KENNETH SHOULER

Antiques: Bring Plenty to the Table

When Blatt Billiards opened in New York in 1923, the city was in the throes of pool fever. Eight-ball had been played since the turn of the century, and straight pool, a game in which players called every shot, became the championship game of record in 1912. Then in 1920, nine-ball made its raucous debut. […]