Are the UPA Nationals a public event?
Yes. The venue is open to the general public, however. due to limited space, only Members are permitted to enter into the tournament area. (Tables are reserved for members only).
Non-members may participate in all Challenge Matches, raffles, etc.
*Minors are permitted with parent/guardian. UPA events are non-smoking and Family Friendly.
How can my team play at Nationals?
Your team can gain entry into UPA Nationals through a Qualifier (VQ) tournament. Please see our FAQ’s for more information. Touring Pro events only require a Touring Pro Membership & Entry Fees.
What is the format at Nationals?
UPA Nationals will have the same format as VQs which are essentially the exact same as normal league night play, with the exception of the following:
- First team to reach 26 points wins match
- A player cannot play twice in one match (no Match Substitutions)
- Any forfeited match automatically awards 10 points to opposing team (Team Speed penalty applies)
- A player can only play on one (1) team, per discipline, at Nationals
Can I play on more than one team at the Nationals?.
A player can play on both an 8-ball and 9-ball team, however may only play on one (1) team within the same discipline.
What equipment will be used at the Nationals?
7 ft. Diamond Tables, Aramith Ball Sets.
Are there Green Fees at the National event?
No. All table time at Nationals is free to members. Only UPA members are permitted to play on tables throughout the event.
What Speed will I play with at the Nationals?
Players will play with their current Official Speed (OS) at the time of the Nationals.
IMPORTANT: Player Speeds are subject to change anytime throughout the National event.
What is the Dress Code for Nationals?
Teams are required to wear matching team shirts during competition at the National event, or will not be eligible to compete in team match play.
There will be NO: Hats/Sports Caps/Beanies (UPA Hats allowed), Headbands/Bandannas/Do-rags, Sunglasses, Shorts/Sweats, Tank tops/Crop Tops, Shower Shoes/Crocs, Sleeveless Shirts (Men), Sandals (Men)
Federal Trademark: No party is legally authorized to produce or manufacture ANY item with UPA, trademarks, or logos.
What if we do not have Team Shirts?
The UPA will have shirts available for purchase at the event. Players without Team shirts will not be allowed at/around Tournament Tables.
What about inactive Covid teams?
Teams that have inactive representatives, due to covid, will be exempt from league play requirements. Teams that have active league play are not exempt from match requirements.
Please note the following:
- 3 players from the original team are still required
- Player Speeds will be reassessed at National tournament
Are masks required?
Masks are optional and all individual rights/decisions shall be respected.
Code of Conduct?
All UPA members are considered guests and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with UPA Code of Conduct. The event is Family Friendly and any member who does not conduct themselves accordingly will not be permitted to remain at the event as well as forfeit their ability to attend future National events.