The BCA sanctions various leagues and tournaments, and publishes a rule book that includes rules merged with the World Pool-Billiard Association's 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 among many others. The BCA holds an annual trade show, the BCA International Billiards and Home Recreation Expo, which is the largest billiard trade show in the world. Also annually, it inducts great players, and those who have made great contributions to the sports, into the BCA Hall of Fame.
During its first thirty-two years of existence, the BCA had no physical headquarters. In 1980, they opened a permanent office in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2000, the BCA relocated to its current headquarters in Colorado Springs.
The organizations runs the annual BCA Open Nine-ball Championship. The winner can be considered to be the pool champion of the United States in some sense. Professional pool players do not have a well established association of their own, so the best players usually compete in the BCA open.
|1999||George San Souci||Jeremy Jones|
|2000||Johnny Archer||George San Souci|
|2001||Cory Deuel||Jose Parica|
|2002||Charlie Williams||Tony Robles|
|2003||Ralf Souquet||Francisco Bustamante|
|2004||Tony Robles||Santos Sambajon|
|2005||Thorsten Hohmann||Johnny Archer|
|2006||Ralf Souquet||Johnny Archer|
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