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  • 1st Annual Senior One Pocket

    Poster created by member RedCard Bogies Billiards in Houston TX has announced the 1st Annual Senior One Pocket Classic, which is for players 65 and older only. This is a companion tournament to the Super Senior One Pocket Classic which was held last October featuring only players 70 and older. The 2nd Annual Super Senior […]

  • 2016 Derby City Classic

    Alex Pagulayan, back-to-back Derby City One Pocket champion Alex Pagulayan picked up right about where he left off last year as he rolled through an impressive field of 397 players to capture his second straight Derby City One Pocket title. It seems like every year at Derby City, some straight shooting player from across the […]

  • Super Senior One Pocket Classic

    Poster for the event created by member RedCard The Super Senior One Pocket Classic hosted by Bogie’s Billiards & Sports Bar featured two One Pocket Hall of Fame inductees, as well as 16 other top “over 70” players from across the country. The matches were a race to 4 on the winner’s side and race […]

  • 2015 Make It Happen One Pocket

    Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes & Danny Smith square off in the finals Arguably one of the best of all time, and not ready to cede to the next generation quite yet, Efren Reyes prevailed against a tough field of six younger stars of One Pocket in Accu-Stat’s most recent Make it Happen tournament. The format was […]

  • 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 […]