We are the oldest pool league dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Since 1984, the New York Gay Pool League has provided a welcoming environment for NYC area pool players and raised more than $300,000 for local LGBTQ organizations.  Our mission is to build a unique sense of community and friendship between our member bars, players and partners.  Look for upcoming events and tournaments by clicking on "How to Get Involved", click on "NYGPL Recruiting Form" where you can register to receive our league emails.  If you still have a question, use the form below and an Officer will get back to you.

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8-Ball - Gym Bar
9-Ball - Phoenix Hotshots



8-Ball - Boxer's Briefs
9-Ball - Metropolitan Bar



PRESIDENT, Jason Skipper

VICE PRESIDENT, Glenn Warnecke


SECRETARY, Steve Sibol



Effective August 21, 2023, Section 10.10B of the NYGPL, Inc. Guidelines, By-Laws and Rules of Play for 8-Ball is restated as follows:

Rule 10.10B  The table must be immediately racked upon the conclusion of a game.  The table does not have to be racked by the game's referee.  It is permissible for the player breaking to rack for themself.


Effective January 20, 2023, Section 14.1E of the NYGPL, Inc. Guidelines, By-Laws and Rules of Play for 8-Ball is restated as follows:

Rule 3.21 Fouls by Touching Balls:  

Cue Ball before the shot:  Moving the cue ball before the shot, even accidentally, is a foul, with ball-in-hand going to the incoming player.

Numbered balls before the shot:  Inadvertently moving or touching a numbered ball before the shot is not a foul.  The referee will restore the ball to its original position and play continues.

Cue Ball or Numbered balls during or after the shot:  Moving, touching or changing the path of any ball is a foul, with the exception of the normal tip-to-cue-ball forward stroke contact of a shot.  Ball-in-hand is awarded to the incoming player; referee does NOT restore any ball position.


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Founded in 1984, the New York Gay Pool League is a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation dedicated to raising money for HIV/AIDS charities. The Corporation is formed for the purposes of providing relief to poor, distressed and underprivileged, and indigent persons afflicted by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and/or the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) virus in the New York City area. In furtherance of these charitable purposes, the Corporation shall disperse the funds raised to other organizations which are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as it may be amended, and which provide relief, support, and services to the poor, distressed and underprivileged, and indigent HIV/AIDS afflicted community. The Corporation is not formed for and shall not be conducted nor operated for pecuniary or financial gain, and no part of its assets, income or profit shall be distributed to, or inure to, the benefit of any private individual or individuals.