ABOUT US


Mission Statement

The Western BCA Pool Players Association (Western BCA) was formed in 1995 as a not-for-profit "player´s association" and has since evolved into a nonprofit Oregon based corporation for member leagues. Among its goals and purposes are:

  • to promote the sport of billiards in the Pacific Northwest;
  • to provide Western BCA pool players with the opportunity to play in well-run, well-officiated, competitive regional pool tournaments;
  • to showcase billiards to the general public and the pool playing community; and
  • to provide its pool players with access to Western BCA tournament rules, policies, pool etiquette and to update, as needed, all policies and procedures as the association evolves.

Operations

Western BCA's Membership is governed by Bylaws. The business of the Association is monitored and managed by a seven member Board of Directors and a panel of elected officers. The Association holds its annual meeting on the first Sunday in May to elect Association officers (president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer) and Board Members to two-year terms and to receive annual reports, recommend dues and fees for the upcoming year, and transact any other business as may come before it. Western BCA holds regular membership Meetings as needed with a minimum of three meetings per year. Western BCA additionally has a volunteer staff comprised of a league administrator, tournament registrar, volunteer coordinator, and website administrator. Committees, chaired by volunteers, are formed and charged to further assist the Board.

Voting Members

Western BCA´s membership is comprised of sanctioned League Operators, registered Player Representatives, and five elected 'Members- at-Large'.

Leagues

Currently, Western BCA has 21 sanctioned leagues with approximately 3700 players. Any pool league in Western BCA's geographical area (Oregon, Washington and Idaho), established or newly forming, can apply for sanctioning by submitting a completed Sanctioning Agreement. For a complete guide to league requirements and the duties and responsibilities of a Western BCA League Operator, please see Western BCA's League Operator's Manual.

Players

When players in the Pacific Northwest join a Western BCA league , they pay an annual $30 membership fee for the league year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. $15 fee is sent to the national BCAPL office and $15 is sent to Western BCA. This is an annual fee and entitles the player to play in an unlimited number of leagues and/or league sessions during the full league year. Each player must pay the full sanction fee to belong to a Western BCA league and must play a minimum of eight calendar weeks of league in any one division and/or session to meet the eligibility requirements for Western BCA tournaments. All Western BCA sanction fees are used to operate the Association and produce and promote our regional tournaments. Please note: All tournament entry fees are paid out as prize money in each Western BCA sanctioned events.