BCAPL Restructures Criteria for National Championships

CueSports International (CSI) announced last month the expansion of the BCA Pool League national singles player rating criteria to include an Advanced Division.  A natural extension of that update is an additional restructuring of the teams and scotch doubles criteria.  After much consideration and consultation with BCA Pool League Operators CSI has made the following changes effective with the 35th BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships May 13-21, 2011 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

Mixed Open Teams (5 person teams / 10 players max on roster)

1 – No Masters or Grand Masters.

2 – One (1) Advanced Player is allowed on a Mixed Open Team.

3 – Teams must have at least three (3) original players from their local league team.

4 – Three original players must play in each round.

5 – All players must come from the same league.

Mixed Advanced Teams (4 person teams / 8 players max on roster)

1 – No Grand Masters.

2 – Only one (1) Master on the roster.

3 – Remainder of roster made up of Open and Advanced Players.

4 – Teams must have at least two (2) original players from their local league team.

5 – Two (2) original players must play in each round.

6 – Additional players may come from any BCAPL sanctioned league in the same state as the team origin.

Mixed Master Teams (3 person teams / 6 players max on roster)

1 – Only one (1) Grand Master on the roster.

2 – All players on the roster may be from any BCAPL sanctioned league.

Women’s Open Teams (4 person teams)

1 – No Masters or Grand Masters.

2 – One (1) Advanced Player is allowed on a Women’s Open Team.

3 – There is no original player requirement for Women’s Open Teams.

4 – All players must come from the same league.

Women’s Advanced / Master Teams (4 person teams)

1 – Only one (1) Master or Grand Master on the roster.

2 – Remainder of roster made up of Open and Advanced Players.

3 – The Master or Grand Master may come from any BCAPL sanctioned league in the same state as the team origin.

4 – All Advanced and Open Players on the roster must be from the same league.

5 – There is no original player requirement for the Women’s Advanced Teams.

Open Scotch Doubles (One Male and One Female)

1 – Both members of an Open Scotch Doubles Team must come from the same BCAPL sanctioned league

2 – Both players must be Open Players

Master Scotch Doubles (One Male and One Female)

1 – Only one (1) Grand Master on a Master Scotch Doubles Team

2 – Grand Master must be a league qualified player

3 – Two league players must come from the same state

4 – A Player Member may play with a league qualified Open, Advanced or Master player from the same state (Player Members may not play with a Grand Master)

Mixed Trophy Teams (5 person teams)

1 – No Advanced, Master or Grand Master players are allowed on Trophy Teams

2 – Teams must have at least three (3) original players from their local league team

3 – Three original players must play in each round

4 -All players must come from the same league

5 -Trophy Team players cannot have cashed in any division in any previous BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships

6 – Teams that placed in the top eight (8) of the Mixed Trophy Team division are not allowed to return to the Trophy division

7 – A team may return if they have two (2) or fewer members from a previous top eight (8) finishing team

Women’s Trophy Teams (4 person teams)

1 – No Advanced, Master or Grand Master players are allowed on Trophy Teams

2 – There is no original player requirement for Women’s Trophy Teams

3 – All players must come from the same league

4 – Trophy Team players can not have cashed in any division in any previous BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships

5 – Teams that placed in the top three (3) of the Women’s Trophy Team division are not allowed to return to the Trophy division.

6 – A team may return if they have two (2) or fewer members from a previous top three (3) finishing team.

To view the Advanced, Master and Grand Master player list please visit: http://playbca.com/Leagues/AdvancedandMasterList.aspx

All requests for review to be removed from the  Advanced, Master, or Grand Master lists must be in writing.  Telephone requests will not be accepted. Either email or mail your requests to:

Bill Stock

Director of Referees

Rules Administrator

CueSports International

2041 Pabco Road

Henderson, NV 89011

bill@playcsipool.com

For more information about CSI call (702) 719-7665 or email info@playcsipool.com

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League, the National Championship Series (NCS), and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the U.S. Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial and the U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.comwww.playbca.com and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

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