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GOLDEN 8 BALL COMPETITION 2016

 Anyone from the IoBPL area interested in being in one of the  teams going this year should contact Mike McHardy asap.

 A provisional booking for one team has been made on the  G8Ball site in order to secure a place. More will be added as  names come in, but the competition is limited to 128 so the  sooner we have names the better.

 Isle of Bute names of players for the team/s going so far are:

1. Mike (The Medic) McHardy

2. Richard (Reido) Reid

3. Richard (NikNak) More

4. Gordie (The Hat) Cumming

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DETAILS WILL BE UPDATED BELOW A.S.A.P.

ALTERNATIVELY FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE GOLDEN 8 BALL SITE

 

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The Prestigious

 

Blackball Weekend

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Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th June 2016

Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool

ENTRY FEE - *£125 PER TEAM

£25 cash back at the venue if entry is paid before 31st December 

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES FREE TOURNAMENT WRIST BAND WORTH £45 IF STAYING AT THE NORBREAK HOTEL. IF NOT, WRIST BANDS MUST BE PURCHASED @ £45 FOR PLAYERS AND £20 FOR SPECTATORS

B&B £45.00 pppn - DINNER B&B ONLY £50.00 pppn

Single person supplement £15.00 pn

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PLEASE NOTE THIS TOURNAMENT IS LIMITED TO 128 TEAMS

(???+ teams have been entered as of ????)

LAST YEAR THERE WAS ONE TEAM ENTERED FROM THE ISLE OF BUTE MAYBE WE CAN DO THE SAME OR EVEN ADD TO THAT TALLY BUT WE WILL HAVE TO SECURE ENTRIES PRETTY QUICK WITH IT BEING LIMITED THIS YEAR

ANY ISLE OF BUTE PLAYERS INTERESTED IN FORMULATING TEAMS FOR THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME A.S.A.P.

ONCE I HAVE NAMES I WILL SET UP A GOLDEN 8 BALL FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THESE POTENTIAL TEAM PLAYERS WHERE WE CAN FURTHER DISCUSS ARRANGEMENTS

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Link to the Golden 8 Ball site

Link to Golden 8 Ball video page

Over £15,000 Prize Fund

Tournament Format

  • Played to Blackball rules.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 8.
  • Teams divided into groups of 4 to play a round robin. Each match consists of 12 frames, 3 sets of 4 frames.
  • Teams score 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. Frame difference ranks teams with equal points.
  • Teams are seeded for the knockout stages.
  • Top 64 teams from round robin stage enter the Gold Trophy knockout, with first round losers dropping into the Silver Trophy knockout.
  • Best of 16 knockout stages for Gold and Silver trophies - if a tie occurs, then teams go to a penalty shootout, 4 penalties are taken by each team, highest scorer wins. Sudden death if tie occurs.
  • All other teams enter the Bronze knockout, with first round losers entering the Wooden Spoon knockout.
  • Players lag for break at start of each frame.
  • Order of play sheet submitted before each match.
  • Order of play sheet must be completed for each match prior to starting, and is divided into sets of 4 frames. Players can only play once in any set and reserve players can be included in any match.
  • Slow playing teams may be penalised and matches drawn to an early result. 
  • 30 sec shot rule will be enforced for slow playing matches.

Penalty Shoot-out Rules

  • The black ball is placed on the spot at the rack end of the table.
  • Player can position cue ball anywhere behind the baulk line.
  • Player must pot the black ball, using one shot, to score a goal.
  • If the black ball fails to pot, or the white ball is potted or a foul is committed, then the penalty is considered a miss.
  • An order of play sheet must be created and followed.
  • If score is a draw after all shots taken, then a sudden death round begins, following the order of play sheet.
  • Both players must take their shot – i.e. if player one misses, then their opponent must take their shot and pot to win.

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PRIZE BREAKDOWN

 

Golden 8 Ball

Champions - £2000

Runners up - £1000

Semi-finalists - £500 each

Last  8 - £300 each  and Last 16 - £200

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Silver 8 Ball

Winners - £600

Runners up £300 and Semi-finalists - £200

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Bronze 8 Ball

Winners - £300

Runners up £200 and Semi-finalists - £100

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Wooden Spoon 

Winners - *£130

*Set of Super Aramith Balls and Case worth £130, to get some practice in for next year! 

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Men's Singles Champion - £1000

Runner up - £500

Semi-finalists - £250 each

Quarter-finalists - £125 each

Last 16 - £100 each and the Last 32 - £50 each

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Ladies Singles Champion - £400

Runner up - £200

Semi-finalists - £100 each

Quarter finalists - £50 each

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Mixed Doubles Champions - £300

Mixed Doubles Runners up - £160

Mixed Doubles Semi-finalists - £80

Quarter finalists - £40

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All played on 36 Quality Tables

Tournament capped at 128 Teams

(Minimum of 56 Frames for each team before elimination)

Check out the Golden 8 Ball website using the link above for full details and to download an application form

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