National Junior Pool Championships come to Davenport

Posted Online: July 14, 2014, 11:03 am
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Press release submitted by Jason Howell

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (July 11, 2014) — Aspiring young poolplayers from across the country will make their way to Davenport next week for the APA National Juniors Championships. More than 100 players will compete in the tournament scheduled for July 17 – July 20 at Sharky's Billiards.

"We're very excited to host our National Juniors Championships in Davenport this year. We have a lot of excited players coming from across the United States and Canada to participate," said APA President Reneé Lyle.

The four-day event will include a banquet and academic recognition ceremony on July 17 that will feature billiard superstar "The Black Widow" Jeanette Lee.

Competitors will be playing the game of "9-Ball" with prizes and trophies awarded to the Champions and Runners-Up.

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. Nearly 260,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9Ball 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!

The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg.

For more information on APA Junior Leagues, please contact Jason Bowman 636-625-8611 x5650 or visit


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