Garvin Oaks, Jr., of Olive Branch, Miss., also known by players as “I-Pod”, has been an integral part of the APA Memphis. He started playing in 1988 when APA was established in Memphis. He has close to 1,800 lifetime 8-Ball matches and nearly 800 lifetime 9-Ball matches!
Currently, Garvin plays on three 8-Ball teams and three 9-Ball teams. He’s a skill level 7 in both formats. He’s competed in Singles Regionals and plays in Jack & Jill qualifier tournaments. Garvin has also been to Vegas numerous times for the APA World Pool Championships, most recently in 2015 where he competed in the 9-Ball World Championship.
In addition to being a dedicated player, Garvin has also been a dedicated Host Location owner for nearly 30 years. His location currently hosts play five nights a week and runs different tournaments for APA players.
“Garvin is both a devoted player and Host Location owner for our League,” APA Memphis League Operator Jim Badger said. “He’s always there to lend a helping hand when needed; we’re extremely grateful to have him as a part of APA Memphis.”
Garvin says he most enjoys the competitive nature that APA Leagues provide. He’s also a strong supporter of the social aspect of League play; having fun and meeting new people.