TAP, LLC returns from another successful National event

the 2009 TAP 9 Ball National Team Champions, Mulligan’s Larry

TAP players, licensees and corporate returned home in mid November, after enjoying another successful National event.

Arrivals to the event started as early as Saturday, Nov. 7th to the Embassy Suites and Charleston Convention Center, in North Charleston, SC.  From all across the United States and Canada, the Best of the Best were arriving to compete for the right to say; “We are TAP's 2009 National Champions!!”.   

Players registration started on Sunday, Nov. 8th at  9:00 a.m. in the morning. Tables, provided by Ed Hagan/Diamond Sports Marketing, were available to practice on throughout the entire day.     

The fun started Sunday evening with an elaborate party which included  Steamship Rounds of Beef, Baked Brown Sugar Cured Hams, carved on site by the chefs along with Shrimp and Grits Station, Pasta Station, An Asian Stir Fry Station, Fried Green Tomatoes, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Coconut Shrimp,  Vegetable Crudite, Artisinal Cheese, and a Fruit Montage and beverages.   

The party along with Gift Boxes provided to each TAP player in attendance was provided by TAP's Owner, CEO and President Loyd Schonter.  The players enjoyed and appreciated this kick off to this memorable National Event.

As stated in his welcome letter in the program to the players, Schonter stated  

“ Unlike TAP's Rally in the Valley, where teams are built especially for this event, your team has played together for a year, sharing many nights of league play and the ups and downs of weekly competition.  You made if through each session and then the division and national playoffs to earn your hard fought place at our Nationals.  You are a select group of few.  Many teams are sitting at home wishing they were in your shoes.  You are the best of the best and our hats are off to all of you.  Savor the moment and enjoy your stay at Nationals, because you never know when you will get a second chance.”

Team events for 8 Ball started bright and early on Monday, Nov. 9th and continued through out.  9 Ball team events started Tuesday morning, with Singles for both formats being played each and every evening and mini tournaments through out the night into the early morning hours.

The National Staff to include the National Director, tournaments directors, referees and data entry staff  along with the corporate office staff worked very hard and diligently to provide the players with yet another successful, organized and fun event.

Players enjoyed 100% payback in the singles event;  open tables during their events, along with great competition of players throughout the USA and Canadian leagues representing each of their TAP territories.  Entry of all score sheets for team and singles events, ensures an overall solid handicap based on player performance week to week and at National competitions.

Players also enjoyed the complimentary omelet station breakfast, one hour daily managers social and shuttle to and from the airport and surrounding hotels each day provided by Embassy Suites.

Once again, the Predator Group was an event sponsor providing hand towels from their Predator and Poison lines to all TAP players;  Predator Air Jump Cues with Joint Protectors to each player on the National Championship 8 Ball and 9 Ball teams; and various Cues and  Cases for the player prize giveaway.   Their overwhelming support of our National event has been greatly appreciated, through out the years.    

Additional sponsors and advertisers included, Inside Pool, AZ Billiards, Mickey's Cues and Brews, as well as vendors D&D Cue Repair, Stix by Six, Shooters Billiards, and Zeigler's Healing Hands.  The Sticky Fingers Mt. Pleasant location provided TAP players with free shuttles to and from their restaurant, along with shirts, gift packs and loads of fun and support to the event.  

On November 12th, our Champions were crowned !

Congratulations to the 2009 TAP 8 Ball National Team Champions,  “Time Out” from Washington;  Players Brad Rickey, Jason Curtis, Turk Flicking, Christa Curtis, Brian Englund, Tommy Silva, Kerry Brush and Robert Campbell.  (See Picture)

Congratulations to the 2009 TAP 9 Ball National Team Champions, “Mulligan's Larry” from Ohio; Players Larry Holschuh, Greg Kencson, Dave Smith, Bryan Kasper, Patrick Mahoney, Ron Kencson, Miranda Newcomer and Elaine Ramos.  (See Picture)

Also, Congratulations to our Singles Winners 8 Ball – 2/3 Winner Kordi Williams;
4 Winner Nick Eischlager; 5 Winner Nick Comstock, 6 Winner Carl Johnson, and 7 Winner Kevin Clark.  Singles Winners 9 Ball – 2/3 Penny McHenry, 4/5 Colin Pyne and 6/7 Rob Brandenburg.   

All of these players pictures are available for view at www.tapleague.com, 2009 National Results. A Photo Gallery is also available of each day. Place Champions winning $10,

At TAP, we are proud to say “We Go Places” for our National event.  We have been traveling with the event for several years and will be in the future.   Where have we been?  Orlando, FL;  Myrtle Beach, SC; Louisville, KY;  New Orleans, LA; and Las Vegas, NV.

In 2010 and 2011 we will be returning to Las Vegas, Nevada for our Nationals and adding a new event, Rally at Bally's which will be like it's big brother event Rally in the Valley, in March in Valley Forge, PA held each year.   

Want more information about TAP?  Check out our website, www.tapleague.com and contact us, through our corporate office, at the Live Help desk, via email or IM.   We look forward to hearing from you !  Until then, TAP ON !