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I guess Ruslan is done for now, Thanks Lou Figueroa for alerting us all to this event on Facebook!Well, this has been discussed quite bit here over the past three years. Older guys like me who saw some of Willie's exhibitions and knew and spoke with even older folks who also witnessed some of Willie's 1950s exhibitions have spoken some facts in the past:
1. Willie was NEVER paid by Brunswick to do anything more on a given night than play a 14.1 exhibition match to 150 points and perhaps end the night with some trick shots- period.
2. Willie DID NOT continue runs after the 150 th exhibition or any competitive match point was scored on ANY routine basis whatsoever for years and years of his playing days- something like 40 years of playing in front of the public in exhibition and competition.
3. On one of the FEW times that Willie was asked and AGREED to continue a run in public- he ran 526. It was a random request, he was past his prime playing days, it was in the middle of an exhibition touring event.
4. Let's stay on the topic of Ruslan's attempt for now; but if some folks here want to get sidetracked as to what Willie could of, should of, would have done in terms of high runs - please - let's just leave it that he was the greatest 14.1 competitive player that ever lived- period.