TAP, LLC returns from their 14th Rally in the Valley event on a Roll

Elite Board Champions, “Mulligans”

Little River, SC, Mar. 25th, 2010 -  After 14 years of an event that shows continued growth, increasing participation numbers, and improvements that players recognize were done to better serve them, the TAP league and its growing number of licensees returned home from Valley Forge, PA on a positive roll. 

On Wednesday, March 17th licensees and players alike started to arrive to the Valley  Forge Convention Center.  Registration was offered to the players for the first time that evening, along with a social gathering at Fox & Hound for the licensees to get acquainted.    

Licensees had their annual national meeting, on Thursday, March 18th to go over training modules throughout the day lead by TAP Founder/Owner and CEO Loyd Schonter.  In the last hour, new licensees (of which TAP has over 15), spent time solely with Mr. Schonter, to be welcomed as part of the TAP family and have one on one time with him.  New licensees, UPSTATE TAP, Chris Ruegsegger and April Bradley from SC were awarded plaques for starting up with 50+ new teams in their first month of operation.  At TAP, licensees are encouraged to share experiences, ideas and work together to provide the best sanctioned amateur league experience to the players.  Positive Feedback from several licensees was received on the format, structure and educational information provided to them at this annual meeting. 

Thursday evening, Single Competition began.  This year TAP brought back to singles, the round robin format and added a best of the rest so all singles participants got 4 rounds of play guaranteed. 

Friday, the sold out, 144 dream team event kicked off at  8 a.m. and ran through Sunday.  TAP's dream team event is a round robin event, that goes to single elimination of Elite, Championship and Best of the Rest  also guarantees 4 rounds of play. 

Over $100,000 in total prizes were given out at the event.  Players enjoyed 100% payback in the singles event;  open Diamond tables during their events, along with great competition of players throughout the USA and Canadian leagues representing each of their TAP territories and mixing it up with others.  As with all Rally events, friendships are always formed due to our common love of the game with new people that are met at this high profile event.   

As always, 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.  New Pool Net features were used for the planning of the event, which took manual processes and made them automated, which efficiently and effectively streamlined preparations.  Also available, for the first time, a new qualification report and the release of automated flagging report features helped the National director and his staff run the event. 

Players were appreciative of  the communication efforts and improvements to registration, proving once again TAP listens to their players and is continually using their resources and efforts to constantly improve based on player feedback. 
Once again, the Predator Group was an event sponsor providing items from their Predator and Poison lines to all TAP players;  Poison Jump Cues  to each player on the Elite Bracket Dream Team and to each Singles Handicap Winner and various Cues  for the player prize giveaway.   Their overwhelming support of our Rally and National event has been greatly appreciated, through out the years.  

Omega Billiards sponsored badges and provided a 10% discount for all players and licensees in attendance at the event.  Additional sponsors and advertisers included, AZ Billiards, Fox and Hound, Crown Cues, Mickey's Cues and Brews, and Diamond Tables.   

On Sunday, March 21st the Champions were crowned ! 

Congratulations to the 2010 TAP Rally in the Valley Elite Board Champions, 
“Mulligans”. Players Brian McGee, Dennis Dudgeon, Kurt Wanyek, Dave Kriak, Larry Holschuh, Greg Kencson, Bryan Kasper and Karl Abend 
Congratulations to the 2010 TAP Rally in the Valley Championship Board Winners,
“Fat Guy Assassins” ; Players Bert Csizek, Ron Perry, Winston Davis, Tim Hyatt, John Walsh, Jack Albainy, Justin Yankowski and Bill Varkonyl.

Congratulations to the 2010 TAP Rally in the Valley Best of the Rest Board Winners, “All or Nothing 1” 

Congratulations to Singles Championship Winners; Butch Weimer 7 Handicap; Nick Comstock 6 Handicap; Travis Babcock 5 Handicap; Greg Campbell 4 Handicap and Laura Mallery 3 Handicap. 

A complete list of team and singles winners will be posted on www.tapleague.com and on TAP Facebook.

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.   

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