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Shooters Billiards in Toronto to host U.S. Amateur Qualifier

Tournaments Come and Go… The Title “U.S. Amateur Champion” Lasts Forever
As the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, the American Poolplayers Association (APA) is honored to conduct the 19th Annual U.S. Amateur Championship. Since the inauguration of this event in 1994, the level of competition continues to improve year after year. Only a small percentage of the best amateur players choose to play for the glory and love of the game. Those who enter this event will experience the highest level of amateur billiard play in the United States. Therefore, the U.S. Amateur Championship is only intended for the finest amateur players. The competition will be relentless, and every match won will be well deserved. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next U.S. Amateur Champion, we encourage you to enter this event and find out!
The U.S. Amateur Championship offers both a Mens Division and a Womens Division.
The winner of each division receives paid travel*, lodging and entry into a 2013 pro event.
2012 Preliminary Rounds Sept. 21-23 (Please view Preliminary Round Location Information)
Venues throughout North America
2012 Championship Rounds
Mens Championship: Nov. 9-11
Stroker’s – Palm Harbor, Fla.
Womens Championship:
Nov. 10, Crooked Cue – Clearwater, Fla.
Nov. 11, Stroker’s – Palm Harbor, Fla.
Entry Fees
2012 Preliminary Rounds
2012 Championship Rounds
(only for those who qualify)
$50 for Non-APA members ($40 for APA members)
$75 for Non-APA members ($60 for APA members)
In addition to advancing to a pro event, each Champion will receive a magnificent marble and bronze trophy and event jacket. Additionally, all lady contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds will receive 2 nights complimentary private lodging. Gentlemen contestants advancing to the Championship Rounds will receive 3 nights complimentary private lodging. Reservations must be made by Oct. 8, 2012. Both Champions receive a one year free APA membership and are invited to return to the Championship Round the following year to defend their titles.
Preliminary Round Locations
Visit the Preliminary Round Locations page here to view all locations.
Tournament Format
Mens Division
Race to 7
Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
5 Games of 8-Ball
8 Games of 9-Ball
Womens Division
Race to 5
Combination of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
3 Games of 8-Ball
6 Games of 9-Ball
Location Managers
If you have several patrons who want to participate, you can host a Qualifier event and sponsor the winner. The entry fees you generate would cover your cost to send him/her to a Preliminary Round held the weekend of Sept. 21-23. Each year, national billiard magazines and local newspapers across the country feature participants and winners of the U.S. Amateur Championship. This is a great promotional opportunity for your business. If you sponsor a player who finishes in the Top 5 of the Mens Division or in the Top 3 of the Womens Division, you’ll receive a commemorative plaque for your establishment.
Double Elimination
4 1/2 x 9 ft. Tables
APA & Pro Rules Apply
Winner of Lag Chooses Break or Format
Finals Match
Race to 11*
8 Games of 8-Ball
13 Games of 9-Ball
Single Elimination
Finals Match
Race to 9*
6 Games of 8-Ball
11 Games of 9-Ball
Single Elimination
*Championship Rounds only, Preliminary Round Finals may vary.
U.S. Amateur Official Entry Form
Go to the entry page here to fill out your official entry form.
Rules of Participation
Go to the rules page here to view all of the updated rules of participation.

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