Van Boening Finishes 2013 Atop the Billiard Congress of America Points System
Broomfield, Colo., January 23, 2014 – The Billiard Congress of America is pleased to recognize the top three American Pool Players for 2013: Shane Van Boening, Mike Dechaine, and Jeremy Sossei. Van Boening finished 2013 with the #1 ranking for the second straight year and won the prestigious US Open 9-Ball Championships for a remarkable third time. [ more]
Billiard Congress of America Announces Date Change for Summit 2014
Broomfield, Colo. – Sept. 30, 2013 - The Billiard Congress of America today announced a date change for Summit 2014, taking place in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The new date for Summit 2014 will be June 25 – 27, 2014. Summit 2014 was originally planned for July 16 – 18, 2014. [ more ]
Jeanette Lee and Barry Hearn Earn Enshrinement into BCA Hall of Fame
Broomfield, Colo., August 21, 2013 — The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame is honored to welcome two of pool’s most media-savvy personalities in 2013. The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that women’s champion Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee and British promoter Barry Hearn have earned induction into the sport’s hall of fame by becoming the 61st and 62nd members. [ more ] Attend 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet Cermony.
American Poolplayers Association Mourns the Loss of Billiard Congress of America Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart
Lake St. Louis, Mo., August 23, 2013 — The APA network is sad to report the passing of APA Co-Founder and Billiard Congress of America Hall of Famer Larry Hubbart. Hubbart, passed away on August 22 at his home after a long battle with various health issues. Hubbart leaves behind his wife, Nancy, six children, eight grandchildren and countless family and friends. [ more ]
BCA Names Ivan Lee 2013-2014 Board Chairman
Broomfield, Colo., July, 17 2013 — During its general membership meeting in Schaumburg, Ill., on July 9, 2013, the Billiard Congress of America announced the results of its 2013-2014 Board of Directors election. In the follow-up election of BCA officers, Ivan Lee (Iwan Simonis) accepted a one-year term as BCA Board Chairman. [ more ]
Gil and Andee Atkisson Honored with BCA 2012 President's Award
Broomfield, Colo., July, 9 2013 - Each year the Billiard Congress of America recognizes an outstanding individual who made significant contributions to the billiard industry with the presentation of the BCA President's Award. This year the BCA has chosen to recognize Gil and Andee Atkisson of Peter Vitale Table Mfg. [ more ]
BCA Announces New Consumer Membership Program
Broomfield, Colo., May 1, 2013 - The Billiard Congress of America is proud to announce the details of its new consumer/player membership program, GenerationPool. GenerationPool is a FREE consumer/player membership program specifically designed with the player in mind. [ more ] Click here to join the GenerationPool mailing list.
Billiard Congress of America Seeks Candidate for Board of Directors Seats
Broomfield, Colo. - March 6, 2013 -- The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) announces a call for nominations for Board of Director seats for the 2013-2014 Board Year. The 2013 Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for a total of two (2) available Board seats in the Manufacturer/Distributor category, one (1) available Board seat in the Retail category, and one (1) available in the Room or League Operator Category. [ more ] To download a 2013 Candidate Data Form please click here.
BCA Announces Points Events for 2013
Broomfield, Colo. – December 17, 2012 - The Billiard Congress of America is please to announce the top three American Players for 2012: Shane Van Boening, Mike Dechaine, and Brandon Shuff. Van Boening ended the 2012 BCA Points Events Calendar ranked first, capping the year off by claiming his second US Open 9-Ball Championship.
The Billiard Congress of America is also please to announce the BCA Points Event list for 2013. [ more ]
BCA Launches Offcial Rules Mobile Application
Broomfield, Colo. – October 19, 2012 - The Billiard Congress of America announced today the launch of the Official Billiard Rules Mobile App on both iPhone and Android platforms for the World-Stadardized Rules of Pocket Billiards (8-Ball, 9-Ball, 14.1 Continuous Pool, Black Ball, and more.) The Official Billiard Rules App also will offer "Table Specifications," "Instructions for Referees," and an interactive "Ask the Referee" section. [ more ]
BCA Summit 2012 Draws Solid Attendance in Chicagoland
Broomfield, Colo. – July 20, 2012 – The 2012 edition of the Billiard Congress of America’s (BCA) Summit 2012, formerly the International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo, was held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., July 18 – 20, 2012. Total buyer attendance for the three-day event was 965, a 36% increase over the 2011 show and the largest attendance since the event in 2008. [ more ]
Mike Serra of Championship LLC, is Elected to Second Term as Billiard Congress of America Chairman
Broomfield, Colo., July 20, 2012 — During its general membership meeting in Schaumburg, Ill., on July 17, the Billiards Congress of America announced the results of its 2012-2013 Board of Directors elections. [ more ]
Karen Corr Earns Enshrinement in Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame
Broomfield, Colo., July 19, 2012 — The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that Karen Corr will be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 2012. In 1998, when Corr moved to United States and traded snooker for American 9-ball she attacked the Women’s Professional Billiard Association Classic Tour with precision shooting and unbreakable concentration. Corr’s quick rise to the top and her consistent dominance on American soil has earned her the only spot in this year’s BCA Hall of Fame class. [ more ]
BCA Rebrands BCA Intructor Program to the Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA)
Broomfield, Colo. – July 17, 2012 – The Billiard Congress of America today announced that it has changed the name of the BCA Instructor Program to the Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA). The change comes as part of a new marketing initiative aimed at promoting the benefits of quality billiard instruction from PBIA Instructors to players of all skill levels. The PBIA is further committed to providing a reputable certification program for individuals wishing to become qualified PBIA instructors. [ more ]
Brunswick Billiards' Roger Blank Honored with Billiard Congress of America 2011 President's Award
Schaumburg, IL.– July 17, 2012 – Each year the Chairman of the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Board of Directors has the opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the billiard industry with the presentation of the BCA President’s Award. This year, BCA Chairman Mike Serra has chosen to recognize Roger Blank as the recipient of the 2011 BCA President’s Award. [ more ]
Billiard Congress of America Seeks Candidate for Board of Directors Seats
Broomfield, Colo. - March 15, 2012 -- The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) announces a call for nominations for Board of Director seats for the 2012-2013 Board Year. The 2012 Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for a total of two (2) available Board seats in the Manufacturer/Distributor category . [ more ] To download a 2012 Candidate Data Form please click here.
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