Author Archives

  • Larry Price

    Larry Price down on his shot at the 2010 Derby City Classic Larry Price was born January 13, 1952 at Paintsville, KY, to the late Bill and Louella Price. Larry was one of five Price brothers, and all of them got their start at the poolroom in Mullins, West Virginia, that just happened to be owned […]

  • Grady ‘The Professor’ Mathews Dies

    Grady at the tournament chart for his Gulf Coast Classic Tournament in 2004 Grady Frederick Mathews III passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was a son of the late Grady F. Mathews, Jr. and Sammie Lois Lynch Mathews. Grady is survived by his daughter, Marie Cram (Thomas); son, Grady Frederick Mathews, IV; grandson, Thomas […]

  • Shannon Daulton

    Shannon Daulton was born April 5, 1972 in Somerset, Kentucky. Shannon was an only child and from about as early as he could stand at the table, pool was a major bond between Shannon and his father Gerald Daulton. “I owe 100% of my pool game to my dad – and my mom for putting […]

  • 2012 Derby City Classic

    Not since Mark Tadd at the Los Angeles Open in 1993 has a player so dominated a major all-around tournament like Shane Van Boening did this year at the 14th annual Derby City Classic. It took the straight shooting young man from Canada, John Morra, two tries to defeat Van Boening in the Banks finals, […]

  • 2012 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! The class of 2011 inductees into the One Pocket Hall of Fame were feted by a big crowd at the annual HOF dinner held during a break in the Derby City Classic tournament at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana. The legendary champion Cecil ‘Buddy’ Hall was […]

  • Johnston City 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster

    Poster Detail This high quality poster print is chock full of great images of the players, the ambience and original memorabilia from Johnston City! Several of the photos of players are great “Name that Player” group shots that you can spend hours trying to identify all of the huge icons of our sport from Fats, […]

  • The Jansco Bros. Johnston City Tournaments

    The Jansco’s original Cue Club Billiard Academy, site of the first Johnston City tournament October 25th, 1961 the world of pool in America woke up to a remarkable new kind of tournament that shook the pool establishment out of a deep slumber. It was an unusual event on several fronts; one being the unlikely location […]

  • US Open One Pocket 2011

    2011 US Open One Pocket champion, Efren Reyes Efren Reyes crowned 2011 US Open One Pocket Champion Cue Sports International brought back a new and improved US Open One Pocket to the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2011 to a full field and an appreciative crowd of avid One Pocket fans. […]

  • Nick Varner

    Nick Varner got started playing pool when he was five, when his father bought a little poolroom in Grandview, Illinois. Nick was a two-time college amateur champion in 1969-70 while a student at Purdue University. As a teenager, he became acquainted with legendary One Pocket player Hubert Cokes, who took an interest in Nick’s game […]

  • Richard McMorran

    Richard Mc Morran was born September 24, 1934. His family originally lived in the tiny Colorado town of Dolores; a scenic hamlet of only about 550 residents. Yet small as it was, Dolores had a little poolroom in the center of town, and the game quickly caught Dick’s interest. There were no age restrictions in […]