Zalewski has devised an intricate format for BCOA events, featuring coed teams of nine players each vying in games of nine ball, eight ball and straight sequence pool. Tournaments will be played over four days ("Like golf," Zalewski says), and statistics will be kept ("How many 9 balls made on a break, say; it'll be just like home runs in baseball").
Beyond that, Zalewski wants to make the game as wholesome as an episode of Touched by an Angel. Zalewski, who says he's "not much of a player," has framed a 10-point code of ethics for the BCOA. Among the pledges each player must make: My morals will never be in question; I will not use to excess alcohol, drugs or tobacco; I will keep my mind in top condition so that when I am interviewed, I can speak intelligently and bring honor to my profession; and I will stay out of the eye of controversy.
We'll bet that put a little backspin on Minnesota Fats in his grave.