Originally Posted by kiki
Where were Plaa and Stoefen from? Just curious.
Martin (de) Plaa was from France. he was a trainer of the Musketeers in the 1920s and beat Tilden to win the 1932 World's Pro Championshis in Berlin.
Lester "Rollo" Stoefen might have been from California. He was runner up to Perry in the 1934 PSW L.A. amateur championships. He even became stronger (according to Tilden) in the pro ranks and was able to beat clay master, Nüsslein, in the 1939 French Pro.