How To Get To Vegas

to compete in either the 8-Ball or 9-Ball Southwest Challenge



Interested in a vacation for only $160?* 

Enter the Southwest Challenge 8-Ball or 9-Ball Tournament for a fun-filled 3-day weekend of excitement and competition!

Unlike the APA National Events, The Southwest Challenge Tournaments are open to anyone that wants to compete!

This bi-annual event brings together APA members from nine different League areas in the Southwestern United States (California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico).  The 8-Ball Southwest Challenge is held every year in late March while the 9-Ball Southwest Challenge is usually held later in the year, in Sept, Oct, or Nov.

Remember to check the Calendar frequently to find out when the next Southwest Challenge will be held.
 
Teams of three meet at the Riviera Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV for a weekend of fun and activity.  Each team declares a shooting order prior to entry which is maintained throughout the event.  If the first 2 players of your team win, the 3rd does not have to play in that round; however, the 3rd player begins the next round followed by player #1.  The teams must rotate through their rosters, maintaining the shooting order as the tournament progresses.  This format guarantees each player an equal opportunity to play, and forces teams to rely on their novice teammates to help them advance.  It also creates some interesting match-ups with often-surprising results!
 
Cost for this event is $480 total (or $160 per person) which includes:
  • one room for 3 nights and 4 days at the Riviera
  • $120 team entry fee (and there's a 100% payback of all entry fees)
  • $60 team green fees (which means the tables are open throughout the event)
 
In addition to the main event, players can enter mini tournaments around the clock.  The minis take many different forms, some for lower Skill Level players only, some for higher Skill Levels only, some open, some doubles, 8-Ball, 9-Ball, or whatever else can be invented.  Each mini tournament features an entry fee of ten to twenty dollars and a field of eight or sixteen players, with 100% payback of all entry fees.  Minis are open to all current APA members, not just those participating in the main event!
 
Here's what to know when forming your team:
 
 In the 8-Ball Event
 In the 9-Ball Event

1.  All 3 players must have a maximum combined Skill Level of 14 at the time of entry

1.  All 3 players must have a maximum combined Skill Level of 15 at the time of entry

2.  Win 2 of the 3 matches to advance to the next round

 2.  Win 2 of the 3 matches to advance to the next round 

3.  Only one Skill Level 6 or 7 allowed per team

3.  Only one Skill Level 7 or higher allowed per team

4.  Each player must be on an active 8-Ball or 9-Ball roster

4.  Each player must be on an active 8-Ball or 9-Ball roster

5.  Each player must have at least 10 matches played in the format they are entering

5.  Each player must have at least 10 matches played in the format they are entering

6.  Rotating shooting order must be declared prior to entry

6.  Rotating shooting order must be declared prior to entry

 7.  All Skill Level 2's are allowed, male and female

 

 
*prices subject to change