U.S. Amateur Preliminary Rounds
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U.S. Amateur Championships
February 16-20, 2022* – Palm Harbor, Fla
*Event dates subject to change
As the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, the American Poolplayers Association (APA) is honored to conduct the 28th Annual U.S. Amateur Championship. Since the inauguration of this event in 1994, the level of competition continues to improve year after year. Only a small percentage of the best amateur players choose to play for the glory and love of the game. Those who enter this event will experience the highest level of amateur billiard play in the United States. Therefore, the U.S. Amateur Championship is only intended for the finest amateur players. The competition will be relentless, and every match won will be well deserved. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next U.S. Amateur Champion, we encourage you to enter this event and find out!
We will be following state/local guidelines concerning COVID-19 and working with the Local League Operators and Host Locations where preliminary rounds will be held. If your location or the event is canceled as a result, you will be notified and issued a refund of the entry fee.
The U.S. Amateur Championships offer both the U.S. Amateur Championship and the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship.
Womens U.S. Amateur Championship
February 16-17, 2022*
- Race to 5
- Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
- 3 Games of 8-Ball
- 6 Games of 9-Ball
U.S. Amateur Championship
February 18-20, 2022*
- Race to 7
- Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
- 5 Games of 8-Ball
- 8 Games of 9-Ball
- Double Elimination
- 4 1/2 x 9 ft. Tables
- APA & Pro Rules Apply
- Winner of Lag Chooses Break or Format
Championship Host Location
Championship Finalist Guide
If you have several patrons who want to participate, you can host a Qualifier event and sponsor the winner. The entry fees you generate would cover your cost to send him/her to a Preliminary Round. Each year, national billiard magazines and local newspapers across the country feature participants and winners of the U.S. Amateur Championship. This is a great promotional opportunity for your business. If you sponsor a player who finishes in the Top 5 of the U.S. Amateur Championship or in the Top 3 of the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship, you’ll receive a commemorative plaque for your establishment.
Preliminary Rounds – $50 for APA members or $75 for Non-APA members
In addition to advancing to a pro event, each Champion will receive a magnificent trophy and event jacket.
Both Champions receive a one year free APA membership and are invited to return to the Championship Round the following year to defend their titles. Returning Champions also receive complimentary airline travel, courtesy of APA.
The winners receive paid travel*, lodging and entry into a pro event.
*Ground transportation(cab, rental car, etc.) will be at player’s expense.
Hotel & Lodging
Your rooming will be booked by APA on your behalf at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas, 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL 33607. Please do not contact the hotel directly to make or change your reservations.
All Womens U.S. Amateur Championship contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds will receive two (2) nights complimentary private lodging for the night of Tuesday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (check-in 2/15 and check out 2/17). For those players who advance to the Womens semifinals, we will also cover your lodging for the night of Thursday, February 17 (check out 2/18) in addition to your other two nights.
Those competing in the U.S. Amateur Championship will receive three (3) nights complimentary private lodging for the night of Thursday, February 17, through and including Saturday, February 19, 2022 (check-in 2/17 and check out 2/20). For those players who advance to the matches on Sunday, we will cover your lodging for the night of Sunday, February 20 (check out 2/21) in addition to your other three nights.
If you wish to reserve extra nights, you may contact the APA National Office via email at email@example.com
All rooming reservations/changes are due to APA by no later than Friday, January 7, 2022. Please do not contact the hotel directly – all changes must be submitted through APA.
Flight Special for APA Members
United Airlines gives APA Members Discounts on Flights to Tampa Bay, FL
United Airlines Now Offering Discounted Flights for APA Members for USAM in Tampa Bay, FL
United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for travel to the U.S Amateur in Tampa Bay, Florida
Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts at www.united.com/meetingtravel Insert Offer Code ZED3424954
Call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations.
Refer to Z Code ZED3 and Agreement Code: 424954
Have questions or need more information on the U.S. Amateur Championship? Contact us at 636-625-8611 ext. 5510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Sheerman of Port St Lucie, Fla., is the 2020-2021 U.S. Amateur Champion. Sheerman went undefeated through the 117-player field in his first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance. After falling behind 8-1 early in the Championship Final, Sheerman battled back to...
Jeannie Seaver of Tarpon Springs, Fla., is the 2020-2021 Womens U.S. Amateur Champion. Seaver went undefeated through the 47-player field in her first U.S. Amateur Championship appearance. "It was a very tough field. It's a very prestigious title to win. A lot of the...
September Preliminary Rounds to be Played as Scheduled Where Possible The U.S. Amateur Championship, previously scheduled for Nov. 4-8, 2020 at Stroker’s in Palm Harbor, Fla., is being rescheduled for March 17-21, 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The...
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