Was honored as Outstanding Sports Personality by the City Legislature, in the remarkable bar The 36 Billiards
The 1st Vice President of the Legislature, Cristian Ritondo (PRO), along with the Buenos Aires Deputy Graciela Ocaña (Public Trust) declared this afternoon to master billiards, Osvaldo Berardi as Outstanding Sports Personality. It was remarkable bar "The 36 Billiards", located on Avenida de Mayo 1271, still smelling again because it was recently reopened after a major investment and care of their parts and historic structures.
Ritondo stressed that "Osvaldo Berardi will become an icon over on the big sports history of the City of Buenos Aires, and the best place to honor him is at the legendary bar where he has spent much of his life and sporting experience. Osvaldo is the Messi of billiards. Today we recognize his long and exemplary career, all your successes and achievements, embodied deservedly valuable awards for Argentine sport. I am grateful to Osvaldo for making snooker a popular sport that is most accessible to everyone "added the lawmaker PRO.
Meanwhile, Deputy Graciela Ocaña, author of the initiative, said that "this is a deserved recognition Osvaldo, who belonged to the Legislature and debt of the City of Buenos Aires. From our role as legislators, we should strive for protection of cultural spaces like this, of the 36 Billiards, which was declared of cultural interest. "
Then, the new Outstanding Sports Personality, Osvaldo Berardi said "in this survey summarizing all the years of effort and success. I hope the billarismo may become more popular, you can reach many more people." Also participated in the event manager "The 36 Billiards" Manuel Jamardo, along with family and friends Berardi.
An unblemished and a mythical place
The great master of pool, linked forever to the traditional bar, started in 1959 a long series of triumphs. Berardi credited an impressive campaign Argentines won 69 contests of the most diverse categories, which adds them 19 Latin American, two world runners and maximum conquest, the World Cup 1967, held in Dusseldorf. He won the Olimpia de Plata, delivering the Circle of Sports Journalists, five times (1974, 1975, 1976, 1985 and 1987), and Platinum Konex. Today it can be found every day in The 36 Billiards, which offers their knowledge and stories to those willing to listen.
Berardi continues working in "The 36 billiards" in which runs the underground hall where tables are mythical to play, all restored. The total refurbishment of the premises, retaining its original essence, recovered the splendor of bygone days and every day parade there a crowd of locals and tourists. Its cuisine is spacious with a warm family atmosphere.
"No Coffee has tables we have here: Belgian bands and balls, Spanish cloth. There is no place in Buenos Aires that has six tables of international standard. The playing here can show off, "says proudly awarded billiard master of the bar which is also his home.
The new owners of notable bar (same chain of pizzerias The Continental) had taken me finish a picky remodeling job preserving the historic spirit of coffee, to be again one of the stops on the Avenida de Mayo, and level meeting of friends, as it was since he was born 120 years ago. His fame traveled the world, because they came pool players from all over: Belgians, Dutch, Germans, etc.
The noise of the impacts of the balls endlessly happens in every corner of The 36 billiards, while the teacher recalls Berardi travel, career, and stories of all kinds. It also recognizes that the best that has left the pool were not only the trophies won, but the cattle friends, and now this well-deserved recognition, at 83 years. Thus, Berardi already wears another title in its wide cabinet. And still dreaming: that younger, more adept at pool, also come to learn the pool, and encouraged to compete in this exciting game-sport.
traslation: Belén Zapata