THE APPA WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 2 2014 WITH THE 8 BALL KICKOFF SEPTEMBER 13,2014 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.   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 2014-2015 SATELLITE LIST: BEEZERS-RUSSLEVILLE,POPS PLACE-JUDSONIA, THE BILLIARD CLUB LLC-MOUNTAIN HOME,VINNIES-MOUNTAIN VIEW, SHOOTERS-TEXARKANA, HILLS-EL DORADO,THE TIMBERS-NASHVILLE, THE RAB-CONWAY AND WILL BE HITTING ROAD TO TRY TO FIND NEW SATELLITES IN HOT SPRINGS FAYETTEVILLE FORT SMITH AND IN LITTLE ROCK AREA. THE APPA BOARD HAS VOTED ON THE CONCEPT TO GO WITH A BOARD CONSISTING OF PRESIDENT-LYNN SMITH, VICE-PRESDENT-JUSTIN WRAY, SECRETARY-RONALD RUNYAN, TREASURER-KENNY RIDGEWAY, WEBMASTER-BOB NUNLEY AND A REPRESENTIVE FROM EACH SATELLITE. THIS IS FOR PURPOSE TO INCLUDE SATELLITE IN BOARD DECESIONS AS THEY AFFECT HOW WE DO THINGS.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 AS CONDITIONS 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 C DIV-QUINTIN COLLINS B DIV.-CHANCE TIDWELL, A DIV.-EARNEST JONES 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 A GREAT YEAR OUR 31TH IN APPA  AS WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP OF POOL PLAYERS AND ONE THE FINEST ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COUNTRY.ALSO LOOKING TO START NEW BCAPL WITH 3 PLAYER TEAMS IN EACH SATELLITE WITH AT LEAST 4 TEAMS PER SATELLITE TO RUN 15 WEEKS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR BCAPL NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN JULY 22-AUGUST 1,2015 YOU CAN CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT: nineball71854@netscape.net or by cell phone: 903-556-6595 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 2014-2015  Lynn Smith President of APPA. ON ANOTHER NOTE WE HAVE STARTED a facebook group page that will have a link on our new website. This page is for ARKANSAS POOLPLAYERS ASSOCIATION  MEMBERS AND FEEL FREE TO POST AS YOU WANT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE WAS TO PROMOTE OUR TOURNAMENTS AND NEWS AND WAS NOT MEANT TO BE VENDETTA AGAINST OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OR BUSINESS. SOMETIMES THINGS GET BLOWED OUT OF PROPORTION AND THINGS HAPPEN IN THE HEAT OF MOMENT. NO ONE ENTITY CAN CONTROL EVERYTHING AND WAS NOT MEANT TO TRY. IF REGUARDLESS OF FEELINGS OR PRIDE. WE MAKE MISTAKES AND HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM. THIS PAST WEEK KYLE HURLEY WROTE ON MY FACEBOOK THAT MIN A COUPLE YEARS THAT HE WOULD HAVE NOWHERE TO PLAY. AND IT MADE ME REFLECTMOST OF THE POOL HALLS AND RECREATION CENTERS AND OTHER PLACES FOR YOUNG PLAYERS HAS GONE AWAY. IF WE LET OUR PRIDE OR SELFISHNESS WE AS A GROUP LOSE NOT JUST OURSELVES. REMEMBER THIS AS WE GO FORWARD TO THANK THE GAME ROOM OWNERS AND BAR OWNERS AND THE PEOPLE THAT RUN ALL THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS BCA,VNEA, TAP, APA NAPA AND OTHER LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY REGARDLESS OF YOUR THOUGHTS OR DISLIKES BECAUSE IF THEY GO AWAY THESE PLACES TO PLAY AND HAVE A SUCESSFUL ORGANIZATION FOR POOL WILL CEASE TO EXIST. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SPECIAL GREAT JOB TO THE APA TEAM FROM JACKSONVILLE-CABOT THAT JUST WON THE APA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP WITH MIKE CORDELL A PAST 9 BALL STATE APPA CHAMPION ON THE TEAM. AGAIN IF I HAVE OFFENDED YOU OR ANYONE THAT HAS PLAYED IN THE APPA  I DO APOLOGIZE . AND PLEASE DON' T QUIT PLAYING BECAUSE OF ME . IF YOU DO THAT WE ALL LOSE. AND IN THESE TOUGH TIMES WE NEED TO WIN. SO HOPE I WILL SEE YOU AT A SATELLITE SOMEWHERE OR A TOURNAMENT.  THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SOUND OFF BUT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT.HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON THANKS LYNN SMITH