Two of Pool’s Most Recognized Professional Players Start Campaign to
Re-Grow the Grassroots of Pool
St. Louis, MO – November 6, 2009 — Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame Members Nick Varner and Johnny Archer are proud to announce their new partnership venture, The Hall of Fame Pool Tour. These World Champions and U.S. Open Champions will entertain and educate pool fans nationwide through exhibitions and pool school clinics.
Previously operating under the name Legends and Champions Pool Tour, Varner and Archer are rebranding themselves to leverage their high profile status and celebrity as Billiard Congress of America Hall Famers.
Fresh off a stellar performance at the US Open 9-Ball, where the billiard industry recognized him for his fabulous career, Johnny Archer takes on a whole new role as an ambassador of the game and he likes his new position.
“I’ve never believed in anything more passionately than I do about the Hall of Fame Pool Tour,” said Archer. “To work along side one of the sports most respected and successful players, Nick Varner, I couldn’t be happier. Plus, I’ve won almost every title there is to win and I’m committed to helping this game re-establish its greatness.”
Nick Varner, Hall of Fame inductee in 1993, echoes Archer’s sentiment. “I still feel the drive to compete, but the joy of breathing new life into the sport I love is incredibly rewarding,” commented Varner. “I’ve been very fortunate in my career, but I feel obligated to give back to the game. I’ve won many tournaments and built a successful business and now I want to dedicate my time and talent to those that are looking for a reason play the game.”
The Hall of Fame Pool Tour will feature exhibitions designed to entertain, educate and entice participants to pick up a cue and play pool. Tour stops will also feature pool clinics or schools for a limited number of students to learn the game from two of its most successful pro players.
The Hall of Fame Pool Tour will be administered from the offices of Billiard Club Network in St. Louis, MO. BCn will provide a variety of marketing and promotional tools to Tour stop locations, such as radio and TV advertisements, posters, fliers and other materials to help make each event a great success.
For more information about the Hall of Fame Pool Tour or to schedule and interview with Johnny Archer or Nick Varner call Billiard Club Network at 314-631-6500.