Earl Strickland to be Inducted to Hall Of Fame

Earl Strickland

Colorado Springs, Colorado: The Billiard Congress of America [BCA] has tapped Earl Strickland to be inducted to its Hall of Fame at ceremonies scheduled to be held in conjunction with the BCA International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo in Houston. Mr. Strickland is well known for both his playing ability and passion for the sport, which promises to make him an exciting honoree in April.

Join the BCA and many current members of the Hall of Fame, to hear Earl's pearls of wisdom on becoming a champion and being recognized as one of the world's greatest billiard players. The Hall of Fame reception program and formal induction ceremony will take place at the Hilton-Americas at 7:30 pm on April 6, 2006 and attendees are urged to order tickets in advance.

Mr. Strickland was one of three candidates reviewed in the "Greatest Player" category, along with Maurice Daly and Allen Hopkins. Born in 1961, Earl Strickland was a dominant player during the 1980s and 1990s, and continues to be so today. He currently holds over 100 tournament titles and has been named ?Player of the Year? five times.

He won the Akron Open nine times and the US Open 9-Ball Championship five times: 1984, 1987, 1993, 1997 and 2000. He has won the World 9-Ball Championship six times: 1984, ?88, ?90, ?91, ?94 and 2002. He most recently won the World Pool Masters Trick Shot Challenge in 2003. In addition to his individual championships, he has been a team member on nine winning U.S. Mosconi Cup teams, including 2005, and was captain in two of those years.

He has conducted numerous exhibitions at trade shows, Air Force bases and at the Raoping Billiard School in China. Mr. Strickland maintains an active charity schedule, donating exhibition time for programs such as Pool Aid ?95, D.A.R.E., Paralyzed Veterans of America, Brenner Children?s Hospital, Billiard Education Foundation, Children?s Burn Center and others.

Tickets may be ordered by downloading the pdf form or may be purchased on site in Houston, April 5-6, at the Membership Booth (next to registration at the George R. Brown Convention Center; 2nd floor, outside Hall B).