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APA Poolplayer Championships

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

April 27 – May 2, 2021* 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 at the Westgate Las Vegas. The 8-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Doubles and Wheelchair Championships, as well as MiniMania, take place alongside the APA Poolplayer Championships.

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APA 8-Ball Classic

April 27 – April 29, 2021*

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 $375,000.

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 30 – May 2, 2021*

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 $225,000.

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′ Valley Panther ZD-11 or Cougar 93 tables with Mercury Ultra cloth.  The ball set is Aramith Premier 2¼” using the Valley Cougar cue ball.  A Modified Single Elimination Format that allows every player the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated.

Fall Regionals Canceled

Due to Covid-19, the Fall Regionals that were scheduled for early October 2020 have been canceled.  All players that have already qualified for the Fall Regional will be moved to the Spring Regional to be held in early March 2021.

Eligibility Requirements for the 2020 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout Participants

Updated eligibility requirements for members who were qualified for the 2020 8-Ball Classic and/or the 2020 9-Ball Shootout that was postponed due to Covid-19.  Those members will only be required to be on a 2021 Spring Session Roster in the format in which they are qualified, and they are required to play at least 4 times in that format before April 1 of the 2021 Spring Session.

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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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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