WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

The North American Pool Tour (NAPT) was formed in early 2016 to provide an additional opportunity for regional tour amateurs and professional women players to participate in highly competitive billiard events across North America.
Currently, the NAPT is comprised of some of the most respected and longest running regional tours across North America, that reach an estimated 600 female players in both US and Canada.
Initially, the NAPT’s focus will be on women’s events, but will soon expand the program to include men and junior events.
The NAPT is committed to providing an open forum for players of all levels to participate and compete in tournaments at both the regional and national levels, while striving to expand the sport of billiards within North America.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide an opportunity for players of all levels to have a challenging, rewarding billiards tour experience.

Mission Statement

The North American Pool Tour is committed to providing an open forum for players of all levels to participate and compete. The NAPT will provide opportunities to play in tournaments at both the Division II and national levels while striving to expand the sport of billiards within North America.

Meet Our Team

Adrianne Beach

President

Adrianne is a late comer to competitive pool having played in her first NWPA tour stop in November of 2005 at the age of 42. Her passion for the sport lead her to getting involved and becoming a board member for the NWPA which lead to live streaming pool and starting Rail2Rail Productions. All of her activity within the sport ultimately lead her to becoming a founding member of the NAPT.   With degrees in both Accounting and Business Management, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the NAPT.

Linda Shea
Vice-President

Bio coming soon!

Sharon O’Hanlon
Secretary

Bio coming soon!

Shayla Neris
Treasurer

Shayla has been with the NAPT since day one.  She has been playing pool for 25 years and has a passion for promoting women’s pool.  She is also a board member on the OB Ladies Tour.  With over 20 years IT experience in corporate america, Shayla also assists with our website and social media accounts.  When Shayla isn’t playing pool, you might be able to find her riding her bike around Austin, TX.

Kelly Nickl
Board Member

Bio coming soon!

Mike Howerton

Board Member

A lifelong fan of the game, Mike is the owner and operator of AzBilliards.com

As if running the pool world’s biggest website for 20 years wasn’t enough work, is also involved with pool on a local level in Arizona as the publisher of a local Billiards publication and his involvement with the Diamond Pool Tour in Arizona. Mike also runs the Arizona State Junior Championship and was involved with the Arizona Ratings Committee in the past.

Nathalie Chabot

Board Member

Nathalie started an NAPT regional tour in Québec (CBFQ) with Sylvie Contant since 2016.  She has been playing pool for 25 years and has had the opportunity to experience great pool competitions.  She’s always searching for ways to provide women the opportunity to experience marvelous pool moments.  Nathalie also has a strong passion for golf and the outdoors.

Janeen Lee
Board Member

Bio coming soon!

Angela Williams

Board Member

Angela Williams has been a board member of the North American Pool Tour since its creation in 2016. She is the tour director of the Midwest Ladies’ Regional Tour, a CSI certified referee, a volunteer for the Billiards Education Foundation, and a professional pool player. Angela is also a web developer and programmer.

Tamre Geene-Rogers
Board Member

Bio coming soon!

Kevin Yi

Board Member

Kevin moved to the East Bay in California a decade ago.  Since moving he became enamored of the local food and beer scene as well as wine country.  Kevin has played in various local leagues for close to a decade and became a member of the board of The West Coast Women’s Tour five years ago.  Kevin works as front desk/office manager for a small law firm.

Mimi McAndrews
Board Member

Bio coming soon!

Rick Doner

Board Member

Dr. James “Rick” Doner has been a billiards referee/referee instructor for various organizations worldwide. 

He currently serves as a Trustee and Head Referee for the Billiard Education Foundation.  A past Tournament Director for the Derby City Classic, Atlanta Billiards Show, Galveston World Classic, and the US Bar Table.  He has served as a referee at various professional events including the Allen Hopkins Million Dollar 9-Ball, several WPBA events, World 3 Cushion Championships, International Pool Tour and Head referee for the Ultimate 10-Ball Tour, BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championships, and the Atlantic Challenge Cup.

He holds multiple degrees in biology and molecular biology.

Tam Trinh

Board Member

Tam has been seriously competing in leagues and tournaments since 2003.  She grew up playing in the New England area until 2013, when she moved to Texas. She has been to over 300 pool places across the world. Tam is a big advocate of changing the ratio of women competing in pool and will play any level tournament to represent.  She likes to create custom pool items and can be seen at tour stops and random tournaments with her pop up shop.

Denise Belanger

Board Member

Denise Belanger comes to you from Burlington, Ontario, Canada, and is a woman of many talents.
She is no stranger to the game of 8 ball, 9ball or even 10 ball.  Having been the youngest to be inducted into the VNEA Hall of Fame in 2003, Denise has not only played the game to the best of her ability, but has inspired so many others to want to improve the sport of billiards by promoting events through the Canadian Women’s Pool Tour.
Denise’s other passions are cooking, learning new adventures, and enjoying the finer points of life!

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