Area Pool Team Qualifies for Championship


               A pool team from McCook will advance to the American Poolplayers Association (APA) 9-Ball World Pool Championship in Las Vegas after winning the Western Nebraska APA 9-Ball World Qualifier held recently at Eagles Club in North Platte.

            “We’re Solids, Right?” out of TJ’s Family Fun Center in McCook was one of three 9-Ball teams from the Western Nebraska APA Pool League that earned a trip to the Vegas Championship.

Team members of “We’re Solids, Right?” include (photo, l to r) Chris Schaffert, Austyn Hyde, Ben Wragge, Drew Harms, Mike Templeman, Marty Bartlett, David Stockhaus and Steve Bartlett.

Once in Las Vegas, “We’re Solids, Right?” will compete in a field of 500 teams and for a share of $250,000 in prize money, including $15,000 for first place.

Teams that advance to the Vegas event receive a generous travel allowance, paid entry fee/greens fees and complimentary lodging at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, site of the APA World Pool Championships.

            Follow the Western Nebraska APA Pool Leagues on Facebook, or call 308-344-4811 for more information.