Tri-Cup Tournament
 

For 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.

The 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.

The 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 team.

- As always, proper scorekeeping is expected. Please call your defensive shots.  The scorekeeper is responsible for proper marking of all innings and defensive shots. 

- 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 in 9-Ball

                - 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.

 

SUDDEN DEATH RULES

 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:

(Subject to change)

Check Calendar for details

 Session 2 (Fall)

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.

 
REMEMBER...Your rosters for these tournaments are the rosters from your Session 2 (Fall) Session playoffs - Rosters will be posted by Feb. 7, 2020!   
 
Note: Players will start the tournament at their Session 2 ending Skill Level OR current Skill Level - whichever is higher.
 
 
 
(Please note that ineligible players are marked with an "i" and are in small italicized letters)
 
 
 
(Please note that ineligible players are marked with an "i" and are in small italicized letters)