Sport: Who Won, Jan. 20, 1936

¶ Forty-eight-year-old William F. ("Willie") Hoppe, grey-haired boy wonder of Billiards in 1898, 15-time world champion at 18.2 balkline billiards, three-time champion at 18.1 balkline billiards, current cushion caroms champion, in a challenge match against loud & confident Welker Cochran, to whom he was runner-up in the tournament at Chicago last November (TIME, Dec. 2): the world's championship at three-cushion billiards (in which the cue ball must hit at least three cushions before touching the second object ball), a title for which he has campaigned diligently since 1927: 360-to-246, in 340 innings; in...

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