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  Billiard Congress of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The term “billiard” is derived from French, either from the word “billart”, one of the wooden sticks, or “bille”, a ball.
Mike Shamos is the author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards and curator of The Billiard Archive, a nonprofit organization established to preserve the game‘s history.
The British billiard tradition is carried on today primarily through the game of Snooker, a complex and colorful game combining offensive and defensive aspects and played on the same equipment as English Billiards but with 22 balls instead of three.
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 HickokSports.com - History - Billiards
As in modern billiards, the object was to hit both of the object balls with the cue ball--called a carom or a billiard.
While carom billiards was considered a "respectable" sport, played by tuxedo-clad contestants in posh settings such as gentleman's clubs and hotel ballrooms, pocket billiards remained under a shadow through a good part of the twentieth century.
The BCA was founded in 1948 by the National Sporting Goods Association and was basically run by that trade group until 1980, when it established its own headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa.
www.hickoksports.com /history/billiard.shtml   (2453 words)

 Minnesota Fats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These proved to be popular with television audiences, and may also contribute to his fame.
The Billiard Congress of America inducted him into its Hall of Fame for recognition of his contributions to bringing popularity to the game of pool.
Wanderone lived for eight years in the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, TN and regularly challenged the hotel's guests and staff to pool matches at his table, which was set up in a mezzanine overlooking 6th Avenue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rudolph_Wanderone   (282 words)

 From The Publisher Billiards Digest.com On-line Billiards Magazine
The new BCA - the Billiard Cuesports Alliance.
In a nutshell, the Billiard Cuesports Alliance is a rogue amateur league system formed in late March as a knee-jerk response to efforts by the Billiard Congress of America to find a suitable buyer for its own 26-year-old, 60,000-player league program.
That the IOC states its purpose is to "carry on the vital and positive role of the [Billiard Congress of America] in promoting and managing organized competition" should be viewed as arrogant and insulting to the BCA, which selflessly fueled the league system for 26 years.
www.billiardsdigest.com /current_issue/may_04/publishercolumn.php   (757 words)

 Billiard Congress of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Its stated purpose is to "promote the sport of billiards." The BCA sanctions various leagues and tournaments, and publishes a rule book.
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Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Has over 45,000 members and supports 8-Ball and 9-Ball formats.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Billiard_Congress_of_America.html   (423 words)

 Snooker Rules
It is generally played on 6'x12' English billiard tables, with cushions that are more narrow than on pocket billiard tables and which curve smoothly into the pocket openings.
On a 6 x 12 snooker (English billiard) table the playing area within the cushion faces shall measure 11' 8.5" x 5' 10" with a tolerance on both dimensions of +/-0.5".
The height of the table is measured from the floor to the top of the cushion rail, and the height shall measure 34" with an allowable variance of +/-0.5".
www.billiardworld.com /snooker.html   (2237 words)

 Raystown Country BCA Pool League - Huntingdon, PA
On behalf of the Billiard Congress of America, I am excited to introduce the 2004-2005 North American Pocket Billiard League system for the Raystown Country BCA Pool League.
BCA does have some basic requirements that each player must meet, but they are minimal.
The Raystown Country BCA 8-Ball league was formed in October 1997, so we can efficiently have fun and excitement in a competitive atmosphere.
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 history of billiards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That the name "billiards" was derived from the French word bille (meaning: a piece of wood, or a curved stick); or billes (a variety of spherical objects, including balls).
The first definitive account of the existence of a billiard table was found in a 1470 inventory of the possessions of King Louis XI of France.
Born in 1817, in Ireland, Phelan emigrated to America in 1825.
www.cuecare.com /history.htm   (11821 words)

 Glossary of Billiard Terms
(Straight Rail Billiards) A scoring technique used when one object ball rests against the cushion and the second object ball is to one side of the first ball and away from the cushion.
(General) The end of a carom or pocket billiard table at which the balls are racked or positioned at the start of a game.
(General) The end of a carom or pocket billiard table from which the opening break is performed; the end normally marked with the manufacturer's nameplate.
www.billiardworld.com /glossary.html   (4059 words)

 NIU to host national pool championships Aug. 8-10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Junior 9-Ball Championships will be Aug. 8-10 at the Huskies Den in Holmes Student Center.
Bringing the event to NIU is generating excitement both from campus officials and the Colorado Springs-based Billiard Congress of America.
The BCA is the governing body of pool in North America.
www.niu.edu /northerntoday/2002/july29/pool.shtml   (382 words)

 Billiard Congress Of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Billiard Congress of America is the organizing committee for the sport of pocket billiards.
The Billiard Congress of America is a national nonprofit organization, located in...
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 Billiard Info-Link   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The combination of the Billiard Congress of America North American 8-Ball Championships and the 1
The professional event began Monday, May 17, featuring star studded international fields which included representatives from the Women’s Professional Billiard Association, the Pro Billiards Tour, the Men’s Senior Tour, The World Pool-Billiard Association, and members of the BCA Hall of Fame.
Players from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America competed for $160,000 in prize money and the opportunity to play in one of the final three matches in each division, which were recorded for later broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.
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 The Black Widow Experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jerry was instrumental in setting up the Billiard Congress of America's instruction program in the early '90s.
He was given the title of " Dean of the BCA Master Instructors" by the Board of Directors and was chosen to make the "How to Play Pool Right" video for the Billiard Congress of America.
A few years ago Jerry was the recipient of the Billiard Congress of America's Presidents award which is given annually to a person who has made significant contributions to the billiards industry.
www.jeanettelee.com /BWE/instructors/jb.html   (215 words)

 Spotlight On Billiards to Air on PBS Summer 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Image Campaign is a marketing initiative funded by the BCA with the goal of driving industry revenues by enhancing the image and broadening the appeal of billiards.
Viewership will be monitored the first three months to provide the BCA statistics on where and when the segment ran as well as the size of the viewing audience.
The Billiard Congress of America is a national nonprofit organization, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, whose "mission is to provide exceptional value to our Members by promoting and growing cuesports worldwide."
www.azbilliards.com /preleases/bcaspotlite.html   (381 words)

 Billiards and Billiard accessories ; Carolina Billiards & Supplies
Billiard News was established in the fall of 1995 and since the very first issue, thousands of readers have enjoyed this interesting and informative publication.
This is an analysis of collisions between a stationary billiard and one that is moving by rolling without slipping on the table.
The Billiard Education Foundation has been newly formed by the Billiard Congress of America to promote higher education for persons affiliated with the sport of billiards and the billiard industry.
www.carolinabilliards.com /links.htm   (4922 words)

 Billiard Congress of America Referee Program Officially Expanding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The ever-increasing popularity of billiards and the tremendous growth of tournaments at all levels have created a demand for knowledgeable, fair, ethical and impartial referees.
The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Referee Program was started over twenty years ago and has grown to impressive numbers in 2001.
To enter the BCA Referee Program, a person must pass a multiple-choice written exam and pay annual dues, currently $35.
www.azbilliards.com /preleases/bcarefs.html   (270 words)

 PA BCA Pool League - Billiard Congress of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The match was held at the BCA National Office in Colorado Springs and played in the BCA Hall of Fame area on the nine-foot 50
After the match, several BCA members were interviewed on subjects ranging from the BCA’s mission and Olympic efforts to local league opportunities.
The BCA recommends that retailers and room owners take a close look at their local morning TV news programs, and look at the way they highlight local events and businesses.
www.pabca.com /BCA/BCApressrelease.htm   (504 words)

 About WPBA | Working Together
Operating for 53 years, the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is the longest continuously operating billiard association in U.S. history.
Their mission is to promote competition and recreational participation in the sport of pocket billiards in the United States by establishing and disseminating information on all aspects of billiards.
The first time billiard authorities came together in this country for an official purpose was in 1863, when a Billiard Congress was held to establish the rules for the first American Championship Tournament, won by Dudley Kavanagh.
www.wpba.com /cms?pid=1000598   (710 words)

 A A A Billiards..::..Links
AAA Billiards has been a BCA member in good standing for two decades.
We recommend investing in unrivaled quality and beauty for your pool table, compliments of the largest billiard ball manufacturer in the world.
Certified by the Billiard Congress of America, the ABA staff provides personalized lessons that will give you the techniques to take your game to the next level.
www.aaabilliards.com /links.html   (246 words)

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The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) established standards for jump cues.
The BunjeeJumper as it is sold has been approved for use by the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), the Valley National Eightball Association (VNEA), the National Nine Ball Tour (Texas Express), The Viking Tour and The BCA All American Tour.
Should any tournament director in any of these organizations disallow the BunjeeJumper then they are doing so contrary to their organization's rules at the time of this printing.
www.seyberts.com /cues/bunjee/info/specs.htm   (490 words)

 Billiard Congress of America Trade Expo 2001
Imagine going to your local billiard supply and just looking around only now there are 277 different billiard suppliers in 125,000 square feet.
I checked in with the BCA booth, met Amy Long, John Lewis and a few of the staff and sat and talked to them for awhile.
There are many plans for the promotion of pool through the BCA that are coming up in the future and press releases will be forthcoming.
www.onthebreaknews.com /BCAExpo.htm   (870 words)

 Amazon.com: Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book: Books: Billiards Congress of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Billiards - The Official Rules and Records Book is complete with detailed instructions on how to play everything from Basic Pocket Billiards to Cut-Throat, together with the rules for tournament games such as Nine Ball and Rotation, and Snooker and Carom games.
These are the official rules of billiards from the Billiard Congress of America, the governing body of professional billiards in the United States.
Also included are a glossary of billiard terms and a summary of BCA billiards champions.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1558211896?v=glance   (1003 words)

 Professor-Q-Ball National Professor-Q-Ball's Pool and 3-Cushion News, billiard, trick shots, billiards table, pool ...
The world’s greatest billiard players gathered in Carom Café Billiards in Flushing, New York on August 1st to remember one of the finest champions of all time, Sang Lee, and to compete for the richest purse in billiard history.
There were over 6,500 BCA pool players who came to the Riviera Hotel on May 13-21, 2005 to compete in over 20 events held throughout the week.
For the first time a Gabriels Billiard Table was among 6,500 players at the 29th BCA 8-Ball Nationals at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
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 Billiard Congress Of America - Amazing Billiard Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Its stated purpose is to "promote the sport of billiards." The BCA sanctions various leagues...
the Billiard Congress of America at 910 23rd Avenue, Coralville, IA 52241.
The buzz at this year’s show was the Billiard Congress of America ’s...
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 Eastern Billiards Pool Tables Orlando Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eastern Billiards offers a large inventory of pool tables, pool room accessories and services featuring quality custom carved billiard tables for every budget.
Featuring some of the best manufacturers in the United States with names like Craftmaster, Imperial and AMF are just a few of the brands displayed at their Orlando, Florida showroom.
Eastern Billiards is highly regarded by pool table manufacturers and their peers as a professional and reliable Billiard/Pool table retailer.
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 Amsterdam Billiard Club / Lessons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the beginner level, the Amsterdam Billiard Club offers both group instruction as well as private instruction.
Both of our clubs have experienced, Billiard Congress of America certified instructors who not only are expert pool players, but who know how to share their knowledge with their students (i.e., they actually know how to teach!).
The Amsterdam Billiard Club has put together a list of the Top 20 Tips for developing your skills.
www.amsterdambilliardclub.com /lessons.htm   (313 words)

 Connelly Story
It was a dream born during his college years when he met his school expenses manufacturing and delivering billiard tables for a mom and pop operation in Phoenix, Arizona.
Connelly's first shop was a rent-a-garage in Tucson where he made, sold and sometimes slept on billiard tables.
As the largest billiard retailer in the Southwest, there are five Connelly stores in Arizona offering true factory-direct pricing.
www.connellybilliards.com /about.asp   (313 words)

 Connelly Billiard Tables
Each Connelly billiard table is built to exacting standards that combine creativity, superior materials, state-of-the-art technology and old-world craftsmanship.
Connelly is proud to only produce tables that meet or exceed Billiard Congress of America (BCA) specifications.
Maple is becoming one of America's most popular furniture and cabinet woods, as its pale color complements contemporary designs.
www.charlestonbilliards.com /connelly.html   (374 words)

 Poway Unified School District ~ Billiard Congress of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Billiard Congress of America’s Billiard Education Foundation was formed in 1989 as a charitable corporation to fulfill the aim of encouraging youth to stay in school and further their education while building and maintaining a lifelong love of the sport of billiards.
Junior Championships: Each year, thousands of young people compete at their local billiard rooms for the right to go to the Nationals and complete for scholarships, prizes and the chance to represent North America at the World Pool-Billiard Association World Junior 9 — Ball Championships.
GOALS: The Billiard Education Foundation strives to further a standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the educational and cultural advancement of tomorrow’s leaders.
powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us /partners/billiardcongress.htm   (275 words)

 Billiard Congress of America Announces Team for 2003 Junior World Championships :: Pool Cues, Pool Cue Cases, Billiard ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With the World Championships taking place in the last quarter of the year, the BCA has elected to send both 2002 and 2003 Junior National winners to this event.
The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) is pleased to announce the following athletes selected to the 2003 team, representing the United States of America:
The BCA is expecting great efforts from the 2003 team.
www.insidepool.com /modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=526&POSTNUKESID=dc6fc2253e0e42a046d9dd02c8d98d90   (542 words)

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