Manassas Resident Wins National Pool Championship

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Provided by American Poolplayers Association

Omer Nawazy of Manassas won the 2024 APA 9-Ball Shootout Pool Championship earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Nawazy was amongst nearly 6,000 poolplayers throughout North America who attempted to qualify for the American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 9-Ball Shootout.  He was one of only 820 that advanced to the national finals at the Westgate Las Vegas.

Nawazy competed in the Black Tier of the 9-Ball Shootout and received a cash and prize package worth $10,000 and ultimate bragging rights upon returning home to his local poolroom.  The 9-Ball Shootout featured four individual tiers all based on skill level.

The finals match was live-streamed and can be viewed here: 2024 9-Ball Shootout Black Tier (SL 8-9) Final

Nawazy is a member of the local APA League in Manassas where he plays pool regularly.

The 9-Ball Shootout, held May 3 to 5, was part of the APA’s Poolplayer Championships which featured 12 divisions of competition, more than 3,400 total players and nearly $900,000 in prize money.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada.  Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9‑Ball League play.  The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces four major tournaments—the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships, the APA Junior Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $2 million in cash and prizes annually!

The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues, Diamond Billiard Products and

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