XXVII
1989-2017
  28 years of excellence
in the billiard league industry

LH TAP,,,Serving Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair, counties, Pa. and the Frostburg, Md. area. Now in our 20th year!

Last updated on: 5/27/2017
  After All The Rest..........Why Not The Best ?
© 2017 - 2018 Laurel Highlands TAP

Upcoming Event Dates

Spring Titleholder
June 8- 9-10-11

Summer Roster Deadline
June 13

Summer Session Starts
Week of June 19
10 weeks ..$50 a week per team

National Playoffs
September 8-9-10

Summer Titleholder
September 15-16-17

Fall Session Roster Deadline
September 13

Fall Session Starts
Week of September 18

TAP Nationals
October 21-26, 2017
The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
6 matches need in from June 5 to Sept. 25

Quality Inn room rates for Somerset
Room rates
September and January...$69...King room...$79

Room rate...June ...$79....King...$89

Rates are good until one week before the event.

​Call 814-443-4646 and mention the pool tournament
Laurel Highlands TAP is the...

    Home of the first TAP league in Pa. & the second oldest TAP league in the U.S.and Canada
 
  Home of  the largest billiard events in Western Pa.,
 the LH TAP Titleholders

    Home of the first TAP league to live stream events

  Home of the Morgan Cup & the
"Shark-Fest"


Tie Breaker Rule Change

With the new score keeping app tracking so much info there will be one feature in it that I will be using to break multiple ties. Teams I believe using the app now is making the league closer due to better score keeping. If you look on the standings it shows games won and lost for each team. If I can not break it the normal way of head to head and all the teams are still tied, ties will be broken by teams having the least amount of games lost.I will use it this session if there is no other way but AFTER this session this will be the main tiebreaker from now on and not head to head. (If teams are still tied then I will go to most games won)
With advancements in technology comes changes and this is one change for the better. It will penalize teams for possibly losing games on purpose and it is much easier to break ties.
Ties also will be broken the same way when I am seeding the 1st bracket for a Titleholder between divisions and not based on division size.

****. You might ask why not go by the most wins? The reason for that is 7 higher caps have to win more games and if a team has higher caps on it then they have the chance to win more games then a team of all 3 and 4 caps. So it will be determined by the most losses.You can argue the teams with higher caps could lose more games as well and my answer to that is...Don't lose games.

Also, I would be crazy not to use this feature and it is a lot easier for teams to see where they stand towards the end of the session in a tie breaker situation.

 Time outs
To speed up play on league nights, 4 to 7 caps will get only one time out per game. 2 and 3 caps will get the standard 2 time outs with 2 caps receiving unlimited 10 second coaches per each shot. 
(NOTE....This is only a local rule and not a national rule.)
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NEXT WEEK'S PLAYOFFS..USE WEEKLY CAPS

Ebensburg Moose (forfeit) at Break Room Los Pollos
Double LL at Bedford Bullwinkles
Hockenberrys at Double LL 3
GFC Big Dawgs at Barton..(forfeit)
Southmont Nobodies at Woodside Sith
Woys Boys at LA Youngs Boys
Point Pubs 2 at Trophys Money Shots
Malcottis 1 at Grove Nomads
Old Keg Elites at Portage Moose on the Loose
Garret Fire Hall at Fat Boys
Dons In and Out at Old Canal
Bellwood Eagles 2 at Whistle Stop Sue Boys

There is one spot open to the team that has the most wins but loses in the playoffs will still get a wildcard spot in the 2nd bracket to balance the board .

Monday teams can play next Monday due to Memorial Day
Here are the LH TAP Spring session MVP's. Each player as well as the Lady Player will receive $100.

2 cap....Missy Kelly.....69.56

3 cap...Dale Brown....114.00

4 cap...Corey Mack.....136.00

5 cap...Keith Deeter......145.67

6 cap....Rick Barkley......134.00

7 cap....Rob Ramirez Sr......152.91

Lady Player.......Belinda Pierce