Jack Breit

  • The One Pocket Hall of Fame

    Is pleased to honor

    Jack ‘Jersey Red’ Breit

    For his Outstanding Contribution to the Legacy of The Game of One Pocket
  • Name: Jack Breit
    Nickname: Jersey Red
    From: New Jersey
    Born: July 29, 1934
    Died: January 31, 1997
    Elected Year: 2004

A young Jack Breit shows up in the background in this
Life Magazine photo from 1951

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 the game — plus new tricks that he seemed to come up with daily.
* As a tournament player, Jack finished near the top in several major One Pocket events, finally breaking through to win:

  •   1983 Texas River City Open

* As an After Hours Player, Jack matched up with virtually all of the top One Pocket players of his time. Traveling to one of Jack’s favorite haunts to take him on at his favorite game was for many years one of the ultimate challenges at One Pocket, and produced many epic battles with such fellow legends as Ronnie Allen.

  • photo courtesy Jake Dyer

  • Red’s widow Dottie accepts his One Pocket Hall of Fame plaque April 4, 2005