The Green Baize North East Open (Handicapped) 2016/17

Following the success of this competition in previous years it has been agreed that this will run again
starting in November 2016. The tournament will be open to all players over the age of 13 and is being sponsored
by Green Baize Ltd. Your North East local supplier of all snooker and pool related equipment.

Entry Fee is £20.00 with players under the age of 18 at the start of the competition on the 7th November 2016 paying just £5.00.

Entry will remain open until 4th November 2016 after which time the handicapping will be carried out and the draw made. The best amateur players will be handicapped as Scratch, all other amateur players will receive a plus figure based on last year’s results, any PROFESSIONAL players who chose to enter will automatically be handicapped at minus fourteen (-14).

Depending on the number of entries it may be necessary to have a preliminary round to bring the numbers down to a multiple of (8, 16, 32, and 64); matches will then proceed on a knock out basis with a period of approx. 4 weeks being allowed for the completion of each round

Matches will be the best of seven (7) frames up to and including the quarter-finals and will be played on a home/away basis with the first listed player in the draw sheet having the home advantage; player will need to referee their own matches at this stage of the tournament.

The Semi-finals and Final will be the best of nine (9) frames and these will be played at suitable neutral
venues on dates to be arranged, official referees will be provided for these matches.

The minimum prize fund will be:
Winner £400.00
Runner up £200.00
Losing Semi-finalists £100.00
Losing quater finalists £50.00.
There will also be a high break trophy.

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