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APA World Pool Championships

The 2020 World Pool Championships have been postponed. More Information below...

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The World’s Largest Pool Tournament

August 3-14, 2021* 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. 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.

*Due to the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, and it’s potential impact on this event, all dates and times are subject to change.

APA 8-Ball World Championship

August 3-9, 2021*

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



APA 9-Ball World Championship

August 9-14, 2021*

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

Competition is played on 3 ½’ X 7′ Valley Panther ZD-11 or 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for the 2021 August Event?

We do not have exact event dates at this time. As soon as we do, we will share with everyone!

My team was qualified for the 2020 World Pool Championships. Can we change our roster?


My team is qualified for World Pool Championships. Is my team required to play weekly until the 2021 event?

Any teams advancing to the 2021 World Pool Championships will be required to play in the 2021 Spring Session. Local Bylaws may require additional session play so please be sure to consult with your local League Operator.

Will I get a discount on 2021 Membership Fees?

We understand that League play has been disrupted in many markets as well as many areas of our lives by Covid-19.  We thank you for your support and appreciate your patience and as we prepare for internal discussions about renewals into 2021.

How will common players work at the 2021 World Pool Championships?

We are still working out the logistics and requirements regarding teams with common players. If you end up in this situation, check with your League Operator.

Latest News

APA Announces 2021 World Pool Championships Dates

APA Announces 2021 World Pool Championships Dates

The dates for the 2021 APA World Pool Championships in Las Vegas have been set. The event will take place over 12 days, Aug. 3-14, 2021, kicking off with the 8-Ball World Championship. The Westgate Las Vegas will once again host the pool extravaganza. As announced in...

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2019 Sportsmanship Winners

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Travel Discounts

Discounts on travel to and around Vegas.

Event Program

Download all the information you need about the event. 


Know Before You Go

Coming Fall 2020!

Guest Room Safety Tips

Tips to keep you safe during your stay.


Coming Fall 2020!

Scooter Rental

Team Shirt Contest

Learn more about the team shirt contest.

Shipping Something to Vegas?

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

Prohibited Team Names

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

Change Team Name/Captain Name

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


See the tournament rules.

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Watch APA Championship Match Coverage

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

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Our Photos

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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

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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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

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

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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