Category Archives: In Memoriam

Dick Ponzi

Born  in  1910, Dick  played  all the Canadian greats, including George  Chenier  Eddie Agha & Leo  Levitt. In 1957 he won the Molson Cup, and became one of the best players in the country. His son Leonard is a snooker … Continue reading

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Gabe Tarini

If there is a perfect example of a good will ambassador for snooker, it’s Gabe.  Gabe came from Northern Ontario and owned a snooker room in Sudbury.  He is responsible for guiding and teaching many of the great snooker players … Continue reading

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Tino Malo

Tino Malo has won many titles in his illustrious career as a Canadian snooker player.  These include The Quebec Championships, The Alain Robidoux Tournament, and several local tournaments in Montreal. Tino battled it out with many of the Canadian greats … Continue reading

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Leo Levitt

The first man on the planet to make a 147 maximum was Leo Levitt in 1948.  This amazing feat was made  at the Windsor Club in Montreal, Quebec.  Aside from this pioneering breakthrough in snooker, Leo was always a fierce … Continue reading

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Bill Werbeniuk

Recognized for his girth, his nickname was “Big Bill”, and he played professional snooker from 1973–1990.  Originally from Winnepeg, Werbeniuk was noted for the large amounts of alcohol he consumed before and during matches – between 30 and 50 pints … Continue reading

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Eddie Agha

“Atomic Eddy” as snooker fans and the press knew him, was one of snooker’s most  and exciting players.  His potting and positioning play were superb, and lightening fast.  He has had 2 perfect games and countless century runs.  You were … Continue reading

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George Chenier

Widely regarded as the best player Canada has ever produced, George Chenier enjoyed a professional snooker career of more than 30 years.  Born in Hull, Quebec, Chenier was the North American Snooker Champion from 1948 to 1970.  George brought to … Continue reading

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