APA Pool Leagues 

South Orange County APA  
Player Awards Programs

The 500 Club 

The South Orange County APA 500 Club includes members who have played at least 500 matches in the South County area in one format (either 8-ball or 9-ball). Members receive these benefits...
 
 
 

Patch Awards Program


Patches for excellent shooting can be earned while playing in league. 


Below are the patches offered in South Orange County and how players can earn them:

8 On-The-Break

Win the game by sinking the 8-ball while breaking the rack without scratching.
A Higher Level Tournament (HLT) version may also be earned during the local World Qualifiers.
A Masters version may also be earned while playing in a Masters division.

8 Break & Run

 

Win the game by breaking, running all of your suit of balls and legally pocketing the 8-ball in one turn at the table.
A Higher Level Tournament (HLT) version may also be earned during the local World Qualifiers.
A Masters version may also be earned while playing in a Masters division.

Rackless Match

 

Win the lag and all required number of games without your opponent winning any games.
A Higher Level Tournament (HLT) version may also be earned during the local World Qualifiers.

Mini-Slam
8-Ball

Win one game with an 8 On The Break and another with an 8 Break & Run, both in the same match.

I Beat A 7

Defeat a Skill Level 7 in 8-Ball, if your skill level is lower than 7.

9 On The Snap

Win the game by sinking the 8-ball while breaking the rack without scratching.
A Higher Level Tournament (HLT) version may also be earned during the local World Qualifiers.
A Masters version may also be earned while playing in a Masters division.

9 Break & Run

Win the game by breaking, running all of your suit of balls and legally pocketing the 8-ball in one turn at the table.
A Higher Level Tournament (HLT) version may also be earned during the local World Qualifiers.
A Masters version may also be earned while playing in a Masters division.

20-0 Match Shutout

Score a 20-0 in 9-Ball by keeping your opponent under a certain number of balls (depending on opponent’s skill level), formerly known as the "skunk" patch.

Mini-Slam
9-Ball

Win one game with a 9 On The Snap and another with a 9 Break & Run, both in the same match.

I Beat An 8

Defeat a Skill Level 8 in 9-Ball, if your skill level is lower than 8. 

I Beat A 9

Defeat a Skill Level 9 in 9-Ball, if your skill level is lower than 9.

Grand Slam

In one season, win one of each of these types of games:

  • 8 On The Break
  • 8 Break & Run
  • 9 On The Snap
  • 9 Break & Run

 

I Beat the League Operator (LO)

 Defeat the league operator.

Sportsmanship

Exemplify good sportsmanship, recognized by fellow players and/or league operators.

 MVP

Earn top MVP points during regular session in each tier and in each format of 8-Ball and 9-Ball. Refer to MVP Program.

Captain Badge

 Captain a team for a full session.

Rewards Program

The South Orange County APA Awards Program offers members more flexibility as it relates to any awards they obtain while playing in the pool league.  The idea behind the program is to provide players who earn awards (patches, sportsmanship bonuses, patch buy back program, etc.) with the ability to accumulate points (or "South OC Balls") that can be used towards other awards. Balls can also be used to pay league dues or tournament entries.