— 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.
This week’s featured Hall of Fame Inductee is Charlie Peterson “Missionary of Billiards” – (1880-1962) – Inducted 1966
Charlie Peterson earned the title “Missionary of Billiards” for his untiring efforts to promote the game throughout the United States. In addition to being the world’s fancy-shot champion and, for years, holder of the Red Ball title, Peterson made scores of personal appearances at colleges and universities across the country and was the guiding spirit of the Intercollegiate and Boys’ Clubs of America tournaments. Peterson died at the age of 83, after a life devoted to winning friends for the sport of billiards.
About the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame
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.
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