APA Phoenix Metro’s “Road To Vegas” for 2012 has ended. At the end of the “Road” were the 8 and 9 Ball Team City Tournaments. APA is sending three 8 Ball teams and two 9 Ball teams to the National Team Championships held in August in Las Vegas each year. These teams receive a package that includes hotel accommodations for their entire stay, all entry fees into the tournament paid and a cash payout of $1,150.00. They will compete against over 900 teams from across the country including Canada and Japan. APA’s National Team Championships is the World’s largest pool tournament and is listed in the book of “Guinness World Records” as such.
In addition to the team championships APA Phoenix Metro will also be sending two 8 Ball Scotch Doubles teams that include players, Gary Wheeler and Bill Dunham and Randy Martin and Max Sperry. Two 9 Ball Scotch Doubles team will also be in attendance these teams consists of players, Don Sprong and Luke Spreitzer and Brandon Jewell and Kelsey Korp. The final two teams going are the Masters teams. These teams were the 1st and 2nd place teams at the end of the Spring Session. This is a no handicap division that pulls the very best players from the Phoenix area. Teams going in Masters are “BS X3”, also known as players, Stephen Henderson, Bill Norrish, Steve Martel and Steve Stowers and the “Main Street Marauders”, that includes players, Doc Rice, Oscar Avila and Tres Kane.
Congratulations to all the team champions. One team from APA’s new “Ladies Division” will be trying to earn a spot next year into the Ladies Team Championships that is held at the same time each year in August. In addition to the team champions APA players from all areas will be traveling to Vegas to play in the MiniMana events that are ran for the entire 10 days of the NTC event.
Good luck to all and remember to “Have Fun, Meet People and Play Pool”.