We get asked all the time – why should I join a league? I just want to shoot pool. What’s the point?
Here are a few points:
- Meet people!
- Improve your game
- Have fun with friends
- Go to Vegas!
With a constant influx of new people through High House Billiards as well as the familiar faces here every week, we dare you to join the American Poolplayers Association league and NOT make a new friend!
Playing pool at least once per week > not playing at all! Rubbing elbows with people who have been playing for years (sometimes decades) as well as semi-pros will also greatly improve your game. Most people are more than happy to impart their wisdom, tips, and tricks on to listening ears. Especially if you’re willing to show up early for practice or stay late.
When you join a team, you become part of a group of people with very different backgrounds but with a similar goal: play pool. Over the course of a session, you will become close with your teammates and get to know others in the bar as well. We’ve seen long-time friendships blossom over the course of a year of playing pool – and several couples too!
The ultimate goal every session is to win a trip to Vegas! Teams vie for a spot to Cities – where the best teams in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas play a huge tournament – and the winners go to Las Vegas to compete in the American Poolplayers Association World Qualifier! While a fund is provided to help offset the costs of travel expenses and hotel arrangements, the real money comes from winning big in Vegas. It’s a dream many teams haven’t achieved yet, and some have achieved multiple times! Anyone can play, anyone can win!
if you’re interested in joining a team at High House Billiards, feel free to drop us a line or speak with one of our bartenders. We’ll be happy to set you up with the right team for you!