APA Masters Championship


*August 6th-11th, 2021*

*Event dates and times subject to change

To be held in conjunction with the APA World Pool Championships at the Westgate Las Vegas.


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 Tournament Rules:

  1. You must have submitted an Entry Form and entry fee prior to July 1, 2020.
  2. The enclosed Official Rules of the APA Masters Championship are applicable throughout this Tournament except where such rules conflict with these Rules of Participation.
  3. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
  4. There is an enforced casual dress code described in the Event Program.
  5. Any player that the Tournament Director considers inappropriately dressed will be asked to change.
  6. It is the responsibility of every player to verify that each opponent has a qualifying Photo ID that positively identifies that player as being the person shown on the scoresheet. Do not assume a player is who they say they are.  If, prior to the lag, your opponent has not voluntarily presented their Photo ID for verification, it is your responsibility to request to see their Photo ID.  If you believe your opponent is not the person identified on the scoresheet you must notify a Referee before the lag and ask the Referee to examine the identity of the questioned player.  If the Referee cannot readily verify the player’s identity from the Photo ID, they may consult the Tournament Director.  All decisions made by the Tournament Director regarding a player’s identity are made in the Tournament Director’s sole discretion and judgment, and are final.  If you fail to verify your opponent’s identity prior to the lag and it is later determined an opposing player turns out to be an imposter or to not have a valid Photo ID, you may be bound by the results of the match and you may not be granted any relief or remedy in the Tournament Director’s sole judgment and discretion.  If a player is put up to play and does not have their Photo ID, the match will be forfeited to the player’s opponent without right of protest or appeal.  This rule will be enforced regardless of whether the player’s Photo ID was lost, left somewhere, or the player needs to go get it.  Anyone posing as someone they are not and/or any player who cannot verify that they are the registered participant identified on the scoresheet is subject to immediate disqualification from the Tournament and is subject to indefinite suspension from participation in APA, in APA’s sole judgment and discretion.
  7. Any player entering the Tournament under fraudulent or false pretenses or participating in the Tournament under fraudulent or false pretenses will be disqualified. Players may also be disqualified for irregularities or falsification of any scoresheet, or for sportsmanship violations affecting the integrity of the Tournament, APA or the sport. APA has the absolute and final authority to make all rulings. Disqualification from this event for any reason will mean forfeiture of all titles, awards, and prize money, and minimum two year suspension from the League.  Disqualification can occur prior to, during, or after the event.
  8. APA reserves the authority, at its sole discretion, to make modifications to the rules, format or any other aspect of the Tournament.
  9. If this Event is cancelled for any reason, you understand that your only remedy is a refund of your entry fee.
  10. Roster changes will not be accepted at the Tournament site in Las Vegas.
  11. Teams entering this Event can be any combination of men or women, and have up to 4 players on their roster. Teams choose 3 of the 4 team members to participate in each match.  There is no skill level limit.
  12. Players may only participate on one team competing in this Masters Championship.
  13. To be eligible for this Tournament:
  • Every member of the team’s roster must be from the same League area.
  • Players who are participating on a Masters Division roster must have either: at least ten (10) 8-Ball and/or 9-Ball scores (either from one format, or the other, or a combination of the two formats); at least ten (10)  matches played in the Masters Division of the League from which they qualified; or at least ten (10)  scores/matches of 8-Ball, 9-Ball and/or Masters, within the one year period between July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2020.
  • Players who do not participate on a Masters Division roster must have either: at least twenty (20) 8-Ball and/or 9-Ball scores (either from one format, or the other, or a combination of the two formats); twenty (20) matches played in the Masters Division of the League from which they qualified; or any combination of twenty (20) scores/matches between 8-Ball, 9-Ball and Masters within the two-year period between July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2020.
  • All players must also: have played at least four (4) times, in either the 8-Ball format, 9-Ball format or Master Division, in the Spring Session in the League area from which the team qualified to be eligible to play in this Tournament; and be on an active, Summer Session APA roster in either the standard 8‑Ball or 9-Ball format or on a Masters Division roster, in the League from which they qualified.
  1. The Tournament Entry Fee is $150 per team. There will be no refunds issued to no-shows or to entrants who are disqualified.
  2. The maximum number of teams that can enter this Modified Single Elimination tournament is 256.  The size of the board and the breakdown of prize money will be based on the number of entries.