22 November 2010,
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The APA Great Lakes Invitational took place Nov. 5-7 at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing, Mich. Fifty-five teams from Michigan and Ontario, Canada competed in the 8-Ball tournament, vying for their share of over $16,000. The event also featured a Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman exhibition, MiniMania events, and a Last Chance tournament for teams who lost their first two matches in the main tournament.
Pool Hall Junkies from North York, Ontario took 1st Place in the main event, collecting $5,000 for the victory. Second place, and $2,500, went to Straight Shots from Lapeer, Mich. Finishing in 3rd Place and collecting $1,250 each were R U Ready to Rack and Pool Pirates, both from Grand Rapids, Mich.
Eight teams participated in the Last Chance Tournament, with GR8 Pretenders from Ajax, ON taking 1st Place and winning $400.
Champions – Pool Hall Junkies from North York, ON
Runners-Up – Straight Shots from Lapeer, MI
3rd Place – R U Ready to Rack from Grand Rapids, MI
3rd Place – Pool Pirates from Grand Rapids, MI
Last Chance Winners – GR8 Pretenders from Ajax, ON