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PBIA’s Jerry Briesath Instructor of the Year Nominations Open

Nominations Close Sunday, May 1, 2022
The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) along with the Professional Billiard Instructors Association (PBIA) announce a call for nominations for this year’s PBIA’s Jerry Briesath Instructor of the Year.

The PBIA’s Jerry Briesath Instructor of the Year award is given to a PBIA instructor who has made exceptional contributions to the goals of the organization. In your nominations, please describe why you feel your nominee should be considered. Some of the qualities and activities you may want to include are providing extensive individual or group lessons; using new media, social media or other on-line tools to promote billiard instruction; developing new teaching techniques; working with junior players; volunteering in instruction-related activities; authoring instructional books, videos, or periodical articles; and improving PBIA programs, especially to improve the benefits it offers to members.

The first recipient of the award was Jerry Briesath himself in recognition of his many years of innovative instruction and his role in founding the PBIA.

To nominate a PBIA instructor, please fill out the nomination form in this link.

Past recipients of the PBIA’s Jerry Briesath Instructor of Year award include:

The nomination form for the PBIA’s Jerry Briesath Instructor of the Year must be completed by 5:00 p.m. MDT, Sunday, May 1, 2022, in order for your nominee to be considered by the PBIA Honors Committee.

Any questions about the completed forms should be returned to Shane Tyree at

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2022 World Pool Championship: Field Locked In

We’re delighted to reveal the full field for the 2022 World Pool Championship taking place from next Wednesday, 6 April to Sunday, 10 April at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.


The best 128 in the world have been invited and will compete for a new bumper prize fund of $325,000 and $60,000 first place.

The Nineball World Rankings will structure and seed the event, with 64 players seeded as follows:

Fans will be able to see the draw for the opening round tomorrow on the Matchroom Pool Facebook page from 5 pm UK time here.

Focussing on transparency, Matchroom is committed to delivering a seamless entry system with the structure of invites for the World Pool Championship set out as below

Total Field: 128

If a player fits into more than one category, the first category they fit into is where the invite will be taken from. With the Matchroom Nineball World Rankings only launching earlier this year, we aim to work to 50 WPA allocations and the remaining 78 from the Nineball World Rankings in future years.

Full Field

As part of Matchroom’s commitment to the global recognition of Nineball as the primary discipline of pool worldwide, the World Pool Championship will see prize money increase from $250,000 to $325,000 with the winner now taking home a record $60,000, the largest winners’ cheque in Nineball.

Tickets are on sale now to get up close and enjoy action across all 17 tables from only £20 for the day and £100 for the whole week.

For the first time, fans can also enjoy the VIP experience for the semi-finals and final for only £150 with canapes on arrival, free programme, a two-course meal between the sessions plus an open private bar for ten hours along with a premium front three row seat to soak in the action.