Side-Pocket Billiards is "home" to many teams that play for various Pinellas county pool leagues. League players know that joining a pool league is a great way to meet new people and improve their game.

We're always looking for more players! If you'd like more information about joining a pool league, stop by Side-Pocket Billiards or visit the Web sites of the leagues shown below.

Bay Area APA

The Bay Area APA features weekly 8-ball and 9-ball competition for its 1000+ members, and the league is open to players of all skill levels. The unique handicap system created by the American Poolplayers Association makes the competition exciting and fun for everyone. Co-ed teams can consist of up to 8 players.

Seminole-Largo Pool League

The Seminole-Largo Pool League plays Wednesday evenings in various taverns and pool halls throughout Seminole and Largo. This is a co-ed, ball-in-hand league featuring 4-person teams and requiring at least one woman player per team. Weekly fees are $5 per player per night of play. There's no annual membership fee and the league pays every team that participates and finishes the session. Contact league operator Meg Sitterson for more information.

St. Petersburg Invitational Tavern Pool League

Established in 1963, the St. Petersburg Invitational Tavern Pool League is one of the oldest tavern leagues in the United States. The league features no-handicap 8-ball competition on Tuesday evenings at more than a dozen St. Petersburg taverns and pool halls. To learn more about the St. Petersburg Invitational Tavern Pool League, contact league president Randy Bauer.