Brand New Tournament Format - TBA , 2014

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Brand New Tournament Format - TBA , 2014

Postby Mike Fieldhammer on Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:46 pm

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Saturday Action Challenge

Presented by
Billiard Coach and Jimmy’s Pro Billiards


20 pool players matching up in the same pool room over eight hours. At minimum, 40 sets for at least $50/set. Spectators, have you ever seen action on ten tables and five different games? Get involved in the Saturday Action Challenge. Bring cash — In God We Trust, All Others: Post Up!


Twenty invited players will randomly match up in four $25 sets in five varieties of pool.

At 11:00 a.m. Saturday, TBA, 2014 at Jimmy’s Pro Billiards, twenty players will pay $100 entry plus the $10 daily special to participate in this groundbreaking action packed event. The first round of matches will be determined by a random draw. One player from each of the ten matches will pull a scrabble tile out of a bag to determine the game format of their match. Tiles distribution and resulting game format is as follows:

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Letter Drawn Number Tiles in Bag Game
T 3 Ten Ball on 9 Foot Table — Winner Break, Race to 9
E 3 Eight Ball on 7 Foot Table — Alternate Break, Race to 7
O 2 One Pocket on 9 Foot Table — Alternate Break, Race to 3
B 1 Banks (short rack) on 9 Foot Table — Winner Break, Race to 4
S 1 Straight Pool on 9 Foot Table — Race to 80 points


Winning players must report the match score and collect their $50 winnings immediately. Players will be placed on an overall standings board ranked by points earned, then secondly as fewest points given up as tie breakers.

Points awarded for games won/lost in 8-ball and 10-ball will be given to exactly reflect the final match score. For example, a match ends with Chuck beating Buck 7-4 in 8-ball. Chuck gets 7 points with 4 points as a tie break while Buck gets 4 points with 7 points as a tie break. Louie beats Dewey 9-7 in 10-ball. The standings board looks like this after these matches:

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Overall Standing Player Win Points Tie-Break Points
1 Louie 9 7
2 Chuck 7 4
3 Dewey 7 9
4 Buck 4 7


One-Pocket points will be awarded by games multiplied by 2 and bank pool scores multiplied by 1.5. Straight pool points in a game will be divided by 10. For example, Will edges out Bill in banks 4-3, Don crushes John 80-27 in straight pool, and Jack beats Mack 3-1 in one-pocket.

Adding these three matches to the overall standings results in this:

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Overall Standing Player Win Points Tie-Break Points
1 Louie 9 7
2 Don 8 2.7
3 Chuck 7 4
4 Dewey 7 9
5 Will 6 4.5
6 Jack 6 2
7 Bill 4.5 6
8 Buck 4 7
9 John 2.7 8
10 Mack 2 6


After all ten first round matches are completed, pairings for the next round will be by standings. 1 vs. 2, 3 vs. 4, etc. and player with the odd ranking will draw the tile to determine the game. Player with the even rating will be given the option for the first break in the match.

Side bets are encouraged between players, spectators, or anyone within shouting distance. Racking procedures (e.g. rack your own, magic rack, 10 on the break, etc.) are to be negotiated between players before their match begins. If negotiations fail, the tournament director (a.k.a. stake holder) will step in and dictate terms.

Each round should take a maximum of two hours. Rounds three and four will commence just as round two. In the unlikely event of an exact tie in win points and tie-break points, a coin toss will determine the player’s positions in the chart.

In the event of an emergency, a player may leave between rounds but before the game has been drawn given that he/she finds a replacement player and notifies the tournament director. Entry money will not be refunded, but the player may make a deal with their substitute.

This event is sure to fill and pre-registration/posting up is required. Please let me know if you’d like to reserve a spot and pay (post up) Jimmy or me to lock in your spot as soon as possible. I’ll list the confirmed players in the next message in this thread.

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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Mike Fieldhammer on Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:48 pm

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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Josh on Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:41 pm

I like it. I'm going to figure out my schedule and see if I could make this. Kory might be interested as well. One pocket can be such a wild card though, I've seen games take a very long time. You also have to wait for the entire round to be over before you can start the next. That would be the only point of a problem I could see that isn't already addressed. Otherwise very interesting format, should be lots of fun.
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Mike Fieldhammer on Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:47 pm

Josh wrote:I like it. I'm going to figure out my schedule and see if I could make this. Kory might be interested as well. One pocket can be such a wild card though, I've seen games take a very long time. You also have to wait for the entire round to be over before you can start the next. That would be the only point of a problem I could see that isn't already addressed. Otherwise very interesting format, should be lots of fun.


Thanks for the interest and feedback. I've thought this through quite thoroughly and I believe that if a One-Pocket match is a straggler, it will most likely be a great match(e.g. two high level players in a dogfight). It's my hope that all in attendance won't object to watching the epic match wrap up before the next matches begin.
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Josh on Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:51 am

That seems reasonable. I'll let you know soon. Hopefully this can fill up.
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Mike Fieldhammer on Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:30 am

I guarantee it will fill up. I just wish I could play. Running this brand new format will be a lot of work and I want to make sure it goes smoothly.
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Mike Fieldhammer on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Entry list updated in the second post of this thread.
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Tin Man on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:47 pm

C'mon guys. Lets fill this thing up and have some fun. First real pool table event in MN in years. If its that hard to come up with the c-note I might be willing to play a $100 set and give up BIH after the breaks just to donate and support an event like this going off.

Just kidding, I would never offer such a monumental spot for that type of money, but you all get the idea. Post and flip it!
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby Mike Fieldhammer on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:25 am

Jimmy called me last night and told me that Burbul and Pancake were in. I'll update the list. This is going to be a fun day for players, sweaters, and bettors alike!
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Re: Brand New Tournament Format - Oct 11, 2014

Postby bcproducts on Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Greetings Mike,
Please sign me up for this tournament. I will stop by Jimmy's this week to drop the money off if that works? Great format, especially for the All-Around players. Come on players, let's get this thing going! Rick T.
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