Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Untold Stories in Billiards Digest
Alfredo De Oro's controversial return to Cuba
Before the age of Mosconi, before even Ralph Greenleaf: there was Alfredo De Oro, the Cuban-born legend. De Oro won his first pocket billiards crown in 1887 and then went on to win it 31 more times. He was also the only person in history to simultaneously have held both the pool and billiards crowns on two separate occasions.
During his heyday, De Oro was considered the best cue sports player in the world. Some still say he is the greatest ever.