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The 2015 TAP National event was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from November 4 through 8. The Gaylord was an amazing resort and the sea of Diamond tables were a pleasure to shoot on!

The weekend started with the traditional Nationals Welcome Party on the first night with free flowing beer and barbecue! Kris Winn and Elmer Kurr and Jenna Virden and Reese Romney took TAP to the first Championship Board in the Scotch Doubles competition.

Congratulations Cheers 2 U who earned 3rd/4th Place in the 9-Ball Team Best of the Rest!  Their winning match started with William "Scott" Fisher winning with the ESPN shot of the night, a combo bank shot to sink the 9-ball and take the match. In the next match, Nathan Merrell competed and won against a 7! Donna Schwitters cinched it up playing like a champion!

Our 8-ball teams, Knuckleheads and Shark Shooters made it to the Elite Board and Chalk's Free to the Championship Board.  All of our teams left their tournament board just one out of the money! The excitement was incredible.

youngest pool player Mike Hutcheson

To the left is Kara Moden, our youngest Nationals 8-ball competitor!  At 11 years old, this gal shoots like a champ.  She takes every shot serious, plays defense and gives it her all.  What a great experience!

To the right is Mike Hutcheson, who made it to the Championship Board after winning 2 of his 3 round robin matches and going hill/hill on the final match.  He ended his reign in the top 16 of the 7 bracket.

Christina Jeff and John Stanelle each made it to the top 32 of the 5's Championship Bracket and Kris Winn made it to 3rd/4th Place in the 6's Best of the Rest.

The Gaylord Opryland was one of the most amazing venues ever and downtown Nashville lived up to all of the rumors with live bands up and down Broadway and rooftop restaurants.  We even managed to hit a hockey game at the Bridgestone Arena!  This may not have been the most profitable year for our players, but it definitely hit the top of the fun factor chart.

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Thanks and congratulations to Scott and Tina of Scott's Speedy Tees who designed their first National shirt that sold out in one day!   They also designed an awesome shirt for the attendees.

Thanks to all of the teams and players for joining us on this fantastic journey and playing their best.  We look forward to next year in Charleston, South Carolina!!

Photos: Day 1 | Day 2 | More Photos

Representing Nevada

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Knuckleheads - 2015 Vegas Masters 8-Ball State Champions!
  • John Stanelle (8-ball singles)
  • Larry Long
  • Jay Adelstone
  • Joe Cave
  • Zeke De Rose
  • William Tuczynski
  • Jim Blakeman
shark shooters pool team
Shark Shooters, Vegas Masters 2nd Place
  • Bill "Elmer" Kurr (8-ball singles)
  • Alfredo Martinez
  • Bill Kurr
  • Mike Holland
  • Joe Cannella
  • Zeke DeRose
  • Dean Howell
chalks free pool team
Chalk's Free, Vegas Masters 3rd Place
  • Jenna Wilhems
  • Andrew Wilhems
  • Connie Foschi
  • Brian Deluca
  • Bob Cauley
  • Sophia Briski
Cheers 2 U, 9-Ball State Champions
  • Nathan Merrell
  • Tina Moden
  • Scott Moden
  • Donna Schwitters
  • 9-ball team Cheers 2 U
  • William "Scott" Fisher
  • Jim Carmona
Singles State Champions
  • Jennifer Virden, 8-Ball Skill Level 2/3
  • Joe Cave, 8-Ball Skill Level 2/3
  • Lihn "Eric" Nguyen, 8-Ball Skill Level 4
  • Scott Moden, 8-Ball Skill Level 5
  • Darrell Jeff, 8-Ball and 9-Ball Skill Level 5
  • Michael Hutcheson, 8-Ball Skill Level 7
Dream Team - Sin City Sharks
  • Christina Jeff (8-ball and 9-ball singles)
  • Kris Winn
  • Reese Romney
  • Michael Hutcheson
  • Jennifer Virden
  • Darrell Jeff
  • Cindy Chappell
  • Donna Schwitters (8-ball and 9-ball singles)
Joining us:
  • Kara Moden, 8-Ball Singles
  • Jeremy Head, 8-Ball Singles
  • Ricky Arsenault, 9-Ball Singles
  • Jeff Chappell
Scotch Doubles
  • Bill Kurr/Joe Cannella
  • Elmer Kurr/Kris Winn
  • Scott and Tina Moden
  • Jennifer Virden/Reese Romney

Pool tournaments at our National events include:

Singles - 8-Ball and 9-Ball: Buy in or advance by competing in the annual Vegas Masters MVP Tournament Series.

National Team - 8-Ball and 9-Ball: Earn a place in these tournaments by placing in the Annual Vegas Masters State Championship and National Qualifiers.

Dream Team - 8-Ball - Form your own team and buy in to this 8-ball tournament. Teams consist of current and active qualified TAP League players from all across the U.S. and Canada.

Mini-tournaments are held throughout the events.

Visit the main TAP League web site to see the latest information.

National Qualifications

1) Players must be an active player in the format (8-Ball or
9-Ball) you qualified for.
2) Players must be paid up to date on all leagues fees and membership dues.
3) Players must have a minimum of 6 played matches in the format you qualified for (8-Ball or 9-Ball) in the last 16 weeks before the tournament cut-off date.
4) Players must have 10 lifetime matches played in the format they are competing in.

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