Sign Ups Have Begun For The 2018 8-Ball Southwest Challenge In Las Vegas!

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Southwest Challenge is an annual event that brings together members from different APA League areas in the Southwest United States. Teams of three meet at The Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV for a weekend of fun and competition.
The main event is a three-person 8-Ball tournament, which features a unique "rotating roster" format. The requirements for a legal team are as follows:
  • Maximum combined skill level at entry is 14
  • Only one skill level 6 or 7 per team
  • ALL skill level 2 players allowed, male or female
  • Each player must be on a Spring Session 8-Ball or 9-Ball team
  • Each player must have at least 10 lifetime 8-Ball scores*
*A player will be allowed to participate even if they do not have 10 lifetime 8-Ball scores if they have at least 10 lifetime 9-Ball scores. If they have the required 10 lifetime 9-Ball scores, then they will be allowed to participate as one skill level higher than their current 9-Ball handicap. 
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 the team to rely on their novice teammates to help them advance. It also creates some interesting match-ups with often-surprising results!
In addition to the main event, players can enter mini tournaments around the clock. The minis take many forms, some for lower-skilled players only, some for higher-skilled players only, some open, some doubles, some 8-Ball, some 9-Ball, some doubles or whatever else can be invented. Each mini tournament features an entry fee of $10 to $20 and a field of 8 or 16 players, with 100% payback of all entry fees. Minis are open to all active APA members from participating areas, not just those participating in the event.
The tournament will be held Thursday through Sunday March 22-25, 2018 at The Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  
The $528 Package Price Includes: 
  • One room for 3 nights
  • $150 tournament entry fee
  • $60 per team green fees
  • CompuSport Fee
  • Open tables for main event, mini tournaments and practice!
  • This package cannot be separated or modified
ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2018. All entries must be received by the OCAPA League Office by 6PM. Please have your entries postmarked no later than Tuesday February 13, 2018 to guarantee delivery by the deadline.

Click HERE for the entry form

Fine Print:
  • Slots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis
  • $100 REFUNDABLE deposit holds your slot (refundable until February 19th)
  • Additional fees for late entries (if available), roster changes and cancellation
If you have any questions, please contact the OCAPA League Office at 714-674-7665.