American Poolplayers Association Franchise

Administrator of recreational billiard leagues

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.

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The investment required to open a American Poolplayers Association Franchise is between $20,992-$29,027. There is an initial franchise fee of $10,000-$14,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the American Poolplayers Association name.

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When did the first American Poolplayers Association open? 1981
When did American Poolplayers Association start Franchising? 1982

United States: Nationwide

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No


On-The-Job Training: 3 days
Classroom Training: 6 days

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Franchise can be run from home.

18% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 3

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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American Poolplayers Association

American Poolplayers Association

American Poolplayers Association
1000 Lake St. Louis Blvd., #325
Lake St. Louis, MO


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