Each week Pool & Billiard Magazine DAILY is spotlighting a player or promoter who has been previously inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s HALL OF FAME.

To date (through 2014) a total of 65 individuals have been inducted; 50 in the player category and 15 meritorious service honorees. The following is provided courtesy of the BCA.

SchaefferJRJake Schaefer Jr. “The Prodigy” 1894-1975 _ Inducted 1968

Billiard historians generally rank Jake Schaefer, Jr. as the greatest of the American Balkline billiard players.  He was the world champion at 18.2 in 1921, 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1929-1933.  He held the 18.1 honors in 1926-1927 and the 28.2 title in 1937-1938.  At the 18.2 game, he holds four records which have never been equaled in this country:  best game average, 400 (from the break); grand average, tournament, 57.14; grand average, match, 93.25; high run, match, 432.

A Tradition of Greatness Over Four Decades: Recognizing Outstanding Players and Contributors since 1966.

The purpose of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame is to honor outstanding people who, through their competitive skills and dedication, have enriched our sport and industry.

Two categories have been established in Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame. The Greatest Player category shall be reserved for outstanding players who have been active in national or international competition for at least 20 years and have won at least one national or international championship. The Meritorious Service category shall be reserved for those who have made lasting, memorable and important contributions to billiards.

To date (through 2014) a total of 65 individuals have been inducted; 50 in the player category and 15 meritorious service honorees.

Billiard’s Jake Schaefer, Jr. in 1968 BCA Hall of Fame

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