Then, all of a sudden, he stopped and nobody heard from him or got a response to orders. At this point Rod Walker looked him up and found he was living in a commune and seemed to be dropping out of the hobby.
I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine.
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|Birth:||13th August, 1913|
|Death:||16th April, 1998|
|Profession:||Billiards Player, Snooker Player|
Fred Davis was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK. He was an English professional player of snooker and billiards, being one of only two players ever to win the world title in both, along with his brother Joe. He was one of the most popular personalities in the game. His professional career lasted from 1929 to 1993. He was originally a billiards player; he called billiards 'his first love' and he won the British Boys Under 16 Billiards Championship in 1929. He first played in the World Snooker Championship in 1937. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1977. He won the World Billiards Championships in June 1980.
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