History of the CPA

The South Western Region started local league play in 1993 in the Walkerton area and has expanded over the years to include Southampton, Port Elgin, Kincardine, Hanover, Mount Forest, Orangeville, Dundalk and Listowel as well as the Greater Sudbury and Midland Areas.

We offer both amateur 8-Ball & 9-Ball open divisions using the CPA Equalizer® Handicap System where everyone has an equal chance to win.

Teams consist of 5-8 players with a low weekly fee per team plus a annual membership fee. Teams compete in local divisions where the CPA hosting taverns are grouped geographically to minimize traveling distance. The year is divided into 3 sessions, with each session running between 10 and 20 weeks plus playoffs. League play is available Sunday thru Friday, so it's easy to fit the CPA into your schedule. Teams compete for the right to represent the South Western / Greater Sudbury Regions of the CPA in Las Vegas at the APA/CPA National Team Championships every Summer.  In addition, we also offer player achievement awards and trophies to our members.

In addition to team play the CPA offers a singles program. Players compete for the right to represent the South Western / Greater Sudbury Regions of the CPA in Las Vegas at the APA/CPA National Singles Championships every Spring.

History Of The APA

The American Poolplayers Association was founded in 1979 by professional poolplayers Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart (pictured left). The two men realized the popularity of the sport and knew that, unlike other sports, there was no existing recreational league system. Back then the league was called the National Pool League. The name was changed to American Poolplayers Association (APA) in 1981.

Over the years, the APA Pool League has gone by many names, including The American Pool League, Busch Pool League, and Bud Light Pool League. Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart maintain positions on the APA's Board of Directors, and strive to create continued interest and growth in the sport of pool.

Renee Lyle, has held the position of APA President since April of 1995. As President, she has total responsibility for overseeing the daily operations and future growth of the League. She was appointed to her position by former APA President Terry Bell, when he stepped down to assume a position on the Board Of Directors.


The APA/CPA Nationally
Today the APA/CPA has grown to over 250,000 members. The league boasts more members than all other "national" leagues combined.  APA/CPA Pool Leagues are administered locally by a network of Franchise Operators. These League Operators conduct weekly leagues in both 8-Ball and 9-Ball team formats. The APA/CPA currently has franchise opportunities available in other areas for those who wish to be their own boss, and promote the sport of pool.

APA/CPA leagues play across the United States and Canada. Teams compete weekly in 8-Ball and 9-Ball leagues with all teams having the opportunity to advance to the APA/CPA's National Team Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the national level, during the 2010 APA/CPA National Teams & Singles Championships more than $1.6 Million in prize money was paid out. This consisted of the $600,000 APA/CPA National 8-Ball Team Championship, the $200,000 APA/CPA National 9-Ball Team Championship, the $250,000 APA/CPA 8-Ball Single Classic, the $150,000 APA/CPA 9-Ball Singles Shootout, the $250,000 8-Ball / 9-Ball / Jack & Jill Doubles, Ladies 8-Ball, Masters and Wheelchair Challenge Events and finally the MiniMania Tournaments, that paid out over $250,000.

The APA also conducts the U.S. Amateur Championship, the world's most prestigious amateur tournament. It is the only tournament conducted by the APA that is open to members and non-members alike.