100336785 Some facts about Maurice Vignaux(Περιστατικά από την ζωή του Vignaux)
82748212 Facts about Maurice Vignaux
Maurice Vignaux,Former French Champion,Dies at Monte Carlo
Maurice Vignaux ,the veteran French billiard player,died,february 17 at Monte Carlo in his 70th year.He was the greatest French player of his day and one of the greatest players the world has produced
Maurice Vignaux was born in Fregouville in the south of France in 1846.He was reared in Toulouse where as a youth he became a clerk in a business house.Occasionally playing billiards he displayed talent and attracted the attention of Francois Ubassy who induced him to accept a position as marker and become a pupil.With Ubassy as mentor Vignaux made rapid progress and soon the better player of the two.It was not however until 1874 that he acquired more than a local reputation.And it was in New York that he achived distinction and fame.Ubassy who visited the United States in 1873 and participated in tournaments and matches created quite a sensation as a “ball to ball” player,returned to France with the purpose of bringing back a better player than himself
At every detail of advancement from the comparatively primitive three ball game of 1874 to rail nursing,the champions game,cushion carroms and balkline he was a master.
New York 1874.National Championship.
Billiards Magazine 1916