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 60’s. Joining ‘Rags’ in this year’s class of inductees are another deceased early icon of the game, Hayden Lingo, and Washington, DC living legend, Melvin ‘Strawberry’ Brooks.

In the Bank Pool category, the voting was led by ‘Bugs’ Rucker’s early mentor, Javanley ‘Youngblood’ Washington. Along with ‘Youngblood’, legendary undercover banker Vernon Elliott and the late John ‘Cannonball’ Chapman are headed to our Hall of Fame.

Our annual Hall of Fame dinner will again be one of the featured special events at the Derby City Classic in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday, January 9th. For more information and advanced reservations, visit the HOF banquet information page. For complete Derby City information visit the Official Derby City website. For many pool fans, the second week in January is the highlight of their year, and Tuesday is the highlight of their week!