To All League Members:
It is with a heavy heart that both Bernard and I are announcing our retirement from the Houston 8-Ball League, effective at the end of the current season.
This past year has been difficult for everyone, but it helped us see that it is time that we step down and allow someone else to form a new league. I personally have had health problems that make it difficult for me to enjoy the game as I have for so many years.
Please be advised that we are also retiring the Houston 8-Ball League name.
Our departure will be an opportunity for anyone interested to step in and form a new league.
It has been a privilege for both of us to have worked and played with all of you for so many years and we thank you for allowing us to operate such a fine league.
From CSI General Manager of Cuesports International, Amy Kane:
The New FargoRate mobile app, packed with lots of cool features, will be released for Android and Apple devices very soon. Best of all, it's free for BCA Pool League members and includes their very own digital membership card. Therefore, physical cards will no longer be issued. Your players will no longer need to carry plastic cards in their wallets or purchase replacement cards because they lost them.
To get the App, go the the App store on your cel phone, look for FargoRate Player App(see image below). Download it(it's free). Open it. Following the instructioins to Sign Up, and get your account set up. Then explore. There are a lot of goodies. You can check league schedule, look up Fargo for anyone, browse all your league match history, look at the world Top player lists...etc
Please email email@example.com if you have any problem setting up your account
New League Operator?
There are a couple of individuals who have shown a strong desire to be the future League Operator to carry our league forward. They have provided some information to show what they will do for the league, their background to the league, their feeling about our league…etc. We would like to post their information for every team, captains and players for review. Since Karen and I do not feel we should be the ones to make the choice, we will have a vote sometimes in the near future(TBA) to make the choice. Every player will have their vote. Voting detail coming soon.
Hello to all Houston 8-Ball League members. I want to introduce myself to the league which who all may know me already. My name is Cippy Estrada with the Houston Lonestar BCA 191. I've been a league director for over 20 years along with my partner Diane Dittmar. We have been running a traveling Vegas/ cash league in the Northwest Houston area. I'm interested in being the next successor after both Karen & Bernard steps down. IMO this is the strongest league in Houston as well as the best organized ran league for over 30 years. If I'm voted to run this league by the players, I WOULDN'T CHANGE ANYTHING to this well ran league. If has been successful without any issues. Why change anything. But I would like to add 2 awards to the top male & female player. We will call it the Benard Chang & Karen Tippett award. The league money also will be transparent for all to see. If any issues or requests required, it will be voted in the beginning of each session in the captain's meeting. All layouts to this league will be grandfather from Houston 8-Ball League. Also to insure the players, both Diane and I work for a living still. Diane owns her own company for over 30 years and I work for at&t for 23. If anybody wants to ask both Diane and I any questions our email is Hlonestar191@yahoo.com. But lastly let's not forget to give a HUGE applause to both Karen & Bernard for running the Houston 8-Ball League.
Like many of you, I was saddened when I heard Karen and Bernard decided this season to be their last as our league operators. As I’ve been part of this league since 2004, and knowing many players since 1988, I am interested in becoming your next league operator and am up to the task of filling Karen and Bernard’s shoes. The trust and credibility they built for this league are unmatched in other leagues, and I will commit myself to continuing operations as they would have.
Here is what I will commit to:
I hope to become your league operator and continue what Karen and Bernard built. I’m happy to talk through any of this so please call or text me any time.
PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL TEAM MEMBERS. . . . Should you, or any family member with whom you are in contact, test positive for Covid, it is imperative that we be notified immediately in order to inform those players who may have been infected. We do not want to shut the league down again, so the sooner we are informed of anyone testing positive the better.
$$$$$$ To Team Captains . . . On Sanctioning fee $$$$$$
All players are required to be sanctioned to play in BCA Pool League, even if it is just for one night(as a sub). Each Team are responsible for the sanction fee($20/player/year) of all the players on the team, and Team captains are responsible for collection all sanction fee of his/her team.