U.S. Amateur Championship:

The U.S. Amateur Championship

The Nation's Most Prestigious Amateur Pool Tournament!

Welcome to the official web site for the U.S. Amateur Championship - the nation's most prestigious amateur pool tournament. Here you will find information about this event including Preliminary Round locations and dates where you can try and qualify for the Championship Rounds. Registration begins April 1 and runs through June 15. The U.S. Amateur Championship features the top players in the game, therefore this competition is only intended for the finest amateur players. The winners of the event qualify for a 2018 pro event! The event will be held Nov. 8-12. The Womens U.S. Amateur Championship takes place Nov. 8-9, with the U.S. Amateur Championship running Nov. 10-12. As the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, the American Poolplayers Association (APA) is honored to conduct the 24th Annual U.S. Amateur Championship. Since the inauguration of this event in 1994, the level of competition continues to improve year after year. Only a small percentage of the best amateur players choose to play for the glory and love of the game. Those who enter this event will experience the highest level of amateur billiard play. Therefore, the U.S. Amateur Championship is only intended for the finest amateur players. The competition will be relentless, and every match won will be well deserved. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next U.S. Amateur Champion, we encourage you to enter this event and find out!
The winners of the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship and the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship receives paid travel, lodging and entry into a 2018 pro event.

Download the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship Brochure 


2017 Preliminary Rounds

Sept. 22-24**, 2017 (Please view Preliminary Round Location Information) Venues throughout North America.

**Not all preliminary locations will begin on Friday. Participants will receive additional information the first week of September which will include the official start time of their preliminary location.

2017 Championship Rounds

Womens U.S. Amateur Championship: Nov 8-9. U.S. Amateur Championship: Nov. 10-12. Stroker’s – Palm Harbor, Fla. The Championship Rounds will be non-smoking.

Tournament Format

Location Managers

If you have several patrons who want to participate, you can host a Qualifier event and sponsor the winner. The entry fees you generate would cover your cost to send him/her to a Preliminary Round. Each year, national billiard magazines and local newspapers across the country feature participants and winners of the U.S. Amateur Championship. This is a great promotional opportunity for your business. If you sponsor a player who finishes in the Top 5 of the U.S. Amateur Championship or in the Top 3 of the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship, you’ll receive a commemorative plaque for your establishment.

  • Double Elimination
  • 4 1/2 x 9 ft. Tables
  • APA & Pro Rules Apply
  • Winner of Lag Chooses Break or Format

U.S. Amateur Championship

  • Race to 7
  • Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
  • 5 Games of 8-Ball
  • 8 Games of 9-Ball

Womens U.S. Amateur Championship

  • Race to 5
  • Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
  • 3 Games of 8-Ball
  • 6 Games of 9-Ball
Championship Host Location
Stroker's Sports Bar & Grill 30901 US Hwy 19 North Palm Harbor, FL 34684 (727) 786-6683 Website Facebook Page Directions
Entry Fees
2017 Preliminary Rounds - $75 for Non-APA members ($50 for APA members)

In addition to advancing to a pro event, each Champion will receive a magnificent trophy and event jacket.

Both Champions receive a one year free APA membership and are invited to return to the Championship Round the following year to defend their titles. Returning Champions also receive complimentary airline travel, courtesy of APA.

Hotel & Lodging

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay 3050 North Rocky Point Drive West Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 888-8800 Website Directions

All lady contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds of the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship receive two nights complimentary private lodging. Contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds of the U.S. Amateur Championship receive three nights complimentary private lodging. Reservations must be made by Oct. 6, 2017

APA will also cover an additional night of lodging for those players still competing on Sunday.

Flight Special for APA Members

United Airlines gives APA Members Discounts on Flights to Tampa Bay, FL


United Airlines Now Offering Discounted Flights for APA Members for USAM in Tampa Bay, FL

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for travel to the U.S Amateur in Tampa Bay, Florida Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts at www.united.com/meetingtravel Insert Offer Code  ZWYS614731 Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZWYS  and Agreement Code: 614731

Contact Us
Have questions or need more information on the U.S. Amateur Championship? Contact us at 636-625-8611 ext. 5510 or ndunn@poolplayers.com.

2016 U.S. Amateur Championship Event Coverage

CompuSport Online Brackets

To view the brackets, click here and then simply select ‘Get results & brackets by division’ on the top right of the screen.

2016 U.S. Amateur Championship Live Streamed Matches

2016 Womens U.S. Amateur Championship Live Streamed Matches

2016 Womens U.S. Amateur Championship Qualifiers
2016 U.S. Amateur Championship Qualifiers