Junior Pool Tournaments in Vegas

TAP Las Vegas has begun a series of monthly 8-ball and 9-ball tournaments for the youth of Las Vegas. These tournaments give the kids something fun and inexpensive to do and promote our favorite sport...billiards. This past Saturday was no exception! We enjoyed a fun day playing pool, eating great barbecue and socializing.

This month, our featured tournament was 9-ball and we added a bonus 8-ball tournament for our enthusiastic group!

Congratulations to Luis O. for placing 1st in both the 8-ball and 9-ball tournaments in February and winning 2 cues and a one year subscription to Pool & Billiard Magazine! Congratulations also to John V. in 2nd place winning a cue, Ricky L. in 3rd place and Noe A. in 4th place winning an 8-ball muncher TAP t-shirt and 1 hour of free pool at Mickey's, William A. and Vince F. in 5th & 6th place winning t-shirts.

As a bonus, we added a rack race, double  elimination 8-ball tournament.   Congratulations to Vince F. in 2nd place and Macean in 3rd place.

A special thanks goes to all of the parents and kids who attended and helped run the tournament, the staff and owners of Mickey's Cues & Brews, Robert LaPlant for his exceptional efforts in bringing a great number of the kids to the tournament and his help in running the tourney, Harold Simonsen of Pool & Billiard Magazine for his donation of a 1 year subscription to the winner and Henry Tyler for the great barbecue. The food was exceptional!

Our tournaments are held on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM at Mickey's Cues & Brews. We play 8-ball on the odd months and 9-ball on the even months. These tournaments are open to all players ages 19 and under for only $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. The winning kids are awarded double the entry back in the form of cues, accessories and t-shirts.

We encourage the families to attend and cheer on their favorite pool player. We invite those of you with special billiard talents to join us and share with the youth of Las Vegas.

This is a non-profit endeavor for us.  We accept all donations of billiard equipment and/or talents. Many of these kids are new to pool and welcome instruction.  For more information, to volunteer or donate, you can reach us at 702-558-7665, at www.taplasvegas.com or by email at cindy@taplasvegas.com.