2015 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 World Pool Championships, held at the Westgate Resort  &  Casino in Las Vegas. This event consists of two individual World Championships:

8-Ball World Championship
(August 15-20, 2016**)

8-Ball Preliminary Schedule of Events

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

9-Ball World Championship
(August 11-15, 2016**)

9-Ball Preliminary Schedule of Events

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 World Pool Championships



During the World Pool 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

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.

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.

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Southwest Airlines®—The Preferred Carrier of American Poolplayers Association National Tournaments

2016 World Pool Championships Discount


Southwest Airlines is offering American Poolplayers Association tournament attendees bonus Rapid Reward points and 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the tournament through our SWABIZ® account.

Book your travel between March 15, 2016 - July 18, 2016, to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel August 1, 2016 through August 24, 2016.)

By flying Southwest Airlines, as an American Poolplayers Association traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:
  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the tournament with Rapid Rewards number added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

To take advantage of this offer, click on this link: https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99341292

APA Las Vegas Monorail Discount!

Let the Las Vegas Monorail be your Transportation Solution! The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and reliable transportation alternative for travelers on the Las Vegas Strip. The Monorail is the easiest, fastest and most convenient way to get from one end of the Strip to the other in just minutes. Trains arrive every few minutes at each of our seven stations: Westgate Las Vegas Station, MGM Grand Station, Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas Station, Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station, Harrah’s/LINQ Station, Las Vegas Convention Center Station, and SLS Station. The system is open 7 a.m. to Midnight Monday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Purchase your tickets online at: https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/APA2016