Johnny Layton

Born: 1887 г., Sedalia, MO

Died: 1956 г. (69 years old)

Country: USA


  • winner of the World Pool Championship (1916)
  • 3X runner-up of the World Pool Championship (1916, 1916, 1916)

Won the World Three-Cushion Championship twelve times, defeating such champions as Willie Hoppe and Jake Schaeffer, Jr. Perhaps the most «scientific» of all billiard world champions. Layton recorded the high three-cushion game mark of 50 points in 23 innings, a record which still stands today. He was credited with originating the method of using the diamond system, using table markers to indicate direction of ball rebounds, a style that he perfected through the application of his highly developed mathematical mind.