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Team Captain Championship Rules of Participation

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    Registration – Noon – 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018
    Finals – Noon on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (Showdown Series Tournament Room)
  • A maximum of 5 players allowed on roster.
  • Teams may choose any 3 of the 5 team members to participate in each match.
  • The total of the skill levels of the 3 players fielded in any team match cannot exceed 15.
  • If a qualifying tournament is held by the Local League Office, a team must enter with a skill level of 15 or less. If the team improves to where it can no longer comply with the 15-Rule during the tournament, then the team will be allowed to play up to 17 by using a modified race chart. If their skill level increases to 18, a replacement of players will have to be made to reduce the team skill level back to 15 before entering the Championship. The qualifying bracket must be submitted with the entry. Teams will be held to a maximum skill level of 15 for all entries received without the qualifying tournament bracket(s). If the team improves in the Championship rounds and can no longer comply with the 15-Rule, then the team will be allowed to play up to 17 by using the modified race chart. If their skill level increases to 18, the team forfeits out of the event. Teams not participating in qualifying tournaments will not be allowed to start the tournament in Las Vegas at a skill level above 15.
  • One time out per player per game will be allowed.
  • Players may only participate on one team.
  • Players must be from the same League area.
  • Modified Single Elimination Format
  • Alternate between 8-Ball & 9-Ball racks, starting with 8-Ball.
  • Team Captains flip a coin to decide who must declare their three players for the match.  Winner of the flip has the choice of declaring first or having the opposing Team Captain choose first.  The Captains will list their players in ascending order (lowest to highest).  That list determines the player rotation, and is locked for the match.  Once both teams in a match have declared their players, the players cannot be changed unless the 15-Rule is in jeopardy.
  • Order of play will be lowest skill level to highest.
  • Players lag to see who wins the first break.
  • Once the first two players have completed their rack of 8-Ball, the second two players in the rotation will play a rack of 9-Ball.  Upon that rack’s completion, the next two players in the rotation will play a rack of 8-Ball.  Once set, the player rotation continues until a team reaches the required points necessary to win the match.
  • The winning team breaks with the next player in the rotation after each rack.
  • Each individual rack is worth one team point.
  • Games Must Win chart will be used.
  • Maximum field is 384 entries.  (Size of board and prize money breakdown is based on number of entries.)
  • A players highest skill level between formats (8-Ball & 9-Ball) must be used towards the 15-Rule. Exception – skill level 8/9s in 9-Ball will count as 7s in this tournament.
  • Only one player of skill level 6 or higher, sometimes referred to as a senior skill level player, may play in any given match.
  • If a team has only three players eligible, and two of the three are skill level 6 or higher, one of the senior skill level players must forfeit their spot in the rotation.
  • Players must have at least twenty (20) 8-Ball scores or twenty (20) 9-Ball scores within the last two (2) years by the entry deadline of July 9, 2018. A combination of scores from the two formats is not allowed.
  • Players must have completed two (2) sessions as a Team Captain of a standard 8-Ball, 9-Ball, or Ladies team in the 2017/2018 League year in the area the team represents.
  • Players must have played at least four (4) times in the Spring Session in the League area the team represents.  Matches played can be in either the standard 8-Ball, 9-Ball or Ladies formats.
  • Players must be on an active (Summer Session) APA roster.
  • Preregistration is required.
  • $50 Green Fee per team
  • $150 Entry Fee per team
  • 100% Payback of entry fees goes to the top 33% of the field.
  • Roster changes will not be accepted at the Tournament site in Las Vegas.
  • Dates, times, format and tournament rules are tentative and subject to change.
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