The APA Singles Program is designed to give APA members an opportunity to compete against other APA members, as an individual, and ultimately win the rights to compete in The National Singles Championships (NSC), held every April in Las Vegas, NV. Here players compete for $500,000 in cash and prizes.
To advance to NSC, you must first win a local qualifier tournament - called a qualifier board. Winning a qualifier board will advance you to the Regional tournament. Winning your board at the Regional advances you to the NSC in Las Vegas.
Information about when and where local qualifier boards are being held can be found in the weekly newsletter posted on our website and also on our facebook page. Connecticut APA. We try to run qualifier boards along side any of our tournaments posted on the tournaments page.
The Singles Program provides individuals an opportunity to play other players at or near their skill level. At the Regional and National Tournaments, the skill levels are currently divided into the following tiers:
8-Ball: SL 2/3, SL4, SL5, SL6, SL7.
9-Ball: SL 1-3, SL 4/5 and SL 6-9
For example, if you are a SL4 in 8-Ball, you will only play other SL4s at Regional and the NSC. At the local level, we draw boards randomly. There are some boards designated for a particular tier, but most of the boards we run are open to all SLs.
Most local qualifier boards are $20 per player. There is no entry fee for the Regional, and all players who advance to the national Singles Championship receive lodging (single occupancy), a $200 price package ($100 cash, $100 commemorative jacket), and a $425 travel assistance. The travel assistance is paid in cash once you arrive in Las Vegas.
8-Ball - all entrants must be current APA members and must be listed on the roster of an active APA 8-Ball team.
9-Ball - all entrants must be current APA members and must be listed on the roster of an active APA 9-Ball team.
In order to enter, a player's skill level must be based on at least ten (10) actual match scores, respective to the particular format of the board, and all ten (10) scores must have occurred within the last two (2) years.
So, if you play only 8-Ball, you can only participate in an 8-Ball qualifier. Once you qualify, you must stay active on a team, in the format for which you qualified.
Single Elimination Boards
The majority of boards we run are all single elimination boards. There is a minimum of 4 players needed to run a qualifier board. The maximum number of players per board is 8.
Boards can be run double elimination if all participants agree to it.
You may also qualify two people from an 8-player board BUT the cost of each person qualifying is $160. That means if you qualify two people from one board you need to send in $320 (the entry fee would be $40 per person).
Each advancing participant needs to fill out the winners portion of the singles board and remove the tear off portion at the bottom.
The board and entry fee's needs to turned into the office within 3 days of running the singles board.
4- 8 Person Single Elimination Board - Qualify 1
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