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George Chenier - 01-24-2014, 02:13 PM

HOF of George Chenier, site contains some interesting photos as well.

http://www.sportshall.ca/honoured-me...eorge-chenier/

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George Chenier reigned as North American snooker champion from 1948 until his death just before Christmas of 1970. He was regarded as one of the top five pocket billiards players in the world for more than 20 years.

He began playing snooker as a youngster in Ottawa, but it was in Detroit while working as a bellhop that he really learned the game, watching players between his work shifts. Over the years, Chenier lived in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and various cities in the United States, but he spent most of his time in Toronto where, as he explained, “the best players are.”

In 1950, Chenier went to England and finished second to the great Fred Davis for the world championship. In 1963, he played in the World Pocket Billiard championship and ran the first perfect game of 150 ever registered in tournament, a victory made all the sweeter as he beat world champion Irving Crane in the finals. Chenier also ran 144 in a world snooker tournament in England, the longest ever score from a break.

In 1966, during a world pocket billiards tournament in Los Angeles, he suffered a heart attack which affected his speech and the left side of his body. Stunningly, in spite of his affliction, he was champion to the end, retaining his North American title right up to the time of his death in Toronto in 1970.
  
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Nice pictures - 01-24-2014, 05:20 PM

George sure had a good record of wins !
  
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01-25-2014, 08:09 AM

Thanks for the attachment. I believe that George made the high run of 144 while visiting England. It was not recognized by the snooker establishment at the time because it surpassed Joe Davis’s high run. They did finally recognise it shortly thereafter but only once Joe had exceeded it. Due to this snubbing by the establishment, George never returned to England. Here’s picture of the two legends.
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03-26-2019, 08:36 PM

As Chenier ran 150 and out on Irving Crane in a world 14.1 tournament ……… I would really like to see this because Crane ran 150 and out in a world tournament and you can find it on ustream ---


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