Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2021 stage II

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  • 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.

     

    # Player   г.р.зв.City жерPlacePoints
    1 1989 Kaunas 339-1625.0
    2 Rīga 67-816.0
    3 1974 Kaunas 167-818.0
    4 1998 Kaunas 229-1625.0
    5 Rīga 395-828.0
    6 1980 Rīga 289-1625.0
    7 Rīga 4017-2423.0
    8 Tallinn 1317-2423.0
    9 2006 Tallinn 2134.0
    10 Tallinn 65-619.0
    11 1980 Kaunas 2617-2423.0
    12 Lielvārde 113-421.0
    13 1983 Ventspils 295-828.0
    14 Rīga 5125-3221.0
    15 1971 Helsinki 29-1217.0
    16 1995 Panevėžys 3817-2423.0
    17 2018 Panevėžys 1417-2423.0
    18 1995 Kaunas 65-828.0
    19 1989 Вильнюс 75-617.0
    20 57-816.0
    21 1993 Vilnius 245-828.0
    22 Rīga 139-1217.0
    23 Rīga 913-1616.0
    24 Tallinn 87-818.0
    25 1990 Tallinn 4333-4819.0
    26 1997 Panevėžys 2533-4819.0
    27 1990 Panevėžys 4425-3221.0
    28 Tartu 1232.0
    29 1974 Rīga 73-421.0
    30 Rīga 1133-4819.0
    31 1979 Vilnius 4849-5117.0
    32 1970 Helsinki 159-1217.0
    33 1983 Tallinn 4133-4819.0
    34 1979 Vilnius 83-419.0
    35 Vilnius 159-1625.0
    36 1972 Tallinn 2915.0
    37 1986 Kretinga 433-4819.0
    38 1995 Kauno raj. 4649-5117.0
    39 Rīga 9125.0
    40 Rīga 279-1625.0
    41 1987 Panevėžys 1825-3221.0
    42 1984 Vilnius 3017-2423.0
    43 1995 Rīga 45-617.0
    44 1987 Klaipėda 3733-4819.0
    45 1987 Tallinn 1617-2423.0
    46 1970 Tartu 1213-1616.0
    47 Tartu 353-430.0
    48 1995 Tallinn 473-430.0
    49 Rīga 3233-4819.0
    50 1955 Liepaja 55-619.0
    51 Šiauliai 4933-4819.0
    52 1976 Panevėžys 1413-1616.0
    53 2007 Panevėžys 3633-4819.0
    54 1985 Panevėžys 833-4819.0
    55 Rīga 1733-4819.0
    56 1988 Undefined 2033-4819.0
    57 1993 Tallinn 1025-3221.0
    58 Rīga 3425-3221.0
    59 1988 Kaunas 239-1625.0
    60 Rīga 3223.0
    61 1979 Visaginas 533-4819.0
    62 1978 Rīga 39-1625.0
    63 Rīga 5049-5117.0
    64 1976 Ķekava 1125.0
    65 1975 Vilnius 79-1625.0
    66 Rezekne 4225-3221.0
    67 1987 Panevėžys 4533-4819.0
    68 1973 Tallinn 49-1217.0
    69 2005 Tallinn 1217-2423.0
    70 1978 Kaunas 933-4819.0
    71 1958 Muraste 1013-1616.0
    72 2125-3221.0
    73 1980 Kaunas 3133-4819.0
    74 1981 МС Санкт-Петербург 13-419.0
    75 1989 Санкт-Петербург 3223.0
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    Final

    Semifinal

    Quaterfinal

    1/8 finals

    Losers bracket, stage 4

    Losers bracket, stage 3

    Winners bracket, stage 2

    Losers bracket, stage 2

    Losers bracket, stage 1

    Winners bracket, stage 1

    First round

    R1  1 6 2
    R1  2 7 5
    R1  2 3 6
    R1  2 6 1
    R1  3 8 0
    R1  3 6 3
    R1  4 4 7
    R1  4 6 2
    R1  5 6 3
    R1  6 3 7
    R1  6 6 1
    R1  7 1 7
    R1  7 6 0
    R1  8 6 2
    WB1  9 6 2
    WB1  9 4 6
    R1  10 3 7
    WB1  10 6 4
    WB1  10 5 6
    R1  11 7 6
    WB1  11 6 5
    WB1  11 6 2
    WB1  12 6 5
    WB1  12 6 4
    LB1  13 6 2
    R1  14 7 2
    LB1  14 4 6
    R1  15 7 5
    LB1  15 1 6
    LB1  16 4 6
    LB2  17 6 1
    LB2  17 6 3
    R1  18 7 3
    LB2  18 4 6
    R1  19 7 6
    LB2  19 6 0
    R1  20 4 7
    LB2  20 3 6
    WB2  21 6 1
    WB2  21 6 1
    R1  22 3 7
    WB2  22 6 2
    WB2  22 6 5
    R1  23 7 6
    LB3  23 6 4
    LB3  23 2 6
    LB3  24 0 6
    LB3  24 6 1
    LB4  25 6 2
    LB4  25 6 2
    R1  26 7 6
    LB4  26 2 6
    LB4  26 6 2
    R1  27 7 6
    SF  27 7 1
    SF  27 7 5
    SF  28 7 4
    SF  28 7 5
    R1  29 7 3
    29 7 5
    29 7 2
    R1  30 7 2
    R1  31 2 7
    WB1  33 7 3
    WB1  34 3 7
    WB1  35 4 7
    WB1  36 7 6
    WB1  37 1 7
    WB1  38 4 7
    WB1  39 7 4
    WB1  40 7 6
    WB1  41 7 5
    WB1  42 6 7
    WB1  43 3 7
    WB1  44 7 4
    WB1  45 3 7
    WB1  46 7 4
    WB1  47 5 7
    WB1  48 4 7
    LB1  50 0 7
    LB1  58 4 7
    LB1  63 2 7
    LB2  65 2 7
    LB2  66 3 7
    LB2  67 6 7
    LB2  68 4 7
    LB2  69 6 7
    LB2  70 7 2
    LB2  71 6 7
    LB2  72 3 7
    LB2  73 7 3
    LB2  74 7 2
    LB2  75 5 7
    LB2  76 7 3
    LB2  77 7 2
    LB2  78 7 3
    LB2  79 7 6
    LB2  80 1 7
    WB2  81 7 4
    WB2  82 7 2
    WB2  83 7 4
    WB2  84 3 7
    WB2  85 7 4
    WB2  86 7 1
    WB2  87 7 1
    WB2  88 4 7
    LB3  89 5 7
    LB3  90 2 7
    LB3  91 7 4
    LB3  92 0 7
    LB3  93 7 3
    LB3  94 3 7
    LB3  95 7 2
    LB3  96 1 7
    LB4  97 7 4
    LB4  98 7 5
    LB4  99 7 5
    LB4  100 7 6
    LB4  101 3 7
    LB4  102 3 7
    LB4  103 3 7
    LB4  104 7 6
    8F  105 8 3
    8F  106 8 5
    8F  107 6 8
    8F  108 8 6
    8F  109 7 8
    8F  110 4 8
    8F  111 8 6
    8F  112 8 5
    QF  113 8 1
    QF  114 8 4
    QF  115 5 8
    QF  116 5 8
    SF  117 8 3
    SF  118 1 8
    119 4 8
    Place Player   г.р.зв.City Points
    1 2006 Tallinn 34.0
    1 Rīga 25.0
    1 1976 Ķekava 25.0
    2 Tartu 32.0
    2 Rīga 23.0
    2 1989 Санкт-Петербург 23.0
    3-4 Lielvārde 21.0
    3-4 1974 Rīga 21.0
    3-4 1979 Vilnius 19.0
    3-4 Tartu 30.0
    3-4 1995 Tallinn 30.0
    3-4 1981 МС Санкт-Петербург 19.0
    5-6 Tallinn 19.0
    5-6 1989 Вильнюс 17.0
    5-6 1995 Rīga 17.0
    5-6 1955 Liepaja 19.0
    5-8 Rīga 28.0
    5-8 1983 Ventspils 28.0
    5-8 1995 Kaunas 28.0
    5-8 1993 Vilnius 28.0
    7-8 Rīga 16.0
    7-8 1974 Kaunas 18.0
    7-8 16.0
    7-8 Tallinn 18.0
    9 1972 Tallinn 15.0
    9-12 1971 Helsinki 17.0
    9-12 Rīga 17.0
    9-12 1970 Helsinki 17.0
    9-12 1973 Tallinn 17.0
    9-16 1989 Kaunas 25.0
    9-16 1998 Kaunas 25.0
    9-16 1980 Rīga 25.0
    9-16 Vilnius 25.0
    9-16 Rīga 25.0
    9-16 1988 Kaunas 25.0
    9-16 1978 Rīga 25.0
    9-16 1975 Vilnius 25.0
    13-16 Rīga 16.0
    13-16 1970 Tartu 16.0
    13-16 1976 Panevėžys 16.0
    13-16 1958 Muraste 16.0
    17-24 Rīga 23.0
    17-24 Tallinn 23.0
    17-24 1980 Kaunas 23.0
    17-24 1995 Panevėžys 23.0
    17-24 2018 Panevėžys 23.0
    17-24 1984 Vilnius 23.0
    17-24 1987 Tallinn 23.0
    17-24 2005 Tallinn 23.0
    25-32 Rīga 21.0
    25-32 1990 Panevėžys 21.0
    25-32 1987 Panevėžys 21.0
    25-32 1993 Tallinn 21.0
    25-32 Rīga 21.0
    25-32 Rezekne 21.0
    25-32 21.0
    33-48 1990 Tallinn 19.0
    33-48 1997 Panevėžys 19.0
    33-48 1983 Tallinn 19.0
    33-48 1986 Kretinga 19.0
    33-48 1987 Klaipėda 19.0
    33-48 Rīga 19.0
    33-48 2007 Panevėžys 19.0
    33-48 1985 Panevėžys 19.0
    33-48 Rīga 19.0
    33-48 1988 Undefined 19.0
    33-48 1979 Visaginas 19.0
    33-48 1978 Kaunas 19.0
    33-48 1987 Panevėžys 19.0
    33-48 Rīga 19.0
    33-48 Šiauliai 19.0
    33-48 1980 Kaunas 19.0
    49-51 1979 Vilnius 17.0
    49-51 1995 Kauno raj. 17.0
    49-51 Rīga 17.0