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  • ‘Hollywood Jack’ Memorial One Pocket

    Sylver Ochoa, who took second in both the mini and the main event Billed as the “First Annual Hollywood Jack Memorial Tournament”, the stellar field did credit to the memory of the late Hollywood Jack for sure. With the generous support of Hollywood Billiards ($3000 added) and the energy of veteran tournament director Jay Helfert, nearly […]

  • Scott Frost vs Efren Reyes Challenge Match

    Scott Frost, the winner Photo courtesy Rixx Images Efren Reyes, the acknowledged best One Pocket player in the world, was at Kolbys Corner Pocket in Tempe Arizona to play local superstar Scott Frost in an exciting challenge match for a $5000 purse. But in Scott’s home room, on his home table, Efren found he had […]

  • Jimmy Reid

    A young Jimmy Reid in action at Johnston City Photo courtesy Kenneth Cook ‘Hippie’ Jimmy Reid was born 8-23-46 and as a youngster grew up in Gloucester, MA – an old New England fishing port and an unlikely town for a top pool player. However, Boston and the Olympia Billiard Room, better known as The […]

  • Tony Ferguson

    Tony Fargo competing in the one-handed One Pocket mini at Derby City in 2006 A modern master of traditional full rack Banks, Tony ‘Fargo’ Ferguson topped our 2008 Bank Pool vote. Tony grew up in the heart of Banks country but it was a road trip to Southern California that was his main introduction to […]

  • Marvin Henderson

    Born in 1934 in West Virginia, Marvin Henderson moved as a child to the hill district of Pittsburgh, where an early job shining shoes just down the hill at ‘Woogie’ Harris’s Crystal Barbershop gave Marvin his first glimpse into the enticing world of pool action. It was a classic barbershop in the front with a […]

  • Jack Cooney

    Elusive under-cover master Jack Cooney is one of the modern icons of action One Pocket, and a prime example of “After Hours Legends who have demonstrated their excellence and their heart by matching up against the best of their time,” to quote from the One Pocket Hall of Fame selection criteria. Jack’s early education in One […]

  • Shane Van Boening Wins the 2008 Louie Roberts Award

    Shane Van Boening 2008 Action/Entertainment Award winner The young man from South Dakota continues to raise his game — or games — to new levels, as he took on big name after big name in late night action all week at Derby City. Although it might have cost him a little in his showing in […]

  • 2008 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Grady with One Pocket inductee Jimmy Fusco Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! It was another full house for the 2008 One Pocket Hall of Fame dinner held Tuesday night during the middle of the action at the Derby City Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. With special guests with names like Reyes, Varner, Bustamante […]

  • 2007 Hall of Fame votes are in! is pleased to announce that we will be inducting two players into the One Pocket Hall of Fame this year, the ‘voice of Accustats’, Billy Incardona, and Philadelphia’s Jimmy Fusco. Both of these guys are not only strong players, they have decidedly contributed to the growth and popularity of the game. Our third inductee […]

  • 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 […]