Edward Lee (billiards player)

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Edward Lee is an American former professional carom billiards player from New York City. Although three-cushion billiards was popular in the United States at that time, most of the American players competed in a separate World Championship staged in their country where the likes of Willie Hoppe and Welker Cochran were the dominant contenders.[clarification needed] Edward Lee, however, was the only one among them[clarification needed] to win a UMB World Three-cushion Championship, defeating fellow American Eugene Deardof for the title in 1936.[citation needed]

As an amateur, Lee (representing the exclusive New York Athletic Club) won the 1931 National Association of Amateur Billiard Players Championship, defeating Alfredo de Oro Jr., son of the famed Cuban World Champion, 50–27 in the 73rd inning, despite de Oro sweeping 16 innings in a row at one point in the match.[1]

Lee was also a top amateur long-distance swimmer.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Who Won". Time. Time Inc. March 9, 1931. Retrieved 2007-11-29.