APA Hosts Inaugural Juniors Championships
Event to be Live Streamed by TV Mike
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (July 16, 2014) — APA members age 7-18 have made their way to Davenport, Iowa this week for the inaugural APA Juniors Championships which kick off tomorrow. More than 100 players will compete in this inaugural event in one of three Skill Level Tiers. The tournament runs July 17 – July 20 at Sharky’s Billiards with live streaming by www.tvmike.tv.
“We’re very excited to host our first Juniors Championships. We believe it’s important to introduce young players to the sport, and this is APA’s first step in doing so. We plan to continue this event annually, and anticipate it will continue to grow over the next several years,” said APA President Reneé Lyle.
The four-day event includes a banquet and academic recognition ceremony on July 17 that will feature “The Black Widow” Jeanette Lee.
The format for the events will be modified single elimination 9-Ball and will be played on 7-foot tables. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to Champions and Runners-Up in each of the three Skill Level Tiers.
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 Canadian Pool League in Canada. Nearly 260,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9‑Ball League play. The APA is generally 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 and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg.
For more information on APA Junior Leagues, please contact your local APA League Operator or visit www.poolplayers.com.