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 Bristish born Michael Collins, the association is dedicated to furthering the popularity of international snooker in the United States, 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 abroad.
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 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 competitions.
The 2013 USSA Championships will take place in Houston, Texas at Snooker 147 Bar & Grill from May 24 through May 27.