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05-07-2002, 10:39 AM
Can someone help me find out what the dates are to go to England and try to qualify for the tournament in Wales?I would like to know the whole procedure, please. And time is of the essence because to go there in less than a couple of months will require good planning on my part.Thanks in advance.

05-07-2002, 11:55 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Anonymous:</font><hr> Can someone help me find out what the dates are to go to England and try to qualify for the tournament in Wales?I would like to know the whole procedure, please. And time is of the essence because to go there in less than a couple of months will require good planning on my part.Thanks in advance. <hr></blockquote>

matchroomsport.com

05-08-2002, 01:06 AM
Better still go to
www.ukpool.co.uk (http://www.ukpool.co.uk)

05-08-2002, 02:51 AM
2002 WPA World Pool Championship - Qualifying Tournaments


Stars n Stripes, Brislington Hill, Brislington, Bristol, England

Saturday 6th July Thursday 11th July 2002

Entry Fee: Five events for 150 or single events for 35 each

Saturday 6th July Event 1 Start: 11am
Sunday 7th July Event 2 Start 9.30am Event 3 Start 2.00pm
Monday 8th July Event 4 Start 9.30am Event 5 Start 2.00pm
Tuesday 9th July Event 6 Start 9.30am Event 7 Start 2.00pm
Wednesday 10th July Event 8 Start 9.30am Event 9 Start 2.00pm
Thursday 11th July Event 10 Start 10am
Thursday 11th July Event 11 The One Rack Shoot Out Start 6.00pm

You will only be able to play in one event per day and players registering for five events in advance will be given a schedule for the whole week. This will determine whether you are playing in a morning or an afternoon tournament.

Players in Event One may not play in Event 10. Only players who have played in a minimum of three events can participate in the One Rack Shoot Out.

Matches are provisionally Race to 7 Racks unless tournament field exceeds 96 players per event. Single elimination format, but you get five chances for 150. Winner breaks (lag for opening break). 15 Tables.

All winners gain entry into the 128 player main event which runs at the Cardiff International Arena from 13 21 July.

For Tournament details and Entry Forms Email pro9wc@yahoo.co.uk
or call Doug Gordon on +44 79840 28136
Or for details of hotel accommodation deals Email pro9bs@hotmail.com

Grady
05-08-2002, 06:39 AM
Could you possibly make it any harder for outsiders, Mr. Riches? Races to 7, single elimination, in fields up to 96 players? So it costs me $3,000 to travel 3,000 miles and play inhumanly short races where I don't know what the equipment will be or even what rules are used.
I think I'm playing as well as anyone in the world and I have really sacrificed to reach this point. But under your format I would really have to be lucky to make it into the big tournament. Every player in a tournament gets off to a slow start sometimes, usually at least once or twice during an event but with races to 7 there sometimes isn't enough time to steady oneself and emerge victorious.
I've made a career of making a profit on my trips and was thus able to make a respectable living.An expenditure of this type where I probably won't even get to play much, certainly not my invested $3,000 worth,doesn't sit well with me but I guess I have no choice.
I saw more than 5 qualifiers listed. What is the maximum number of qualifiers a player may enter? I would also like to know the conditions of the big tourney if I were to make it. Thank you. Grady Mathews

05-08-2002, 08:50 AM
Isn't it funny, I knew you'd say something like that. Get in touch with Doug Gordon on the e-mail address provided and ask him all the questions you need to know. I'm sure if you are playing well you will have every chance and we would all look forward to you being there.

Conditions for the main event are as follows:

Event 2002 WPA World Pool Championship ( Men )

Dates Saturday 13th Sunday 21st July

Venue Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales

Promoters Matchroom Sport, Romford, Essex,England

Players 128
96 provided by WPA, 32 by Matchroom Sport

Format 16 groups of 8 players. Each player plays each other once, race to five, alternate break. At the end of the group section, the top four players in each group move into the last 64, the bottom four drop out the competition.

Last 64, race to 9, winner breaks,

Last 32, race to 9, winner breaks

Last 16, race to 11, winner breaks

Quarter Finals, race to 11, winner breaks

Semi Finals, race to 11, winner breaks

Final, race to 17, winner breaks

Prize-money US$300,000

Winner $65,000 x 1 $65,000
Runner-Up $30,000 x 1 $30,000
Losing Semi $17,500 x 2 $35,000
Losing Quarter $ 8,500 x 4 $34,000
Losing Last 16 $ 4,000 x 8 $32,000
Losing Last 32 $ 2,000 x 16 $32,000
Losing Last 64 $ 1,500 x 32 $48,000
5th Place in Grp $ 1,000 x 16 $16,000
6th Place in Grp $ 500 x 16 $ 8,000



Hotels A full selection at varying budgets. All enquiries to Alan Frasca of Shooting Star Travel

Tel: +44 208 669 0471
Fax: +44 208 401 2534
shoostar@lineone.net

Dress Code Smart / casual. Collared shirts must be worn, no jeans or trainers, no tuxedos / waistcoats / ties

Tables Brunswick Gold Crown IVs

Cloth Simonis 860

Balls Saluc Super Aramith

Qualifying Events Prior to the Championship itself, there will be a week of qualifying in Bristol with 11 spots available. This will take place at a venue to be advised and enquiries should be directed to 9ballwc@v21.co.uk or +44 79840 28136

Tickets All tickets are free except the Final which are priced at 12
Available from the CIA Box Office on 02920 224488 or Matchroom Sport

WPA Ian Anderson, Thomas Overbeck
Representatives



Luke Riches