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This Weekend we are at Big Dog Billiards in Des Moines, IA with the MPA Christmas party.

We should have around 26 tables between Valley and Diamonds. So we should be able to handle a pretty good crowd.

The MPA Christmas party is always a good time with lots of Christmas stuff to be given away. This one you do not want to miss.






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Upcoming Tournaments
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Biff's Sport Bar
$1500 Added at Biff's
Sat, Dec 27, 2014
MPA Mid-Holidays 8-Ball Singles at Biff's Sports Bar
$1,500 Added 8-Ball on 7-foot Diamond Tables
Doors Open at 10 a.m.. Noon Start
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 12:00 PM - Check In starts at 10:00 AM.
Saturday Singles 8-Ball - 5 Divisions: M/AA-$50, A-$40, B-$30, C-$30
Mid-Holiday Party Giveaways on Saturday during the 8-ball event!!!
Food & Drink Specials all day and night!!!
Tournaments for ALL ABILITIES!!! Women encouraged to participate.

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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CR's Sports Bar



Tournament Flyer
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$6,000 Added Upper Midwest Bar Table Shootout
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 - Sun, Jan 18, 2015
4th Annual Upper Midwest Bar Table Shootout
Friday - Singles 8-Ball - 5 Divisions: Masters-$90, AA-$70, A-$60, B-$50, C-$50
Singles Play will begin Friday at 10 a.m. and continue through the day/night.
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Saturday - 5-Person Team 8-Ball - $250/team entry
Team Play will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. and finish on Sunday
Player meetings will be at Two Stooges on both days.
Play will be at both Two Stooges and CR's Sports Bar. 50 Diamond Tables to play on!!!
No Credit Cards will be accepted after October 14, 2014

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
Two Stooges Sport Bar & Grill
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Northern Lights Casino



Tournament Flyer
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$10,000 Added at Northern Lights Casino
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 - Sun, Jan 25, 2015
$10,000 Added Singles 9-Ball, Singles 8-Ball, and 5-Person Team Tournament
January 21-25, 2015 at Northern Lights Casino & Hotel - Walker, MN
$2,000 Added 9-Ball Singles - Starts at 8 pm on Wednesday night. 2 Divisions
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 08:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 08:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 08:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
$4,000 Added Singles 8-Ball: Starts @ 8 pm on Thursday night. 5 Divisions: Master, AA, A, B, C
$4,000 Added 5-Person Team 8-Ball: Starts Friday @ 8 pm. Handicapped Format.
All play will be on 7-foot Valley tables with Red Circle Cue Ball.
Get your Hotel reserved today!!! Call 1-800-252-PLAY and ask for the Pool Tournament Block
Make your hotel reservations early - limited room block onsite. See you there!!!
There will be a $10.00 late fee for registrations received after January 16, 2015
No Credit Cards will be accepted after January 19, 2015

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Rum River Pool league
Luck of the Draw Scotch Doubles
Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Sidelines Bar & Grill - Cambridge, MN
Luck of the Draw Scotch Doubles 8-Ball
10 a.m. to 11:30 sign-up. Draw at 11:30. Noon Start
$20/player entry - includes green fee.
Double elimination - League Rules
Field is limited to 64 players (32 teams), so sign up early!!
No Master or AA players.
To register online, go to www.rumriverpoolleague.com

This is a MPA Sponsored tournament. You Do Not need to a MPA Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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MOMA



Tournament Flyer
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2014-2015 MOMA State Pool Tournament
Thu, Feb 05, 2015 - Sun, Feb 08, 2015
35th Annual MOMA STATE POOL TOURNAMENT
Mini tournaments galore
Open Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master/AA/A/B/C - Entry $30.00    
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master/AA/A - Entry $60.00     B/C - Entry $50.00    
Women Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master/AA/A/B/C - Entry $50.00    
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master - Entry $125.00     AA - Entry $90.00     A - Entry $80.00     B - Entry $70.00     C - Entry $70.00    
Women Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master - Entry $90.00     AA - Entry $80.00     A - Entry $70.00     B - Entry $70.00    
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 06:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master/AA - Entry $375.00     A - Entry $280.00     B - Entry $280.00    
Women Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 06:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
AA - Entry $220.00     A - Entry $220.00    
On Site sign-up for Scotch Double and 9 Ball on Friday afternoon
Watch for more information

This Tournament is for MOMA members ONLY! Signup through your League Provider.
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
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Grand Falls Casino Resort
$10,000 Added at Grand Falls Casino
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 - Sun, Mar 08, 2015
$10,000 Added Singles 9-Ball, Singles 8-Ball, and 5-Person Team Tournament
March 4-8, 2015 at Grand Falls Casino - Larchwood, IA
$2,000 Added 9-Ball Singles - Starts at 7 pm on Wednesday night. 2 Divisions
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
$4,000 Added Singles 8-Ball: Starts @ 7 pm on Thursday night. 5 Divisions: Master, AA, A, B, C
$4,000 Added 5-Person Team 8-Ball: Starts Friday @ 7 pm. Handicapped Format.
All play will be on 7-foot Valley tables with Red Circle Cue Ball.
Get your Hotel reserved today!!! Call 712-777-7777 and ask for the Pool Tournament Block

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Black Bear Casino Resort
2014-15 MPA Championships
Wed, Apr 08, 2015 - Sun, Apr 12, 2015
2014-15 MPA Championships at Black Bear Casino - Carlton, MN
Open to all MPA-Sanctioned Players - Must be MPA Sanctioned to Play in this one!
First Place Team - $10,000 Guaranteed!!!
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Master/AA/A - Entry $60.00     B/C - Entry $50.00    
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Master - Entry $90.00     AA - Entry $70.00     A - Entry $60.00     B - Entry $50.00     C - Entry $50.00    
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 05:00 PM.
Master/AA/A/B/C - Entry $250.00    
9-Ball Singles starts @ 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8th
8-Ball Singles starts @ 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th
5-Person 8-Ball Team starts @ 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10th
Get your Hotel reserved today!!! Call 218-878-BEAR and ask for the Pool Tournament Block
This will be the LARGEST event in MPA History - You don't want to miss this one!!!

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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A word about credit cards.

I have had some complaints about the 5% service charge we put on credit card usage.

Credit cards are a lot of work! But they are also a convience for the players, particularily the Canadian players.

I have attempted to put notices and even line items for the charge, so it is clear, before you click the button to charge the event on your card.

If you call me to do this on the phone I attempt to make that charge clear, however, if we get off on some conversation topic I may forget, and I am sorry if you were not aware of the service charge.

I don't like this service charge, but if we were to remove it we would have to raise the entry on all players, 2-5 dollars for singles and $15 for teams just to cover the overhead for accepting credit cards for some of the players.

So if the service charge is worth the 5%, please use it. If not, send us a check.

Credit Card Policy

It seems like all I do is make comments about credit cards. They are a real convenience for a lot of players so we want to continue taking them.

For the most part I haven't had much trouble other than people forgetting that NorSoft Consulting does the credit cards and that is what shows up on the statement.

There has been several incedents where players have tried to get the charges reversed. Well this is a pain since I need to get receipts and send them to bank, not to mention the forms that accompany them.

The thing that these incedents all have in common is that they were using someone elses credit card. SO this year the name and billing address for the credit card being used will need to match the name and address we have on file for the player. The only way you will be able to get around this is to call us with the credit card information and explain why the names do not match.

When you get a minute.

So if you are an individual or a league operator make sure you understand the sanctioning rules for the upcoming by reading the 2014-2015 League Operators Manual.

Finally

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