“To continually create competitive opportunities and growth for all cue sports in Canada to enable our country to have representatives at all World and International cue sport events.”
About the CBSA
The CBSA is the governing body of cue sports for Canada, as recognized by Sport Canada and is a registered Not For Profit Corporation with Industry Canada. The CBSA was first established in 1974 and has been operating in this capacity for over 40 years.
CBSA is also a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, hosting annual national championships to provide a path for Canada’s players to represent the country at international events if cue sports should one day be included in the Olympic Games. The World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) works on behalf of all cue sports to gain admission into the Olympics, defining a structure of governing bodies around the world to further our common goal (view the WCBS organizational chart).
For the Pool Associations
The CBSA is affiliated with the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), through the WPA’s North American affiliate, the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) (view recognition letter). With these affiliations, Canada is granted the opportunity to be represented at all World Pool Championships and other major International pool events.
For the Snooker and Billiards Associations
The CBSA is affiliated with the International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF), sending representatives to play on behalf of Canada in the World Amateur Snooker Championship for over four decades (view recognition letter). The World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association recognizes the CBSA through our recognition as a member of the World Snooker Federation (WSF).
Additionally, the CBSA is affiliated with the Pan American Billiards & Snooker Association, a continental body working towards becoming the regional association for the Americas with the IBSF. With these affiliations, Canada is granted the opportunity to be represented at all WSF and IBSF-sanctioned Snooker Championships, Billiards Championships and other international events.
Any additional questions regarding affiliation with international governing bodies can be addressed by contacting any member of the elected CBSA Board of Directors.