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2017 Longoni Benelux Open - 9th Edition
 Posted on Wednesday, June 07 2017 @ 09:53:45 UTCby admin
10 Ball 2017 Longoni Benelux Open - 9th Edition
Thurston Rotterdam
Westersingel 20,
3014 GP Rotterdam
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2017 Longoni Benelux Open | Complete Info & Entry Form

Dear 10ball enthusiast,

Hereby, I would like to invite you to participate in the 2017 Longoni Benelux Open, 9th edition, and once again, with a € 10.000+ guaranteed prize fund.

For the fourth year in a row, the event will be hosted by pool and snooker club Thurston Rotterdam: Thursday - Sunday, September 7th - 10th 2017.

Additionally, there will be qualification groups in Scandinavia - in Norway and in Sweden - hosted by Haag Cues! The Longoni Benelux Open is crossing borders.

The world port of Rotterdam welcomes you to yet an other spectacular weekend of 10ball. The city offers sightseeing, lots of nice restaurants, places to go out and a fun shopping experience. World class pros will attend the Longoni Benelux Open in the annual battle for the prestigious cup, the fame and the prize money. Last years' Ladies Side Events were a wonderful addition to the 10ball spectacle, as well as last year's first edition of the Juniors Side Event.

To add to the prestige of the Longoni Benelux Open, also this year, 2017 Mosconi Cup Team Europe Ranking Points are to be earned in the Final 32 Stage on Sunday September 10th, during the Main Event. Obviously, the best of the best will be in fierce battle for these high stakes.

So, be part of the action, the excitement and the fun. ENLIST NOW! Enlist for one of the qualification groups and state your preference for a second choice (just in case, your first choice of a qualification group is already full). Reply to this mail, fill in the entry form, below, and send!

The pooltables will be refitted by Serge Das Billiards with pro pockets, Iwan Simonis 860 cloth and new Super Aramith Pro-Cup TV balls. Eightballfactory is the official billiard supplies partner and as in previous years, Haag Cues will set up a shaft maintenance booth for all your needs: new tips, cleaning etc. The Longoni Benelux Open endorses Kamui tips and accessories: go for excellence.

See you in Rotterdam,

Serge Das & Ηakti Aswan
Longoni Benelux Open, since 2009

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September Thu 7th - Sun 10th, Rotterdam, Holland
9th Edition | € 10.000+ Guaranteed Prize Fund

+ Extra Qualification Rounds in SCANDINAVIA
+ Ladies Side Event IV
+ Juniors Side Event II
+ MOSCONI CUP Ranking Event II
+ KNBB Pool Ranking Nederland Points

2017 Longoni Benelux Open | Complete Info & Entry Form

((( Qualification Groups )))
- Friday - Sunday July 14-16th in Trysil, Norway | Group A (see Scandinavian Qualifiers below)
- Friday - Sunday July 28-30th in Laxε, Sweden | Group B (see Scandinavian Qualifiers below)
- Thursday September 7th* | 19:00 Group C
- Friday September 8th* | 11:00 Group D | 14:00 Group E | 19:00 Group F
- Saturday September 9th* | 11:00 Group G | 14:00 Group H | 19:00 Group I

* Groups C-I are played at Thurston, Westersingel 20, 3014 GP Rotterdam, Holland. Report at the tournament director's desk, ultimately 30 minutes before the start of the group you've been enlisted in.

((( Scandinavian Qualifiers )))

Group A - Haag Cues Longoni Benelux Open Qualifier, Trysil Diamond Summer Tour Side Event
- Location: Trysil, Norway.
- Contacts: Arild +4792433552 (ariped78@gmail.com) | Robert Haag +46734231523 (robert@haagcues.com).
- Schedule: To be played when there is time and tables available during main event 14-16 July.
- Race to 5 (qualification rounds) | 7 (from quarter finals)
- Format: 8 groups of max 8 players single elimination knockout. Winner of group advance to final 8. The finalists in the final group earn a spot in the 2017 Longoni Benelux Open Final 32 Main Event on Sunday September 10th in Rotterdam (NL).
- The qualifiers will get a travel expense reimbursement of € 250 each upon arrival at the 2017 Longoni Benelux Open in Rotterdam (NL).

Group B - Haag Cues Swedish Summer 10ball Classic
- Venue: Stars Biljard, Laxε, Sweden
- Contact: Robert Haag +46734231523 (robert@haagcues.com).
- Schedule:
Friday July 28th | I. 10.00 | II. 15:00 | III. 19.00
Saturday July 29th | IV. 10.00 | V. 15.00 | VI. 19.00
Sunday July 30th | VII. (Re-buys ONLY) 11.00
Sunday July 30th 16:00 | Final 16
- Race to 5 (qualification rounds) | 7 (final 16).
- Format: Qualification rounds; double elimination or groups (depending on number of players)/ Final round (Last 16); Double elimination. The finalists earn a spot each in the 2017 Longoni Benelux Open Final 32 Main Event on Sunday September 10th in Rotterdam (NL).
- The qualifiers will get a travel expense reimbursement of € 250 each upon arrival at the 2017 Longoni Benelux Open in Rotterdam (NL).

((( Format for Groups C - I )))
- Maximum 32 participants per group.
- First two rounds 'double knock out' and then 'single knock out' until the final 4.
- Race to 6, alternate break and with use of magic rack.
- The final 4 players per group advance to the Final 32 main event on Sunday September 10th.

((( Rebuy Option )))
When you've been eliminated from your qualification group, you can rebuy a spot in a next qualification group, if there are still open spots available. For rebuys, a reduced entry fee is applicable.

((( Format for Group I )))
- Only for last chance rebuys!
- Maximum 24 participants
- First two rounds 'double knock out' and then 'single knock out' until the final 4.
- Race to 6, alternate break and with use of magic rack.
- The final 4 players advance to the Final 32 main event on Sunday September 10th.

((( Final 32 Main Event )))
- Sunday September 10th | 9:00 | Compulsory Dresscode*
- Double Knock Out until the Final 8, race to 7.
- Single Knock Out from the Final 8, race to 8.
- Alternate break with use of magic rack.
- At Thurston, Westersingel 20, 3014 GP Rotterdam, Holland
* Men: dress pants (no jeans), shirt with collar, leather shoes (no sneakers) | Ladies: elegant attire (no jeans, no sneakers).

There are 9 qualification groups, resulting in 32 (2x2+7x4) qualifiers. This year, there are NO seeded players.

((( Ladies Side Event III )))
All ladies who have enlisted for the qualification rounds are invited to play in the Ladies Side Event for FREE, during the Final 32 Main Event, on Sunday September 10th. The dress code is dress elegant (no jeans, no sneakers). It's a winner takes all side event, with € 200,- prize money. The Ladies Side Event champions are: reigning champion Longoni's 'Dark Angel' Kamila Khodjaeva (2014 & 2016), Diana Khodjaeva (2015). Format:
- Sunday September 10th | start 12:00 noon | check-in ultimately at 11:30.
- Maximum 24 participants.
- First two rounds 'double knock out' and then, 'single knock out' until the final, race to 5.
- Alternate break with use of magic rack.
- Dresscode: elegant attire (no jeans, no sneakers)

Ladies who haven't participated in Longoni Benelux Open qualification rounds can also enlist for €30.

((( Juniors Side Event )))
Because last year's first edition was a success, we're hosting yet an other Juniors Side Event. Thurston Rotterdam has been very generous for us to use ALL tables during the main event. Therefore, we can also host the Junior Side Event. Longoni endorses juniors taking on the game of pool and therefore is more than happy to organise this event and to provide the trophies.
- Sunday September 10th | start 10:00 | check-in ultimately at 9:30.
- Maximum 32 participants under 18 years old.
- First we start in groups, 'round robin', race to 3.
- The best two of each group advance to the single knock out stage,
- Alternate break with use of magic rack.
- Dresscode: not applicable
- Entry fee: not applicable
- There is NO prize money, but there are beautiful trophies for the first 8 and lots of experience to be won.

((( Entry Fees )))
Regular €60/ rebuy €40
Reduced* €40/ rebuy €30
Ladies/ juniors (under 18 ) €30/ rebuy €20
* members KNBB/ BPBF/ Luxemburg/ Longoni cue owners

((( Entry Fees Scandinavian Qualifiers )))
Norway: 400 NOK/ rebuy 200 NOK
Sweden: 550 SEK/ 1st Rebuy 300 SEK/ 2nd Rebuy 200 SEK etc.

((( Entry Form )))

If you want to enlist for either one of the qualification groups in Scandinavia, enlist via:
Robert Haag | e-mail robert@haagcues.com | phone +46734231523

If you want to enlist for a qualification group in Rotterdam, use the form below, by returning this e-mail.

First name:
Family name:
Man/ woman/ junior?:
Member KNBB/ BPBF/ Luxemburg or Longoni cue owner?:
Postal code + city:
Mobile phone number:
1st choice of qualification group*:
2nd choice of qualification group*:
* Group C - H

By returning this entry form you are subject to paying the applicable entry fee.

((( LIVE stream )))
During the event, OrangeForks will stream the matches live from the center court table.

((( € 10.000+ Guaranteed Prize Fund )))
Champion €2.500 | Runner-up €1.500 | 3rd/4th €750 | 5th-8th €400 | 9th-12th €250 | 13th-16th €150 | 17th-24th €100 | 25th-32nd €50 | Best Lady +€100 Bonus | Best Junior +€100 Bonus | Winner Ladies Side Event €200

((( Hotel Accommodation )))
We recommend Hotel One (50 meters from the venue).

((( Partners )))
The 2017 Longoni Benelux Open is brought to you by DASWAN PROMOTIONS in cooperation with
Kamui tips | Iwan Simonis | Aramith| Serge Das Billiards | Eightballfactory | Haag Cues | Thurston Rotterdam | OrangeForks Productions | KNBB | Pool West 3 | Sumo

((( Mosconi Cup Ranking Points )))
The Final 32 of the Longoni Benelux Open are awarded 'Level Three' Mosconi Cup Ranking Points:
The winner, 28 pts
The runner-up 22 pts
Semi finalists, 17 pts
Quarter finalists, 14 pts
9th-12th place, 10 pts
13th-16th place, 7 pts
17th-24th place, 6 pts
25th-32nd place, 3 pts

((( KNBB Pool Ranking Nederland Points )))
Every participant is eligible for KNBB Pool Ranking Nederland Points. Further info via www.knbbpoolranking.nl.

* The tournament organization reserves the right to refuse entries. All information may be subject to change.

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