George Chénier

George Chénier, snooker player (born 14 November 1907 in Hull, QC; died 16 November 1970 in Toronto, ON).

George Chénier, snooker player (born 14 November 1907 in Hull, QC; died 16 November 1970 in Toronto, ON). Chénier was the outstanding Canadian snooker player for a generation. He was North American champion from 1947 to 1970, even after suffering strokes in 1966 that reduced his stamina and caused partial paralysis. He was a leading challenger for the world championship. In 1950, he briefly held the world record high run with a break of 144. Chénier was also a leading pool player, scoring a perfect game (sinking 150 balls in a row in one inning) while playing against former world champion Irving Crane at the 1963 World Pocket Billiards Championships.