The 2011 Canadian Cue Sports Championships will be hosted again by:
Shooters Snooker and Sports Club
1448 Lawrence Ave. East
The Championships will run from Tuesday, June 7th to Saturday, June 18th. Dates for each division are as follows:
Men’s Amateur 9-Ball: Tues, June 7th to Thurs, June 9th
8-Ball (Open & Women’s Amateur): Fri, June 10th to Sun, June 12th
Junior 9-Ball: Sat, June 11th to Sun, June 12th
9-Ball (Open & Women’s): Mon, June 13th to Wed, June 15th
10-Ball (Open & Women’s): Thurs, June 16th to Sat, June 18th
Senior Snooker: Thurs, June 9th to Sat, June 11th
Open Snooker: Sun, June 12th to Sat, June 18th
The host will be adding a minimum of $5,000 to the championships, to be split between the various disciplines.
Changes In Snooker Scheduling:
The Open and Senior Snooker disciplines will not be playing at the same time. This will lead to a less hectic schedule for all involved. Open Snooker will also run from Sunday to Saturday for the very first time.
Changes To Women Disciplines:
Due to the low participation level for the Women’s Amateur 9-Ball, it will be replaced with a Women’s Amateur 8-Ball discipline. With the many Amateur 8-Ball leagues in Southern Ontario, it is expected that the participation level will increase with this change. Also due to the fact that there is no Women’s World championship for 8-Ball, this discipline will be replaced with a Women’s 10-Ball championship.
10-Ball Championships Will Remain A Direct Entry Event:
Due to the many other disciplines that Provinces hold qualifiers for, the Open 10-Ball Championships will again be a direct entry event. Sanction fees for any person that is not a member in good standing of their respective Provincial Association will not be accepted.
Amateur Divisions Guidelines:
Any person that is not listed as an open player, pro, or semi-pro by their Province or CBSA can play in this discipline. Each Province does have a different criteria in ranking their players. An amateur can also play in the Open 9-Ball division, if they qualify out of their Province.
JACCS To Sponsor Junior 9-Ball Division:
After the passing of Scott Soroko in 2009, his family and friends formed the Junior Association of Canadian Cue Sports (JACCS), in his memory. Scott Soroko was the creator of the website Shooterville, and a true friend to all involved in Canadian cue sports. One of his biggest passions was helping out junior aged pool players any way that he could. With JACCS sponsoring the CBSA junior program, no sanction fees will have to be paid by any Canadian junior who wishes to play in the Canadian Junior 9-Ball championships. JACCS will pay the expenses to send our participants to the World championships each year.
Courtesy of Canadian Billiards & Snooker Association – www.CBSA.ca