APA Rules and Materials
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& 9-Ball Game rules, Team manual or other
South Bay APA
– League office hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday through Thursday. The league phone number is (408)
873-7665 and the e-mail address is email@example.com.
Weekly team fees are $35 per team including any
session ending playoff. Checks are accepted however there is a
$20 fee for all returned checks. Any payment in coin form will
result in no bonus points being awarded.
– Teams may add or drop players from the roster
at any time during the session except the last 4 weeks of the
session. Teams qualified for the Local Team Championship may
not add players after the 4th week in the spring
session. All players added after the 4th week must
pay APA membership the first night of play, or the match will be
forfeited and the player will not be added to the roster.
Players will not be marked paid until a completed membership
application is received by the league office.
Starting a new
Format – Skill levels of players with less
than 10 matches are not transferred to another format. These
players play their first match in the new format as new
Cue Sticks –
A player cannot play a match with anything other
than the tipped end of a cue stick. The butt end of the cue,
broomsticks, mops, etc. will not be allowed. In the event that
an unmovable obstacle prevents a player from making a shot, the
player can use a shorter cue stick for that shot only.
Bonus Points –
Each team will receive 1 bonus point in 8 Ball
and 10 bonus points in 9 Ball for a neat and correctly completed
score sheet and current on all league fees. Refer to the team
manual for instruction to fill out the score sheet correctly.
Playing a Player
Twice – If a team has less than 5 players or
the 5 players present can not meet the 23 rule it is up to the
opposing team if they want to take a forfeit or choose a player
to play twice.
It is acceptable for a player to switch coaches
in the middle of a match.
Match and Practice
Tables – For teams playing in establishments
that rent tables by the hour, the league has arranged a flat fee
of $10/team for 1 match table. The league has no agreement with
these host locations to provide a practice table or to offer a
special rate for practice tables.
– If a match is not in the 3rd match
after 1 ½ hours of play a second match table must start if one
is available. If no extra tables are available the home team
shall use their practice table for a second match table.
All 5 matches should be completed in under 3 hours and 45
Tournaments – Tri Annual Tournaments are held
at the end of each session and determine who advances to the
Local Team Championships. The top 2 teams from the summer and
fall tri annual tournaments advance to the Local Team
Championship. The top 4 teams from the spring tri annual
tournament advance to the Local Team Championship. Players need
at least 8 matches to compete in the session ending Tri Annual
Championships – The Local Team Championship
is held once a year and determines who will compete in the
National Team Championship. All Players must have 10 matches to
compete in the Local Team Championship.
Make Up Matches -
Make up matches must be completed within 3 weeks of the
originally scheduled match and prior to the last two weeks of
the session. The league office will mandate a make up
match to be scheduled and played if at least 24 hours notice is
Playoff/Tri Annual Chart
* No Playoffs in 9 Ball Divisions
# of Teams in Division
Advance to Tri Annual Tournament
Session Ending Playoffs
5 or Less
1st and 2nd
6 – 9
1st, 2nd, Winner
3rd vs. Wildcard
10 – 13
1st, 2nd, 3rd
and Winner of Playoff
4th vs. Wildcard
1st, 2nd, 3rd,
4th and Winner of Playoff
5th vs. Wildcard
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