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END-OF-SESSION AWARDS

 
 
 
 
 


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  LAST SESSION WINNERS

 


   At the end of every session (Summer, Fall, & Spring) we give out awards to certain teams and players who have earned them due to how well they played during that session. Listed below are our End-Of-Session Awards with a description of each along with any eligibility requirements that may be needed to earn one.

   To see which players earned any of these awards from last session, go to our "Player Award Winners" page listed under "APA Patches & Awards" in the left menu. (If the page is missing or any links or inactive, then they are in the process of being updated so please check back later.)




 

DIVISION CHAMPION

   All teams who finish with the most points at the end of each Session will earn our Division Champion Award. We give out this award in both our 8-Ball and 9-Ball formats. Each team member will receive a professional full color plaque to recognize their achievement. The Host Location, that team is based out of, will also receive a plaque to hang at their location.

   Our Division Champion Awards will usually be rewarded and distributed during that session's Tri-Cups which normally takes place on the third weekend of the first full month of the following session. Division Champions who do not attend our Tri-Cups, such as those teams who earn a slot straight into our APA World Qualifiers (WQs), will have their plaques delivered to their home Host Location the following week after the Tri-Cups.
 

 

DIVISION TRI-CHAMPION

   Any team who earns Division Champion status in a specific format for all THREE sessions (Summer, Fall, & Spring) in the SAME pool year will earn our Division Tri-Champion Award. Due to the difficulty of earning this award, each Tri-Champion Team Member will receive a special customized plaque which is different from our regular Division Champion Awards. We give out this award in both our 8-Ball and 9-Ball formats.

   To recognize this amazing accomplishment, these Division Tri-Champion Awards will be presented to the team at our annual APA Award Presentations held at each of our APA World Qualifiers.
 

 

GRAND SLAM WINNER

   Any player who earns at least one each of our 8 On The Break Patch, 8 Break & Run Patch, 9 On The Snap Patch, and a 9 Break & Run Patch during the same session, will be rewarded with our popular Grand Slam Award. This is LARGE patch which is a very nice addition to any player's patch collection. Earning one or more of these patches is a huge accomplishment by any player

   All regular League matches and Division Playoff matches count toward earning a Grand Slam AwardMatches played during our Qualifier Boards, Top Shot Tournaments, Session Tri-Cups, and APA World Qualifiers do NOT count toward this award. Our Grand Slam Awards are usually determined by a special report and awarded within the first three weeks of the following session. Players will receive this award in their current Team Packet. To see our Grand Slam Patch, click HERE.
 

 

DIVISION MVP
(Most Valuable Player)

   Players who finish the session in their division with the highest Points Available Percentage (PA%) in their Skill Level (SL) Tier, will receive our Division MVP Award. This is a special patch that is awarded to the top player in each skill level tier. We give out this award in both our 8-Ball and 9-Ball formats. Here are the skill level Tiers that this award is based on:

8-Ball Skill Level Tiers

Tier 1 (SLs 2-3)      Tier 2 (SLs 4-5)      Tier 3 (SL 6)       Tier 4 (SL 7)
 

9-Ball Skill Level Tiers

Tier 1 (SLs 1-3)      Tier 2 (SLs 4-5)      Tier 3 (SLs 6-7)       Tier 4 (SLs 8-9)

   To be eligible for this award, players must have played at least 10 matches in that format in the past year. Players must also have played at least 6 matches with that team during that session to qualify for this award. Any matches played in regular League count toward earning this Division MVP award. Matches played in Division Playoffs or Session Tri-Cups do NOT count toward this award.

   Our Division MVP Awards are usually determined and rewarded within the first three weeks of the following session. Players will receive this award in their current Team PacketTo see our Division MVP Award, click on the following:
8-BALL MVP        9-BALL MVP
 

 

DIVISION BIG DOG

   Players who finish the session in their division with the overall highest PA% will earn our Division Big Dog Award. This award is a customized full color plaque which is awarded in both our 8-Ball and 9-Ball formats. Unlike our Division MVP Award, this award is NOT based on skill level tiers but by the entire League play in that division.

   T
o be eligible for this award, players must have played at least 20 matches in that format in the past TWO years. Players must also have played at least 8 matches with that team during that session to qualify for this award. Any matches played in regular League count toward earning this Division Big Dog Award. Matches played in Division Playoffs or Session Tri-Cups do NOT count toward this award.

   Our
Division Big Dog Awards are usually determined and awarded within the first three weeks of the following session. Players will receive this award in their current Team Packet. 
 




 
   Using a player's PA% is the fairest way to determine and reward our top competitors from each division, although sometimes TIES do occur. The following explains how our PA% is calculated and our methods for breaking any TIES:
 

Calculation Used For Players'
Points Available Percentage (PA%)

(# of points earned) ÷ (# of points available) = Player’s PA%
 
 

 

Breaking All Ties For
Division MVP & Big Dog Awards

All PA% Ties are broken in the following order:
  •  First by Total # of matches played
  •  Then by Session Win Percentage
  •  Then by Performance Points
  •  Then by Life-time Win Percentage