Format

Rules & Regulations

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Format

EQUIPMENT:

Aramith Pro Cup TV Balls, Measle Cueball, Brunswick Table, 4.25 Pocket Size

MAIN EVENT (Single Elimination):

  • Rounds 1-3: Race to 13
  • Last 16: Final race to 15
  • Final: Race to 16
  • Double-hill matches go to “Shootout”
  • Each player plays 5 different shots behind the line
  • In the event of a tie in the shootout, match will go to “Sudden Death”

CHALLENGE EVENT (Single Elimination):

  • Round 1: Race to 7
  • Round 2-4: Race to 8
  • Last 8: Race to 9
  • Semi final: Race to 10
  • Final: Race to 11
  • Double-hill matches go to “Shootout”
  • Each player plays 5 different shots behind the line
  • In the event of a tie in the Shootout, match will go to “Sudden Death”

SHOOTOUT:

Image credit: Chalkysticks

Rules & Regulations

WPS reserves the right to refuse entry of any player.

DRESS CODE

  • Sneakers, jeans, hats and headphones/earbuds are not allowed
  • Players must wear dress slacks, dress shoes, collared shirt or polo tops (Ultimate Team Gear tops are acceptable); collared/polo tops are not required for ladies, but shoulders and torso must be covered
  • 1st violation of dress code will result in warning; 2nd violation will result in a fine; 3rd violation will result in disqualification

ATTENDANCE

  • Players should arrive 30 minutes before scheduled matches
  • If a player is not present at table after the match is called, 1 rack will be deducted per 5 minutes late
  • After 30 minutes, the tardy player will be deducted 2 racks per 5 minutes late until time expires

WPA RULES IN EFFECT IN ADDITION TO THE FOLLOWING:

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BREAK

  • Lag for break, lag for shootout
  • Alternate break for rounds 1, 2, and 3
  • Winner breaks from last 16
  • Rack your own with a regular rack: 1ball at the front and a solid and stripe at the bottom two corners 
(see image to the right for rack pattern)
  • Break outside the box, cue ball must contact head ball first and 4 balls must hit a rail
  • After scratch on break, cue ball must be placed behind head string and shoot down table
  • Take what you make after break
  • Playing stripes onto solids and vice versa after open table is not allowed

AT THE TABLE

  • 2 jump shots allowed per match per player; only after opponent’s visit
  • 3 foul rule is in effect, all ball fouls result in ball in hand anywhere on the table
  • Slow play will result in a 30 second shot clock per shot
  • One 5 minute timeout per player per match is allowed; if a timeout has been used, the player may only use another timeout in the event of an emergency
  • Player must notify a Tournament Official if he/she is on 3 break & runs, otherwise it will not count towards the High Run Prize (does not apply to Live Stream table)
  • High runs count only from the player’s own break
  • All decisions made by the Tournament Director are final

Hotel & Lodging

PAPER FACTORY HOTEL

37-06 36th St
Long Island City
NY 11101
+1 (718) 392-7200

QUALITY INN

30-03 40th Ave
Long Island City
NY 11101
+1 (718) 391-0202

LA QUINTA INN

37-18 Queens Blvd
Long Island City
NY 11101
+1 (718) 729-8775

DAYS INN LONG ISLAND CITY

31-36 Queens Blvd
Long Island City
NY 11101
+1 (718) 433-0077

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