• 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 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! 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 […]

  • US Open One Pocket & Banks Championships

    A new generation of One Pocket player roared through the field to win the 10th US Open One Pocket tournament, held last week in Louisville, KY. 24 Year old Nick Vita of Memphis, Tennessee, worked his way through a field of 56 players to claim the $5000 first prize, his first major tournament title. Nick […]

  • Bill ‘Weenie Beenie’ Staton dies

    Bill acknowledges the crowd at his Tne Pocket Hall of Fame induction One Pocket Hall of Fame legend Bill Staton died Saturday, February 18th, 2006 at the age of 77. He had suffered a couple of strokes recently. An extremely popular and well-respected player, for years Bill was one of the premier gentleman gamblers of […]

  • DCC Action / Entertainment Award

    Cliff Joyner Wins the Louie Roberts Award Since rolling balls were first introduced to a table in billiard’s distant past, cue sports have always enjoyed a lively tradition of after-hours action. Diamond Billiard Products and the Derby City Classic proudly celebrate that tradition with their annual Action/Entertainment Award. The A/E Award is named after the […]