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Bob Callahan
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
If you are interested in the history of pool & billiards, Charlie Ursitti's Complete History of Pool & Billiards (http://charlesursitti.com/) is a must. Some sections are unfinished, but there are full-text versions of some old books, and extensive histories.

Scott Lee
09-20-2010, 11:16 PM
Bob...Mr. Ursitti has one of the largest historical cuesports-related collections out there. He has spent literally YEARS getting this stuff put up online. What a treasure for all of us! Thanks Charlie! :grin:

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

ctyhntr
09-20-2010, 11:55 PM
I fully agree, this is a treasure trove. I'm going to be up for days pouring over this stuff.

Mr. Bond
09-21-2010, 12:30 AM
Charles (and Deno) are doing a fantastic job.

Funny thing is, some people kinda shrug it off and think " yeah whatever...boring old history "...but here is something to think about:

What if you had spent the better part of your life as a professional billiard and or pool player and had travelled the world, won numerous titles, set new records and won millions of dollars....

....but nobody kept any record of what you did. :confused:



Charles is not only physically preserving history, he is also preserving the very integrity of countless professional billiard players from around the world.

Much thanks to Charles and co.



P.S. if you enjoyed charles' site, you'll probably enjoy www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org

JAM
09-21-2010, 04:27 AM
Thanks for the link. I had never seen this site before. It is full of great tournament statistical data, which is needed in pool, as there's not a good deal out there, other than print pool media and word of mouth.

I am going to explore it this weekend more fully when time allows. Great job Bravo to Charles and Deno! :)

duckie
09-21-2010, 06:44 AM
Is this the same person that is the ref in ESPN Legends series?

"Fatty, Sit down"............

Mr. Bond
09-21-2010, 01:35 PM
Is this the same person that is the ref in ESPN Legends series?

"Fatty, Sit down"............

yes, as a matter of fact it is

Scott Lee
09-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Mr. Bond...All true, with the exception of the "millions of dollars" part! If only...:grin: Greenleaf made the most money from pool (even in today's dollars), and he never made millions. He did, however, command $2000/week at the height of the Depression...which would seem like millions to most everybody! This, of course, doesn't take the English snooker players into consideration, as several of them have made millions of dollars.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

Charles (and Deno) are doing a fantastic job.

Funny thing is, some people kinda shrug it off and think " yeah whatever...boring old history "...but here is something to think about:

What if you had spent the better part of your life as a professional billiard and or pool player and had travelled the world, won numerous titles, set new records and won millions of dollars....

....but nobody kept any record of what you did. :confused:



Charles is not only physically preserving history, he is also preserving the very integrity of countless professional billiard players from around the world.

Much thanks to Charles and co.



P.S. if you enjoyed charles' site, you'll probably enjoy www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org

iralee
09-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Charles (and Deno) are doing a fantastic job.

Funny thing is, some people kinda shrug it off and think " yeah whatever...boring old history "...but here is something to think about:

What if you had spent the better part of your life as a professional billiard and or pool player and had travelled the world, won numerous titles, set new records and won millions of dollars....

....but nobody kept any record of what you did. :confused:



Charles is not only physically preserving history, he is also preserving the very integrity of countless professional billiard players from around the world.

Much thanks to Charles and co.



P.S. if you enjoyed charles' site, you'll probably enjoy www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org

Hear, hear.