Joseph F. Farhat – 2021

Inducted: 2021

1964-1979 Proprietor & Owner of Velvet Rail Billiards

1965 Instrumental in having Senator Don Potter introduce a bill which enabled

minors to enter billiard rooms

Served several years as President of Billiard Room Proprietor’s Association

of America

1968 Hosted Billiard Congress of America US Open

1971 Encouraged Lansing Community College to offer a course in Pocket Billiards

which resulted in over 40 years of the course being offered

1986 Inducted into the Women’s Professional Billiard Association

1988 Inducted into the Michigan Pocket Billiards Hall of Fame

1988 Received an award from the Billiard Congress of America

for the promotion and development of women’s pool

1988 Sponsored hundreds of Billiards Congress of American Women’s and Men’s

Tournaments plus many Pool Leagues including Oldsmobile and Boy’s Club