Fredric Fechter

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FREDRIC FECHTER, info as of 06 April 2015

Frederic Fechter biography
For over 50 years, Fredric has been teaching pool as a livelihood. In this time he has gratefully met, been inspired and guided by many World Champions. In 1963, he was the inspired founder of CueSport College International. CueSport College is known as the oldest pool school in the world. Fredric is one of 20 instructors selected and appreciated world-wide by the Billiard Congress of America in 1992 for their cueing/teaching talents. The BCA requested his talents, experience, knowledge, leadership and achievements to help establish recognition in the sports first industry sponsored instructional program. The BCA elected him in 1994 as the first BCA Master Certified Instructor in the world. He resigned in 2002 from that position. Fredric accepted the position of an ACS Master Instructor in 2006. His tournament championships in later years have included the 1965 Peoria All-Around Open, 1979 Illinois State 9 Ball Open and 1981 Greater Peoria 14:1 Open... A very happy Great Grandfather enjoying cuesports... and life.

Specialized Areas: Professional players, Precision Fundamentals, Accelerated Game Improvement, Mind, Body, Spirit Focus. Teacher of the "teaching sciences". Has helped to prepare over 100 fellow instructors in various teaching concepts. Many have commented, "Top notch instructor for the instructors".

Location - Peoria, Illinois, USA

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Since 1994, CBA instructors have been coaching students to reach their goals of becoming the type of top caliber players that competitors both fear and respect

For over 40 years, CueSport College has been abundantly blessed and owes it existence to numerous teachers, friends and students contributing in many ways. For many years, Fredric Fechter among others realized pool and all carom games are really a true sport. He was blessed in being inspired to invent a new word in 1963... 'CUESPORTS' ... to describe this knowing fact among many other professional players. With this new word, he founded and named the only pool school known in the world at that time... CueSport College. The school many years later become known as CueSport College International, as other leading instructors and teachers throughout the world did join and became an important part of it's ongoing success. Fredric has been teaching pool as a livelihood for over 50 years. CueSport College is regarded as the oldest pool school in existence. CueSport College has also been recognized and honored in the field of cueing arts as the first international accredited college in the world.

Nearly twenty years after World War II, the great sport of pool and billiards lacked organized competition. The pool world then was greatly obscured from public view in the dimly lit, exciting and noiseless poolrooms across America. From these poolrooms, it created it's own society of characters, language, ethics, rules, values and acceptance that molded a survival way of a blessed life. Fredric's contributions during this time consisted of promoting World Class Open competition. Pool playing legends of yesterdays and of today played in these action-filled jamborees. Always a student of all sports and life, Fredric credits his teachers, whom have included some of the greatest cueing legends and players of yesterday, such as "The Deacon, Bananas, Bear, Brownman, Greek, Hooknose, Mr. King James, Animal, and Sticks," to name a few. He also played a great early role in developing formal competition of enjoyment among the women and children pool players of America.

Discovering the sport in 1947, beginning with a one-pocket contest, Fredric started his livelihood in a pool career. By pursuing his passion, he became an accomplished player in his own right. His highly skilled competition was abundant, for Peoria was a wide open gambling river town, and a rich haven for the many professional pool players it created and supported. From the "Roaring Twenties" through the "Hippie Sixties" Peoria was known as "Sin City". Today, it's reputation is better described as the "City of Angels". It was also in an era of time long before pool leagues, professional tours, pool instructors or professional player listings existed or was wanted. In later years, his tournament championships have included the Peoria "All-Around" Open in 1965, Illinois State 9-ball Open in 1979 and the Greater Peoria "14:1" Open in 1981.

By 1963, many cueists were seeking out Fredric's understanding of pool and life. He credits his learning from great proven teachers in his early understanding of pool instruction. He is grateful in discovering many years ago, the lost art of pool instruction. By early world travel abroad, he found guidance by the greatest cueists and validated proven teachers that ever lived. These great teachers and world champion cueists abroad were virtually unknown by all American pool players... then and now. In 1955, he created and copyrighted a poster he titled "Champions Wisdom" to honor, preserve and illuminate the wisdom of these great lost artists of valid pool instructors. For over 50 years, many sincere seekers asking for guidance have been greatly helped in many individual ways by the "Champion's Wisdom's" principles of Fredric's illuminating, proven and validated pool instruction. As a great-grandfather and guide to many individuals in the world, Fredric is deeply grateful being a part to numerous champions. This includes many pool, billiard and artistic cuesport champions and teachers in every age, gender and ability since 1955.

In 1983, Fredric and others discovered and founded the discipline of "Artistic CueSports. " It was developed and practiced as a non-competitive teaching/learning discipline to obtain self-awareness of right thinking. It is the core of all artistic cueing disciplines. Artistic cuesports goals and purpose are to instill, guide, transform and appreciate all artistic expressions of wholesome values found in what is real, valid and good.

For over 20 years, the integration of artistic cuesports teaching/learning discipline into the mainstream of education has abundantly blessed many individuals. Artistic Cuesports has greatly helped in the creation of many professional talented cueing Champions in the world today.

In 1992, the Billiard Congress of America formally recognized Fredric and others of their cueing/teaching talents. They were selected to provide credibility to a newly formed BCA Administrative designed pool instructional program. Administrators of the BCA Instructor Committee then nominated and elected Fredric, themselves and others in 1994, as the first BCA Master Instructors in the world. Fredric Fechter and others did honorably represent, serve and fulfill their designated role and capacity, until he and many others of good hope resigned in 2002.

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