Another installment of the APA “On the Road to Vegas” tournament series goes in the books this last weekend of May. An 8 Ball Scotch Doubles tournament was held on the 27th of May to determine which 2 players will represent Phoenix in the APA
National Team Championships in Las Vegas the week beginning August 16. There were some great players who showed up to try for the paid spot to Vegas. Ultimately, it came down to an East Valley vs. West Valley contest. Gina and Doug Nowlin, League Operators for APA here in Maricopa County, have a friendly little rivalry going on, with Gina representing the West side of Phoenix and Doug the East Side. Many times in our major tournaments it comes down to a couple of teams that play out of Mesa or Tempe taking on teams from Glendale or West Phoenix, Gina said on Sunday. This Scotch Doubles tournament was no exception. Bullshooters, always a great venue to hold a qualifying tournament, hosted the event on Sunday afternoon.
Jay Jarvis and Chris Lewis who actually play out of Bullshooters with their Tuesday night teams, took on Randy Martin and Max Sperry who normally play in Gilbert on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for the winner take all final position. Each match is a race to the players combined handicap divided by 2. Randy and Max finally prevailed after a hard fought battle. Both teams played to the end and it is unfortunate that both teams couldn’t win. Randy and Max will be playing in a Scotch Doubles Tournament at the APA National Team Championships to be held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada on August 16 through the 18th, compliments of the APA. They also receive $500 spending money when they get there. Good Job Guys.