View Full Version : One-ball: Good instructional book?

08-06-2002, 07:52 PM
Can anyone recommend a good basic guide to one-ball? I'm looking for a book, not a video.


08-06-2002, 07:57 PM

08-06-2002, 08:05 PM
If you are talking about one pocket, Jack Khoeler's Upscale One Pocket would get you started...

his web site:

or Amazon:

08-06-2002, 08:16 PM
Excuse me, Gents--a touch of brainfade. I meant one-pocket, of course. Glad I posted anonymously. I never should have agreed to have those treatments...

Thanks again!

08-06-2002, 09:44 PM
There is actually a game called one-ball that I read about in the wonderboys series on azbilliards:


"The object of the game is to sink the one-ball in the right side pocket"

Sounds like an interesting strategy game.

08-07-2002, 01:48 AM
there are many books printed covering one pocket and all the ones i have, have something useful.
but without exception the best one of the bunch and the one i still use frequently
is winning one pocket by eddie robin
and he printed a second one
shots moves and stratgies
both books are large hardbound books red in color,
i havent seen any other items from him and i tend to think he does not do this any longer.

billiard world publishing
po box 12417
las vegas nevada 89112-0417

this is the address in the front of the book
but i remember reaching him in another state to ask about the book, now this has been some years ago and i have no idea if he is still in las vegas or elsewhere for that matter.
i have seen copys around from people i know and on ebay
so there are copies to be had.

this book covers so much and has so many visuals its still to this day my favorite including videos

hope this helps

08-07-2002, 06:09 AM
Both Eddie Robin books are great, but a bit more advanced. I believe Winning one Pocket is out of print, but Shots, Moves & Strategy is available from Accustats (along with many videos).

Anon, why no videos? Both Allen hopkins & Bill Incardona have One Pocket introductory videos -- and Accustats has probabley over a hundred one pocket tapes...

08-12-2002, 10:10 AM
As far as I know, 1-ball is played exclusively in the east - it's said to have been invented in Boston - and so few people know it that a book wouldn't be a viable marketing proposition. (I'm assuming that you're talking about the game where all 15 balls are racked with the 1 in the middle, and whoever makes the 1 in a side at any time wins.) The better straight-pool player will invariably win at 1-ball; play it according to those principles - which are available in any number of books, including mine - and you should be okay. GF