Honey Brook resident, Kasey Hoffman, to compete in the 2014 National Poll Championships

Kasey Hoffman of Honey Brook, Pa., qualified for the American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 2014 9-Ball Shootout by winning in regional competition on March 2 in Baltimore, Md. Hoffman will join amateur poolplayers from throughout North America to compete in the world’s most rewarding 9-Ball singles championship-cash and prizes totaling $150,000 are guaranteed to be awarded.

Hoffman is a member of the APA and participates in weekly League play at Schoolhouse Inn. ?The APA conducts the 9-Ball Shootout annually. APA members who compete in the 9-Ball Shootout become eligible by entering and winning a local qualifying tournament. Local winners advance to the regional level where they compete in one of three skill level tiers. ?Regional winners from each skill level tier advance to the national event where they compete with others within their skill level category. Three Champions-one from each of the three skill level tiers-will be crowned at the national event being held in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel & Casino May 3-4.

Last year, more than 9,000 9-Ball shooters qualified to play in the regional event. All players pay a one-time entry fee of $20.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. More than 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball League play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year-the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship-that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually. In 2010, the APA National Team Championships were recognized by Guinness World Records as the “world’s largest pool tournament.”

The APA and its National Championships are sponsored by Pool Dawg, Aramith and Action Cues.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Denise at 717-368-

5928 or by email at denisemeighen@apaleagues.com. Or you can visit the official APA website at poolplayers.com.