Tournaments

  • 2009 Derby City Classic

    View of the Horseshoe Casino complex from the 8th floor of the hotel The usual crowd was there, which lent a sense of familiarity, but the surroundings certainly had a fresh new look, as the 11th Annual Derby City Classic found a new home after a run of ten years at the Executive West Hotel […]

  • ‘Hollywood Jack’ Memorial One Pocket

    Sylver Ochoa, who took second in both the mini and the main event Billed as the “First Annual Hollywood Jack Memorial Tournament”, the stellar field did credit to the memory of the late Hollywood Jack for sure. With the generous support of Hollywood Billiards ($3000 added) and the energy of veteran tournament director Jay Helfert, nearly […]

  • 2007 US Open Banks & One Pocket Champions

    Local veteran John Brumback came out of the one-loss side to win the US Open Bank Pool Championships at Qlympics in Louisville, KY. Meanwhile, Tony Chohan is our new US Open One Pocket champion.

  • The 9th Annual Derby City Classic

    Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes was once again the star of the show of the ever bigger and better Derby City Classic that just wrapped up its 9th year in Louisville, Ky. With the faultering of the International Pool Tour, top players came from all over to take their chance in this premier event, with over four […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]