Brothers Tavern 9-Ball team, the 2017 western Nebraska regional champions and qualifiers for the world competition in Las Vegas.
Brothers Tavern 9-Ball pool team of North Platte will advance to the American Poolplayers Association world pool championships in Las Vegas after recently winning the Western Nebraska 9-Ball championship at the Eagles Club in North Platte.Kelsey’s III from North Platte earned a cash prize for their third-place finish.
Twenty-eight teams from the region competed in the tournament, which qualified the top two teams for the APA World Pool Championships held in Las Vegas in August.
Team members of Brothers Tavern include (pictured, from left) John Phipps, Tony Ostrander, Matthew Woods, Kathy Ostrander, Darren Rowlette, Minnie Keeney, Brad Bown and Brent Keeney.
Members of Kelsey’s III include Harold Loving, Hazel Perez, Jake Kirbey, Bob Tinker, Galen Reed, Rod Murrain and Chris Schumacher.
In Vegas, Brothers Tavern will compete among a field of 470 teams for a share of more than $240,000 in prize money, including $15,000 for first place.
Teams that advance to the Vegas tournament receive a generous travel allowance, paid entry fee and complimentary lodging at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, the site of the APA World Pool Championships.
You can follow the Western Nebraska APA Pool Leagues on Facebook, or call 308-344-4811 for more information.