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APA World Pool Championships

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The World’s Largest Pool Tournament

August 4-13, 2022* 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. 

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

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

APA 8-Ball World Championship

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

APA 9-Ball World Championship

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, standard size pockets, and either Valley Supreme or Ridgeback rails. 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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2020-2021 9-Ball World Championship Results

2020-2021 9-Ball World Championship Results

Rick's Mo-Betta Team of San Antonio, Texas defeated Shorty's Billiards of Hazlehurst, Ga., in the finals of the 2020-2021 APA 9-Ball World Championship.  The victory earned Rick's Mo-Betta Team $30,000 in 1st Place prize money, while Shorty's Billiards took home...

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Prohibited Team Names

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Team Captain Change Authorization Form

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Team Shirt Contest

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2020-2021 World Pool Championships Frequently Asked Questions

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Showdown Series

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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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