U.S. Amateur Championship

U.S. Amateur Preliminary Rounds

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U.S. Amateur Championships

February 9-13, 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 9-10, 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 11-13, 2022*

  • Race to 7
  • Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
    • 5 Games of 8-Ball
    • 8 Games of 9-Ball

General Information

  • Double Elimination
  • 4 1/2 x 9 ft. Tables
  • APA & Pro Rules Apply
  • Winner of Lag Chooses Break or Format
Championship Host Location

Stroker’s Sports Bar & Grill
30901 US Hwy 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 786-6683

Stroker’s Sports Bar & Grill is a non-smoking venue.


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Location Managers

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.

Entry Fees

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

 The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607-1430
(813) 281-8900

All Womens U.S. Amateur Championship contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds will receive 2
nights complimentary private lodging for Tuesday, February 8, and Wednesday, February 9, 2022. For those players who advance to the Womens semifinals, we will also cover your lodging for the night of Thursday, February 10 in addition to the other two nights.

Those competing in the U.S. Amateur Championship will receive 3 nights complimentary private lodging for
Thursday, February 10, through and including Saturday, February 12, 2022. For those players who advance to the matches on Sunday, we will cover your lodging for the night of Sunday, February 13 in addition to the other three nights.

To make changes to your reservation, or to book additional nights ($119/night plus tax), you may email playerrooming@poolplayers.com. Lodging changes must be made by January 7, 2022.

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

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information on the U.S. Amateur Championship? Contact us at 636-625-8611 ext. 5510 or ndunn@poolplayers.com.

Additional Information

Rules of Participation

See the tournament rules.

Championship Rounds Dress Code

See the dress code.

Hall of Champions

See past U.S. Amateur Championship winners.

Preliminary Round Locations

See where preliminary rounds will take place.

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