Links to National Rules and Other Materials

8 Ball

How to Keep Score
in 8-Ball

9 Ball

How to Keep Score
in 9-Ball

More Materials & Information

  • Learn how to keep score (Video)
  • Learn about Defensive Shots (Video)
  • Blank Scoresheets and Applications


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.