The region’s best billiard players are cueing up in eastern Iowa, and the battle cry is: “Rack ’em up!” That’s what they’re shouting at Davenport’s RiverCenter, which has been transformed into a giant pool parlor. It’s the Iowa State Pool Players Association’s 15th annual state championship and it goes through Sunday.
Sixteen-hundred pool players – a hundred fewer than last year — from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri are gathered around 160 tables. They’re shooting for their share of $100,000 in prize money. Spectators can watch the action for free.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport