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  • Leonard ‘Bugs’ Rucker Dies

    Chicago’s legendary Banks and One Pocket Hall of Fame player Leonard ‘Bugs’ Rucker died today at the age of 69. He had been lately suffering from the severe advancement of Diabetes. Bugs was considered by many to be heir to the title the world’s best banker after Eddie Taylor retired, and he incorporated his banking […]

  • 2007 US Open Banks & One Pocket Champions

    Local veteran John Brumback came out of the one-loss side to win the US Open Bank Pool Championships at Qlympics in Louisville, KY. Meanwhile, Tony Chohan is our new US Open One Pocket champion.

  • Rack ’em up with the late Al ‘NY Blackie’ Bonife

    This interview took place back on May 5th, 2005, when Blackie was living in Florida. I had always hoped to follow up with Blackie, but that didn’t happen, and unfortunately he died August 15, 2007. Al Bonife, better known as ‘NY Blackie‘, was a real straight shooter and an astute game maker. He was a […]

  • Fundraising Raffle for Bugs

    Bugs Rucker enjoys his One Pocket Hall of Fame induction in January 2005, along with fellow inductees Grady Mathews and Efren Reyes OnePocket.org has kicked off a fundraising effort to help out Banks and One Pocket Hall of Fame legend Leonard ‘Bugs’ Rucker. Bugs is suffering from the advancement of diabetes, and just this week […]

  • Rack ’em up with Donny ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ Anderson

    Born June 9th, 1929, as a youngster Don Anderson developed into a strong pool player along with two other local kids from Cincinnati: Eugene ‘Clem’ Metz and the late Joey Spaeth. While Clem turned his attention to One Pocket, and Joey became one of the all-around stars of Johnston City, Bank was always Donny’s game […]

  • Rack ’em up with George ‘The Trapper’ Rood

    George Rood is a good inspiration to 9-Ball players of all ages, that it’s never too late to take up the game of One Pocket. George started as a 9-Ball and Straight Pool player and didn’t seriously take up One Pocket until he was about 75 years old! George was honored at our 2007 Derby […]

  • Rack ’em up with Jaffar ‘Patch Eye’ Basheer

    Jaffar Basheer is a living example that you do not need to set aside your deeply held values when you enter a poolroom. Born Henry Burnett, Jaffar converted to Islam back in the 50’s. Of course he is best known today as ‘Patch Eye’, having lost an eye in an auto accident in 1958.

  • Chris Bartram Wins the 2007 Louie Roberts Award

    Chris Bartram in action 2007 Louie Roberts Action/Entertainment Award Winner In a year where the event was packed with the most highly touted stone cold action monsters from around the globe, picking a winner for the 2007 Derby City Classic “St Louis” Louis Roberts Action and Entertainment Award proved to be a thrilling ride. The sweators […]

  • The 9th Annual Derby City Classic

    Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes was once again the star of the show of the ever bigger and better Derby City Classic that just wrapped up its 9th year in Louisville, Ky. With the faultering of the International Pool Tour, top players came from all over to take their chance in this premier event, with over four […]

  • 2007 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Members of the late Melvin Brook’s family were on hand to accept his honor of induction into the One Pocket Hall of Fame Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! It was somewhat of a family night as a full house gathered in Louisville for the third annual One Pocket Hall of Fame dinner […]

  • The 2006 Hall of Fame Voting is in!

    OnePocket.org is proud to announce the winners in this year’s Hall of Fame voting. Leading the class in One Pocket is the great all-around player John ‘Rags’ Fitzpatrick. His untimely death in 1960, just one year before Johnston City, kept him out of the spotlight enjoyed by his peers during the pool renaissance of the […]

  • Rack ’em up with Grady ‘The Professor’ Mathews

    The name Grady Mathews is almost synonomous with One Pocket. For years, he has been the leading One Pocket tournament promoter and instructor, its most vocal supporter, and one of the game’s top players . All of which helped earn his election into the One Pocket Hall of Fame, on the very top of the […]