Rileys American Pool and Snooker Club - Birmingham
21-22 Essex Street
Tel: 0121 666 6811
Saturday 28 February - Sunday 1 March 2009
British Wheelchair Tour kicks off with new format and new sponsors
There's a very exciting year in prospect for Britain's wheelchair pool players as tour organisers have restructured the tour and brought new sponsors into play, and the best news is, it's not too late to join.
The tour can now welcome players of widely ranging ability with a new three division structure that means that non-professional players can battle amongst themselves in a new "Challenge" division before having the opportunity of matching themselves against the elite players on the tour.
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In 2009 the BWPPA will be offering to its members a four stop tour utilising a new dynamic format. Each weekend of pool will consist of three tournaments. A Pro Cup, a Challenge Cup on the Saturday and on a Sunday the main ranking event.
Pro Cup will be held on the Saturday of each weekend of pool and consist of the eight top players of the 2008 season for the first year only. The event will be double elimination with single elimination semi final and final. At the end of the season the lowest two ranked pro players will be demoted to the Challenge Cup and the two highest players from the Challenge Cup will be promoted to the Pro Cup.
This is an open event to all wheelchair players who are not included in the Pro Cup. The event will also be double elimination until the semi final stage where both the semi final and final will be single elimination. At the end of the season the top two Challenge Cup ranked players will be promoted to the Pro Cup.
The main event will be used to derive all UK rankings – the number 1 player on the main event will be known as the UK ’s number 1 wheelchair player. This event will be held on the Sunday and will include both Challenge and Pro Cup players. The event will be single elimination and the top 8 players from the main rankings will be seeded. The event will play to a finish on the Sunday evening with matches not exceeding 2 hours. The main event rankings will be used from 2010 onwards for selection of European and World Wheelchair Championship places.
10 am Registration and Players meeting.
Pro-Cup Event – Double elimination until the last 4. Races to 6 racks – Final race to 7 racks.
Challenge-Cup Event (open tournament) - Double elimination until the last 4. Races to 5 racks – Final race to 6.
Matches start 10 am PROMPT
Main UK Ranking Event (open tournament) – Single elimination races to 7 racks – Final race to 9.
Non BWPPA members £40 Pay on the day for entrance into both the Challenge-Cup on the Saturday and Main Event on the Sunday.
Dress Code Applies
Collared shirt (or Collared polo T Shirt) Dark trousers, shocks and shoes. N0 JEANS, CARGO PANTS OR TRAINERS. MEMBERS MUST WEAR TOUR SHIRTS FOR THE MAIN EVENT AND ANY BWPPA PRIZE PRESENTATIONS.