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: 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.
BCA Pool League: The BCAPL provides National 8-Ball & 9-Ball Championships, Canadian 8-Ball & 9-Ball Championships and various regional and state championships - unique opportunities to bring people together for fun and competition.
Valley National Eightball Association: The Valley National 8-Ball League Association (VNEA) is a non-profit organization established to promote the game of pool on coin-operated equipment. The membership is comprised of men, women and junior players, coin machine operators and manufacturers. Founded in 1979, the VNEA has shown tremendous growth, success and stability by expanding from 2,500 members the initial season to nearly 100,000 players currently. These 100,000 men and women players will visit their local establishments two or three times a week and play more than ten million games of pool in competition and practice. Teams from nearly every state and several foreign countries will compete each week in organized league play.
The billiards world is rich with associations and organizations that give structure and strength to our sport. The work of each organization contributes to the overall popularity of our favorite sport and recreational pastime, not only in North America, but worldwide.
Canadian Women Pool Tour
United States Pool Players Association (UPA) The governing body of men's professional pool
Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) The Women's Professional tour