American Poolplayers Association South Orange County APA Player Newsletter

October 2010


A Message from the League Operators
Stories From Last Month's Events
   -- 2010 Fall Session NEW 4-Person Team Format
   -- 2010 Fall Session Doubles League
   -- US Amateur Championships Preliminary Round Results
       Three South County Players Advance!

Upcoming Events
   -- Fall Singles Regional 
   -- 9-Ball Southwest Challenge
   -- Summer Session 9-Ball Top Gun Tournament
   -- Summer Session 8-Ball Top Gun Tournament
   -- US Amateur Championship Rounds

Oct 2-3
Oct 7-10
Oct 16
Oct 30
Nov 7-9

Monthly Birthdays 

Administrative Stuff

Rule of the Month


A Message from the League Operators...

American Poolplayers Association
Have a Happy Halloween!
Scot & Liza

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South Orange County APA Monday Night Poolball

Are you ready for some Poolball? 

(Monday, September 20, 2010 - Dave & Busters, Irvine Spectrum) 
The South OC APA kicked off a new 4-person team format where three players play per night. This is an in-house league at Dave & Busters on Monday nights starting at 7:30 pm, a half hour later than Tues-Thur league nights. Each week alternates format between 8-ball and 9-ball. Visit the Local Stats page for current schedule and standings.

If you're interested in playing a shorter team match, enjoy going to the same location each week, and would like the opportunity to play both 8-ball and 9-ball formats, contact the league office at 714.862.8566!

South Orange County APA Monday Night Poolball

2010 Fall Session Doubles League

(September 13, 2010 - Coconuts, Capo Beach)

The South OC APA Pool League kicked off its second session of doubles league. In this division, teams of two play the Scotch Doubles format where teammates alternate shots when it's their turn at the table. Teams play one match of 8-ball and one match of 9-ball per night. Teams do not have a combined Skill Level cap, but races will be based on combined team skill levels.

Click here for flier and details!

US Amateur Championships  

September 18 - Preliminary Rounds
Stix Billiards, Rancho Cucamonga

The US Amateur Championship is the nation's most prestigious amateur pool tournament. Top players throughout the country competed in the preliminary rounds, with three South County players advancing to the Final Championship Round in Tampa, FL on November 5-7, 2010. Good luck to the following National Qualfiers! 

Brock Noteboom (second year in a row!)
Spencer Quevedo
Joe Wilson

Visit for more information.

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Fall Singles Regional  

South County Players Get Home Field Advantage!

October 2-3, 2010
Mulligans Sports Bar, San Clemente

Visit last month's story for details...

Click here for more information on the APA Singles Program in South Orange County

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9-Ball Southwest Challenge

Anyone Can Compete in Vegas!

October 7-10, 2010
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas 

Visit last month's article for details...

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday, to October Birthday Players,
Happy Birthday To You!
Tiffany Porter 10/1
Kelly Alderman 10/3
Richard Landry Sr. 10/4
David MacComiskey 10/4
Garret Onufer 10/4
Jenny Chiang 10/6
Ken Turlis 10/9
Ryan Hoffman 10/11
Frederick Smith 10/17
Matthew Jacinto 10/19
Keone Baricuatro 10/25
David Oconnell 10/25
Ryan Hill 10/25
Farhan Ahmed 10/29
James Haslip 10/30
Adrianne Resendez 10/30

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Administrative Stuff 


Back by popular demand, effective 2010 Summer Session, every patch earned will be distributed at no extra cost to the player. Players on electronic teams will earn "South County APA Balls" that can be redeemed for patches, other rewards, or may be used for league dues.

Refer to the South County APA Rewards Program for details on redemption of "SOC APA Balls" and other awards. The total patches earned for all players is currently being calculated and will be posted soon. Players will be able to view total "balls" earned since the inception of the South Orange County APA Pool League.

(Background: As voted by the Players Board in an effort to distribute more trophy/prize money, the patch process was temporarily changed in the 2010 Spring Session to provide players with only one type of patch during that session. If that player earned more than one type of patch, then they were entered into a session-ending tournament for other prizes, but also had the option to buy additional patches.)

Acknowledgements of Credit Received

Effective in 2010, after each session ends and credits are distributed to teams for the following session, the League Office will request confirmation from team captains (or co-captains), acknowledging the amount of credit received, either for earning "weeks paid" from playoffs or for payouts that are credited towards the next session's team fees.

(Background: The APA National Office periodically performs audits of Players Funds throughout the league to ensure trophies and prize money are being distributed appropriately to players. This process was implemented as a result of a recent audit of the South Orange County APA Players Fund.)

Membership Cards

When players pay their annual membership dues, they receive a Welcome Kit mailed to them directly from the APA National Office. Membership cards, however, are sent to the League Office and are distributed to players either in person, in weekly team packets or in the mail to team captains.

If you have not received your membership card, please contact the League Office. If you have not received your Membership Kit in the mail, please ensure the League Office has your current mailing address, as well as cell phone number and email address to receive electronic messages regarding upcoming events and other reminders.

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Rule of the Month 


The Home team picks which table and cue ball to use. You must use the same equipment for the remainder of the matches, unless tables are split.

Shorties (short cues) can be used in situations where obstacles affect certain shots, but cannot be used for jumping.

Refer to "Equipment" from the South Orange County APA Bylaws.

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(c) 2010 South Orange County APA