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APA Poolplayer Championships

No Matter Your Skill, There’s a Championship for You

April 25–29, 2018* in Las Vegas

*Event dates subject to change

The culmination of individual play is the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout, which make up the APA Poolplayer Championships in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort & Casino. The 8-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Doubles and Wheelchair Championships, as well as MiniMania, are held in conjunction with the APA Poolplayer Championships.

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APA 8-Ball Classic

April 25-27, 2018*

This event offers five Skill Level Tiers: Blue Tier (SL2&3), Yellow Tier (SL4), Red Tier (SL5), Orange (SL6) and Purple Tier (SL7). The champion in each tier of this event receives $15,000 in cash and prizes. Total purse for this event is over $300,000.

Qualifying Sessions: Jan. 1 – June 15, Season 1 Qualifier Window – Winners advance to Fall Regionals in October. June 16 – Nov. 30, Season 2 Qualifier Window – Winners advance to Spring Regionals in March.

 

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APA 9-Ball Shootout

April 27-29, 2018*

This event offers three Skill Level Tiers: Green Tier (SL1-3), White Tier (SL4&5) and Black Tier (SL6-9). The champion in each tier of this event receives $10,000 in cash and prizes. Total purse for this event is over $150,000.

Qualifying Sessions: Jan. 1 – June 15, Season 1 Qualifier Window – Winners advance to Fall Regionals in October. June 16 – Nov. 30, Season 2 Qualifier Window – Winners advance to Spring Regionals in March.

Qualifying for the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout

APA members who are currently playing on an active 8-Ball or 9-Ball team, and have attained at least 10 League match scores during the past two years in their respective format(s), are eligible to participate in the Singles Program. At the Local Level, APA members compete on a Local Qualifier Board consisting of four to eight members with one player advancing on to regional competition. The local entry fee for this competition starts at $20**, and there is no limit on qualifying attempts. Qualifier Board winners advance to the Regional and Championship Levels with no additional entry fee. At the Local Level, Qualifier Boards are open to players of all skill levels. Board winners advance regionally and nationally to one of five Skill Level Tiers that corresponds with their skill level in 8-Ball and one of three Skill Level Tiers that corresponds with their skill level in 9-Ball. The Singles Program also utilizes the Equalizer® handicap system.

**Local entry starts at $20 per person, based on an 8-person board. Boards other than an 8-person board may vary in cost.

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Travel Discounts

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Guest Room Safety Tips

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FAQs

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Event Guide

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Latest News

2017 APA 8-Ball Classic Final Results

The finals of the 8-Ball Classic were the final championships to be decided in this year’s Poolplayer Championships.   Blue Tier (Skill Levels 2-3) In the Blue Tier, Taplia Renfrow of Atlanta, Ill., defeated Jared Bellino of Lake Charles, La. Yellow Tier...

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2017 9-Ball Doubles Final Results

The finals of the 9-Ball Doubles Championship hit the Championship Arena on Saturday evening. Droppin’ Nines – Jacqueline  Wargo (SL4) and Matt Kornfeld (SL5) – of Fort Washington, Penn., were up against Last Minute Decision – Chris Whitlow (SL4) and Adam...

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2017 Wheelchair Championship Final Results

The finals of the Wheelchair Championship hit the Championship Arena on Saturday afternoon. Marland Redfield (SL5), was up against Sonja Bennett (SL3) of Kankakee, Ill. The race was 4-2. Redfield won the lag and continued on to win the first two games....

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Showdown Series

APA 9-ball Doubles Championship Logo

APA 9-Ball Doubles Championship

April 25-26, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

Held in conjunction with the APA Poolplayer Championships, the 9-Ball Doubles Championship is open to any combination of players with a skill level limit of 10.

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APA Wheelchair Championship

April 26-27, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

A unique event for competitors in wheelchairs to play against each other on a national stage.

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APA 8-ball Doubles Championship Logo

APA 8-Ball Doubles Championship

April 27-29, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

Held in conjunction with the APA Poolplayer Championships, the 8-Ball Doubles Championship is open to any combination of players with a skill level limit of 10.

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MiniMania Tournaments

MiniMania Mini Tournaments

During the Championships in Las Vegas, 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.

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