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This Weekend we are at Shooters in Burnsville Minnesota.


At Shooter's we have 12 Diamond 7 foot tables and 15 Brunswick 8 foot tables. We are planning on having B and C play on the Diamond 7 foot tables and Master/AA/A play on the 8 foot tables. Once we have enough tables we will try to have everyone finish on the Diamond tables, unless the remaining players want to stay on the tables they have been using.

The weather will be cool/cold on Saturday so we should have a good turnout.

This is the largest event we have on the southside of the cities so I hope every one will come and support Shooter's and the MPA.




Last Weekend we were at CRs in Coon Rapids.

We had a really good turnout. 118 players and we were done at a reasonable time. Success!

Check out the results and see how your favorites did!



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MPA Logo 2014 - 2015 Season
Upcoming Tournaments
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VFW Post 363
2nd Annual "Break For Vets" MPA OPEN Tournament
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 - Sun, Oct 26, 2014
$2,000 Added MPA Tournament Extravaganza at Fridley VFW
Several Tournaments over 4 Days!!! Open to Everyone!!!
Thursday Night Veteran Tourney 7pm - Open to any Veteran/Auxiliary Member - No Masters
Friday Night $500 Open 8-Ball - 7 p.m. Start: 3 Divisions - A-$40, B-$30, C-$30
Saturday Open 3-Person Team 8-Ball - Noon Start: $1,000 Added - $90 entry fee/team
Master-5, AA-4, A-3, B-2, C-1.-------3-Person Team Cannot exceed 10!!!
Sunday $500 Added Open 9-Ball. Upper Division (Open) - $85 entry, Lower Division (B/C) - $40 entry
Tournaments for ALL ABILITIES!!! Women encouraged to participate.

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Black Bear Casino Resort



Tournament Flyer
Click here for Flyer and registration forms.
Black Bear $10,000 Added
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 - Sun, Nov 30, 2014
$10,000 Added Singles 9-Ball, Singles 8-Ball, and 5-Person Team Tournament
November 27-30, 2014 at Black Bear Casino Resort - Carlton, MN
$2,000 Added 9-Ball Singles - Starts at 7 pm on Thursday night. 2 Divisions
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 07:00 PM - Check In starts at 03:00 PM.
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 11:00 AM - Check In starts at 09:00 AM.
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 11:00 AM - Check In starts at 09:00 AM.
$4,000 Added Singles 8-Ball: Starts at 11 am on Friday. 5 Divisions: Master, AA, A, B, and C
$4,000 Added 5-Person Team 8-Ball: Starts Saturday at 11 am. Handicapped Format.
All play will be on 7-foot Valley tables with Red Circle Cue Ball.
Get your Hotel reserved today!!! Call 218-878-BEAR and ask for the Pool Tournament Block
Live streaming by TvMike.
There will be a $10.00 late fee for registrations received after November 22, 2014
No Credit Cards will be accepted after November 25, 2014

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Farmington Billiards
MPA 3-Man Team 8-Ball at Farmington Billiards
Sat, Dec 06, 2014
$1,000 Added MPA 3-Man Team 8-Ball Tournament @ Farmington Billiards
8-Ball on 7' Valley Tables - Double Elimination
Doors Open at 10 a.m.. Noon Start
Team handicap must be 40 or more by using the following scale:
Master - 5, AA-10, A-15, B-20, C-25 3-Person Team Cannot be less than 40!!!
Come for the pool - stay for the FUN!!!
Food & Drink Specials all day and night!!!

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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Big Dog Billiards
MPA Christmas Party @ Big Dogs - $2000 ADDED
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 - Sat, Dec 20, 2014
MPA Christmas Party Tournament @ Big Dog Billiards - Des Moines
$2,000 Added!!! Plus Christmas Gifts & Prizes to Participants!!!
Friday Night 9-Ball Tournaments: Upper (M/AA/A) - $50, Lower (B/C) - $40
Saturday Singles 8-Ball - Noon Start - 5 Divisions: M/AA-$50, A-$40, B-$30, C-$30
Christmas Party Giveaways on Saturday during the 8-ball event!!!
Over $1,000 in Cash & Prizes will be given away to the players in attendance!!!
Many inexpensive hotels nearby. Come and play for the weekend

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
$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.
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!!!

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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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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MOMA
2014-2015 MOMA State Pool Tournament
Thu, Feb 05, 2015 - Sun, Feb 08, 2015
35th Annual MOMA STATE POOL TOURNAMENT
Mini tournaments galore
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 09:00 AM.
Master - Entry $125.00     AA - Entry $75.00     A - Entry $75.00     B - Entry $75.00     C - Entry $75.00    
Women Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Thursday at 09:00 AM.
Master - Entry $70.00     AA - Entry $70.00     A - Entry $70.00     B - Entry $70.00    
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Friday at 12:00 PM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Master/AA/A - Entry $25.00     B/C - Entry $25.00    
Open Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 02:00 PM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Master/AA/A/B/C - Entry $30.00    
Open Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 07:00 PM.
Master/AA - Entry $375.00     A - Entry $280.00     B - Entry $280.00    
Women Team 8 Ball - Starts on Friday at 07:00 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.
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 03:00 PM.
Master/AA/A/B/C - Entry $250.00    
$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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