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

BalukaJean Balukas “Cue Queen” (1959-Present) Inducted 1985

Jean Balukas is the second woman inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is the Hall’s youngest member.  An excellent all-around athlete, Jean competed in her first BCA U.S. Open when she was nine years old, finishing seventh.  She won her first BCA crown when she was 12. Since then Jean has collected seven BCA U.S. Open 14.1 titles, six World Open titles and countless 9-ball and straight pool crowns.  She has been named Player of the Year five times.

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 beHOFgallery_200en 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.

Jean Balukas in Pool’s BCA Hall of Fame, 1985