'Fast Eddie' Allen
pleased to honor
his Outstanding Contribution
the Legacy of
Game of One Pocket
from Oklahoma, in his teens Ronnie found his way to California,
where he discovered the very active pool scenes in San Francisco
and Los Angeles. He won the very first tournament he ever entered,
Cochran's One Pocket tournament of 1962, which included
a veritable who's who of early One Pocket legends.
As a tournament player, Ronnie has won One
events over three decades:
One Pocket tournament in1962
City One Pocket division in 1970
Open One Pocket in1984
an After Hours Player, Ronnie was perhaps the
dominant One Pocket player for nearly twenty years,
from the mid 60's to the mid 80's, his flamboyant style at
the table being as popular with the spectators as it was overwhelming
to his opponents. During those peak years, it took a rare
player to face Ronnie even; nearly everyone could get a ball
or two -- or more.
also developed a very strong one-handed technique.
Many players who hesitated to step to the table with him in
normal fashion were enticed to take him on, their two hands
to his one, only to find he shot nearly as well one-handed!
Credited with inventing ‘power One Pocket',
Ronnie is famous for his creative shots that aggressively
move several balls at once away from his opponent's pocket and towards
his own. His entertaining and exciting style of play came as quite
a contrast to the conservative style employed by most of the top
One Pocket players when Ronnie first burst on to the One
Pocket scene. His exciting style has inspired many of our younger
generation of players, which has made the game itself more entertaining
for countless fans.
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