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  • Donny ‘Cincinnati Kid’ Anderson Dies

    Donny Anderson at the One Pocket Hall of Fame social hour in January 2008 Bank Pool legend Donny Anderson died of natural causes on May 1 at the ripe old age of 85. Donny grew up in Cincinnati, and was very close to the same age as two other great players who also grew up […]

  • Greg Sullivan

    In his early days as a player, Greg Sullivan loved to hit the road, where he specialized in Banks and one handed pool. Even though his game was a little under the pros, he traveled to tournaments all over the place, either entering himself or backing other players. His first pool related business was not […]

  • 2015 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Greg Sullivan, 2015 Lifetime Pool in Action Honoree along with special guest Marshall ‘Squirrel’ Carpenter Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductee! The 11th annual One Pocket HOF dinner featured a slideshow presentation remembering the late Freddy ‘The Beard’ Bentivegna, including a soundtrack featuring the song ‘Banking with the Beard’, written by Chicago musician […]

  • 2015 Derby City Classic

    Alex Pagulayan, 2015 Derby City One Pocket champion Alex Pagulayan put on a clinic of winning One Pocket, as he cruised to his first DCC One Pocket title, closing with wins over Efren Reyes, Justin Hall and unlikely 2nd place finisher Mike Dechaine. At one point during his stretch run Alex ran eight and out […]

  • Bank on, Brother

    Diana Hoppe photo Frederick Bentivegna was born November 16, 1940. He died June 18, 2014. He is survived by his daughter Catherine Bentivegna Adami and son Dino. ‘The Beard’ grew up in Chicago, where he first discovered pool as a teenager in a neighborhood bowling alley that had several well-worn pool tables. Later, he started […]

  • 2014 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Inductees Tony Coleman & Cliff Joyner Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! The 10th annual One Pocket HOF dinner featured the induction of Cliff Joyner for One Pocket, and Tony Coleman for Bank Pool. In addition, the late Hubert ‘Daddy Warbucks’ Cokes was inducted posthumously. Cliff is recognized as one of the top […]

  • One Pocket Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

    Freddy “The Beard” doing the MC honors OnePocket.org is pleased to announce our One Pocket Hall of Fame honorees for the Class of 2013 to be inducted Tuesday, January 28th during the Derby City Classic. Our featured living inductees this year are Cliff Joyner for One Pocket, and Tony ‘Banks’ Coleman for Bank Pool. These […]

  • The “Encyclopedia” of Pool Hustlers

    ‘The Beard’ has outdone himself. This is a great compilation of the kind of insider pool hustler tales that most people never hear second hand, let alone get close enough to observe in person, as Freddy has. In all my interviews with players, I have been impressed at the detail they can remember, but some […]

  • US Open One Pocket 2013

    Dennis Orcullo, 2013 US Open One Pocket champion Dennis Orcullo was able to pick up where he left off after a severe thunder storm caused a power outage right in the middle of the winner’s side final of the 15th US Open One Pocket, causing his match with Corey Deuel to be postponed until the […]

  • Tom Wirth

    Tom Wirth on his way to winning Strawberry’s 1993 One Pocket tournament Tom Wirth grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. As a teenager, his next door neighbor introduced him to pool. His neighbor was a pretty good player and he helped Tom with the basics of stance and how to […]