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  • 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 […]

  • Harry Platis

    Harry Platis is a name synonymous with pool action over the last thirty years, yet at the same time, he is a successful lawyer – not your everyday combination. Yet as Harry describes it, his vocation in law is not unrelated to his avocation in pool. As a successful Seattle lawyer, most of his practice […]

  • John Brumback

    Banks champion John Brumback was born November 9, 1963, and grew up in the small town of Owenton, KY. It was a small town, but still had its own small poolroom. Furthermore, Owenton was within 60 miles of the Bank Pool Mecca’s of Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati. When John was only about 6 years old, […]

  • Allen Hopkins

    Born in Elizabeth, NJ, in November, 1951, Allen Hopkins was one of those child prodigies that surface now and then in pool – even carrying the moniker “Young Hoppe” for a while — except unlike many of the flash and burn careers of other young talents, Hopkins proved to have staying power. Growing up first […]

  • One Pocket Hall of Fame Raffle

    Steve Booth announces the Johnston City 50th anniversary guests at the HOF dinner is pleased to announce a raffle to benefit the One Pocket Hall of Fame, made possible by the generous donations of people like TR McIntosh (Derby Cues), Pat Fleming (Accustats), Freddy the Beard (Banking with the Beard) and Diana Hoppe (Pool […]

  • Jeanette Lee wins 2010 Derby City Louie Roberts Award

    The ‘Black Widow’ in action at this year’s Derby City Classic In an arena dominated by males, Jeanette Lee stood head and shoulders above the rest to capture the 2010 “St. Louie” Louie Roberts Action and Entertainment Award at the Derby City Classic. The voting of the award by DCC attendees and members of the […]