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2015 BEF Junior Nationals to be Held at South Point Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, August 4-7

Denver, Colo., - October 8, 2014 - The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is thrilled to announce its 27th Annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships to be held August 4-7, 2015 at the South Point Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada alongside the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Expo. [more]

Mika Immonen and Jose Parica Earn Recognition in BCA Hall of Fame

Broomfield, Colo., - August 5, 2014 - The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame proudly celebrates and welcomes two of pool's most dominant players in 2014.  The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that the two-time world champion Mika Immonen and Jose Parica, the leader of pool's Philippine Invasion" in the 1980s, have earned induction into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in the Greatest Players category. [more]




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BCA Summit 2014 Draws to Close on High Note in Louisville


Broomfield, Colo., - July 16, 2014 - The 2014 edition of the Billiard Congress of America's BCA Summit was held at the Louisville International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., June 25 - 27, 2014.  "This year's event brought more opportunities for our industry to network and spend significant time with customers, prospects and peers," said Summit 2014 Chairman Chance Pack.  [more]

BCA Names Mike Serra, Championship LLC as New Board Chairman


Broomfield, Colo., July, 15 2014 - During its general membership meeting in Louisville, Ky., on June 22, 2014, the Billiard Congress of America announced the results of its 2014-2015 Board of Directors election. In the follow-up election of BCA officers, Mike Serra (Championship, LLC) accepted a one-year term as BCA Board Chairman. [more]

Ron Blatt honored with 2013 BCA President's Award

Broomfield, Colo. – June 10, 2014 – Each year the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) recognizes 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 Ivan Lee has chosen to honor Ron Blatt of Blatt Billiards with the prestigious President’s Award.  Ron, who recently retired, served as president and CEO for Blatt Billiards for more than 45 years.  Blatt’s business model includes a diverse range of services, including manufacturing, restoring and retailing some of the finest and most demanding handmade billiard and game tables available on the market. [more]

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]  

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 player membership program specifically designed with the player in mind. [more]  Click here to join GenerationPool.

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]

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 Official 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]


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