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Stauch and Simonsen join WPBA Hall of Fame
Nov 19, 2007, 5:39 PM

Harold Simonsen and Shari Stauch, two integral characters in the development of the WPBA Classic Tour in 1993, were inducted into the WPBA Hall of Fame on Nov. 7. Stauch and Simonsen were honored at the annual awards banquet on the eve of the WPBA National Championship in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Stauch served as secretary to the WPBA for seven years from 1989 to 1995, launched the WPBA's public relations program, assisted in the launch of the Classic Tour and negotiated the tour's first ESPN coverage. She was also the secretary general of the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), and served as the Pubic Relations Manager for the World Confederation of Billiard in 1998.

From 1990 to 1995, Stauch served on the board of directors of the BCA, and from 1994 to 1995 became the founding president of the BCA's Billiard Education Foundation.

Harold Simonsen served as president of the National Pool Classic Association (NPCA) from 1977 to 1983. In 1990 and 1991, he served as founding president of the Professional Billiard Tour Association (PBTA). From 1993 to 1995, Simonsen was the tour designer and served as a consultant for the development of the WPBA's Classic Billiard Tour.