8-Ball and 9-Ball Divisions, this Tri-Cup Tournament is the next level of play
after playoffs and will be held after each session. Teams gain entry into this
weekend tournament depending on how they performed during their weekly matches,
playoff matches, and Best of the Rest Tournament.
tournament will be held after the session playoff matches usually in week three
of the next session. To be eligible to participate, players must have at least six scored matches with that team. The skill level each player competes at will be the level they are at after the playoff matches have been scored OR their current skill level - whichever is higher. All teams attending this tournament must be
participating in an active division at the time of this tournament or will
forfeit their eligibility to compete in the Tri-Cup Tournament.
top finishing teams from each session-ending Tri-Cup Tournament will advance to
the Citywide Tournament. The number of teams advancing to the Citywide
Tournament will be announced at the Tri-Cup Tournament and may differ from one
Tri-Cup to another. In addition, the
current session Tri-Cup winners will also advance to the Cash Cup Tournament
held the same day as Tri-Cups.
Tri-Cup Tournament Structure (multi-table format may be used):
- One coach allowed per game regardless of the
player’s skill level
- Common players must sit out if their teams are
playing each other. They are not allowed
to coach, keep score or contribute to the team.
Common players CANNOT be used in the 23 Rule. They can only watch the match. They do advance, though, with the winning
- As always, proper scorekeeping is expected.
Please call your defensive shots. The
scorekeeper is responsible for proper marking of all innings and defensive
- Only team members are allowed to keep
score. Non-team members cannot coach or
mark the scoresheet.
- Forfeits worth 3 points in 8-Ball and 20 points
- We recommend checking your opponent's ID before you lag. -No earbuds, cell phone usage, etc. during your match.
-Scoresheets are processed after each round and Skill Level movements can occur. Please be sure to check the roster on your scoresheet before the start of each round.
8-Ball: the team with the most points at the end of 5
matches is declared the winner. If there is a tie in points at the end of 5
matches, the winner is decided by which team won the majority of the matches.
NOTE: if after any of the 5 matches a team mathematically cannot be caught by
the trailing team, subsequent matches become unnecessary to play.
9-Ball: the first team to reach
51 points is the winner. If it is a tie at the end of the team match (50/50),
the tie is broken by which team won the majority of the matches.
If used, Sudden Death occurs in 8-Ball:
3 hours 30 minutes. And 9-Ball is 2 hours 45 minutes.
8-BALL SUDDEN DEATH - This
format is implemented 3 hours and 30 minutes into an 8-Ball match. Each team
match must be in the 5th individual match by the 3-hours-and-45-minutes
mark or all subsequent individual matches will begin with a rack worth 2
team points. If that 2-point rack mathematically wins the team match, the team
match will be over; if it does not win the team match, a second rack worth 1
team point will conclude that individual match. This procedure will continue in
each subsequent individual match until a team mathematically wins or the
overall match finishes in a tie: one 2-point rack, followed by one 1-point rack
if necessary. Tie breakers will be decided by the team that won the most
individual matches. NOTE: During Sudden Death, the individual match
winner will be the player who wins the 2-point rack.
9-BALL SUDDEN DEATH - This
format is implemented 2 hours 45 minutes into a 9-Ball match. Each team match must be in
the 5th individual
match by the 3-hours mark, or all subsequent matches will consist of all
points earned being doubled. Each object ball pocketed will count as 2 points
and the 9-ball will count as 4 points.
The 2019 - 2020 Tri-Cup Tournament dates are as follows:
Check Calendar for details
8-Ball - Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 @ Griffith Billiards. Depending on how many teams are in Tri-Cup the start time will be 10am or 1pm. The Tri-Cup winners and certain other eligible teams will participate in Cash Cup at 5:00pm the same day. The winning Tri-Cup teams also earn a slot in Citywide. Tri-Cup will be single elimination and two-table format.
9-Ball - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 @ Griffith Billiards.Depending on how many teams are in Tri-Cup the start time will be 10am or 1pm.. The Tri-Cup winners and certain other eligible teams will participate in Cash Cup at 4:30pm the same day. The winning Tri-Cup teams also earn a slot in Citywide. Tri-Cup will be single elimination and two-table format.