Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues

Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues

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Anyone want to practice tonight at Mullys or Railhouse?
If anyone is looking for a 5 for sharkfest either bracket I'd like to get on a team. let me know.
Looking to sell this 9 foot table. Let me know if interested. It's clean and newer rails. Cloth is newer as well, but a little slow. Make an offer. Call or text 814-233-4317
Any lady interested in being my partner?
I still need couple players for Johnstown Tuesday tap if anybody's interested
Thanks Sam Rullo for another great Title Holders .... Well done !
Looking for a SharkFest team.
Uncle G's Miscues will be playing in the final four of the Platinum B bracket today. Wish us luck!
I would like to send out a warm welcome to the newest members of Uncle G's Wall of Shame (reserved for those who have been disqualified at Rally)......Justin Mosser.....John Sell.....Morgan Hemming!
Looking for a five or six for our Tuesday and or Thursday rail house team . If you are interested message me ....
Sam Rullo, I'm back. Lol.. It's been years and beyond since I played in league. How am I still a 5? I should start over!! I was overrated before...i should be a 3 like many others that have been playing for the last 20 years It's more skilled now. Glad to be back!!!!
Hi guys. Its been a slow day and I spent most of the afternoon on the computer. I wanted to end the afternoon on a positive post. I overheard Matt Costello taking to Sam about this being Matt's 20 year playing TAP. He was joking about maybe there should be an award for that achievement. Maybe there should be....Most of my friends know that I love to play Trivia, and Statistics, so with that In mind I have a challenge for you. I have played a total of 1528 matches in TAP eight ball/nine ball since 2004. See if you can find anyone else that is close to that number. Information found on the TAP app. If you never viewed the app you should lots of information on how you and your opponents are playing, its not the bottom line but it is a good tool. I would love to offer prizes, but i lost all my money playing TAP pool and making bad poker bets,,LOL. Hint;;;; Dave Stager not close.....good luck.
Looking for a 3-4 for Railhouse Tuesday
I am looking for a tap team for Friday Altoona league for 3 players if anyone knows of a team that needs 4 players pm me
Sam wanted me to get out this message for Tuesday Johnstown league start time is 7pm
sam said there will be a somerset division it will start a week later on june 17th

You looking for a pool league that;s been tried and tested for 25 years? Tired of playing slop pool or some crazy local league rules? TRY LH TAP! area.

The #1 pool league in the Laurel Highlands of Pa. Established in 1997, LH TAP was the first TAP league in Pa. We serve Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair counties, Pa. and the Frostburg, Md. Home of the longest running TAP Titleholders in Pa. the largest billiard events in South Western Pa. Sessions run from June to August (8-12 weeks), fall session from mid September to Jan (16 weeks) and the spri

Operating as usual

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/30/2023

Laurel Highlands Titleholder Wrapup January 26 to 29, 2023.

64 teams (about 500+ players) competed for over $22,000 in prize money and national playoff spots over the past 3 days plus another 32 Shark-Fest teams competed this past Thursday and Friday for a other $4,800.
Top winners were the second seeded Boondocks 2 who took the top prize with a 3 to 2 win over 14th seeded Malcotti's Tuesday. And Boondocks 2 was very lucky to get to the final 4 on Saturday night. In the last game of the 5th match and last ball vs Mullys Crazy 8s, Dave Shaffer made a long, tough 8 ball to clinch the Sunday final 4 spot only to scratch in the corner. Boondocks took the 2nd chance they were handed and ran with it to the Cup. Congrats.
In the 2nd bracket, the ill fated Railhouse Tuesday who lost 2 members early on in the session, with the sudden passing of Vince Sweeney and Mark Charles, never changed their roster and played with the remaining 6 players to take the top spot in that bracket over Railhouse Rackrunners. It seemed like it was meant to happen.
The second chance winners was the Somerset Eagles team.

National playoff spot winners were:
Malcotti's Tuesday
Railhouse Thursday
Somerset Eagles.

Shark-Fest champs were
14 and under ...The Alley
16 and under.. The Termin8tors

Over 800 matches played there was only 13 flagged players and 0 disqualified. Thats about 1.5% of the matches!! Players always question handicaps but here is proof how close the caps are. So many matches went to the final game. Poolnet works.

A tip of the hat to the Band Hall Bi***es who had a great time and a great run. They missed the money by one match. I was rooting for you ladies. You other players should take a page from this team. Compete and have fun like the bi***es.

The event ran very smoothly and was pretty much on time with the usual late night matches dragging on a bit.
I would like to thank Matt Costello for running the Friday minis and to Ken Kuhns on his tables. Always top notch service.

10 ball break winners were Coby Christian and Matt Costello.

Sorry I couldn't get to the radar break contest. Tables were jammed up all weekend.

I would like to thank all of the LH TAP players for supporting the league and making our Titleholders, in my opinion, the premier Titleholder in TAP. I am 68 years old now and with over 90 of Titleholder and national playoff events under my belt, these are getting harder for me to pull off plus they are very stressful and hard on my body. But with about 2 solid weeks of preparation the results can be seen that everyone seems to enjoy them.
I asked one first time lady player, Rose from Rockys, what she thought and she loved it. And that's why I do it. Players that have been to this over the years get settled in and take these events for granted but its the first timers I enjoy to hear from the most. That makes it all worthwhile. To promote and expand the game we all love and to get the entire league together three times a year for competition and fellowship.
And dont forget, the previous weekend we had the MVP event with another $2,200 in cash, hoodies and plaques paid out. This was a great fall session!

So I am going to take a few days off to recover but make sure you get your Spring team rosters in by Wednesday. I will post schedules on Thursday and Friday and then we start the 14 week Spring session next week.
Thanks to all!!! TAP ON!!

PS...I will add to this post tomorrow the other money winners in each board after I get some sleep..🥱🥱

01/30/2023

GET YOUR SPRING ROSTERS IN BY WEDNESDAY

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/29/2023

TITLEHOLDER FIRST BRACKET AND MORGAN CUP CHAMPS..BOONDOCKS 2

SECOND BRACKET CHAMPS..RAIL HOUSE TUESDAY

SOMERSET EAGLES WON THE 2ND CHANCE EVENT

I WILL HAVE A COMPLETE WRAPUP AND MY THOUGHT TOMORROW AFTER I HGET SOME SLEEP..THANKS TO ALL FOR THIS GREAT EVENT

01/29/2023
01/29/2023

Morgan Cup finals.. Boondicks 2 vs Malcotti's

01/29/2023

2nd bracket champs...Rail House Tuesday

01/29/2023

I HAD TO MAKE THE JOHNSTOWN DIVISION INTO TWO ...18 TEAMS..NO BYES

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/28/2023

More Titleholder pics

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/28/2023

More Titleholder pics

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/28/2023

Day 3 Titleholder pics.. 64 teams in Altoona playing for over $22,000!!

01/28/2023

2nd bracket final board

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/27/2023

LH TAP TITLEHOLDERS IS IN FULL SWING

01/27/2023

The Alley won thec14 and under Shark-Fest board. Mark Custer...Darrell McClelland and Greg Adams.

01/27/2023

The Termin8tors came back from a 3 way spot shot tiebreaker to win the 16 or under Shark-Fest board.
Dave Cornell..Dave Malzi...Ben Mulvehill

01/27/2023

Since Chip Klein liked my orange shirt yesterday I am wearing this shirt today in his honor.

01/27/2023

Shark-Fest 14 and under..11 am

01/27/2023

Shark-Fest 16 and under board

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/27/2023

We are open for your billiard addiction

01/27/2023

Shark-Fest is in full swing!

01/26/2023

FYI...Cost of the table rental went up as well. Cost is $3,000 now.

Photos from Three Rivers TAP League's post 01/26/2023

Photos from Three Rivers TAP League's post

01/25/2023

All fall session rosters and how many matches players shot are on the Titleholder boards on poolpa.com

01/24/2023

Please get your Spring team rosters in by Feb 1. I will do the scheduling next Thursday.

Also....please pay your fall session dues either by paypal at [email protected] or Venmo to tappool or bring cash at the Titleholders.

FALL SESSION TEAM DUES OWED
TEAM CAPTAINS....PLEASE TRY TO COLLECT ALL THE MONEY FROM YOUR TEAM...IT IS WAY TO DIFFICULT TO HANDLE WHAT EACH PERSON OWES
YOU CAN PAYPAL ME AT [email protected]
VENMO to tappool
Mail a check to Sam Rullo 167 Felten Lane Berlin Pa 15530

ALTOONA
BOONDOCKS SHOWTIME ...........330
BOONDOCKS CLOUD 9 ..........................................800
DIFFERENT STROKES SAINTS ..........................................800
BOONDOCKS SIT N SPIN ON IT..........................................800
OLD CANAL OUTCASTS ..........................................800
GALLITZIN MOOSE ..........................................800
OLD CANAL ORIGINALS ..........................................800
DIFFERENT STROKES ..........................................800
OLD CANAL RUNNERS ..........................................800

BEDFORD
BOONDOCKS 2 ...............300
DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS....700
ROOKEEZ 1 ...............700
BOONDOCKS 1.............................750
DOUBLE LL 2 ...............750
JUDY'S ................................700
DOUBLE LL 1...........................700
DOUBLE L 2.........................750
DOUBLE LL 4...........................700

FROSTBURG
ELLERSLIE TAVERN ..............400
SHAFF'S TAVERN .........600
STEEL PONY ........800
CROSSROADS .....800
MORANS LOUNGE ..420
ELLERSLIE TAVERN 2....800

JOHNSTOWN
WOODSIDE FAT BASTARDS .400
MINERSVILLE PNA ..............800
MULLYS CRAZY 8S.............. . DS owes 40
PNA GOBSTERS.......................800
BANDHALL RATTLERS ..........800
WINDBER LEGION ....530
SOUTHMONT GARDENS.....800
KCS MULVS BOYS......690
KC'S CAN'T WIN............800
WINDBER FALCONS ..........800
BAND HALL BI***ES ......664
ROCKYS 1 ...............800
ROCKYS 2 ...........800

PORTAGE THURSDAY
RAILHOUSE TRAINWRECKS ....800
BREAK ROOM 1..........................800
GROVE THURSDAY ...........800
RAILHOUSE RUNAWAYS....HM OWES 70...BD OWES 60
ALMOST HOME THURSDAY.............800
RAILHOUSE SUPERSTARS ...........800
ALMOST HOME OGS............800

SOMERSET
KNUCKLEHEADS FAT BASTARDS...............300
THE ALLEY ..................................750
KNUCKLEHEADS POWER STROKERS............700
SOMERSET EAGLES .......................700
MEL'S EAGLES..............................750
DUBS.......................................700

TWIN ROCKS TUESDAY
RAILHOUSE 8................................400
MALCOTTIS TUESDAY...........430
SPANKYS FOOL CUE................800
BREAK ROOM GRINDERS.........800
ALMOST HOME TUESDAY..............800
GROVE TUESDAY ................800
MALCOTTIS 2 ..................550
RAILHOUSE TUESDAY ............800
RAILHOUSE KWIKFILLERS ..............800
BREAK ROOM DIXONVILLE ADDITION.............600
SPANKYS CANCER IS CONTAGIOUS.................800
RAIL HOUSE RACK RUNNERS....................800
GROVE AA.................................................800

01/23/2023

I keep getting this question so I asked on our licenses page to be sure.

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/22/2023

Belinda's plaque and hoodie. I only had her size in stock. For the rest of you fat bastards I have to try to find grey ## large hoodies. They will be more than likely 50/50 blend so the printing will have a faded retro look. Belinda's is 100% polyester which really pops the colors. I won't have your hoodies at the Titleholders but I will have your MVP plaques.

01/22/2023

SHARK-FEST BLIND DRAW WILL BE DONE AT 5 PM ON THURSDAY.

01/22/2023

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!! YOU ASKED FOR IT SO YOU GOT IT!!

SHARK-FEST...TWO DIVISIONS

YOU CAN ONLY PLAY IN ONE BRACKET

HAMMERHEAD 14 PTS OR UNDER
GREAT WHITE 16 PTS OR UNDER
32 TOTAL TEAMS MAX COMBINED

PRELIMINARIES....THURSDAY JANUARY 26 AT 6 PM
FINAL BOARDS....FRIDAY JANUARY 27 AT 11 AM

I WILL TAKE A TOTAL OF 32 TEAMS COMBINED...IF ONE DIVISION DOES NOT FILL UP TO 16 TEAMS I WILL USE THOSE SLOTS TO PUT TEAMS IN THE OTHER DIVISION.

PLEASE POST TEAM NAME, PLAYERS AND THE DIVISION 14 OR 16...TEAMS ARE ALLOWED ONE ALTERNATE AS LONG AS THE 3 PLAYERS ARE UNDER THE CAP LIMIT

14 POINTS OR UNDER...HAMMERHEAD BRACKET

1. Bandhall Rattlers....John McClafferty...Salt...Bryan Sisco
2, Boondocks Land Sharks chuck weyant.. morgan heming..george stein
3, Bandhall Bi***es...Cyndi Claar,,,Amy Spinelli...Kristie Hastie
4.DaRullo's..Sam.Booky.Morgan
5. Old Canal..George Caldwell ...Lance, Butch Moyer
6. Three Terrorists...Stager..Dan Bradford..Jeremy Hart
7.Double LL. Ryan Chandler..Brad Hartrampf, Mike Brown
8. Southmont Gardens....Dave Ketenheim..joe kosis .ted king
9. Somerset Boys....Dave Shaffer...Brian Burkett...George Krause
10. The Alley...Mark Custer...Darrell Greg Adams
11. Mels Eagles..Gary Jacques..Austin Trasui, Brad Costigan
12. Theeyuh..Chris Oldham..steve mummert ...Marty Gresko
13.Fat Boys...josh..aaron..fike
14. Jerry's Kids..jerry grance...kerry ..Kevin
15.Windber Falcons...Brian Keim..Leo...Tanner Kosis
16. Rack n Roll..Dave Martin...Becky Martin..Dave Saylor

16 POINTS OR UNDER GREAT WHITE BRACKET

1. Runaways ..Michael lohr..Oliver Getty...Jake Hollingsworth
2. Triple J. Jeff Clark, Joe Fink, Justin Mosser.
3. Misfits.......Sam Steele...Rod Blake..Danny Smith
4. Da Short Bus...Matt Costello.. Zach McQuillen...Tom Rice
5. Deez Nuts...Dillon robertson..Rick Barkley..Michele wyandt
6. Skillet Lickers......Mike Hast..Trey Fiorita..Dave Jenkins
7. Off Dailey...Branden Walters..Paul cramer..misty cramer
8. Uncle Gs Miscues..Gary Heinrich..ed beers...jimmy Wilson
10. Galapagos...Stacy Adams..Dylan Hoover..David Marks
11. Termin8tors. Dave Malzi...ben Mulvehill..dave cornel
12. Cloud 9...Kerry Bonsell jr...Kalib...Carl Mcfarland
13. Jesus Wins...Rick cutter.. Ricky Cutter..Cliff Sutphin
14. Silverbacks..Laporta...chris spaid.. Stan Haberkorn
15. Dixonville Chad Detwiler, robin Blair, keith Blair
16. Bad-Ass's .. Brent Allison..Bob Collins..derek olsen

On the waiting list.
Joe Fink

Photos from Laurel Highlands TAP Pool Leagues's post 01/22/2023

MVP WINNERS

Thanks to Kevin and the Rail House staff for making this event such a great event. The live stream was great. Food was great and a good time was had by all. We will try and do another in May before the next Titleholder.

First paid $250..2nd...$125

7....JAKE HUMPHREYS....2ND....DYLAN HOOVER
6...MIKE HAST....2nd PAT ECKENRODE
5....TOM SMITH.......2ND...BOB COLLINS
4...BELINDA PIERCE......2ND....RICK PERRINE
2/3...TODD SMITH......2ND....BRANDON SIMPSON
LADY....BELINDA PIERCE....2ND.....MICHELLE WYANDT

I forgot to get Belindas pic

01/20/2023

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! IT'S TITLEHOLDER TIME AND TIME FOR MY FAMOUS ...KISS OF DEATH PICKS.

If I pick your team I wish you all the luck because you are going to need it. Why you ask? Because I only ever been right one time in all these years.

FIRST BRACKET

Looking at the bracket both Fat Bastard teams jump out. The top seed had a impressive 56 wins and the other team in the Somerset won that division too. But then I look and I see a strong Boondocks Showtime team with three MVPs on it with George Mosser, Morgan Rullo and Rod Blake who I might add has been playing a lot of pool with his new $2k pool cue. Toss in Railhouse 8, Mullys Meatheads and the first-time division winner and Cinderella tea, Malcotti's Thursday and now my coffee has clouds in it. So you can see my dilemma. OK...I gotta pick someone so I got to go with the top seed, Woodside Fat Bastards. If I picked my daughters team, I think I would have got a nasty phone call and I don't want to jinx them..:)

SECOND BRACKET

Now here I got another interesting situation. The Windber Legion..the team I shot for this session is the top seed. Now if Jake can find his game and Mick Sekerak stays sober, they have a real good chance of taking this board down. But since I can't play, they are missing all my knowledge...or not.:) But then again, I have a hunch that a team from the middle of the pack might snap this bracket off. Teams like the Steel Pony, Alley Originals or KC's Mulvs Boys. So I am going to go with the KC's Mulvs Boys because once again I don't want to jinx my former team and let's face it. Mulvs Boys are a bunch of peckerheads and they could use a good curse thrown their way. So pucker up boys. You got smacked with a wet one...hahaha...:)

01/20/2023

Players looking for teams

Dave Shaffer 5 cap looking for a Rally team.

Dave Ketenheim looking for players on his Somerset team.

01/19/2023

I have been asked to do a triple elimination 9 ball tournament If possible, I may do 2 on the same day. If I do 2 events . No sign ups...Just show up by 12:30

If you do not have a 9 ball cap you will come in one lower then your 8 ball cap and be adjusted from there. It's possible caps could move after every match.

WHERE...THE RAILHOUSE IN PORTAGE

WHEN...SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5

TIME.....1 PM

FORMAT...TRIPLE ELIMINATION...RACE TO CAP

01/19/2023

Spring roster deadline is Wednesday February 1.
The 14 week Spring session starts the week of February 6.

01/18/2023

There are a lot of players that their yearly dues are due. Please check the stats on poolnet and make sure you are updated.

YOU CAN NOT COMPETE AT THE TITLEHOLDERS IF YOU ARE PAST DUE.

You can paypal me as a friend to [email protected] or Venmo to tappool

01/17/2023

10 BALL CONTEST WILL RESUME AT THE TITLEHOLDERS.

STARTING VALUE OF EACH BALL IS $51

01/17/2023

Since I sold the Frostburg division, the Frostburg teams will play for their own national spot when James decides to do this. I totaled up the money that division put towards the national fund, and I will be sending James this amount....$3,150

National playoff qualified team rosters plus any teams he qualifies in his Spring session are listed below.

Hurry Back ...............Fall 2021

MATT BRASHEAR
4641 CHUCK STOTT
195633 JEREMY YATES
251882 CHRIS SHOCKEY
251902 STEVE GROGG
251922 MARK NOLAN
256542 CLAY BLUBAUGH
287567 BRIAN WHETZEL

Ellerslie Tavern 1 ...Spring 2002

DAVE JENKINS
66557 JOSHUA LANTZ
290849 JACOB EMERICK
290850 NICK O'HARA
291292 RICK CUTTER
291293 RICKY CUTTER
296114 JOSH DIETZ
298010 SKYE METZNER

Shaff's........................Fall 2022

BILLY SHAFFER
110932 CHASE GREEN
4641 CHUCK STOTT
33871 STEVE BOOTH
42952 TWAIN BEAL
57816 JOE MILLS
195633 JEREMY YATES
315257 RONNIE LINN

01/16/2023

James Donahue has decided to buy Allegheny county, Md and Hampshire county, W.V.
I wish the Frostburg players well. I made a lot of good friends down that way and I am sure some will still play in Somerset but at this time in my life I need to downsize just a bit. James is well known and respected down that way and he knows the players better than me. I believe he will do just fine.

01/12/2023

Get pumped and practice up for the Laurel Highlands Fall Titleholder at the Grand Hotel in Altoona on January 26 thru the 29th. Ken Kuhns will have his lathe for cue repairs available This is the longest running TAP Titleholder event in Pa. 16 tables with no green fees will be open for play

64 LH TAP teams compete for over $21,000 and playoff spots for TAPs 2023 nationals!!

And don't forget..... teams that lost in the playoffs. Come get your free TAP tee shirts and hold a spot in the free 2nd chance event on Saturday night

Thursday Jan 26
3 pm...Doors open for practice
6 pm....Shark-Fest begins....3 rounds at 6...8 and 10 pm
Both 14 and 16 and under brackets

Friday Jan 27
11 am...Shark-Fest finals
1 pm...Minis
5 pm...2nd bracket board begins...2 rounds

Saturday Jan 28
8 am....First bracket board....2 rounds
5 pm...Final 16 in each board begins...Single eliminination ..2 rounds
8 pm...Break speed contests begin (as tables become available)
9 pm...2nd chance tournament ( as tables become available)

Sunday January 29
10 am....Semi finals in each bracket play
2 pm...Finals in both brackets

Monday January 30
Sam sleeps.......zzzzzzzzz

Defending champs...Break Room Grinders

01/12/2023

IT'S BACK AT THE TITLEHOLDER!!
THE ALWAYS POPULAR RADAR CLOCKED BREAK SPEED CONTESTS

Two formats

1. Fastest Break for both men and ladies

2. Controlled break...Men closest to 20 mph without going over. Ladies closest to 12 mph

$5 for two breaks...50/50 payout...Q ball must stay on the table..Scratches allowed

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