About the APA

The APA is the world’s largest amateur pool league with more than 250,000 members competing in 8-Ball and 9-Ball Leagues throughout North AmericaClick here for more information about the history of the APA.
League Operators for the APA of North Alabama are Cyndi Harbin (256-783-5699 or cyndi1955@comcast.net)  and Lee Zeiher (256-476-6093 or northalabama@apaleagues.com). Between the two of us, we have 50 years experience as League Operators. Our ultimate goal is to provide a FUN, COMPETITIVE environment. We treat our league area as an extended family. We value Community Outreach and participate in yearly fundraisers for Suicide Awareness, Kids to Love, Breast Cancer Awareness, The North Alabama Foodbank, The American Cancer Society, and Backpacks for Schools. 
The APA of North Alabama sends the following teams to Las Vegas for the World Pool Championships and World Poolplayers Championship: 3 - 9 Ball Teams, 4 - 8 Ball Teams, 1 Ladies Teams, 1 - Jack & Jill Team, 5 - 8 Ball Doubles Team, 2 - 9 Ball Doubles Team, 2 - Team Captains Slot, 1 - Wheelchair Competitor, and 1 - Masters Team.
We host Local Singles Boards to qualify our players to compete in the Regional Singles and from there (hopefully) advance to the World Poolplayer Championships.  In the local singles boards, skill levels might be diverse (although we do our best to divide them by skill level brackets.  At the Regional and National level the skill levels are divided by tiers. The winners of the Regionals compete in Las Vegas, NV in April.
Locally, we offer 1) MVP Tournament every session to the Qualifying players.  Entry fee is $20 (includes green fees) and the APA of North Alabama Qualifies players for the Regionals who get 3 consecutive wins ($160 Value per player) and awards cash payouts for top competitors  2) A Team Captain and Co Captain Appreciation Tournament once a year, NO ENTRY FEES, NO GREEN FEES, FREE RAFFLES FOR PRIZES, WITH A $1200 TOTAL PAYOUT! 3) APA of North Alabama members who have a baby receive their choice of a carton of diapers 4) Veteran's receive 1 year free annual membership 5) Sending Runner Up World Qualifier teams to the Southeast Challenge 6) 75 Age and up club - plays for FREE (excludes green fees to bar) 7) Creating the "Florian Vegas Destination Divisions" to send lucky recipients to Las Vegas during WPC. 8) Weekly patches and 9) Session Awards