THE 2015 National Singles Championships

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APA Poolplayer Championships

The culmination of individual play is the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout, which make up the APA Poolplayer Championships in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort & Casino. The 8-Ball Doubles, 9-Ball Doubles and Wheelchair Championships, as well as MiniMania, are held in conjunction with the APA Poolplayer Championships.

2016 APA Poolplayer Championships Preliminary Schedule of Events
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8-Ball Classic

To be held April 29 - May 1, 2016*

This event offers five Skill Level Tiers: Blue Tier (SL2&3), Yellow Tier (SL4), Red Tier (SL5), Orange (SL6) and Purple Tier (SL7). The champion in each tier of this event receives $15,000 in cash and prizes. Total purse for this event is over $300,000.

Qualifying Sessions: Jan. 1 - June 15, Season 1 Qualifier Window - Winners advance to Fall Regionals in October. June 16 - Nov. 30, Season 2 Qualifier Window - Winners advance to Spring Regionals in March.

2016 8-Ball Classic Qualifier List

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9-Ball Shootout

To be held April 27 - 29, 2016*

This event offers three Skill Level Tiers: Green Tier (SL1-3), White Tier (SL4&5) and Black Tier (SL6-9). The champion in each tier of this event receives $10,000 in cash and prizes. Total purse for this event is over $150,000.

Qualifying Sessions: Jan. 1 - June 15, Season 1 Qualifier Window - Winners advance to Fall Regionals in October. June 16 - Nov. 30, Season 2 Qualifier Window - Winners advance to Spring Regionals in March.

2016 9-Ball Shootout Qualifier List

Competition is played on 3 ½’ X 7' Valley tables with the Aramith Premier 2 ¼” ball set, using a modified single elimination format that allows every person the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated. All nationally qualified players receive free lodging (single occupancy) and travel assistance, compliments of the APA. Players in these events compete in Skill Level Tiers, and competition is open to both men and women, who compete head-to-head.

*Event dates are subject to change.


Qualifying for the 8-Ball Classic and 9-Ball Shootout

APA members who are currently playing on an active 8-Ball or 9-Ball team, and have attained at least 10 League match scores during the past two years in their respective format(s), are eligible to participate in the Singles Program. At the Local Level, APA members compete on a Local Qualifier Board consisting of four to eight members with one player advancing on to regional competition. The local entry fee for this competition starts at $20**, and there is no limit on qualifying attempts. Qualifier Board winners advance to the Regional and National Levels with no additional entry fee. At the Local Level, Qualifier Boards are open to players of all skill levels. Board winners advance regionally and nationally to one of five Skill Level Tiers that corresponds with their skill level in 8-Ball and one of three Skill Level Tiers that corresponds with their skill level in 9-Ball. The Singles Program also utilizes the Equalizer® handicap system.

**Local entry starts at $20 per person, based on an 8-person board. Boards other than an 8-person board may vary in cost.


Other Tournaments Held in Conjunction with the Poolplayer Championships

APA MiniMania
MiniMania

During the Poolplayer Championships, the APA hosts MiniMania events nearly around-the-clock, which consist of a variety of formats.

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8-Ball Doubles

The 8-Ball Doubles Championship is open to any combination of players with a skill level limit of 10.

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9-Ball Doubles

The 9-Ball Doubles Championship is open to any combination of players with a skill level limit of 10.

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Wheelchair Championship

A unique event for competitors in wheelchairs to play against each other on a national stage.


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2016 Poolplayer Championships Discount
Southwest Airlines is offering American Poolplayers Association tournament attendees bonus Rapid Reward points and 3% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the tournament through our SWABIZ® account. Book your travel between December 1, 2015 & April 5, 2016 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Select discounts are available for travel April 19 through May 5, 2016.) By flying Southwest Airlines, as an American Poolplayers Association traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:  
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