Category: Press Releases


World’s Largest Pool League Awards League Operator of the Year Awards

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (June 22, 2010) “” The American Poolplayers Association (APA) recognized five of their top franchisees with League Operator of the Year awards during the APA Annual Convention in late April in Las Vegas.  The five were selected from a group of more than 260 League Operators throughout North America with one League Operator selected from each market size.

Now that the BCAPL National event is concluded for 2010

Now that the BCAPL National event is concluded for 2010, CSI is resuming the monthly email of all CSI / BCAPL produced and or affiliated state, regional and independent (open to all player) events. This is to aid you in updating your events calendars. Thank you for all that you do and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. In addition to our office you can reach me on my cell at (602) 312-8155.

CSI / BCA Pool League Proudly Sponsor Players to 2010 Junior Nationals

CueSports International (CSI), under its BCA Pool League division, is proudly sponsoring 13 young players to participate in the 22nd Annual Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships. This prestigious event is being held July 7-11, 2010 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and includes 4 divisions: Boys 14 and Under, Boys 19 and Under, Girls 14 and Under and Girls 19 and Under.

Promoting this life-time sport through the youthful generation.

Just before the end of the school year, Allenwood Elementary School, located in Temple Hills, Maryland and in keeping with the schools motto “œAllenwood is ENGAGED”,hosted their Career Awareness Day for all of their students.

Mrs. Lakeshia Morgan the shools Professional Counselor/Career Coordinator, orchestrated the event and said “œThere is no time like the present to make our children aware of the different and exciting career opportunities available to them”. The schools purpose is to help students, by displaying the personal characteristics and attitudes to become successful.

Full 128 Player List and Payouts For 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship

Starting next week players, vendors, and the industry press will be converging at the Riviera Hotel & Casino for two weeks of the best pool competition staged in the United States, the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships (May 14-22).

As in the past several years, two premier pro events will take place alongside the BCAPL Nationals, one of which is the much anticipated 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship which takes place May 17-22 in the Royale Pavilion Pro Arena of the Riviera. The event has attracted an astounding list of 128 players from all over North America and across the globe vying for the $89,000 purse.

U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Qualifier Winners Vegas Bound

U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship Qualifier Winners Vegas Bound

Eight qualifiers were held for the 2010 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Produced by CueSports International (CSI), the main event is scheduled May 17-22, 2010 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino and attracted both men and women players from across the globe vying for the $89,000 purse.

The following eight qualifier winners will be among the 128 player field:


To participate in the BEF Junior Nationals, players must earn an entry through a BEF qualifier or must be appointed by their local junior league. The national event features 4 divisions: 19 & Under Boys, 19 & Under Girls, 14 & Under Boys, and 14 & Under Girls. Qualifiers will be held throughout the United States through the month of June.  The BEF is accepting nominations and offering player invitations for the girls’ divisions. For more information about hosting a qualifier, league guidelines, or upcoming qualifier dates and locations, visit

Billiard Education Foundation

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was honored to be part of the grand opening of the Challenger Learning Center held at the Unser Discovery Campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 6, 2010.

The BEF made the 9-ball on the break when legendary race car driver Al Unser and his wife Susan invited billiards to be a part of their benefit celebration to launch their newest addition to the Unser Discovery Campus, the Challenger Learning Center.  The billiard festivities included challenge matches with WPBA touring pros and BEF Executive Director Laura Smith and Director of Program Development Dawn Hopkins. BEF President Tom Riccobene, who was also recently named as a Top CEO in New Mexico for his business, was also in attendance for the gala.

First Annual Atlanta Billiard Show

First Annual Atlanta Billiard Show

Whether you are a professional or an amateur player, spectator or buyer, the Atlanta Billiard Show has something for you.  This event will be held at the beautiful Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.  The fun begins on Thursday, September 30, 2010 when pro’s team up with amateurs in a charity event to kick off the weekend.  Tournaments begin the following day on Friday, October 1st and continue through Sunday October 3rd.

Billiard Education Foundation 2010 Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is currently accepting applications for the 2010 scholarship awards. The BEF Academic Scholarship Program is administered annually under the direction and guidance of the BEF Board of Trustees. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2010 and can be downloaded by going to the BEF website at

McDermott Cue MFG, LLC is the new exclusive distributor of Elephant Ball.

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MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. – 2/22/2010: McDermott Cue Mfg., LLC is a leading manufacturer and world-wide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts, and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce an agreement with Elephant Balls LTD to be the exclusive distributor of Elephant Balls branded products which include billiard balls, training aids and other billiard accessories.


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The United States Snooker Association (USSA) initiated its 2nd Annual USSA National Snooker Tour with the first stop on the Tour at Embassy Billiards Club – directed by USSA director Richard Ham – in San Gabriel, CA, February 16-19. The event enjoyed a 12-player field. A handicap format was adopted for this Tour Event played as a single-elimination knockout competition, which featured the winner of last year’s Tour Event at the Embassy Billiards Club, Mei Yi Fei. Yi Fei had the lowest handicap at -45, indicating that he was the favorite for the event.

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