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2023 - 2024 Season

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Sanctioning

The 2023-2024 season started on August 1st. Which means it is time to pay your 2023-2024 sanctioning fee.

Your sanction fees get used for tournaments during the season as added money, and Help to pay for some of the ongoing expenses for the Web site.

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Upcoming Tournaments
2nd Annual MB 540 & Under 9-Ball High Roller
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 - Sun, Jun 23, 2024
2Nd Annual MB 9 Ball High Roller
$500 Entry /Open to First 32 Players Fargo Rate 540 & Under / 9 Ball on 7' Diamond Tables
Fargo Rate Locks At Time Of Entry / $100 non-refundable deposit required / Must be paid in FULL by June 1st
Race to 9 Both Sides / 1000 Game Robustness or TD Discretion / Top 8 will do full redraw / Final will be one race to 15
Tournament will go all day Saturday, Sunday will be used if needed. Side Pots $200 / $150 / $100
Call Or Text Billy 763-486-2887 to get signed up

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Sanctioned Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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CRs Scotch Doubles 8 Ball Tournament
Sat, Jul 13, 2024
CR's Sportsbar Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - $1000 Added
First 32 entries Paid per division / must signup at CR's or online ahead of the tournament
Division #1 Fargo Rate 1225 & Under / Division #2 1055 & Under
Open Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:30 AM.
Fargo Rate 1225 & Under - Entry $150.00     Fargo Rate 1055 & Under - Entry $150.00    
Doors Open 8:30am / Play Starts 10am
150 game robustness or tournament director discretion
$150 per team greens fee included
CR's LiveStream

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Sanctioned Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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Tournament Flyer

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CR'S "GET YOUR FARGO GAMES IN" TOURNAMENT
Sat, Jul 20, 2024
CR'S Sportsbar "Get your Fargo games in" 8 Ball Tournament
$40 entry - greens fee included / Doors open 10am / Starts 11am
Race to 7 both sides / Finals 1 Race to 11 / Not Handicapped
16 Player Bracket / Double elimination 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 11:00 AM - Check In starts at 10:00 AM.
First 16 Player Bracket - Entry $40.00     Second 16 Player Bracket    
Open to all players / Played on 7' Diamond Tables / 16 player brackets
Double elimination / Winner Breaks
Questions Call Billy 763-486-2887

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

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CR'S 600 & Under High Roller 9 Ball Tournament
Sat, Jul 27, 2024 - Sun, Jul 28, 2024
9 Ball on 7' Diamond Tables / Money added based on full field
Doors Open 8:30am / Tournament Starts 10:00am / Open to Players Fargo Rate 600 & Under
Winner Breaks / NO 9 Ball On Break / Finals will be one race to 15
Fargo Rate 600 & Under - Starts on Saturday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:30 AM.
Fargo Rate 600 & Under - Entry $500.00    
3 Foul Rule In Effect / 500 Game Robustness or Tournament Director Discretion
Entry Must Be paid In FULL at time of entry. Limited to first 32 players
Call Billy 763-486-2887 to sign-up / Venmo Available with $5 Charge

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Sanctioned Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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Tournament Flyer

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CR'S "GET YOUR FARGO GAMES IN" TOURNAMENT
Sat, Aug 17, 2024
CR'S Sportsbar "Get your Fargo games in" 8 Ball Tournament
$40 entry - greens fee included / Doors open 10am / Starts 11am
Race to 7 both sides / Finals 1 Race to 11 / Not Handicapped
16 Player Bracket / Double elimination 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 11:00 AM - Check In starts at 10:00 AM.
First 16 Player Bracket - Entry $40.00     Second 16 Player Bracket - Entry $40.00    
Open to all players / Played on 7' Diamond Tables / 16 player brackets
Double elimination / Winner Breaks
Questions Call Billy 763-486-2887

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Sanctioned Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
$15,000 Added Amidon Graphics Invitational
Fri, Oct 04, 2024 - Sun, Oct 06, 2024
Amidon Invitational $15,000 Added 10 Ball & 8 Ball Tournament
Three Divisions: Division #1 Open (Invite Only) Division #2 Fargo Rate 650 & Under (First 32 Players Signed up & Paid) Division #3 Fargo Rate 575 & Under (First 32 Players Signed up & Paid)
10 Ball will start Friday Oct 4th @ 10am - Doors Open 9am / 8 Ball will start Oct 5th 10am - Doors Open 9am
10 Ball - Starts on Friday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:30 AM.
Fargo Rate 575 & Under 10 Ball - Entry $225.00     Invite Only Open Division 10 Ball - Entry $225.00     Fargo rate 650 & under 10 Ball - Entry $225.00    
8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Fargo Rate 650 & under 8 Ball - Entry $225.00     Invite Only Open Division 8 Ball - Entry $225.00     Fargo Rate 575 & Under - Entry $225.00    
Race to 5 both sides - Winner breaks - BCA Rules / Side Pots Available
Side Pots will be available. Streaming on crssportsbar.com/livestream

This is a MPA sanctioned tournament. You MUST be a MPA Sanctioned Member to participate! This Tournament will be run by the MPA.
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Tournament Flyer

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Central Pennsylvania BarBox Shootout
Thu, Nov 21, 2024 - Sun, Nov 24, 2024
17th Annual Central PA Bar Box Open
No preregistration for warm up events, register when you get there
All Played on 35, brand new, redesigned, Valley Tables with Red Circle CueBalls and Mercury Ultra Cloth
Open Singles 9 Ball - Starts on Friday at 09:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Open - Entry $60.00     Women's Event - Entry $60.00    
Open Singles 8 Ball - Starts on Saturday at 09:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Open - Entry $60.00     Women's Event - Entry $60.00    
Mixed Scotch Doubles 8 Ball - Starts on Sunday at 10:00 AM - Check In starts at 08:00 AM.
Open - Entry $60.00    
Held at the Historic Genetti Hotel - Downtown Williamsport, PA - 1-800-321-1388
Call Wade Kaufman for information - 570-220-0168
No Credit Cards will be accepted after November 16, 2024

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

Changes for the 2023-2024 Season

Hello Everyone, and WELCOME to the 2023-2024 MPA Pool Season! We have some exciting new changes taking effect this year, and we are implementing these changes at our upcoming tournaments. The largest move we've made is with our rankings, and placing our players according to FargoRate. In an effort to make our rankings similar to neighboring states, we will be using the following FargoRate numbers for our respective divisions:

MPA Fargo M8 CSR Comment
Pro > 730 n/a    
Master > 625 > 140 > 1850  
AA 576-625 116-140 1801-1850  
A 526-575 86-115 1741-1800  
B 476-525 60-85 1651-1740  
C 426-475 < 60 1576-1650 Really < 476
D < 426 < 40 < 1576 Selected tournaments only

For those players on our database already, we will be making the adjustment to reflect their division raking based on their current FargoRate. For other players coming into our system, we will place them according to their FargoRate. If the incoming player does not have a FargoRate, we will need some documentation of performance from league play, or that player will get defaulted into the "A" Division, unless there is some kind of "known ability" of that person that would put them elsewhere. We will not allow new players to come and "rob" our lower divisions. Our concern is with protecting the divisions for the loyal MPA membership.

For most of our smaller events, we will be restricting the field sizes of our divisions. We are doing this so we can get the event done by closing time (or shortly after), and so the tournament continues to run smoothly without long wait times between matches. Most of our smaller events will be restricted to the first PAID 32 players per division (128 players total). Players will be able to register and pay online. Registering online and not paying for your entry will NOT guarantee you a spot, and you will be replaced with a paid player if one registers.

Larger events, like the Upper Midwest Shootout, and casino tournaments, will still have larger fields. But we will post our field sizes at other events.

The MPA currently has over 23,000 players in the database with over 5,200 playing at least one event since 2018, and we proudly host over $100,000 annually in added money tournaments. I know the COVID put a slow-down on our efforts, but now that we're back, we're looking to build more tournaments, and look forward to making your pool tournament experiences pleasurable!

We'll be seeing you at some upcoming events!!!


Online Registration for the 2023-2024 season!

If you are trying to register for a Tournament/Event you will need to have a UserID and Password for the MPA site in order to register online. If you do not have one try using your google or Facebook account.

MPA Online registration information.

Having trouble getting logged on? Send me an Email.It only takes a minute to set you up if you do not have a userid. You must be in our database to get a userid, so if your aren't in our database click the "Join MPA" on the tool bar and answer the questions, shouldn't take more than 2 minutes of your time. That will get you in our database and also setup your UserID and Password. If you don't know if you are already in, click on the "Player Lists" link and look yourself up.

Note that you will not see the registration links until you are logged on.


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 on May 11-18, 2024.

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 2023-2024 ACS Nationals. Plan early - get your rooms and flights reserved, and I hope to see you out there!!!

You can find more information here

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.

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 2019-2024 League Operators Manual .

Finally

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