Illiana APA Recognizes Your Achievements!

 

Illiana APA awards various patches to players for their individual accomplishments during League play. All teams are responsible for noting which players earn specific patches on their weekly scoresheets. Below are all the patches which you have a chance to win along with a description of how to earn them.

 

How Many Patches Do You Have?

 
 
  

 

 
  

APA LEADERSHIP PATCHES

Leadership Patches are awarded to players who have accepted and taken on certain responsibilities in our League.
 



Division Rep Patch
Earned when you have
been chosen and
appointed as a
League Representative
for your division.

Team Captain Patch
Earned when you have
led your own team as a
Team Captain
for an entire Session
in your division and participated in the Captain/Co-Captain Tournament.

Team Co-Captain Patch
Earned when you have
assisted leading a team
as a Team Co-Captain
for an entire Session
in your division and participated in the Captain/Co-Captain Tournament.

 

 


  


 

LONGEVITY PATCHES

  500 Club & 1000 Club patches are awarded to players for reaching a longevity milestone with APA.  Once a player reaches 500 or 1000 matches in 8-Ball and 9-Ball combined, they will receive a 500 Club or 1000 Club patch for their accomplishment. 

 



500 Club Patch
Earned when you have played 500 matches in the 8-Ball or 9-Ball format combined.

 

1000 Club Patch
Earned when you have played 1000 matches in the 8-Ball or 9-Ball format combined.

 

 


 

 

8-BALL PATCHES

8-Ball Patches are earned by members playing in an APA 8-Ball format.
Players receive these patches in their Team Envelope
one week after earning them.




8 ON THE BREAK Patch
(8OB)
Earned by making a legal break and pocketing the 8-Ball without scratching or jumping the cue ball off the table.

(Eligible for the Patch Program)

8 BREAK & RUN Patch
(8B&R)

Earned by pocketing a ball
on a legal break and
running the rest of your
balls out, including the
8-Ball, without fouling.

(Eligible for the Patch Program)

RACKLESS NIGHT Patch
(Only in 8-Ball)
Earned by starting out
breaking in a match and
continuing to win and
break without racking
until the match is won.

 (Eligible for the Patch Program)

 
 
 




 

8 ON THE BREAK - HLT Patch 
(8OB - HLT)

Earned while playing in a High Level Tournament such as our   Citywide Tournament.

8 BREAK & RUN - HLT Patch 
(8B&R - HLT)

Earned while playing in a High Level Tournament such as our   Citywide Tournament.

RACKLESS NIGHT - HLT Patch 
(Only in 8-Ball)

Earned while playing in a High Level Tournament such as our  Citywide Tournament.

 
 
 

 


 

8-BALL MINI SLAM Patch
Earned by making an 8OB and an 8B&R during your match.
Mini Slam Patch will be awarded in place of the 2 patches.

 (Eligible for the Patch Program)

 

 


 

 

9-BALL PATCHES

9-Ball Patches are earned by members playing in an APA 9-Ball format.
Players receive these patches in their Team Envelope
one week after earning them.

 



 
 


9 ON THE SNAP Patch 
(9OS)
Earned by making a legal break and pocketing the 9-Ball without scratching or jumping the cue ball off the table.

 
(Eligible for the Patch Program)

9 BREAK & RUN Patch
(9B&R)

Earned by pocketing a ball
on a legal break and
running the rest of the
balls out, including the
9-Ball, without fouling.

 

 (Eligible for the Patch Program)

9-BALL SHUT-OUT Patch
(Skunk Patch)

Earned by winning a weekly
9-Ball match by such a wide margin of points that you receive 20 match points and your opponent receives 0.

(Eligible for the Patch Program)

 
 
 



9 ON THE SNAP - HLT Patch 
(9OS-HLT)
 
Earned while playing in a High Level Tournament such as our Citywide Tournament.

9 BREAK & RUN - HLT Patch
(9B&R - HLT)
 
Earned while playing in a High Level Tournament such as our Citywide Tournament.
 
 
 


9-BALL MINI SLAM Patch
Earned by making an 9OS and an 9B&R during your match.
Mini Slam Patch will be awarded in place of the 2 patches.

 (Eligible for the Patch Program)

 

 


 

 

 

MASTERS PATCHES

Masters Patches are earned by members playing in an APA Masters division. Players receive these patches in their Team Envelope one week after earning them.
 
 




8 ON THE BREAK Patch
(8OB - MASTERS)
Earned while playing in a
Masters Division.

8 BREAK & RUN Patch
(8B&R - MASTERS)
Earned while playing in a
Masters Division.

9 ON THE SNAP Patch
(9OS - MASTERS)
Earned while playing in a
Masters Division.

9 BREAK & RUN Patch
(9B&R - MASTERS)
Earned while playing in a
Masters Division.

 

 

 

 

GRAND SLAM PATCH

 

 


GRAND SLAM Patch
Earned by making an 8OB, 8B&R, 9OS, and 9B&R in a Masters match or a Double Jeopardy match.  The Grand Slam Patch is a favorite among all players and earning one is considered a great accomplishment.

 


 
 

 

 

SESSION ENDING PATCHES

                                              Session Ending Patches are earned by top performing players.
                                     Players receive these patchs when they are presented with their trophy.





SUMMER DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP Patch
Earned when finishing in 1st place (before playoffs) in an 8-Ball, 9-Ball or Masters division.

FALL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP Patch 
Earned when finishing in 1st place (before playoffs) in an 8-Ball 9-Ball or Masters division.

SPRING DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP Patch 
Earned when finishing in 1st place (before playoffs) in an 8-Ball, 9-Ball or Masters division.

 

DIVISION MVP Patch
Earned when finishing with the most MVP points, regardless of Skill Level (before playoffs) in an 8-Ball or 9-Ball division.

 

 


 
 
 

HIGHER LEVEL PATCHES 

These Higher Level Patches recognize the  greatest achievements of the individual player, as well as team accomplishments, on the local level.
 
 




8-BALL SKILL LEVEL 7 Patch
This is the highest achievable skill level in 8-Ball. This patch is earned when a player reaches Skill Level 7 and maintains it for 10 matches.

9-BALL SKILL LEVEL 9 Patch
This is the highest achievable skill level in 9-Ball. This patch is earned when a player reaches Skill Level 9 and maintains it for 10 matches.

NATIONAL QUALIFIER Patch
Earned at the Citywide Tournament when your team advances to the National Team Championships in Las Vegas.

 

 



 

THE RAREST & MOST ELUSIVE APA PATCH

Seen by few, touched by some, possessed by only the most lucky and privileged.
The below patch is the most wanted award by all players in every APA league
throughout the country. It takes its place with all the myths, fairy tales, and urban legends such as Leprechauns, Big Foot, Loch Ness Monster, and fair cash leagues.
 


I BEAT THE LEAGUE OPERATOR Patch

Earned when playing and winning in a handicapped match against the League Operator. Difficult to win due to the time restraints and impressive skills of most League Operators.
Available to all skill levels if they can handle it.