The sixth stop of the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour is now complete! This time 73 of the Atlantic Provinces best 9 ball players competed from 15-17 Apr 16.
This event was added in order to allow more people to qualify for the grand finale. The Grand Finale event will have a minimum of $12,500 in added money and is scheduled for 20-23 May 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 96 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 #6 held on 15-17 April 2016!
Thursday Early Bird event (17 players, $200 added and total of $590 in prizes)
1st – $240, 2nd – $170, 3rd – $90, 4th – $90 (results unavailable at this time)
Main Event (73 players and total of $3840 in prizes)
1st – Greg Wilson $900
2nd – Brian White $640
3rd – Chris Dempsey $400
4th – Tom Theriault $300
5th/6th – Rocky Johnson and Bernard Al Chaar $200 each
7th/8th – Mike Henderson and Jeff Kennedy $150 each
9th/12th – Kyle Richard, Pat Briand, TJ Martin and Stephan Doiron $125 each
13th/16th – Bob Nesbitt, Jason Robichaud, Dick Barker and Richard Young $100 each
Second Chance Event (12 players, $200 added and total of $510 in prizes)
1st – $260 Jeff Kennedy
2nd – $150 Jason Robichaud
3rd – $50 Brent Macintyre
4th – $50 Bob Nesbitt
Top B Player – Kyle Richard and TJ Martin $100
Top C Player – Jen Potter, Bob Miklos Eric Young $100
Top Female – Jen Potter $100
The Pro Shop gave away a Poison jump cue giveaway (valued at $149) and 3 x $20 Pro Shop gift cards.
The Calcutta had a total of $7350 for 32 groups of players!
This “Last Man Standing” Event had a total of $980 for just 12 players!
Here is where the money went!
“Last Man Standing” – Greg Wilson $540
Match Winners – $440
Congratulations to all of match winners and to Greg Wilson ($100), who was the “Last Man Standing”, winning the remainder of the pot which was $540!
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.
Special thanks to TJ Martin, Steve Cooper, Bruce Lilly and anyone else who helped out to run this event.
Please visit the Atlantic 9 Ball Facebook page for further details and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour Grand Finale event on 20-23 May 2016!
Remember there is now an early bird event, with $500 added, on Friday 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 6 events!