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The 2014-2015 Finals will be at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota!

Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 11, 2015

This year the Finals will be Sponsored by CR sports bar and they will be doing the catering for this event, which is great!

This is the finals for the 2014-2015 season and you will need to be sanctioned for Last season. Everyone that was sanctioned for the 2014-2015 season has had their sanctions extended to October 31, 2015. So you will not be able to sanction for the 2015-2016 until November 1, 2015.

Remember to be eligible for this tournament you need to play in a MPA Sanctioned league or have played 2 MPA (8 ball singles, we can not determine your rating from 9-ball or Team events) tournaments. If you have already played in one 8 ball singles event, you can play in the CR's tournament on September 19, 2015 and qualify. You will still need to be sanctioned for the 2014-2015 season which ends on October 31, 2015.

So we have a warmup on Saturday, September 19 at CR's, Which is also the 2015-2016 kickoff. I hope we see everyone there.





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Upcoming Tournaments
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CR's Sports Bar
MPA Season Opener at CR's Sports Bar
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
$1,500 Added MPA Season Opener at CR's Sports Bar - Coon Rapids
Saturday, September 19th. Doors Open at 10 am. Play begins at Noon Sharp
8-Ball on 7-foot Diamond Tables - Double Elimination
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 12:00 PM - Check In starts at 10:00 AM.
If we get a large attendance, we may have to move a division to another location.
Four Divisions: Master/AA-$50, A-$40, B-$30, C-$30
Open to all 2014-15 MPA Sanctioned Players. If not Sanctioned yet, you can sanction onsite.
Come for the Pool - Stay for the FUN!!!
You will also be able to Register for the Postponed MPA Championships at this event.

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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Two Stooges Sport Bar & Grill
MPA $1500 Added at Two Stooges Bar & Grill
Sat, Oct 03, 2015
$1500 Added Singles 8-Ball Tournament at Two Stooges Bar & Grill - Fridley
Saturday, October 3rd. Doors Open at 10 am. Play begins at Noon Sharp
8-Ball on 7-foot Diamond Tables - Double Elimination
Four Divisions: Master/AA-$50, A-$40, B-$30, C-$30
Great warm-up tournament for or to get qualified for the MPA Championships
Open to all 2014-15 MPA Sanctioned Players. If not Sanctioned yet, you can sanction onsite.
All play on 7-foot Diamond tables. All tables set on free play. Entry fees include green fee.
You will also be able to Register for the Postponed MPA Championships at this event.

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
Click here for Flyer and registration forms.
2014-15 MPA Championships
Wed, Oct 07, 2015 - Sun, Oct 11, 2015
National Sports Center in Blaine Minnesota
$25,000 Added!
First Place Team - $10,000 Guaranteed!!!
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 05:00 PM.
9-Ball Singles starts @ 7 p.m. on Wednesday
8-Ball Singles starts @ 7 p.m. on Thursday
5-Person 8-Ball Team starts @ 7 p.m. on Friday
Open to all MPA-Sanctioned Players - Must be MPA Sanctioned to Play in this one!
This will be the LARGEST event in MPA History - You don't want to miss this one!!!
There will be a $10.00 late fee for registrations received after October 02, 2015

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
National Sports Center
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Northern Lights Casino
Northern Lights Casino $12K Added
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 - Sun, Jan 24, 2016
$12,000 Added at Northern Lights Casino - Walker, MN
Wednesday 8 p.m. Start - $2,000 Added Singles 9-Ball - Upper & Lower Divisions
Thursday 8 p.m. Start - $5,000 Added Singles 8-Ball - 5 Divisions
Friday 8 p.m. Start - $5,000 Added 5-Person Team 8-Ball - Handicapped
All Play will be on 7' Valley tables with Red Circle CueBalls
Unsanctioned players can get sanctioned onsite so Everyone Can Play!!!
Get your hotel room booked - Call 1-800-252-PLAY to book your room now.

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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Two Stooges Sport Bar & Grill
Upper Midwest Bar Table Shootout
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 - Sun, Feb 21, 2016
5th Annual Upper Midwest Bar Table Shootout
February 19-21, 2016 at CR's Sports Bar and Two Stooges Bar & Grill
Friday 10 a.m. Start: Singles 8-Ball. 5 Divisions: Master-$90, AA-70, A-$60, B-$50, C-$50
Saturday 10 a.m. Start: 5-Person Team 8-Ball. Handicapped by points
Field sizes are Limited, so get registered right away!
Once you are designated a location, you will play there ALL DAY. No commuting back & forth.
All play on 7-foot Diamond tables. All tables set on free play. Entry fees include green fee.

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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Grand Falls Casino Resort
$10,000 Added at Grand Falls Casino
Wed, Mar 09, 2016 - Sun, Mar 13, 2016
$10,000 Added at Grand Falls Casino - Larchwood, Iowa
Wednesday 7 p.m. Start - $2,000 Added Singles 9-Ball - Upper & Lower Divisions
Thursday 7 p.m. Start - $4,000 Added Singles 8-Ball - 5 Divisions
Friday 7 p.m. Start - $4,000 Added 5-Person Team 8-Ball - Handicapped
All Play will be on Forty 7' Valley tables with Red Circle CueBalls
Open to ALL Players - no sanctioning required.
Get your hotel room booked - Call 712-777-7777 to book your room now.
There will be a $10.00 late fee for registrations received after March 04, 2016

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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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 convenience for the players, particularly 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 incidents 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 incidents all have in common is that they were using someone else's 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.

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