South Orange County APA Pool Leagues

Team Events & Formats

Play on a Team! The South Orange County APA Pool League offers many opportunities to meet people, have fun and play pool. Enjoy the camaraderie that comes with playing on a team of friends & family, including...


Weekly League Play 
3 sessions per year to qualify for the LTC: Summer, Fall and Spring

Register Your Team Now! (Online Team Registration Form)


 

Local Team Championships (LTC) 
South OC APA currently sends two 8-ball teams, two 9-ball teams and one Ladies 8-ball team to 
National Team Championships (NTC) in Vegas!


 

Southwest Challenge (SWC) 
Pre-registered 3-person team event, league areas in the Southwest region compete in Vegas twice a year: 8-Ball in Spring and 9-Ball in Fall



Masters 
3-person teams, non-handicapped competition, local league play & national championship events


 

Doubles 
Jack & Jill, 8-Ball & 9-Ball local events to qualify for the Doubles Championships held during nationals in Vegas

2013 Spring Session Doubles League


  
 

National Team Championships (NTC)

Come and play pool with fewer teams and currently only one level (weekly league play) to get to the national qualifier (called the Local Team Championships, or LTC). The league year consists of 3 sessions: Summer, Fall and Spring. Each session gives your team a chance to qualify for the South OC LTC in June. But you better hurry because we're growing fast, so now is the time to try your luck, or if you've got skill, bring it!

   

Weekly Pool League

3 Sessions Per League Year
(Summer, Fall, Spring)

Teams consist of 5-8 players

Play any night of the week

8-Ball & 9-Ball Formats

Local Team
Championships (LTC)

South County regional
weekend-long
tournaments

Division & Playoff Winners
from each division qualify

Held annually in June

Two 8-Ball teams,
Two 9-Ball teams &
One Ladies 8-Ball team advance to Nationals

National Team Championships (NTC)

The world's largest
amateur pool tournament

Held annually in
August in Las Vegas

Over 700 8-Ball Teams & 
Over 300 9-Ball Teams
from US, Canada & Japan




 
 

Weekly League Formats Offered in South Orange County

 

Format

Night

Start Time

Double Jeopardy
(8-Ball & 9-Ball Open)

Sunday

5 p.m.

Monthly Mondays
(Ladies, Doubles, Masters)

Monday

7 p.m.

8-Ball &/or 9-Ball Open

Tuesday

7 p.m.

8-Ball &/or 9-Ball Open

Wednesday

7 p.m.

8-Ball &/or 9-Ball Open

Thursday

7 p.m.

 Super 30 8-Ball &/or 9-Ball Open

Friday 

 7 p.m.

 Ladies Only 8-Ball
(monthly)

Saturday 

12 noon 

 

* Double Jeopardy allows you to play both 8- and 9-Ball on the same night
 at a discounted rate (for a limited time only)! 
 

Southwest Challenge (SWC)

The Southwest Challenge events occur in Las Vegas twice a year, 8-Ball in the Spring and 9-Ball in the Fall. Members from league areas in the Southwest US region form teams of 3 players and compete for trophies and cash of up to $3,599 for first place!

The main event is a tournament where teams compete with a unique "rotating shooting order" that gives all members of the team an equal opportunity to play. Each team must declare their shooting order when submitting entry forms before the tournament. Teams must rotate through their rosters during the tournament, keeping the same shooting order (rather than posting and counter posting as in weekly league play). This forces teams to rely on all teammates to help them advance through the tournament, and may create some interesting match-ups with surprising results!

In addition to the main event, all active players in the southwest region can enter mini-tournaments throughout the weekend. Entry fees range from $10-20 with 100% cash payback! Tournaments may have up to 8 or 16 or 32 on a board, range in 8-ball and 9-ball formats, for singles and doubles teams, and may be  tiered by Skill Level or open to all Skill Levels. If you're not playing in the main event, current APA members can still participate for a nominal green fee since all tables are open throughout the entire event!

Look for news articles on the home page and event fliers with entry forms as the tournaments approach!

Below are links to SWC General Information & Rules of Play:
* General Information for 3-player teams
* General Information for 9-Ball Doubles teams
* Rules of Play for 3-player teams
* Rules of Play for Doubles teams
* Mini Tournament Participation Guidelines
* Skill Level Cert form


8-Ball Southwest Challenge

For the 8-ball tournament, these are the requirements for each team:

  • Team Skill Cap of 14 at time of entry
  • Only one Skill Level 6 or 7 per team
  • All Skill Level 2 players allowed, male and female
  • Each player must be on an 8-ball or 9-ball team
  • Each player must have at least 10 lifetime 8-ball match scores

 

Click here for SWC 8-Ball Rules of Play.

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9-Ball Southwest Challenge

For the 9-ball tournament, these are the requirements for each team:

  • Team Skill Cap of 15 at time of entry
  • Only one Skill Level 7, 8 or 9 per team
  • All Skill Level 1 players allowed, male and female
  • Each player must be on an 8-ball or 9-ball team
  • Each player must have at least 10 lifetime 8-ball match scores or 9-ball match scores
  • If players only have an established 8-ball skill level, then they will play at one skill level higher for 9-ball

 

Click here for SWC 9-Ball Rules of Play.

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Masters Championship

3- or 4-person teams, no handicap...
 

Jack & Jill 8-Ball Championship

Male/Female teams with skill cap of 10...
 

8-Ball Doubles Championship

This pre-registered event occurs in conjunction with the National Team Championships...

8-Ball Doubles Scoresheet (including Singles match)
 

9-Ball Doubles Championship

This pre-registered event occurs in conjunction with the National Team Championships...

9-Ball Doubles Scoresheet (including Singles match)