On Jan 19, the Phoenix chapter of the Amateur Pool Tour (TAP) announced the assignment of a new manager over league play and administration, and will represent the league owners who currently reside in another state. This new manager is dedicated league player Jerry Rollins, and he has been tasked with running the day to day operations for the Phoenix TAP league.
Press Release, Peggy Mallen, Jan. 19:
TO: Current and Previous Phoenix TAP Players
Hello everyone (Peggy here!)…there has been many changes that have taken place with the Phoenix TAP Pool League over the past year. I am writing to update you on the most recent developments.
PHOENIX TAP IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
What does this mean? It means that one of Phoenix TAP's dedicated players, Jerry Rollins, has taken over the day-to-day operations of the league as League Director. In addition...I will be partnering with him to help strengthen the league and bring back the fun and excitement of league night. Robert is also available; however, his involvement is limited since he spends most of his time with our other businesses.
Sheri Elliott is still the owner of the league and will be based out of her home town in Arkansas. With her support, Jerry has full responsibility of the Phoenix franchise. Jerry’s credentials for corporate management is impeccable and I am convinced he has the skills to give the TAP league the boost it needs. He’s also a pretty good player and a super nice guy!
The TAP organization offers a league option that is positioned between other leagues. Generally speaking, APA offers the novice player a great, fun product to get them started – where there is a factor in place to make them excited about making balls. The BCA, again generally speaking, is a wonderful product for the more experience player.
TAP incorporates many of the BCA rules along with a handicap system to even out the playing field. The scoring is involved, but with the new scoring app “RUNOUTAPPS”, TAP is making it easier (and more fun) to keep score and get instant results. (This App is ready for iPhones and IPads – Android coming in September.) TAP teams also have the opportunity to win a trip to the Nationals with their airfare, hotel and entry fee paid.
Phoenix TAP is back on track and if you’d like to speak to me, I’m at my usual number (602) 268-6067. However, Jerry, the league director, is at (480) 600-3245 and is currently working with all divisions for the Spring 2014 session (see division list below).
For current TAP players, sign-up sheets for next session will be in your packets this week. It's very important that you let us know if your team will be returning. For those of you who took a session off, now is a great time to get back since...The Spring session is the final session to qualify for the Dallas, Nationals in 2014.
SPRING 2014 DIVISIONS – starts February 18-19-20
• Div. A – 9’, in-house – Skip & Jan’s
• Div. N – 9’, in-house – Main Street Billiards
• Div. C – 9’, in-house – BullShooter’s (Money Division)
• Div. K – 7’, in-house – Skip & Jan’s
• Div. P – 9’, in-house – Skip & Jan’s
• Div. B – 9’, in-house – Skip & Jan’s
• Div. G – 7’, in-house – Skip & Jan’s
• Spring sign-up for new players is scheduled for February 12 at 7 p.m. at Skip & Jan’s.
• Fall Titleholders will be held on March 8 and 9 at Skip & Jan’s.
• TAP Nationals for 2014 will be held in Dallas, TX on Nov. 13-16.
I hope this communication with you clears the air...TAP isn't going anywhere...we're here to provide pool players a great organized league experience and I look forward to visiting with all of you once again!
About the Phoenix TAP:
T.A.P. of Greater Phoenix, LLC offers billiard players in the Phoenix Metropolitan area the optimum league format for all skill levels. The league currently has travel and in-house divisions in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, Glendale, Avondale, Peoria, Goodyear, and Apache Junction.
The Association for Pool (T.A.P) is a National organization offering one of the most accurate league handicap scoring systems available, and a "call pocket," ," 8 ball format. In addition, players have the opportunity to play in the Nationals each year, in October or November. This is a "traveling" National event.