• The 2006 Hall of Fame Voting is in! is proud to announce the winners in this year’s Hall of Fame voting. Leading the class in One Pocket is the great all-around player John ‘Rags’ Fitzpatrick. His untimely death in 1960, just one year before Johnston City, kept him out of the spotlight enjoyed by his peers during the pool renaissance of the […]

  • Rack ’em up with Grady ‘The Professor’ Mathews

    The name Grady Mathews is almost synonomous with One Pocket. For years, he has been the leading One Pocket tournament promoter and instructor, its most vocal supporter, and one of the game’s top players . All of which helped earn his election into the One Pocket Hall of Fame, on the very top of the […]

  • US Open One Pocket & Banks Championships

    A new generation of One Pocket player roared through the field to win the 10th US Open One Pocket tournament, held last week in Louisville, KY. 24 Year old Nick Vita of Memphis, Tennessee, worked his way through a field of 56 players to claim the $5000 first prize, his first major tournament title. Nick […]

  • Bill ‘Weenie Beenie’ Staton dies

    Bill acknowledges the crowd at his Tne Pocket Hall of Fame induction One Pocket Hall of Fame legend Bill Staton died Saturday, February 18th, 2006 at the age of 77. He had suffered a couple of strokes recently. An extremely popular and well-respected player, for years Bill was one of the premier gentleman gamblers of […]

  • DCC Action / Entertainment Award

    Cliff Joyner Wins the Louie Roberts Award Since rolling balls were first introduced to a table in billiard’s distant past, cue sports have always enjoyed a lively tradition of after-hours action. Diamond Billiard Products and the Derby City Classic proudly celebrate that tradition with their annual Action/Entertainment Award. The A/E Award is named after the […]

  • Efren Reyes, Master of One Pocket

    The Magician left fans and foes alike shaking their heads in wonder as the master of the cue ball won his final few matches in the Derby City Classic One Pocket division in dominating fashion. This was his fourth DCC One Pocket title in four tries, and it came against the largest field ever for […]

  • Jason Miller, 2006 Banks Champion

    Jason’s Banks victory, coupled with his 2nd place to Efren in the One Pocket division, gave him a big jump in the all-around points race. He clinched the 2006 all-around bonus with a strong finish in 9-Ball as well. Twice is nice for Jason Miller, as he topped the largest Bank Pool field ever to win his […]

  • The AZB / Room

    Jeanette Lee and Efren Reyes volunteered to participate in a partners challenge match with two lucky winners of an AZBilliards / private room raffle, which took place on the TV table.

  • Bank Pool Ring Game

    Brian Gregg, back-to-back DCC Banks Ring Game champion “Is anybody here from Indianapolis?”

  • 2006 Derby City Classic explodes into Action

    The largest crowds ever have descended on Louisville for the 8th annual Derby City Classic all-around tournament. This year the event fills both the Executive West, and their sister hotel across the street with more different cue-sports disciplines than ever, with the addition of Three Cushion Billiards and a Straight Pool high run challenge. Not […]

  • 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 […]