For the 2nd year, the National Office is hosting a TEAM CAPTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at the World Pool Championship Event!

 

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES AS THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT FORMAT!!

  • Roster size max is 5 Team Captains with 3 playing per match with a skill level limit of 15
  • One timeout per team per rack
  • Players must all be from our league area (and must be captain in our league area)
  • Players must have at least 20 8Ball or 9Ball Scores on their record (not a combination of scores, must have 20 in one or the other) since June 30, 2017 to be able to participate.  
  • Highest skill level between 8Ball and 9Ball formats will count toward the 15 rule (for example, a person who is a 5 in 8ball and a 6 in 9ball will count as a 6 for the 15 SL limit)
  • Skill levels 8 & 9 in 9Ball will count as 7 toward the team handicap

Tournament format and play:

  • Modified Single Elimination Tournament
  • 32 team field for our qualifier - QUALIFYING 2 TEAMS AT THIS TOURNAMENT!
  • One senior skill level can play per match (senior skill levels are 6,7,8,9)
  • Team Captains flip a coin to determine who will declare their 3 players first.  Winner of the toss can decide to declare their 3 players, or to have the opponent declare their 3 players first.  The Captains then list their players in ascending order (lowest to highest).  That list determines the player rotation for the match and is locked.  Once players are declared, the players cannot be changed unless the 15 rule is in jeopardy.
  • Play starts with the first two players lagging for the break and then playing an 8ball rack.  Whichever team wins that first rack, the next player in the rotation for their team breaks the next rack (9ball).  The rotation continues alternating 8ball and 9ball games until a team has reached their Games Must Win (based on skill level total).  When the 3rd game is over, it reverts back to the first players and continues that pattern until a winning team is determined.  
  • Each rack is worth 1 team point.

Games Must Win:

 
Combined Skill Level 6 & Under 7-9 10-12 13-15
6 & Under 3/3 3/4 3/5 3/6
7-9 3/4 3/3 3/4 3/5
10-12 3/5 3/4 4/4 4/5
13-15 3/6 3/5 4/5 5/5
 

The Info for our Qualifiers:

 
  • Dates - Saturday November 10th - Doors open at 10am, play to start at 11am.
  • Location - Bank Shot Bar & Grill - Laurel, MD
  • Cost - $100 per team
  • Qualifying 2 teams to the Team Captain Championship in Las Vegas!

  • PRIZE:  Winning team will receive travel assistance and entry into the national tournament in August.  Assistance includes all funds collected via entry fees, plus an additional $2000 per team contributed by the Greater DC Area APA.  
 

Additional requirements to compete in the national tournament:

  • All players must have completed 2 of these sessions as a captain for an 8Ball team, a 9Ball Team or a Ladies Team in the league year (Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019) in our league area.
  • Players must play at least 4 times in the Spring 2019 session in either standard 8Ball or 9Ball formats.
  • Players must be on an active 8Ball, 9Ball or Ladies Team in the Summer 2019 session.
  • Players may only play on 1 team in the national tournament.