A Dream Come True, Twice!
The 1st dream goes back to 1994 when, after two years of planning, the Canadian Championship Program became a reality in 1996 with the first ever Canadian National 8 Ball Championship for Pool League players.
In January of 2003, at the urging of the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), a Committee of League Operators was formed for the purpose of creating a non-profit Canadian Association to take over future direction and growth.
The 2nd dream became a reality in June of 2004, when the resulting Canadian Cue Sport Association (CCS) expanded its scope to include the sanctioning of Leagues.
This means we now have both a League System and a related Championship Program that is directly managed by Canadians, for the sole benefit of Canadians. The money and the control now stay with the Canadian Membership.
The new CCS immediately partnered with the American CueSports Alliance (ACS) so that CCS Members would be able to also compete in annual US National Championships held in Las Vegas.
This was soon followed by the Governing Body for all Billiards here, the Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA), exclusively recognizing the CCS as the official sanctioning organization for Pool League Play and Related Championships in Canada.
We are very excited about what these developments mean for Canadian Pool Players and for the future promotion and growth of the sport here. A tradition was started way back in 1996 of well organized and fun competition for all skill levels; for all of Canada.
With the support of fellow Canadian Pool Players and League Operators, we see this continuing for years to come.