The CueSports Hall of Fame will not only recognize innovative equipment designers, influential promoters, and dedicated advocates but also highlight the diverse and dynamic nature of their contributions. To ensure a fair and comprehensive selection process, the induction into the CueSports Hall of Fame will be determined through a threefold voting system, involving the public, a media committee, and the dedicated staff at CueSports International.
The three components of the voting process are as follows and will all have equal weight in the outcome:
- Public Poll: The general public will have the opportunity to participate in the nomination process by casting their votes for their preferred candidates. This component aims to engage fans and enthusiasts, allowing them to have a direct impact on the selection of inductees.
- Media Committee Vote: A distinguished panel of billiards experts and industry insiders will form a Media Committee tasked with evaluating nominees based on their achievements, sportsmanship, contributions to the growth of the sport, and overall impact on the billiards industry.
- CueSports International Staff Vote: The dedicated team at CueSports International, known for its commitment to advancing the billiards industry, will contribute their expertise to the voting process. This ensures a well-rounded and informed perspective from within the heart of the billiards community.
"We believe that the inclusion of a three-tiered voting process will not only bring transparency to the selection of Hall of Fame inductees but also celebrate the varied perspectives and voices within the billiards community," said Ozzy Reynolds, CEO of CueSports International. "This approach reflects our commitment to recognizing those who have helped advance the industry but are often overlooked."
Each year, one nominee will be inducted into the CueSports Hall of Fame as an "Industry Titan" and his or her banner will be prominently displayed at the CueSports International Expo, keeping their name and accomplishments alive, for years to come. It is also important to note that although CueSports International is leading this initiative and is involved in the voting process, the CueSports Hall of Fame is not limited to a single organization. Its goal is to praise and recognize all deserving candidates.
More information, including how to vote in the public poll, will be released soon.