How to Join a Pool League

The only way to get good at pool is practice. Joining a pool league is a great way to meet new people, enjoy friendly competition and improve your game. This could be your chance to become one of the best pool players of all time!

Or, reap the benefits of spending time with new friends and possibly winning a cash payout. 

Sometimes, it can be intimidating to begin the process of joining a pool league. First, to decide if an association is a good fit for you, there are some factors to consider.

Information to Learn About a Pool League

Experience / Player Ability

  • Many leagues strongly encourage new players to join because of the handicap system
  • Ask about the handicap system and how it applies to players

History / Size of League


  • Do they play at a chosen place or travel to different local pool halls?


  • Are there costs for renting tables, if you forfeit a match, annual membership, etc.

Benefits of Joining a Pool League

Joining a pool league is a great way to get social and compete. Not only will you improve your skills and learn from other people, but you’ll get to enjoy a healthy activity that sharpens your senses. Many pool leagues compete for rewards for cash payouts. So, win money and drink beer!

If you decide to join a pool league, there are all sorts of options. There are some organizations like the APA (American Poolplayers Association) or the BCAPL (Billiard Congress of America Pool League) that have pool leagues across the country and allow you to compete in professional events. 

The best thing to do is to scour the internet and research the different options near you. A local pool hall can be a terrific way to bond with others in the area over the friendly competition. No matter what skill level you are, there is a league for you. You get to play with others from different walks of life and improve your skills.

Here at Buffalo Billiards, we have pool leagues for all skill levels. You can join by yourself or as a team. Call us at (707) 585-8992 for more info. We’ll help set you up with the right team.

Ready to Join a Pool League?

  • All male, All female, Mix teams welcom
  • 10 Week Season
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Nights
  • All skill levels welcome
  • 3 Person Teams
  • Cost is $10 per week per player
  • Weekly status updates
  • End of Season Banquets & Awards

If you have questions about joining a pool league, give us a call at (707) 585-8992 or stop by. Our staff will be happy to discuss the benefits and opportunities for you.