American Poolplayers Association
 

Orange County APA Playoff Structure

 
Two weeks of playoffs are held at the end of each session to determine which teams will advance to the $75,000 World Qualifier tournament. The playoff structure varies from division based on division size.
 

Bronze Tier - Divisions of 4 to 8 teams 

 
 
The 1st and 2nd place teams plus one Wild Card team will earn their spot in playoffs. The 1st place team in division standings will receive a BYE into the final round of play. The playoff champion will advance to the World Qualifier.
 
 
 

Silver Tier - Divisions of 9 to 13 teams

 
The 1st place team in division standings at the end of the session will advance directly to the World Qualifier. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams plus one Wild Card team will earn their spot in playoffs. The playoff champion will advance to the World Qualifier.
 
 
 

Gold Tier - Divisions of 14 to 16 teams

 
The 1st ans 2nd place team in division standings at the end of the session will advance directly to the World Qualifier. The 3rd, 4th and 5th place team plus one Wild Card team will earn their spot in playoffs. The playoff champion will advance to the World Qualifier.