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Positively Ralf
10-18-2017, 07:13 AM
Pick a player from the yester years of billiard/carom/snooker vs today's players and who would you pick for an exhibition? Can be any discipline you want.

Would love to see Irving Crane or Mosconi vs Harriman/Thorsten/Niels/Schdimt in a race to 1,000

Ronnie O Sullivan vs Steve Davis would've been a fun match.

Mr. Bond
10-18-2017, 07:32 AM
Reyes vs DeOro

Island Drive
10-18-2017, 07:35 AM
Eddie Taylor playing anyone a round robin event with 5 different disciplines. Banks/one pocket/14.1/nine ball and 3 cushion.

pt109
10-18-2017, 07:39 AM
Ronnie Allen vs Efren Reyes

Snooker Theory
10-18-2017, 07:40 AM
D. West vs R. Greenleaf
Young S. Hendry Vs Young R.O'sulilvan
W. Hoppe vs T. Blomdahl

I thought that exhibitionist match with Mizerack vs Davis was pretty fun to watch, you ever seen it?

pt109
10-18-2017, 07:43 AM
Can't come up with anybody to play Walter Lindrum that doesn't need weight.

ipoppa33
10-18-2017, 07:48 AM
I like the Ronnie Allen vs Efren, but I would have loved to see Buddy Hall vs Luther Lassiter for some big stacks!

PoolBum
10-18-2017, 07:52 AM
Harold Worst vs. Efren Reyes all-around.

Nine ... corner
10-18-2017, 08:06 AM
Nine ball ... Wimpy vs Earl :thumbup:

ugotactionTX
10-18-2017, 08:07 AM
I'd love to see Worst vs. Lassiter. I know Lassiter ducked him but these two in their primes would be some kinda match up.

btw the Ronnie Allen/ Efren matchup would be epically epic!

Island Drive
10-18-2017, 08:30 AM
I was told the Knoxville bear was barred from any 9 or ten ball ring games at Johnston City, barred ????????????....................no one else was.:thumbup:

Franky4Eyes
10-18-2017, 08:36 AM
Ronnie Allen vs Efren Reyes

This!!!
Man that would be a good one for some 1pocket.

I'd also like to see Eddie Taylor VS Bugs in some banks.

Siegal and Strickland were always a good watch too.

barrymuch90
10-18-2017, 08:47 AM
Ronnie Allen vs. Tony Chohan!!!! Drop the mic

Black-Balled
10-18-2017, 08:54 AM
Eddie Taylor playing anyone a round robin event with 5 different disciplines. Banks/one pocket/14.1/nine ball and 3 cushion.

The bear might have been my pick too.

Apparently, he'd stop thru my area to share a bottle with the locals from time to time.

matcase
10-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Lou Butera vs Earl Strickland. Talk about spped pool eh.

jay helfert
10-18-2017, 09:07 AM
Can't come up with anybody to play Walter Lindrum that doesn't need weight.

Harold Worst, maybe the two best all around billiard players of all time.

J SCHWARZ
10-18-2017, 09:20 AM
In Bank Pool Eddie Taylor vs Vernon Elliot and or Bugs. Tony Fargo vs Truman Hogue

One pocket Jimmy Reid vs Artie B.
Ronnie Allen vs any of the heavy hitters today.

Nine ball would have to be Lasister vs Worst or Worst vs Willis.

As far as laying it down and getting the money goes would love to have seen Corbread Red, Pancho, Detroit Whitey do their thing.

woodyosborne
10-18-2017, 09:25 AM
Harold Worst vs. Efren Reyes all-around.

this x2

gogg
10-18-2017, 09:57 AM
Harold Worst vs. Efren Reyes all-around.

That was my thought too...

Bavafongoul
10-18-2017, 10:06 AM
Jean Balukas versus any women player anyone can think of.........she was the gender equivalent
to Willie Mosconi........the other match is Willie vs. the entire pool world........anyone and everyone.

poolguy4u
10-18-2017, 01:16 PM
:thumbup:



Jimmy Matz playing Earl while both wired......



.....or straight and sober.




:grin:





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brandoncook26
10-18-2017, 04:42 PM
Ronnie Allen vs Efren Reyes

This one..

Ched
10-18-2017, 04:48 PM
Harold Worst vs. Efren Reyes all-around.

^^^ This ^^^

edit: and it seems to have a LOT of support. Good call PoolBum.

Straightpool_99
10-18-2017, 04:50 PM
Willie Mosconi vs Thorsten Hohman straight pool race to 1000 points. I'd like to see slow cloth, small pocket 10 foot table. It would be a brutal test of skill.

Efren Reyes vs. Earl Strickland (thank God that allready happened):), but I'd like to see them both at their peaks. 9 ball.

Worst vs. just about anybody. I suspect the rumors of his skill are highly exaggerated, but it would be good just to see.

Walther Lindrum vs. Ronnie O'Sullivan. Snooker. Lindrum being the man who was so good that they actually had to change the rules of his game to give the others a chance. I wonder if that has ever happened in any other sport, ever?! I kind of suspect he'd be ok at snooker as well, though he considered it an inferior game.

justinb386
10-18-2017, 04:52 PM
I would love to see Jean Balukas vs Allison Fisher (when both players were in their prime). Who do you think was the stronger 9 ball player? Would love to know for sure.

Would also love to see a young Johnny Archer (in his prime), against any of the strongest young guns of today.

pt109
10-18-2017, 05:01 PM
Harold Worst, maybe the two best all around billiard players of all time.

If Harold Worst and Walter Lindrum played...a new game would have to be invented.

pt109
10-18-2017, 05:05 PM
I like the Ronnie Allen vs Efren, but I would have loved to see Buddy Hall vs Luther Lassiter for some big stacks!

Buddy and Luther in their primes would be a great match.
They had a mutual admiration society...both said the other was the best.

I might like Buddy in his prime against anybody at 9-ball....
....if he had Billy Johnson breaking for him.

deanoc
10-18-2017, 06:00 PM
Harold Worst vs efren one pocket and 9 ball

willie vs harold straight pool

eddie taylor vs brambeck banks

PoolBum
10-18-2017, 06:58 PM
Ronnie Allen vs. Tony Chohan!!!! Drop the mic

Yes, and don't come back.

dabarbr
10-18-2017, 07:21 PM
Both in their prime I would like to see Vincent Lauria vs Fast Eddie Felson.

jay helfert
10-18-2017, 07:43 PM
My take on Worst vs. Efren all around match; Three Cushions - Worst (by a mile!), Snooker - Worst, 9-Ball - Worst, One Pocket - Efren, 14.1 - Worst, Eight Ball - a toss up. Sorry to disappoint you Efren fans, but Worst excelled at all games! Given a couple of months to prepare I suspect he would have been a great match for Efren at One Pocket as well. I've seen 'em all the last fifty years and Worst had no equal.

PoolBum
10-18-2017, 08:25 PM
My take on Worst vs. Efren all around match; Three Cushions - Worst (by a mile!), Snooker - Worst, 9-Ball - Worst, One Pocket - Efren, 14.1 - Worst, Eight Ball - a toss up. Sorry to disappoint you Efren fans, but Worst excelled at all games! Given a couple of months to prepare I suspect he would have been a great match for Efren at One Pocket as well. I've seen 'em all the last fifty years and Worst had no equal.

How about chess?

PoolBum
10-18-2017, 08:26 PM
Both in their prime I would like to see Vincent Lauria vs Fast Eddie Felson.

Vincent should stick to video games.

AtLarge
10-18-2017, 09:49 PM
... Lindrum being the man who was so good that they actually had to change the rules of his game to give the others a chance. I wonder if that has ever happened in any other sport, ever?! ...

Basketball -- Wilt Chamberlain caused changes in both court dimensions (width of the foul lane in the pros) and some rules (college).

[And how about Corey Deuel's effect on break rules in pool?]

measureman
10-19-2017, 04:29 AM
My take on Worst vs. Efren all around match; Three Cushions - Worst (by a mile!), Snooker - Worst, 9-Ball - Worst, One Pocket - Efren, 14.1 - Worst, Eight Ball - a toss up. Sorry to disappoint you Efren fans, but Worst excelled at all games! Given a couple of months to prepare I suspect he would have been a great match for Efren at One Pocket as well. I've seen 'em all the last fifty years and Worst had no equal.

Jay if he had no equal are you saying that prime to prime he dominates Mosconi in 14.1?

Mikkes
10-19-2017, 04:33 AM
Mizerak against Hohmann in a 14/1 match...thats my pick

Taxi
10-19-2017, 08:01 AM
Buddy Hall vs all comers in a 10 games ahead 9-ball freeze out.

marek
10-19-2017, 08:08 AM
Lassiter vs Wu 9ball would be something to watch :eek:

jackpot
10-19-2017, 11:02 AM
Fats vs Earl

pt109
10-19-2017, 12:30 PM
Fats vs Earl

The audio for the Earl-Fatty match would be priceless....:rotflmao1:

jay helfert
10-19-2017, 01:23 PM
Jay if he had no equal are you saying that prime to prime he dominates Mosconi in 14.1?

Not by any means. Mosconi was clearly the best Straight Pool player, along with Greenleaf and Mizerak. But that's the only game he would be favored over Worst.

Ekojasiloop
10-19-2017, 08:15 PM
This is easy for me, efren vs Ronnie one pocket. I think it would be a lot closer than people think too because I swear to god modern day pool players turned into little girls when they played efren. I know he was playing good but that doesnít change the fact that I saw many turn into little girls. I saw for example Shannon stand up to him and not be intimidated by him at legends, and guess what, Shannon won. Pool players got a long way to go in the psychology department... just because a guys playing great donít mean you donít have an outstanding chance to beat him... I think thatís the biggest curse in almost every pool players head, probably mostly because there ainít no pro coaches for pool players.

Positively Ralf
10-20-2017, 11:20 AM
I thought that exhibitionist match with Mizerack vs Davis was pretty fun to watch, you ever seen it?

Yup I have. It is on YouTube, although I wish we saw more of the snooker matches.

I'm still holding out hope that someone does another one. Would make you wonder who would be the players. Fromt he American side I'd imagine it has to be corey deuel as he has participated and won the usa national snooker championship.

maybe judd trump for the snooker side? I'm sure many would say o Sullivan.