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Trophy awarded to Dorothy Wise as the U.S. Open Billiard Champion, 1969

Trophy awarded to Dorothy Wise as the U.S. Open Billiard Champion, 1969

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Description (Brief)
Silver plated trophy consisting of a silver bowl with lid sitting on a black wooden base. The lid is topped with a woman billiard player. This trophy was won in 1969 by the donor, Dorothy Wise, at the U.S. Open from the Billiard Congress of America. Dorothy Wise began playing pool when women were not entering tournaments. It wasn't until 1967 that the first national tournament for women was held and for the next five years she won five consecutive U.S. Open titles.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trophy
trophy, billiards
Date made
1969
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 1/2 in x 12 in x 7 in; 57.15 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1982.0266.01
accession number
1982.0266
catalog number
1982.0266.01
Credit Line
Dorothy Wise
subject
Billiards
Professional
Sports
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Trophies
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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