The South Western Region started local league play in 1993 in the Walkerton area and has expanded over the years to include Southampton, Port Elgin, Kincardine, Hanover, Mount Forest, Orangeville, Dundalk and Listowel as well as the Greater Sudbury and Midland Areas.
In addition to team play the CPA offers a singles program. Players compete for the right to represent the South Western / Greater Sudbury Regions of the CPA in Las Vegas at the APA/CPA National Singles Championships every Spring.
History Of The APA
The American Poolplayers Association was founded in 1979 by professional poolplayers Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart (pictured left). The two men realized the popularity of the sport and knew that, unlike other sports, there was no existing recreational league system. Back then the league was called the National Pool League. The name was changed to American Poolplayers Association (APA) in 1981.
Renee Lyle, has held the position of APA President since April of 1995. As President, she has total responsibility for overseeing the daily operations and future growth of the League. She was appointed to her position by former APA President Terry Bell, when he stepped down to assume a position on the Board Of Directors.