Links to National Rules and Other Materials

Team Manual

Official Team Manual (2018/2019 & 2019/2020 League Years)

Team Manual

Official Rule Booklet (2018/2019 & 2019/2020 League Years)

  • English
    • PDF
    • iBooks (iPad & iPhone) - coming soon
    • Kindle (mobi) - coming soon
    • Nook (ePub) - coming soon
  • Spanish (PDF) - coming soon
  • French (PDF) - coming soon

Official Team Manual (2016/2017 & 2017/2018 League Years)

Team Manual

Official Rule Booklet (2016/2017 & 2017/2018 League Years)

8 Ball

How to Keep Score
in 8-Ball

9 Ball

How to Keep Score
in 9-Ball


Local Rules & Bylaws


2018/2019 Maine APA Bylaws (updated 6/18)

UPDATES - NOTE:  If you have suggestions for the local by-laws, please contact the office by e-mail or phone to discuss.  
JUNE 2017:  Ghost Player Rule
JUNE 2017 ` Tri-Cup Matches
JANUARY 2018 ~ Only Teammates can Keep Score
JANUARY 2018 ~ A player cannot take a ball out of the poclet to measure between rail & ball to see if it will fit.  1st time sportsmanship warning and 2nd time Ball in Hand foul.
JUNE 2018 (Summer Session) ~ 23 RULE:  If a team goes over the 23 rule there will no longer be a option.  The team that goes over the 23 Rule will be penalized whether their opponent catches it or not.