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Circa 1934, (left-to-right) Andrew Ponzi, Joe Diehl and Bennie Allen take aim at the world crown
worn by reigning world champion Ralph Greenleaf.

Three-time world 14.1 runner-up Cisero Murphy of New York, practicing prior to a
world tournament. Legendary referee “Cue Ball” Kelly observes in the background.

Legendary Texas hustler “U.J.” Utley Puckett, subject of a
“60-Minutes” profile in the late ’70s.

Johnny “the Scorpion” Archer, circa 1995, winner of the
PBT World 9-ball Championship.

Mike “Captain Hook” Sigel in the workshop of Joss Cues’ Danny Janes shortly after
winning the 1979 PPPA World 14.1 Championship in New York City.

Irving Crane defeats Luther Lassiter (seated) in the final of the
1968 BCA U.S. Open 14.1 Championship in Chicago.

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