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astoriaqueensguy
11-17-2005, 08:55 AM
Saw mention in Billiards Digest that Bob Jewett was planning a $10,000 straight pool challenge at the upcoming DCC. Does anyone have info about this? Will it be a conventional tournament or a hi-run contest? Thanks.

"I could have beaten those guys without them knowing a thing. But I just had to show them how beautiful the game could be when it's played right." Fast Eddie.

Bob_Jewett
11-17-2005, 10:39 AM
It's a high-run contest in two phases. In the qualifying phase, players can re-enter. In the finals, players get one try for each 40 balls of their highest run in the prelims. See http://www.derbycityclassic.com/2006.php#2 which is mostly copied below.

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2006 Derby City Straight Pool Challenge

Schedule:
Prelims in the Chapel, January 6-11
Finals at the Executive East, January 12th and 13th

The game is straight pool (14.1) shoot-out -- you against the table with no opponent. There will be six days of prelims on five tables in the Chapel. $50 entry for three tries. Each try begins with a 14-ball rack and the 15th ball and the cue ball in hand, but both the 15th ball and the cue ball must be at least one ball diameter from any other ball. Each try ends on a miss or foul. A run of 40 in the prelims gets you one try in the finals, 80 - two tries, 120 - three tries, and so on. Only your highest run in the prelims counts, so three runs of 42 only gets you one try in the finals. You may enter the prelims more than once, but on the second and third entries, you get only two tries, and on any subsequent entries, you only get one try.

The finals will be over two days on two tables. You shoot as many tries (1,2,3, ...) as you earned with your best run in the prelims. Order of play will be by high run starting with the lowest. If there are a lot of entries, we may have to limit the finals to the top 50 players according to run lengths.

Prizes ($10k added, entries 100% returned):

Prelims: 1st $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $500
Finals: 1st $2000, 2nd $1500, 3rd $1000, 4th $500.
Bonus: $2000 for high run overall.
Special bonus: $1000 for the first run over 200.

The above payouts are with no entries and will be higher according to the final number of entries. With 200 entries, the amounts above are roughly doubled, and we will pay deeper in the finals.

Each player can receive only one payout in each of the two phases (prelims and finals), even if he has multiple high runs in one phase. If the highest run occurs in the prelims, that player will get (more than) $3500.

astoriaqueensguy
11-17-2005, 11:08 AM
Thanks. That sounds great.

I hope Accu-stats will at least tape the finals (no commentary necessary). It would be nice to capture a two- or three-hundred-ball run on film.

Bob_Jewett
11-17-2005, 01:27 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote astoriaqueensguy:</font><hr> Thanks. That sounds great.

I hope Accu-stats will at least tape the finals (no commentary necessary). It would be nice to capture a two- or three-hundred-ball run on film. <hr /></blockquote>
Yes it would, but ther are two things working against that. The Diamonds are fairly tight and the high run will probably be set in the prelims, as there will probably be more innings played by each player in the prelims.