2014 National Team Championships Onsite Coverage!

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The World's Largest Amateur Pool Tournament

The culmination of weekly APA League play is the APA National Team Championships, held annually at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This event consists of two individual National Team Championships:

Open 8-Ball (August 17-23, 2014**)

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

Open 9-Ball (August 14-18, 2014**)

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 tables with the Aramith Premier 2 ¼” ball set, using a modified single elimination format that allows every team the opportunity to play at least twice before being eliminated. All nationally qualified teams receive $350 when they register at the event.

Other Tournaments Held Within the National Team Championships



During each of the National Championships, 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 while in Las Vegas.

Jack & Jill Championship

Ladies 8-Ball Championship

The Ladies 8-Ball Championship is the newest addition to the APA national tournament offerings. We are excited to announce this in 2013.

Jack & Jill Championship

Jack & Jill Championship

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.


Masters Championship

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.

Qualifying for National Team Championships

Beginning at the Local Level, teams compete weekly with other area teams comprising a division (6-16 teams). There are three sessions of play every year, Summer, Fall and Spring. When each session has been completed, a playoff is held to determine which team will advance to the Local Team Championship, which is held after the conclusion of the Spring Session. Teams that win at the Local Team Championship qualify to compete in the National Team Championship at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Using The Equalizer® handicap system allows players with different playing abilities to compete on an equal basis. Everyone can play, anyone can win!

*Includes National Team Championships, Preregistered events, and MinIMania payouts
**Event dates are subject to change

Helpful Travel Arrangements

Flight Information and Discounts for Members


  • APA players receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through the APA SWABIZ® account for travel to the National Team Championships.
  • Southwest Airlines is offering a 10% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 5% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from Las Vegas.
  • Book your travel now through July 25 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel dates Aug. 8 through Aug. 25.)
  • Click the blue text above to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now! No PROMO CODE is needed.
  • By flying Southwest Airlines, as an American Poolplayers Association traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from NTC with your Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. If you wish to enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit http://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/enroll/
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges