Tournament director: Brandon Baldonado.
This Spring we've got two tournaments planned. In addition to those tournaments we will be running whichever handicapped ladders (14.1, Straight Rail Billiards, 8-ball, 9-Ball, 3 Cushion Billiards, and Snooker) are showing sufficient interest.
Please check the specifics of the individual tournaments for information about tournament format, entry deadlines, and other information.
For past tournaments, and others than those listed below, please see our TOURNAMENTS page.
Cut Throat (in
a self-seeding format
-- Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1.
(This tournament is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni of New Mexico Tech.)
The entry deadline for this tournament will be 8:30 AM Saturday February 28. Sixteen players are required for the tournament to run. The field is limited to thrity-two players. Note that the tournament requires people to group in foursomes for the self-seeding to work. So 16 and 32 are the best number of players to have, but some other multiples of 4 will sort of work (please see the link on "self-seeding" for more details). With this in mind some entrants may get listed as alternates (when we can't make another foursome). There are usually some people who can't make it tournament day and so alternates would be called to fill their spot.
It is a full two day tournament though, so please don't sign up unless you can commit both days to the tournament (missing players from a foursome really hoses this tournament).
The players' meeting will be at 9:00 AM tournament day.
It's a fast paced tournament (see the Past Tournaments link for more info) that we've run many times before. Most everyone, regardless of their skill level, finds this a fun tournament to be in.
There is no entry fee or deposit for this tournament, but there may be prizes (depends on what's in the Billy Aardd's Club prize fund).
Here is the schedule and results for this semester's Cutthroat tournament.
April 18 and 19 (and if needed: 25 and 26).
( This is a Plaque event.)
Entry deadline is Tuesday, 14 April, at 7:30pm. The tournament bracket and time-line will be posted by Thursday at 6:30pm. Play will start after 1:00pm on Friday, 17 February. Players from out of town will be scheduled on Saturday when possible, or as late on Friday as possible.
Format of this tournament will depend on the number of entrants. Where possible it will be round robin. As this tournament is know as the "Best Player" tournament there will only be one division and play will not be handicapped. Any number of people may sign up for the tournament but the field will be limited to the best sixteen entrants. If more than sixteen people sign up for the tournament those after the sixteenth seed will be considered as alternates. The top players will be seeded first; alternates will enter as needed based on their ranking (not necessarily order of sign-up). Rankings will be determined by the tournament director.
There is no entry fee. Donations to the Billy Aardd's Club prize fund are welcome though. The sign-up sheet is at the attendant's counter in the Fidel game room. Out of town (alumni) entries can be made by contacting the tournament director (email, with appropriate subject line, preferred).
For more information see the flyer for this tournament.