Hey all; Since we just had Memorial Day,I thought I'd put together this video collage from the first ever US nationals held at Chris's Billards in Chicago, IL. Many of the players in this tournament are no longer with us! The tournament was 24 players, 3 flights of 8, 2 advance from each flight, plus 2 wild cards.
The video is a little long, 23 mins. but, many memories of older players that are no longer with us. Some very good friends and My Dad, Merhl Smith, and Mom, Rose Smith. some of the players include Allen Gilbert, George Ashby, Carlos Hallon, Sonny Cho, Adrian Viguera, Soo Kim, Frank Torres, Mazin Shooni (with hair), and many more.
I hope the viewers will take a few minutes to remember some of the best players of that era, I think everyone will find these video clips memorable, as I do!