APA Pool Leagues of Greater Albany / Saratoga

The APA is the World’s Largest Amateur Pool League! The handicap system allows players, regardless of ability, to compete on a fun and fair playing field!

Areas served are Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. Play for Cash and Prizes as well as the opportunity to advance to the World Pool Championships in Teams, Singles, Doubles, and Masters held annually in Las Vegas. APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga members compete locally and nationally for well over $1,500,000 in Prize Money every year!

We are always looking for new players of all abilities who like to have fun. You can choose your favorite pool hall, bar, pub, or tavern and create your own team of friends, co-workers, and family members or we can help you find a team. Either way it's a great time! You play on a weekly basis for end of session awards, cash, individual awards, and the ultimate prize........LAS VEGAS! For more information call 518-419-5426.

Congratulations to the winners of our Team Captains Qualifier #2! The team of John Robinson, Alicia Ruchel, & Jeremy Kruse and the team of Walt Robinson, Ron Bombard, & Chuck Kearns both earned a spot to represent the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga on one of our 3 Captains Teams that will be playing at the World Pool Championships in Las Vegas this upcoming August for the chance to win $10,000!

Big congratulations to Mike Yudin & Cindy Dominy for winning today’s Jack & Jill Doubles Qualifier! Mike & Cindy will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga this upcoming August in Las Vegas for the chance to win $3,500 CASH!!! Shout out to Greg Spath & Lisa Morahan for making it to hill-hill in the final match and having a great tournament! Great shooting everyone!!!

We have a few teams looking for players to fill up their roster. Simply message us on Facebook or call the league office @ (518) 450-4749 if interested in joining a team!

Anyone looking to join the APA Pool League, now's your chance! Come on out to The Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub tonight at 6:30pm and we will find you a team! Summer Session starts tonight!!! See you there!

Congratulations to Paul Picard, Frank Mastan, and Ken Loftus for winning today’s singles boards! Paul and Ken each won a 9-ball board and Frank won the 8-ball board. All three players will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the regional championships this October! Great shooting everyone!!!

8-ball and 9-ball SPLASH BOARDS are today at 1pm at TrickshotBilliards SportsPub! Practice and registration @ 12pm. Arrive early if you plan on playing and have not yet pre-registered! First come, first serve! Each board of 16 players will qualify 5 players into the Singles Regionals in October, 2019!

Since we already have 20+ players qualified for the October Singles Regionals, if we don't get enough players to hold Splash Boards, we will be holding discounted singles boards by skill level tier (regular boards, 8-person bracket, $15/board). This is your last chance to qualify for the October Regionals!!!

Looking for 2-3 more players to join a newly formed team shooting out of TrickshotBilliards SportsPub on Wednesday nights in Saratoga County. New Session starts next week! (May 15th) Simply message us on Facebook or call the league office @ (518) 450-4749 if interested.

NEW SESSION STARTS NEXT WEEK!!!

We have a few spots left for anyone looking to join the APA Pool League:

---Sunday Night Double Jeopardy @ Golden Cue Billiards (8 & 9-Ball)
---Monday Night Double Jeopardy @ Golden Cue Billiards (8 & 9-Ball)
---Tuesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Albany/Rensselaer County
---Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Saratoga County
---Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Albany/Rensselaer County
---Friday Night 9-Ball @ Golden Cue Billiards

Message us on Facebook or call the league office @ 518-450-4749 if interested.

Big Congratulations to the top finishers from our area at the APA Poolplayer Championships!

Anjanette Giardenelli - 5th Place 9-Ball Gray Tier Singles Championship
Bill Kelly & Greg Spath - 9th Place 9-Ball Doubles Championship
Mike Yudin - 17th Place 8-Ball Red Tier Singles Championship
Thomas Acciavatti - 17th Place 9-Ball Black Tier Singles Championship
Thomas Acciavatti - 17th Place 8-Ball Purple Tier Singles Championship
David Beebe - 33rd Place 8-Ball Red Tier Singles Championship
Greg Spath - 33rd Place 9-Ball Gray Tier Singles Championship

Good luck to all the players from the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga playing this week in Las Vegas at the APA Poolplayer Championships! We have players representing our area in 8-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Doubles, 8-Ball Singles, and 9-Ball Singles.

You can track the players by downloading the “Compusport” App and clicking on the APA Poolplayer Championships Event. Select as many players as you want to “follow” and you will get notifications when their matches are and how they did.

The Wildcard Draw for all Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday night Divisions will take place around 2:15pm today @ Golden Cue Billiards. The Wildcard Drawing will be live on Facebook. All teams not qualified for playoffs will receive one entry and a winner will be drawn.

Wildcard Draw for Sunday DJ @ Golden Cue will take place immediately following the completion of Sunday night's match (4/28)

Good luck to all teams!!!

Never played pool before? That's ok! Everyone competes equally thanks to "The Equalizer" handicap scoring system.

We have spots left in the following divisions for BEGINNERS wanting to join the APA Pool League:

---Sunday Night Double Jeopardy @ Golden Cue Billiards (8 & 9-Ball)
---Monday Night Double Jeopardy @ Golden Cue Billiards (8 & 9-Ball)
---Tuesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Albany/Rensselaer County
---Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Saratoga County
---Wednesday Night Double Jeopardy Travel Division in Saratoga County
---Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Albany/Rensselaer County
---Friday Night 9-Ball Division @ Golden Cue Billiards

Joining an APA Pool League is a great way to meet new people! New session starts the week of May 13th.

Message us on Facebook or call the league office @ 518-450-4749 if interested.

Below are some of the locations looking to host teams for the Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Saratoga County starting May 15th:
TrickshotBilliards SportsPub
Nostalgia Ale House & Wine Bar
Carney's Tavern
Nanola
Bucciero's Pizzeria
The Parting Glass Pub

Contact the league office at (518) 450-4749 or email Ryan at [email protected] if interested in joining a team.

Big Congratulations to the 4 winners of yesterday’s Masters Final!!! It was a strong field of players with several very close matches. Jeff Moore, Tom Acciavatti, Frank Rich, and Brian Smihosky rose to the top and will be the 4 players representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the APA Masters Championship this coming August in Las Vegas! Best of luck guys! I know you’ll make us proud!!!

Thank you to everyone that came out to support our fundraising efforts for Elias Ballard. We raised approximately $1,750 to help Elias and his family with medical expenses during this tough time.

It was truly a great day from start to finish! The pool tournament was a lot of fun and the Tricky Tray was a huge success thanks to the generous donations from everyone!

Congratulations to Elias Ballard & Dennis Sharpe for taking first place in the Doubles tournament! Shout out to Cindy Dominy and Dan Keary for making it to the finals and graciously giving up the final match to ensure more funds raised for Elias. We’re one big family here in the APA and this is what it’s all about!

Big Congratulations to Team Albany for winning the first ever 'Empire Cup' between Albany & Schenectady. This event was organized by the players. We're considering putting on a similar event next year and opening it up to everyone. Way to go team!!!

Congratulations to Ashly Markowski-Gagne, Brian Smihosky, and Eli Ballard for winning yesterday’s singles boards! Brian and Eli each won an 8-ball board and Ashly won the 9-ball board. All three players will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the regional championships this October! Great shooting everyone!!!

We just received an extra slot for the Northeast Challenge Main Event! The NEC is held in Liverpool, NY on July 26th-28th. Siyun Wang is looking to form a team. Anyone interested in joining him? We have 6 teams from our league already going! It'll be a fun time!!! Entry Fee is $1,300/Team and includes 3 hotel rooms for Friday & Saturday night. Please let me know ASAP!

We also have a couple 8-Ball Doubles & 9-Ball Doubles slots available for the NEC. Cost is $100/Team. Let me know if interested! First come, first serve!

Congratulations to Zach Hemendinger for winning the qualifying tournament into the APA Juniors Championship!!! Zach will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the national level this upcoming June in St. Louis, MO. It’s amazing to see how far some of our junior players have come over the past couple months. Big thanks to Bill Kelly and Pete Hemendinger for running the Juniors Divisions and teaching the fundamentals of the game!

Congratulations to the winners of today’s 8-Ball Singles Splash Board!!! Dan Keary, Greg Spath, Yaw Boateng, Steve Sleasman, and Lisa Morahan all earned a spot to represent the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the Fall 2019 8-Ball Singles Regionals. Also, congratulations to Greg Bombard for winning today’s 9-Ball Singles Board and earning a spot into regionals. Great shooting everyone!!!

Qualifier for the APA Juniors Championships will be held tomorrow (March 24th) at Golden Cue Billiards starting at 2pm. All juniors from both Saratoga and Albany divisions are invited. See you there!!!

8-ball and 9-ball SPLASH BOARDS are today at 2pm at The Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub! Practice and registration @ 1pm. Arrive early if you plan on playing and have not yet pre-registered! First come, first serve! Each board of 16 players will qualify 5 players into the Singles Regionals in October, 2019!

$40 / board
$5 greens fees / person

Congratulations to Zach Hemendinger and Antonio Piscitelli for winning the playoffs of the Albany Juniors Division! All juniors are now ready for the big tournament being held next Sunday at The Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub! Players from both Junior divisions will compete for a spot to represent the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the APA Juniors Championships in St. Louis, MO. Come on out and cheer on the kids!

It was a fun night for the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga! For Masters, Greg Bombard and Siyun Wang both won the bracket and earned a spot in the Masters Final! For the Juniors Division, Blake Bombard and Kailey Bombard both won their playoff brackets and earned a trophy for their accomplishment! Blake even won the lag contest! Due to popular demand, we are extending the Saratoga Juniors Division for another 4-6 weeks! Juniors League play is held at TrickshotBilliards SportsPub on Friday nights starting at 6:30pm. Come on out and bring the kids!

Playoffs & End of Session Party are this week for both Juniors Divisions!!!

Saratoga Juniors Division at TrickshotBilliards SportsPub tomorrow night @ 6:30pm.

Albany Juniors Division at Albanys Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub this Sunday @ 2:30pm.

***Qualifier tournament for the Juniors Championships will be on Sunday March 24th at Albanys Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub for all Juniors (Saratoga & Albany).

This was on the back of a scoresheet last week. I'm impressed! 😃

Congratulations to Greg Spath for winning the 9-Ball Singles Regional yesterday! Greg has earned a spot to compete at the APA Poolplayers Championship and the chance to win up to $10,000! Great shooting and best of luck in VEGAS!!!

Pictures from the 8-Ball Singles Regionals!!! The APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga sends the most players in the area to regionals! We will be holding Singles Splash Boards on Saturday March 23rd at The Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub starting at 2pm. Splash boards are a ton of fun and offer the best odds for players to qualify for regionals with qualifying 5 players for each 16-person board!!! Register early to secure your spot!!!

The APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga had a big day at the 8-Ball Singles Regionals yesterday! David Beebe, Mike Yudin, John Stock, and Mike Hilland all won their brackets and qualified for the APA Poolplayers Championship in Las Vegas! Great shooting and best of luck at Nationals!!!

Hill Hill FINALS!!!

Congratulations to Tom Acciavatti & Chico Tiru for being the top two finishers in last night's Masters Tournament #6 and earning a spot in the Masters Final! Only two qualifying tournaments left!!!

-Friday March 15th: 6pm start @ Trick Shots
-Saturday March 30th: 12pm start @ Trick Shots

Masters Final: April 20th @ Golden Cue

Best of luck to all the players from the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga competing this weekend at the New York State Regional 8-Ball & 9-Ball singles events. Winners of the tournament receive a paid trip to Vegas and the chance to win up to $15,000 at the APA Poolplayer Championships!!! Make us proud!!

• Connor Austin
• David Beebe
• Greg Bombard
• William Craig
• Chris Evans
• Pete Hemendinger
• Mike Hilland
• Bill Kelly
• Tom McMullen
• Rob Rumrill
• Greg Spath
• John Stock
• Dale Thomson
• Joella Thomson
• Siyun Wang
• Mike Yudin
• Jamie Richardson
• Steve Sleasman

Congratulations to Dan Hull & Rob Gonyea for winning today’s singles boards! Dan & Rob will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the regional championships this October! Honorable mention to Lori McWilliams and Christina Pack for coming in a very close 2nd. Lori was down to the 8-ball in a hill-hill final match for the 8-ball board and Christina was down to the last few balls in the final match for the 9-ball board. Great shooting everyone!!!

Congratulations to Tom Acciavatti & Frank Rich for being the top two finishers in today’s Masters Tournament and earning a spot in the Masters Final!

Congratulations to Mike Hilland & Dan Hull for winning the 8-Ball Doubles Qualifier yesterday. Mike & Dan will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga this upcoming May in Las Vegas for the chance to win $5,000 CASH!!! Great shooting everyone!!!

Congratulations to Tom Acciavatti & Jeff Moore for being the top two finishers in today’s Masters Tournament and earning a spot in the Masters Final! Also, congratulations to Walt Robinson for winning today’s 8-Ball singles board! Best of luck at regionals!!! Honorable mention to Christina Pack for coming in a very close 2nd.

Saratoga Juniors Division tonight at TrickshotBilliards SportsPub starting at 6:30pm. Albany Juniors Division at Albanys Golden Cue Billiards Lounge & Sports Pub this Sunday will be starting at 12:00pm so we are done well before the Super Bowl. Come on out and bring the kids!!! Great way for juniors to learn the game of pool!

9-Ball Doubles Finals

Congratulations to Bill Kelly & John Stock for winning the 9-Ball Doubles Qualifier. Bill & John will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga this upcoming May in Las Vegas for the chance to win $3,500 CASH!!! Shout out to Craig Terry & Mike Hilland for having a great tournament and coming in a close second. Great shooting everyone!!!

Congratulations to Tom Acciavatti & Brian Smihosky for being the top two finishers in yesterday’s Masters Tournament! Both Tom & Brian are now qualified for the Masters Final where they will compete to earn a spot on the Masters Team that will be representing the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga at the World Pool Championships in Las Vegas for the chance to win $10,000!

Congratulations to the winners of our Captains Scotch Doubles Tournament! The team of Robin Seguine & Paul Picard and the team of Tom Acciavatti & Joella Thomson both earned a spot to represent the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga on one of our 3 Captains Teams that will be playing at the World Pool Championships in Las Vegas this upcoming August for the chance to win $10,000!

Looking for 3 more players to join a competitive 8-Ball team shooting out of TrickshotBilliards SportsPub on Wednesday nights. This is a 10 team division with $800 + qualification into the World Pool Qualifiers (WPQ's) going to the 1st Place Team. Contact the league office @ (518) 450-4749 or simply message us on Facebook if interested.

Never played pool before? That's ok! Everyone competes equally thanks to "The Equalizer" handicap scoring system.

We have a few spots left for BEGINNERS wanting to join the APA Pool League:

---Sunday Night Double Jeopardy @ Golden Cue Billiards (8 & 9-Ball)
---Monday Night Double Jeopardy @ Golden Cue Billiards (8 & 9-Ball)
---Tuesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Albany/Rensselaer County
---Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Saratoga County
---Wednesday Night 8-Ball Travel Division in Albany/Rensselaer County

Joining an APA Pool League is a great way to meet new people!

Message us on Facebook or call the league office @ 518-450-4749 if interested.

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