happening in Chicago
baseball! I always equate the World Series, Stanley Cup
and the Super Bowl to our National team championships! It’s the highest accomplishment in amateur pool! We had a great showing this year with our top 8ball team, the Scorpions taking 5th place and both Ladies teams taking 2nd and 3rd! Just by making it that far is an accomplish-ment, just like the Cubs making the World Series! But unlike the Cubs, the APA World Championship is a shot the teams get every year. As the Fall session is underway, all teams are vying every week for points to get their position into the playoffs. Each week’s points add up; not just at the end of the season. A missed point now, a lost bonus point, a forfeit are all missed opportunity for a higher seeded spot; some will lose top points, some will lose top tier, some will lose by a tiebreaker! Below is the details playoff format for this session. There are some direct to Citywide spots, and also some inter division Top Point play off spots. Twelve teams will get their Citywide spot this session; some by wining Top Point, some by a one week Top Point play off, some by winnings the playoffs, and some could come through the 2nd tier playoff or secondary. Unlike the other sports, we have several ways to get to the World Championship. Good luck this session and good luck to the Cubs!
See the bottom for two rules that need clarifying: Playing Twice and Splitting Tables; and two bylaws that will start being enforced.
8Ball Playoff Format: Divisions with 13 or more teams qualify for Top Point to Citywide. Those divisions will also have a second tier playoff of 6th vs 9th and 7th vs 8th place teams, and the winner advances to Challenge of Champions but with an extra round of play. The remaining teams playoff in the secondary playoff. Divisions with 9-12 teams will advance the Top Point team to Challenge of Champions, 2nd vs 5th and 3rd vs 4th and the rest play off for the secondary spot. Divisions with less than nine teams will play off as normal, 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd and the division winner advances to the Challenge of Champions, the rest playoff for the secondary spot, where applicable. If there are any exceptions to this format, you’ll be notified through your team envelopes. (cont below)
Cook, De Kalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Will
8-Ball Open, 9-Ball Open