American Poolplayers Association
Recreational billiard leagues

American Poolplayers Association
Recreational billiard leagues

About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1982 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Terrence Bell

Parent Company

American Poolplayers Association Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$20,763 - $28,648

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$10,000 - $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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Social media

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

27 hours

Classroom Training:

80 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

1 - 3

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $20,763 High - $28,648
Units
-2.1%-7 UNITS (1 Year) +3.5%+11 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Asia, Canada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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