American Poolplayers Association

American Poolplayers Association

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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



Franchising Since

1982 (35 Years)

Corporate Address

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


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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$16,704 - $19,874

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


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
Toll-Free Line
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 3

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Updated: September 22nd, 2016

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