If I'm not mistaken, that dual certification stuff was struck
down by the BCA. It was announced at the last L.O. meeting last May in
> worked their asses off to establish a BCA league in a strong VNEA/APA
> territory only to have it ONE year and wath a second league be awarded to
> the VNEA league operator so that the VNEA L.O. could run combi-leagues
> you play one set of matches using VNEA rules on one night a week, pay a
> little higher fee and get credit for both leagues. Needless to say it
> about destroyed my friend's league. This was done after assurances from
> BCA that my friends would have the only BCA leauge in their area.
> Nice. The BCA puts on a great tournament in Vegas every year. Other than
> that I don't see that they have done much to make pool more popular. They
> compete with established businesses, they run a trade show for an elite
> group of members and not for the majority of their members. They are
> ineffective as a trade organization and ineffective as a sporting
> organization. There are great people who work there but as a group I am
> left wondering what the BCA really does for pool?
> > Its my understanding that this is incorrect. While the BCA doesn't sale
> > you are supposed to get on ok from a league operator in your area before
> > can start up a league in the same area. This is to prevent a disgruntled
> > from trying to ruin someones league.
> > I also dont see why just because some LO has a certain area that no
> > leagues should be allowed. If you have a crappy LO and he is charging
> > much for his services what happens then?
> > I also want to address another thing mentioned. I run a BCA league and
> > several other's around where i live. I have never seen any LO charge a
> > more then the 10 dollar BCA fee just to make a buck.
> > As far as i am concerned its simple. I dont care who's name is on the
> > BCA, APA, TAP, etc. Without the players you dont have league.
> > My league is a player's league. We vote on how we want things done and
> > rules to play by. I give write up and what the cost are for the league
> > i am taking out and why. BCA gives me this freedom. The only reason i
> > with the BCA is so players can join for 10 dollars and have the option
> > to Vegas. If someone were to buy the BCA and try and tell me how to run
> > league then i would be done with the BCA.
> > Mark-n-Torrance
> > MNT Pool league
> > >Just look at who can start a
> > >BCA league. Anyone and anywhere. I can start a league across the
> > >street from a established league and take all of that ops hardwork
> > >away from him and no one could stop me. You have to have