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  • Nick Varner

    Nick Varner got started playing pool when he was five, when his father bought a little poolroom in Grandview, Illinois. Nick was a two-time college amateur champion in 1969-70 while a student at Purdue University. As a teenager, he became acquainted with legendary One Pocket player Hubert Cokes, who took an interest in Nick’s game […]

  • Richard McMorran

    Richard Mc Morran was born September 24, 1934. His family originally lived in the tiny Colorado town of Dolores; a scenic hamlet of only about 550 residents. Yet small as it was, Dolores had a little poolroom in the center of town, and the game quickly caught Dick’s interest. There were no age restrictions in […]

  • Cecil Hall

    Cecil ‘Buddy’ Hall was born May 29, 1945 in Metropolis, Illinois – just 6 miles from Paducah, KY. The little poolroom he first started playing in at the age of 15 still used an old pot-bellied wood stove for heat in the winter – firing that up before they opened every day was one of […]

  • John Brumback sponsored player, John Brumback is pleased to announce their first ever sponsored player representative, Banks champion and One Pocket Hall of Fame member John Brumback. John will be representing in the upcoming US Open One Pocket Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 12-15, courtesy of the membership of, in particular raffle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2011 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Allen Hopkins, One Pocket HOF Inductee & John Brumback, Bank Pool HOF Inductee Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! We had a great turnout at our 7th annual One Pocket Hall of Fame dinner, held Tuesday night during the 2011 Derby City Classic. Our One Pocket inductee this year was the great all-around […]

  • Wade Crane

    Studio portrait of Wade Crane Photo courtesy Diane Schmid Wade Arlyn Crane was born February 20, 1944. He got his start playing pool in Robbinsville, NC, when he was about 12 years old. He had a shoe-shine job in a poolroom which allowed him to get in and play at an early age, despite a […]

  • Wade ‘Boom-Boom’ Crane Dies

    Wade Crane competing at the Carolina Open 2005 Wade Crane, the great all-around player from Rome Georgia, died in a car accident December 26th in Knoxville, Tennessee. Wade was born February 20, 1944 and got started playing pool as a teenager. Known best as one of the most powerful 9-Ball players of his time, Wade […]

  • One Pocket Hall of Fame 2010 Inductees

    A shot of some of the fun at the 2011 HOF Social Hour The One Pocket Hall of Fame is pleased to announce this year’s class of inductees in the categories of One Pocket, Bank Pool and Lifetime Pool in Action to be honored at our 7th annual One Pocket Hall of Fame dinner, January […]

  • Legendary Player George Rood Dies

    George Rood was honored by the One Pocket Hall of Fame for ‘Lifetime Pool in Action’ in 2007 George Rood, the legendary pool player who nearly bridged the 20th Century pool scene, died peacefully early in the morning of October 10 at the Widow’s Home in Dayton Ohio. George was born November 11, 1914 in […]