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    Hello guys,

    I'm relatively new to this forum. I live across the pond here in London and this is essentially my first meaningful thread.

    I've had some time to spare so I watched again all of my DVDs from Legends of One Pocket II Philadelphia style 1991 (the one that Steve Cook won), with a view to reconstructing the brackets from the commentary and my observations of the players on adjacent tables. I managed to identify all of the matches from the last 32 and up. However, it gets a lot harder for the earlier stages as the only match that appears to have been recorded from the qualifying rounds is Jersey Red v Bob Osborne. So here you go.

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    Winner			Loser				Stage		Score	Date		Commentary
    Steve Cook		Steve Mizerak			F		5-2	21/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Grady Mathews, Buddy Hall
    Steve Cook		Allen Hopkins			SF		5-4	21/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Mizerak		Nick Varner			SF		5-2	21/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Grady Mathews
    Nick Varner		Jimmy Fusco			QF		5-4	20/07/1991	Grady Mathews, Jimmy Fusco
    Steve Mizerak		Pete Fusco			QF		5-2	20/07/1991	not taped
    Allen Hopkins		Danny Diliberto			QF		5-3	20/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Bill Staton
    Steve Cook		Buddy Hall			QF		5-4	20/07/1991	not taped
    Nick Varner		Mike  LeBron			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Jimmy Fusco		Jim Rempe			last 16		5-0	20/07/1991	Freddy Bentivegna, Lou Butera
    Steve Mizerak		Bill Incardona			last 16		5-4	20/07/1991	no commentary
    Pete Fusco		Johnny Ervolino			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Allen Hopkins		Roger Griffis			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Danny Diliberto		Ralph Carnes			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Cook		Leonard "Bugs" Rucker		last 16		5-3	20/07/1991	no commentary
    Buddy Hall		Grady Mathews			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Nick Varner		Frank Di Giorgio (sp)		last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Mike LeBron		Eddie Hodan			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Jimmy Fusco		William "Jopling" Marshall	last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Jim Rempe		Scotty Townsend			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Mizerak		John "Cornflakes" Hennigan	last 32		5-0	19/07/1991	no commentary
    Bill Incardona		Dick Weaver			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	no commentary
    Pete Fusco		Bill Hendrixson			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	no commentary
    Johnny Ervolino		Mike Sigel			last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	Grady Mathews, Buddy Hall, Cornbread Red
    Allen Hopkins		Bill "Weenie Beenie" Staton	last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	not taped
    Roger Griffis		Billy "Cornbread Red" Burge	last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Danny Diliberto		Freddie Bentivegna		last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	not taped
    Ralph Carnes		Ronnie Allen			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Cook		Ron Casanzio			last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	not taped
    Leonard "Bugs" Rucker	Frank "Crazy Frank" Piasecki	last 32		5-3	19/07/1991	not taped
    Buddy Hall		Lou Butera			last 32		5-1	19/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Ron Williams
    Grady Mathews		Jaffar "Patch-eye" Basheer	last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Apparently, Cecil, Efren, and a bunch of other great players bit to dust in the early stages of the tourney. I know that Strawberry lost to Dick Weaver in the first round but who beat Cecil and Efren? Does anyone know?

    I hope you guys will find the thread useful as I couldn't find diddly-squat on this tourney elsewhere. I will try to do the same for the first LOP tourney (won by Allen Hopkins) some time next year.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Cheers,
    Terry
    Last edited by Ratamon; 07-26-2019, 09:36 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Ratamon View Post
    Hello guys,

    I'm relatively new to this forum. I live across the pond here in London and this is essentially my first meaningful thread.

    I've had some time to spare so I watched again all of my DVDs from Legends of One Pocket II Philadelphia style 1991 (the one that Steve Cook won), with a view to reconstructing the brackets from the commentary and my observations of the players on adjacent tables. I managed to identify all of the matches from the last 32 and up. However, it gets a lot harder for the earlier stages as the only match that appears to have been recorded from the first round is Jersey Red v Bob Osborne. So here you go.

    Code:
    Winner			Loser				Stage		Score	Date		Commentary
    Steve Cook		Steve Mizerak			F		5-2	21/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Grady Mathews, Buddy Hall
    Steve Cook		Allen Hopkins			SF		5-4	21/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Mizerak		Nick Varner			SF		5-2	21/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Grady Mathews
    Nick Varner		Jimmy Fusco			QF		5-4	20/07/1991	Grady Mathews, Jimmy Fusco
    Steve Mizerak		Pete Fusco			QF		5-2	20/07/1991	not taped
    Allen Hopkins		Danny Diliberto			QF		5-3	20/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Bill Staton
    Steve Cook		Buddy Hall			QF		5-4	20/07/1991	not taped
    Nick Varner		Mike  LeBron			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Jimmy Fusco		Jim Rempe			last 16		5-0	20/07/1991	Freddy Bentivegna, Lou Butera
    Steve Mizerak		Bill Incardona			last 16		5-4	20/07/1991	no commentary
    Pete Fusco		Johnny Ervolino			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Allen Hopkins		Roger Griffis			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Danny Diliberto		Ralph Carnes			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Cook		Leonard Bugs Rucker		last 16		5-3	20/07/1991	no commentary
    Buddy Hall		Grady Mathews			last 16		5-?	20/07/1991	not taped
    Nick Varner		Frank Di Giorgio (sp)		last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Mike LeBron		Eddie Holden (sp)		last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Jimmy Fusco		William "Jopling" Marshall	last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Jim Rempe		Scotty Townsend			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Mizerak		John "Cornflakes" Hennigan	last 32		5-0	19/07/1991	no commentary
    Bill Incardona		Dick Weaver			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	no commentary
    Pete Fusco		Bill Hendrixson			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	no commentary
    Johnny Ervolino		Mike Sigel			last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	Grady Mathews, Buddy Hall, Cornbread Red
    Allen Hopkins		Bill "Weenie Beenie" Staton	last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	not taped
    Roger Griffis		Billy "Cornbread Red" Burge	last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Danny Diliberto		Freddie Bentivegna		last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	not taped
    Ralph Carnes		Ronnie Allen			last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Steve Cook		Warren "Monk" Costanzo		last 32		5-4	19/07/1991	not taped
    Leonard "Bugs" Rucker	Frank "Crazy Frank" Piasecki	last 32		5-3	19/07/1991	not taped
    Buddy Hall		Lou Butera			last 32		5-1	19/07/1991	Bill Incardona, Ron Williams
    Grady Mathews		Jaffar "Patch-eye" Basheer	last 32		5-?	19/07/1991	not taped
    Apparently, Cecil, Efren, and a bunch of other great players bit to dust in the early stages of the tourney. I know that Strawberry lost to Dick Weaver in the first round but who beat Cecil and Efren? Does anyone know?

    I hope you guys will find the thread useful as I couldn't find diddly-squat on this tourney elsewhere. I will try to do the same for the first LOP tourney (won by Allen Hopkins) some time next year.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Cheers,
    Terry
    That is cool!! Heck of an interesting mix of players -- from Lou Butera and Jim Pempe to Scott Townsend and "Cornflakes"!!

    And I see "Bus Driver" Ronnie got in the booth at one point. I'l have to look for that one!!
    "One Pocket, it's an epidemic and there ain't no cure."
    -- Strawberry Brooks

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NH Steve View Post
      That is cool!! Heck of an interesting mix of players -- from Lou Butera and Jim Pempe to Scott Townsend and "Cornflakes"!!

      And I see "Bus Driver" Ronnie got in the booth at one point. I'l have to look for that one!!
      A great mix, indeed, Steve! I also found a poster from the event on facebook (attached).

      Do you know if there is a program available anywhere ?

      Cheers,
      Terry
      Attached Files

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      • #4
        Legends of One Pocket II (Philadelphia style) 1991

        Originally posted by Ratamon View Post
        A great mix, indeed, Steve! I also found a poster from the event on facebook (attached).



        Do you know if there is a program available anywhere ?



        Cheers,

        Terry


        I can ask a few people Terry. I am in Philly and this poster is hanging in a couple rooms here (Fuscos and Drexeline) and the owners may know something.
        Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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        • #5
          than you for the compilation
          never saw the results presented like this
          great job

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mkbtank View Post
            I can ask a few people Terry. I am in Philly and this poster is hanging in a couple rooms here (Fuscos and Drexeline) and the owners may know something.
            Thank you Mitch. That would be very much appreciated!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ratamon View Post
              Hello guys,

              I'm relatively new to this forum. I live across the pond here in London and this is essentially my first meaningful thread.

              I've had some time to spare so I watched again all of my DVDs from Legends of One Pocket II Philadelphia style 1991 (the one that Steve Cook won), with a view to reconstructing the brackets from the commentary and my observations of the players on adjacent tables. I managed to identify all of the matches from the last 32 and up. However, it gets a lot harder for the earlier stages as the only match that appears to have been recorded from the first round is Jersey Red v Bob Osborne. So here you go.
              ...
              Apparently, Cecil, Efren, and a bunch of other great players bit to dust in the early stages of the tourney. I know that Strawberry lost to Dick Weaver in the first round but who beat Cecil and Efren? Does anyone know?

              I hope you guys will find the thread useful as I couldn't find diddly-squat on this tourney elsewhere. I will try to do the same for the first LOP tourney (won by Allen Hopkins) some time next year. Merry Christmas, everyone!
              Cheers,
              Terry
              What a neat little project, Terry! It's nice to see the results all laid out like you have done. I have a few of the recorded matches from that event, but I never knew who won it. And I didn't realize that it was single elimination. Good job!

              ~Doc

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              • #8
                I was there , great player after great player. What a wonderful tournament.loved every moment i was there. Steve cook was the highest calcutta player and won it. He went for 700.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gulfportdoc View Post
                  What a neat little project, Terry! It's nice to see the results all laid out like you have done. I have a few of the recorded matches from that event, but I never knew who won it. And I didn't realize that it was single elimination. Good job!

                  ~Doc
                  Thanks Doc. I think three out of four Legends of One Pocket (Jan-1991, Jul-1991, and 1992) were single elimination and only the fourth LOP in 1998 was a double elimination.

                  Edit. The poster above says "single elimination" in the middle.
                  Last edited by Ratamon; 07-24-2019, 05:19 PM.

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                  • #10
                    The thing that puzzles me is why the second semis match (Cook-Hopkins) was not taped. Apparently, Pat had two cameras as both Diliberto-Hopkins and Varner-Fusco quarter-final matches (which occurred at the same time) were captured. One can only see few glimpses of that match on a Mizerak-Varner DVD as the camera switched over a couple of times. Steve was losing 1-4 at some point and managed to fight through and came out 5-4. It's so sad that Pat decided not to tape what appears to be a great match...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FastEddieF. View Post
                      I was there , great player after great player. What a wonderful tournament.loved every moment i was there. Steve cook was the highest calcutta player and won it. He went for 700.
                      Great memories, FastEddieF. Do you happen to have any material from the tourney (posters, programs, magazine articles)?

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for doing this Terry, cool to see. I wonder if Pat has the results of all the matches from that tournament? They started off collecting stats for all the pool matches before they started taping them, so I could imagine him having at least the results sitting around somewhere.

                        Also, wow, what a poster! If anyone knows of one that someone is willing to part with, let me know...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ratamon View Post
                          Great memories, FastEddieF. Do you happen to have any material from the tourney (posters, programs, magazine articles)?
                          No wish I did.

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                          • #14
                            The one name is

                            Eddie Hodan

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                            • #15
                              If posters could talk...thanks for putting this up. Back in the day I bought quite a few of those matches and sat at the knee of the masters as I tried to learn this great game.

                              btw, decent pool tables are hard to find in London, much less a decent one pocket game, but the last two times I've been over there visiting my wife's family, I've matched up with Rico Dix at the Hurricane near King's Cross. He's more of a lapsed 9 ball and 14.1 shooter, but he likes 1p and you might be able to entice him into a friendly game for a few quid.


                              Cheers,

                              Michael Singsen

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