American Poolplayers Association

American Poolplayers Association

Fund Your Franchise with Guidant

Guidant Financal Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise. ($50k min)

Promoted Opportunities

American Poolplayers Association

Initial Investment

LOW: $16,704
HIGH: $19,874

Change in Units

+3.4% +11 UNITS (1 Year)
+5.8% +18 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1982 (35 Years)

Corporate Address

1000 Lake St. Louis Blvd., #325 Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

CEO

Terrence Bell

Parent Company

American Poolplayers Association Inc.

About American Poolplayers Association

In 1979, professional billiard players Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart pursued a novel idea: why not create an organized league system for amateur pool players? Dubbed the American Poolplayers Association (APA), their brainchild now operates franchise leagues across the United States and Canada (where the organization is known as the Canadian Poolplayers Association). Members participate in annual 8- and 9-ball championships, pay a yearly membership fee to the APA and pay a weekly fee to the League Operator (franchisee) each time they play. League Operators host team games each week; winners go on to compete in division and national tournaments.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$16,704 - $19,874

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$10,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

$2.50+/team/wk.

Financing Options

American Poolplayers Association has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs

Veteran Incentives


25% off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 6 days

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 3

Related Franchises

Related Articles

Add More Sparkle To Your Portfolio With Tanishq

Add More Sparkle To Your Portfolio With Tanishq

A blend of tradition with a contemporary look made Tanishq India's first and largest jewellery retail store chain.
Punita Sabharwal
Subway's Journey to Becoming a Successful Franchise In India

Subway's Journey to Becoming a Successful Franchise In India

Subway began franchising in 1974 and today it is the world's largest sandwich restaurant chain.
Punita Sabharwal
Building A Complete Retail Experience With Raymond

Building A Complete Retail Experience With Raymond

Raymond is amongst the very few iconic Indian brands with 100 per cent customer awareness and over 50 per cent brand preference.
Punita Sabharwal
How Amul is Spreading its Flavours in India

How Amul is Spreading its Flavours in India

Presently, out of the 8,500 parlours run by Amul, hardly 30 40 are company-owned and rest all are franchised.
Punita Sabharwal
How Dr Arvind Lal Diagnosed the Right Mode of Expansion

How Dr Arvind Lal Diagnosed the Right Mode of Expansion

Today the lab tests more than 50,000 patients a day. It operates 175 labs and 1,600 collection centers.
Punita Sabharwal

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.

Updated: September 22nd, 2016

Reprints & Licensing
Update Your Listing
Submit New Listing

Regions/States List

More Franchise Rankings

Top Low-Cost Franchises

100 franchises for under $60,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Previous Years Rankings

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012