While the name Balabushka has been commonplace in the pool and billiards industry for years, it wasn’t until 1986 that his name became synonymous with pool. In 1986, the world was re-introduced to the world of billiards by Martin Scorsese, Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in the movie “The Color of Money”, a sequl to “The Hustler”. All it took was Tom Cruise’s character Vincent Lauria
excitedly asking �Is that a Balabushka?� for the world to take notice of
the pool cues.
the spirit of George Balabushka, and his philosophy of
excellence, the Balabushka Cue Company of Tempe, Arizona,
promises to maintain the same level of excellence on every
product manufactured under his name.