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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 APA World Pool Championships, held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. This event consists of the 8-Ball World Championship, 9-Ball World Championship, Jack & Jill Championship,  Ladies 8-Ball Championship, Masters Championship, Team Captains Championship and the MiniMania events.

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

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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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Shipping Something to Vegas?

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

Team Shirt Contest

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Dozens of vendors will be there with thousands of items for sale!

Team Captain Video

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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.

Latest News

2017 Sportsmanship Winners

Sportsmanship is important to the integrity of APA Leagues. Congratulating your opponent when he makes a good shot and celebrating with your opponent when he wins adds character to the game. Keep proper score, shake hands, give high fives,...

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2017 Team Shirt Contest Results

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who entered and voted in the 2017 Team Shirt Contest! All World Pool Championship teams were eligible to enter. Winners were decided through online voting on Facebook and poolplayers.com. Here are this year's...

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2017 8-Ball World Championship Results

Brew Crew II of Cape Girardeau, Mo., defeated Name This of Charlotte, N.C., in the finals of the 2017 World 8-Ball Championship.  The victory earned Brew Crew II $25,000 in 1st Place prize money, while Name This took home $15,000 as Runners-up. Name This...

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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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