::Billiard Congress of America


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Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is a governing body for cue sports in North America (here defined as the United States and Canada exclusively), the regional member organization of the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).<ref name="WPA Members">`{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} Puerto Rico, though a US territory, and Mexico, though often classified as part of North America geographically, are both instead members of the Latin-American Confederation Panamerica of Billiards (CPB) instead.</ref> It was established under this name in 1948<ref name="BCA 1998">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> as a non-profit trade organization<ref name="PR 2009">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> in order to promote the sport and organize its players via tournaments at various levels. The BCA is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.<ref name="BCA 2008">Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book. 2008. Colorado Springs: Billiard Congress of America.</ref><ref name="Expo 2010">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The voting members of the organization are mostly equipment manufacturers.<ref name="Shamos 1999 1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

The BCA publishes a rule book that includes rules merged with the WPA World Standardized Rules for games such as nine-ball, eight-ball, and straight pool, as well as rules for other games that are not presently the subject of international competition, such as cowboy pool, rotation, American snooker, and Chicago among many others. The BCA holds an annual trade show, the International Billiards & Home Recreation Expo. Also annually, it inducts great players, and those who have made great contributions to the sport, into the BCA Hall of Fame.

Billiard Congress of America sections
Intro  History  [[Billiard_Congress_of_America?section=2009&ndash;2010_board_and_officers|2009&ndash;2010 board and officers]]  Men's professional champions  BCA Hall of Fame  International Billiard & Home Recreation Expo  BCA Pool League, USA Pool League and CueSports International  United States Billiard Media Association  See also  References  External links  

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