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APA World Pool Championships

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The World’s Largest Pool Tournament

August 3-12, 2023* 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.

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

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

8-Ball is August 3  – 8*
1st Place prize of $30,000.
Click here for Preliminary Schedule.*

APA 9-Ball World Championship

9-Ball is August 8 – 12*
1st Place prize of $20,000
Click here for 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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2022 9-Ball World Championship Results

2022 9-Ball World Championship Results

#LepLife of Philadelphia, Pa., defeated Rack Masters of Florence, Ky., in the finals of the 2022 APA 9-Ball World Championship.  The victory earned #LepLife $20,000 in 1st Place prize money, while Rack Masters took home $10,000 as Runners-Up. Stumble Inn of Godley,...

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Travel Discounts

Discounts on travel to and around Vegas

Event Program

2023 Event Program Coming Soon


See the tournament rules

Dress Code

See the tournament dress code

Prohibited Team Names

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

Team Captain Change Authorization Form

Download to change or temporarily change the Team Captain

Team Shirt Contest

2023 Team Shirt Contest Entry Form/Rules

Shipping Something to Vegas?

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

Scooter Rental

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

Know Before You Go

World Pool Championships Frequently Asked Questions

Guest Room Safety Tips

Tips to keep you safe during your stay


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!

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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

View photos from the APA World Pool Championships.

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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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