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Cowboy Jimmy Moore

Born: Sep 14, 1910

Death: Nov 17, 1999

Birthplace: Troup County

Nationality: United States

Cowboy Jimmy Moore

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1910
Date of Death : Nov 17, 1999
Birth Place : Troup County

Cowboy Jimmy Moore, born James William Moore, was a world-class American pocket billiards player originally from Troup County, Georgia, and for most of his life a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, best known for his mastery in the game of straight pool. An excellent athlete at various sports, Moore's many records in billiards include winning the Michigan State Billiard Championship four times, placing second at the World Championship five times competing against the best in the world such as Willie Mosconi, Irving Crane and Luther Lassiter, winning the United States National Pocket Billiards Championship in 1958, the National Invitation Pocket Billiards Championship in 1965 and the Legends of Pocket Billiards competition in 1984. Moore was also known for his straight pool exhibition work, as a formidable road player, and for his unusual pool style, which included both his flamboyant cowboy dress, and his rare form of cueing technique known as a slip stroke. Moore also worked as a technical adviser for billiard-related scenes in television and film in such productions as My Living Doll, and the Jerry Lewis movie The Family Jewels.

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