PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – In the 1970’s, Norfolk native Barry Behrman came up with the idea of hosting the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship. Decades later, it grew to be one of the most prestigious billiards tournaments in the world.
Last year, Behrman celebrated his 40th U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship but months later he died from septic shock that came on after he developed MRSA-based pneumonia.
Thanks to his son Brady and daughter Shannon, the 41st U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship just wrapped up this past weekend.
Brady and Shannon share memories of their father in this week’s edition of Reck on the Road.