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  • 2006 One Pocket Hall of Fame Dinner

    Standing: Artie Bodendorfer, Steve Lomako, Marshall Carpenter, Truman Hogue & Fred Bentivegna Seated: Ken Cook (Steve’s father), and Bugs Rucker Congratulations to our new Hall of Fame inductees! A packed house gathered in Louisville, Kentucky on January 10th to honor three great players for One Pocket and six players for our first class of Bank […]

  • One Pocket and Bank Pool Legends to be Inducted at the Derby City Classic

    The 2nd annual Legends Dinner at the Derby City Classic will be the setting for the induction of this year’s slate of four One Pocket players and six Bank Pool players into the One Pocket Hall of Fame. This special event is scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 10th 2006, during the Derby City Classic, and […]

  • Scott Frost over Gabe Owen in the 2005 US Open One Pocket

    Scott Frost came through the field undefeated to defeat Gabe Owen for the US Open One Pocket championship at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, NV. Earlier, Gabe had ended Ike Runnels run through the loser’s bracket for the right to face Frost in the finals, leaving Ike in third place.

  • Nevel tops Putnam to win the 2005 Southern Classic Open One Pocket

    Larry Nevel topped a strong field of 47 players for the One Pocket division title of the Southern Classic, coming out of the one-loss side to defeat Shawn Putnam 5-3 in the finals. The One Pocket is the first of three events in this “Grand Opening tournament” in the brand new poolroom, The Pool Room […]

  • Gabe Owen wins Carolina’s Open One Pocket

    Gabe Owen during his match with traveling companion Jeremy Jones As the tournament progressed, it looked like destiny well scripted, as Katrina evacuee Mike Surber advanced through one half of the winner’s bracket, and One Pocket Hall of Fame honoree Nick Varner moved through the other half. Surber might have had a little extra motivation to […]

  • Nick Varner HOF Ceremony

    Nick Varner was inducted into the One Pocket Hall of Fame at a special ceremony held at Fast Eddie’s Sports Bar and Grill during a break from the Carolina’s Open tournament action on Wednesday night. Grady Mathews acted as master of ceremonies, and the owners and staff of Fast Eddie’s bent over backwards to make […]

  • Eddie Taylor dies

    Banking legend and Hall of Fame player Eddie ‘The Knoxville Bear’ Taylor passed away Monday, September 5th at the age of 86. Possessed with sharp eyes and a powerful stroke, Eddie was one of most universally respected and loved pool players ever. While he was best known for his uncanny banking ability, his peers respected […]

  • Rack ’em up with Leonard ‘Bugs’ Rucker

    Ranked right up there with Eddie Taylor as a banking genius, ‘Bugs’ was also a dominant after hours One Pocket player. He was honored in January as part of the first class of inductees into the One Pocket Hall of Fame. In recent years Bugs has been suffering from the progression of diabetes, which limits […]

  • Hard Times 2005 Summer Jamboree

    Hard Times in Sacramento, CA has a real nice tournament setup in a separate room with eight extra tight tables and bleacher seating Hard Times kicked off its annual Summer Jamboree with a series of mini tournaments Monday night. True to its reputation as a hotbed for One Pocket, 4 out of the 5 minis […]

  • The Game of Corners

    I was reading some old rec.sport.billiards posts and found one entitled, “Special One Pocket Table”, from Jan, 1997. John Walkup asked if anyone had ever made a special one pocket table, one with only 2 pockets. Ron Kilby answered with 2 posts: “I have played on a 1-pocket table with only two pockets, and am […]

  • Larry ‘Boston Shorty’ Johnson HOF Ceremony

    The crowd filled Dave Egdal’s Brighton Billiards Thursday evening for a special local One Pocket Hall of Fame event honoring the late Larry ‘Boston Shorty’ Johnson. Many of Shorty’s old friends and companions on the road came out to exchange stories and remember the legendary pool and billiards star. Though barely more than five feet […]

  • Jack ‘Jersey Red’ Breit HOF Ceremony

    The banner goes up and the crowd gathers 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 […]