Referee Class To Be Conducted at 2009 ACS Nationals in Las Vegas

A national referee training class will be conducted at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, May 31-June 2, 2009 – during the 2009 National Championships being produced by the American CueSports Alliance (ACS).  Interested parties must have passed an open-book, ACS Referee test prior to attending the class.  Class hours are flexible, with entrants taking either a 4-hour class in the mornings or a 4-hour class in the afternoons on each day.  Class registration fee is $75, payable onsite.  Successful completion of the course by the individual will result in accreditation at “ACS National Referee” level.  For information on taking the test prior to the class and reserving your spot for the class, please contact ACS Referee Program Administrator, Janet Ybarra, at (972) 345-9762 or

Hugh Brown, professional referee and qualified world qualified snooker coach from the United Kingdom will be conducting a snooker referee training seminar during the ACS 2009 Nationals.  Mr. Brown was one of the international referees on hand in 2006 to officiate the USA's first-ever international snooker event – the IBSF World Snooker Team Championships - in San Jose, California, and is a speaker of some renown at various social functions in the sport.  Charge for the seminar is $75, with applicants given some flexibility to both train under Mr. Brown and play in the ACS Nationals if they so desire.  Successful completion of the course will gain certification through the United States Snooker Association.  Mr. Brown will also offer snooker rulebooks and ball markers for sale. To reserve your place in the seminar, please contact Janet Ybarra at 972-345-9762 or

Deadlines for entry into the ACS National Championships include April 20, 2009 with a late fee of $25 to accompany any entries mailed thereafter until May 4, 2009.  No entries will be accepted after May 4, 2009.  Entry forms, tourney info and hotel reservation contacts are available at the ACS website