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C.3 - Recognized Divisions

Title opportunities at national championships will be selected from the division lists that follow. Combined Age + Skill divisions may also be offered to provide additional competitive opportunities for non-open entrants. For ranking consistency, state organizations are encouraged to select from these recognized divisions when establishing competition in all sanctioned events.

(a) Open Division. Any eligible player, as defined in C.1.

(b) Adult Age Divisions. Eligibility is determined by the player’s age on the first day of the tournament that anyone begins playing in that division. Divisions are:

  • 24 & under - Varsity
  • 25+ - Junior Veterans
  • 30+ - Veterans
  • 35+ - Seniors
  • 40+ - Veteran Seniors
  • 45+ - Masters
  • 50+ - Veteran Masters
  • 55+ - Golden Masters
  • 60+ - Veteran Golden Masters
  • 65+ - Senior Golden Masters
  • 70+ - Advanced Golden Masters
  • 75+ - Super Golden Masters
  • 80+ - Grand Masters
  • 85+ - Super Grand Masters

(c) Junior Age Divisions. Player eligibility is determined by the player’s age on January 1st of the current calendar year. Divisions are:

  • 18 & Under
  • 16 & Under
  • 14 & Under
  • 12 & Under
  • 10 & Under
  • 8 & Under (regular rules)
  • 8 & Under (multi-bounce rules)
  • 6 & Under (multi-bounce rules)

(d) Skill Divisions. Player eligibility is determined by AmPRO skill level certification or verification by a state association official, at the entered level.

  • Elite [Open level drop-down]
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • Novice

(e) Age + Skill Divisions. Player eligibility is determined by the player's age on the first day of the tournament, plus AmPRO skill level certification, or verification by a state association official, at the entered level. Such combinations may be offered as additional competition to players who do not fall into the "open" or designated skill levels of play. For example: 24- A/B; 30+ B; 35+ C/D; 40+ A; 65 + A/B, etc.