2020 WPA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

2020 WPA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

2020 WPA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

(7 – 11 April, 2020)

N.B. This event will be conducted according to the current WPA 9-Ball
Rules, alternate break and three-ball break rule applies.

This is a Category 3 Ranking Event

VENUE:

Griff’s Bar & Billiards
3650 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

DATES & FORMAT:

Stage 1 QUALIFIER (16 places)
7 & 8 APRIL 2019

Single elimination, race to 5, alternate break
Entry fee: $250 plus $25 green fee)
(winners have free entry to main draw)
Entry fees can be paid to (to be advised)
Top 8 Players will qualify each day
Full details to be confirmed.

Stage 2 MAIN DRAW & CONSOLATION EVENT
9 – 11 APRIL 2020

Entry fee: $250, plus $25 green fee
64 players commence in first round, single elimination. Winners go to Round 2
and losers enter Consolation Event.

Stage 2: MAIN DRAW

64 players, single elimination, alternate break,
race to 7, race to 9 for semi final and final.
All matches win by 2 racks, or continue until it happens.
At 9/9, (or 11/11 for semi final and final), one rack
sudden death, lag for break

CONSOLATION EVENT

race to 5, race to 7 for semi final and final, alternate break

ALLOCATIONS:

Invites: 16 WPA rankings (as of 31st December 2019)

8 APBU
8 EPBF
6 BCA
4 CPB
2 AAPA
2 OPBA
2 WPA wildcards
16 Qualifiers
Total 64

EQUIPMENT: (all to be confirmed)

Tables: Diamond
Balls: Cyclop
Cloth: Andy
Rack: Normal rack (no magic rack)

All players must hold 2020 WPA Player License, and main draw player’s
entry fees must be guaranteed by nominating member.
Any cancellation after 15th March, player will be penalised the cost of entry,
and cancelled spots will be returned to WPA.

HOTEL:

There is no official hotel; players are free to make their own arrangements.
Hotel Rio (near venue) may have special offers available.

REFEREES & OFFICIALS

Tournament Director Ishaun Singh WPA Sports Director

Head Referee John Leyman

PRIZE MONEY $65,100

Main Event

1 – $ 10,000
2 – $ 7,000
3-4 – $ 5,000
5-8 – $ 3,000
9-16 – $ 1,500
17-32 – $ 400

Consolation Event
1 – $ 1,500
2 – $ 1,000
3-4 – $ 500
5-8 – $ 250
9-16 – $150
17-32 nil

Bonus $2,000
Entry to 2020 US Open for two highest qualifiers who are not already entered.

Tuesday & Wednesday qualifiers
Draw will be conducted on the morning of the competition. First match will
commence at 11.00 am. All matches are race to 5, alternate break and three
ball rule will be applied. Final 8 players each day will qualify to the main event.

Special bonus for qualifiers:
One qualifier player from Tuesday and one qualifier from Wednesday who has
the highest finish in the main event, and who isn’t already in the 2020 US
Open, will receive a paid entry into that event as a bonus for participating in
the qualifiers. (total 2 entries)

MAIN EVENT TIMETABLE 8 TABLES

Thursday

12.30 Round 1 8 matches race to 7
2.00 Round 1 8 matches race to 7
3.30 Round 1 8 matches race to 7
5.00 Round 1 8 matches race to 7
6.30 Consolation round 1 8 matches race to 5
8.00 Consolation round 1 8 matches race to 5

Friday

12.30 Round 2 8 matches race to 7
2.00 Round 2 8 matches race to 7
3.30 Consolation round 2 8 matches race to 5
5.00 Round 3 8 matches race to 7
6.30 Round 3 8 matches race to 7
8.00 Consolation quarter-final 4 matches race to 5
8.00 Quarter-final 4 matches race to 7

Saturday

2.00 Consolation semi-finals 2 matches race to 7
4.00 Semi-finals 2 matches race to 9
6.00 Consolation final 1 match race to 7
8.00 Final 1 match race to 9

SHOT CLOCK

A 40 second shot clock will be used for all matches in the Main Draw for the
quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. Shot clock will apply for the Consolation
Event for the semi-finals and final. No shot clock on final hill-hill rack.
If deemed necessary, the Tournament director can initiate a shot clock at any
time in any match.

LINKS: 2019 Men's World 9-Ball Championship

Links: 2019 Women's World 9-Ball Championship

2020 WPA Players Championship Info

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