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APA MiniMania Tournaments

APA MiniMania Tournaments

Our 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 18 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 by April 26 for the Poolplayer Championships or August 5 for the World Pool Championships 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.  You are only allowed to register for one event within a 4-hour time frame.

See below for more comprehensive rules to participate in these events.


Rules For Participation

MiniMania FAQs

Can I sell a MiniMania slot?

No.  Sales of MiniMania Events to other players are prohibited. You are allowed to receive a refund of your entry up to 1 hour prior to the Event. All refunds must be made through the MiniMania Cash Payout Table.

What time should I arrive for my MiniMania event?

15 minutes before the event starts.

Is Scotch Doubles alternate shot?


How far in advance can I sign up for a MiniMania event?

There is a 24 hour window.

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.

Can I play in two MiniMania events at the same time?


Are the MiniMania events 100% payback?


Is there a limit to how many events I can register for?

Yes. You are only allowed to register for one event within a 4-hour time frame.

Where do I report for a MiniMania event?

The podium in the MiniMania event room.

When and where can I collect my payout?

Immediately after your scoresheet has been scanned at the MiniMania Registration/Cash Payout Table.

Other APA Tournaments

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APA World Pool Championships

August 8-17, 2024, Westgate Las Vegas*

Home of The World's Largest Pool Tournaments

The culmination of weekly APA League play are the 8-Ball World Championship and 9-Ball World Championship, which make up the APA World Pool Championships, held at the Westgate Las Vegas.

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APA Poolplayer Championships

May 1-5, 2024, Westgate Las Vegas*

The culmination of individual play is the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout, which make up the APA Poolplayer Championships, held at the Westgate Las Vegas. In addition to the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout, the 8-Ball Doubles Championship, 9-Ball Doubles Championship and Wheelchair Championship, as well as MiniMania events, take place alongside the Poolplayer Championships.

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The U.S. Amateur Championship Logo

U.S. Amateur Championship

November 14 – 17, 2024* – Location TBD

Let the best of the best come and show their skills in the most prestigious amateur championship. Those who enter this event will experience the highest level of amateur billiard play in the United States!

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