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APA Poolplayer Championships

No Matter Your Skill, There is a Championship for You

May 1-5, 2024* in 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.

*All dates and times are subject to change.

*All Canadian Poolplayers Association (CPA) members should contact their Local League Operator before making travel arrangements.

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APA 8-Ball Classic

This event offers five Skill Level Tiers: Blue Tier (skill levels 2-3), Yellow Tier (skill level 4), Red Tier (skill level 5), Orange (skill level 6) and Purple Tier (skill level 7). The champion in each tier of this event receives $15,000 in cash and prizes. Total purse for this event is over $400,000.

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

This event offers four Skill Level Tiers: Green Tier (skill levels 1-3), White Tier (skill levels 4-5), Gray Tier (skill levels 6-7) and Black Tier (skill levels 8-9). The champion in each tier of this event receives $10,000 in cash and prizes. Total purse for this event is over $250,000.

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.

Competition is played on 3 ½’ X 7′ DIAMOND tables with Simonis 860 Tournament Bluecloth.  The ball set is Duramith Tournament using the Diamond Tournament Cue Ball.  A Modified Single Elimination Format that allows every player the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated.

 

 

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 four 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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Rules

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Scooter Rental

Need help getting around?  APA works with two scooter providers for your renting convenience!

Meet the Exhibitors

Dozens of Exhibitors will be at our event with thousands of items for sale!  You will never have another billiard shopping experience like this one, anyplace, ever! 2024 Vendor Information coming soon.

Travel Discounts

Travel and Event Discounts

Dress Code

See the tournament dress code

Know Before You Go

2024 Poolplayer Championships Frequently Ask Questions

Paying for Tables

Pay for pool tables quickly and easily using the free PayRange app

Event Program

Shipping Something to Vegas?

Information on shipping items, including pool cues, to the Westgate Las Vegas

Guest Room Safety Tips

Tips to keep you safe during your stay

Attention Canadian Players!

All Canadian Poolplayers Association (CPA) members should contact their Local League Operator before making travel arrangements.

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Tournament Brackets and Standings

Providing access to tournament brackets and the latest standings.

Latest News

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2024 8-Ball Doubles Final Results

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2024 APA 9-Ball Shootout Final Results

2024 APA 9-Ball Shootout Final Results

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Showdown Series

9 Ball Doubles

APA 9-Ball Doubles Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

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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WheelChair Championships

APA Wheelchair Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

A championship event for competitors in wheelchairs to play against each other.

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8 Ball Doubles Championships

APA 8-Ball Doubles Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

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

Westgate Las Vegas

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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