NCS Expands Player Eligibility

When the National Championship Series (NCS) was initially launched fall 2008 only players who were eligible to hold a U.S passport could participate.

However, there are many players who have resided in the U.S much of their lives as permanent residents and after much consideration it was decided to amend the NCS eligibility requirements.  This allows players who have been long term permanent residents the opportunity to also compete for a U.S national championship title.
Effective immediately the policy now states:
The NCS is open to all players, men and women, amateur and professional who are either  U.S citizens or U.S permanent residents.
If a permanent resident, the player must have lived in the U.S at least 12 consecutive months prior to their first qualifier.
Qualifiers are currently scheduled all over the U.S in 14.1, 9 and 10-ball. The NCS 14.1 National Championship will be at Comet Billiards, July 31-August 2, 2009 and live streamed by Accu-Stats. The NCS 9-Ball and 10-Ball are scheduled to be held back to back September 3-7, 2009 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino with
The Action Report (TAR) streaming both events.
The NCS is sponsored by OB Cues, DELTA-13, Diamond Billiard Products, and Aramith.  For questions about the NCS, please contact Holly Ryan at (702) 719-7665 or via email at To view the NCS qualifier calendar please visit the CSI website at
The NCS is a division of CueSports International (CSI). CSI is also the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the USA Pool League, the U.S Bar Table Championships, and the Jay Swanson Memorial.