World Standardized Rules


Events at the ISPA State Tournament are governed by the World Standardized Rules.


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Tournament Flyer & Tournament Guide


Click here for the 2021 Tournament Flyer

Click here for the 2021 Guidelines


The Tournament Guide contains a wealth of information that all players and operators should review.  


  • General Information
  • Registration
  • Tournament Eligibility
  • Event Information
  • Information for New Players
  • General Rules
  • Player Classification
  • Team Rules
  • Team Handicapping
  • Dress Code
  • Payout Procedures
  • Mini Tournaments
  • Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy
  • Food and Drinks
  • Other Miscellaneous Rules


2021 Junior 9Ball Tournament Information

Due to the wide range of different states handling of Covid Pandemic, The Billiard Education Foundation has advised us that they will not be accepting applications for an individual state qualifier tournament this year. They will, however, plan on accepting individual player applications to the National Tournament on an open basis.


DATE:     Sunday, April 11, 2021
WHERE:  ISPA Tournament
                Hy-Vee Hall, 730 3rd Street Des Moines, IA 50309
TIME:       Sign-ups at Hy-Vee Hall will start Wednesday

                April 7 – Sunday, April 11, 2021
                Sign-ups END promptly at 11:00 am

                Sunday, April 11, 2021

Entry fees are $35.00 per player.

ISPA will pay Entry Fees to the Billiard Education Foundations national tournament for the top two places in each division, if those winners wish to attend.

ISPA scholarships will also be paid to the top two players from each division Plaques will be awarded to those who place first or second in the tournament.

Players that are still playing in any ISPA main tournament event may not participate after the 11 AM deadline. (example Joe Jr is still on a team or still in a singles bracket that has not concluded before signup ends)

There will be eight brackets – Race to 5:
Boys 11 and under
Boys 14 and under
Boys 16 and under
Boys 18 and under
Girls 11 and under
Girls 14 and under
Girls 16 and under
Girls 18 and under

Any questions, please call, email or message ISPA at:
Barb Avery:  515-490-0838                               

Email:  treasurer.ispa@yahoo.com

THE BEF (BILLIARD EDUCATION FOUNDATION) has not set the tournament date for the 2021 National Junior Championships.  Please continue to check their website for updated information.  http://www.billiardeducation.org