About

History

The North American Poolshooters Association (NAPA) was founded in 2009 and has since become the third largest billiard association in North America.  NAPA was founded to allow any player to compete, regardless of age or skill and has created the most accurate, easy to use handicapping and scoring system in the billiard industry. With hundreds of active leagues across the US and Canada, NAPA continues to spread into new billiard rooms across the continent weekly. 

The ATX NAPA was founded in May 2012 by Lee Robinson and Kari Grant, husband and wife, avid pool shooters and veteran league players seeking to offer a transparent and competitive handicapped pool league in the Austin area.


 

The Basics

  • NO Annual Membership Fees, Ever
  • Proven Anti-Sandbagging system using a proprietary adaptation of the Elo Rating System
  • CASH and Trophies awarded to top teams and individuals at the end of every session, at each location
  • Simple, online, paperless scoring through the NAPAPlay web app
  • Detailed stat tracking for every match played by NAPA players
  • Qualifications for the NAPA National Championships

 

Formats

NAPA offers many different game types and league formats with any combination possible!

  • 8, 9, 10-ball and Lagger’s Choice (a mixed format with the winner of the lag choosing 8, 9, or 10-ball)
  • 3, 4, or 5-person teams (Roster limits are 6, 7, and 8 players, respectively)
  • Standard Team Handicap Limit, Modified Team Handicap Limits, or NO Team Handicap Limit
  • Singles and Scotch Doubles Leagues
  • Juniors Leagues (17 and under)

 

ATX NAPA League Specifics

League Dues are $7/match

Sessions typically range from 10-15 weeks, with session length depending on the number of teams in a division

 

Playoff Structure and Payout Info 

A playoff system is used to determine the winners in our team based leagues.  The number of teams in a division determines the number of teams that make playoffs and the number of teams that receive cash prizes and trophies.  The final standings of the regular session determine playoff seeding.  See the playoff and payout schedule below:

  • 4 teams
    • No Playoffs; Winners determined by final standings
    • 1st and 2nd receive cash prizes (65/35) and trophies
  • 5 teams
    • 1-week playoffs; 1st (Home) vs. 2nd (Away)
    • 1st and 2nd receive payouts (65/35) and trophies
  • 6-7 teams
    • 2-week playoffs
      • Week 1 – 2nd (Home) vs. 3rd (Away)
      • Week 2/Championship – 1st (Home) vs. Winner of Week 1 (Away)
    • 1st and 2nd receive cash prizes (65/35) and trophies
  • 8-9 teams
    • 2-week playoffs
      • Week 1 – 2nd (Home) vs. 3rd (Away)
      • Week 2/Championship – 1st (Home) vs. Winner of Week 1 (Away)
    • 1st – 3rd receive cash prizes (55/32.5/12.5) and trophies
  • 10-11 teams
    • 2-week playoffs
      • Week 1 – 2nd (Home) vs. 3rd (Away)
      • Week 2/Championship – 1st (Home) vs. Winner of Week 1 (Away)
    • 1st – 4th receive cash prizes (50/27.5/15/7.5) and trophies
  • 12+ teams
    • TBD

 

NAPA Nationals Qualifications and ATX NAPA Invitational Tournaments

Players qualify for the NAPA National Championships in every division for each location.  NO Regional tournaments are needed to qualify and there are many different ways to qualify!  The qualification window for NAPA Nationals is June 1 – May 31.

Players on teams qualify by:

  • Playing on a first place team in their local division
  • Completing a session as Top Point Male or Top Point Female in any local NAPA division
  • Finishing a session as the top point player on their team
  • Captain a team for an entire session with no more than 3 team forfeits during the session

Players in singles leagues qualify by:

  • Finishing in the top 25% of the division field.

ATX NAPA Invitational Tournaments are annual tournaments held in May each year (just before the close of the national qualifying window) where players can win substantial cash prizes to help fund their trip to the NAPA National Championships.  

Players must meet the following qualification and match total requirements during the qualification window (June 1 – May 31) to receive an invite to the Invitational Tournaments:

  • Qualify for NAPA Nationals by:
    • Playing on a first place team in their local division
    • Completing a session as Top Point Male or Top Point Female in any local NAPA division
    • Finishing a session as the top point player on their NAPA team

(Note:  Team captain qualifications are not eligible for Invitational Tournaments)

  • Match Total Requirements
    • Less than 15 matches – Not Eligible
    • 15-29 matches – 1 Invitational
    • 30 matches or more – 2 Invitationals