U.S. Amateur Championship Begins November 9 in Tampa

APA to Provide Live Streaming of Select Matches
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (Nov. 2, 2012) — Pool’s most prestigious amateur event is just days away.  The 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship begins November 9 at Strokers – Palm Harbor in Florida.  For the second year in a row, the event will be streamed live at www.usamateurchampionship.com.

The Men’s Division will feature 128 players, while the Women’s Division will feature 32 players – all vying for the coveted U.S. Amateur Championship title.  In addition, the winner of the Men’s Division will advance to the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, while the winner of the Women’s Division will advance to the WPBA U.S. Open – with travel, lodging and entry courtesy of the APA.
Stroker’s – Palm Harbor will host the Men’s Division Nov. 9 – 11.  Crooked Cue will host the opening day of competition in the Women’s Division on Nov. 10, before the ladies join the men at Stroker’s – Palm Harbor on Sun., Nov. 11 for the final rounds.
Preliminary qualifying rounds for the U.S. Amateur Championship were held throughout the country in late-September with the top finishers advancing to the final rounds in Florida.
The U.S. Amateur Championship is a double elimination tournament that offers the nation’s top amateur players the opportunity to showcase their skills through a combination of 8-Ball and 9-Ball matches, in the only APA event that does not use The Equalizer® handicap system.
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.  Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9‑Ball League play.  The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.
The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually!
The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg.
For more information on the U.S. Amateur Championship, visit www.usamateurchampionship.com.