Pool Legends

Jansco's Show Bar Johnston City Vintage Retro Billiard Shirt

250 SEK / In stock.
The legendary Johnston City Pool Hustler Tournaments were held at the Janscos' Showbar in Johnston City, Illinois, from 1961 to 1972. After the FBI raided the tournament in 1972, the action was moved to Nevada where gambling is legal.
For those who have never heard of it, the famous tournament started out as a tiny backwoods affair. Eventually, however, it grew into one of the most celebrated pool competitions in American history. The first Johnston City event featured one-pocket only and almost no spectators. The last had nine-ball, straight-pool, one-pocket — and so much gambling that it was raided by federal agents.
As noted previously, the first of these events was conducted in 1961. The last was in 1972. They were organized by the brothers George and Paulie Jansco and drafted off the popularity of The Hustler, the famous movie featuring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. The tournaments were noteworthy for many reasons, not the least of which was their elevation of nine-ball as the official tournament game of pool and because they helped to establish Minnesota Fats as America's most famous pool player. The tournaments were also the first significant pool events to bring gambling out of the shadows. In fact it was the gambling —and the romance that surrounded it —that attracted the national media to Johnston City. Whether for good or bad, this is simply a fact.

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Product description
This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch.
It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed
Model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).

Size guide

 SMLXL2XL
Length (inches) 2829303132
Width (inches) 1820222426
 SMLXL2XL
Length (cm) 7174767981
Width (cm) 4651566166


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