American Poolplayers Association
- Employees in region:
- Hospitality, Entertainment, Recreation, & Travel
- HQ location:
- Lake St Louis, MO
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The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada. In addition, there is League play in China and Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball League play for a chance to compete in the World Pool Championships in Las Vegas. APA is recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.