CSI Expands BCA Pool League Player Rating Categories; Adds New Division

The past two years CueSports International (CSI) analyzed the growth of player's skill levels at the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships and decided to create a new rating classification: the Advanced Division.
CSI has also reclassified all active Player Members to be included in the other singles divisions (based on their individual ability).
The Advanced Division was created to add a level of play that falls between the Open Division and the Master Division. The goal is to allow more players to participate and to further competitive opportunity.
The following new Advancement Criteria is effective June 1, 2010 and is retroactive to all players who have cashed in the singles divisions of the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships since 2005 and all recognized BCAPL state and regional rankings.
New Advancement Criteria                                        Old Policy           New Policy
Top 8 from Men's Open                                                Master                 Master
Top 4 from Women's Open Singles                          Master                 Master
9th-48th from Men's Open Singles                              Master                 Advanced
5th-12th from Women's Open Singles                       Master                 Advanced
Top 8 from Men's Player Member Singles            Master                 Advanced
Top 2 from Women's Player Member Singles      Master                 Advanced
Top 6 from Men's Senior Singles                               Master                 Advanced
Top 3 from Women's Senior Singles                        Master                 Advanced
Team Masters:
All Team Masters will be placed on the Advanced player list. The Team Master category is based on an individual's participation on a team's finish at the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships.
State Masters:
Players who are currently listed in their state as a Master player (but who have not participated in the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships) may remain as a Master or be moved down to the Advanced Division based on known ability and state and regional tournament results from 2005 – 2010.
Player Members:
All new Player Members, beginning June 1, 2010 will be required to enter the Advanced or higher Singles Divisions, ranked based on known ability. New and established Player Members (who have not cashed) may request consideration to enter the Open Division, but will be assessed individually.
Players on the Advanced list may petition the BCAPL to be removed. The Advanced category is based on individual play. If we have a tournament history of that player in singles that indicates that they are not an Advanced level player, they may be removed from the list and put back into the Open division.
Petition Procedure:
All requested to be removed from the either the Advanced, Master, Grand Master or Team Master list must be in writing.  Telephone requests will not be accepted. Either email or mail your requests to:
Director of Referees
Rules Administrator
CueSports International
2041 Pabco Rd
Henderson, NV, 89011