Masters Tour Play-Offs

Masters Tour

This is a six-event regional tour (North East, North West, Midlands, South East, South West). The final regional ranking list will be made up of the best five results with the top players from each region, based on representation proportionate to entries, progressing to a National Last 16 stage to determine the overall national rankings.

This Competition is eligible for International Selection

Eligibility

Open to all members who are aged over 40 on 31st December, 2016.

Events

Six national ranking events. Held in conjunction with the Regional Junior Tour, see the Calendar for all dates and venues

All matches 3 Frame Round-Robin followed by best of 5 Knockout (last 8 or 16 depending on entries). Players receive ranking points from each Event (double points for Event 6) with the best 5 events counting towards the final regional rankings. The top players from each region, based on representation proportionate to entries, will progress to a National Last 16 stage to determine the overall national rankings.

Entry Fee (per event)

Individual Members           £20         County Members               £25         Club Members                    £30

Prizes

Prize money will be paid down to the quarter-finalists, dependent on entries.

Date 22 April 2017 Venue Cueball Derby
Arrival Time 10:15 Address 1 Mansfield Road
Start Time 10:30 Address 2
Duration 1 Day Town Derby
Tables Available 8 County Derbyshire
Tournament Director Luise Kraatz Post Code DE21 4AW
Contact 07710200706 Telephone 07710200706

Please Note

If circumstances mean you need to withdraw from the event, you must contact the Tournament Director (Contact details above). Failure to attend the Event without notification will result in disciplinary procedure and possible exclusion from future Events. As per EASB policy entry fees are non-refundable.

Please aim to arrive at the Event and report to the TD by the 'Arrival Time’ and no later than the 'Start Time'. Once you have reported in to the TD you must ensure you are available to commence playing as soon as you are called. Failure to acknowledge your call, having reported to the TD or not, will result in the standard match procedures relating to lateness to apply.

Lateness will be penalised as follows: If not present at the notified start time, one frame shall be forfeited. Fifteen minutes after start time, a further frame will be forfeited. Thirty minutes after the start time, the match shall be forfeited. In the case of Billiards, 50 points would be forfeited if a player is not present at the start time, and a further 50 points every 15 minutes until 30 minutes after the start time.

Dress Code and Behaviour

The dress code must be adhered to by all players, and will be stringently applied. Failure to comply with this code will result in expulsion from the Event.

Smart dark trousers, smart shoes, smart polo shirt or shirt with collar. Polo shirts should be kept as plain as possible, those with large logo's or writing or colour variations (other than official EASB polo shirts) may not be accepted. Shirts must be tucked in at all times and mobile devices turned off whilst your match is in progress.

You are competing in a top class Amateur event in the best possible conditions. Many of you will have aspirations of progressing to the top of the game, and we are confident that you will do the Association proud by conducting yourselves in a professional and respectful manner.

Event Format

3 Frame Round Robin followed by Best of 5 Frame Knockout.

Arrival Times

Arrive by 10:15am for 10:30am start

Draw

The Event will be pre-drawn into 4 groups of 4 players ranked on the total ranking points earned on the Tour (best 5 of 6).

Should a player not appear by thirty minutes after the start time, their place will be replaced with a Bye. Should there be 2 byes in a group, the remaining 2 players will play their match to determine 1st and 2nd place.

Qualification

The top 2 players from each group will qualify to the KO stage. Should any position not be filled due to Byes in the group, then these will become Bye's in the KO. The qualifiers will be seeded into the KO stage in the usual way.

The final ranking positions for International qualification will be determined as:

  Rank
Winner 1
Runner-Up 2
Semi-Finalists 3 & 4
Quarter Finalists 5 to 8
3rd in Group 9 to 12
4th in Group 13 to 16

The positions are further allocated based on the Ranking Points received on the Tour. Any Bye positions will not receive a ranking position and only players appearing for the Play-Off will be eligible for International selection.

Prize Fund

TBA