About the APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga

The APA of Greater Albany/Saratoga has been running leagues for over 20 years.  We are the largest pool league in the Capital City & currently served over 500 members and nearly 60 teams. The APA is the world’s largest amateur pool league with more than 260,000 members competing in 8-Ball and 9-Ball Leagues throughout North America. Click here for more information about the history of the APA.


League Operator: Ryan Gilligan


 Office (518) 450-4749
Cell (609) 532-0022 


2018/19 League Year Playoff Format
In divisions with 7 teams or less, one team will advance to the World Pool Qualifier. Divisions with 8 teams or more will advance 2 teams to the World Pool Qualifier. 
In a division of 5 teams or lessThree teams will play in playoffs. In round one, 1st place is awarded a first round bye. 2nd place vs. Wildcard. In round two, 1st place will play winner of the 2nd vs Wildcard match. 
In a division of 6-7 teams Four teams will play in playoffs. In round one, 1st place vs. Wildcard, 2nd place vs. 3rd place. In round two, the winners of round one will play. 
In a division of 8 teams or more – 1st place automatically gets qualified for the APA World Pool Qualifier and does not play in the end of session playoffs. (If playoff winner is already qualified, the 2nd place team gets qualified for the APA World Qualifier.) 2nd place vs Wildcard, 3rd place vs 4th place. 
Winner of the playoffs become qualified for the APA World Pool Qualifier, formerly known as the Local Team Championships (LTC). 
If your team is already qualified for the APA World Pool Qualifiers, and comes in 1st place in any other session of the qualifying year, your team will earn a paid spot in the qualifying tournament for the Northeast Challenge, Summer 2019.