Luther Lassiter Adds Tampa Crown To His Collection

Luther Lassiter

The great Lassiter was the whole show as the billiard pros met for the $12,000 melon at A.G. Bakers Tampa Fla., tournament.

There was three segments of play. 14-1 Pocket Billiards Nine Ball and One Pocket. Each catagory carried first prize money of $1200. Luther Lassiter captured first place in both the 14-1 and Nine Ball portions of the tourney. Danny Jones finished second. A.J. Puckett was third Jimmie Moore and Harry Petrose tied for fourth position in the 14-1 category. Nine ball play found Lassiter also the winner with Jones again placing second. Don Watson captured the one pocket honors with Eddie Taylor runnerup and Joe Spaeth third. One of the highlights was the highrun situation. Jimmie Moore had the high run of 124 going into the final day of play when Lasiter steps to the table and runs 125 and out to capture this prize as well. A.G. Baker is to be complimented for a fine tournament that was extremely exciting to the spectators who cramed The Baker’s Billiard Academy in Tampa Florida.

This article originally appeared in the April 1964 issue of the National Billiard News and is reprinted with permission.