Hall of Fame

  • Jack ‘Jersey Red’ Breit HOF Ceremony

    The banner goes up and the crowd gathersĀ at the Cue & Cushion in Houston, Texas Jack ‘Jersey Red’ Breit was inducted into the One Pocket Hall of Fame at a special event at the the Cue & Cushion in Houston, Texas monday night. Jimmy ‘Flyboy’ Spears was the host for this special gathering of Red’s […]

  • Eddie Taylor HOF Ceremony

    Eddie Taylor, the Knoxville Bear, was inducted into the One Pocket Hall of Fame today at a special event in his honor at Sidepocket Billiards in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hosts Brett and Debbie Sempter pulled out all the stops to make sure Eddie and the crowd had a great time. Grady Mathews acted as Master of […]

  • 2005 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! The first ever One Pocket Hall of Fame banquet featured six of the recently elected members of the One Pocket Hall of Fame gathered together to receive their plaques and share their stories. The event filled the room to overflowing as one after another great player entertained […]

  • Grady ‘Professor’ Mathews HOF Ceremony

    The first inductee into the One Pocket Hall of Fame! OnePocket.org is pleased to announce that Grady ‘Professor’ Mathews is the first inductee into the One Pocket Hall of Fame. This presentation took place appropriately, at the recently held Gulf Coast Classic event, the latest of many events featuring the game of One Pocket that […]

  • Bill Staton

    Gentleman One Pocket legend Bill ‘Weenie Beenie’ Staton grew up in the Washington, DC area. Although he came to pool at the relatively late age of 23, Bill was one of the early stalwarts of Johnston City. In fact, he was one of a handful of players that used to gather at George Jansco’s in […]

  • Efren Reyes

    A native of the Philipines, Efren Reyes first introduced himself to the US pool scene by showing up for the 1985 Red’ s 9-Ball, an imposing field of many of the best players of the time, which he blitzed through under the temporary pseudonym Cesar Morales. Not yet acquainted with One Pocket, Reyes was conspicuously […]

  • Grady Mathews

    Born January 3, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas. After moving frequently during his childhood, Grady’s family came to California in the late ’50’s. It was there that Grady discovered his aptitude for pool. Early on, Grady proved to be an adept student of the game of One Pocket, honing his skills at fabled Cochran’s in […]

  • Larry Johnson

    Shorty is one of the few players ever to win world titles at both pocket and three cushion billiards, which is one reason he was honored with election into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 1999. * As a tournament player, Shorty won more of the Jansco Brother’s One Pocket events than […]

  • Danny Di Liberto

    Danny is originally from Buffalo, NY, where he honed his skills playing mostly Straight Pool and 9-Ball. He didn’t really become acquainted with One Pocket until his arrival at Johnston City in 1964. However, he showed a quick understanding of the game, and soon found it very well-suited to his strong all-around skills and intelligent […]

  • Jack Breit

    Originally from just New Jersey, Jack Breit came of age as a player during the heyday of the famed poolrooms of New York City. He was a top notch Straight Pool player as well, but One Pocket was the game that really showcased his creative talent, as he brought every trick in his arsenal to […]

  • Ronnie 'Fast Eddie' Allen

    Ronnie Allen

    Ronnie, “Fast Eddie” Allen, originally from Oklahoma, in his teens Ronnie found his way to California, where he discovered the very active pool scenes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He won the very first tournament he ever entered, Cochran’s One Pocket tournament of 1962, which included a veritable who’s who of early One Pocket […]