The APA has traditionally organized a national tournament almost every year which is hosted by alternating regions. All players must be current full APA members in good standing, not day members. APA policy states that one foreign player is allowable per US team in the regular 6 player format ( see manual for criteria). Besides the normal divisions of A, B, C,and D grade, the Organizer may also offer a Masters, Adult women and Juniors division. The tournament play is normally run over three days. Also included is entertainment, silent and live auctions, tournament dinners, annual awards and the Annual General Meeting for all members.