Project One Pocket is a project in which I advocate One Pocket and try to inspire others, especially in the Netherlands and eventually in the rest of Europe as well, to start playing One Pocket, and to get together to share knowledge and ideas about the game and how to help it grow in popularity. With this project I also want to inspire other pool promoters to organize more one pocket events and spread the joy the game provides.
Writing ‘The first 5’
It all started in September 2016 when I began writing about what One Pocket means to me and what it could mean to other pool players. I wanted to share my point of view on the game of One Pocket and on certain paradigms within the world of pool. With these texts I want to inspire you to play the game, to provide different perspectives, and to show you the beauty of the most intriguing game of pool. Five articles came forth from this mission, ‘The first 5’, and I called it the One Pocket Series, but I didn’t have a platform to spread these words. Luckily, I was already planning to start a blog to write about anything that came to mind. Pool came to my mind very often. These articles became the first 5 posts on my blog. Read more here about the story behind Poolhead.
The next step in the continuous development of Project One Pocket was starting a YouTube channel. YouTube is a grand master in teaching!
Setting up the One Pocket Series – a Dutch One Pocket Tour
Soon after I started this blog, I realized that it wouldn’t be enough to only write about the game. One pocket is gaining foothold in the Netherlands in the meantime and there’s a growing group of players who’s enthusiastic about the game, but there are almost no opportunities for competitive play (in the form of tournaments) on a regular basis.
The project is currently in the community building stage. When we want One Pocket to spread across the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, we need all the help we can get. I therefore created the Poolhead Forum, a platform for the one-pocket-loving community to get in touch with each other. There’s of course also room on the forum and all the subforums to talk about other subjects related to pool.
Do you want to help to advocate One Pocket? Like, share, and invite your pool playing friends to the Poolhead Facebook Page, Instagram, and YouTube channel. Become a Poolhead member, share knowledge and ideas on the Poolhead Forum, get inspired, and start collaborating with each other to elevate our sport!