NATIONAL TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

MAIN TOUR: 6 events.

Qualifying series for Home Internationals team, IBSF and EBSA events.

Entry fees: –

6 Ranking Events-

All qualifying events –

£5 Entry + £5 Table fee + £1 Ref/TD & qualifiers pay £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD in last 32 / 48

Seeded players

£15 Entry + £5 Table fee + £1 Ref/TD

EXCEPT: –

Scottish Open (3rd Event) £20 Entry + £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD

Winner invited to participate in EBSA European Championships following season + 1.25 times ranking points.

National Championship (6th Event) £25 Entry + £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD

Winner invited to participate in IBSF World Championships following season + 1.5 times ranking points.

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s plus £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD

 

Prize fund: –

80% of entry fees paid out

Seedings

Top 16 players on current ranking list seeded into last 32

Format

Ranking events: –

  • 1st Sunday: conference group qualifying stage: 4 matches x best of 3 frames
  • 2nd Sunday: last 32 knockout, best of 5 frames to quarter final, semi final best of 7
  • Final best of 9

Scottish Open Championship: –

  • As above except final is best of 11

Scottish National Championship: –

  • 1st. Sunday: conference group stage: 4 matches x best of 3 frames
  • 2nd day: knockout last 32 and last 16 best of 7
  • 3rd day: Last 8 and Semi Finals best of 9
  • Finals day: Final best of 13

MASTERS TOUR: 5 events

Players must be 40 years of age on day of play.

Qualifying series for Home Internationals team, IBSF and EBSA events.

Scottish Open (3rd Event)

Winner invited to participate in EBSA European Championships following season + 1.25 times ranking points.

National Championship (5th Event)

Winner invited to participate in IBSF World Championships following season + 1.5 times ranking points.

Entry fees: –

4 Ranking Events £15 Entry + £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD

National Championship £20 Entry + £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD

 

Prize fund: –

80% of entry fees paid out in 4 of the 5 events.

90% of entry fees paid out in Knock Out (4th) event.

Seedings

Top players on current ranking list seeded into conference groups, 1 per group.

Conference group size will be 5 or 6 players. No. of seeds depends on number of groups.

For knockout event – seeded into draw.

Format

3 ranking events: –

  • 1st day: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames
  • 2ndday: last 16 & quarter finals best of 5, semi finals best of 7
  • Final best of 9

Knockout event (4th Event – One Day event): –

  • Number of games depends on no. of entries
  • Straight knock-out games best of 5 throughout
  • Final best of 5 to be played on the day of event

Scottish National Championship (5th Event): –

  • 1st day: conference group stage: 4 matches x best of 3 frames
  • 2nd day: last 16 best of 5, Quarters best of 7 and Semi Finals best of 9
  • Finals day: Final best of 11

UNDER 21 TOUR: 4 events

Players must be 20 or under on 31/12/2017

Qualifying event for Home Internationals team, IBSF and EBSA International events.

Entry fees: –

£5 Entry + £5 table fee + £1 Ref/TD

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s plus £5 table fee + £1 Ref /TD

 

Prize fund: –

100% entry fees paid out

Seedings

Top 4 players on current ranking list seeded into conference groups

Format

  • Conference group stage: 4 matches x best of 3 frames.
  • Last 8 (depending on numbers) and Semi Finals best of 5
  • Finals best of 7 (National Championship best of 9)

JUNIOR TOUR: 4 events

Players must be 15 or under on 31/12/2017

Qualifying series for Home Internationals team & any other relevant events.

Entry fees: –

4 Ranking Events £5 Entry plus £5 table fee

National Championship £5 Entry plus £5 table fee

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s:- £5 Table fee

 

Prize fund: –

No prize fund

Seedings

Top 4 players on current ranking list seeded into conference groups

Format

  • 1st day: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames, plus last 8 (depending on numbers)best of 3 & semis best of 5
  • Finals best of 7 (National Championship best of 9)

BILLIARDS TOUR: 6 events

Entry fees: –

5 Ranking Events £10 Entry plus £5 table fee

National Championship £10 Entry plus £5 table fee

£60 total entry fees

Prize fund: –

100% Entry fees paid out on the day

Format:

  • Conference groups stage: 4 matches x 1hour and then top players in group through to knock out stages with 1 hour matches to conclusion. Format subject to entry levels.

GROUP STAGES COUNT BACK SYSTEM.

To resolve the count back system for all group stages (and for all tours) the following criteria places the emphasis on winning quickly and the edge will be given to players who do not drop frames.

 

GROUP POINTS:

BEST OF 5 MATCHES:

3-2 win 7 points
3-1 win 8 points
3-0 win 9 points

BEST OF 3 MATCHES:

2-1 win 4 points

2-0 win 5 points

COUNT BACK

1) highest points total.

2) frame difference

3) head to head results

4) blue ball shoot out

BLUE BALL SHOOT OUT

  • Each player involved takes 5 shots each to pot a ball from the blue spot. The cue ball being placed anywhere within the D.
  • The player must nominate which of the black ball pockets the ball will be potted in. Pots in an unintended pocket (flukes) will not count.
  • If after the 5 shots each it is still tied then it is sudden death –

1 shot each until a winner is decided.

PRIZE MONEY

  • With the exception of the Billiards Tour, all prize money is paid by bank transfer or mailed out by cheque.

DRESS CODE FOR ALL EVENTS

  • All matches up to and including last 8:- Dress shirt or polo shirt, dress trousers and dress shoes. T-shirts, jeans and trainers will not be acceptable.
  • Finals: – Dress shirt and bow-tie, waistcoat, dress trousers and dress shoes.

ENTRY FEE PAYMENTS

  • Tournament entry fees can be paid in total in advance (FOR ANY TOUR) or on the day of the event

TOURNAMENT DRAWS: –

  • The tournament director will make the draws for all National Tournaments on the morning of the event after registration is completed. Occasionally draws for start times may be made prior to the day but will be witnessed and conducted in an open area.

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION (IBSF & EBSA)

Dependant on the number of invitations available to certain international tournaments, selection shall be based upon: –

  • Scottish Open / National Championships winners from the previous season (Mens & Masters)
  • Top ranked player from the previous full season
  • Other selections made are then at the discretion of the board

World Snooker – Home Nations – Scottish Open

  • The player who finishes the previous full season in ranking position number 1 in the Main Tour will be the first player selected if an invitation is available to this event
  • Any subsequent invitation will be offered to the player ranked number 1 in the current seasons rankings at the time of entry closing date.