Today the APA has grown to over 270,000 members. The league boasts more members than all other “national” leagues combined. APA Pool Leagues are administered locally by a network of Franchise Operators. These League Operators conduct weekly leagues in both 8-Ball and 9-Ball team formats. The APA currently has franchise opportunities available in other states for those who wish to be their own boss, and promote the sport of pool.APA leagues currently play across the United States, in Canada and in Japan. APA is working to develop a presence in other international countries as well. Teams compete weekly in 8-Ball and 9-Ball leagues with all teams having the opportunity to advance to the APA’s National Team Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the national level, the APA guarantees more than $1 Million in national tournament prize money. This consists of the APA National Team Championships, the $200,000 APA 8-Ball Classic, the $100,000 APA 9-Ball Shootout, and finally the MiniMania Tournaments, that paid out over $200,000 during the 2005 National Team Championships.
The APA also conducts the U.S. Amateur Championship, the world’s most prestigious amateur tournament. It is the only tournament conducted by the APA that is open to members and non-members alike.