Originally Posted by JohnnyOzone
All those 3 cushion and balkline players on there and no Raymond Ceulemans? Come on!
If it's based solely on dominance, Balukas would have to be No 1.
Either her or Mosconi.
Harold Worst may very well be about the best player on the list - but he was never "dominant" because he didn't get to play long enough and didn't play in that many tournaments.
These lists never work.
Guess he wasn't dominating enough in his time.
UMB World Champion
1963–1973, 1975–1980, 1985, 1990, 2001 (Didn't Play the Tournament in 1981, maybe 82 as well)
1962–1972, 1974–1983, 1987, 1992
I'm really not impressed. There's a couple of blanks during these 39 years with no excuse. 2001 was just a fluke at age 64.
Here's how I really see it Ceulemans simply had no competition in his prime. Absolutely nobody could beat him to 50 points. So they changed the format. Hmmmm can't beat him in the short game either. His averages were relatively low compared to todays numbers. But once the young punks started catching on and raising the bar, Sir Ceulemans simply raised his game to meet the challange.
Literally a game changer. But that's my opinion. I'm not as smart as the BCA or Billiard Digest.