The Recorder

Area residents to compete in world pool championships in Las Vegas

Staff Report

Local squads Team Misfits, Wrong Pocket and 9-Ball Spinners all qualified for the 2017 APA 8-Ball and 9-Ball World Championship, conduction by the Adirondack American Poolplayers Association through their top performances at the World Qualifier in Fulton and Montgomery counties.
The three area team will join more than 700 other teams who will be traveling to Las Vegas to play at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino from Aug. 10 to 19 to compete for a world title and a portion of the $1 million guaranteed in cash and prizes.
Members of the Adirondack APA Pool League participate in weekly league play at various host locations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.
The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league — known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the governing body of amateur pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.
The APA conducts three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amatuer Championships — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.
In 2010, the APA World Pool Championships were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest pool tournament. The APA and its championships are sponsored by PoolDawg, Aramith and Action Cues.
Fall teams are forming now. Experience level is unimportant, as everyone competes equally due to “The Equalizer” scoring system.
For more information or to get signed up with the APA, contact the Adirondack APA at 518-222-1153 or email ivan@apaleagues. You can also visit adirondack.apaleagues.com or the official APA website at poolplayers.com.