To all BCA Pool League Operators & Assistants,
Thank you for being part of the BCA Pool League. Running pool leagues can be a thankless job but we certainly appreciate all of your hard work. We also hope that you, your family and friends are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.
As states begin to reopen for business, pool leagues will start to reconvene as well. Before that happens, we'd like to inform you about a change that should be an improvement for most of you.
First, a little history...the BCA Pool League began in 1978 and at that time, the BCA Pool League World Championships were held at the end of May. This is what originally started the membership year cycle of June 1-May 31. Several other league organizations formed later and copied that schedule. This is a major reason that many league organizations operate on that schedule today.
In 2013, the BCA Pool League World Championships moved from May to July. Because July is after May, there was no reason to change the membership year. However, with the event now held in March, the June - May membership cycle no longer works well for most leagues.
Therefore, effective immediately, the membership cycle will switch to a simple calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec 31). All player memberships that were received after Feb 29, 2020 will be valid until Dec 31, 2020.