3-person teams * 14-match season * BCA/ACS Sanctioned!

Every Team in the LEAGUE Wins CASH!!


• Qualify to play in the AZPL State Championships! 4 days of pool 3 times a year! 70 teams qualify for 1 of 2 brackets in the championships! 20 win cash in the tourney! $3,000 for 1st in BOTH brackets in the AZPL State Championships and a match between the hot seat winners for $1,000! Over $15,000 in the tournament prize pool this season!

• Qualify for the AZPL Globe Trot in September and Whiskey Row Run in March!

• Dual Sanctioned with BCA & ACS! All scores go to Fargo!

• Qualify for the BCA Nationals & the ACS Nationals, both in Las Vegas!

• Qualify for ANY BCA and ACS event in North America!

The Arizona Pool Leagues was created in February 2003 with our first session beginning on May 7th.  The AZPL was designed with the casual pool player in mind.  We pride ourselves on being an amateur, beer-drinking, have-fun pool league.  It is meant for the not-so-serious player to come down and have some fun, shoot some pool, drink a few beers (though not necessarily in that order) and win some cash too!  When I created the league the thought was 'Why do we need to go to Vegas when we can have a big Championship right here'.  Hence we have 3 State Championships a year since 2003!  Ironically, we are now sanctioned for those who do want to go to Vegas.  

That’s right ladies and gentlemen! 8-ball. Teams of 3 players. Round-robin format. You’ll play every person on the other team one game each. It’s a pre-determined breaking order with the home team breaking 5 times and the away team 4. In the opening round the visiting team breaks first. In the second round the home team breaks. In the final round it’s split home / away / home on the breaks. Simple scoring! It’s a point for each ball down. 3 points for the 8! A win is 10! Hit an 8-ball break and that’s a win! Call your ball & pocket! Ball in hand rules apply! Handicapped based on your performance in the league! Anyone can play from beginners to Fargo superstars! Score the most and allow the fewest and you can win player of the week honors and win an exclusive AZPL Player of the Week lapel pin! We also offer lapel pins for when you score your first 30-point game, win your 100th game and score your 1,000th point because it takes a lot of balls to score a thousand points!

We keep track of all of your stats! Every single point you score! Every win! All kinds of stats! Every single game you play! All-Time! Check out the site and see 19+ years of stats for every player to ever play in the league! Regular season and championship stats! All scores are entered within 48 hours of submission. Just send a pic of the full scoresheet! We enter the scores for you! And you can print the scoresheets right off the website complete with up-to-date stats of both teams!

55 consecutive championship tournaments in Arizona since 2003!

Teams are competing for 70 spots in the 55th AZPL State Championships at Mill’s Modern Social in Tempe! You’ll play 14 matches during the season. At the end of the season each division has so many allotted spots in the championships based on the number of teams in the division. There are currently 42 guaranteed spots spread out across all divisions in the main bracket. Of all the teams that don’t get those spots the top 27 based on their win/loss percentages go into the B bracket! The rest of the teams qualify to play in the wild card tournament on Friday night for the 70th spot!

Not your normal bracket!

Your win/loss percentage determines your start time in the tournament. In the main bracket the first place teams start at 6pm Saturday where-as the bump-in teams begin play at 10am. The higher you rank the later your start time. Number one team gets pole position! You can see how important it is to be higher in the standings for a better start time. For teams that have the same winning percentage the tie-breaker goes to points scored making EVERY POINT COUNT! In the B bracket it's the opposite! Teams get placed with highest ranked coming in at 10am with the lowest ranked team in the pole position! In both brackets the opening round is the wild card round and a battle for the home table. It begins at 10am. Once the table is won that is your table to lose and you can see on the bracket who your next opponent will be all day long. From that point on you are the home team and all of your opponents will be challenging you for that table as the away team. No need to move around to a new table each match! Until you lose that is. Then you flip into the left side of the bracket and you’ll be challenging for that table. For those who are still in the main bracket come Sunday morning you are guaranteed IN THE MONEY! If you lose twice on Saturday you’ll be out of the main bracket but you’ll be coming back on Sunday in the Third Elimination bracket in a battle for 11th place and a cash prize of $1,000! And to guarantee you’ll play two matches on Sunday if you lose your first match in the 3rd Elim bracket you’ll go into ‘Got Up Early and Lost Bracket’ to win a free season in the league and give it another try next season! In the B bracket if you lose twice on Saturday you'll immediately play in the opening round of the 3rd elimination bracket with teams returning to compete on Sunday for 9th place and a cash prize of $750!

What can YOU win?

That’s a great question! We award trophies to the first and second places teams in each division as well as the men’s and woman’s MVPs. In addition the top men’s and woman’s rookies and most improved players win trophies! On average the first place teams win between $750 and $1,000 in cash! Every team in the division gets a cash prize based on where they finish in the standings! Even last place gets something! If you win the division MVP you can win another $100! Got a female on the team? She can win woman’s MVP and get herself $100 too! This season there is going to be over $22,000 in cash payouts to all the teams in the league! And then comes the AZPL State Championships where your team can win up to $3,000 out of a $15,000 prize pool!  If you are the hot seat winner of A or B there is another $1,000 you can win by winning that match. Win it all and in addition to all that you also get your entry paid to the ACS Nationals in Las Vegas! A $250 value! And then of course there are the championship trophies and the exclusive Championship winner shirts! The top 11 teams are in the money with another two teams winning free seasons! Second & third also receive trophies! And lastly, if you are the tournament MVP you win $100! Win everything and that’s $5,450 for a team of 3! In the B bracket first place is $3,000 with the top 2 teams winning cash! 13 teams overall getting paid out in the championships! We do that three times a year. Oh yeah! You’ll also be featured on the cover of the AZPL Championship commemorative magazine!

At the AZPL State Championships you can also play in these great events:

Thursday night: 8-ball singles tournament

Friday night:

  • 10-ball/9-ball tournament

  • Scotch Doubles/Singles 8-ball tournament

  • Women's 8-ball singles tournament

  • 8-Ball Break & Run Derby

All have cash payouts with entry fees ranging from free if you hit an 8-ball break for 8-Ball Break & Run Derby or $10 to $20 per person depending on the event!

What’s the Globe Trot?

The Globe Trot is our annual trip to 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe! Traditionally held the last weekend of September as a farewell to summer next year the dates are Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1! On Friday night we have a singles tournament and karaoke! Saturday we start off the day with a barbeque and team tournament followed by some 3 ball capped off with a scotch-doubles/singles tournament and some more karaoke! To finish the weekend we have another singles tournament on Sunday! There are 3 hotels right across the street as well as a Denny’s! You don’t have to touch your car the entire weekend! Play some pool, eat some food, sing some songs and have a blast!

Coming soon… another Whiskey Row Run and then our 20th anniversary celebration!

How much does it cost to join?

Another great question! There is a $20 annual due for BCA (renews in January), a $15 annual due for ACS (renews in June) and a $15 seasonal player entry (renews every season). Those are the 1 time per year/season fees. The weekly dues are typically $10 per week!

Get your team signed up today!

Currently we have 101 teams in 9 divisions in Tempe, Phoenix, Globe, Flagstaff, Williams and Prescott Valley and looking for more areas to join in the fun! We're also looking for traveling teams in Phoenix on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Want to play in the AZPL but there isn't a division set up near you? We’re always looking for league representatives to promote growth! You can even make some cash every week being the rep! All you need is 12 players to get a division started! Just 4 teams! It will grow from there! We’ll provide you with posters to promote the league and materials to get the division started! Contact me if you'd like to get a division started ANYWHERE! Even OUTSIDE of Arizona! 200 teams for the 20th!

Contact me today to get started! Play begins January 16th!

Small teams * Short season * Huge Payouts!

It's the way a pool league should be!


Here is a breakdown of the dues & fees and where it all goes. 

$10 per player per division per season entry fee – covers the following seasonal costs:

o       This includes but not limited to trophies, website/hosting, championship programs, posters, championship shirts, rule books, lapel pins, advertising, ink, pens, paper, prizes, bonuses, etc.

Weekly dues (local divisions) – $10 per player breaks down as follows: 

            $4.00 to top half of division & M/F MVP payouts  $56/person over 14 weeks

            $3.57 to tourney prize fund                                 $50/person over 14 weeks

            $1.43 to bottom half division payouts                   $20/person over 14 weeks

            $1.00 to the league operator for his/her efforts      $14/person over 14 weeks

            *No entry into the State Championships for these divisions


Weekly dues (out of town/franchise divisions) – based on $10** per player

            $1.43 to championship tourney prize fund                      $20/person/team/season

            $1.00 to the local league operator for his/her efforts        $14/person

            *$1.43 to championship entry fund ($100 entry)              $20/person

            **$6.14 to local payouts                                               $86/person

            First two items are mandatory minimum requirements. 

*Entry into State Championships is $100/team.  This is a suggested fund.

            **This number is adjustable.


$35 annual due per player for outside sanctioning (ACS/BCA/Fargo) purposes ($15ACS/$20BCA).  All scores are entered into Fargo and you’re qualified for any ACS/BCA event during that year.


We at the Arizona Pool Leagues hope you enjoy your time with us and look forward to shooting with you.


Michael Kerin

League Operator

Arizona's Pool League




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