Friday, May 29th through Sunday, May 31st, 130 people on 18 teams in the American Poolplayers Association (APA) local pool league, will compete in the Blue Ridge APA Local Team Championship tournament at Fat Cat’s Billiards in Asheville (#2345 Hendersonville Hwy). The three winning teams from the greater Asheville area will advance to the APA National Team Championships at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in August, where nearly $1 million in cash and prizes will be awarded.
Members of Blue Ridge APA, the local pool league in Western NC, became eligible to compete in the local championship tournament by participating in weekly league play during this past year and placing tops in their division during the summer, fall or spring sessions. Last year, more than 1,300 North American teams comprised the APA 8-Ball and 9-Ball National Team Championships and the APA Masters Championship events.
The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States and as the CPA Pool League in Canada and the JPA Pool League in Japan. More than 260,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.
The APA produces three major tournaments each year – the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships, and the U.S. Amateur Championship – that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually. The APA is proudly sponsored by Cuetec Cues, Valley Tables, Valley Ultra Teflon Cloth, and Aramith Billiard Balls.
For more information or to sign up with the Blue Ridge APA, contact Vicki Catalano at 828-329-8197 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.poolplayers.com.