Talk to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and you will see that they either play in the APA or know someone who does. People from all different backgrounds and walks of life play in the APA Pool League. In addition, over one fourth of APA members are female. APA is a great way to "Have Fun, Meet People, & Play Pool!"
The APA is the World's Largest Amateur Pool League with more members than all other amateur leagues combined. Nationally, the APA currently boasts over 260,000 members (and growing).  Our local league boasts over 650+ (and growing) in the Tristate APA.
For those of you that might be thinking, "I'm not good enough to play," consider this.......75% of APA members are beginner to intermediate players, meaning you don't have to be a pool shark to play. The only thing you really need, is the desire to have fun! With APA's Equalizer® Handicap System, everyone has an equal chance of winning.
In the APA, Everyone Can Play & Anyone Can Win!! Just ask our new 2015 National Team Champions! and our 2015 Wheelchair Challenge Champion!!!
Tristate APA had two National Titles in one year. You could be next. All it takes is starting playing today by contacting your League Operator at 517-617-9961. Everyone can play and anyone can win!!!
Team consisted of left to right:
Eric Anglin, Nicky Janusz, Rich Cabral, Matt Leckner, Joey Bills, Clint Sickemeyer, & John Squier II
Ron Bates



Latest News

8 Ball LTC'S
Monday, April 4, 2016
This year's LTC's will be held at a new location.  They will be at the Angola Elks Lodge on May 19-22. More information will be coming soon!...more...

9 Ball LTC's
Monday, April 4, 2016
9 Ball LTC's will be held on May 20-22 at the Angola Elks Lodge. Captain's meeting will be at 6:00. The tournament starts at 6:30. Good luck to all participants! ...more...

Jack & Jill Tournament
Friday, March 18, 2016
Tourney will be held Saturday April 30 at 11:00.  Doors open at 10:30Winning team goes to Vegas in August to play in Nationals.  Entry fee is $40 per team, all money goes to winning team for travel as...more...

Captain/Co-Captain 8 Ball Tournament
Friday, March 18, 2016
Tournament held June 25th at 11:00.There will be a $20 entry fee per team with the payout going back to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place @ 50/30/20.  Maximum skill level is 10. Each captain and co-captain can pi...more...

Captain/Co-Captain 9 Ball Tournament
Friday, March 18, 2016
Tourney held July 9th. There will be a $20 entry fee per team with the payout going back to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place @ 50/30/20. Maximum skill level is 10. Each captain and co-captain can pick a partner....more...

9 Ball Scotch DoublesTournament
Saturday, March 12, 2016
9 Ball Scotch Doubles TournamentMarch 12 -- Top 2 teams go to Vegas!$40 entry feeMax skill level 10Modified eliminationClub Paradise - Doors open at 10:30, play starts at 11:00All money brought in wil...more...

Spring Session starting week of January 4, 2016
Thursday, October 22, 2015
The NEW Spring Session for 8 Ball and 9 Ball starting the week of January 4, 2016 for all divisions that play in the Tristate APA. Contact Julie Hinds at 517-617-9961 to sign up a team, join a team, o...more...

New Bylaws and Calendar coming soon
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Starting January 1st, Tristate APA will be introducing new bylaws and changes.These bylaws will now cover from A-Z, including new cash payout Tricups & new playoff formats.The new "Replay" rule will b...more...

Area Player goes to Vegas for 9 Ball Shootout
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Good Luck to Rich Cabral from Division 212 in Angola, Indiana for winning his spot at Nationals in the 9 Ball Shootout after going to Regionals in Indianapolis in March. Rich plays on the 9 Ball team ...more...

Summer Session Starting Soon!!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Summer Session is just around the corner with league starting first week of May. There are 8 & 9 Ball Teams in the Noble/Dekalb, Steuben, Williams, St. Joe, & Branch Counties. Contact Julie at 517-617...more...


Join the APA!

While some membership cards require you to be able to jump the cue ball, bank it off three rails and sink the 8-Ball blindfolded, getting an APA Membership Card is much easier.

Having fun, meeting new people and playing pool is what the APA is all about.. You don't have to be a pool shark, because in the APA -- everyone can play and anyone can win. The APA wants beginners and novices, because it is the AMATEUR Poolplayers Association. No other organization in pool gives ordinary players a chance to win a share of nearly $1.5 MILLION guaranteed cash and prizes paid out through its national tournaments. 

How does the APA do it? It uses The Equalizer® handicap system to determine the amount of games a player has to win in order to capture the match. It allows a novice to win less games than a more-skilled opponent to win a match.


Branch, De Kalb, Lagrange, Noble, St. Joseph, Steuben, Whitley, Williams
8-Ball Doubles, 8-Ball Ladies, 8-Ball Open, 9-Ball Open, Masters
Session starting soon! Grab some friends and family and start having fun playing pool. :)
Ask me how to qualify for the National tournaments in Vegas!


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May 2016
Events for the Next Month
Date Description
05/13/16 - 05/15/16 8 Ball Spring Tri Cup
05/14/16 - 05/15/16 9 Ball Spring Tri Cup
05/19/16 - 05/22/16 8 Ball LTC
05/20/16 - 05/22/16 9 Ball LTC
05/27/16 - 05/29/16 9 Ball LTC