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Question National Amateur Pool Association (NAPA) - 10-03-2010, 08:58 PM

Does anybody play in or know anything about this league?


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10-03-2010, 10:02 PM

Do you mean the National Amateur Pool League (NAPL)?

http://www.napleague.com/about.html
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10-03-2010, 10:26 PM

No. Forgot the link, sorry. http://www.napaplayers.com


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10-04-2010, 01:50 PM

Are you looking to join a league, organize a league in your area, or league shopping?


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Are you looking to join a league, organize a league in your area, or league shopping?
Neither. I just ran across the site & never heard anything about them. Their format does look interesting though, so I was curious as if anyone is playing in it or heard anything about it. Looks like a new establishment to me.


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10-04-2010, 10:21 PM

Sounds to me like they are trying to copy Mark Griffin's USA Pool League. They make an awful lot of big promises, for a brand new organization. For example, how much are fees to play, and what is the specific payback (since they are touting payback as a big benefit). National Championship where, when, and paid for to get there, or not. Lots of unanswered questions from looking at the site. Who knows...it could be legit. I'd guess they have way less than 100 teams nationwide (and probably more like 50), as of now. We'll see what happens.

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10-05-2010, 12:17 AM

My thoughts pretty much as well Scott, as to why I was curious because I have never seen that before.


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11-23-2010, 11:34 PM

I recently purchased a license with NAPA this month for 2 Ohio Counties, and I must say they have solved some many key frustrations that taunt members of other National Amateur League Organizations.

One of which is score keeping. Very Simple. Wins/Losses with calculations on how you beat the person in skill level determined race. Skill Levels range from 0-100+, and as other skilled games other than pool, you're skill level will change every match you play. No innings or ball counting. THANK FREAKING GOD!

There is no annual or perpetual sanction fee's. Once you play your first match and pay that night's league dues, you're a lifetime member with online obtainable statistics for ever.

LO requirements are very straight forward.. $.50 to NAPA, $2.50 retained by the LO for local prize money. $5.00 min per week per player required. So at worst, LO grosses $2.00 per player per week. But nightly league dues typically are $6 to $7 a night per player so this gross number could be higher in certain places. And many LO's will put 50% of the gross for trophies/shirts/ administrative costs typically, unless they're behind on their mortgage. (j/k)

$500.00 per county licensing fee, with a very clean straightforward contract.

They only offer a National Singles Championship at the moment which will be held this Memorial Day Weekend 2011 in Hot Springs, AK.. They are hoping for a National Team Event in 2012, and I'm sure this depends on how well the league does in the next 12 months. Vegas? Atlantic City?

Another key element in their movement is to eliminate the dragged out regional or national qualifier tournaments a LO holds in other organizations, A frustration that has the attention of many weary amateur players across the board.

NAPA Leagues will be the most affordable to date, and more profitable for the LO at the same time.

What's also crazy, is they take care of all the score-keeping. Enabling the LO to concentrate on their licensed areas and easily promote the league. What a great idea to utilize the technologies that other organizations are not using today!

I'm part of the team.. So I will be personally adding the the success of the league. I think they have a very good concept that could rapidly succeed other leagues in an area just because they eliminate many current frustrations. As we all know how small the pool playing community is, we will be seeing a lot more about NAPA Leagues in the near future.

Zach Goldsmith, LO
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I hate leagues. Just play a tournament!
  
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11-23-2010, 11:43 PM

I like league. It's like a tournament, just over a 12 week period. Great comradary with friends. Plus you get the travel around the area and meet new faces.

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I recently purchased a license with NAPA this month for 2 Ohio Counties, and I must say they have solved some many key frustrations that taunt members of other National Amateur League Organizations....

Zach Goldsmith, LO
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Zack,

The website was not really clear on format from what I could tell, could you help me understand the format for 8 ball and 9 ball.

Is it a match format (ie., race to X versus same person) or round robin format; everyone plays each other from the other team?

If a match format, what are the races to in 8-ball and 9-ball?

How many people play each night?

I looked at the website but really couldn't find answers to these questions.

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11-24-2010, 08:23 AM

Here is the actual link to the site. I guess that was a looking for LO's site lol. The league does look pretty good on paper, best of luck to them.

http://www.napaleagues.com


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11-24-2010, 01:36 PM

JDB, They offer 8,9,and 10 ball formats with either 3,4,or 5 man teams. As most organizations you can apply your local by-laws and allow 3 substitutes on the roster, traditionally.

Match formats are a race format with the same person each night., Races can be as high as a 8-2 race, depending on skill level differences..

3,4, or 5 matches each night depending on the LO who runs their area. I'm pretty sure many territories will run the 5 person format.

All formats use the same score keeping format. I'll add a sample score sheet to this reply.

Hope this helps.

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Zack,

The website was not really clear on format from what I could tell, could you help me understand the format for 8 ball and 9 ball.

Is it a match format (ie., race to X versus same person) or round robin format; everyone plays each other from the other team?

If a match format, what are the races to in 8-ball and 9-ball?

How many people play each night?

I looked at the website but really couldn't find answers to these questions.

Thanks for your help.
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