eddie Taylor
1963 14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Bill Staton 3. Alton "Babyface" Whitlow 4. Don "Duke" Tozier
1963 all-around: Luther Lassiter

1964 one pocket: 1. Eddie Taylor 2. Bill Staton 3. Luther Lassiter 4. Ed Kelly
1964 9-ball: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Harold Worst 3. Danny Jones 4. Cisero Murphy
1964 14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Ed Kelly 3. Cisero Murphy 4. Harold Worst
1964 all-around: Eddie Taylor

1965 one pocket: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Danny Jones 3. Hubert "Daddy Warbucks" Cokes 4. Jersey Red
1965 9-ball: 1. Harold Worst 2. Danny Jones 3. Johnny Ervolino 4. Bill Staton
1965 14.1: 1. Harold Worst 2. Jersey Red 3. Johnny Ervolino 4. Boston Shorty
1965 all-around: Harold Worst

1966 one pocket: 1. Ed Kelly 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Jersey Red 4. Dick McMorran
1966 9-ball: 1. Ed Kelly 2. Dallas West 3. Irving Crane 4. Eddie Taylor
1966 14.1: 1. Joe Balsis 2. Irving Crane 3. Danny Diliberto 4. Jersey Red
1966 all-around: Joe Balsis

1967 one pocket: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Cisero Murphy 3. ??? 4. ???
1967 9-ball: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Ronnie Allen 3. ??? 4. ???
1967 14.1: 1. Irving Crane 2. Ed Kelly 3. Dallas West 4. Danny Diliberto
1967 all-around: Luther Lassiter

1968 one pocket: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Danny Jones 3. Ronnie Allen 4. Jersey Red
1968 9-ball: 1. Danny Jones 2. Jersey Red 3. Cornbread Red 4. Danny Gartner
1968 14.1: 1. Al Coslosky 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Jim Reliham 4. Kazuo Fujima
1968 all-around: Danny Jones

1969 one pocket: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Jose Valdez 4. Joey Spaeth
1969 9-ball: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Louis Goff 3. Billy Incardona 4. Charles DeValliere
1969 14.1: 1. Joe Russo 2. Jim Relihan 3. Cisero Murphy 4. Boston Shorty
1969 all-around: Luther Lassiter

1970 one pocket: 1. Ronnie Allen 2. Larry "Boston Shorty" Johnson 3. Paul Malniduk 4. Ed Kelly
1970 9-ball: 1. Keith Thompson 2. Joe Spaeth 3. Irving Crane 4. Nick Varner
1970 14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Irving Crane 3. Steve Cook 4. Larry Lisciotti
1970 all-around: Keith Thompson

1971 one pocket: 1. Jim Rempe 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Mike Gerace 4. Nick Varner
1971 9-ball: 1. Jim Marino 2. Jim Rempe 3. Jeff Sparks 4. Cisero Murphy
1971 14.1: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Jim Marino 3. Dallas West 4. Irving Crane
1971 all-around: Jimmy Marino

1972-I one pocket: 1. Boston Shorty 2. UJ Puckett 3. Charles Jones 4. Danny DiLiberto
1972-I 9-ball: 1. Bill Incardona 2. Richie Florence 3. Larry Lisciotti 4. Don Watson
1972-I 14.1: 1. Danny DiLiberto 2. Larry Lisciotti 3. Alton Whitlow 4. Jim Marino
1972-I all-around: Danny Diliberto

1972-I Women 14.1: 1. Jean Balukas 2. Jeri Titcomb 3. Madeline Whitlow 4. Evelyn Del Porto

1972-II one pocket: 1. Jimmy Fusco 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
1972-II 9-ball: 1. Boston Shorty 2. ??? 3. ??? 4. ???
1972-II 14.1: dropped
1972-II all-around: Boston Shorty
 

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They most certainly did Keone. Both events were run in parallel, with the Stardust happening earlier in a year (around April-June) and the Johnston City a bit later (October-November). I have most of the relevant NBN issues and will post the results at some point later this month.

As a starter for 10, I attach a screenshot from Jay Helfert's Pool Wars which shows the winners only (in the bottom half of the table).

Cheers,
Terry
Thank you Terry. The Stardust was such a great experience for me. I just remember a young Larry Liscotti, Danny Diliberto, and Incardone as my heroes. So many great memories.
 

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Thanks ratamon and jd67 for the info
steve
somewhere you should keep this list as a sticky or reverence
 

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I never new Jeff played tournaments or that he finished so high in the standings
i didn’t know dr. Bill ‘s exact finishes either just that he beat everyone...:)
kudos to both of you
 

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I never new Jeff played tournaments or that he finished so high in the standings
i didn’t know dr. Bill ‘s exact finishes either just that he beat everyone...:)
kudos to both of you
You might not know this but Jeff is also a Champion Poker player. Being a bracelet winner in the World Series of Poker.
 

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As the Beatles say...
Yesterday, Onepocket was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, Onepocket was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

How was that??

Dr. Bill
Good one, my man!!
 

lll

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You might not know this but Jeff is also a Champion Poker player. Being a bracelet winner in the World Series of Poker.
i didnt know that
but
it doesnt surprise me
elite players in one game have the natural talent
and discipline to excel at other games
in poker
there isnt any hand eye coordination
but reading your opponent
is a common thread to matching up in pool
jmho
 

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1967 as reported in the NBN, December issue:

Dates: October 20 through November 15, 1967
Location: Cue Club Billiard Academy, Show Bar, Johnston City, IL
Sanction: Billiard Players Association of America
Straight Pool to 150
Nine Ball best of 21
One Pocket best of 7

Results page:

NBN_JC_1967.jpg
 

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Stardust Open results from NBN:

1970 One pocket: 1. Steve Cook 2. Boston Shorty 3. Bill Thompson 4. Bill Inardona
9 Ball: 1. Bernie Schwartz 2. Ed Kelly 3. Johnny Ervolino 4. Richie Florence
14.1: 1. Joe Russo 2. Nick Vacchiano 3. Jim Mataya 4. Al Coslosky
All-Around: 1. Steve Cook 2. Joe Russo 3. Bernie Schwartz

1971 One pocket: 1. Johnny Ervolino 2. Boston Shorty 3. Luther Lassiter 4. Cole Dickson
9 ball: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Jimmy Reid 3. Jim Mataya 4. Joey Spaeth
14.1: 1. Joe Balsis 2. Johnny Ervolino 3. Luther Lassiter 4. Cisero Murphy
All-Around: 1. Luther Lassiter 2. Joe Balsis 3. Johnny Ervolino

1972 One pocket: 1. Bill Staton 2. Ed Burton 3. Keith Thompson 4. Norman Hitchcock
9 ball: 1. Jim Mataya 2. Ronnie Allen 3. Jim Marino 4. Luther Lassiter
14.1: 1. Pete Margo 2. Joe Balsis 3. Lou Butera 4. Wayne Norcross
All-Around: 1. Jim Mataya 2. Bill Staton 3. Pete Margo

1973 One pocket: 1. Johnny Ervolino 2. Norman Hitchcock 3. Boston Shorty 4. Lovis Goff
9 ball: 1. Norman Hitchcock 2. Steve Cook 3. Jim Mataya 4. Jim Rempe
8 ball: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Richie Ambrose 3. Lou Butera 4. Pete Fusco
All-Around: 1. Boston Shorty 2. Norman Hitchcock 3. Johnny Ervolino
 
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