Year-round league play. It’s fun. It's competitive. And it's a great way to improve your game and meet people. With scores of leagues nationwide from which to choose, your options are endless. League information, as well as advice on starting your own league, can be found at the following links:
American Poolplayers Association League Information
The American Poolplayers Association (APA) was founded by professional poolplayers Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart in 1979 as the National Pool League, which became the American Poolplayers Association in 1981. The two realized the popularity of the sport, but knew that, different from other sports, there was no existing recreational league system. Today, the APA, also known as the Canadian Poolplayers Association in Canada, has grown to more than 250,000 members and boasts more members than all other "national" leagues combined. The League is administered locally by a network of Franchise Operators. League play is conducted weekly with both 8-Ball and 9-Ball team formats offered. For more information visit poolplayers.com.
BCA Pool League Information
In 2010 The BCA Pool League (BCAPL) is entering its 34th year. Mark Griffin, CEO of CueSports International (CSI), purchased the league from the Billiard Congress of America in 2004. The league has 450+ sanctioned leagues across North America and throughout the world. The BCAPL is known to be a league organized by players for players and attracts players of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. Most notably the BCAPL hosts what has been called “The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World”, the BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships every May in Las Vegas, Nevada. The national event has over 22 divisions including singles, teams, and scotch doubles ranging from open to grand master levels. In its firm commitment to offer opportunities to players of all capabilities, CSI produces BCAPL regional and state championships for its league members. Open to all players, CSI also produces the following highly regarded independent events: the Jay Swanson Memorial, the U.S. Bar Table Championships and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. For more information visit playbca.com.
VNEA Pool League Information
The Valley National 8-Ball League Association (VNEA) is a non-profit organization established to promote the game of pool on coin-operated equipment. VNEA boasts over 300 League Operators conducting successful leagues in nearly every state and a dozen foreign countries. With a sanctioned player base reaching nearly 100,000 players, the VNEA has experienced tremendous growth since it’s inception in 1979. Every Summer, the VNEA celebrates its World Championships at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event draws 5,000 league players competing in 40+ events fairly separated into 5 unique divisions. VNEA also presents the largest Junior Pool Championships every June boasting 500+ talented youngsters. With an eye towards the future, the VNEA is always setting new trends and leading the way in pool league organization. For more information visit vnea.com.