Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2021 stage I

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  • Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2021

     

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

    Venue: Hill-hill billiard club, Telliskivi 57, Tallinn, Estonia.

    28th of August 2021

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

     

    29th of August 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 29th of August (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.

     

    # Player   г.р.зв.City жерPlacePoints
    1 1974 Kaunas 125-619.0
    2 Rīga 429-1623.0
    3 1987 Tallinn 13-428.0
    4 1980 Rīga 1317-2421.0
    5 1955 Liepaja 1313-1616.0
    6 2006 Tallinn 20.0
    7 Tallinn 25-619.0
    8 Tallinn 55-616.0
    9 1983 Ventspils 399-1623.0
    10 Rīga 1917-2421.0
    11 1984 Pärnu 4325-3219.0
    12 1971 Helsinki 14223.0
    13 1989 Вильнюс 7715.0
    14 33-418.0
    15 1990 Tallinn 2333-4517.0
    16 1993 Vilnius 1025-3219.0
    17 Tallinn 77-818.0
    18 2006 Tartu 30.0
    19 1970 Tartu 89-1217.0
    20 1990 Tallinn 2533-4517.0
    21 1990 Panevėžys 2717-2421.0
    22 Tartu 31132.0
    23 Rīga 409-1623.0
    24 1982 Tallinn 2633-4517.0
    25 1993 Tallinn 617-2421.0
    26 1983 Tallinn 2833-4517.0
    27 1999 Tallinn 20230.0
    28 2004 Tallinn 23-428.0
    29 1485.0
    30 99-1217.0
    31 1972 Tallinn 113-1616.0
    32 Liepaja 3625-3219.0
    33 1972 Tallinn 2221.0
    34 1986 Kretinga 3333-4517.0
    35 49-1217.0
    36 Türi 1013-1616.0
    37 1987 Panevėžys 349-1623.0
    38 1984 Vilnius 119-1623.0
    39 1996 Tallinn 3233-4517.0
    40 1995 Rīga 15-616.0
    41 1987 Klaipėda 1233-4517.0
    42 1970 Tartu 313-1616.0
    43 1995 Tallinn 299-1623.0
    44 1955 Liepaja 157-818.0
    45 2007 Panevėžys 43115.0
    46 1985 Panevėžys 1433-4517.0
    47 1988 Undefined 3717-2421.0
    48 1993 Tallinn 925-3219.0
    49 Rīga 163-421.0
    50 1979 Visaginas 2433-4517.0
    51 1978 Rīga 225-825.0
    52 2002 Tallinn 355-825.0
    53 1976 Ķekava 11125.0
    54 1986 Panevezys 1825-3219.0
    55 1984 Tallinn 3825-3219.0
    56 Rezekne 1517-2421.0
    57 1987 Panevėžys 3033-4517.0
    58 1973 Tallinn 63-421.0
    59 2005 Tallinn 425-3219.0
    60 1958 Muraste 59-1217.0
    61 1617-2421.0
    62 1988 Panevėžys 1725-3219.0
    63 1981 МС Санкт-Петербург 4123.0
    64 1989 Санкт-Петербург 63-418.0
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    Final

    Semifinal

    Quaterfinal

    1/8 finals

    Losers bracket, stage 3

    Losers bracket, stage 2

    Winners bracket, stage 1

    Losers bracket, stage 1

    Second round

    First round

    grA  A1 4 5
    grA  A2 2 5
    grA  A3 2 5
    grA  A4 5 1
    grA  A5 4 5
    grA  A6 3 5
    R1  1 0 7
    R1  1 3 6
    R1  2 3 6
    R1  2 4 6
    3 5 4
    R1  3 7 0
    R1  3 3 6
    R1  3 5 6
    R1  4 2 7
    R1  4 3 6
    R1  4 1 6
    R1  5 7 5
    R1  5 4 6
    WB1  5 2 6
    R1  6 7 4
    R1  6 3 6
    WB1  6 1 6
    R1  7 3 7
    R1  7 6 3
    R1  8 7 2
    R1  8 1 6
    LB1  8 6 4
    R1  9 7 0
    WB1  9 6 3
    LB2  9 3 6
    WB1  10 6 4
    LB2  10 6 4
    R1  11 6 7
    WB1  11 6 3
    SF  11 7 1
    R1  12 4 7
    WB1  12 0 6
    SF  12 7 2
    R1  13 7 0
    LB1  13 3 6
    13 7 1
    R1  14 1 7
    LB1  14 6 1
    LB1  15 1 6
    R1  16 7 4
    LB1  16 3 6
    R2  17 7 4
    LB2  17 2 6
    R2  18 0 7
    LB2  18 3 6
    R2  19 3 7
    LB2  19 6 0
    R2  20 6 7
    LB2  20 6 3
    R2  21 4 7
    WB2  21 6 4
    R2  22 7 3
    WB2  22 6 3
    R2  23 7 3
    LB3  23 0 6
    R2  24 7 6
    LB3  24 6 3
    R2  25 2 7
    LB4  25 6 5
    R2  26 7 2
    LB4  26 6 2
    R2  27 7 6
    SF  27 3 7
    R2  28 6 7
    SF  28 7 6
    R2  29 7 2
    29 7 3
    R2  30 7 0
    R2  31 7 2
    R2  32 5 7
    LB1  33 0 7
    LB1  35 6 7
    LB1  36 3 7
    LB1  37 4 7
    LB1  38 5 7
    LB1  39 7 1
    LB1  40 7 2
    LB1  41 1 7
    LB1  43 7 5
    LB1  44 7 5
    LB1  45 4 7
    LB1  46 4 7
    LB1  48 7 4
    WB1  49 7 1
    WB1  50 7 2
    WB1  51 2 7
    WB1  52 4 7
    WB1  53 7 4
    WB1  54 7 4
    WB1  55 7 5
    WB1  56 1 7
    LB2  57 4 1
    LB2  58 4 7
    LB2  59 3 7
    LB2  60 7 6
    LB2  61 2 7
    LB2  62 3 7
    LB2  63 7 3
    LB2  64 3 7
    LB3  65 7 2
    LB3  66 7 5
    LB3  67 7 0
    LB3  68 7 4
    LB3  69 7 2
    LB3  70 4 7
    LB3  71 7 3
    LB3  72 7 6
    8F  73 8 4
    8F  74 8 5
    8F  75 8 2
    8F  76 0 8
    8F  77 8 6
    8F  78 6 8
    8F  79 2 8
    8F  80 8 1
    QF  81 8 4
    QF  82 3 8
    QF  83 4 8
    QF  84 7 8
    SF  85 2 8
    SF  86 8 6
    87 7 8
    Place Player   г.р.зв.City Points
    1 Tartu 32.0
    1 1976 Ķekava 25.0
    1 1981 МС Санкт-Петербург 23.0
    2 1971 Helsinki 23.0
    2 1999 Tallinn 30.0
    2 1972 Tallinn 21.0
    3 2007 Panevėžys 115.0
    3-4 1987 Tallinn 28.0
    3-4 18.0
    3-4 2004 Tallinn 28.0
    3-4 Rīga 21.0
    3-4 1973 Tallinn 21.0
    3-4 1989 Санкт-Петербург 18.0
    4 85.0
    5-6 1974 Kaunas 19.0
    5-6 Tallinn 19.0
    5-6 Tallinn 16.0
    5-6 1995 Rīga 16.0
    5-8 1978 Rīga 25.0
    5-8 2002 Tallinn 25.0
    7 1989 Вильнюс 15.0
    7-8 Tallinn 18.0
    7-8 1955 Liepaja 18.0
    9-12 1970 Tartu 17.0
    9-12 17.0
    9-12 17.0
    9-12 1958 Muraste 17.0
    9-16 Rīga 23.0
    9-16 1983 Ventspils 23.0
    9-16 1987 Panevėžys 23.0
    9-16 1984 Vilnius 23.0
    9-16 1995 Tallinn 23.0
    9-16 Rīga 23.0
    13-16 1955 Liepaja 16.0
    13-16 1972 Tallinn 16.0
    13-16 Türi 16.0
    13-16 1970 Tartu 16.0
    17-24 1980 Rīga 21.0
    17-24 Rīga 21.0
    17-24 1990 Panevėžys 21.0
    17-24 1993 Tallinn 21.0
    17-24 1988 Undefined 21.0
    17-24 Rezekne 21.0
    17-24 21.0
    25-32 1984 Pärnu 19.0
    25-32 1993 Vilnius 19.0
    25-32 Liepaja 19.0
    25-32 1993 Tallinn 19.0
    25-32 1986 Panevezys 19.0
    25-32 1984 Tallinn 19.0
    25-32 2005 Tallinn 19.0
    25-32 1988 Panevėžys 19.0
    33-45 1990 Tallinn 17.0
    33-45 1990 Tallinn 17.0
    33-45 1982 Tallinn 17.0
    33-45 1983 Tallinn 17.0
    33-45 1986 Kretinga 17.0
    33-45 1996 Tallinn 17.0
    33-45 1987 Klaipėda 17.0
    33-45 1985 Panevėžys 17.0
    33-45 1979 Visaginas 17.0
    33-45 1987 Panevėžys 17.0
    2006 Tallinn  
    2006 Tartu