National Billiards Championship Qualifiers

This Championship will be played initially on a round robin basis with each match of 90 minutes duration. This is followed by the KO stage with the number of qualifiers from the Round-Robin dependant on the number of entries. Typically approximately 50% of entries go to the KO. KO Matches before the Semi-FInal are of 90 minutes duration with the Semi-finals of two hour duration. The Final will take place at the National Finals Weekend and will be over a four hour duration.

Dependent on entries the Round-Robin stage will take place on the Saturday with the KO stage held over to Sunday unless number of entries enable the whole Event to be completed in one day.

There will be a random draw for the round-robin groups.

The winner and runner-up in this compatition will receive paid for entry to the World Championship at Leeds in October.

Date 22 April 2017 Venue Northern Snooker Centre
Arrival Time 10:15 Address 1 92 Kirkstall Road
Start Time 10:30 Address 2
Duration 1 Day Town Leeds
Tables Available 3 County West Yorkshire
Tournament Director Frank Bradley Post Code LS3 1LT
Contact 07813268824 Telephone 0113 243 3015

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 arrive at the Event and report to the TD by the 'Arrival Time’. As this Event is drawn on the day, any player who is not in attendance, or has not, by the 'Arrival Time', notified the TD by phone, will not be included in the draw. 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 for lateness to apply.

Lateness will be penalised as follows: If not present when called by the TD, 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

Round-Robin - 90mins, Knockout Quarter Final 90 mins, Semi-Final 120mins

Arrival Times

10:15am for 10:30am start

Draw

Random draw on the day.

Qualification

The two finalists on the day will go forward to the National Final at the EASB Finals Weekend on the 24th/25th June at the SWSA, Gloucester.

Prize Fund

The winner and runner-up in this compatition will receive paid for entry to the World Championship at Leeds in October.