Match Time "Guidelines"
APA has established guidelines to limit match play time in an effort to produce
a tournament that adheres to a schedule that is productive and enjoyable for
all participants. (National Tournament) The guidelines we have set are more
than adequate for tournament status play; in most cases actual match play will
take less than the time allotted. Please be courteous; long matches are
exhausting to all the players.
TIME GUIDELINES FOR 8-BALL MATCHES
4 - 6
7 - 10
TIME GUIDELINES FOR 9-BALL MATCHES
TIME GUIDELINES FOR MASTERS MATCHES
Example: If a player with a Games Must Win of 5 is matched with a
player with a Games Must Win of 3, the total for their handicaps is 8, and
their match should not last any longer than 60 minutes.
ADDITIONAL TIME GUIDELINES
EACH 8-BALL TEAM MATCH
EACH 9-BALL TEAM MATCH
EACH NEW PLAYER SELECTION
SPECIAL SHOOTING SITUATION
2 MINUTE LIMIT
1 MINUTE LIMIT
45 SECONDS (MAXIMUM)
Note: This is The National Tournament (Vegas) Guidelines.