THE APPA WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 1 2013 WITH THE 8 BALL KICKOFF SEPTEMBER 21,2013 AT BEEZERS 11 AM SIGNUP DEADLINE WITH $20 ENTRY FEE ALL PLAYERS MUST BE MEMBERS WITH A MEMBERSHIP FEE OF $10 FOR UNDER 21 AND $20 FOR OVER 21.THE SCHEDULE IS POSTED ON WEBSITE. THE NEW WEBSITE WILL HOPEFULLY BE UP AND OPERATIONAL BY NEXT MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS ADDED. IT SHOULD NOT BE DOWN BUT BRIEFLY GOING FROM OLD TO NEW WEBSITE HOWEVER YOU MAY WANT TO COPY YOU CALENDAR BECAUSE YOU MIGHT NOT BE TO ACCESS NEXT WEEKEND BRIEFLY The APPA board met Saturday August 24 with Lynn Smith,Kenny Ridgeway,Greg Garrett, Justin Wray and Alternate Richard Harland PRESENT Along With our Sponsor BOB SCHMIDT OF JONES BROS. The number one thing voted on was installment of 4 division play and tweaking some handicaps. As always if you felt you were unjustly penalized for your raise of handicap with 6 none in the money finishes you may petition the board to be lowered  back down and as always at any time you can volunteer to be raised back up. Also during 8 ball and 10 ball season each satellite will be required to have at least one 8 ball and one 10 ball. The game that you will be playing at each satellitte will be tweaked on the online calendar. If an owner thinks that he or she may have more participation by having one game or the other they have the option to do as they see fit for their business.In other words during 8 ball and 10 ball as long as they meet requirement of 1 of each they have right to choose the game for their tournament. Also looks like we will be on track to have new website up by 1st of September. Until then continue to use calendar site on old one. The address will be same just it will be new look.Here are 2013-2014 SATELLITE LIST: BEEZERS-RUSSLEVILLE,KROME-NORTH LITTLE ROCK,BIG DANS-BENTON,POPS PLACE-JUDSONIA,SNACK&RACK-STRAWBERRY,GOLD STAR-NEWPORT, LEES-MOUNTAIN HOME, THE BILLIARD CLUB LLC-MOUNTAIN HOME,VINNIES-MOUNTAIN VIEW, SHOOTERS-TEXARKAN, HILLS-EL DORADO, THE CRABAPPLE CLUB-CALION OR EL DORADO.ALSO IT WAS VOTED ON TO KEEP ALTERNATING BREAK FOR ALL GAMES. HOWEVER DUE TO CHANGE IN RULES AT BCA THIS YEAR 9 BALL WAS MADE WILD AT ALL TIMES SO AT KICKOFF WE WILL VOTE ON THIS AGAIN. ALSO SOME SATELLITES HAVE CHANGED ENTRY FEES FOR TOURNAMENTS FOR VARIOUS REASONS SO NOTE THAT ON CALENDAR AS WELL ASCONDITIONS OF TOURNAMENT SUCH AS SOME ARE NOT OPEN TO ANYONE AND AS WELL NOTE THAT THE GAME COULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED.ALSO PLAQUES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS 3 PLAQUES FOR EACH 8 BALL AND 9BALL. THERE WILL BE WINNER ONLY PLAQUE FOR 1 POCKET 10 BALL, AND BANKS UNTIL PARTICIPATION IS UP IN THESE EVENTS. ALSO IN  SCOTCH DOUBLES THERE WILL BE ONLY 2 PLAQUES PER TEAM. ALSO AT KICKOFF MEETING THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION OF PLAYER OF YEAR, JR QUALIFIERS OF WHICH THEY WILL BE 2 FOR 18AND UNDER, AND BCA TEAM CONCEPT WITH 3 PLAYER TEAMS. CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY AND MAY.ALSO OUR PLAYER OF YEAR FROM LAST YEAR IN B DIV.-KYLE HURLEY, A DIV.-BILLY HURLEY AND MASTERS JEFF TURNEY WILL RECEIVE FREE MEMBERSHIP THIS YEAR. ALSO IF YOU PLAY IN 40 TOURNAMENTS OR MORE YOU WILL RECEIVE PAID ENTRY AT HAROLD SCHMIDT AND OUR SPONSOR JONES BROS HAS INCREASED OUR FUNDING TO $1000 THIS YEAR. REMEMBER THEM IF YOU HAVE NEEDS FOR TABLES AND POOL ACCESSORIES   LOOKING FORORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR OUR 30TH IN APPA  AS WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP OF POOL PLAYERS AND ONE THE FINEST ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COUNTRY. YOU CAN CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT: or by cell phone: 870-331-1946 or by text at same number. As the fact that I work graveyard 11pm-8am Sunday -Thurs. In some cases when you call I might not pickup at that time but I will get back to you. However by email I check at least twice daily. Thanks to all of you because we could not do this without you and hope to see you all at a satellite in 2013-2014  Lynn Smith President of APPA.1