Not easy to get suitable dates for this comp to go ahead so going to play this in the summer 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= 30th June Groups A-D 7th July Groups E-H 14th July KO stages comp played to a finish
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. Malky adding £200 if a full field so letís get 32 for this boys.
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 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 23. May 2019 20:39
There will also be a 14to1 comp over the first 2 weeks where anyone can enter again from one of the areas. Rules for this will be £3 a shot or 2 shots for £5 after the groups are completed the 4 players with the highest score ( how many balls they have potted ) will be re drawn to play against each other race to 60 and the final race to 75 only the final will get paid out in this. This is a seperate comp to the World Cup of pool and no money from the main comps pot will be took to add to this just all money took in will get paid out.
Usual rules that we have played in the past in 14to1. 2 shots from break, first break only, rack after last ball potted, break from where white lands, push shot allowed 🙈 in head to head matches lag for break if white goes in or foul minus 4, Some discussion about leaving the last ball on the table like the American 14to1 however this will not be happening here.
Peter Rafferty week 2
Keith Robertson 🏆
Colin Simpson week 1
Edited by The Silver Fox on 09. June 2019 12:36
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Posted on 24. May 2019 10:01
The Silver Fox wrote:
If say any player can make one weekend of groups but not the other they just need to jet me know as can accommodate to suit players to a certain degree but must be available for KO stages.
As posted not easy to get a date and with the holiday months we will do our best for any player in this situation.
Glad you posted that Derek cos I can't make 7th July.
Playing in GIS event at Ladybank
No problem guys 👍 I thought this maybe be the case with right in the middle of holiday time. 4 groups played each week 30th June and 7th of July so can accommodate for players wanting to play but canít make both weeks but any player who qualifies must be available for finals day 14th of July.