Not easy to get suitable dates for this comp to go ahead so going to play this in February this year ( was played at the start of February last year ) I do not have anyoneís contact number in my phone as I changed phones but still have the same number.
DATE= February 16th 12 pm start and 17th February 1 pm start. Schedule 16th Groups played to a finish each group designated a table. Sunday 17th KO stages played to a finish from 1 pm.
ENTRY= £20 per player
ENTRY CRITERIA= only open to players registered in either of the West Lothian Leagues or Induvidual Membership from the Livingston or whitburn area. This rule will be slightly relaxed as there is a few players who have supported the area who are more than welcome to enter.
MAX ENTRANTS= 32
PRIZE POT= TBC 32 entrants at £20 and once sponsorship is added there will be round about the £800 mark if full. Prize giving TBC. Top 2 go through to last 16 of main event and third into the consolation prize. I will update this with an exact prize fund in coming weeks.
FORMAT= Groups players play 6 frames races to 4 ( not including starts look below at handicaps for this ) possible match finishing 3-3 play each other twice round robin top 2 qualify to last 16 third goes into consolation cup. Last 16 race to 6 playing a possible 10 frames 5-5 goes to penalties. Going up 1 each round with the final being a race to 9 playing a possible 16 frames if 8-8 goes to penalties. Penalties is the same as the football taking a possible 5 pens each then sudden death. Positions after groups will decide the last 16 A1 will play H2 in last 16 and so on RE draw following rounds Consolation Cup is a re draw for last 8 then straight run out same frames as the main event. Added for 2019 we will be using 6 tables for 6 groups and the other remaining groups will be timed for the Saturday. A draw will be done for these groups or if anyone wishes they could be in these Ď roaming Ď groups this is in case players are busy and canít be there all day however this will be for a few players only.
HANDICAPS= There will be Cat A and Cat B handicaps aswell as minus handicaps for this comp ( handicaps will be decided by Malky and myself our decisions will be final ) a quick example of how handicaps will work if Cat A plays a Cat B player gets 1 of a start so the Cat A would start minus 1 playing 7 frames in total in groups. Same if a Cat A player was playing a minus handicapped player and again If a Cat B was playing a minus handicapped player the minus player would start minus 2 playing 8 frames in groups. Also as stated the holder of this comp will start minus so Keith will be giving the minus players 1 of a start. I said that last frame decider in final last year could come back to bite someone. All handicaps will be looked at again for this years comp.
Draw and comp is based on the 1998 Football World Cup, draw will be done 1to2 weeks before event. Or when all entry fees are in.Players will be drawn out and designated a team from the exact draw that was done only slight tweak from the football World Cup is playing each other twice and 3 points for a win instead of 2. All names go into the same pot for the draw as soon as your names drawn out whoever is doing the draw will then draw a team from the draw and you will be that team for the competition. Also the liked or not so liked penalty shootout ( each player taking 5 blacks off the spot from behind the line sudden death if required ) replacing the golden goal only in the KO stages and onwards in both competitions the blackball shootout as any match could finish as a draw in group stages.
Add your name if interested only way to confirm your space is to get your entry of £20 to Malky or myself. Reminder this comp is for 32 players ONLY.
Edited by The Silver Fox on 03. January 2019 13:24
Entrants: players will be put in categories as their names come in.
Derek Easton A
Malky Cowan A
Rex Brady A
Keith Robertson Holder minus
Davy Forrest minus
Peter Rafferty A
Colin Simpson A
Billy Mcewan B
Ian Stewart B
Tom Stockdale B
Ian Mackie A
Davy Myint A
Kenny Skene A
Sean Aird A
Davie Mason B
Craig Hastie B
Alex McDowell minus
Danny Mclachlan A
Stevie kynoch B
Paul Mcilwaine A
Chris Thomson A
Eddie Mcvey A
Mark Ramsay A
Danny Mathieson A
Edited by The Silver Fox on 18. January 2019 16:04
Anyone else ? Plenty of pool for your moneyís worth in this competition from the 4 players in each group, top 3 stay in it for the KO stages the following day,top 2 in main event last 16 and third into consolation cup.
Struggling for names by the looks of things for this to go ahead with 32.
I will leave it a couple of weeks yet, however a Comp will be going ahead whether that be a groups Comp or a double elimination with reduced entry fee.
Edited by The Silver Fox on 15. January 2019 13:40