Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2023 - IV Stage LIT, Vilnius • 7-8 October 2023

Game
9-ball
Category
International
Type
Individual
Venue
LIT, Vilnius
Vytenio st 42A
Start
7 October 2023
Final
8 October 2023

PLAN of the tournament:

 

Friday - 6th of October

Arrival date

 

18:00 - Mini

Saturday - 7th of October

Open, women, seniors start

 

09:00 – start of the matches

 

12:00 – Grand opening

 

12:30 – Continue of matches

 

12:00 – PRO Event

Sunday - 8th of October

Open, women, seniors single knock out

 

09:00 – Last 64

 

10:30 – Last 32

 

12:00 – Last 16

 

13:30 – Last 8

 

15:00 - Semi Finals

16:30 - Final

 

Max limitations per city: 

  • Vilnius (Uptown Billiards) – 90x12x24 (open x women x seniors)
  • Kaunas (Entry) – 80x8x24
  • Riga (Bams) – 96x16x24
  • Tallinn (Hill Hill) – 96x16x32 in case of many participants we will use another pool hall - "Club 147"

Tournament regulations:

Dress code

Qualifying rounds: The dress code is nice and tidy pants or jeans in one color, polo shirt or long sleeved shirt with collar. No untidy clothing is allowed.

Play offs: Dress code B.

The head referee reserves the right to decide on the clothing. Additionally, the organizers reserve the right to make exceptions on clothing based on the circumstances, e.g. sweater for cold pool hall, short smart pants for very hot weather etc. All the exceptions will be announced no later than 2 days prior to start of the matches.

Time out

In a group stage, time out can be taken only after half of possible racks played. For instance, if race is to 5, then there is a possibility of 9 racks to be played, that means that time out can be taken only after 4 racks. It can be 4-0, 3-1, 2-2. Only in these cases time out can be taken. Time out cannot be more than 5 minutes and no smoking and drinking alcohol during time out is allowed. Time out can be taken by any player.

Alcohol, smoking, snuff, chewing tobaco or any other drugs

It is not allowed to use any of these drugs during the match. It is not allowed to use alcohol during whole tournament day. As time out is part of the match it is not allowed to use any of these during time out.

Mobile phones, smart watches

It is not allowed to use mobile phones or smart watches during the matches, unless smart watch is on flight mode. If such a situation occurs, penalty is 1 rack to opponent.

Unsportsmanlike behavior

Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated and will be evaluated by the head referee and penalized accordingly to the WPA tournament regulations.

Protest against referee decision

There might be some situations where athlete will not agree with referees decision. In these circumstances protest can be given by an athlete in writing no later than 3 days since the situation happened and 100 Eur paid at the front desk as a protest analyze fee. If after investigation protest is valid to athlete side, fee is returned and valid actions to be taken. In case the athletes protest is not satisfied the 100 Eur fee will not be returned to the athlete.

Tournament page and setup system

Tournament will be running in www.cuescore.com and all tables for main event will have tablets for live scoring and result entering. Players will need to update their scores on the tablets and at the end FINISH the match by pressing the button.

Best youth player

Youth is considered to be U-18. Best youth player in main division will be awarded with free entry fee to the next stage.

Lottery

At every stage of the event there will be a lottery to win main sponsor prizes. There will be no additional money collection for that. Random draw during the day will be organized to promote sponsor prizes and give away.

Calcutta

Calcutta will be organized only from single knock out stages, when there will be known all 32 or 16 players in an open division.

Late cancellations

Participant has to pay an entry fee if on the day of the tournament or after draw they cancel their participation.

30 minutes before the match

Each participant has to be 30 minutes before the match is scheduled as there might be that the match will be called earlier.

 

BPL MINI

Name

Mezz Cues Baltic 9Ball Tour Mini Tournament

Description

Event played on 9tf tables. Pro players will give hcp. This event is a fun part for all BPL and not only, participants. Like a weekly tournament for all arrivers on Friday to BPL and locals who maybe not want to participate in big event but would love to have a big game with foreigner. Action starts at 18:00. All players are free to enjoy the evening as they wish.

Friday

4:00 PM

Player type

Singles

Tournament type

Double elimination

Game type

9 Ball

Race to

4 (in case more than 32 players, then race to 3 in looser side)

Bracket size

40

Tables

Tournament will be played on 6 tables

Break format

Alternate break

Rules

WPA. 9 ball on the spot. 3 point rule.

Entry fee

30 Eur (5 Eur cloth fee)

Draw type

Random

Tournament Director

Gintaras Petrovas

Payouts (in case of full chart)

Place

Payout

1st

450 Eur

2nd

250 Eur

3-4th

130 Eur

5-8th

60 Eur

Total:

1200 Eur (48x25)

 

PRO event

 Name

PRO event

Description

Event is open for everybody. Event name is PRO not because only Professional players can compete. It is more that the conditions are super strict and intense.

Saturday

6 PM (some matches can start during the day on Saturday)

Player type

Singles

Tournament type

Single knock out

Game type

10 ball

Race to

8

Bracket size

16

Tables

Depending on availability before 6pm and 2-4 tables after 6pm

Break format

Winner break

Rules

WPA

Entry fee

100 Eur

Draw type

Random

Tournament Director

Gintaras Petrovas

Payouts (in case of full chart)

Place

Payouts

1st

700 Eur

2nd

350 Eur

2x3rd

200 Eur

Total:

1450 Eur

 

Open division:

 

Name

Mezz Cues Baltic 9 Ball Tour main event

Description

Main event can be participated by everyone. Men, women, seniors, wheelchair, youth, etc. Matches will be played on 9ft tables.

Saturday

9 AM

Player type

Singles

Tournament type

Round Robin qualification and single 32 or 16 depending from amount of participants

Game type

9 ball

Race to

5 in a groups, and 7 in single knock out. Race to 8 in semi and final.

Bracket size

90 max

Tables

As many as possible

Break format

Alternate break

Rules

WPA

Entry fee

60 Eur

Draw type

Best players according to international rankings will be seeded in a different groups

Draw to single KO

2 best players will qualify from each group. 4 players per group. Unless there will be not enough participants to cover full chart of single KO, best 1st places will get a walk over in the first round of Single KO. In case 1st number will not get a walk over, match will be played. 1st places from the groups will be seeded by random draw, where 2nd places will be given in accordance not to play with the same player from the group.

Participation in multi events

Applicable for women and seniors only. If participation in multi events will result conflict in a game schedule, participant will need to choose the priority in which tournament shall he or she should proceed further and cancel one of them.

Tournament Director and Referee

Gintaras Petrovas

Event Head Referee name

Payouts (guaranteed)

Place

Payouts

1st

1000 Eur

2nd

500 Eur

3-4th

250 Eur

5-8th

100 Eur

Total:

2400 Eur

 

Women:

Name

Mezz Cues Baltic 9 Ball Tour women division

Description

Women division will be played on the first day of the tournament as early as possible.

Saturday

9 AM

Player type

Singles

Tournament type

Round Robin qualification and single knock stage will be used

Game type

9 ball

Race to

4 in a groups, and 5 in single knock out. Race to 6 in semi and final.

Bracket size

16 max

Tables

As many as possible

Break format

Alternate break

Rules

WPA

Entry fee

50 Eur

Draw type

Best players according to international rankings will be seeded in a different groups

Draw to Single KO

2 best players from each group will qualify to the single KO stage. In case there will be 6-8 participants 2 groups will consist of 3-4 players in each group. In case of 9-12 players – 4 groups and 3 players per group will be used. In any amount of participants tournament officials has the right to decide what sporting system to apply, but of course there will be NO single elimination from the beginning and at least 2 matches will be played whatsoever.

Tournament Director and Referee

Gintaras Petrovas

Event Head Referee name

Payouts (70% entries collected)

Place

Payouts

1st

45%

2nd

25%

3-4th

15%*2

Total:

100%

Seniors:

Name

Mezz Cues Baltic 9 Ball Tour Seniors division event

Description

Seniors division will be played at the earliest convenience as possible on day 1.

Saturday

9 AM

Player type

Singles

Tournament type

Round Robin qualification and single knock stage will be used

Game type

9 ball

Race to

4 in a groups, and 5 in single knock out. Race to 6 in semi and final.

Bracket size

32 max

Tables

As many as possible

Break format

Alternate break

Rules

WPA

Entry fee

50 Eur

Draw type

Best players according to international rankings will be seeded in a different groups

Draw to single KO

2 best players will qualify from each group. 4 players per group will be in use. Unless there will be not enough participants to cover full chart of single KO, best 1st places will get a walk over in the first round of Single KO.

Tournament Director and Referee

Gintaras Petrovas

Event Head Referee name

Payouts (70% entries collected)

Place

Payouts

1st

45%

2nd

25%

3-4th

15%*2

Total:

100%

  • Prize money will be paid during award ceremony only.

Participants list

11994Vilnius, KN
21989Shaulai
31986Kaunas, Undinė
41989Kaunas, Arena Billiards
51997Tangier
61952Vilnius
71971Kuldiga
81995Kaunas7
91985Klaipeda
101961Prienai
111991Riga
121998Kaunas, ENTRY
131995Riga3
141980Riga8
151996Kaunas
161994Kaunas
171995Tallinn
182006Tallinn
19Riga
201980Kaunas
21Tallinn
221995Riga
23Riga, BAMS Pool House
241992Kaunas, ENTRY
251983Ventspils
261983Vilnius
271985Kaunas
281988Vilnius, KN
29Vilnius
301980Vilnius
311967Kaunas
321977FIN
331995Panvejis
34Vilnius
351993Vilnius
361973Cēsis, 8BallCrew
371958Riga
381997Panvejis
391968Riga6
401984EST
411983Tallinn
422007Vilnius
431995Warszawa, Semafor
441975EST1
451994Vilnius, Fuksas18
461983Kaunas, ENTRY
471979Vilnius
481985Vilnius
491977Vilnius
501978Riga5
511990Espoo
521986Kretinga
531995Kauno raj.
541974EST
55Riga
561987Panvejis
571969Pori
581984Vilnius
591996Tallinn
601977Ventspils
611983Vilnius
621977Daugavpils
631987Klaipeda
641967FIN
651976Espoo
661995Tallinn5
671994Vilnius, Cue Club
682007Panvejis
691983Shaulai
701985Panvejis
711980Vilnius
722011Kaunas, Arena Billiards
731979Visaginas
741978Riga3
751977Vilnius
761972Olsztyn
771976Ķekava4
781999Kaunas
791975Vilnius, Vilniaus Pulo Klubas
801992Shaulai
811993Kaunas, ENTRY
821973Kaunas
831978Kaunas, ENTRY
841958Muraste
851985FIN
861987Panvejis
871984LAT
882001Sigulda
89Riga
901989Riga13
911995Riga
921956Kaunas
931955Liepāja
941998Kaunas
951993Riga12
961997Klaipeda, BlackBall
971980LIT38
982000Klaipeda, BlackBall
991980Kaunas, Arena Billiards


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