As the American PoolPlayers Association moves into their seasonal championships, the one that entices league players and sponsors the most is the APA National Team Championship. This event brings together the importance of chemistry and strategy that team members created with one another over the course of league play throughout the year.
The APA National Team Championship will be held this year at the Riviera Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, over a 10-day period (August 19th – 29th).
According to the APA guidelines, the following requirements are necessary to be eligible to participate in the National Championship.
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!
The tournament formats are as follows:
08/19/2010 – 08/29/2010
The culmination of the weekly APA League play is the APA National Team Championships, consisting of three National Team competitions.
Open 8-Ball, Ladies 8-Ball, and Open 9-Ball. Contact your local league operator for details.
Web Link: http://www.poolplayers.com/ntc.html
Riviera Hotel & Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, Nevada
Teams who qualified from Local Team Championships
Open 8-Ball, Ladies 8-Ball, Open 9-Ball
APA National Office
Phone: (636) 625-8611
Fax: (636) 625-2975
Email: [email protected]
Additional Info: Information is subject to change
These national tournaments are fantastic venues for the local players to feel like they are playing in the big time, and for players of all skill levels to have a chance at fun and success.