• 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)
  • 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 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) in our league area.
  • Players must have played at least 4 times in the Spring 2022 session in either standard 8Ball or 9Ball formats.
  • Players must be on an active 8Ball, or 9Ball team in the Summer 2022 session.
  • 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, 2020 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 
  • 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 March 26th - Doors open at 10am, play to start at 11am.
  • Location - Bank Shot Bar & Grill - Laurel, MD
  • Cost - $75 per team

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