Derby City Classic

  • 2019 Derby City Classic

    Francisco Bustamante, our new Derby City One Pocket champion! Francisco Bustamante won his second Derby One Pocket division title in a row, as at 55 years old he seems to be hitting his stride with the right mix of moving savvy and shooting skills, not to mention superlative banking. He now has won the Banks, […]

  • 2017 Derby City Classic

    Billy Thorpe, our new Derby City One Pocket champion! It was an exciting event as always here right outside Louisville, KY in Southern Indiana. The usual suspects showed up which made for a very competitive One Pocket bracket this year. Billy won the finals versus Alex Pagulayan who comes in 2nd this year followed by […]

  • 2016 Derby City Classic

    Alex Pagulayan, back-to-back Derby City One Pocket champion Alex Pagulayan picked up right about where he left off last year as he rolled through an impressive field of 397 players to capture his second straight Derby City One Pocket title. It seems like every year at Derby City, some straight shooting player from across the […]

  • 2015 Derby City Classic

    Alex Pagulayan, 2015 Derby City One Pocket champion Alex Pagulayan put on a clinic of winning One Pocket, as he cruised to his first DCC One Pocket title, closing with wins over Efren Reyes, Justin Hall and unlikely 2nd place finisher Mike Dechaine. At one point during his stretch run Alex ran eight and out […]

  • 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, […]

  • 2011 Derby City Classic

    This year at the 13th edition of Greg Sullivan’s Derby City Classic, new champions were crowned in both One Pocket and Banks as well as for the all-around title, and a professional poker player turned a strong heart for high stakes toward pool to claim the Louie Roberts Award. In Banks, two-time defending champion John […]

  • 2010 Derby City Classic

    Frost Wins the Derby City One Pocket Title Scott Frost prevailed over from Texas, Sylver Ochoa.With Reyes falling in the earlier money rounds, and Bustamante in the semifinals, it felt a little like a new generation of players in the finals. Frost was heavily favored by the standing room only crowd (including the balconies!), someone […]

  • 2009 Derby City Classic

    View of the Horseshoe Casino complex from the 8th floor of the hotel The usual crowd was there, which lent a sense of familiarity, but the surroundings certainly had a fresh new look, as the 11th Annual Derby City Classic found a new home after a run of ten years at the Executive West Hotel […]

  • 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 […]

  • Efren Reyes, Master of One Pocket

    The Magician left fans and foes alike shaking their heads in wonder as the master of the cue ball won his final few matches in the Derby City Classic One Pocket division in dominating fashion. This was his fourth DCC One Pocket title in four tries, and it came against the largest field ever for […]

  • Jason Miller, 2006 Banks Champion

    Jason’s Banks victory, coupled with his 2nd place to Efren in the One Pocket division, gave him a big jump in the all-around points race. He clinched the 2006 all-around bonus with a strong finish in 9-Ball as well. Twice is nice for Jason Miller, as he topped the largest Bank Pool field ever to win his […]

  • 2006 Derby City Classic explodes into Action

    The largest crowds ever have descended on Louisville for the 8th annual Derby City Classic all-around tournament. This year the event fills both the Executive West, and their sister hotel across the street with more different cue-sports disciplines than ever, with the addition of Three Cushion Billiards and a Straight Pool high run challenge. Not […]