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.



Dorothy “Cool Hand” Wise (1914-1995) Inducted 1981

Dorothy Wise was born in Spokane, Washington. In her early years, there were very few national tournaments for women.  Since she was in many local and state tournaments, she became the self-proclaimed world champion.  When BCA staged the first national tournament for women in 1967, she immediately entered.  For the next five years, she proved herself most worthy as she won five consecutive U.S. Open titles.

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.

Pool-Billiard’s Dorothy Wise in BCA Hall of Fame, 1981