International Billiards Association

International Billiards Association also known as IBA, was founded in 2005 with the idea of providing a better pool playing experience and handicap/ranking system, with the goal of standardizing a pool-rating system that accurately calculates an individual’s pool playing ability no matter what format they play. This is accomplished by using M8 Pool League’s proven rating system known as TruSpot™.

TruSpot™ was created in 1989 by Bruce Erickson and since its inception there have been millions of matches played in the system with a vast majority of those matches being decided with the final rack being "Hill-Hill". "Hill-Hill" is a term used to describe the situation where both players are able to achieve their rating in their rack and whoever wins the final rack, wins the match. This is very strong support indicating the TruSpot™ handicapping system is designed to make for fair and exciting play no matter the skill level of the players involved.

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IBA Network

When leagues, teams and players participate in the IBA Network, they have access to local, state and regional events that non-participating members don't have access to. Join our network and promote your league, tournaments and events to a worldwide network of players, operators, businesses and venues.

IBA offers 3 different skill levels to fit all player abilities

Open

The open format is designed for beginning level players to lower skilled players who are looking to enjoy a night out playing pool with family, friends and co-workers.

Advanced

The advanced format is designed for lower to mid-level skilled players looking for a fun night out with family, friends and co-workers who enjoy playing better competition to improve their game.

Masters

The masters format is designed for higher skilled players who are looking for high-level competition to improve their game and enjoy a competitive night out with friends, family and co-workers.
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