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  • The “Encyclopedia” of Pool Hustlers

    ‘The Beard’ has outdone himself. This is a great compilation of the kind of insider pool hustler tales that most people never hear second hand, let alone get close enough to observe in person, as Freddy has. In all my interviews with players, I have been impressed at the detail they can remember, but some […]

  • US Open One Pocket 2013

    Dennis Orcullo, 2013 US Open One Pocket champion Dennis Orcullo was able to pick up where he left off after a severe thunder storm caused a power outage right in the middle of the winner’s side final of the 15th US Open One Pocket, causing his match with Corey Deuel to be postponed until the […]

  • Tom Wirth

    Tom Wirth on his way to winning Strawberry’s 1993 One Pocket tournament Tom Wirth grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. As a teenager, his next door neighbor introduced him to pool. His neighbor was a pretty good player and he helped Tom with the basics of stance and how to […]

  • 2013 Tunica Southern Classic

    Alex Pagulayan cruised through the field of 123 players undefeated to claim the 2013 Tunica Southern Classic Banks title. While Pagulayan is a veteran player with numerous major tournament championships to his credit, his finals opponent in the Banks division was a young player just beginning to leave his mark on the pro circuit — […]

  • Ronnie ‘Fast Eddie’ Allen Dies

    Ronnie Allen at the first One Pocket Hall of Fame banquet in January 2005 One Pocket legend Ronnie Allen was originally from Oklahoma, and it was there he first developed the makings of a great pool player. In his teens Ronnie found his way to California, where he discovered the very active pool scenes in […]

  • 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 […]

  • One Pocket Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

    Marge & Shannon The nomination and voting process is now complete for our incoming class of One Pocket Hall of Fame inductees. OnePocket.org is pleased to announce that Shannon Daulton has been elected both for One Pocket and Bank Pool this year. He joins an elite small group of players that are represented both in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]