Can Anyone Play in the BCAPL National Championships?

Recently, CSI has received a repeat question – can anyone play in the BCA Pool League (BCAPL) National Championships?  The answer is a definite YES!   There is a general misconception that a person must be in a BCAPL league in order to compete in the National Championships.  This is false.  Anyone can purchase a “Player Membership” for just $25 and be eligible to compete in various singles and doubles events depending on their BCAPL ranking.
The benefits of purchasing a “Player Membership” include:
  • Eligibility to play in the BCAPL National Championships
  • Eligibility to play in selected Regional and State BCAPL Tournaments
  • Current edition of "The Official Rules of the BCA Pool League."
  • Annual player package including patch and Membership Card
This is a great option for those that want to participate in “The Greatest Tournament in the World” but may not have a league in their area.  To purchase a “Player Membership” visit  
There are some great incentives for people to participate in the BCAPL National Championships this year!  CSI will be conducting the first ever CSI Invitationals, which will feature 16 of the world’s very best players.  Participants can watch these pro events in person or in their hotel room absolutely free and each of these professional players will be available at least one hour every day for free group lessons, demonstrations, autographs, etc.  There are also plans to conduct a pro-am doubles event where players can bid to partner with their favorite pro.  With over 300 tables, numerous amateur, pro and open events, and countless vendors to satisfy all of your pool needs, it’s an easy decision.  Visit for the 2014 BCAPL National Championship schedule of events. 
CSI is dedicated to creating more choices for all players.  In the past 9 years CSI has directly paid out $9,000,000 to players.  CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League.  CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship, the US Open 8-Ball Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit,, and for more information about CSI and its divisions.