Largest amateur pool organization now forming teams in Brattleboro

Wednesday July 10, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The New England APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout the Brattleboro area.

"We’re excited to bring APA League play to Brattleboro," said league manager Kelly Hall. "My son learned how to play pool in Brattleboro in a children’s league years ago and has since then competed at the APA National Singles Competition as well as in the team event with me. I’m thrilled to be the one to offer this great league to an area that I have been so involved with throughout the years."

Each APA pool league team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play.

The APA’s handicap system gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three National Championships that award nearly $1.5 million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

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. More than 270,000 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. In 2010, the APA National Team Championships were recognized by Guinness World Records as the "world’s largest pool tournament."

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kelly Hall at 413-888-7075 or by email at


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