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Association of Billiard Professionals Announces Members & Goals
 Posted on Friday, May 27 2011 @ 07:51:40 UTCby admin
General Association of Billiard Professionals (ABP)
From Oscar Dominguez
ABP Board Secretary & Treasurer
abppropool@gmail.com

27 May 2011


Association of Billiard Professionals (ABP) Announces Members & Goals

The ABP represents the world’s best billiard players that are uniting together for a common goal. Over the years, players have endured many hardships and has found it necessary to try to reach common ground between the promoters of events, international associations, and the professional players.

Without a voice, players have not been able to adequately communicate and work with promoters and other industry entities. Promoters and associations likewise have been lacking in instruction and guidance from the pro players.

Some events and associations have not been able to sometimes protect the players from issues ranging from prize money payments, equipment issues and conditions, and rules/format. As the saying goes, “there is strength in numbers”, and this has led to the formation of the ABP.

The ABP led by some notable names such as Johnny Archer, Mika Immonen, Rodney Morris and many others in a committee of top players unified under a common purpose: To elevate the sport of pocket billiards and protect and assist in the well being of every player.



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The ABP is an association for the players and by the players. The players now have a united voice to help bring resolutions to seemingly never ending issues we face in the industry. The ABP, with your help, can bring about a positive change in a fair and appropriate manner. From standardizing equipment, rules, and creating systems to insure the payment of prize money so the players can get paid and in a timely fashion.

The ABP is for unification. The ABP is for change. Please join, support us, and see your name stand next to the world's greatest.

Below is a list of confirmed players who share in the ABP ideals and want to make a change now in our sport.



Association of Billiard Professionals (ABP)
Board of Directors
* Johnny Archer- Atlanta, GA
* Mika Immonen- Helsinki, FIN
* Rodney Morris- Honolulu, HI
* Shane Van Boening- S. Falls, SD
* Thorsten Hohmann- Fulda, GER
* Mike Davis - Tampa, FL
* Stevie Moore - Columbia, SC
* Oscar Dominguez - Los Angeles, CA
* Shawn Putnam- Atlanta, GA
* Charlie Williams - Orlando, FL
* John Schmidt - Wheeling, WV
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Association of Billiard Professionals (ABP)
Player Membership
    * Shane Van Boening USA
    * Mika Immonen FIN
    * Johnny Archer USA
    * Shawn Putnam USA
    * Rodney Morris USA
    * Mike Davis USA
    * Thorsten Hohmann GER
    * John Schmidt USA
    * Corey Deuel USA
    * Stevie Moore USA
    * Oscar Dominguez USA
    * Charlie Williams USA
    * Dennis Hatch USA
    * Jeremy Jones USA
    * Allen Hopkins USA
    * Scott Frost USA
    * Ernesto Dominguez MEX
    * Tony Robles USA
    * Ronnie Wiseman CAN
    * Kim Davenport USA
    * Jeremy Sossei USA
    * Tommy Kennedy USA
    * John Morra CAN
    * Rob Saez USA
    * Ben Zimmer USA
    * Larry Phlegar USA
    * Chris Szuter USA
    * Art Wiggins USA
    * Brian White USA
    * Jeff Crawford USA
    * Bill Mccollum USA
    * Jeff Beckley USA
    * Bill Incardona USA
    * Stefano Palinga ITA
    * Tommy Najar USA
    * Corey Harper USA
    * Ron Park USA
    * James Barraks USA
    * Justin Daniels USA
    * Dan Wallace USA
    * James Roberts USA
    *




Annual membership is $100 to join the ABP. This membership is separated into a fund that will be used to pay all the expenses acquired for creating and maintaining a players association. The ABP is a non-profit group where the ABP’s 11 board members are volunteering their time and effort to help change the sport for the better.






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