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NATIONAL TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

 

MAIN TOUR: 6 events.

Qualifying series for Home Internationals team, IBSF and EBSA events

Entry fees:-

6 Ranking Events

All qual. events £ 5 Entry plus £5 table fee & £5 in last 32

Seeded players £15 Entry plus £5 table fee EXCEPT:-

Scottish Open (5th Event) £20 Entry plus £5 table fee

National Championship £25 Entry plus £5 table fee

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s

Prize fund:-

80% of entry fees paid out

Seedings

Top 16 players on current ranking list seeded into last 32

Format

First 5 ranking events:-

  • 1st Sunday: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames
  • 2nd Sunday: last 32 knockout best of 5 frames to final.
  • Following Wednesday Final best of 9

Scottish National Championship:-

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

MASTERS TOUR: 6 events

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

Qualifying series for Home Internationals team, IBSF and EBSA events

Entry fees:-

5 Ranking Events                   £15 Entry plus £5 table fee

National Championship           £20 Entry plus £5 table fee

Prize fund:-

80% of entry fees paid out

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

Format

First 5 ranking events:-

  • 1st Sunday: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames, plus last 16 best of 5
  • 2nd Sunday: last 8 & semis best of 7
  • Following Wednesday: Final best of 7

Scottish National Championship:-

  • 1st Sunday: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames, plus last 16 best of 5
  • 2nd Sunday: Last 8 and Semi Finals best of 9
  • Finals day: Final best of 9

UNDER 21 TOUR: 4 events

Players must be 20 or under on 31/12/2015

Qualifying event for IBSF and EBSA International events

Entry fees:-

£5 Entry plus £5 table fee

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s

Prize fund:-

100% entry fees paid out

Seedings

Top 4 players on current ranking list seeded into conference groups

Format

  • 1st Saturday: conference group stage: 4 matches x best of 3 frames.
  • 2nd Saturday: Last 8 and Semi Finals best of 5
  • Finals day: Final best of 7 (national championship best of 9)

UNDER 19 CHAMPIONSHIP

Players must be 18 or under on 31/12/2015.

Qualifying event for Home Internationals team.

Entry fees:-

National Championship           £5 Entry plus £5 table fee

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s

Prize fund:-

100% entry fees paid out 

Seedings

Top 4 players on current ranking list seeded into conference groups

Format

  • 1st Saturday: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames.
  • 2nd Saturday: Last 8 and Semi Finals best of 7
  • Finals day: Final best of 9

UNDER 16 TOUR: 6 events

Players must be 15 or under on 31/12/2015

Qualifying series for Home Internationals team

Entry fees:-

5 Ranking Events                   £5 Entry plus £5 table fee

National Championship           £5 Entry plus £5 table fee

FREE ENTRY FOR Under 14s

Prize fund:-

No prize fund

Seedings

Top 4 players on current ranking list seeded into conference groups

Format

  • 1st Sunday: conference group stage : 4 matches x best of 3 frames, plus last 8 best of 3 & semis best of 5
  • Following Wednesday; Final best of 7
  • Finals day: Scottish National best of 9

 

BILLIARDS TOUR

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 two players in group through to knock out stage 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) highest frames total

4) head to head results

5) highest current ranking position.

The fifth count back negates the need for any shoot-outs to resolve tied positions

In the event that there is a tie between players not on the ranking list then a black ball shoot out will be implemented

 

PRIZE MONEY

  • With the exception of the Billiards Tour, all prize money is mailed out by cheque during the week following the match. Under no circumstances will prize money be paid in cash.

 

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 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 draws for all National Tournaments will be made on the morning of the event by the tournament director for the day after registration is completed.
NB:- All formats may be subject to change throughout the season due to prevailing circumstances, necessary amendments and entry levels.

 

However any changes and amendments will be made prior to any event giving at least 7 days notice to all competitors