International Billiards Association was founded in 2005 by Scott Barrett with the idea of providing a better pool playing experience and handicap 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, now known as TruSpot™.
TruSpot™ was created in 1989 by Bruce Erickson and since its inception there have been over a million matches played with over 83% of those matches being decided with the final rack being “Hill-Hill”. “Hill-Hill” is a term used to describe the situation where the player who wins the final rack, wins the set. This is very strong support indicating the TruSpot™ handicapping system is designed to make for fair and exciting play no matter what the skill level of the players involved.
The TruSpot™ handicap system has grown so popular in the Minnesota area that it's nearly 10 times larger than any other league system in the area with over 400 teams playing each season and over 4,000 members competing for more than $300,000.00 in prize money.
International Billiards Association is proud to offer the TruSpot™ handicap system to players, teams and leagues looking for a more complete, robust and true pool player ranking system and experience. Once you have tried the rest, come play for the best. To find out more, check out our contact page on how to get in touch with us.