This is the first Update since the split of the league this summer. While this Update normally comes out sooner, determining how to qualify teams to Vegas wasn't as easy as I expected so I reached out to my neighboring APA league operators, (some of you play in their areas too) and to my division reps for their input. These changes will be in effect for the Fall and Spring session, and will be revisited for adjustments at the start of the new league year in June. Please bear with me during this transition. Both the operators and the division reps feel these changes are for the good of the league moving forward and I heartily agree. Since the Fall session is almost half over for some teams, other changes won't go into effect until the Spring Session; you'll receive a poll to get your input later this fall.  

Congratulations to Jerrod Robinson, a 6 from Plano that is heading to Vegas in April to play in the APA World 8 Ball Championship! Here's how he did it so you can try too! If you’re unfamiliar with Singles Qualifiers, it’s a shot to compete in Vegas by winning an 8 man tournament board (you can also read more on the APA site). The winner of the board goes to the local Regional, and those winners go to Vegas in April. It's bracketed by handicap, so each handicap tier will have one or two winners go to Vegas! Each tier will have a Champion winner in Vegas so low handicaps need to try too! There are some big cash prizes in Vegas! For just a $20 entry fee, you could play in Vegas with travel and lodging paid for. The deadline is Nov 30th. Watch the Facebook page (see link below) for notice of upcoming qualifiers.  

 
8 Ball Fall Playoff Format: Divisions with 9 or more teams qualify the Top Point team direct to Citywide, bypassing the playoffs. The remaining teams will playoff; 2nd vs 5th and 3rd vs 4th and the winner qualifies for Citywide; the rest play off for the secondary spot; 6th vs wildcard and 7th vs 8th. Divisions with less than 9 teams will playoff; 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd, the winner qualifies for Citywide; the rest play off for the secondary spot. Ssecondary finals winners qualify for the annual Secondary tournament. (see below for more details). If there are any exceptions to this format, you’ll be notified through your team envelopes. (cont below)




 
APA Calendar
 

§ Nov 30: Deadline to Qualify for Singles Regionals

§ Jan 9 thru Jan 15: Spring Session, various start dates.

§ March 3-4 Singles Regional, Location TBA

§ TBA: Vegas Qualifiers for 8Ball Doubles and Ladies 3 Person

§ May 19: TBA

§ Jun 1-3 Citywide 8ball tournament, Clarion Hotel in Joliet

§ Aug 13-18: World 8 Ball Championship, Westgate in Las Vegas 

    Playoff Minimum Matches:  Players are required to play only FOUR matches during the summer and fall sessions for post season play. Players with less than 4 matches will be removed from the playoff roster. Remember that men can be 2s only after playing 10 matches, and not in any post season or tournament play. Only the Spring session has higher minimum requirements. 

    MVP and Top Gun\Gal: To qualify, players need to play 4 matches for Top Gun and 6 matches for MVP. Women must be in the top 10 of the list to qualify for an award and top 20 to be recognized and invited to the tournament. The Top Gun stats are available only on the local site (see link below or click from your profile to My Leagues Website), MVP starts are on your APA Online profile.  Summer, Fall and Spring Top Guns, Top Gals, male and female MVPs will be eligible to play in the Annual Top Gun or Top Gal tournament held in the spring; provided they’re active on a Spring roster. Added: The Top Male and Top Female tournament winners will also qualify for the Singles Fall Regionals in addition to the cash prize, for a shot at Vegas.

    Secondary playoff format: Since discontinuing the Challenge of Champions tournament, the Secondary winners will be eligible for an annual Cash tournament, and not a qualifying event. Secondary teams remain eligible to qualify for Citywide in subsequent sessions but would give up their secondary spot in the Cash tournament. With so many more chances to get to Citywide now, the lower tier playoff, aka secondary playoff, will be reevaluated for the new league year, in June.  More TBA.

    Welcome Aboard: I'm happy to announce Kelly Auer from Sandwich as the new manager in the Kane and Kendall area. Kelly has been in the league over 20 years and a Division Rep for 18 of them. Kelly's contact information is on your scoresheet and your schedule, and she can be reached by text and on Facebook. You can also reach out to my other DRs in your area during league nights, who are also listed on your sheet and schedule. I'm also happy to get the assistance of Helen Manzella in the Frankfort area. She's been in the APA for 17 years and a DR for most of them. She and the other DRs can be reached on league night by using their numbers off your scoresheet and schedule. Helen is also available by text. Thanks to both Ladies for their insight and help during this transition. 

Facebook Fan Page  With the split of the league, many of my old Will county players are still on my personal Mary Guzzo page so instead please LIKE the: www.Facebook.com/APAMary page. This is where you'll find out local tournament information, upcoming Singles qualifiers, special events and announcements. This is the best way to stay informed. One person per team needs to be on the FB page to stay connected. Also if you are connected to Steve and Lisa on the Will County page, it may get confusing, and unless you’re playing there there’s no reason to be on their page, but they do list tournament information for Will.

Thanks for your continued support and participation.  Please call or contact me with any questions or comments

Mary 

 Mary@chicago-pool.com   The league office is officially closed at 10PM. Division Reps are available after 10. Rules are on the APA website, or ask another member you trust. * http://southsuburban.apaleagues.com  local site for photo gallery, schedules, Top Gun lists and Updates.

 https://members.poolplayers.com for Online Profile, standings, MVP, history and much more.

www.poolplayers.com   Rules, APA National Calendar, tournament boards, instruction videos, scorekeeping, 

League Office; 815-886-2057

Kelly Auer: 630-742-2066 

League Fax: 815-828-0969


 
 
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Playing Twice: Playing twice is allowed, but certain conditions are in place to avoid abusing the rule as listed on the Golden Rule sheet. What is not
AREAS/COUNTIES SERVED:
De Kalb, Kane, Kendall, Will
FORMATS OFFERED:
8-Ball Open, 9-Ball Open

 

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