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.
Harold Worst of Grand Rapids, Michigan was only 19 years old when he played the great Willie Hoppe, winner of 51 major billiard championships, in a demonstration game in Detroit in 1949. Hoppe soon took an interest in Worst’s playing potential, and under his guidance, Worst won the world title for three-cushion billiards in Argentina in 1954, the youngest player to compete in world competition. He successfully defended this title for many years. Equally skilled at pocket billiards, Worst dominated play to win the All-Around titles in both the 1965 Johnston City, IL and 1965 Stardust Open championships.
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 2015) a total of 67 individuals have been inducted; 51 in the player category and 16 meritorious service honorees.