The house Tournament Rules and Regulations, the house General Rules of Pocket Billiards, the house rules on Seven Ball, the BCA 9-ball rules, and the BCA 8-ball rules, will apply to this tournament.
This tournament is open to students, faculty, staff and affiliates of New Mexico Tech.
Time permitting, the tournament will be Double Elimination on a match basis. Each match will be best 2 of 3 sets. The first set will be 7-BALL. The second set will be 9-BALL. The third set (if needed) will be 8-BALL. The number of games per set will be determined by the chart below (or adjusted, based on the chart, due to time constraints).
|16 players max.||16 players max.||24 players max.|
|No. Games||Est. Time||No. Games||Est. Time||No. Games||Est. Time|
|Seven Ball Set||Best 5 of 9||35 min.||Best 4 of 7||35 min.||Best 3 of 5||40 min.|
|Nine Ball Set||Best 4 of 7||40 min.||Best 3 of 5||35 min.||Best 2 of 3||30 min.|
|Eight Ball Set||Best 3 of 5||40 min.||Best 2 of 3||30 min.||-One-||20 min.|
The player limits are due to table and time constraints.
Players will choose which division they will play in at the time they signup. Known players may be seeded by the Tournament Director (TD).
"C" division entry deadline is 5:30 pm Friday, April 13. The schedule will be posted in the game room by 9:00 pm Friday, April 13. Play may start as early as 8:45am on Saturday.
"A" and "B" division entry deadlines are 5:30 pm Friday, April 20. The schedule will be posted in the game room by 9:00 pm Friday, April 20. Play may start as early as 8:45am on Saturday.
Players will choose which division they will play in at the time they sign up. Known players may be seeded by the Tournament Director (TD).
The game room will open at 8:00 am Saturday for check-in and warm-up. There will be a pre-tournament meeting for all players at 8:30 am on Saturday, to review the operation of the tournament. Any alternates wishing to play should also be present before the first matches start (in case a player hasn't shown up).
The rules that will be used for each game will be available in the game room. The players should also read the general rules of billiards and the rules and regulations governing tournament play. The TD, employing the above stated rules, will be available to settle any issue not settled by the referee of the match (if we can get referees).
Time constraints require that players know when their matches are and be ready to play a bit prior to (say fifteen minutes before) the scheduled time. A player will earn a forfeit of the first set if he has not started play within 8-minutes of the scheduled starting time of the match. The second set, and hence the match, will be forfeited if the player has not started the second set within 15-minutes of the scheduled starting time of the match (after forfeiting the first set).
The opening player of each set will be determined by lag. In each set the looser of the previous game will have choice of break.
All fouls will give the opponent ball-in-hand anywhere on the table. Fouls will be called by the referee. The cue ball can not be legally put in play after a foul until the referee has handed it to the incoming player (i.e. it will be a foul for the player to touch any balls, except for the cue ball when the referee has given it to the player).
If there are any questions please bring them to the attention of the TD, Ray Piworunas (835-0563).