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DION, Cyrille, billiard player, born in Montreal, Canada, 22 March 1843; died there, 1 October 1878. His first public appearance was in Montreal on 12 July 1865, when he won the championship of Canada by defeating every competitor in the tournament. The year following he gained the chainpionship cue in New York, then first offered, which he lost by being defeated by Decry and Rudolphe in succeeding tournaments, but regained in 1871 from Frank Foster, and held until, after three essays, Maurice Daly defeated him. He contested the championship in fifteenball pool with Wahlstrom in 1877, but was worsted.
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