is one of only two players to win both a Jansco Brother's
One Pocket championship and one of Grady Mathews'
Legends of One Pocket. Steve's major One Pocket wins include:
- 1970 Stardust
One Pocket & All-around
- 1991 Philadelphia
Legends of One Pocket
- 1993 Los Angeles Open One Pocket Division
Steve was one of
the co-authors of Eddie Robin's landmark One Pocket book,
Shots, Moves & Strategies.
advice to all one-pocket players, beginners and experts alike,
is to work as hard on the easiest shots and moves as you would
on the most difficult. This advice is not meant for games
like straight pool, for example, where the better players
continually pocket balls by the rack. Just playing that game
will naturally keep them in stroke. In that game the player
must relax wherever he can get away with it. Relaxing on the
simple shots in one-pocket, on the other hand, is why so many
get out of stroke.
the many reasons why I love one-pocket is that, even among
professional level players, both sides get to play every game.
More importantly, even after years of play you can still continue
to learn more and more shots, moves, and strategies. It's
the pool game for strategical and creative abilities.
A Few Words from Steve Cook
from Shots, Moves & Strategies,
edited by Eddie Robin