Atlantic 9 Ball Tour Event #4 News!
The fourth stop of the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour is now complete! Another full field, this time with 96 of the Atlantic Provinces best 9 ball players competed from 25-28 Feb 16. The staff at Almon Billiards completed some minor renovations which included painting, reorganizing tables and adding two more tables with a new live stream area! Great job to everyone involved including Dick Barker, TJ Martin and the table crew. The last piece of amazing news is that the next 96 player field tournament is already full and a waiting list has been started!
Each of these events has $1000 in added money. Also 1st place in each event is guaranteed $1000. The Grand Finale event will have a minimum of $10,000 in added money and is scheduled for April 2016. You must have played in 3 events in order to qualify for the Grand Finale!
The format is fantastic as far as I’m concerned. It is a double knockout event with a race to 9 on both sides. The finals will be one race to 13. Magic racks are mandatory and there is also a soft break rule. This rule is 2 balls must either be pocketed, go past the headstrong or a combination of these two.
Entry fees are staggered at $100 for an “A” player, $80 for a “B” player, $60 for a “C” player and everyone must pay a one-time $10 membership fee. The membership also entitles the player for a 10% discount on a billiard shop purchase! The different player classes are determined by the tournament director.
Each of the events will begin on Friday night at 7 pm and finish on Sunday and the number of players has just been capped at a maximum of 64 players. Mr. TJ Martin has also decided to provide further incentives for participation in the following 6 unique ways:
- He has chosen to pay the top “B”, “C” and female player a $100 bonus at each of the 5 events.
- He has chosen to pay the top points leaders after the 5 events. The top “A” players will receive a $500 bonus. The top “B” player will receive a $400 bonus. The top “C” player and the top female player will both receive a $300 bonus.
Players must participate in 4 of 5 events to be eligible for these bonuses.
As another incentive, female players are eligible for both the “C” player and top female bonuses!
Women only require 3 of 5 events to qualify for the bonuses.
If there are 8 women who qualify for the Grand Finale event there will be a separate $1000 added event for the ladies.
- For the rest of these tournaments there will be a second chance tournament held on Sunday with $200 in added money (minimum of 8 players). Entry fee is $25 with the format being single knock out race to 9 with the same rules as the main event.
- For the rest of these tournaments each event will have a Calcutta paying 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
- For the rest of these tournaments there will be a “Last Man Standing” Event and here is how it works:
A person has 5 options to participate in the “Last Man Standing” Event. He or she can pay $20, $40, $60, $80 or $100 to enter.
If you decide to pay $60 for example and lose your first match $30 of this money goes to the final pot for the “Last Man Standing”. If you win this first match you just continue on.
Once you meet up with another player who has entered, the winner of this match will get up to 1/2 of their money back as soon as that match is over. Here are a few scenarios:
A $20 player beats a $20, $40, $60, $80 or $100 player they get $10.
A $40 player beats a $40, $60, $80 or $100 player they get $20.
A $60 player beats a $60, $80 or $100 player they get $30.
An $80 player beats an $80 or $100 player they get $40.
A $100 player beats another $100 player they get $50.
If a higher paid player beats a lower paid player they get 1/2 of that player’s money. As an example a $100 player beats a $20 player they get $10 and so on.
Once the “Last Man Standing” has been determined the money remaining in the pot is given out according to the player’s entry. For example if a $100 player is the “Last Man Standing” he or she gets all of the money left in the pot because their percentage is 100 %. If a $20 player is the “Last Man Standing” they get 20% of the pot and if the next person is a $100 player or an $80 player they get the rest. Another example would be if a $60 player is the “Last Man Standing” they would get 60% of the pot and if the next person was a $20 player they would get 20% and the other 20% would go to the next player in line.
This is a fabulous format to generate excitement, interest and a little extra incentive to win!
- There is now an early bird event, with $200 added, on Thursday evening starting at 7 pm. Anyone, including people not playing in the main event, are eligible to play. Entries are A $40, B $30 and C $20. Format is race to 9 single knock out and the final is one race to 11.
Here are all of the exciting results of the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour Event # 4 held on 25-28 February 2016!
Thursday Early Bird event (16 players, $200 added and total of $590 in prizes)
1st – Frank Albert $240
2nd – Greg Wilson $170
3rd – Jody Swim $90
4th – Dave Boone $90
Main Event (96 players, $1080 added and total of $5800 in prizes)
Second Chance Event (20 players, $200 added and total of $700 in prizes)
1st – Jeff Kennedy $325
2nd – Brad Doyle $175
3rd – Terry Gulliver $100
4th – Christian Coffey $100
Top B Player – Greg Lockwood $100
Top C Player – Dewayne White $100
Top Female – Janet Ritcey $100
Poison jump cue giveaway (valued at $149) winner – Chris Goodie
The Pro Shop gift card ($20 each) winners – Dana Murphy, Dale Young and Shauna Boyle.
The Calcutta had an amazing total of $7000 for 32 groups of players!
1st – $3500
2nd – $2100
3rd – $1400
This “Last Man Standing” Event had a total of $1180 for just 16 players!
(I can’t wait to see when there are 30-40 players in this one)
Here is where the money went!
“Last Man Standing” – Ashley Nowlan $570
Match Winners – Dwayne Thompson (1) $20, Ashley Nowlan (5) $240, Frank Albert (2) $40, Mike Henderson (2) $20, Dave Boone (1) $10, Chris Dempsey (2) $70, Colin Maloney (1) $20, Rick Leon (1) $40, Tom Theriault (1) $50 and Bernard Al Chaar (1) $50.
Chris Penny $40
Dwayne Thompson $40
Mike Henderson $20
Tom Theriault $100
Jeff Kennedy $100
Terry Gulliver $20
Colin Maloney $100
Frank Albert $40
Rick Leon $80
Bruce Lilly $40
Kyle Richard $100
Christian Coffey $100
Dave Boone $100
Ashley Nowlan $100
Bernard Al Chaar $100
Chris Dempsey $100
Congratulations to all of match winners and to Ashley Nowlan ($100), who was the “Last Man Standing”, winning the remainder of the pot which was $570!
Special thanks to the event host and sponsor, Almon Billiards (owner Mr. Dick Barker and his staff) as well as all of the other sponsors: The Billiard Shop, Bargain Auto Parts, MPR Painting and Decor, MPR Construction, Dulux Paints, Onyx Property Management and Willman’s.
Also a big thank you to the new tour sponsors Ultimate Roofing Systems, O’Brian’s Mobile Wash and A. Gannon Painting and Décor.
We are currently selling raffle tickets on a beautiful Pechauer PCC3 cue and case combo valued at over $1000! Tickets are $20 each and we will only be selling 150 tickets. Please continue to show your support so we can continue to have these great events. We will draw the lucky winner as soon as all of the tickets are sold.
Please visit the Atlantic 9 Ball Facebook page for further details and I look forward to seeing everyone at the next event on 17-20 March 2016!
Due to the increased amount of interest I would suggest paying your entry fee as soon as possible, if you already haven’t, to guarantee your spot for the next event! The draw will be completed prior to the event and the first 12 matches will have a scheduled start time.
Remember there is now an early bird event, with $200 added, on Thursday evening starting at 7 pm. Anyone, including people not playing in the main event, are eligible to play. Entries are A player $40, B player $30 and C player $20. Format is race to 9 single knock out and the final is one race to 11.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming events please contact Mr. TJ Martin at 1-902-402-7954 or myself at 1-506-440-5590.
Thanks to all the players and fans that have supported the first 4 events!