There are some exciting changes coming for the 2018 Action Pool Tour season. Below is a summary of the biggest changes.
$10,000 Top 64 Invitational
For the past several years, the APT Champion and Runner-Up won free entry, hotel, and sometimes even airfare into a major national event. However, this has led to a problem. Each year by the 5th or 6th event, 2-3 players have a substantial points lead over the remainder of the field and the points race becomes irrelevant to most players.
Therefore, we are going to do something much different in 2018. The top 64 APT members (those with an active one-year membership) after the November event, will be invited to play in the $10,000 Top 64 APT Invitational. Everyone who finishes in the top 16 of this event will get a portion of the prize fund and the Champion will pocket $2,500 based on a 64 player field.
We are confident that this will keep the points race interesting for more players and make the APT more competitive. Click here for all the details on this awesome end-of-year event.
We are extremely excited about the coalition of sponsors onboard for 2018. It is important to note that these great companies have agreed to add cash to APT prize funds. Without them, these events would not be possible so please, support the companies that support you!
VA State 10-Ball & 8-Ball Championships
The VA State 10-Ball & VA State 8-Ball Championships will now be restricted to the first 64 paid entries. The Women's VA State 10-Ball & Women's VA State 8-Ball Championship will now be restricted to the first 16 paid entries. Don't procrastinate! These events will fill up quickly! Click here for all the details about these awesome events.
APT YouTube Channel
In 2018, we will begin streaming to the APT YouTube channel and all recorded matches will be stored there for anyone to watch at any time. Click here to visit the APT YouTube channel.
Unfortunately, we did not get the level of support needed to continue holding separate women's events and having a separate women's points race. Therefore, separate women's events will not be held in 2018.
However, we are reinstituting the Top Female Bonus for 2018. The top placing female (non-pro) in the tournament will receive a bonus based on how many females are in the field (see scale below).
# Females | Bonus