WPBA Player Developing New APA League Area in Vermont

WPBA Player Developing New APA League Area in Vermont

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (April 4, 2011) – WPBA player Liz Ford is the latest professional poolplayer to align herself with the American Poolplayers Association (APA). Ford recently launched the Green Mountain APA of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille and Washington counties in Vermont.

“I am beyond thrilled to get on board with the most successful business in the pool industry. I believe that amateur leagues are the lifeblood of pool and I’m proud to bring the APA to Vermont” said Ford.

Ford joins fellow WPBA player Ewa Laurance, as well as professional trick shot artists Andy Segal and Bruce Barthelette, in running an APA League.

“We’re happy Liz has joined Team APA, and we’re excited to see what she can do in Vermont. She’s a motivated young lady who has the potential to be a great APA League Operator,” said APA President Renee’ Lyle.

Ford, ranked #16 on the WPBA Classic Tour in 2011, has been playing pool for 17 years and has represented the United States in tournaments around the world. In addition, she’s appeared on national TV as a billiards expert, including an episode of “Time Warp” on the Discovery Channel. A former APA League player, Ford was the first female to achieve a skill level 7 rating in New York City.

Ford is now taking team sign-ups for three new 8-Ball divisions at Van Phan Sports in South Burlington, starting the first week in May. Visit http://gm.apaleagues.com for more info or call the Green Mountain APA at

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9″‘Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year-the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship-that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually!

The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg.

For more information on the American Poolplayers Association, visit www.poolplayers.com. For more information about Liz Ford, visit www.lizford.net.

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