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  • Johnston City 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster

    Poster Detail This high quality poster print is chock full of great images of the players, the ambience and original memorabilia from Johnston City! Several of the photos of players are great “Name that Player” group shots that you can spend hours trying to identify all of the huge icons of our sport from Fats, […]

  • The Jansco Bros. Johnston City Tournaments

    The Jansco’s original Cue Club Billiard Academy, site of the first Johnston City tournament October 25th, 1961 the world of pool in America woke up to a remarkable new kind of tournament that shook the pool establishment out of a deep slumber. It was an unusual event on several fronts; one being the unlikely location […]

  • US Open One Pocket 2011

    2011 US Open One Pocket champion, Efren Reyes Efren Reyes crowned 2011 US Open One Pocket Champion Cue Sports International brought back a new and improved US Open One Pocket to the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2011 to a full field and an appreciative crowd of avid One Pocket fans. […]

  • 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 […]