U.S. Amateur Championships
November 2 – 5, 2023* – Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, Orlando, FL
*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!
The U.S. Amateur Championships offer both the U.S. Amateur Championship and the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship.
ROOMING INFORMATION: APA books the rooming information for all players that qualify for the USAM Championships – please do not contact the hotel directly. However, if you wish to book an extra room for a family member/friend/fan, please CLICK HERE to make a reservation. The room rate is $135/night (there are no resort fees when booking in the Official APA Room Block). If you have questions about rooming, please contact Jodie Kavanagh, Director of Event Productions, at email@example.com
Womens U.S. Amateur Championship
November 2 – 3, 2023*
- Race to 5
- Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
- 3 Games of 8-Ball
- 6 Games of 9-Ball
U.S. Amateur Championship
November 3 – 5, 2023*
- 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
2023 Championship Rosters
Championship Finalist Guide
Coming Fall 2023
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 duffel bag.
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.
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.
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