Set To Kill takes 1st

(photo: Set To Kill Team)

TAP Las Vegas congratulates Set to Kill for winning 1st place! Congrats also to Fun & Games for earning 2nd place and Menehunes and Lights Out for earning 3rd and 4th. It was a great weekend with friends, playing pool and having a good time.
On day 1, we started with 8 teams and 57 very skilled shooters playing pool ALL day on all Diamond tables in the air conditioned comfort of Mickey’s!  A pool junkies dream.

We started day 2 with Set to Kill competing with Lights Out. The first 2 matches with John Vece and Harold Shimojo, and Grant Gilbert and Lee Doerr going hill/hill and the last in a race to 3 was Gordon Graham vs. Ryan Caparida of Set to Kill with Ryan taking is team on to the finals with their 3rd consecutive win!

On the other table, we had the Menhunes vs. Fun & Games trading wins to include a hill/hill match between Lawton Dupio and John Spartichino. In the end, John earned the win. Both shot great! The team win came down to a final sudden death match between Terry Lussier and Paula Patterson. You could feel the excitement in the room as each player got up to shoot. They both played a great game, but in the end Terry earned the win to take Fun & Games on to the finals.

In the finals between Set to Kill and Fun & Games, Howard Dameron and Lee Doerr took the table to compete in a hill/hill match. In the end, it was Lee walking away with the win. The next match came between Joe Bosco and Brian Erle. With both players on top of their game, once again Set to Kill’s, Brian Erle takes the match to include an 8-ball break is his list of successes for the weekend. With Set to Kill on the hill for the win, Henry Tyler played Set to Kill’s, Ryan Caparida. Both players did well, but in the end it was Ryan and Set to Kill walking away with the victory.

A big thanks goes to ALL of the teams and players who participated, our referees: Doug Coffman, Kelly Seeley and Jeremy Head, and the staff at Mickey’s Cues & Brews for once again giving us the royal treatment and their contribution to the tournament.

To see all the pics, visit TAP Las Vegas’ website at www.taplasvegas.com/photos.html.

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.