The fifth stop of the Atlantic 9 Ball Tour Season 2 is now complete! This time 119 of the Atlantic Provinces best 9 ball players competed from 27-29 Jan 17.
Each of these events has $1,600 in added money. Also 1st place in each event is guaranteed $1000. The Grand Finale event will have a minimum of $15,000 in added money and is scheduled for 19-22 May 2017. You must have played in 4 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 $110 for an “A” player, $90 for a “B” player, $70 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.
There is also a ladies event, $200 added with a max field of 32 players, the entry fee is $60 and everyone must pay a one-time $10 membership fee.
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 128 players. This is now possible with the addition inside the pool room and the fact that there are now 16 tables.
Mr. TJ Martin has also decided to provide further incentives for participation in the following unique ways:
- He has chosen to pay the top 2 x “B” players, the top 2 x “C” players and the top 2 x Senior players (over 60) a $100 bonus each at all of the events.
- He has chosen to pay the top points leaders after the 8 events. The top “A”, “B”, “C” and female player will all receive a $1000 bonus. There will also be $500 bonus for the top senior player.
Players must participate in 6 of 8 events in order to be eligible for these bonuses. As another incentive, female players are eligible for both the “C” player and top female bonuses!
A big thank you to Paul Benoit of Ultimate Roofing Systems for adding $4000 for these bonuses!
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- For all tournaments there will be a second chance tournament held on Sunday with $200 in added money (minimum of 8 players). “A” players will not be eligible for the second chance event. Entry fees are $25 for a “B” player and $20 for a “C” player. The format is single knock out race to 9 with the same rules as the main event.
- For all tournaments there will be a Calcutta paying 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
- For all 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.
The highest finishing and highest paying B and C players will receive their money back.
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 Season 2 Event # 5 held on 27-29 Jan 2017!
Main Event (119 players, $1200 added and total of $7,500 in prizes)
1st – Chris Dempsey $1500
5th/6th – Brent McIntyre and Pat Briand $400 each
7th/8th – Greg Wilson and Rocky Johnson $300 each
9th/12th – Kyle Richard, Kevin Grimm, Robert Williams and Robert Young $200 each
Top B Player – Brent McIntyre $100 and Kyle Richard, Kevin Grimm, Robert Williams and Robert Young $50 each
Top C Player – Carl Hall $100, Ryan Mackenzie $100 and Brandon Belding $100
Top Senior Player (over 60 years old) – Carl Sampson $100, Bob Nesbitt $100 and Billy Martin/ Chess Harlow $50 each
Second Chance Event (24 players, $200 added and total of $700 in prizes)
1st – Terry Gulliver $250
2nd – Randy Demont $150
5th/8th – Dana Murphy, Pat Savoy, Ryan Mackenzie and Mike Cullymore $30 each
Ladies Event (16 players, $200 added and total of $740 in prizes)
1st – Angela Belding $280
5th/6th – Val Bell and Lynanne Cutler $30 each
Tim Brown won the random draw for the jump cue from The Billiard Shop!
The Calcutta had an amazing total of $4355!
1st – $2,410
2nd – $1,445
3rd – $965
Highest B/C $535
This “Last Man Standing” Event had a total of $630 for just 9 players!
“Last Man Standing” – 1.Kyle Richard B-$80 won $20 vs Doug Brown B-$40 2.Bruce Lilly A-$40 won $10 vs Kevin McGee B-$20 3.Bruce Lilly A-$40 won $20 vs Dana Murphy B-$100 4.Chris Dempsey A-$100 won $20 vs Terry Gulliver B-$40 5.Ashley Nowlan A-$100 wins $40 vs Kyle Richard B-$80 6.Kyle Richard B-$80 wins $80 as the top finishing and highest paying B player. Chris Dempsey is the last man standing and won the remainder of the pot which was $430! Congratulations!
Kyle Richard B-$80
Terry Gulliver B-$40
Chris Dempsey A-$100
TJ Martin B-$100
Doug Brown B-$40
Ashley Nowlan A- $100
Dana Murphy B-$100
Kevin McGee B-$20
Bruce Lilly A-$40
Special thanks to the event host and sponsor, Almon Billiards (owner Mr. Dick Barker and all of his staff) as well as all of the other sponsors: The Billiard Shop, J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Bargain Auto Parts, Kyle Richard-PBIA Instructor, Shauna Boyle-Remax Realty, Lahey Glass, Verities IT Solutions, Ultimate Roofing Systems, O’Brian’s Mobile Wash and Atlantica Hotel.
Special thanks to the tournament director Craig Teal!
Go to http://www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com/ for more details or call 1-888-810-7288 to reserve your room.
Please visit the Atlantic 9 Ball Facebook page or www.atlantic9balltour.com for further details and I look forward to seeing everyone at event # 6 from 24-26 Feb 2017!
The draw will be completed prior to the event and the first 16 matches will have a scheduled start time.
Please help support our tour by purchasing some Atlantic 9 ball Tour merchandise and cue raffle tickets!
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming event 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 us so far this season! I think this is one of the best tours in Canada.