Canadian Championships

CBSA Open Pool Championships Info Sheet

Iwan Simonis

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2014 CBSA NATIONAL OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION

FORMATS

Open 8-Ball: Double knockout, matches are races to 9, with the final a race to 11. Alternate break, using magic racks.
Open 9–Ball: Double knockout, matches are races to 11, with the final being a race to 15. Alternate break, using magic racks. The “2” ball will be racked at the back of the rack.
Open 10-Ball: Double knockout, matches are races to 10, with the final being a race to 13. Alternate break, using magic racks. The ‘2’ & ‘3’ balls will be racked at the back corners of the rack.
Women’s 9-Ball: Double knockout, matches are races to 9, with the final a race to 11. Alternate break, using magic racks. The “2” ball will be racked at the back of the rack.
Women’s 10-Ball: Double knockout, matches are races to 7, with the final a race to 10. Alternate break, using magic racks. The ‘2’ & ‘3’ balls will be racked at the back corners of the rack.

DRESS CODE

Men’s Pool: Collared shirt, dress pants, dress shoes, and no hats.
Women’s Pool: Same dress code that WPBA has for blouses & pants, close toed dress shoes, and no hats.

PUNTUALITY

If any player is not at their assigned table & ready to start their match 15 minutes after their assigned time, or after their assigned table becomes available, the match will be forfeited to their opponent.
 
PLAYING RULES & FOULS
Once the cue ball is contacted by the tip of a cue, the shot is in play, & if any balls are moved by an accident after that, it is a foul. The balls could either be moved by your cue or body parts, i.e. hands or arms.
If a ball is moved by accident before cue ball is stuck by tip, you must ask your opponent if they wish to have the ball moved back. Except the moving of cue ball, which is a foul.
If you move two balls by accident before shot is started, it is a foul.
If a player concedes a game in any manner, they will loss an additional game. Therefore no concessions are permitted, without penalty.
No electronic devices are allowed at the table during a match. This includes audio head sets & cell phones.
The WPA World Rules will apply in all other instances.

BREAKS DURING MATCHES

Each player will be allowed one 10 minute maximum break during each match. The break must be taken when it is the players turn at the table.
If a player arrives at least 10 minutes late to start their match that will be considered the player’s break for that match.

INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONS

 
In each division the winner & runner-up will receive the first two invitations to represent Canada at each respective World Championship.
For all other International Pool Championships sanctioned by the WPA, the order of invitation will be determined based on combined rankings from the Canadian Open Pool Championships.
Canada is allocated a different amount of spots for each International event.
These rankings will govern International invitations until the 2015 Canadian Open Pool Championships.

PRIZE POOL

The prize pool will include expense funds for each Champion to represent Canada at each respective World Championship in each division.

DRAW TIMES

 

The draw for each respective division will take place at 8 PM the night before the respective division starts. The sanction fees for every player entered must be paid by this time, or that person will not be included in the draw.
If any participant has any questions a CBSA representative will be at the Venue at 7 PM the night before the division starts to answer any concern that you may have.

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