gulfportdoc said:1970 Johnston City winners:
One-pocket: Ronnie Allen
Nine ball: Keith Thompson
Straight pool: Luther Lassiter
All-Around: Keith Thompson
hemicudas said:It's going to take some of you old scuffs to remember this name but today in Houston, TX they still remember the name, Keith "Little Squirrel" Thompson. Keith at the ripe age of 17 won the one pocket division and all around at one of, if not the, last Johnston City tournament. Quit playing all together shortly afterwards. A great loss to the game.
Hal Mix told me in 1995 that he believed Ginky had the best stroke of anyone on tour. Outside of Buddy Hall's stroke, I'm inclined to agree.Jude Rosenstock said:George "Ginky" SanSouci who is arguably the most accomplished player in history to vow never to actively tour again.
Well I wonder why Keith DID quit? The story Buddy passed on evidently came from his own 1995 biography "Rags To Rifleman, Then What?" by W.W. Woody: "Kieth was not on hand in 1971 [in Johnston City] to defend his title. After winning the All-Around Championship, he went back home to Texas, and a road hustler came through, spotted Keith the 7ball, and broke him. With his bubble busted, Keith quit playing pool and hasn't competed since." If the "road hustler" was supposedly Christopher, then the story is untrue.hemicudas said:Just for the record, I talked to James Christopher last night and he said that the story of him giving Keith the 7 ball and busting him is what made Keith quit pool is total BS. Buddy Hall put that story out on the DCC broadcast, though Buddy didn't start the story. James told me he had never played Keith Thompson. Said it was too tough for him. Now you know the true story. Keith Thompson was a monster.
Russ Chewning said:Yeah Linda,
I played both Kimberly Kirk and Kerry Hartsfield (Impson) back in the day, and had a harder time with Kim..
rackmsuckr said:Speaking of back in the day... I had to beat both of these guys to win at the 211.
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Island Drive said:Your post made me think of another gal that quit early on, had a family, and was endorsed by Orvil Reddenbocker at one time. Her name slips me, but Linda or, was a very tough competitior, one of the top 3 or four player back 15 yrs ago or less, Linda I may be talking about you, help me out.