Back in the late 60's I went on my first road trip with Paul Jones of Chicago, Country from New York called Paul and told him He'd heard about this young billiard player from Chicago, he said we could make some money playing billiards on the East coast. We went to Philly, Patterson, NJ, Boston, and NY in that order. In Boston, I played a guy in his forties I can't remember his name, Bur then I played Ingy, I'd have to say he was between 55 and 65 at the time, we played for about 4 hrs, for a total of about $300.00 to $400.00 a game with all the side bets. He beat me the first 2 games, one of the rails at that time was different than the other 3, took me a while to figure it out. After that I beat him 6 games in a row, he quit. He was a very safe player, back then I could make many difficult shots.
Shorty was'nt in town, he was hanging around New York, I caught up with him in McGuires, he gave me 3 on 25 for $500.00 a game, he's the only player in my life I never beat for money, we broke even after 7 hrs, he did'nt play like a billiard player, but he made good hits on the first ball and played safe very well. I liked Shorty, he came to Chicago often, he had a friend thier names Al Fuss, who also played 3c, as in anyones life it comes to point where you're the hunted, not the hunter so it was in Shorty's life, he never beat me again. Great all around player, to bad He's not around for the Senior Events, He'd be a BIG favorite.