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 William Frederick Hoppe

William Frederick Hoppe

Birth
Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 1 Feb 1959 (aged 71)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 2667 · View Source
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Professional Billiards Player. Born in Cornwall, New York, he was an internationally renowned carom billiards champion. From 1906 to 1952, he won 51 world titles including scoring 2,000 contiguous points in straight rail, 622 points in 18.2 balkine, run of 25 points in three cushion and made a tournament average of 1.333, a world record at that time, but since broken. Hoppe was the only pocket billiards player to ever put on an exhibition in the White House, playing for President William Taft in 1911. After winning his 51st world title in 1952, he retired from professional play and became a goodwill ambassador for the sport. He died at age 71 in Miami, Florida and was posthumously inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 1966.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2667
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frederick Hoppe (11 Oct 1887–1 Feb 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2667, citing Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .