Road to the World – National Championship Series (NCS) Announces Qualifiers

CueSports International (CSI) announces the first set of sanctioned qualifier tournaments for the National Championship Series (NCS) 8-Ball National Championship.

The NCS is a unique series of 5 national championships in the following disciplines: 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14.1 Continuous and One Pocket.

The first event in the series will be the NCS 8-Ball National Championship. A field of 64 players from all across the United States, in addition to cash and prizes, will vie for an all expenses paid coveted spot to the (WPA) 2009 World 8-Ball Championships expected to be held again this coming April in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

In order to qualify to play at the national level, players must compete in a sanctioned qualifier event and either be a U.S. citizen or eligible to hold a U.S. Passport (a requirement to represent the U.S. in WPA world championships). From November 2008 through January 2009 pool rooms across the U.S. will host qualifiers where (2) paid entries to the NCS 8-Ball National Champion will be allotted to the top finishers. Call each host room for questions and start times for their respective events.

Additional dates and locations are being added regularly and will be released as they are scheduled. For more information about the National Championship Series (NCS) or to host a qualifier please contact Holly Ryan at or call 702-719-7665.

CueSports International, LLC (CSI), is the parent company of the NCS, the BCA Pool League (, and produces both the United States Bar Table Championships (USBTC) and the Jay Swanson Memorial Tournament.

CSI's goal is to create and improve opportunities for pool players of all abilities through fair governance and equitable policies.