While some of the 2020 World Pool Championships events have been moved to December, APA is prepared to host an event in August in Las Vegas if circumstances allow.
APA is prepared to host some of its Showdown Series events including the 8-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Doubles and Jack & Jill Doubles Championships, in addition to the Team Captains Championship, Aug. 11-15, 2020.
The 8-Ball and 9-Ball Doubles Championships were scheduled to take place during the Poolplayer Championships, which have been postponed until 2021. The Jack & Jill Doubles and Team Captains Championship were already scheduled to take place in August.
“This (plan) gives us a chance to host these events this year if the pandemic situation improves in the next couple of months,” said APA Tournament Director Bill Tufts.
“We realize it might be a long shot, and we certainly will not host an event if we believe it’s unsafe to do so, but we owe it to our members who qualified for these events to get a chance to play if we can give them the opportunity to do so,” he added.
Should the August event ultimately be canceled, the 2020 8-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Doubles, Jack & Jill Doubles and Team Captains Championships will likely have to be canceled and will not be rescheduled.
It’s important to recognize plans will ultimately be dictated by what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic over the next few months.
Here are the specific event dates:
9-Ball Doubles Championship: Aug. 11-12
Jack & Jill Doubles Championship: Aug. 11-13
8-Ball Doubles Championship: Aug. 12-15
Team Captains Championship: Aug. 13-15