The Association for P.O.O.L.
The Association for P.O.O.L. (nicknamed the TAP pool league) was established in the Fairfax, Va. area in 1994 with approximately 35 players. It is now in over thirty-five states as well as Canada and has become the third largest and fastest growing pool league in the country. TAP holds its annual "Rally in the Valley" tournament every March in Valley Forge, Pa. sharing the same convention center with the ladies and men's pro events. All TAP players can and are encouraged to participate in this event. (team,singles,and a ladies tournament) TAP moves their national locations every two years so you get to see different parts of the country. This is unlike the other national leagues. For more info on TAP you can go to www.tapleague.com
No other national league offers you all this fun,action and excitement!!
The TAP League Format
TAP plays three sixteen week sessions. Teams include from five to eight players with five of them playing a singles 8 ball match to their own handicaps, which are updated weekly and established by the corporate computer at TAP. Handicaps range from 2 through 7 with the 2 being the lowest skill level and the 7 being the highest.Total team handicaps can not exceed 25 points for a given night. This format ensures a balanced league without loaded teams and promotes fair competition.After each session teams qualify to play in the next "Titleholder" tournament. These Titleholder events are held in a hotel and not in some fire hall or local club like other leagues do.
There is a cue lathe for tip repair, vendors and assorted billiard supplies for sale at all Titleholders.
Lehigh & Northampton TAP Pool League
This division encompasses 3 counties. Lehigh, Northampton & Carbon(Lehigh Valley PA). We started with only six teams(8-ball) four teams (9ball) and 52 players in March of 2007. We now have over 30 teams(27 8-ball & 6 9-ball) & 150 players and we are still growing. We now have three divisions with 27 8-ball teams. We run scotch Doubles,Three person 10-ball sessions & singles
We sent teams(three teams) to the Pa. State TAP Team Championships in Bedford & Greensburg PA. These pool events are the largest team tournaments in western Pa. In August 2007 event one team (Unsalty Nuts) finished in third place.
We now send teams to Keystone Taps Titleholders events. Team Salty Nuts won one of those tournaments.
We have sent teams to National events in Vegas, Charleston S.C. Chicago, Dallas & Nashville
Our TAP site is designed for league players to have easy access to their weekly handicaps, news, TAP tavern events and we just recently installed a message board for the players to post their own views. Please drop us a line to let us know any improvements you would like to see. We are for the player.