9 BALL CITIES ARE THE FINAL STEP FOR TEAMS TO EARN A SPOT TO THE APA 9 BALL NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS. RULES USED AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS WILL BE USED IN OUR LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

 


9 Ball Cities are held once per Year after the Spring Session. The best 9 ball teams in Phoenix will play for the chance to go to Las Vegas on the APA. The Winning team receives their hotel and entry fees paid, and $750 cash to spend as they wish.


 
  
This event will be held on June 18th, 2022 at Main Street Billiards, 1749 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201       (480) 969-7898.  Driving Directions
 
    Doors open for practice at 8:00 AM on Sunday. There will be a Players Orientation Meeting at 8:30 AM Saturday morning. Everyone is asked to be present. Tournament starts at 9:00 AM.
  
  
 
 Two winning teams will be representing Phoenix in Las Vegas in August at the 2015 9 Ball  National Team Championships.  
 
    This is a 2 day event. Each match will be played on 1 table throughout the tournament and each team match will continue until one team has scored 51 team points or 50 points if that team has won 3 or more matches. Sudden death will be implemented at 2 hrs 45 min into the match for any remaining matches after the current match is finished. 
 
    To compete in the Cities event, players must have a minimum of 4 plays with their team in the spring session, and have an APA lifetime of at least 10 Plays. 
 

        Everyone  will have 1 timeout, no matter what your skill level. Timeouts are 1 minute.  If your coach calls a time out, you will be charged a time out whether you take it or not. Your average shot should not take more than 20 seconds. An unusual shooting situation should not take more than 45 seconds. Please stick to these guidelines. If your opponent complains, you may be put on a timer for the rest of your match. Opponents, keep in mind, 20 seconds is longer than it seems. Give your opponent enough time to execute their shot. These time limits are an average. One shot may take 30 seconds, the next one may only take 10 seconds. Please use common sense and remember, none of us want to be at this event any longer than necessary. When your match starts, please make sure you are ready to play. Start your smoke break early and be back in time to play. Putting up a player should take about 2 minutes, and he/she should be ready to lag immediately.   

  At the National Level, APA is very strict with their Skill Level policy. They will scrutinize each player to make sure they have enough plays with their team and with the APA. Team Captains, please make sure your players have had at least 4 plays with your team, and at least 10 plays in the last 2 years in the  9 ball format (20 plays for the previously qualified teams).   It is the responsibility of the Team Captains to know the eligibility of their team and team members. Just because you win at this event, does not mean APA will let you play when you get to Nationals. All the rules for eligibility are talked about starting on page 81 of your "Official Team Manual". We want everyone to have a good time and if we all adhere to the guidelines and are courteous to each other, this should be a fun weekend.
  

For Official APA Local Tournament Rules Click Here...


 

 

Good Luck to everyone and have a great time.