How to Get to Vegas

to compete in one of the APA Masters, Doubles or Jack and Jill National Events

 
 
The Tucson APA Pool League currently offers 2 locations where the Masters format is played.  Thursdays, 7pm at Fox & Hound or Thursdays at 7pm at Pockets Pool & Pub.
 
Achieve the following steps and your team will win a paid trip (hotel and travel for the whole team!) to compete in the APA Masters Team Championships.
 
  1. Win your division in either the Spring, Summer, or Fall session and be declared Division Champions and receive free entry in the Tucson APA Vegas or Bust City Championships.

    Or win your division Play-Offs in either the Spring, Summer, or Fall session and be declared the Play-Off winners and receive a free entry in the Tucson APA Vegas or Bust City Championships.


  2. Currently, the top two Masters teams at the Vegas or Bust City Championships receive paid trips to Vegas.  All teams at the Vegas or Bust City Championships receive a payout based on the number of sessions their team participated and the number of sessions their team won either the Division Champion Title or the Play-Off Winner title.


 

The Tucson APA offers three tournaments per year called the "8-Ball Scotch Doubles Vegas Qualifiers" and one tournament per year called the "9-Ball Scotch Doubles Vegas Qualifier".  These tournaments are open to any APA player that is currently active on an 8-Ball roster if signing up for one of the 8-Ball tournaments and active on a 9-Ball roster if signing up for the 9-Ball tournament.  Players must have at least 20 league match scores in the format in which they wish to participate. 

The Scotch Doubles format is an alternate shot format.  For example: If you make a ball on the break, it is then your partner's turn at the table.  If your parner makes the next shot, it is then your turn at the table, and so on.
 
These qualifying tournaments cost $40 per team to enter and the winning team of each tournament receives a paid trip to Vegas (hotel and travel) to compete in the APA National Doubles Events.  That's a total of 4 teams that receive paid trips to compete in Vegas.
 
This is also a handicapped event, locally and nationally.  The maximum combined Skill Level limit for each team is 10. (A Skill Level 6 paired with a Skill Level 4 = 10)  But any Skill Level combination 10 and under may participate.  See the following chart:
 

 8-Ball Scotch Doubles Event

9-Ball Scotch Doubles Event

 Skill Level 9 and 10 must win 4 games

 Skill Level 10 must win 38 points

 Skill Level 7 and 8 must win 3 games

 Skill Level 9 must win 35 points

 Skill Level 6 or less must win 2 games

 Skill Level 8 must win 31 points

 

 Skill Level 7 must win 28 points

 

 Skill Level 6 must win 25 points

 

 Skill Level 5 must win 22 points

 

 Skill Level 4 or less must win 19 points

 
 
 
The Tucson APA offers 2 tournaments per year called the "Jack and Jill Vegas Qualifiers".  These are 8-Ball Scotch Doubles tournaments that are composed of guy/girl teams only.  Entry fees are $40 per team with the top finishing team in each tournament winning a paid trip (hotel and travel) to Vegas to compete in the APA National Jack and Jill 8-Ball Championships.
 
This is also an alternate shot, handicapped tournament locally and nationally where the maximum combined Skill Level limit is 10.  See 8-Ball chart above.
 

 
 
Tucson APA League Operators: Brandon and Adrianne Ferguson at an exhibition match featuring 4 time World Champion, Allison Fisher.
 
Learn more about how to qualify to play in A Proffessional Tournament by participating in US Amateur Championships conducted by the APA.
 

 
Check the Calendar frequently to find out when these Vegas Qualifiers are being held.