View Full Version : Pool tournaments for kids under 21 - Advice?

03-26-2005, 11:10 AM
I have a friend who wants to have pool tournaments for kids under 21. He has a pizza parlor which does not allow smoking by state rules btw. (Adults play in bars around here, and kids can't play there - no where else for kids to play - small town.)

Anyway how much to charge for tournament $1? $2. (I don't know how much money kids have these days.)

Game 8-ball, BCA rules, lag for break was my thinking? (Teach 'em right from the begining.)

Any advice for holding a pool tournament for kids? I don't know what ages will show up, could be all teenagers for all I know.

Any problems to avoid? I can't imagine there *ever* being any problems with teenagers! /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif As I recall, I was a model child. (Don't ask my teachers though.)

03-26-2005, 02:10 PM
I think it's a good idea because it sucks trying to find tournaments in some places. I would think people would be able to scrounge up a 5$ or 10$ entry fee.

03-26-2005, 08:38 PM
Thats a really good idea, because Im 17 and I know the feeling of not being able to find a tournament. Im a really serious player and I can usually whoop any adult in a tournament if I could just get into it but its usually 21 or older. So every week I have to drive 22 miles just to get to a tournament. It really sucks having to go all the way up there so good for your friend. I pay 10 bucks a week but then again I have a job so if theres kids who dont have jobs then it might be different. Id say maybe 5 bucks per tournament. If you want a good tournament make it a double elimination and just follow the bca rules and he should be fine. Thats my advice.
Jk /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

03-27-2005, 10:32 AM
Man, I feel sorry for the youngsters in your area. I have been playing in adult tournaments since the age of 11. Only junior tournament I have ever played in was junior nationals, which I won twice in team, once in speed pool, and once in artistic pool.