American poolplayers association apa home facebook. Some league areas may be restricted to 21 years ofage as state and local laws requeire. The primary purpose of this game is for one player to pocket the solid balls numbered from 1 to 7 or the striped balls numbered from 9 to 15, and then mark and pocket the 8ball before his opponent. The apa is the worlds largest amateur pool league with more than 250,000 members competing in 8ball and 9ball leagues throughout the world. But most folks say that there is a rule against it. Pool rules for apa league and tournament play billiard rules. Many billiards enthusiasts are unfamiliar with the unwritten rules of pool etiquette. Our tournaments are world famous in fact they are the largest in the world according to guiness book of world records. In the apa, everyone can play anyone can win even you. The american poolplayers association apa is the worlds largest amateur pool league.
Here you can find out information about the apa pool leagues and how you can have fun and compete in the worlds largest pool league. Apa is the worlds largest amateur pool league with nearly 250,000 members and more than 285 leagues across the u. Get the apa pool rules including the official team manual, rule booklet, videos and materials on how to keep score as well as membership applications and other information on. If this is the case take good sportsmanship into account. Apa game rules booklet, team manual and other materials. Download the current 2020 regulations for a complete explanation of the various csi dress codes and enforcement procedures. Each apa member is given a ranking between 2 and 6, and the total ranking for an allmale or coed team for all members cant be higher than 23, and an allfemale team cant be higher than 19. The world standardized rules make this a moot point, of course. Eight ball is a call shot game played with a cue ball and fifteen object balls, numbered 1 through 15. Open 9ball divisions each individual match is worth up to 20 points. Tap recognizes that not all rules can be covered in a rule book.
The balls are racked in a triangle at the foot of the table with the 8ball in the center of the triangle, the first ball of the rack on the footspot, a stripe ball in one corner of the rack and a solid ball in the other corner, as the above illustration shows. The reason being that the apa allows each league to amend the rules to reflect local, historical, and personal preferences. Get a copy of the apa official rule book for the season youre playing. If its obvious call is automatic no you do not have to call kisses, caroms or banks. Even novice players are invited to play in the apa pool league and this rule helps to level the playing field so that everyone can play. Our local league boasts over 1500 members in the west will county area of the apa. Apa league play will provide you with yearround competitive thrills and. This rulebook contains most of the rules that you would need to enjoy playing either 8ball or 9ball in the apl. I play in this league on 2 different nights both 8 ball teams but i also follow a 9 ball team. Your guide to weekly league play for 8ball and 9ball in apa cpa pool leagues. As an apa member, you should have been mailed one, or you can download a copy from their website.
There are far more rules that this version of the book does not address. Coastal carolina apa apa 8ball pool leagues apa 9ball pool. Sanctioned by the american poolplayers association. If the shooter shoots the lowest numbered ball into the 9ball and pockets the 9ball, the game is over. Please do not store the manuals or rule books in your weekly team envelope. A major rule was broken and successfully compromised and covered up. Updated 6 months ago by allison wood apa game rules booklet, team manual, and other materials can be obtained from the link listed below download apa s official pool rules. The amateur pool league offers modern day pool for the amateur pool player. The coach must leave the table prior to the execution of the shot. These questions from the 8ball debates touch on a sensitive issue.
Ball in hand fouls american poolplayers association. If you break the 23 rule the system will automatically take all of the teams points away. Open 8ball divisions each individual match is worth up to three points. Apa pool leagues are played weekly in bars and pool rooms by amateur pool players of all skill levels. A new rule book comes out he sits down and reads it cover to cover. Not to mention that many readers are apa members, but i respectfully disagree, as a medium strength but accurate snap against a tight rack works, and against a loose rack if you. League operators have full authority to make rulings concerning all aspects of the league in their local area. The official app of the american poolplayers association apa and canadian poolplayers association cpa pool leagues, the worlds largest pool league. Situations arise that require interpretation on the spot. Update to league play we want you to know that there have been presumtive cases of the coronavirus in the league area. Come hang out tonight as we interview one of the coolest people on the planet.
Once it is agreed that the ball is frozen then the player must either drive the object ball to another. Check your local league bylaws for age requirements in your apa area. Print the apa rule book and local bylaws for the tucson apa pool league. The apa is the worlds largest amateur pool league with more members than all other amateur leagues combined. The object ball is frozen to a rail and the player is contemplating playing a safety see rule book. Worlds largest amateur pool league american poolplayers. The league director has the right to interpret the rules during league and make decisions on situations. Mark your pocket on the 8ball the only shot that must be called is the 8ball. This booklet is good for basic questions and a fairly good source of information on ballinhand rules. At this time we are going to be postponing league play starting monday night the 16th. While you may join the apa at 18 years of age, some league areas may be restricted to 21 years of age as state and local laws require.
Where can i find the apas equalizer handicapping formula. Click here for more information about the history of the apa. Without our host locations, there would be no apa leagues. League pool is played in a number of locations around the world and unfortunately a number of different rules. Active apa member since 1985 in south pinellas county skill level 6 with over 970 career matches currently playing 9ball mondays, masters tuesdays, 8ball wednesday and thursday serve on the board of governors 8ball division rep tournament director for south pinellas county qualifiers qualified 75 players for the 2006 regionals ref at the apa singles and. Official apacpa pool leagues team manual on apple books. There is little that hurts a pool player more than making a crushing break without sinking a ball, and especially when the incoming player runs out right in your face.
In masters divisions,9ball is not played by ball countpoints. If you are unsure of local policies we would encourage you to check with your local league office before joining in order to get full benefit of your membership. They are not permitted to quote rules or policy, but can help you find answers to your questions in the local bylaws or the apa official team manual. Nationally, the apa currently boasts over 260,000 members and growing. Here you can find out info rmation about the nola apa pool leagues and how you can have fun and compete in t he worlds largest amateur pool league. Nola apa is offered in a sevenparish region including orleans, jefferson, st. We feel winning by skill and not a rule along with good sportsmanship sums up our general guidelines of. You can also contact your division reps if you need help resolving a problem. Teams that try to gain an advantage by creating their own interpretation of rules are subject to sportsmanship violations. How are apa league players affected on an apa break. For instance the apa team manual says you cant switch to specialty equipment or break down a cue for masse and jump shots. First of all i would like to welcome you to the amateur pool league, inc.
Apa 8ball and apa 9ball leagues for the myrtle beach, sc and wilmington, nc areas. It contains the rules, procedures and guidelines you will need to know to maximize your enjoyment during league play. Techniques of neutralization and cheating in a national pool league. Pocketing the 8ball and the cue ball on the break stroke. Check out the top gun \ gal list for the fall session. Copyright 2005 2020, american poolplayers association. These are the official 8ball game rules, used by the apa and the. In order f or the following frozen ball rule to be in effect, the opponent must declare that the ball is frozen and the player should verify. Tap las vegas is a national pool league providing 8ball and 9ball in las vegas, henderson and north las vegas. Most of the rules in this version of the apa rule book are common knowledge to the average apa player with the exception of the detailed ballinhand rules.
No matter if you are a beginner or a pool shark everyone has an even playing field in the apa pool league. Oct 05, 2008 page 19 of the 20092010 apa general rule book says, you must be at least 18 years of age to participate. We understand that there will be instances that are not covered in this manual. Not correctly marking the pocket while pocketing the 8ball. Get the apa pool rules including the official team manual, rule booklet, videos and materials on how to keep score as well as membership applications and. Rules barely matter in apa anyways unless you get to playoffs, i can only really speak for the leagues here in atlanta but they are a cancer to the sport of pool. Members of our pool league can use this app to enjoy. Bottom line is basically that if there was no double kiss, and there was the proper action of striking the legal ball and then an unfrozen ball making contact with the rail then it. The coach may not use a cue stick or any other object other than their hand to line the shot up for their player. Nola apa greater new orleans area franchise of the apa. Tap has put together what we feel to be fair rules to guide you towards quality entertainment our league wishes to represent.
Become a member of the american poolplayers association, the worlds largest amateur pool league. An online version of this manual is always available at and on the. I understand this is an amateur league but everyone is given or has access to a rule book. As previously stated, the apa pool league is a paytoplay league. As you know by now, only mvp is listed on your apa profile, but there is a top gun and top gal too. Here you have to not only call but mark your pocket. My hand or cue stick accidentally knocks the 8ball into a pocket. Apr 01, 2020 may 6th summer league packet handout and winter league trophies and checks pickup. General description 9ball is played with a cue ball and nine object balls numbered 1 through 9. Apa rules changing cues during a match oneiron wrote in message news. The scranton pool league is the largest not for profit pool league in northeastern pennsylvania.
They were the league operators here until they sold their franchise during the exposure and reporting of these fraudulent activities to the main offices. Apa eight ball rules of play general description eight ball is played with a cue ball and normal rack of 15 object balls. Page 2 eight ball rules object of the game eight ball is a call shot game played with a cue ball and 15 object balls, numbered 1 through 15. Is there a limit to oz cue you can use for breaking and or playing. A player must mark hisher pocket with any item except a piece of chalk. Let this be a lesson to us all, though most of you dont need said lesson read the damn rule book. We are working with the leaders of apa and with the local news. One player must pocket balls of the group numbered 1 through 7 solid colors, while the other player has 9 thru 15 stripes. In league play, balls 1 through 8 are worth one point each and the 9ball is worth two points.
Apa stays in close contact with its league operators, keeps them uptodate. General description eight ball is played with a cue ball and normal rack of 15 object balls. In a ball in hand situation the coach may not place the cue ball, if heshe does it is a foul and ball in hand to the opponent. In the apa league if you are a skill level of 3 or below you are allowed 2 timeouts per game and if you are skill level of 4 or above then you are allowed to have one timeout. One player must pocket balls of the group numbered 1 through 7 solid. Be sure to check our facebook page for any changes. Apa poolplayer championships rules american poolplayers. I could find no answer about a weight limit on cues in the offical apa team rule book. You have to mark your pocket in the tap league and a few others as well the 8 on the break is not a win in the bca league. Contact the local league operator if you are having problems finding members for your team or if you have specific questions about forming a team that cant be answered in the. This varies, if your league considers an 8ball break a win.
American pool players association apa age requirement. The entire team should become thoroughly familiar with the contents of this manual, as knowing the rules will ensure that you, and your teammates, fully enjoy league play. See theirs and other players personal and team stats personal match schedule to see when you need to play next add your schedule to your devices calendar see your next matchup. The league is trying to get new people to join because, duh they make more money and it keeps things more. All infractions above must be called before the next shot is taken.
Dont confuse this complete book, with rules for many games, with the bca pool league rule booklet, which only covers the league team versions of eightball and nineball. Metro east billiard league busting balls since 1982. The game is played with one cue ball and 15 numbered object balls. Updated 6 months ago by allison wood apa game rules booklet, team manual, and other materials can be obtained from the link listed below download apas official pool rules. I got called in to question about using a heavy break cue in a local apa league.125 608 978 465 287 1488 816 91 83 94 734 678 689 584 1120 680 1137 563 1291 290 1371 226 99 212 794 620 1119 151 175 1395 397 1054 1108 803 346