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The Billiard Congress of America was established in 1948, with early involvement by players like Willie Mosconi and Willie Hoppe. The objective was to organize the players and promote the sport through qualifying tournaments at the local, regional and national levels in Straight Pool and 3-Cushion billiards (the popular competitive disciplines of the era) and recognize those champions. Organizers were also determined to produce an official rulebook to standardize the sport and help fund the effort; and to involve billiard rooms, retailers and manufacturers in meeting these promotional goals.



Here you will find information on all aspects of pocket billiards. The rules of the game, player rankings, information on past and upcoming events and live coverage of events in progress are all here for your enjoyment and enlightenment. It is our hope that the website will spark your interest and involvement in the wonderful games of pocket billiards. It is an extremely fast-growing international pastime and the professional segment of pocket billiards is expanding at a rate that exceeds anything ever seen in years gone by.



WCBS empowers our member federations (UMB, WPA and IBSF), which represent the major disciplines of Billiards (Carom, Pool and Snooker) to each regulate, promote and develop their respective disciplines, while respecting the aims and ideals of our sport.

From federations to players to fans and across all walks of life, WCBS aims to unite the global Billiards community. Together we strive to inspire, excite and share the passion of Billiards as a sport to a new generation of players, while solidifying our global stature with inclusion into international multi-sport events.




  • To foster and promote the games of Billiards and Snooker, played on an English Billiards table in the Pan American Region.

  • To promote diversity and equality in cue sports via the #WeCueAsOne campaign.

  • To monitor and establish standards of coaching and refereeing within all Member Countries.

  • To act as the Americas Governing Body and to conduct and promote the PABSA Championships in Billiards and Snooker.



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Since 1982, we have grown year-on-year and have established relationships with virtually every major broadcaster of sports in the world. It has been a fantastic journey with lots of fun along the way and I hope we have played our part in helping our clients achieve cost-effective ratings.


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