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National Tournament

NAPA offers pool shooters a better opportunity to qualify for and play in its national tournament each year than any other North American pool league.

Learn about 2017 NAPA Nationals here.

HISTORY

NAPA's innaugural 2011 national tournament held in Hot Springs, Arkansas paid out over $40,000 to qualified player participants. The 2012 NAPA Nationals were played in Nashville, TN from June 24th through July 1st and awarded more than $60,000 in cash and prizes to individual qualifiers from throughout the United States and Canada. The 2013 NAPA Nationals were held at Harrah's Casino in Tunica, MS with individual and team championships taking place between June 21st and June 28th. The 2014 NAPA Nationals were held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA with individual championships taking place between June 13th and June 21st. The Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI hosted the 2015 NAPA Nationals.

The most recent tournament was held at the Valley Forge Casino/Resort in King of Prussia, PA from June 24 - July 2, 2016 where NAPA offered 24/7 open play on 100 tables while paying out over $55,000 to a pool of just under 600 individuals.

FORMAT

Unlike most leagues, the NAPA Nationals consists of several championship tournaments all based on individual play, not team play. This approach allows players who have qualified for Nationals the chance to compete regardless of whether or not thier entire team is able to make the trip. Individual play also solves the issue of a team's overall handicap increasing throughout a session to the point where they cannot field a competitive roster by the time the national tournament comes around each summer (which, in turn, helps to eliminate sandbagging during regular league play).

Adding to the uniqueness of this tournament, championships are held for several skill divisions in each format of 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, lagger's choice, and scotch doubles. There is also a juniors championship which is open to Nationals qualifiers and non-qualifying NAPA league members 18 years and younger.

SKILL DIVISIONS
  • Grandmaster Class - Skill Levels 120+
  • Master Class - Skill Levels 90-119
  • Class A - Skill Levels 70-89
  • Class B - Skill Levels 50-69
  • Class C - Skill Levels 30-49
  • Class D - Skill Levels 10-29
  • Class E - Skill Levels 0-9
QUALIFICATION

NAPA makes it easier for players to qualify for its national tournament than any other league. There are several ways that a player can qualify:

  • Captain a team to the end of a league session with a minimum number of team forfeits.
  • Be the highest point earner on your team in a league session.
  • Be a member of a first place team with at least five individual matches played during that session. One team from every league division in every session earns this qualification without the need for playoffs.

So there you have it, you can be the worst player on the best team or the best player on the worst team and still make it to Nationals. That's pretty fair!

ACCESSIBILITY
The NAPA national tournament rotates the location of its venue each year. Players who are unable to make the long cross-country trip to Vegas for other leagues' tournaments may find travel to a closer destination more realistic. Because the location of NAPA's national tournament changes each year, it's entirely possible that the tournament could be hosted in our own back yard in the near future.

BREAKING NEWS: We have a new Wednesday 8-ball league forming in Rockland this fall! Get in touch with us to join or bring a new team on board!

DID YOU KNOW...

We're your NAPA league operators for the following
Bay State and Ocean State communities:

Boston, MA
Bridgewater, MA
Brockton, MA
Cambridge, MA
Cranston, RI
Fall River, MA
Fitchburg, MA
Foxborough, MA
Franklin, MA
Johnston, RI
 
New Bedford, MA
Norwood, MA
Plymouth, MA
Providence, RI
Quincy, MA
Rockland, MA
Stoughton, MA
Taunton, MA
Wareham, MA
 
 


... and more!

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