The 2nd Annual TAP Duel in the Desert

The 2nd Annual TAP Duel in the Desert

The 2nd Annual TAP Duel in the Desert was held at the Las Vegas Cue Club July 11-12. Three-player teams from Arizona, California, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Nevada competed for over $5,000 in prize money. This TAP League national event takes place every summer near The Strip in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Players build their own three-player dream teams and head off to Vegas to compete against teams from across the country.

The TAP League would like to congratulate Last Call for winning first place, What Cha Got for coming in at a close second place and the Gunslingers for taking third place on the Championship Board.

Lance "L-Train" Hansen, Chad "Champ" Wilder, Martin "Captain" Colello

Lance "L-Train" Hansen, Chad "Champ" Wilder, Martin "Captain" Colello

1st Place
Last Call from Gilbert, Arizona
Winning $2,310

2nd Place
What Cha Got from North Carolina
Winning $1,100

Jon Silvis, Paul Williams, Stacy Keel, William Schatzman, Rhonda Lofton

3rd Place – Gunslingers from Riverside, CA: Ian Brock (Captain), George Swackhammer, Tanyha Henson and Paul LaBella winning $640

Congratulations to Las Vegas’ own two teams for coming in first and second on the Best of the Rest tournament board. These two great teams opted to split first and second places, with both teams winning $550!

Hately Team – Carlo Bellistri, Sr., Carlo Bellistri, Jr., Rob Hately
Carrion’s Team – Ed Carrion, Michael Dick, Marcel Macias, Rob Womble

It was a very exciting weekend of pool at the Las Vegas Cue Club with and afterparty at the Gin Mill Casino on Saturday and a mini-tournament on Sunday! Congratulations also go to Michael Dick for coming in first place and Elisa Hawks for second place.

A special thanks goes to the staff at the Las Vegas Cue Club and referees Mike Folkerson, John Vece, and Dan Dayan; advisory board members Gerald Branham and Jennifer Virden; and Michael Dick and Jeremy Head, who assisted as well.

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