Author Archives

  • Harry Platis

    Harry Platis is a name synonymous with pool action over the last thirty years, yet at the same time, he is a successful lawyer – not your everyday combination. Yet as Harry describes it, his vocation in law is not unrelated to his avocation in pool. As a successful Seattle lawyer, most of his practice […]

  • John Brumback

    Banks champion John Brumback was born November 9, 1963, and grew up in the small town of Owenton, KY. It was a small town, but still had its own small poolroom. Furthermore, Owenton was within 60 miles of the Bank Pool Mecca’s of Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati. When John was only about 6 years old, […]

  • Allen Hopkins

    Born in Elizabeth, NJ, in November, 1951, Allen Hopkins was one of those child prodigies that surface now and then in pool – even carrying the moniker “Young Hoppe” for a while — except unlike many of the flash and burn careers of other young talents, Hopkins proved to have staying power. Growing up first […]

  • One Pocket Hall of Fame Raffle

    Steve Booth announces the Johnston City 50th anniversary guests at the HOF dinner is pleased to announce a raffle to benefit the One Pocket Hall of Fame, made possible by the generous donations of people like TR McIntosh (Derby Cues), Pat Fleming (Accustats), Freddy the Beard (Banking with the Beard) and Diana Hoppe (Pool […]

  • Jeanette Lee wins 2010 Derby City Louie Roberts Award

    The ‘Black Widow’ in action at this year’s Derby City Classic In an arena dominated by males, Jeanette Lee stood head and shoulders above the rest to capture the 2010 “St. Louie” Louie Roberts Action and Entertainment Award at the Derby City Classic. The voting of the award by DCC attendees and members of the […]

  • Dave ‘Viffer’ Peat Wins the 2011 Louie Roberts Award

    Dave ‘Viffer’ Peat, AKA ‘Dippy Dave’ 2011 Derby City Classic Action/Entertainment Award winner After the votes had been tallied, David “Dippy Dave” Peat dominated in winning the 2011 “St. Louie” Louie Roberts Action and Entertainment Award at the Derby City Classic (DCC). In a world where there’s often more woof than bite, Dippy Dave’s action […]

  • 2010 Derby City Classic

    Frost Wins the Derby City One Pocket Title Scott Frost prevailed over from Texas, Sylver Ochoa.With Reyes falling in the earlier money rounds, and Bustamante in the semifinals, it felt a little like a new generation of players in the finals. Frost was heavily favored by the standing room only crowd (including the balconies!), someone […]

  • 2010 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Diana Hoppe photo Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! The One Pocket Hall of Fame is pleased to announce this year’s class of inductees in the categories of One Pocket, Bank Pool and Lifetime Pool in Action. This year we have two One Pocket inductees, the well travelled professional player, Jose Parica, and […]