The 2018 St. Louis APA 9-Ball World Qualifier will be held June 8th, 9th and 10th at Hotshots Webster Groves. 8-Ball will be the following weekend June 15th, 16th and 17th at The Cue in Maplewood.  
    
This is the tournament of the year! All teams qualified are playing to get a assisted trip to Las Vegas! Once in Las Vegas, these teams will compete for their share of the over $1,000,000 prize pot and the ultimate prize - being crowned the APA World Pool Champions!
 
  The St. Louis APA World Qualifier tournament is held once a year and is considered a Higher Level Tournament. Teams earn their spot into this tournament by being Tri-Cup Champions from the Summer, Fall and Spring Sessions.
 
In 8-Ball and 9-Ball, two teams in each format will advance to the APA World Pool Championships held in Las Vegas! All teams advancing will be awarded with travel assistance and trophies. 
  
Travel Assistance Breakdown 
 
  • 8-Ball
      -Three rooms for seven nights at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
      -Tournament entry into the event
      -A dollar amount per eligible player to assist with travel expenses - paid to each player individually. 
        (Players who do not attend this event will not receive this award)
 
  • 9-Ball
      -Three rooms for six nights at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
      -Tournament entry into the event
      -A dollar amount per eligible player to assist with travel expenses - paid to each player individually.
         (Players who do not attend this event will not receive this award)
 
*In the event a qualified team decides not to attend the National Team Championships, the team will forfeit all awards and travel assistance. 
 
Remaining Eligible For The World Qualifier and World Pool Championships
 
Every eligible team must maintain active team status and must play in the Spring Session and the following Summer Session to retain eligibility.
 
If a team qualified in the Summer Session, they must particiate in the Fall, Spring and the following Summer Session with at least four original members on the team.
 
If a team qualified in the Fall Session, they must participate in the Spring and following Summer Session with at least four original members on the team.
 
A team's Spring Session roster is their Local and National World Pool Championship Tournament roster even if the team had a different roster when they qualified.
 
A team that qualified in the Summer Session can make changes to their roster in the Fall Session (as needed) and in the Spring Session (with League Office approval only) as long as the same four original members remain on their roster from the time they qualified. 
 
A team that qualified in the Fall Session can make changes to their roster in the Spring Session (with League Office approval only) as long as four original members remain on the roster.
 
All qualified players must play at least six times with the team in each following session from the time the team qualified or they will be deemed ineligible.
 
All qualified players must have a skill level based on ten lifetime matches and those matches must be attained by the end of the Spring Session in the same League year that the player is advancing to the LTC's.
 
All teams must remain in the top 50% of their division in all following sessions of the League year or they will be subject to loss of eligibility. 
 
*This WQ Structure is in effect beginning the 2014 Summer Session. 
 
 
APA World Pool Championships