Hall of Fame

  • Hall of Fame Dinner returns in 2018!

    That’s right, it’s back! It is official, we will be back for our Hall of Fame dinner Wednesday the 24th of January at the 20th annual Derby City Classic. Please note that is a change from the Tuesday nights we used to hold the dinner, but Wednesday should be an improvement because on Tuesday night we […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cliff Joyner

    One Pocket champion Cliff Joyner originally haled from Rocky Mount, NC. He started as a teenager, and in Cliff’s words, “Pool just came naturally to me. I never had anyone teach me.” However, after a while he began to range in search of more competition and it was then that he discovered One Pocket. Mother’s […]

  • 2013 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Shannon Daulton flanked by Marge & his mom Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! OnePocket.org is pleased to welcome Shannon Daulton into the One Pocket Hall of Fame, both for One Pocket and Bank Pool this year. He joins an elite small group of players that are represented both in the Bank Pool […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cecil Hall

    Cecil ‘Buddy’ Hall was born May 29, 1945 in Metropolis, Illinois – just 6 miles from Paducah, KY. The little poolroom he first started playing in at the age of 15 still used an old pot-bellied wood stove for heat in the winter – firing that up before they opened every day was one of […]