About the APA

The APA is the world’s largest amateur pool league with more than 250,000 members competing in 8-Ball and 9-Ball Leagues throughout North AmericaClick here for more information about the history of the APA. 
 
Ohio APA League Pays Out Over $160,000 Annually!
 That's over $160,000 paid out in tournaments, prize funds, trophies, promotional items to our members right here in central Ohio.  Add that to the over $1 Million paid out at National APA Tournaments and Events and you can see why the APA is #1!
 
Session Tier-1 APA 8-Ball Tri-Cups 
 
The Division Winners and top playoff winners battle it out in the Tier-1 Tri-Cups for the right to advance to the 8-Ball City Tournament.  In addition to the large payouts, the Tier-1 8-Ball Tri-Annual also advances 16 teams to the Central Ohio APA 8-Ball City Tournament.
 
Session Tier-2 APA 8-Ball Tri-Cups
 
The session isn't over for those teams that missed the Tier-1 bracket.  Those teams that fought hard all session but fell short, compete in the Tier-2 Divisional Playoffs for the right to advance to the Tier-2 Tri-Cup Tournament.  Top 4 teams advance to the 8-Ball City Tournament. 
 
In the Summer of every year 60 teams compete in the Central Ohio APA 8-Ball City Tournament.  It is Central Ohio's premier Amateur 8-Ball Event.  Winners of the Central Ohio APA 8-Ball Tri-Annual Tournaments have earned the right to compete for a slot in the APA 8-Ball National Team Championships held every August at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
All Tri-Cup Tournaments and the City Tournament are Modified Single Elimination ending with 6 8-Ball teams advancing to compete in the $600,000 APA National Team Championships!
 

Central Ohio APA 9-Ball Higher Level Tournaments

The Division winners and winners of playoffs from each division during regular session play battle it out in the Central Ohio APA 9-Ball City Tournament. 
 
In the Summer of every year, 12+ teams compete in the Central Ohio APA 9-Ball City Tournament.  It is Central Ohio's premier Amateur 9-Ball Event.  These teams have earned the right to compete for a slot in the APA 9-Ball National Team Championships held every August at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The 9-Ball tournaments are Modified Single Elimination ending with 1 team advancing to compete in the $600,000 APA National Team Championships!