1998 Inductee

Ken Shea

The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame and the IOC has recognized billiards, encompassing all the games played on felt covered tables, as a sport.
On Oct. 30,1998 the NS Sports Hall of Fame recognized Ken Shea for his accomplishments primarily in the sport of snooker, although Ken has also achieved some success in pool, and inducted Ken Shea as the first inductee into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame for the sport of snooker.

Among Ken's accomplishments were : 30 Maritime Snooker Championships,
numerous Nova Scotia Provincial Championships,
many quality appearances at the North American
and Canadian Championships
with a personal best showing of 2nd place to Cliff Thorburn who eventually went on to become a World Champion, he also has recorded 12 perfect games in snooker (meaning that he has attained the maximum of 147 points in one appearance at the table), this is a feat that some of the best players, in the world, never achieve, in 1997 Ken placed third at the BCA North American 8 Ball Championships held in Las Vegas.

Ken considers one of his personal best performances to be while playing World Champion Fred Davis, Fred was forced to come back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Ken in a seventh and deciding game by the black ball. Ken was also a member of the Metro Pool League team that has won approximately 15 of the last 20 championships, and has been honored by the league as Most Valuable Player at least twice and has recorded several high averages and individual accomplishments to his credit.

Ken has always been recognized as one of the most personable gentlemen of the sport and is always willing to pass along his knowledge and experience to the younger players, repaying in part to a sport which he feels has afforded so many opportunities to him.

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