The Fall session is underway. Challenge of Champions went great at our new home, the Clarion Hotel in Joliet. I can only imagine that it will get even better but hard to think how.....
The winners are posted in the Gallery, check it out.
Watch for the Fall Update in October announcing the Fall Playoff formats and more.
By now you should know we've designed our own mobile APP. To download it go to your Play Store and search M&R POOL.  It's pretty awesome!  

 Continued below.....................

MVP and Top Gun\Gal:  As announced, last session we started using using the new “Top Gun \ MVP” formula, called PA (Points Available). The player that earns the highest percentage of all available points at the end of the session would be named MVP, which is what the MVP is…the player that contributes the most points to the team. This should make MVPs more possible for all handicaps, not just the higher skilled ones. To summarize: Since up to 3 pts are available per match, the player that earns the highest percentage of points would win MVP (accumulating 3-0, 2-0, 1-2 throughout the session). Top Gal will be computed the same way, but awarded to the woman with the highest percentage in the top 20 of the list, (If top 10, then she receives an award). All Summer MVPs, Top Guns and Top Gals are eligible to play in the Fall Tournament in January with the Fall winners.Since the old and the new format both have merit, we will continue to award to both winners, male and female. The Top Gun\MVP tournament has a small $10 entry and open tables, 100% paid back, awards added

Fall Session Dues Increase  It’s been 7 years since the last increase in dues, and unfortunately with all expenses going up; trophies, Vegas trips, hotels, etc, the dues need to too. Starting the Fall session, the nightly player dues will be $8.  Part of the increase will go to increase the Challenge of Champions and Citywide prize money. That too hasn’t gone up in 7 years.  It was discussed to cut back on trophies, as the amount of trophy winners has increased considerably in the last 7 years, by adding Top Point division winners, Top Point playoff winners, direct Top Point to Citywide winners, and they all get trophies, also nicer and nicer trophies. (Some have even asked to add Secondary winners’ trophies).  So keep in mind, that most people get raises every year, so 7 years between increases should be reasonable. 

Fall Session Sign Ups  Teams can sign up for the Fall Session at any time. Consider this your first reminder. You’ll also receive a reminder in the mail, some additional emails and even a phone call, if I don’t hear back from you. If you’re not going to play, it’s easier to just say “No Thanks, maybe next time” right from the start (and after I stop crying), I’ll make myself a reminder to check with you again for the spring. The Fall session will start right after Labor day for most divisions.  There will be more large divisions with Top Point teams to Citywide, as there were so few this summer. Call, email or reserve anytime.

Tournament Announcements If you didn’t hear about these events, please read on so you don’t miss any other eventsPlease allocate one player on the team, that has a Facebook page to keep the team aware of any APA announcements; such as Singles board schedules, upcoming tournaments, playoff updates, deaths and other important information. I will be posting there instead of fliers in the team envelopes. Unlike a Facebook Timeline, the news stays on the page, so please check it. If you don’t want to have a Facebook page, you can still check out the page for updates without a profile, so just check it out.  See below.

APA Calendar

    ·       October 2-3  Singles Regional, Location TBA

    ·       Jan 8-10  Fall Challenge of Champions, Clarion Hotel in Joliet

    ·       Jan 10: MVP and Top Gal tournament, Clarion Hotel in Joliet

    ·       Jun 3-5 (mark your calendar) Citywide 8Ball tournament at Clarion Hotel in Joliet

Online Member Service Updates

Less than half of you have an APA online members profile. Not sure why as it’s free and pretty cool. You can access schedules, stats, history, videos, National news, Billiard news from around the world, contests, free stuff and so much more.  Mostly I like how players can catch my mistakes (sigh) like wrong players played, wrong points, etc. (Mistake made off the scoresheets, of course. : ) You can also visit the local website from your profile or directly (see below), and sign up for the APA e-newsletter called the BUZZ. This is all part of your membership, along with your magazines and discounts. See link below to join.  You should all have your new APA card (hard plastic version) or the 2015 sticker to put on your old card.

Facebook Fan Page There are only 971 players (29%) on the Facebook Fan Page: page. I know many of you are on FB, so just LIKE the page and you'll be added. I won't waste your time on there, but sometimes I'll post something relevant, or direct you to check the local site for news.


 Thanks for your continued support and participation.  Please call or contact me with any questions or comments. I do enjoy hearing from you. (usually... : )


With a sad heart, we remember the members that have passed away recently, John Ledford, 41 from Joliet, and Ross Bauer, 67 from St. Charles.  Our sympathies to their friends and family.

 This does not go to a phone, but the best way to reach me, even when the office is closed. 

Contact your division rep when you can't reach me. Their contact info is on your schedule and on the top of your scoresheets.

  (local site for Message board, photo gallery, schedules, Updates, local news, birthdays)

for Online Profile, all stats

  APA Natonal website, National results, videos are more.

  (LIKE to be added)

 (APA FB page)

League Office: 815-886-2057

League Fax: 815-828-0969 


  Visit APA's Official YouTube Channel  (3 pt scoring at 9 min pt) 

New APA Member Services Website

Members Services

You can have access to your stats, schedules, rosters and more by creating an account at or create an APA Member Account using the "Create Account" link at the top of any of the pages of this website.  It's FREE and takes just a few minutes.

When you create your account:

  • Your name, birth date and email address must match what we have on file for you, so if you encounter any difficulties, please contact us to verify that we have your correct info.
  • You will also need your 8-digit membership number. Your 8-digit # is printed on your APA Membership Card.  Your member number is XXX plus the 5-digit number you see on your score sheets. XXX signifies that you are a member of the LOCAL AREA chapter of the APA. It does not print on your local score sheets since all LOCAL AREA members' numbers begin with XXX.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your account has been set up. If you do not receive the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder to see if it was misdirected by your email server as spam. You will need this email to confirm your account. 
  • Open the email and click the link to confirm your account. 

Once you have created and confirmed your account, log in to your APA account using the "Log In" link at the top of any of the pages of this site and then select "Online Member Services" from the left menu, which will take you to your Member Page.

  • To access stats, standings, rosters and schedules, select "stats" from the top menu. 
  • You will also have the ability to print off your membership card, update your membership profile and see your membership, team and tournament history.


Cook, De Kalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Will
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New session starts early June for Summer, Mid Sept for Fall, and end of Jan for Spring. Spares and beginners are always needed.


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October 2015
Events for the Next Month
Date Description
11/04/15 - 11/08/15 U.S. Amateur Championship