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

Simply go to the Join/Signup Tab and the APA League Operator in your area will contact you and get the ball rolling, so you can start playing pool.

After all, that is what the APA is all about - playing pool and having fun doing it. 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 the more than $1 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.

Why join the APA?
  • $1 Million in guaranteed prize money for national events.
  • You can choose your game and your division!  Team 8-Ball (Open Division or Ladies only) and Team 9-Ball and singles formats are available.
  • The Equalizer® handicap system allows players of all abilities to compete on an equal level.
  • Men and women welcome at all levels of competition.
  • APA membership makes a weekly fun night out for friends, families and coworkers.
  • APA membership costs just $25 (plus sales tax if applicable).
  • Save big with APA national discounts.
  • You will receive The American Poolplayer, the most widely read publication in the  pocket billiards industry.
  • Receive a discount off the entry fee in the U.S. Amateur Championship.

After you join, you will receive the following membership materials: Official APA patch, 8-Ball and 9-Ball rules, APA Tournament poster, an APA membership card and much more.

Membership in the American Poolplayers Association entitles you to:

  • Receive official membership materials.
  • Qualify for APA League play wherever an organized APA League is active.
  • Play in any APA sanctioned League or League Tournament for which you qualify, including the Team and Singles Championships.
  • Receive trophies and other awards for which you qualify.
  • Receive the official APA League publication with League news, articles on the sport, tips from the pros and more.
  • Receive national and local participating merchant discounts.
  • Participate in other special events for APA members