Tri-Cups & States "Vegas Qualifier"

 
TRI-CUP TOURNAMENTS
 
Maine APA runs three sessions a year; Spring, Summer and Fall. Tri-Cups are held at the end of each session and winning teams qualified for the annual Maine APA States "Vegas Qualifier". Below is the breakdown for each division size regarding how many teams qualifiy to play.
 
  • Division with 4 teams - Top 2 teams and a wildcard team are eligible to play in the North/South Tri-Cups.
  • Divisions with 5 teams or more - The top 3 teams and a wildcard team are eligible to play in the North/South Tri-Cups.
  • Divisions with 10 or more teams - We will draw 4 additional wildcard teams who will play in 2nd Chance playoffs to be eligible for the 2nd Chance Tri-Cup (number of teams eligible for 2nd chance Tri-Cup depends on the size of the division)
 
FLYER - Tri-Cup Format
 
TRI-CUP REQUIREMENTS 
To play in the end of session Tri-Cups, the requirements listed below must be followed
 
   1. Your team must be registered for the next session or your team will not be included in the Tri-Cups draw. 
   2. If you register and play in the Tri-Cups, you are obligated to finish the session (win or lose at the Tri-Cups). Should your team lose at Tri-Cups and then drop out of the division the following week; your team will owe a $300.00 termination fee for disrupting the division and Tri-Cups. The team captain will be responsible for a full termination fee of $300.00. Any players wishing to continue to play will have to pay their portion of the $300.00.
    3. If your team has qualified for the "Vegas Qualifier" State Finals, your team will not be included in Tri-Cups following your qualifying session. (Example: your team qualifies at the Summer Tri-Cups, you will not be included in the Fall or Spring Tri-Cups if you place in any qualifying spot.) 
 
"VEGAS" QUALIFIER 
This tournament is held once a year in June.  Attending teams qualify by winning a local Tri-Cup Tournament that is run at the end of each session in the North and South. Your team must be active and meet player and team criteria to participate in this tournament. Winning teams are sent to the APA World Pool Championships in Las Vegas, NV. The trip includes entry to the tournament, two hotel rooms and airfare.
 
For more information on the Tir-Cups format, as well as any Higher Level Tournaments, please view page 12 of the Maine APA By-Laws.