USA Pool League Expands into New England
USA Pool League Expands into New England
The USA Pool League has landed upon the New England shores. Under the Management of pool veterans Roy Pastor, Walter Zincavage, Alex Alpert and Jon Furey, starting this fall players can participate in the much buzzed about USA Pool League in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Pastor and Zincavage will manage the New England USAPL in the following areas: Hampden, Worchester, Middlesex, Essex and Norfolk counties in Massachusetts, and in Harford, Tolland and New Haven counties in Connecticut. While Alpert and Furey will manage the Boston USA Pool League which encompasses Suffolk, Bristol and Plymouth counties in Massachusetts, Rockingham county in New Hampshire and Providence and Kent counties in Rhode Island. All four, Pastor, Zincavage, Alpert and Furey, bring a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge both in pool and in business to their USA Pool League territories.
Pastor, resides in Harvard Massachusetts where he is a partner in the law firm of Lorden, Pastor & Lilly P.C. An accredited Advanced Level BCA Instructor, Pastor is a principal at the American Academy of Billiard and Cue Sports where he has designed classes for players of all ages and skill levels. The Academy is one of five Billiard Training Facilities accredited by the Billiard Congress of America.
Since 2001 Pastor has operated a much heralded junior youth program. He also coaches young cueists for the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships. Pastor also participates as a special guest instructor in a high school honors physics class on one of the schools two pool tables and is a frequently requested speaker on “the art and science” of billiards for area Rotary, Lions Clubs and other civic and social organizations.
Currently, Pastor sits as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Billiard Education Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to promote education and leadership among the youth through billiards; is a member of the board of advisors of Break and Run Billiards LLC.; and is a member of the Board of Directors for J.U.M.P. Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation Focusing on developing leadership skills among young adults and teens through outdoor activities. Pastor is also a past member of the membership committee of the Billiard Congress of America.
Assisting Pastor with the New England USAPL is Walter Zincavage. He is a BCA Master Level instructor and has been active in the BCA Instructors Program since 2000. Zincavage currently serves on the Instructors Program Committee. In addition to teaching at the American Academy of Billiard and Cue Sports, Zincavage has taught a pocket billiards course at the University of Connecticut, organized several tournaments and delivered workshops to groups in the New England area.
Also starting up this fall in the upper north east is Alex Alpert and Jon Furey with the Boston USA Pool League. Both Alpert and Furey are from Southborough, MA. Alpert owns and operates Gilbert and Becker Co., Inc. a roof and sheet metal company in the Boston area. Furey is a CPA and owns Furey Insurance Agency in Winchester, MA. Both Alpert and Furey have 10 years of league play experience. In the past couple of years, Alpert has become a hobbyist cue maker.
“Earlier this year, about the same time our pool team needed to forfeit our league playoffs because they were scheduled over a holiday weekend; Roy Pastor approached us with the idea of bringing the USA Pool League to New England. The local leagues that we had played before never seemed to put the players first. When we learned about the USAPL, it was clear they put the players first. We were impressed with the handicap system and the payback to the players. We look forward to growing the USA Pool League throughout the New England area,” Alpert said about his decision to become a USA Pool League Manager.
The USAPL is unlike any other national league in the United States. Player benefits include: no player membership fees, national “Fairplay” handicap system, paid local cash and prizes, and players have an opportunity to enter the national championships directly without having to qualify through local or regional events.
Additionally, USAPL members are offered a wide array of player discounts from some of the largest and most notable groups in the industry, including Mueller Recreational Products, McDermott Cues, Billiards Digest and Diamond Billiard Products.
For specific information about the New England USAPL visit www.neusapoolleague.com, call (978) 660-9617 (Massachusetts and New Hampshire) or (860) 990-1247 (Connecticut). For information about the Boston USAPL visit www.bostonusapl.com, call (617) 433-7665 or (401) 484-1197. Both can also be found on Facebook, search for New England USA Pool League and Boston USA Pool League.
CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the U.S. Open One Pocket Championship and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.