WPA Players Championship

2019 WPA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
(12 – 19 April, 2019)

Press Release | 07/01/2019

 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     QUALIFIERS (16 places)

12 – 15 APRIL 2019

Single elimination, race to 5, alternate break

Entry fee:       $250 for all four days, or $100 per day

(winners have free entry to main draw)

The number of spots for qualifiers will be limited to 96 each day, on a first come basis.

Entry fees can be paid to (to be advised)

Top four players will qualify each day

Stage 2    MAIN DRAW & CONSOLATION EVENT

16 – 19 APRIL 2019

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

Ranked Players

1         Alex Kazakis (GRE)
2         Joshua Filler (GER)
3         Niels Feijen (NED)
4         Carlo Biado (PHI)
5         Chang, Jung Lin (TPE)
6         Ko, Pin Yi (TPE)
7         Shane Van Boening (USA)
8         Fedor Gorst (RUS)
9         Jayson Shaw (GBR)
10       Chris Melling (GBR)
11       Denis Grabe (EST)
12       Eklent Kaci (ALB)
13       Ko, Ping Chun (TPE)
14       Wu, Jiaqing (CHN)
15       Albin Ouschan (AUT)
16       Wu, Kun Lin (TPE)

EQUIPMENT:

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

All players must hold 2019 WPA Player License, and main draw player’s entry fees must be guaranteed by nominating member.

Any cancellation after 2ndApril, player will be penalised the cost of entry.

Cancelled spots will be returned to WPA.

HOTEL:

There is no official hotel; players are free to make their own arrangements.

Referees & Officials

Tournament Director           Ishaun Singh WPA Sports Director

PRIZE MONEY

Main Event                                            Consolation Event

1          10,000                                               1          1,500
2            7,000                                               2          1,000
3-4        5,000                                               3-4        500
5-8        3,000                                               5-8        250
9-16      1,500                                               9-16       150
17-32     400                                               17-32     nil

TIMETABLE             8 TABLES

Tuesday
12.30              Round 1                                 8 matches                 race to 7
3.00              Round 1                                 8 matches                 race to 7
5.30              Round 1                                 8 matches                 race to 7
8.00              Round 1                                 8 matches                 race to 7

Wednesday
12.30              Consolation round 1            8 matches                 race to 5
3.00              Round 2                                 8 matches                 race to 7
5.30              Consolation round 1            8 matches                 race to 5
8.00              Round 2                                 8 matches                 race to 7

Thursday
12.30              Consolation round 2            8 matches                 race to 5
3.00              Round 3                                 8 matches                 race to 7
5.30              Consolation round 3            4 matches                 race to 5
8.00              Round 4                                 4 matches                 race to 7

Friday
12.30              Consolation semi finals      2 matches                 race to 7
3.00              Semi finals                            2 matches                 race to 9
5.30              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. 

 

Press Release | 07/01/2019

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