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APA World Pool Championships

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The World’s Largest Pool Tournament

August 8-17, 2024* in Las Vegas

The culmination of weekly APA League play is the 8-Ball World Championship and 9-Ball World Championship, which make up the APA World Pool Championships, held at the Westgate Las Vegas. 

*All dates and times are subject to change.

Online Registration will open approximately two weeks prior to the start of your event. Please login or claim your Online Member Services Account for access.

APA 8-Ball World Championship

August 8-13, 2024*
1st Place prize of $30,000.
Preliminary Schedule*

APA 9-Ball World Championship

August 13-17, 2024*
1st Place prize of $20,000
Preliminary Schedule*

Competition is played on 3 ½’ X 7′ DIAMOND tables with Simonis 860 Tournament Bluecloth.  The ball set is Duramith Tournament using the Diamond Tournament Cue Ball.  A Modified Single Elimination Format that allows every team the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated. All qualified teams who participate in the event will receive $350 National Qualifier Money. See Event Program for details. 

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Thank You World Pool Championships Referees 2023

Thank You World Pool Championships Referees 2023

Thank you to all the referees and floor managers who dedicated their time to help make the 2023 World Pool Championships a success. We couldn't do it without you!Floor ManagersBack Row (L to R): Don Ward, Dana Patton, Jeff Howell, Danielle Hecht, Jason Dusel Front Row...

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2023 Team Shirt Contest Results

2023 Team Shirt Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered the 2023 Team Shirt Contest held at the World Pool Championships in Vegas! Winners were decided via online voting. There were some great designs!

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2023 9-Ball World Championship Results

2023 9-Ball World Championship Results

Gambler 1 of Gainesville, Fla., defeated Control Your Rack 9 of Atlanta, Ga., in the finals of the 2023 APA 9-Ball World Championship.  The victory earned Gambler 1 $20,000 in 1st Place prize money, while Control Your Rack took home $10,000 as Runners-Up. Dead Stroke...

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Team Captain Change Authorization Form

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Scooter Rental

Need help getting around?  APA works with two scooter providers for your renting convenience!

Meet the Exhibitors

Dozens of Exhibitors will be at our event with thousands of items for sale!  You will never have another billiard shopping experience like this one, anyplace, ever! 2024 Vendor Information coming soon

Travel Discounts

Discounts on travel to and around Vegas

Dress Code

See the tournament dress code

Know Before You Go

World Pool Championships Frequently Asked Questions

Paying for Tables

Pay for pool tables quickly and easily using the free PayRange app

Event Program

2024 Event Program Coming Soon

Prohibited Team Names

Not all names are created equal — this tournament is rated PG

Shipping Something to Vegas?

Information on shipping items, including pool cues, to the Westgate Las Vegas

Guest Room Safety Tips

Tips to keep you safe during your stay

Attention Canadian Players!

All Canadian Poolplayers Association (CPA) members should contact their Local League Operator before making travel arrangements.

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Tournament Brackets and Standings

Providing access to tournament brackets and the latest standings.

Showdown Series

* All dates subject to change.
Master Championships

APA Masters Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

Our most aggressive of formats for our most competitive players. Get your 4 best players together and see if you have what it takes to be a master.

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Ladies Championships

APA Ladies 8-Ball Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

The Ladies 8-Ball Championship is open to Ladies only teams with a maximum of 5 players.

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Jack & Jill

APA Jack & Jill Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

One of APA's most loved events, the Jack & Jill Championships provide couples a way to compete in a fast paced style and exciting format.

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Captain Championships

Team Captains Championship

Westgate Las Vegas

The Team Captains Championship is open to Team Captains only teams with a maximum of 5 players.

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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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