2024 Season 1 Division Cup Tournaments Starting Saturday, June 1st at Mazzy's in Milton. See the Calendar events for more details.
2024 Season 1 Division Cup Tournaments Starting Saturday, June 1st at Mazzy's in Milton. See the Calendar events for more details.

Playoff Rules

Team Playoff Event

9 ball

All players play at the SAME TIME.
Thus captains need to ensure they have their players there early and ready to go by 7:30pm.

6 team league:
Seed #1 – has a BYE round 1
Seed #2 – has a BYE round 1

#3 vs #6 —- 7:30pm sharp
#4 vs #5 —– 7:30pm sharp
*Captains post ALL matchups by 7:20pm so matches start at 7:30pm.
*Every 5 minutes a player is late is a forfeit of 1 game. ie. 7:35pm
*Sudden death is at 8:45pm

4 team league:

#1 vs #4 —- 7:30pm sharp
#2 vs #3 —– 7:30pm sharp

*Captains post ALL matchups by 7:20pm so matches start at 7:30pm.
*Every 5 minutes a player is late is a forfeit of 1 game. ie. 7:35pm
*Sudden death is at 8:45pm

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Round 2 – starts at 9pm SHARP
#1 seed vs winner of #4/5
#2 seed vs winner of #3/6
*Captains post matches at 8:50pm
*Every 5 minutes a player is late is a forfeit of 1 game. Ie. 905pm
*Sudden death – last game of player match – is at 10:15pm.

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Round 3 – starts at 10:30pm SHARP
Winners of prior round face off for Tournament championship
*Captains post matches at 10:20pm
*Every 5 minutes a player is late is a forfeit of 1 game. ie 1035pm
*Sudden death – last game of player match – is at 11:45pm.

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SUDDEN DEATH Explanation:
Finish current game (all players in round)+ 1 more game (each player).  Compare score:

  • If both teams are tied for total score; one more game will be played per person

Additional Notes:

  • No timeouts allowed
 
 
 
Substitutions are allowed in a playoff match
  • A player on the team roster, who qualified for playoffs, may substitute in for a player.
  • A substitution must be between ROUNDS
  • All players can be removed.
  • If a player is removed from a match they have return to match in same SLOT in scoresheet
 
 
For Race Grid League, the 3 player team cap is 17.  Players may be substituted.  Team cannot substitute a player that would result in the team cap being broken.  If this occurs, all the games played after post broken will be forfeited.
 
For Performance league, there are no handicaps/skill levels/performance #s used thus all player are treated equally.  No team cap.  No performance bonuses in playoffs.
 
 
BENEFITS to SUBSTITUTIONS:
  • A player arriving late traditionally missed the round as the captain had to post a player in their place.  Now with substitutions, the late arriving player can be substituted in when they arrive and/or when next round starts.  
  • A player may be having a bad night and now the captain can switch them out with another teammate who can try to pick them up.
  • If a match is trending towards a blow-out overall, a captain can switch out players to get them into the match so at least they played.
  • Everyone has a chance to play.
Overall, more options for coaching, and, more participation.
 
In vegas at the national tournament we have substitutions.  This new rule implementation allows us to be similar in our playoff tournament.
 

Captain, remind your players of the event and the start times.

Good luck and have fun !