Covid-19 and OnePocket.org, MOT canceled!

An open letter to all One Pocket players, members and interested parties

Obviously, Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in the pool world, just as it is in every other walk of life. In many areas bars and poolrooms have had to temporarily close their doors – and no one knows how long temporary is going to actually last. The first and most important thing I want to say is that I hope and pray everyone stays as safe as possible and gets through this crisis only the stronger for it.

For now, our Hall of Fame dinner scheduled for late May at Buffalo’s in New Orleans is officially and indefinitely postponed, since Buffalo’s has had to temporarily close and cancel their major One Pocket tournament that our HOF dinner was scheduled with. Anyone who has made a paid reservation can have their money back 100%, or if they want it held for a future HOF dinner, we can do that too. If you want to wait and see, and you later decide you want your money back, that is no problem – you can have it back at any time.

Congratulations to Alex Pagulayan and Francisco Bustamante for being selected for induction into the One Pocket Hall of Fame! Although their induction celebration will need to be rescheduled, this honor will be with them for the rest of their lives. Ultimately we want their day of celebration to be as meaningful, fun and as well attended by their peers as possible, and for now that means rescheduling. Thank you for your support and for your understanding.

As the administrator of onepocket.org I see no choice but to officially postpone our MOT indefinitely, for the health and welfare of our members, and not reschedule until we are out the other side of this pandemic.

As I said before, anyone who wants a refund of their entry fund can just ask for it. chicagomike is handling the entry fees and can issue your refund. You can send him a message directly, and help him out with your how you paid so he can get your money back to you the same way you sent it in. Or you can leave your name and money on the list for such time that we are able to reschedule our MOT. That is up to each of you.

Sorry folks but we really don’t have any choice.

Everyone take care!!

In the meantime, we can all still safely mix via our online onepocket.org forum, and work on our One Pocket thinking by participating in WWYD’s and other forum conversations about the finer points of One Pocket.

Thank you for being a part of the OnePocket.org community, and to all of you I wish the best of health for you and your loved ones!

Steve Booth
OnePocket.org administrator