Welcome to the Tampabay.apaleagues.com Web Site for Hillsborough County.  

How to get in touch with our league:   Office:  813-977-1499

Misty and Jason, new league operators, take over September 1, 2015 and will keep the same office number at this time.  As soon as we get their address for mail it will be posted here.

 

New Email: tampabay@apaleagues.com

 In the APA, Everyone Can Play & Anyone Can Win! 

  New and returning players are always welcomed anytime no matter when league session started.  Spring Session usually starts January; Summer session usually starts in May; and Fall Session usually in September.  Start having fun.  This is a handicap league and is for Beginners and the more advance players.  Call us to get started and find out where your pool playing fits.  


FRONT PAGE NEWS 

Life is too short! So: KISS slowly, LAUGH insanely, LOVE truly & FORGIVE quickly.  

 

I will  hold my the last tournament for the league under my ownership on August  8, for 8 Ball and on August 9 for 9 Ball at the Bulls Club starting at 1:30pm.  This will be a fun tournament with lots of give aways to the players attending.  I have loads of t-shirt, some cue sticks, and other APA things to give out.  Cost of tournament will be $10 a player and it will be a single elimination tournament.  This will be a farewell Retirement party so I can see a lot of you for the last time as your league operator of almost 20 years.  I hope to see you all there.  All skill levels will be available to play.  Spread the word and come get in on the fun.  

 

 IT IS TIME TO START UP OUR NO HANDICAP MASTERS DIVISION.   Get you roster set up and make sure you email me or call to let me know who will be playing.  Masters will play the 2nd and 4th  Sunday of each month and will play the US Am format of race to 7 ( 8 games of 9 ball and 5 games of 8 ball available to get your 7 wins).  Start time will be 1:30.  Date for the first master division will be August 23, 2015 AND Rosters will be a min. of 3 players with a max of 4.  At this time to insure we have a nice travel assist fund set up cost of play will be a team fee of $30.00.  This will be a travel assist fund and not a payback fund.  As the National Office set up the rules for the 2016 event we will make sure everyone gets a copy.   

 

WE WILL BE STARTING UP THE NEW LADIES LEAGUE ON THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH STARTING  AUGUST 30 (EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NOT THE 3ND SUNDAY with Nationals and all).  Start time will be 1:30 pm and as before we will play 2 rounds the same day but cost for the ladies will be $30.00 a team.  This is to give more travel assist fund as ladies is a team of min. 3 and max of 5.  This is not a payback fund, but a travel assist fund.  Total skill level of the 3 players playing can not exceed 13.  This is a handicap division.    Get your roster set and let me know asap who will be on your team.  

 
 
 

Congrats to the following teams going to the Vegas Nationals:  9-Ball August 13 - 17  8 Ball: August 15-22

9-Ball   Pool Tang Clan - County
9-Ball   Jess & The Boys - Tampa City
8 Ball   Just Us - Tampa City
8 Ball    Hot Shots - County 

 

Jack N Jill Tournament for the Nationals in Vegas was won by  Valerie Marks and John Prescott
Ladies Tournament for the Nationals in Vegas was won by Yeager ( Jenny Burtz Team) and High Points winner (Kim Bishop Team) Mental Menopausal
Master Tournament for the Nationals in Vegas was won by 4 Ways To Win ( Joe Turner Team which will be taken over by Tom Rees) and high points winner 4 Amigos ( Carl Marks Team)

 

PLAYERS - Our area is one  of the few left that the host location opens tables for us and you do not pay for table time, yet teams complain that each team does not have a practice table.  I got a note that there were 8 teams on league night and only 6 tables.  Guess What, that meant only 3 tables were needed for league play and 2 tables were given out for practice,  That is great.  We have some locations the teams are lucky to get 1 table for practice and other location there are NO extra tables.  Feel lucky your table time is FREE.  If you need a table to practice on go and RENT one.  Thank the host location they give you a table.  Also, half time drinks are a bonus, most locations do not give half-time drinks or they have a drink min.  We have gotten spoiled and need to see things from a business point of view.  Thank You

 

Additional UPComing SCHEDULE 

Our New Fall Session will begin week of September 6.  
 
 
 

Summer session has been extended with showing one playoff for all divisions as we will be going to a Tri Cup Tournament at the end of the session.  A lot of counties have already moved to tri-cups This is something that the National Office has incorporated for all areas in the Country.  With one week of playoffs they will qualify them the same, but the round one winners would advance to the tri-cup.  So all divisions will play a playoff with the 1st place team playing a wildcard team and the 2nd and 3rd place team will play each other. The high point team at the end of the session will automatically advance to the tri-cup and the winning teams of the playoffs will advance to the tri-cup eliminating the reason for a second playoff. This will qualify 3 teams to the tri-cup for those divisions.The Summer Tri-Cups (like a small LTC) will be held September with winners going to the LTC.  All money now in the payback fund will be awarded at the tri-cups.  This will make all teams play to the best of their abilities to get in the money and win their chance to the LTC at the end of the pool year.  Should prevent a lot of sandbagging players.  More on this and the rules will be coming soon. 

 

ABBREVIATIONS FOR SCORESHEETS

8 OB = 8-ball made on the break

B&R = 8-ball break and run

S8OB = Scratcch on break, pocketed 8-ball

SO8 = Scratch while pocketing the 8-ball
8 WP = 8-ball in the wrong pocket
8OT = 8-ball out of turn (E8 - Early 8)

FO8 =  Fouled while pocketing the 8-ball
8OF = 8- ball on the floor
PNM= Pocket not marked for 8-ball

 
 

Required Rules/Info for Various Formats

  

We have Masters League on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.   Any one interested in playing on a team or putting a team in give us a call at the office 813-977-1499 or text or call me on cell 813-503-5401. This is open to all players, just remember there is no handicap and we play the US Am format. A lot of mid skill players play in this where they have stiffer competition and learn a lot from our high skill level players. 

 
 

   

NEWS FLASH 

 


 

LTC Information for all teams
Tournament information to go to the LTC's straight from the rule book.  Read It or it could hurt you not knowing your rules.

 

Your Spring Roster is your Roster for the LTC.

 

 

We service all of Hillsborough County, so have some fun and remember our moto:  "Everyone can play, Anyone can win".®

   

AREAS/COUNTIES SERVED:
Hillsborough
FORMATS OFFERED:
8-Ball Doubles, 8-Ball Ladies Alt, 8-Ball Open, 8-Ball Other, 9-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Open, 9-Ball Other, Masters
SESSION INFORMATION:
Grab some friends and family and start having fun playing pool. :) Just call if you need a team to play on or want to have your own team. We will get you started. Always looking for more teams and players. Any additional info needed, just email me or give me a call.
QUALIFYING INFORMATION:
Ask me how to qualify for the FREE TRIP to National tournaments in Vegas! Both for SINGLES & TEAM events. Find out about going to Vegas and all the tournament you can play in even if you did not win the Free Trip. Tons of fun in the BEST and largest amateur league in the world. Others claim it but we can prove it.

 

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Events for the Next Month
Date Description
08/13/15 - 08/15/15 APA Ladies 8-Ball Championship
08/13/15 - 08/17/15 APA National Team Championship - Open 9-Ball
08/13/15 - 08/21/15 APA National Team Championships - MiniMania
08/16/15 - 08/18/15 APA Jack & Jill Championship
08/16/15 - 08/22/15 APA National Team Championship - Open 8-Ball
08/18/15 - 08/21/15 APA Masters Championship