APA MiniManiaOur long-term commitment to our members is to bring fun and excitement to amateur pool.  We make every effort to provide our members with as many opportunities as possible to compete at our Championships in Las Vegas. One way we do this is by offering our MiniMania Tournaments held during our two largest events.

MiniMania events are held 20 hours per day during the Poolplayer Championships and the World Pool Championships.  MiniMania Tournaments are open to all current APA members with at least 20 scores in one format within the last two years in either 8 Ball or 9-Ball (10 scores in 8-Ball & 10 scores in 9-Ball will not be considered 20 scores) and guarantees 100% payback of each tournament’s entry fees.  Entry fees range from $10 to $50 and must be paid upon registration.  Entrants must bring a picture id and their current APA membership card.  See below for more comprehensive rules to participate in these events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell a MiniMania slot?
Yes, up to 15 minutes prior to the event
Is Scotch Doubles alternate shot?
Can I play in a 9-Ball event if I only have scores in 8-Ball?
Yes, however your skill level will be one level higher.
I lost or misplaced my APA membership card, can I get a new one?
You can get a temporary replacement card at the MiniMania Control Table; there is a $5 replacement fee.
Are the MiniMania events 100% payback?
Where do I report for a MiniMania event?
The podium in the MiniMania event room.
What time should I arrive for my MiniMania event?
15 minutes before the event starts.
How far in advance can I sign up for a MiniMania event?
There is a 24 hour window.
Can I play in two MiniMania events at the same time?
When do I report for my next match?
We will call your name as soon as you get an opponent.
What is a mixed doubles event?
Mixed doubles are events where there must be one female player and one male player.
When and where can I collect my payout?
Immediately after your scoresheet has been scanned at the MiniMania Control Table.

MiniMania Tournament Registration, Payout, Rules and Regulations

  1. You must be a current APA member to register for any tournament.
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
  3. All participants must have 20 scores in one format (either 8 Ball or 9-Ball) within the last two years. These scores must be entered into our database by April 21 for the Poolplayer Championships and by August 2 for the World Pool Championships. (10 scores in 8-Ball & 10 scores in 9-Ball will not be considered 20 scores.) Masters Division players who do not have twenty 8-Ball or 9-Ball League match scores must have 20 matches played in the Masters Division or any combination of 20 scores/matches between 8-Ball, 9-Ball and Masters. All scores and/or matches must be within the last two years. Masters Division players who do not have the 20 scores in one format; but do have 20 scores/matches played, will play at a skill level 7 in 8-Ball and a skill level 9 in 9-Ball. Scores/Matches obtained at the Event will not count towards the 20 needed to participate.
  4. A player with the 20 required scores in 8-Ball may participate in a 9-Ball MiniMania Event, however their skill level will be raised one level. (8-Ball skill level is a 4, the 9-Ball skill level is a 5, except skill level 7’s must compete as 9’s).
  5. A player with the 20 required scores in 9-Ball may participate in an 8-Ball MiniMania Event, however their skill level will be raised one level (9-Ball skill level is a 4, the 8-Ball skill level is a 5).
  6. In order to conduct a fair and equal tournament for all APA players, APA must ensure that all participants are playing at skill levels that are not below their true ability. Handicap manipulation compromises the fairness and integrity of tournament play and cannot be tolerated. Accordingly, APA may disqualify any player if, in APA’s sole judgment and absolute discretion, the player is deemed by APA to be playing at a skill level below his true ability. The determination of whether a player is playing at a skill level below his true ability is necessarily subjective; APA is the sole judge of a player’s ability and may make such a determination in its absolute judgment and discretion.
  7. Any member who is currently suspended in their local area will not be allowed to participate in these events.
  8. Your current APA membership card is required. Any player who does not have a membership card may obtain a temporary card at the MiniMania Control Table for $5.00.
  9. There is a 24-hour event registration window.
  10. Photo identification is required during play and again at cash payout.
  11. Only the person entering an event may register. No one may register for you. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  12. Both partners must be present to register for any Doubles event.
  13. You will have only a 15-minute grace period after your match is called or you will forfeit.
  14. You will have up to 15 minutes prior to the event to be able to sell your entry.
  15. NO EXCEPTIONS. All sales must be made through the MiniMania control table.
  16. All tournaments are Single Elimination.
  17. All tournaments are 100% payback of entry fees. Winnings must be collected prior to the close of MiniMania, or they will be forfeited.
  18. All APA rules are in effect at all times.
  19. Dress code will be enforced.
  21. No refunds of entry fees.
  22. Tables are $1 per game.
  23. All MiniMania events are cash only. Credit Cards are not accepted.