TAP RALLY in the VALLEY
The first day of the TAP agenda was a National Meeting with an impressive attendance of licensees, as it was standing room only. This meeting was conducted by Founder, President and CEO Loyd Schonter, covering all details of the present and the future drive for TAP. It is very understandable that most discussions in this room were confidential and for only the TAP family however I am sure the Billiard Industry will be more than impressed with where he is leading the TAP Organization. TAP proudly announced a new relationship at this meeting with McDermott Cues which was attended by their Representatives Larry Liebl Executive Vice President and Jayme Cernika Customer Service and Special Events Manager. They introduced their impressive line to the TAP family. McDermott also contributed $10,000.00 in cues and other McDermott products to the Rally in the Valley events in addition to this they had their Instructor nearby demonstrating the abilities of their cue line.
While the National meeting was coming to an end the TAP Singles event was kicking off with record breaking registrations in all brackets. 7 handicap singles had 36 players, 6 singles with 64 players, 5 singles with 80 players, 4 singles with 77 players and the 2 and 3 singles had 42 players. At 8 am on Friday March 9th, the 8-ball and for the first time the 9-Ball “Dream Team Events” kicked off totaling 176 eight person teams. This was another record breaking event for team counts. As always at TAP events keeping you warmed up is a must, so the minis ran in the evening of each day to make sure your game stayed in tune. Then Sunday March 11th brought the final rounds only to close up another historical event leaving the TAP player with memories and conversation that will be with them for years to come. A room once filled with players from across the United States and Canada is left with only the footprints of the TAP Pool Player. And as each year goes by that foot print is getting bigger and bigger.
For the first time in many years, TAP also had another presence at the expo with a TAP sales and information booth. This also saw heavy activity throughout the entire weekend. People interested in TAP got to see firsthand the new innovations that TAP has done to their handicapping system known as Pool-Net and all of the features that no other league can provide to their members. Prospective TAP licensees were amazed at what they saw and how user friendly the system is. Many times during the weekend people were often heard saying, “That’s cool or Talk about Tech Savvy”.
On behalf of all of us here at TAP, we would like to congratulate Allen Hopkins on a job well done and as is customary here at TAP when a licensee does well….Allen, you and your staff get a huge “Atta Boy” from TAP!!
We would also like to Thank All of our Staff and Volunteers for once again making this TAP Event a huge success. Thus showing “One Team, One Goal” truly is our Family motto.
Let us not forget McDermott Cues, we are looking forward to our new relationship and happy to have them as a part of the TAP Family.
Over $107,000 was paid out with the singles events paid back at 100%.
Results of all events are as follows:
Dream Team event (8 ball)
Photos by Ricky Bryant Promotions
1ST PLACE POLISH FALCONS LAUREL HIGHLANDS PA
2ND PLACE BELLY HOOKED MISSOURI
3RD PLACE GEO’S FINEST LAUREL HIGHLANDS PA
4TH PLACE NORTHCOAST ROCKS NORTHCOAST TAP OH
5TH HAMMERTIME BEAVER VALLEY PA
6TH ROCK SOLID TAP NH
7TH DREAM KILLAZ NORTHCOAST TAP OH
8TH WHISKEY ALPHA WA
1ST PLACE STROKIN & SMOKIN JERSEY BOYS NJ
2ND PLACE COLOR OF MONEY CANADA
3RD PLACE JULIE’S CAFÉ KEYSTONE TAP PA
4TH PLACE SHARKIEZ 2 OH ALDRICH
BEST OF THE REST
1ST PLACE BAZINGA MID ATLANTIC VA
2ND PLACE 16 BALLS KEYSTONE TAP PA
3RD PLACE OUR COACH WENT SHOPPING KEY TAP PA
4TH PLACE PORTAGE MOOSE LAUREL HIGHLAND PA
9 BALL DREAM TEAM EVENT RALLY 2012
1ST PLACE SMOKIN 9’S – KEYSTONE TAP PA
2ND PLACE DEEZ NUTS – JERSEY TAP NJ
3RD PLACE IN THE SPOTLIGHT – KEYSTONE TAP PA
4TH PLACE T.D.A. – BEAVER VALLEY TAP PA
BEST OF REST
1ST PLACE COLOR OF MONEY – CANADA
2ND PLACE KEYSTONE KUEBALLERS KEYSTONE TAP PA
SINGLES 8 BALL CHAMPIONS
2/3 HANDICAP…Amanda Karrip – Saginaw, MI
4 HANDICAP….Jamie Spiker – Frostburg MD.
5 HANDICAP….Kevin Karas – Pittsburgh PA
6 HANDICAP….Elias Nassif – Plantation FL
7 HANDICAP….Tommy Najar – Kennesaw GA