Welcome to the official web site for the U.S. Amateur Championship - the nation's most prestigious amateur pool tournament. Here you will find information about this event including Preliminary Round locations and dates where you can try and qualify for the Championship Rounds.
The U.S. Amateur Championship features the top players in the game, therefore this competition is only intended for the finest amateur players. The winners of the event qualify for a 2016 pro event! The event will be held Nov. 4-8. The Womens U.S. Amateur Championship takes place Nov. 4-5, with the U.S. Amateur Championship running Nov. 6-8.
As the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, the American Poolplayers Association (APA) is honored to conduct the 22nd Annual U.S. Amateur Championship. Since the inauguration of this event in 1994, the level of competition continues to improve year after year. Only a small percentage of the best amateur players choose to play for the glory and love of the game. Those who enter this event will experience the highest level of amateur billiard play in the United States. Therefore, the U.S. Amateur Championship is only intended for the finest amateur players. The competition will be relentless, and every match won will be well deserved. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next U.S. Amateur Champion, we encourage you to enter this event and find out!