If you are an establishment that has one or more pool tables and want extra business - hosting a NAPA league is a great way to bring more people to your place!
Unlike many leagues, NAPA does not ask the establishing to provide shirts, drinks, pay for team dues, or pay any type of location fees. In fact, we don't ask for anything but the privilege of allow players to come to your place and play, drink, eat, and most importantly have fun!
What do you get?
If you have regulars that play pool, then you can offer then NAPA... what do they get?
What do we want from you?
We ask is that you open the tables to allow the players to play without paying for their games. This is not a prerequisite for the league, but it does make it easier to attract players to your location to play. In some areas, it is customary to play for games. In some cases bars do not own the tables. Ultimately it is up to the venue to decide whether the players play for free, or at what cost.
What if you do not want to give up the quarters or green fees for the games? We typically play about 22-25 games a night per league (double that for double play). If you charge $1 per game that is about $23 average you would lose in quarters as the worst case (less if you split it with a vendor). Most players come to spend a certain amount of money. If they have to pay for the game ($1 per game), pay dues (typically $7 to $8), that leaves less money to spend for a drink or food. If the payment for the game is eliminated the players have more money to spend, likely they will buy drinks or food. Now if 8-12 players have more money to spend, I know they will spend more than what you lose in quarters. Losing $23 in quarters is about $2 for every player there. How much does a beer cost? Instead of nursing a beer all night long they may buy two or three giving you many times your $23 back. So losing $23 in quarters is a small price to pay to have more food and drink sold and it makes your players happy!! As an added benefit players normally stay later after league ends so that benefits you again. Who knows, you may gain additional customers due to your generosity.