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10-06-2020, 04:35 PM

I have to chime in.
I played Mosconi an exhibition in 1964.
It would be fair to say he did almost all the playing although i did get a couple times at the table then he ran 85 perfect balls and out.
I've seen most of the old time greats in person being a New Jersey kid in the '60's.
I've seen a lot of modern players also.
While the very best of today would give Mosconi tough competition nobody past or present ran racks as smooth as Willie.
He played 14.1 on a different level.
You really had to see it.


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I woke up.
Triangles tips and Masters chalk are good enough.

Willie said I will only say this...when I beat Ralph, they would say it was because he was drinking....but every time he beat me, he was drinking too.


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10-07-2020, 06:54 AM

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I have to chime in.
I played Mosconi an exhibition in 1964.
It would be fair to say he did almost all the playing although i did get a couple times at the table then he ran 85 perfect balls and out.
I've seen most of the old time greats in person being a New Jersey kid in the '60's.
I've seen a lot of modern players also.
While the very best of today would give Mosconi tough competition nobody past or present ran racks as smooth as Willie.
He played 14.1 on a different level.
You really had to see it.
That's what everyone says, hence my original comment to Marc. Nice that you got to play him!


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10-07-2020, 08:55 AM

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That's what everyone says, hence my original comment to Marc. Nice that you got to play him!
I was 17 years old.
On the ride to the pool room I was fine.
Then I walked in and saw the crowd and Willie.
Willie had on a nice suit and was groomed perfectly.
Thats when I got nervous.
Past that it's all a blur now except how truly great this guy played.


New cue-Schmelke custom Bocote merry widow
Best of the bunch- The Mighty Lucasi Cocobolo
Back up cue - Troy Downey
I woke up.
Triangles tips and Masters chalk are good enough.

Willie said I will only say this...when I beat Ralph, they would say it was because he was drinking....but every time he beat me, he was drinking too.


The Truth: If you have a stroke the gear don't matter... If you don't have a stroke the gear won't help.
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