The United States Snooker Association (USSA) is the internationally recognized
governing body of the sport of snooker in the United States.
Founded in 1991 by the British born Michael Collins, the association is dedicated to
furthering the popularity of international snooker in the United States, and to create
a structure capable of supporting international championships in the United States,
and to develop skilled American players to represent the United States at home and
The USSA is a member of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF),
the world governing body of non-professional English billiards and snooker, and is
also affiliated to the American CueSports Alliance (ACS).
The USSA organizes the annual United States National Snooker Championship, with the
winner and runner-up having the opportunity to represent the United States in the
following IBSF World Snooker Championship.
In August 2006 the USSA achieved one of its goals by successfully staging the
inaugural IBSF World Snooker Team Championships at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose,
California. The Championships were the first ever major international snooker event
to be staged in the United States.
In 2009 the USSA inaugurated the United States Snooker Association Tour which features
a number of snooker events around the United States to foster and encourage regular
competitive snooker competitve.