BANGOR – Every Monday and Wednesday its TAP league night at Rack City in Bangor.
“It started pretty small there were only eight teams for both eight-ball and nine-ball. That was probably a year and a half ago and we’ve now grown where we have eight in each league,”
Maine TAP owner and operator Ben Harvey said.
TAP or The Association for Pool has teams all around the country with the best of the best going to the national tournament in Las Vegas next month.
One of those squads is from Rack City.
“It’s pretty amazing yea i’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it now. It’s pretty fantastic you know they get to compete with players within TAP nationally and see what other players in other areas are like and what it’s all about,” Harvey said.
One member of the eight-ball team going to nationals is Bobbi Williams.
She along with her fiance Leo are traveling down to compete against up to 300 teams all vying for up to $100,000.
While the team is aiming high, Williams knows, win or lose, it’ll be a trip to remember for the rest of her life.
“It’s very exciting to go spend that time with my team and get married. Doesn’t get more exciting than you know being married by Elvis in Las Vegas with your team there,” Williams said.
Despite the organization and professional feel TAP league at Rack City welcomes people of all skill levels.
“The misconception everyone thinks you have to be good to be in the league and you really don’t you just want to have fun,” Rack City owner Corey Hanson said.