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Vol 3, Issue 7
2013 PBIA Instructor Renewals
Congrats to Mark Powell
BCA Launches Rules App
BCA Summit 2013
PBIA Housekeeping

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Summit 2012  



Founding Partner Links 

Iwan Simonis 


The Predator Group 




BCA Instructor  

Welcome PBIA Instructors

Hello all PBIA Instructors,    


We hope you are enjoying your transition to the Fall season and that you're giving many successful lessons.   


For those of you dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with you.


Welcome to our new PBIA Instructors!

2013 PBIA Instructor Renewals

PBIA Corp. Logo Be on the lookout for your 2013 PBIA Instructor Program annual renewal invoice.  You can go online and pay using your login in and password, or send the invoice and payment to the PBIA at:


10900 West 120th Avenue, Unit B-7

Broomfield, CO  80021


Remember, payment is due by December 31, 2012. 

Congrats to Mark Powell For Achieving PBIA Master Instructor Status!

Mark Powell of New Market, Maryland was unanimously approved by the PBIA Committee to Mark Powelladvance to PBIA Master Instructor status this past month.  A member of the PBIA since 1997, Mark has trained under the likes of Jerry Briesath, Fran Crimi, Tom Simpson and Mark Finkelstein. 

Congratulations and way to go Mark!

BCA Launches Mobile Rules App

The Billiard Congress of America recently announced the launch of the official billiard rules mobile application on both iPhone and Android platforms for the World-Standardized Rules of Pocket Billiards (8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14.1 Continuous Pool, Black Ball, and more).


The Official Billiard Rules App also will offer "Table Specifications," "Instructions for Referees," and an interactive "Ask the Referee" section.

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Full versions of the BCA's Official Billiard Rules App can be downloaded in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $2.99, with a free supplemental lite version offering 8-Ball and general rules information.


The Official Billiard Rules App is designed for players and enthusiasts who want instant access to the World-Standardized Rules, Regulations and Table Specifications. Featuring easy to use navigation, players can quickly answer questions and solve disputes about every official rule and regulation. Read More


BCA Summit 2013 - Save the Date!

Summit 2013 will take place July 10-12, 2013 at the Chicago/Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.  In addition to seeing the latest and greatest Summit 2013 logo products for 2013 and attending the Business of Billiards Seminar Series, make plans to also attend the PBIA Annual Meeting held during Summit 2013.

Stay tuned for more information.

PBIA Program Housekeeping

  • PBIA logos are available for download at www.playbetterbilliards.com.  
  • Download the PBIA logo and visit www.vistaprint.com to print business cards for as low as $3.99 for 250 cards. 
  • To get an update on your student hours, send an email request to rob@pbia-instructor.com. He will generate an Excel spread sheet that lists all of your entries.
  • Suggestions and ideas are welcome from all PBIA Instructors. Send them to rob@pbia-instructor.com and help the organization get better and better.  

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