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Billiard Congress of America - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Billiard Congress of America

Billiard Congress of America is a billiards term that is a part of Organization Terminology.

Also known as the bca, the billiard Congress of America is the official governing body of pocket billiards played in or sanctioned by the United States of America.

The BCA maintains the complete rule sets for all billiards games, as well as the official Billiard Hall of Fame on their Web Site.

The Billiard Congress of America's vision is to achieve a united, growing, prosperous, and highly regarded billiard industry through BCA leadership. Their mission is to promote the game of billiards while enhancing the success of it's members.

They are headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, and have presence (BCA billing address) in Atlanta Georgia.

Billiard Congress of America
12303 Airport Way Suite 290
Broomfield, CO 80021

Billiard Congress of America
3525 Piedmont Rd Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

The Billiard Congress of America's senior officers and executive staff, as of 3/1/2007 is as follows:

  • rob Johnson Chief Executive Officer
  • Karl Kirsch Managing Director
  • Robin Dahlen Associate Managing Director
  • Kari Freeland Membership Coordinator
  • Carolyn Lewis Director of Trade Services & Development
  • Katie Nicholson Association Coordinator

BCA Pool Leagues

The Billiard Congress of America also runs a nation-wide pool league called the BCA Pool League or the BCAPL for short.

Howeever, they do not focus solely on the league as do other organizations such as the APA. As opposed to the APA, the Billiards Congress of America is less focused on league play and more on promoting the sport as a whole, but they do run tournaments held at spots like (you guessed it) Fast Eddie’s! While the name does bring to mind a bunch of dudes with pool sticks sitting in the US Congress, which is very silly, the BCA is actually one of the major supporters and organizers in the not-so-little world of pool.

Even older than the APA, the BCA was set up way back in 1948 when pool was expected to get seriously popular after WWII. Though this didn’t actually happen, the BCA created an unprecedented “official” set of rules for many types of billiards games and started the organization of the game into local, regional and national leagues. Eventually pool got big again after the movie “The Hustler” in 1961, and by 1966, the BCA was promoting the heck out of the “most prestigious professional event of its time,” the US Open Championships.

See bca-pool.Com for more on the Billiards Congress of America.

See: bca for more on the meaning of "Billiard Congress of America".

Billiard Congress of America - Usage

Is your billiard league sanctioned by the Billiard Congress of America?

Billiards - Billiard Congress of America

  • Title: Billiard Congress of America
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/8/2006
  • Last Updated: 2/28/2017 12:29:14 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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