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MPA Sanctioned Teams can qualify for the ACS Nationals!

As many of you may know, we have been looking at doing a tournament in Vegas.

But instead of doing our own MPA event, we talked to John Lewis from the ACS and have worked out an arrangement that will allow all MPA League sanctioned players to play in the ACS Nationals at the Tropicana in May.

You must be sanctioned through your LEAGUE. Individual ($20 MPA Individual Sanctioned) members will not be included, as they must meet the criteria of playing a minimum of 8 weeks of league in order to be eligible for the ACS Nationals.

Our MPA players will now be able to play in all of the events out there (singles, doubles, 9-ball, 8-ball, team, etc), and the Tropicana is a great location for this event. I went out there last May and got my national referee certification at this event, and it's well run, organized, and reasonably priced for the pool player's budget. I hope that many of you will plan on participating in the 2015-16 ACS Nationals on May 7-14, 2016. Plan early - get your rooms and flights reserved, and I hope to see you out there!!!

Please feel free to field any questions to John Stich, as we are very proud of this relationship we've developed, and think it's a great thing for both the MPA and the ACS.

For more information on the ACS Nationals, go to their website - americancuesports.org Thank you.





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Upcoming Tournaments
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CR's Sports Bar



Tournament Flyer
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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-$100, AA-70, A-$60, B-$50, C-$50
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 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.
No Credit Cards will be accepted after February 16, 2016

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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Grand Falls Casino Resort



Tournament Flyer
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$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
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Wednesday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 04:00 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 04:00 PM.
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 2015-2016 League Operators Manual.

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