President: Mike Capone
Vice Pres.: Andy Gilbert
Secretary: Sheri Josey
Cuemaker Jim Buss (Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee) explained the Hall of Fame selection process.
Cuemaker and longtime friend, John Bender shared some stories. To avoid confusion, John is NOT related to cuemaker Mike Bender.
Well known cue collector and member of the Hall of Fame Committee shares some thoughts and stories.
Well know former cuemaker, Richard Helmstetter shares some stories about their early years of cuemaking.
Richard Black making an acceptance speech.
Hall of Fame Cuemakers Dan Janes (JOSS Cues Ltd.) and Bill Schick (Bill Schick Originals) poke some fun at Richard. The ACA presented Richard with a framed poster of the Hall of Fame members. (no, it's not cracked. That's just a reflection). Dan and Bill complained that they didn't get a poster when they were inducted. During the acceptance speech, Richard said he'd get two posters, get them framed, and send them to Bill and Dan.
Richard Black and his wife Ardis (the real boss of the outfit)
Richard and Ardis enjoying the moment
Richard with his Hall of Fame Plaque and the Framed Poster