2017 World Pool Championships Onsite Coverage

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The World's Largest Amateur Pool Tournament

The culmination of weekly APA League play is the APA World Pool Championships, held at the Westgate Resort  &  Casino in Las Vegas. This event consists of two individual World Championships:

9-Ball World Championship
(August 10-14, 2017**)
2017 9-Ball Preliminary Schedule of Events

This event is open to any combination of men and women, with a 1st Place prize of $15,000.

8-Ball World Championship
(August 14-19, 2017**)
2017 8-Ball Preliminary Schedule of Events

This event is open to any combination of men and women, with a 1st Place prize of $25,000.

Competition is played on 3 ½’ X 7' Valley Cougar 93 tables with Mercury Ultra cloth. The ball set is Aramith Premier 2 ¼” using the Valley Cougar cue ball. A modified single elimination format that allows every team the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated. All qualified teams receive $350 when they register at the event.

Other Tournaments Held Within the World Pool Championships



During the World Pool Championships, the APA hosts MiniMania events nearly around-the-clock, which consist of a variety of formats, providing APA members with as many opportunities as possible to compete while in Las Vegas.

Jack & Jill Championship

Ladies 8-Ball Championship

Held in conjunction with the APA World Pool Championships, the Ladies 8-Ball Championship is open to Ladies only teams with a maximum of 5 players.

Jack & Jill Championship

Jack & Jill Championship

One of APA's most loved events, the Jack & Jill Championships provide couples a way to compete in a fast paced style and exciting format.


Masters Championship

Our most aggressive of formats for our most competitive players. Get your 4 best players together and see if you have what it takes to be a master.

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APA 2017 Las Vegas Monorail Discount!

Let the Las Vegas Monorail be your Transportation Solution! The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and reliable transportation alternative for travelers on the Las Vegas Strip. The Monorail is the easiest, fastest and most convenient way to get from one end of the Strip to the other in just minutes. Trains arrive every few minutes at each of our seven stations: Westgate Las Vegas Station, MGM Grand Station, Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas Station, Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station, Harrah’s/LINQ Station, Las Vegas Convention Center Station, and SLS Station. The system is open 7 a.m. to Midnight Monday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Purchase your tickets online at:


2017 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Discount at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Location

“Easy come, easier go.  We’re conveniently located next to the box office at the Westgate.  Simply click the link to receive a 10% discount off your rental!”


Southwest Airlines®—The Preferred Carrier of American Poolplayers Association World Tournaments

Southwest Airlines is offering American Poolplayers Association tournament attendees bonus Rapid Reward points and 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the tournament through our SWABIZ® account.

Book beginning March 15, 2017 through July 19, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rates. Discounts are available for travel dates August 2-August 23, 2017.

By flying Southwest Airlines as an American Poolplayers Association traveler, you will also receive 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the tournament with your Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation.

To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit

To take advantage of this offer, click on this link (no promo code necessary):


United Airlines Now Offering Discounted Flights for APA Members for the 2017 World Pool Championships!

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for travel to the APA World Pool Championships Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts at Insert Offer Code  ZXEV328278 or call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZXEV  and Agreement Code: 328278