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APA World Pool Championships

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The World’s Largest Pool Tournament

August 9-18, 2018* in Las Vegas

*Event dates subject to change

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 Resort & Casino. The Jack & Jill Championship, Ladies 8-Ball Championship, Masters Championship and Team Captains Championship, as well as MiniMania, take place alongside the APA World Pool Championships.

APA 9-Ball World Championship

August 9-13, 2018*

This event is open to any combination of men and women, with a 1st Place prize of $15,000.

9-Ball Preliminary Schedule of Events

APA 8-Ball World Championship

August 13-18, 2018*

This event is open to any combination of men and women, with a 1st Place prize of $25,000.

8-Ball Preliminary Schedule of Events

Competition is played on 3 ½’ X 7′ Valley Cougar 93 tables with Mercury Ultra cloth. The ball set is Aramith Premier 2 ¼” using the Valley Cougar cue ball. A Modified Single Elimination Format that allows every team the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated. All qualified teams receive $350 when they register at the event.

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World Pool Championships Hotel Information

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Guest Room Safety Tips

Tips to keep you safe during your stay

Prohibited Team Names

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

Travel Discounts

Discounts on travel to and around Vegas

Scooter Rental

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Change Team Name/Captain Name

Download the form to change your team name or Captain’s name.

Event Program

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Know Before You Go

Important information you need to know before you go to the event and Las Vegas

Team Shirt Contest

Learn more about the team shirt contest.


See the tournament rules.


Dozens of Exhibitors will be at our event with thousands of items for sale!  You will never have another billiards shopping experience like this one, anyplace, ever!

Shipping Something to Vegas?

Information on shipping items, including pool cues, to the Westgate Hotel & Casino

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Watch APA Championship Match Coverage

We will be streaming the championship rounds of each event live.

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Tournament Brackets and Standings

Providing access to tournament brackets and the latest standings.

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Showdown Series

* All dates subject to change.

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APA Masters Championship

August 14-17, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

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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APA Ladies 8-Ball Championship

August 9-12, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

Held in conjunction with the APA World Pool Championships, the Ladies 8-Ball Championship is open to Ladies only teams with a maximum of 5 players.

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APA Jack & Jill Championship

August 13-15, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

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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Team Captains Championship

August 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV*

Held in conjunction with the APA World Pool Championships, the Team Captains Championship is open to Team Captains only teams with a maximum of 5 players.

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MiniMania Tournaments

MiniMania Mini Tournaments

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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