The Southwest Challenge is an annual event that brings together members from several different APA League areas in the Southwestern United States.  Teams of three meet at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for a weekend of fun and competition. The 2020 event will take place March 26 - 29. Look for an event flier on this website and with your weekly score sheet as the event nears.
2020 and 2021 Events Cancelled due to pandemic
2022 dates TBA

Three-Player 8-Ball Event :

  • Maximum combined skill level at entry is 14
  • Only one skill level six or seven per team
  • ALL skill level two players allowed, male or female
  • Each player must be on an 8-Ball or 9-Ball team
  • Each player must have at least ten 8-Ball scores
  • Modified Single Elimination format
  • Each team must declare their shooting order prior to entry into the tournament. 

Throughout the event, the teams must rotate through their rosters, maintaining the shooting order as the tournament progresses.  This format guarantees each player an equal opportunity to play, and forces teams to rely on their novice teammates to help them advance.  It also creates some interesting match-ups with often-surprising results!

For Southwest Challenge Rules of Play, click here.

Mini Tournaments

In addition to the main events, players can enter mini tournaments around the clock.  The minis take many different forms, some for lower-skilled players only, some for higher-skilled players only, some open, some doubles, 8-Ball, 9-Ball, or whatever else can be invented.  Each mini tournament features an entry fee of ten to twenty dollars and a field of eight or sixteen players, with 100% payback of all entry fees.  Minis are open to all current APA members from participating areas and all members playing in the main event!
Look for an event flier posted to this website and in your weekly team envelope as the event nears!