NAPT Debuts its Open Division I Pro Tour with the Inaugural 10-Ball Invitational
Press Release
Jul. 10, 2018
After three successful seasons managing Women’s Division I Pro Events, The North American Pool Tour (NAPT) is proud to announce their expansion into the men’s pool world by debuting NAPT Open Divisions!   
 
NAPT has held seven Women’s Division I Pro events, awarding over $100,000 in prize money. Although NAPT has concentrated primarily on women’s fields to date, the intention has always been to expand into men’s (open) fields, offering opportunity to ALL players across North America.   
 
NAPT’s Inaugural 10-Ball Invitational Division I Open Pro event will be held at Shooters Sports Bar and Billiards, Grayslake, Illinois on September 27–30, 2018. This exciting event will feature a guaranteed $6,000 in ADDED prize money (compliments of Shooters Sports Bar and Billiards) with an entry fee of $275, creating a total prize purse of over $30,000 (based on full field of 96 players). As with all NAPT events, free streaming will be available for fans online (visit www.playnapt.com during event to find links to brackets and live stream). Additional Division I Open events are being planned for later in 2018.   
 
Shooter’s Sports Bar & Billiards (http://shooters-sports-bar-billiards.business.site) is conveniently located just Northwest of Chicago in cozy, Grayslake, IL. With 15, 9ft & 8, 7 ft Diamond tables, Shooter’s has positioned themselves as a premier billiards destination. Shooter’s has been a long-time supporter of NAPT, hosting several Division I Women’s events and is very excited to host the Open players!  
 
The only ways for players to earn entry into these events is through NAPT personal invitation, or by competing in a Division II Regional tour. Visit www.playnapt.com to find a regional tour map and a regional tour near you.  
 
If you are a player, tour director or sponsor looking for more information on the NAPT Open Division, feel free to contact mikehowerton@playnapt.com for additional details or to answer any questions you might have.  
 
In our effort to continue to provide quality opportunities to promote our sport, as well as provide national exposure for businesses, NAPT is actively considering sponsorship bids for individual tour stops and annual tour title sponsorships for both the Women’s and Open Divisions. With many options available, we can accommodate every budget. We welcome representation from all industries. Please contact, Adrianne Beach (adriannebeach@playnapt.com) or Mike Howerton (mikehowerton@playnapt.com) to discuss detailed partnership options. 
 
The North American Pool Tour (NAPT) was formed in early 2016 to provide an additional opportunity for semi-professional and professional players to participate in highly competitive billiard events across North America.  For more information, contact: Adrianne Beach 206-755-3847 adriannebeach@playnapt.com, PO Box 170637, Austin, Texas 78717. Or visit: www.playnapt.com