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Johnston City Pool Hustler Tournament Winners and Player Profiles, 1961-1972

15 titles: Luther "Whimpy" Lassiter was the overall winner of the Johnston City tournaments, with eleven category and four all-around wins.
  6 titles: Larry "Boston Shorty" Johnson won four one-pocket championships (1965-7-8-72), one nine-ball (1972) and one overall championship (1972).
  3 titles: Eddie "The Knoxville Bear" Taylor won two one-pocket championships (1963-4) and the overall championship in 1964.
  3 titles: Harold Worst won one nine-ball championship (1965), one straight pool championship (1965) and one overall championship (1965).
  2 titles: "Champagne" Eddie Kelly  won one one-pocket championship (1966) and one nine-ball championship (1966).
  2 titles: Joe "The Butcher" Balsis was the 1966 straight pool and all-around champion.
  2 titles: "Handsome" Danny Jones won the 1968 nine-ball and all-around championships.
  2 titles: Keith Thompson won the 1970 nine-ball and all-around championships.
  2 titles: Jimmy Marino won the 1971 nine-ball and all-around championships.
  2 titles: Danny DiLiberto was the 1972 straight pool and all-around champion.
   1 title: Irving "The Deacon" Crane was the 1967 straight pool champion.
   1 title: Marshall "Tuscaloosa Squirrel" Carpenter won the 1962 one-pocket tournament.
   1 title: Johnny Vives won the first Johnston City tournament, which was one-pocket only, in 1961.
   1 title: Ronnie "Fast Eddie" Allen won the 1970 one-pocket tournament. Her also finished second at one-pocket three times.
   1 title: Jim "King James" Rempe won the 1971 one-pocket tournament.
   1 title: Billy Incardona won the 1972 nine-ball tournament.
   1 title: Jean Balukas won the 1972 women's straight pool tournament.
   1 title: Jimmy Fusco won the 1972 one-pocket tournament.
   1 title: Al Coslosky was the 1968 straight pool champion.
   1 title: Joe Russo was the 1969 straight pool champion.
             Ralph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone never finished higher than second, but he still ended up with most of the money.
             Richie Florence was one of the hottest young hustlers, but Fats still took him to the cleaners. (Ironically, he won the 1972 Minnesota Fats Classic!)
             Cisero Murphy was a black hustler who finished second in the 1967 one-pocket tournament.
             Jimmy "Pretty Boy Floyd" Mataya had multiple 100+ straight pool runs, but missed a straight-in shot in the clutch and almost fainted.
             "Cowboy" Jimmy Moore finished second in the first Johnston City tournament, to Johnny Vevis.
             Peter Margo was another young ace.
             Jack "Jersey Red" Breit was yet another young, up-and-coming contender.
             Billy "Cornbread Red" Burge was one of the great hustlers and money players.
             Hubert "Daddy Warbucks" Cokes was a noted gambler; he gave pointers to a 16-year-old Cecil "Buddy" Hall.
             Bill "Weenie Beenie" Staton was a one-pocket expert.
             Don "The Duke" Tozer was a noted trick shot artist.
             Al Miller was a Wisconsin state champion.
             V. J. "Ugly" Prichett was a Texas state champion.

1961:
One-pocket: Johnny Vevis
Rudolph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone finished second
 
1962:
One-pocket: Marshall Carpenter
Nine-ball: Luther Lassiter
Straight pool: Luther Lassiter
All-around: Luther Lassiter
 
1963:
One-pocket: Eddie Taylor
Nine-ball: Luther Lassiter
Straight pool: Luther Lassiter
All-around: Luther Lassiter
 
1964:
One-pocket: Eddie Taylor
Nine-ball: Luther Lassiter
Straight pool: Luther Lassiter
All-around: Eddie Taylor
 
1965:
One-pocket: Larry Johnston
Nine-ball: Harold Worst
Straight pool: Harold Worst
All-around: Harold Worst
 
1966:
One-pocket: Eddie Kelly
Nine-ball: Eddie Kelly
Straight pool: Joe Balsis
All-around: Joe Balsis
 
1967:
One-pocket: Larry Johnson
Nine-ball: Luther Lassiter
Straight pool: Irving Crane
All-around: Luther Lassiter
 
1968:
One-pocket: Larry Johnson
Nine-ball: Danny Jones
Straight pool: Al Coslosky
All-around: Danny Jones
 
1969:
One-pocket: Luther Lassiter
Nine-ball: Luther Lassiter
Straight pool: Joe Russo
All-around: Luther Lassiter
 
1970:
One-pocket: Ronnie Allen
Nine-ball: Keith Thompson
Straight pool: Luther Lassiter
All-around: Keith Thompson
 
1971:
One-pocket: Jim Rempe
Nine-ball: Jimmy Marino
Straight pool: Luther Lassiter
All-around: Jimmy Marino
 
1972:  Men's spring "Tournament of Champions"
One-pocket: Larrry Johnson
Nine-ball: Billy Incardona
Straight pool: Danny DiLiberto
All-around: Danny DiLiberto

1972 Women:
Straight Pool: Jean Balukas
 
1972:  Men's October "All Round" without Straight Pool
One-pocket: Jimmy Fusco
Nine-ball: Larry Johnson
All-around: Larry Johnson

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