U.S. Amateur Championship
November 7-11, 2018* – 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 25th 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.
U.S. Amateur Championship
November 9-11, 2018
- Race to 7
- Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
- 5 Games of 8-Ball
- 8 Games of 9-Ball
Womens U.S. Amateur Championship
November 7-8, 2018
- Race to 5
- Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
- 3 Games of 8-Ball
- 6 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
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.
2018 Preliminary Rounds – $75 for Non-APA members ($50 for 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 2019 pro event.
*Ground transportation(cab,rental car, etc.) will be at player’s expense.
Hotel & Lodging
All lady contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds of the Womens U.S. Amateur Championship receive two nights complimentary private lodging. Contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds of the U.S. Amateur Championship receive three nights complimentary private lodging. Reservations must be made by Oct. 6, 2017.
APA will also cover an additional night of lodging for those players still competing on Sunday.
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.
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