Legends of One Pocket I - January 4-6, 1991

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It's the 30th anniversary of the first Legends of One Pocket event this year so I thought it would be nice if we could all share some materials/stories/photos etc.

The second Legends event was held in Philly later that year and is covered here - http://onepocket.org/forum/index.php?threads/legends-of-one-pocket-ii-philadelphia-style-1991.15414

The brackets and final standings

I have gone through my Accu-Stats videos of the event with a view to reconstructing who played who in the event. Coupled with the information from the The National Billiard News article, below is an incomplete list of matches and results.

This was a single elimination event. Judging by the payouts, there had to be 64 players (($39,200 - 20,000)/$300), of which 16 were seeded and 48 at large. Therefore, the 48 at large players had to get down to 16 first. On this basis, there were sixteen matches played in each of the first and second rounds.

Without further ado...

WinnerLoserStageScoreTaped?Commentary
Allen HopkinsSteve CookF5-2yesBill Incardona, Grady Mathews, Danny Diliberto
Allen HopkinsBuddy HallSF5-3no
Steve CookJose ParicaSF5-0yesBill Incardona, Grady Mathews
Allen HopkinsNick VarnerQF5-4yes (100 minutes rack)Bill Incardona, Allen Hopkins, Nick Varner
Steve CookJimmy FuscoQF5-4no
Buddy HallCornbread RedQF5-?no
Jose ParicaBill IncardonaQF5-1no
Allen HopkinsStrawberry BrooksLast 165-2no
Steve CookGrady MathewsLast 165-2no
Buddy HallRonnie AllenLast 165-2no
Jose ParicaSteve MizerakLast 165-?no
Nick VarnerDallas WestLast 165-?no
Jimmy FuscoHoward VickeryLast 165-?no
Cornbread RedLeonard Bugs RuckerLast 165-2yesJeff Carter, Paul Jones
Bill IncardonaDanny DilibertoLast 165-4no
Jose ParicaDick WeaverLast 325-?no
Steve CookBill StephenLast 325-1yesJeff Carter, Bill Stroud
Cornbread RedCharles "Rosey" RosenblattLast 325-?no
Buddy HallDonnie "Tire Man" MorrisonLast 325-?no
Dallas WestWade CraneLast 325-4no
Bill IncardonaEddie BurtonLast 325-?no
Howard VickeryJim RempeLast 325-?no
Strawberry BrooksLouie RobertsLast 325-1yesBill Incardona, Danny Diliberto
???Buddy DennisLast 325-?no
???Don WilliamsLast 325-?no
???Mark FarrellLast 325-?no
???Mike BetzLast 325-?no
???Charlie JusticeLast 325-?no
???Al "NY Blackie" BonifeLast 325-?no
???Barry ShawLast 325-?no
???Bob WolfeLast 325-?no
Howard VickeryJaffar "Patcheye" Basheer1st round5-?no
Eddie BurtonFreddy Bentivegna1st round5-2yesBill Incardona, Buddy Hall
Charles "Rosey" RosenblattDanny Searcy1st round5-?no

Any help filling the gaps is gratefully received.

The payouts

Per the NBN article (which I will post up later) the payouts were:

Prize Money Total
1st 8,800 8,800
2nd 5,000 5,000
3-4th 2,500 5,000
5-8th 1,500 6,000
9-16th 1,000 8,000
17-24th 500 4,000
25-32nd 300 2,400
Total 39,200
 

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My contribution -- something I picked up last year.

Lou Figueroa
 

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I've also attached the poster. Does anyone have it in better quality?

I believe the players are (clockwise starting at 12pm): Danny D, Grady, Cornbread Red, Jimmy Fusco, Steve Mizerak, Allen Hopkins, Mike Lebron, Buddy Hall, RA, Pete Fusco (?), Weenie Beenie

The small print in the middle reads: "Seeded players must have deposit paid by September 30, 1990. Seeded players may not enter at large"

1991 LOP Columbia SC poster.jpg
 

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My contribution -- something I picked up last year.

Lou Figueroa

Thanks Lou. This is from a later tournament held in Philly in July 1991. There were two Legends events in 1991 which is a bit confusing as the subsequent years had only one per year
 

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Billiards Digest article on the tournament
 

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Scans from Pool and Billiards magazine
 

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Billiards Digest article on the tournament
Thanks jd67. It’s interesting that Fels’s article says the field comprised 40 players instead of 64. If it were true, there would have been a $7,200 gap in the payouts 🤔
 

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I've also attached the poster. Does anyone have it in better quality?

I believe the players are (clockwise starting at 12pm): Danny D, Grady, Cornbread Red, Jimmy Fusco, Steve Mizerak, Allen Hopkins, Mike Lebron, Buddy Hall, RA, Pete Fusco (?), Weenie Beenie

The small print in the middle reads: "Seeded players must have deposit paid by September 30, 1990. Seeded players may not enter at large"
I cannot edit the above post for some reason so I've attached a slightly better pic of the poster below

1991 LOP Columbia SC poster-3.jpg
 

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I cannot edit the above post for some reason so I've attached a slightly better pic of the poster below

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This poster is fromn the Legends tournament in South Carolina -- the green one of similar design is from Philly. You can see from the dates on each that the SC tournament was about 6 months earlier in January of 1991, whereas the Philly event was July 1991. There was another smaller "South Philly" One Pocket tournament I believe not filmed by Accustats. Jack Cooney was a notable player in the South Philly event.
 

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? is Pete Fusco from Philly.
Yes Pete is from Philly. You probably know Pete and Jimmy were first cousins, not brothers, The funny thing is, there was a room owner in Philly that these two played out of for many years by the name of Mike Fusco that I believe was not a close relation at all.
 
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