Riga, BAMS Pool House • 25-26 September 2021
Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2021 stage II
Baltic Pool League
Game
9-ball
Category
International
Type
Individual
Venue
Riga, BAMS Pool House
Cēsu iela 18, Rīga
Start
25 September 2021 09:00
Final
26 September 2021

Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2021

Organizers: Estonian Billiard Association, Lithuanian Pool Federation, Latvian Pool Federation, Belarusian Association of Billiard Sports and Finnish Billiard Federation.

Venue: BAMS pool house, Cesu iela 18, Riga, Latvia.

25th of September 2021

  • 8:30   Doors open
  • 9:00   Start of 1st session
  • 10:30 Opening ceremony
  • 11:00 Continue of play

26th of September 2021

  • 9:00   Continue of play
  • 12:30 Quarterfinals
  • 14:00 Semifinals
  • 15:30 Final
  • 17:00 Award ceremony

Discipline: 9-ball

Distance:

  • Open division race to 7.
  • Women division race to 6.
  • Old-boys division race to 6.
  • U15 division race to 4.
  • All play-off stage matches (RT+1).

Prize fund: 80% of all received entry fees.

Prize money will be paid during the award ceremony only.

Tournament officials:

Tournament director: Tomas Brikmanis (Lithuania)

Stage head referree: Vladislavs Belkovs (Latvia)

Registration and draw

 

Entry fee

Participants in open, women and oldboys divisions must pay an entry fee in the amount of 40 euros.

Underaged athletes participating in open division must pay an entry fee in the amount of 20 euros.

Youth U16 division must pay an entry fee in the amount of 10 euros.

Tournament brakets:

  • In open division the qualifying stages chart consists of the winners and losers side. In case there are more than 64 participants then the last 32 play knock out stages. In case there are less than 64 participants then the last 16 play knock out stages.
  • In women‘s, oldboys and U16 division the qualifying stages chart consists of the winners and losers side. In case there are more than 16 participants then the last 8 play knock out stages. In case there are less than 16 participants then the last 4 play knock out stages.
  • U16 division games start 26th of September (Sunday).

Age limits 

  • U16 - An athlete must have no more than their 15th birthday in the current BPL season.
  • Seniors and Ladies age group is defined according to EPBF sports regulations:

 

    • 2021 - An athlete must at least have their 44th birthday in 2021.
    • 2022 - An athlete must at least have their 44th birthday in 2022.
    • 2023 - An athlete must at least have their 45th birthday in 2023.

Dress Code

Each player’s attire must be clean, proper and in good condition. If an athlete is unsure about the legality of his attire, the athlete should approach the Tournament Leader before the match and ask whether the attire is legal. The Tournament Leader has the final say with regards to the legality of attire.

Shirts:

Shirts can be of any design providing it has a collar, short sleeve or long sleeve and any colour. Extra clothing if the area is cool can be worn on top of the shirt in the form of a jumper/sweater or tracksuit top but none of these are permitted with a hood attached. It is also allowed to wear undershirt as long as it is matching the shirt. Shirts must be tucked inside trousers and must be long enough that when stretching over the table, no body skin should be visible. For Women, shirts can be outside trousers, but no body skin should be visible. It is not allowed to wear T-shirts.

Trousers:

Dress trousers that are clean and in good condition are to be used. Trousers must cover entire backside and must fit around waist and a belt should be worn, no half trousers regardless of the design. For women, also a black skirt or divided skirt, which covers the knees is allowed. It is not allowed to wear trousers with studs/chains or side pockets below the thigh. Denim/blue jeans of any colour and corduroy material are forbidden.

Shoes:

Shoes must be elegant dress shoes that fit in the outfit. Sneakers and sandals are not allowed. Dark sports shoes with a top of leather or leather-like material are allowed but are subject to the Tournament Leader’s discretion.

Other:

No headgear, or headphones other than on recognized grounds with written medical reasons from a qualified doctor.

Any Athlete refusing to meet with requirements in respect of the Dress Code shall be liable to forfeit that respective match.

Special break rules

All matches alternative brake, 9 ball on the spot and 3 point rule applies.

Time limit

In order to better control the schedule of an event, each match can be given a certain time limit. A shot clock can be implemented at any time. The decision lies with the discretion of the tournament leader. After enforcing the shot clock, the time for each shot (with the exemption of the second shot after racking, see below) is 35 seconds, with a warning after 25 seconds. Each athlete will be allowed one 25-second extension during each rack. The time for the second shot after the racking of the balls will be 60 seconds with a warning after 50 seconds and no option for extension. The second shot after racking means the shot immediately following the break shot in 8, 9 and 10-ball. The shot clock will be started when all balls come to rest, including spinning balls and (when applicable) the cue-ball is available to the player. The shot clock will end when the cue tip strikes the cue ball to initiate a stroke or the when athlete’s time expires from the shot clock. If an athlete runs out of time, it is a standard foul.

Late Start

Athletes must be at the venue and ready to play their assigned match 30 minutes before the appointed match time. If an athlete is late for an announced match, he/she will have a maximum of twenty minutes to report to his assigned table ready to play or the match will be lost. If an athlete is late for his appointed match the following procedure will be enforced:

  • after 6 minutes: First call and one rack (8, 9 and 10-ball);
  • after 11 minutes: Second call and one rack;
  • after 16 minutes: Final warning call and one rack;
  • after 20 minutes: Loss of match by forfeit.

Should this happen in the winner’s bracket of a DKO system, he will be placed in the loser’s bracket. Otherwise such an athlete is disqualified.Should both athletes in the same match in the winner’s bracket arrive too late, both athletes will be disqualified since both of them cannot use the one and only existing spot in the loser’s bracket. Tournament officials are the only ones who have the power to implement this.

Rack template (aka magic rack) removal

After the break, the rack template must be removed from the table as soon as possible without disturbing any of the balls. If there are balls obstructing the removal of the rack template, the opponent must be the one to remove the rack template. If there are no obstructions, the athlete at the table may remove the rack template without the opponent interfering. The Rack Template can only be removed if not more than 2 balls are an obstruction in its removal. Exception to this rule applies if 1 or more balls are frozen and obstructing the removal, in this case the rack template stays in place until such time that the frozen balls are no longer an obstacle in the removal of the Rack Template.Once the rack template is removed from its original position, it cannot interfere with the game i.e. it will be considered a foul shot if any ball touches it.

Random 9-ball and 10-ball rack

The rack in 10-ball and 9-ball should be built randomly, with exception of the 1-ball, which should always be on top and the 9-ball/10-ball, that is to be put in the centre of the rack. It is not allowed to routinely put specific balls in a specific location. Both players agreeing on this is irrelevant.

Time-out

One time-out of five minutes for each athlete is allowed per match. The time-out can be taken between racks and play is suspended. The athlete can use his right for a time-out only before any break shot is executed. The opponent must remain seated as during normal play unless he/she decides to use his/hers time-out in the same time, in which case no further time-out will be allowed. The athletes should remember that their actions must be within the spirit of the game and if they act otherwise, they are subject to a penalty under the Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Reasons for an imposed penalty are: taking time-out other than in between the racks, practicing during time-out and late return after a time-out.

Anti-doping, smoking, drinking alcohol, etc

Prohibited substances are defined by WADA List of Prohibited Substances (www.wada-ama.org).

Smoking, using of snus or snuff or electronic cigarette and drinking alcohol or non-alcoholic beer is forbidden during the match, including time-out (at all times for U16 division). Any violation will be considered as Unsportsmanlike Conduct. If a referee or the tournament leader decides that an athlete is unfit to start or continue his/hers match because of visible intoxication, they can penalize the offending athlete up to disqualification from the event at their sole discretion.

Use of mobile phones and other electronic devices

Active athletes are not allowed to use of mobile phones and other electronic devices during the match, including time-out. Such items must be turned off or in silent mode and may not lie on the table or in any other visible spot.

Referees

BPL will endeavour to have at least one referee present at the venue for the duration

of the event. The athletes will be taking care of the racking themselves. The athletes are responsible for match scoring and for calling the referee when needed. The winner is responsible for the official match protocol.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

The rules and regulations give the referee and other tournament officials considerable latitude in penalizing Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Several factors will be considered in such decisions, including previous conduct, previous warnings, how serious the offense is, and information that the athletes may have been given at theat the start of the tournament. If an athlete insults a referee or any other tournament official, the offending player will be penalized up to disqualification from the event.

Protest procedures

All the disputes between participants are resolved by the head referee. The participants have the right to forward a written disagreement the application of the head referees decision to the organizing committee‘s email balticpoolleague@gmail.com within one week after the event is held. Each forwarded disagreement application fee is 50 EUR that must be forwarded to the organizing committee. In case the organizing commitee finds that the participant disagreement is justified the disagreement application fee in the amount of 50 euros is refunded to the participant and further actions regarding the decision are forwarded to the participant, referee and any other party involved.

COVID-related information

To minimize COVID-related risks, all participating EU residents must hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate for the duration of the competition.

Athletes from Non-EU counties must possess a negative PCR test with testing procedure completed no more than 72 hours before the end of the tournament.

The aforementioned documents have to be presented by participating athletes to a Tournament Director after arrival to a venue.

These requirements don‘t change or replace any travelling restrictions (if any) of a hosting country.

Please be aware that additional restrictions can be inplemented at any time to comply with laws, current epidemiologic situation and authorities of the hosting country.

 

Participants list

1Kaunas198933
2Riga6
3Kaunas197416
4Kaunas199822
5Riga39
6Riga198028
7Riga40
8Tallinn13
9Tallinn20062
10Tallinn6
11Kaunas198026
12Lielvārde11
13St.Petersburg19893
14Ventspils198329
15Riga51
16Helsinki19712
17Panevėžys199538
18Panevėžys201814
19Kaunas19956
20Vilnius19897
21Estonia5
22Vilnius199324
23Riga13
24Tallinn8
25Tallinn199043
26Panevėžys199725
27Panevėžys199044
28Riga9
29Tartu1
30Riga19747
31Vilnius197948
32Helsinki197015
33Tallinn198341
34Vilnius19798
35St.Petersburg1981МС1
36Vilnius15
37Tallinn19722
38Kretinga19864
39Kauno raj.199546
40Riga9
41Riga27
42Panevėžys198718
43Vilnius198430
44Klaipėda198737
45Tallinn198716
46Tartu197012
47Tartu35
48Tallinn199547
49Riga32
50Riga19954
51Liepaja19555
52Panevėžys197614
53Panevėžys200736
54Panevėžys19858
55Riga17
56Undefined198820
57Tallinn199310
58Riga34
59Kaunas198823
60Riga3
61Visaginas19795
62Riga19783
63Riga50
64Ķekava19761
65Vilnius19757
66Rezekne42
67Panevėžys198745
68Tallinn19734
69Tallinn200512
70Kaunas19789
71Muraste195810
72Latvia21
73Kaunas198031
74Riga11
75Šiauliai49

Final

11948
2972
2975

Semifinal

11818
11783
2874
2875
2771
2775

Quaterfinal

11658
11558
11484
11381

1/8 finals

11285
11186
11048
10978
10886
10768
10685
10583

Losers bracket, stage 4

10476
10337
10237
10137
10076
9975
9875
9774
2626
2662
2562
2562

Losers bracket, stage 3

9617
9572
9437
9373
9207
9174
9027
8957
2406
2461
2326
2364

Losers bracket, stage 2

8017
7976
7873
7772
7673
7557
7472
7373
7237
7167
7072
6967
6847
6767
6637
6527
2036
1960
1846
1761
1763

Winners bracket, stage 2

8847
8771
8671
8574
8437
8374
8272
8174
2265
2262
2161
2161

Losers bracket, stage 1

6327
5847
5007
1646
1516
1446
1362

Winners bracket, stage 1

4847
4757
4674
4537
4474
4337
4267
4175
4076
3974
3847
3717
3676
3547
3437
3373
1264
1265
1162
1165
1064
1056
962
946

First round

3127
3072
2973
2776
2676
2376
2237
2047
1976
1873
1575
1472
1176
1037
862
760
717
661
637
563
462
447
380
363
275
261
236
162

Final Standing

Place 1

Ķekava197691.33%25.0
Riga90.33%25.0
Tallinn200688.67%34.0

Place 2

Tartu77.00%32.0
Riga71.67%23.0
St.Petersburg198968.67%23.0

Place 3-4

Tartu69.33%30.0
Tallinn199565.67%30.0
Lielvārde64.00%21.0
Riga197458.33%21.0
Vilnius197958.00%19.0
St.Petersburg1981МС52.67%19.0

Place 5-6

Tallinn60.00%19.0
Liepaja195548.00%19.0
Vilnius198934.33%17.0
Riga199533.33%17.0

Place 5-8

Riga72.67%28.0
Vilnius199372.33%28.0
Ventspils198371.33%28.0
Kaunas199560.67%28.0

Place 7-8

Kaunas197449.33%18.0
Tallinn48.33%18.0
Riga11.00%16.0
Estonia9.67%16.0

Place 9

Tallinn197211.00%15.0

Place 9-12

Helsinki197038.00%17.0
Tallinn197336.00%17.0
Riga35.67%17.0
Helsinki197135.33%17.0

Place 9-16

Kaunas199870.67%25.0
Riga198070.67%25.0
Kaunas198962.67%25.0
Vilnius62.33%25.0
Riga197862.33%25.0
Vilnius197557.33%25.0
Kaunas198856.67%25.0
Riga55.67%25.0

Place 13-16

Tartu197012.00%16.0
Riga9.67%16.0
Panevėžys19768.33%16.0
Muraste19588.33%16.0

Place 17-24

Kaunas198052.00%23.0
Panevėžys199551.00%23.0
Tallinn198751.00%23.0
Riga50.00%23.0
Panevėžys201850.00%23.0
Vilnius198450.00%23.0
Tallinn200537.67%23.0
Tallinn36.33%23.0

Place 25-32

Riga52.00%21.0
Riga50.33%21.0
Latvia48.33%21.0
Panevėžys198747.67%21.0
Panevėžys199039.00%21.0
Rezekne37.33%21.0
Tallinn199335.00%21.0

Place 33-48

Riga40.00%19.0
Šiauliai38.67%19.0
Panevėžys198736.67%19.0
Tallinn198313.00%19.0
Kretinga198613.00%19.0
Klaipėda198713.00%19.0
Tallinn199012.00%19.0
Panevėžys200712.00%19.0
Panevėžys198512.00%19.0
Undefined198812.00%19.0
Riga11.00%19.0
Kaunas197811.00%19.0
Panevėžys19978.67%19.0
Riga8.67%19.0
Visaginas19797.33%19.0
Kaunas19805.67%19.0

Place 49-51

Kauno raj.199513.67%17.0
Riga8.67%17.0
Vilnius19790.00%17.0