The founder, Mr. TJ Martin, has started this tour in order to bring the game of 9 Ball to a higher level in this area. Here are the event details again!
There are only 3 events left between now and March of 2016. Each of these events has a $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 5 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!
Here are all of the exciting results of the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour Event # 2 held on 18 -20 December 2015!
1st – Chris Dempsey $1000
2nd – Gord Lynch $600
3rd – Rob Williams $500
4th – Dave Boone $400
5th/6th – Dale Young and Dwayne Thompson $275 each
Second Chance Event (10 players and a total of $500)
1st – Bruce Lilly $250
2nd – Jason Ross $150
3rd – Chris Goodie $50
4th – TJ Martin $50
Top B Player – Gord Lynch $100
Top C Player – Nick Barker $100
Top Female – Lacie Hawco $100
Pechauer cue raffle (valued at $965) winner – Jason Ross
Pechauer jump cue raffle (valued at $179) winner – Chris Dempsey
The Pro Shop gift card ($20 each) winners – Adam Cormier, Ken Sherry and Ryan Mackenzie.
The Calcutta had a total of $2140 for 32 groups of players!
1st – $850
2nd – $640
3rd – $430
The “Last Man Standing” Event had a total of $340 for just 7 players!
(I can’t wait to see when there are 30-40 players in this one)
“Last Man Standing” – Christian Coffey $310
Match Winner – Pat Briand $30
Pat Briand $60
Doug Brown $60
TJ Martin $60
Kyle Richard $60
Christian Coffey $60
Ken McKeigan $20
Rob Grandby $20
Congratulations to Pat Briand ($60) who won $30 (1/2 of his money back) by beating Doug Brown ($60) 9-5 and finally to Christian Coffey ($60), who was the “Last Man Standing”, winning the remainder of the pot which was $310!
Special thanks to the event host and sponsor, Almon Billiards (owner Mr. Dick Barker) 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.
Special thanks to Mr. TJ Martin for developing this tour, Steve Cooper who was the tournament director for this event and to Jen Potter for all of her tournament assistance. This event and all future events will be live streamed on YouTube!
Please visit the Atlantic 9 Ball Facebook page for further details and I look forward to seeing everyone at the next event on 22-24 January 2016!
Due to the increased amount of interest I would suggest paying your entry fee as soon as possible to guarantee your spot for the next event! The draw will be completed prior to the event starting next time and the first 8 matches will have a scheduled start time.
Please be sure to help support the tour by purchasing a ticket on the upcoming Predator cue package raffle.
There are only 200 tickets to be sold and they are just $20.00 a ticket. The package is valued at over $2000 dollars and there will only be one winner for everything!
Contact TJ Martin if you are interested. FYI, $500 of the proceeds of this raffle will be donated to the IWK Hospital.
Bring your best game, cues, money, patience and a little luck and I’ll see you at the next event!