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Tickets On Sale for HOF Banquet
Aug 19, 2011, 8:24 AM

Advance tickets are now on sale online for the 2011 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame Banquet, the United States Billiard Media Association (USBMA) announced today. The dinner banquet, at which pool greats Ralf Souquet and Danny DiLiberto will be formally inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame, will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Marriott Chesapeake Hotel, Chesapeake, Va., in conjunction with the 2011 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.

The banquet, honoring Souquet and DiLiberto as the 58th and 59th inductees into the sport’s hallowed shrine, will also be attended by previous inductees and will feature testimonials celebrating the pair’s illustrious careers. Cocktails (cash bar) will be served from 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, with dinner and the formal induction ceremony running from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm.

“I’m very excited about having the BCA Hall of Fame Banquet at the U.S. Open again this year,” said U.S. Open founder and promoter Barry Behrman. “The banquet is always one of the highlights of the week.”

As was the case in 2009 and 2010, play at the U.S. Open will be suspended during the banquet. “We want to give Ralf and Danny the respect they deserve,” U.S. Open promoter Barry Berhman said. “Matches will resume at 7:30 pm that evening.”

Advance tickets are $55 per person (or $500 for a table of 10) at www.usbma.com/HallofFame2011. Advance ticket sales will end Oct. 16. Tickets purchased at the U.S. Open will be $60 per person. Seating is limited.

The 2011 BCA Hall of Fame Banquet is being produced by the USBMA, in cooperation with the Billiard Congress of America and the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships.