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Jack Breit


One Pocket

Hall of Fame


Is pleased to honor

Jack Breit

'Jersey Red'


For his Outstanding Contribution

to the Legacy of

The Game of One Pocket

Elected 2004


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.


* A uniquely inventive and entertaining player, Jack's way with words paralleled his talent with the cue stick, and made him a favorite for watching as he often provided.his own commentary, in his own special One Pocket vernacular.



A young Jack Breit shows up in the background in this

Life Magazine photo from 1951


photo courtesy Jake Dyer


Red's widow Dottie accepts his

One Pocket Hall of Fame plaque

April 4, 2005

Click here for coverage of Red's One Pocket Hall of Fame induction event at the Cue & Cushion

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