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American Poolplayers Association

Rack 'em up, and rake it in.

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This story appears in the February 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

When "Texas" Terry Bell and Larry "The Iceman" Hubbart played pool during the '70s, they encountered games and rules that were as diverse as the many locales they competed in across the country. Both players, recently ranked in Billiard Digest's "50 Greatest Players of the Century," recognized the lack of uniformity in the system and administration of these tournaments as well as the need for an organization that would undertake such a task.

An opportunity arose for these competitors-turned-businessmen in 1979, when they decided to direct their passion for pool into the American Poolplayers Association (APA). But don't be misled by the name-this business is no spectator sport.

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