Local Playoff Information and Structure

In APA Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill, playoffs are held at the end of each session to determine what team(s) will represent their division in the City Tournament for a chance at making it to the World Pool Championships in Las Vegas. The playoff structure varies from division to division based on division size. All divisions have 15 or 16 week sessions and 1 week of playoffs.

# of Teams in Division

1st team advancing

2nd team advancing

3rd team advancing

4-5

1st vs wildcard



6-9

1st place directly to City Tournament

2nd vs wildcard


10-16

1st place directly to City Tournament

2nd vs wildcard

3rd vs 4th

Divisions with 10 or More Teams (3 teams advance)

In Divisions with 10 or more teams, the first place team will advance directly to the City Tournament. The team that is in second place will play a wildcard to determine the second team advancing to the City Tournament. Additionally, the third place team will play the fourth place team to determine a third team advancing to the City Tournament. Three teams will advance to the APA City Tournament from playoffs.

Divisions with 5-9 Teams
(2 teams advance)

In Divisions with 6-9 teams, the first place team will advance directly to the City Tournament. The team that is in second place will play a wildcard to determine the second team advancing to the City Tournament. Two teams will advance to the APA City Tournament from playoffs.
 
Divisions with 4 or 5 Teams (1 team advances)
In Divisions with only 4 or 5 teams, the first place team will play a wildcard to determine the team advancing to the City Tournament. One team will advance to the APA City Tournament from playoffs.

Final Standings, the Wildcard Draw, & Playoffs

The final standings for a division are determined by the Division Representative on final week of regular session play to determine which teams in the division make it to playoffs. In addition, the Division Representatives also do the wildcard draw(s) on the final week of regular session play to determine the final one or two teams, depending on division size, that make it into the division playoffs.  The wildcard draw is done in the host location by the Division Representative, so teams are encouraged to stay and witness the wildcard draw. It is each team's responsibility to find out on the last week of the regular session if their team made it into the division playoffs.  Full team fees are still due to APA during playoffs.