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Catherine Bentivegna Adami

Pepijn de Wit and Poolhead are a reliable source for the latest information on not only pool and billiards from Europe but the greatest one-pocket players in the entire world, including tournaments and matches. Poolhead is devoted to spreading the word about the importance of one-pocket and the growing pool community in The Netherlands and beyond! I enjoy these articles very much!

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Pepijn de Wit and Poolhead are a reliable source for the latest information on not only pool and billiards from Europe but the greatest one-pocket players in the entire world, including tournaments and matches. Poolhead is devoted to spreading the word about the importance of one-pocket and the growing pool community in The Netherlands and beyond! I enjoy these articles very much!

Kyle van den Bosch

I love the passion and insight this blog offers. This is what pool needs and one pocket deserves. It's a wonderful collection of current information about what's going on in the pool world; one pocket specifically! We are lucky to have people this dedicated to the game, which are capable enough and thoughtful enough to put this blog together. Thank you for what you do. I'm excited about the future of pool because of people like you.

Mariposa custom cues Poolhead review
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I love the passion and insight this blog offers. This is what pool needs and one pocket deserves. It's a wonderful collection of current information about what's going on in the pool world; one pocket specifically! We are lucky to have people this dedicated to the game, which are capable enough and thoughtful enough to put this blog together. Thank you for what you do. I'm excited about the future of pool because of people like you.
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Niels Feijen is a true sportsman. A man on a mission. Goals and the path to those goals are set. You are there to facilitate.

For those who haven’t heard about the One Pocket Series yet, it’s a One Pocket tour in the Netherlands that’s about to start its second season.

Recommended reading about the history of the game we all love so much.

A BEAUTIFUL GAME

To the physiognomist and the silent observer of human nature, there is no game that more thoroughly discloses the various dispositions of men than Billiards. The elated hope, the depressing fear, the sanguine exultation, the mortifying defeat – the philosophical resignation to fate, the indifference of success, and all the multiplied and manifold passions of the human mind, are variously depicted and easily discovered, by an attentive observer, on the countenance of the Billiard player.Michael Phelan (1850) in 'Billiards without a master'

I looked for flights, he was looking for flights, but the next time we were on the phone again it turned out that he was never going to go. Well, then I wouldn’t either. Two days later I booked my flight.

Just like last year there are 3 official live streams to follow the Derby City Classic 2019 from home.

Accu-stats.com is offering early bird tickets for $78.95 to follow the whole 9-day event including the 10-ball Big Foot Challenge, One Pocket, Bank Pool, and 9-ball event. You have one more day to purchase them. The early bird deal expires January 23rd. After that it will cost you $98.55. It’s worth it!

A report about a 2-day visit to the best European Pool Championship ever in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Read about Holland House, the “gay bankers”, live on Dutch national television 9-ball finals, bank pool ringgames, and more!

STIMULATING THE MIND

Not to be familiar with the game of billiards argues an imperfect education in the ways of the world, for it is a pastime which, whilst it promotes health from exercise, stimulates the mind.Phelan & Collender (1860) in ‘The rise & progress of the game of Billiards'

A fist pump after his last shot showed his joy and excitement about his first one pocket victory in Poollokaal de Gracht in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jelle Kijlstra is now added to the list of One Pocket Series winners, one that was missing on his list.

One Pocket became a family affair within the van Berkel family. The 12-year-old Mika van Berkel and his mother play the game together every week and it’s serious business.

Ivar Saris seems to be the man to beat for the 2018 One Pocket Series.

Last Sunday the One Pocket Series 2018 in the Netherlands kicked off at Hague 5. The action however, already started on Friday night. Saturday was even better and the tournament didn’t even start yet!  

PLAYED BY MANY

The game has been played by kings and commoners, presidents, mental patients, ladies, gentlemen, and hustlers alike.Mike Shamos (2005) 'A brief history of the noble game of billiards' in Billiard Congress of America (Ed.) (2005) Billiards Revised and Updated: The Official Rules and Records Book