Nose Billiards

Prof. Henry Lewis — a trick billiardist whose specialty was playing with his nose. He was also a champion at finger billiards. He spent his retirement years, when he was in his 70s and 80s, touring the country doing exhibition matches of nose billiards. As far as I can tell, he's the only person ever to have made a career out of doing this.

Oakland Tribune - June 8, 1919

The News Herald - Oct 22, 1925

     Posted By: Alex - Sat May 27, 2017
     Category: Sports

I never heard of balkline before this. 2 cue balls & 1 red object ball, as in the picture. Uncommon in the USA. Willie Hoppe was a master; I always assumed he played pocket billiards, like we do today.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/27/17 at 01:30 PM
Balkline is boring. I'd like to see him play three-cushion with his nose, though. Could be painful doing a massé...
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 05/29/17 at 01:16 PM
I can only imagine what body parts would be used to play this in today's world...
Posted by Kyle Morgan in Earth on 06/01/17 at 11:16 AM
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