Birmingham APA

Birmingham APA

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Enjoyed Skip! Hopefully the masters league will return one day....
We are looking for a 2/2 or 3/3 to join Wednesday night team at Poppa Gs. We are qualified for cities. Message me if interested.
Im looking for a sl 4/4 or lower to join Super Mario's All-Stars on monday night at poppa gs. If interested, direct message me. Thank you
In need of 2 low rank, 3 or under, for a DJ team out of Poppas on Thursday nights. Please let me know if you or anyone else is interested😊😊
We are looking for a mid level player (4/5) to play Sunday afternoon at Bumpers. Contact me or Mark Jacques if interested!
We have a Sunday DJ team looking for a low-mid ranked player. Everyone on the team has qualified for tri-cups on at least one other team before and 4 of us are already qualified for cities on a different team. ANYONE wanting to play please message me we would love to have you.
Hey y’all, Thursday dec. 26 8 ball tournament at courtyard alabaster 9pm deadline. 2, 3, 4s go to 2. 5-6s go to 3. 7s go to 4. $10 buy in, 3ball tourney after sold separately. $2 per round.
Still needing 2 high ranks for a Sunday team DJ out of poppas. A couple 6’s or a 6 and a 7 is ideal.
Needing a couple high ranks for Sunday’s our of poppa’s DJ. A couple 6’s or a 6 and 7 would be ideal.
UPDATE: Still needing 2 players! Tuesday Night DJ @ Bumpers in Hoover: 1 high rank- 5/5 or higher Friday Night DJ @ Poppas in Pelham: 1 mid-low- 4/4 or lower Yall let me know if you are interested or know anyone who is!
I’m looking for 2 high ranked players for my Sunday double jeopardy team out of poppas. Preferably 2 6’s or a 6 and a 7
Hey guys! I'm looking for players for all 3 of my teams next session! Tuesday DJ @ Bumpers: 2 players Need at least 1 skill 1-3 and a mid to high given I can find a low rank. Thursday DJ @ Poppa's: 1 player Need a low rank Friday DJ @ Poppa's 1 player Need a low to mid If anyone if interested please let me know or if you know someone interested get them in touch with me! 🎱🎱🎱😊😊😊

Birmingham APA is an amateur billiards League for beginners to experienced players. We provide a social experience and service the Birmingham, AL area. Have Fun! Meet People! Play Pool!

Birmingham APA is an amateur billiard league servicing the Alabama counties of Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, and Calhoun. We are part of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) and have been providing a social pool league experience in Alabama since 1990. The APA is the world’s largest amateur pool league with more than 250,000 members competing in 8-Ball and 9-Ball Leagues throughout North America, and Japan. Have Fun! Meet People! Play Pool!

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GOOD LUCK to all our Birmingham APA players competing in our APA Spring 8-Ball and 9-Ball Regionals this weekend in Huntsville, AL. Sorry that Joyce and I (Skip) can't make it this weekend but the Flu has me down and contagious. Know that we are supporting y'all in our hearts back here in Birmingham.

Not being there sucks and this will be the second Regionals I have missed since becoming League Operators 10 years ago. The first one I missed was the 2019 Spring Regionals last March due to my heart surgery.

We know everyone will do their best to represent our Birmingham APA League with their game and good sportsmanship. Play well and we hope as many of you as possible earn a Vegas Slot to compete this April/May!

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Good Luck to all our players who will be competing in this weekend's APA 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout Spring Regionals!

For those of you who want to check out the action, this event will be held at Bumpers Billiards of Huntsville​. Our APA 8-Ball Classic will be on Saturday and our 9-Ball Shootout will be on Sunday. Each Bracket Winner from each day will advance to this year's APA 8-Ball Classic Championship and APA 9-Ball Shootout Championship which are both held in April/May during our APA Poolplayers Championship at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Unfortunately, we lost another one of our Birmingham APA Family members this past Wednesday, 2/26. Charles "Chuck" Smith passed away after a long fight with pneumonia. Chuck was born in 1933 and would have celebrated his 87th birthday this next August 30th.

Chuck had played football in his youth and then spent a lot of time on the golf course when he grew older. In 2010, he set his clubs aside and chose APA pool as his new past-time. His whole APA career, he played out of The Club At Lakeview, formerly known as Lakeview Country Club, on the three teams, Dirty Words, Slow & Easy, and Silver Bullets. He played until 2018 when he had to quit playing due to his health. Chuck had been a skill level 5 in both 8-Ball and 9-Ball and brought his best game every time he stepped up to the table.

Chuck was a quiet man that really opened up to you when he got to know you. I always enjoyed visiting Chuck and I could tell that he really enjoyed playing in our League. He was also an avid BAMA fan and I even had heard he was a die hard Democrat as well. I really liked him too much to hold that against him.

Chuck wanted to be cremated but there will be services for him which will be held on Saturday, 2/29 at the Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Memory Hill Gardens in Tuscaloosa, AL. Visitation will start at 10:00 am and then Services will be held at 11:00 am.

Rest in Peace, Chuck. Know that you were loved and will be missed by many.

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Birmingham APA's Spring 9-Ball Top Shot Tournament

Our Spring 9-BALL Top Shot Tourney will be held two weeks after our 8-BALL Top Shot Tournament! For more info and to register, click here: http://tinyurl.com/032820-9BTopShot

events.r20.constantcontact.com Compete in Birmingham APA's 9-Ball Top Shot Tournament! Play against your own skill level to determine who is the Best Of The Best. This event is open to all Birmingham APA players who are active on a current 9-Ball roster and played at least TEN 9-Ball matches in the past 2 years. Win Top Shot Awar...

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Birmingham APA's Spring 8-Ball Top Shot Tournament

Don't forget to register for our Spring 8-Ball Top Shot Tournament! Get qualified for our APA 8-Ball FALL Regional. For more info and to register, click here: http://tinyurl.com/031420-8BTopShot

events.r20.constantcontact.com Compete in Birmingham APA's 8-Ball Top Shot Tournament! Play against your own skill level to determine who is the Best Of The Best. This event is open to all Birmingham APA players who are active on a current 8-Ball roster and played at least TEN 8-Ball matches in the past 2 years. Win Top Shot Awar...

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Defensive Shots - 13 - A Word from Terry Belll, Co-Founder of APA.

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 13 of 13

Hope you all enjoyed these 13 short clips on Defensive Shots. If you missed any of them just look back through the past 13 days on our page or go here for all of them: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbHCILPWG6XB4uTch6-trA2-UXBb2VtMf&fbclid=IwAR08yKow7fDN9uTCYLmh0q5eyXt4vYxLRNc74AQBiv0cLyIE1QwSZsX0heY

All GOOD players know that Defense is a skill set everyone must have in their pool arsenal. You must learn to recognize it when your opponents use it on you and also know when to shoot it yourself. Defense helps you stay in control of the table when you can't get out. Always remember that, the player who CONTROLS the table WINS the match.

Here's a word from APA Co-Founder, Terry Bell, on defensive shots. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap ...

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 12 - What is Defense and Why It's Important

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 12 of 13

In this video we discuss what defense is and why it's important. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap an...

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Birmingham APA's Spring 8-Ball Top Shot Tournament

Compete in Birmingham APA's Spring 8-Ball Top Shot Tournament! This can qualify you for our APA 8-Ball FALL Regional. For more info and to register, click here: http://tinyurl.com/031420-8BTopShot

events.r20.constantcontact.com Compete in Birmingham APA's 8-Ball Top Shot Tournament! Play against your own skill level to determine who is the Best Of The Best. This event is open to all Birmingham APA players who are active on a current 8-Ball roster and played at least TEN 8-Ball matches in the past 2 years. Win Top Shot Awar...

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 11 - Two Way Shots Are Defense

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 11 of 13

Two-way shots are defense. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system in APA League play.

APA SPRING REGIONALS
Are Almost Here!

If you qualified for our APA Spring Regionals, you should have received your paperwork in the mail. Here is some info regarding these Regionals:

~ 8-BALL Spring Regional - Saturday, March 7 - Bumpers Billiards of Huntsville
~ 9-BALL Spring Regional - Sunday, March 8 - Bumpers Billiards of Huntsville

Players who qualified from our Top Shot Tournaments and APA Qualifier Boards will compete in their skill level tiers. Winners will advance to our APA 8-Ball Classic and APA 9-Ball Shootout held in April/May during our APA Poolplayer Championships in Las Vegas, NV. If you want a chance to compete in our APA Singles Events, play in our upcoming Spring Top Shot Tournaments and get qualified for our APA Fall Regionals held the first weekend in October.

We currently only have Top Shot Tourneys in our Fall and Spring Sessions. Since these Spring Top Shot Tourneys are the ONLY ones to qualify for the October APA Fall Regionals, PLAN AHEAD so you will be able to attend and compete. You MUST have played at least 10 matches in your desired format, 8-Ball and/or 9-Ball, in the past TWO years to be able to compete.

Top Shot emails will be going out soon but here are the dates:

8-Ball Top Shot Tourney
Saturday, March 14 - Bumpers Billiards Hoover

9-Ball Top Shot Tourney
Saturday, March 28 - Poppa G's Billiards

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 10 Running Up Innings

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 10 of 13

In this video we discuss running up innings. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system in ...

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 9 - Defense or not, you're the judge!

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 9 of 13

Defense or not, you're the judge! Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system in APA League ...

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 8 - It's OK to poke and hope!

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 8 of 13

It's ok to shoot and hope something goes in sometimes, but it's still defense. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equaliz...

2020 Masters Vegas Playoffs

Showdown Division teams battle for their spot to compete in our APA Masters Championship held this August in Las Vegas. These teams qualified for these playoffs in last year's Showdown Masters Divisions. Please feel free to tag your friends.

Showdown Division teams battle for their spot to compete in our APA Masters Championship held this August in Las Vegas. These teams qualified for these playoffs in last year's Showdown Masters Divisions. Please feel free to tag your friends.

2020 Ladies 8-Ball Vegas Playoffs

Showdown Division teams battle for their spot to compete in our APA Ladies 8-Ball Championship held this August in Las Vegas. These teams qualified for these playoffs in last year's Showdown Ladies 8-Ball Divisions. Please feel free to tag your friends.

Showdown Division teams battle for their spot to compete in our APA Ladies 8-Ball Championship held this August in Las Vegas. These teams qualified for these playoffs in last year's Showdown Ladies 8-Ball Divisions. Please feel free to tag your friends.

Our Ladies 8-Ball and Masters Vegas Playoffs for our last Showdown year were held this past Saturday at Poppa G's Billiards. Teams fought for the chance to represent Birmingham APA in August's APA Showdown Championships which are held at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. As in our Doubles Vegas Playoffs, the brackets were Single-Elimination so each team had to bring "THE HEAT" in each round. Pics from this event will be posted soon.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Ladies and Masters Champions and Runner-Ups:

LADIES 8-BALL CHAMPIONS
(Won Ladies Vegas Slot & $800.00 each for travel assistance)
~ Team: Sticks N Stones
~ Members: Kyong White, Fradenburg N Bev-Allee Frank, Joy Rowell, Gloria Fitts, Jessica Anderson Crossfield

LADIES 8-BALL RUNNER-UPS
(Won bragging rights and first-in-line for any extra Ladies Vegas Slots)
~ Team: Lil Bit's Vegas Bombs
~ Members: Carla Grimes Doughton, Jessie Italiano, Melissa Waid, Gina Ennis

MASTERS CHAMPIONS
(Won Masters Vegas Slot & $800.00 each for travel assistance)
~ Team: Alabama's Finest
~ Members: Wai Pang, David Rowell, Robert Hall, Tyson Allen

MASTERS RUNNER-UPS
(Won bragging rights and first-in-line for any extra Masters Vegas Slots)
~ Team: Easy Pieces
~ Members: David Selbrede, Lance Ireland, Sean Hulsey

As with our Doubles Vegas Slots, all Vegas Slots are provided to our League based on the number of teams we have in each Showdown Division. A big SHOUT OUT goes to Poppa G's Billiards and staff for doing a great job of hosting these Ladies and Masters Vegas Playoffs.

If you would like the chance to compete on an APA Ladies 8-Ball team in LAS VEGAS, it's easy. Just JOIN our Ladies 8-Ball Division. This division only meets ONCE a month on a Saturday. It's too LATE to join for the current Session A but Session B will start this coming JULY. Learn the rules and PRE-REGISTER your Showdown team for our next session by going to our Showdown Division page on our website. Here is a quick link to that page:

https://birmingham.apaleagues.com/CustomPage.aspx?q=8575

Unfortunately, like our Doubles Divisions, we no longer have a Masters Division due to lack of participation. However, we will be running some Masters Tourneys which will also qualify teams for a Vegas trip. Keep an eye out for our Facebook posts and email invites.

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 7 - How to spot defense in disguise!

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 7 of 13

This video helps you spot defense in disguise! Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system i...

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 6 - Missed defense is still defense!

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 6 of 13

Missing a defensive shot is still defense. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system in AP...

Want to see some Vegas Playoff action? Head to Poppa G's Billiards for our Ladies 8-Ball and Master Vegas Playoffs. The doors open at 9:30 am. We look forward to seeing everyone there and GOOD LUCK to all the teams competing today!

Our Ladies 8-Ball and Masters Vegas Playoffs are TOMORROW at Poppa G's Billiards. Who will represent Birmingham APA in this year's APA Showdown Series Championships held this August in Las Vegas? We look forward to finding out! The qualified teams who are competing tomorrow are:

LADIES 8-BALL TEAMS
5 Pockets, Chicks W/Sticks, Heck On Wheels, Lil Bit's Vegas Bombs, No Boys Allowed, Shot Takers, Sticks N Stones, and Sweet-N-Sassy.

MASTERS TEAMS
Alabama's Finest, Easy Pieces, Stranger Things, Team Hustlin, The Destroyers, and The Rock Stars.

To all of the above teams, GOOD LUCK tomorrow and may the "ROLLS" be with you!

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 5 - Did the shooter intend to make the ball!?

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 5 of 13

Did the shooter intend to make a ball in this example? Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring ...

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Valentine's Day!

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 4 - Defense or not?

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 4 of 13

Defensive shot or not? You are the judge. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system in APA...

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 3 - Picking up the cue ball and handing it to your opponent!

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 3 of 13

In this video we discuss picking up the cue ball and handing it to your opponent in APA League play. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the ...

Our Ladies 8-Ball and Masters Vegas Playoffs are this Saturday at Poppa G's Billiards. Teams who competed and qualified in last year's Showdown Divisions will meet up in a Single-Elimination Tourney to see who will represent Birmingham APA in this year's APA Ladies & Masters Championships held this coming August in Las Vegas. Emails have been sent to this

The doors open at 9:30 am. The Sign-In Deadline for ALL our Ladies and Masters teams is 10:30 am and their 1st Round starts at 11:00 am. Match rounds will continue throughout the day until we have our winners for all three formats.

GOOD LUCK to all the teams competing this Saturday!

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 2 - What is a Defensive Shot?

Understanding Defense Shots: Episode 2 of 13

In this video we define a defensive shot. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer handicap and scoring system.

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Defensive Shots - Ep. 1 - Defensive Shots and APA Scorekeeping

Defense in APA is just another skill set that all players should learn. We always have questions regarding Defense Shots. How do you tell if a player shoots Defense? What type of shot should be considered Defense? When should you play a Defense Shot?

APA Corporate has put together series of 13 short videos which will help you understand the often misunderstood art of APA Defense. We will be sharing one of these each day for the next 13 days. We hope you find them informative. If you can't wait 13 days to see each one, go to our APA Youtube page, Understanding Defense Shots.

Here is Episode 1 of Understanding Defense Shots:

In this video we define the word defense for APA scorekeeping purposes. Understanding defensive shots is one of the keys to the success of The Equalizer hand...

Are you planning on attending this year's APA Poolplayers Championships and Doubles Championships held in April/May at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas?

If you are competing in one of the events, it's always better to stay where these events are held. It makes it easier to sneak up to your room for a nap in-between match rounds. Emails, with a Westgate Room Info Sheet, have now been sent to all players who will earned spots in this year's APA Doubles Championships. For those of you who may just be going to support your friends, we may have extra rooms in our room block so contact us before the end of this month.

Whether you are competing in the Singles or Doubles Championships or just going to support your friends and party like ROCK STARS, here are some links that may help you plan your trip:

For dates and info for our singles APA 8-Ball Classic and APA 9-Ball Shootout, click here: https://poolplayers.com/poolplayer-championships/

For dates and info for our APA 8-Ball Doubles Championship, click here: https://poolplayers.com/showdown-series/8-ball-doubles/

For dates and info for our APA 9-Ball Doubles Championship, click here: https://poolplayers.com/showdown-series/9-ball-doubles/

For discounted Southwest & United flights as well as discounted Monorail passes, click here: https://poolplayers.com/poolplayer-championships/travel-discounts/

If you need some mobililty assistance, click here:https://poolplayers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Las-Vegas-Scooters-Lifts.pdf

If you're NOT competing, do what a lot of our players do and plan your vacation for our APA World Events in April/May and August. You can't go wrong because it's always a BIG time in Vegas! Try to make it, if you can.

Have Fun! Meet People! Play Pool!

Birmingham APA is an amateur billiard League servicing the Alabama counties of Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, and Calhoun. We are part of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) and have been providing the best social pool league experience in Alabama since 1990. The APA is the world’s largest amateur pool league with more than 250,000 members competing in 8-Ball and 9-Ball Leagues throughout North America and Japan.

Our Birmingham APA League is like one big family. We provide a SAFE and FUN way to meet people. We have had many players meet their special life companion while playing in our League. It doesn’t matter if you are highly skilled or a beginner. Our Equalizer® Handicap system allows everyone a chance to compete and win. We have League Divisions on every night of the week, including Sunday afternoons, which allows you to choose which division best fits your personal schedule.

We offer several formats including Open 8-Ball (5-8 player roster), Open 9-Ball (5-8 player roster), 8-Ball Doubles (2-3 player roster), 9-Ball Doubles (2-3 player roster), Ladies 8-Ball (Ladies Only. 3-5 player roster), Masters (3-5 player roster), and our Singles Qualifier program. Players compete locally to advance to compete in our APA Poolplayer Championships and APA World Pool Championships which are held annually in Las Vegas, NV.

Contact us today to find out how you can join our family.

Birmingham APA Office: 205-621-4199 [email protected]

Have Fun! Meet People! Play Pool!

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