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Billiard Congress of America North American Professional Pool Player Travel Fund 

As the North American representative to the World Pool & Billiard Association (WPA) the Billiard Congress of America is committed to the growth and advancement of North American professional pool players.

The North American professional pool player travel fund was established to assist North America's best professional pool players' travel expenses when they compete at WPA sanctioned world championships.  To support the professional player travel fund, 50% of all revenue sales from the Official Billiard Rules Mobile Application will go directly in to the travel fund.  Once the Billiard Congress of America determines it can adequately invest in North American professional pool player travel for a complete year, we will launch and announce the effort and the fund's parameters to all professional billiard players in North America. 

The Billiard Congress of America would like the fund to work as a "zero-risk loan” to players who agree to pay back the funds if they earn more than 50% of the loan money at the WPA event.  As the fund grows, the Billiard Congress of America will work on the specifics in order to provide more travel stipends to North America's best professional pool and billiard players.

Professional male players are selected to compete at WPA sanctioned World Championships based on player rankings and performances at BCA sanctioned events.  For a complete list of BCA ranking events, or to see a current list of ranked players please visit BCA Standings.

Professional female players are selected to compete at the WPA sanctioned World Championships based on player rankings and performances at the Women's Professional Billiard Assocation (WBPA) tour. For more information on the professional women's tour please visit WPBA.com.


Official Billiard Rules AppThe Official Billiard Rules Application for the iPhone and Android mobile platforms

The Official Billiard Rules Mobile Application has something for everyone, including the World-Standardized Rules for: 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14.1 Continuous Pool and more than a dozen other popular pocket pool games.

As well as covering the general rules for pocket billiards this application also covers all possible fouls you can encounter during a match.  This application includes an interactive, “Ask a Referee” section that will allow anyone to get an official World-Standardized Rules clarification for any specific situation they may encounter.  Along with the rules and the Q&A section this application will also contain the official equipment specifications for: billiard tables, pool cues, pool balls, pocket openings, and rail angles.

There is also a comprehensive section of guidelines for referees, as well as the World-Standardized Regulations for tournament play including: exceptions to the rules, dress code, and how to protest a ruling.

This application not only includes the rules and regulations of pocket billiards but it also provides a general etiquette overview for how to act when around a billiard table and during a match.

To download the Official Billiard Rules Application and support the North American professional pool player travel fund please click the clinks below:

 iPhone - Official Billiard Rules (download app)

Android - Official Billiard Rules (download app)

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