Inductees

  • James Walden

    James Walden was born March 11, 1964 in the town of Frederick, OK – almost in Texas. But his pool game really developed in Oklahoma City, where he got a chance to watch local players like Norman Hitchcock & Herman the German. OKC had a strong history of great players and a lot of pool […]

  • Scott Frost

    Scott Frost was born July 17, 1975, in Des Moines, Iowa, where he lived until he was about 25. He didn’t start out as a pool player, he was first team all-state basketball in high school, but he missed one practice as a 16 year old junior (visiting his brother who was sick) and his […]

  • Jeremy Jones

    Born April 30, 1971, Jeremy grew up in the Baytown suburb of Houston, TX. He didn’t start playing pool until he was about 17, but he was good at other sports too at that time. He had a friend in Baytown that he worked with at a pizza place that talked him into playing – […]

  • Keith McCready

    Born April 9, 1957, at a young age Keith moved to Anaheim, California with his father and brother. They all played pool and they got young Keith started when he was only about 8, which explains his sidewinder stroke. Keith is proud of that side arm stroke, and considers himself in good company, pointing to […]

  • Eugene Metz

    Born February 6, 1931, Eugene ‘Clem’ Metz was originally from Chicago. His mother and father both had worked at the Boardwalk in Chicago during the Al Capone years, and had in fact served Capone (haircut and manicure). Clem died April 26, 2011. Clem came with his family to Cincinnati at 16 years old, that is […]

  • Charles Martin

    Country came to NYC from West Virginia when he was young, and he brought along his southern drawl – which is why he got his nickname. There was another much older ‘Country’ around NY at that time who Country described as a lemon pool player, but who was “a real smart man” about making games. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]