APA members who are currently playing on an active 8-Ball or 9-Ball team, and have attained at least ten League match scores during the past two years in their respective format(s), are eligible to participate in the National Singles Program. At the local level, APA members compete on a Local Qualifier Board consisting of four to eight members with one player advancing on to regional competition. There is no limit on qualifying attempts. Qualifier Board winners advance to the Regional and National levels with no additional entry fee. At the local level, Qualifier Boards are open to players of all skill levels. Board winners advance regionally and nationally to one of four Skill Level Tiers that corresponds with their Skill Level in 8-Ball of three Skill Level Tiers that corresponds with their Skill Level in 9-Ball. The Singles Program also utilizes the Equalizer® handicap system.