Early 80’s Busch Pool League Meucci

deadnutz

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Here’s one I’ve never seen and it might be a one off. It’s similar to the 80-3 and has a bit of the 80-7 mixed in but doesn’t match either. Obviously made for the Busch Pool League which eventually became the APA. I’m putting a date of around 1980 on it due to the matching Meucci tough love case. Very cool combo and after extensive searches online I can’t find another like it. If anyone has any insight I’d appreciate it.
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Here’s one I’ve never seen and it might be a one off. It’s similar to the 80-3 and has a bit of the 80-7 mixed in but doesn’t match either. Obviously made for the Busch Pool League which eventually became the APA. I’m putting a date of around 1980 on it due to the matching Meucci tough love case. Very cool combo and after extensive searches online I can’t find another like it. If anyone has any insight I’d appreciate it.View attachment 561447
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Contact Budget Billiards. Run by Bob's daughter and the place for the archive stuff. https://www.budgetcues.com/archive/index.htm
 

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APA has been the parent company from the start. Busch was the first major sponsor for APA. Then it became Bud Light. In areas like NY, it had to be called APA because NY laws forbid liquor or tobacco advertising. When I started with APA (1990) there was a law in NY that said a bar/tavern could not have more than one pool table. How crazy is that? It made growing the league tougher on some NY LO's. Several American cue companies made cues/cases for APA over the years....McDermott, Brunswick, Meucci and Viking were some I remember. These were low line inexpensive cues that were given away as APA league incentives, and tournament prizes (some were given out at the national tournament).

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Dead Money

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APA has been the parent company from the start. Busch was the first major sponsor for APA. Then it became Bud Light. In areas like NY, it had to be called APA because NY laws forbid liquor or tobacco advertising. When I started with APA (1990) there was a law in NY that said a bar/tavern could not have more than one pool table. How crazy is that? It made growing the league tougher on some NY LO's. Several American cue companies made cues/cases for APA over the years....McDermott, Brunswick, Meucci and Viking were some I remember. These were low line inexpensive cues that were given away as APA league incentives, and tournament prizes (some were given out at the national tournament).

Scott Lee
2019 PBIA Instructor of the Year
Director, SPF National Pool School Tour
Thanks for the info. Some of that is new to me.
 

Maxx

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That’s cool, it has the old pill bumper Huebler used.
I remember when the Bush league started here. The regional operators were a married couple that ended up getting divorced a couple of years after the league started. During the contentious divorce it became public how much they were making off the league and people were pissed. Still no local APA here!
 

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That’s cool, it has the old pill bumper Huebler used.
I remember when the Bush league started here. The regional operators were a married couple that ended up getting divorced a couple of years after the league started. During the contentious divorce it became public how much they were making off the league and people were pissed. Still no local APA here!
Eva & Floyd? lol

What's up with this cue? Did you ever hit up Budget Billiards Archive and if so, what's their story?


It's a cool cue. Far from pristine though.
 
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