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.

MizerakSteve Mizerak “The Miz” (1944-2006) inducted 1980

Steve Mizerak was born in Perth Amboy, NJ.  He was a world champion pool player dominant during the 1970s and early 1980s in the game of 14.1 continuous.  In the brief span of his career, he was four-time champion of the U.S. Open, winning the title from 1970 to 1973.  He also captured the PPPA World Open title in 1982 and 1983. In 1986, he had a part in The Color of Money, a movie about pool.  Mizerak owned and operated pool halls in the West Palm Beach-Lake Park, Florida area during the 1990s and 2000s. He founded the “Senior Tour” in 1996 for players 50 years of age and older.  He continued to finish near the top in several national tournaments each year.

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 Steve “The Miz” Mizerak in BCA Hall of Fame, 1978