22th Annual Western BCA 8-Ball Championships - March 12-19, 2017
Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City, Oregon - Player Information

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Players:

  • must have paid their current league season (June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017) annual fees ($15 to BCA Pool League/$15 to Western BCA) and must have played at least 8 calendar weeks in a single division in a regularly scheduled league session between June 1, 2016 and February 6, 2017.
  • must be players in good standing with CSI/BCAPL, WBCA and the tournament venue.
  • must provide a valid Social Security Number or International ID number to Payouts before receiving any prize money.

ESTIMATED START TIMES BY DIVISION

These Estimated Start Times are based on last event's division brackets are and may change depending on any division's entry totals. Online brackets will again be used and will be available as soon as the entries are in and verified. There will be no paper brackets at this event but rather TV monitors at various locations around the tournament venue as well as online. All times and matches are subject to change without notice and it is the players responsibility to know their own match time. The dates listed below are best guesses this far in advance of the beginning of the event. Any significant change in entries (up or down) in any division could cause start day/time to be adjusted.

Event Race* Entry/GF Start Day* Event Race Entry/GF Start Time
MMSD 5/4 $150/$20 Sun, 3/12 WGM/MS 5 $65/$20 Wed, 3/15
OMSD 4/3 $85/$15 Sun, 3/12 WAS/WSS 4 $40/$15 Wed, 3/15
MGM/MS 6 $65/$25 Wed, 3/15 WBS 4 $35/$15 Wed, 3/15
MAS 5 $50/$25 Tues, 3/14 MMOT 13 $200/$75 Fri, 3/17
MBS 4 $35/$20 Mon, 3/13 WOT 9 $140/$60 Fri, 3/17
MSS 5 $50/$25 Tues, 3/14 MMBT 11 $175/$60 Fri, 3/17
MMMT 13 $250/$75 Sat, 3/18 WMT 11 $200/$60 Sat, 3/18
*races/start days may change depending on number of entries

MIXED SCOTCH DOUBLES AND TEAM FORMATS:

  • Master Mixed Scotch Doubles can be composed of Master players from any sanctioned Western BCA league. Only one GM per team. Open Players may play in this division.
  • Open Mixed Scotch Doubles can be composed of Open players only who have qualified in the same league, no Masters or GrandMasters may play in this division.
  • Men's/Mixed Open (5 player), Women's Open (4 player) and Men's/Mixed B (5 player) Teams of which all players qualified under the same League Operator. Every team must meet the core requirement of having at least 2 players who played together at least 8 weeks in the same session. All teams must comply with the Restricted Team Players Rule. No Masters or GrandMasters can play in any open team division. MMBTs must have a least 3 Men'sB players and up to 2 Women'sA or Women'sB players. If you are having difficulty filling any open team, you can pick up one eligible player from another league.
  • Men's/Mixed Master (5 person) and Women's Master (4 person) Teams can be composed of Master Players from any sanctioned Western BCA league. Open Players may play in this division. Up to 2 women are allowed per team. Only one GrandMaster is allowed per team. Restricted Team Player Rules apply.



OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Green Fees are coupled with the entry fees for each division/event and are calculated based on statistics gathered at previous tournaments. Green Fees include all Tournament play, 2nd Chance Tournaments, Mini-tournaments, any 'Fun Night' special events and practice. TABLES WILL BE OPENED
  • Juniors: If you are under the age of 21 you must declare yourself a junior on the entry form(s) and provide your birthdate. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and removal from the tournament venue. You must wear a provided wristband when in the tournament room.
  • Seniors: If you are entering a senior singles event you must be at least 60 years old at the beginning of the event and provide your birthdate on your entry form. If there are not enough entries (8) to hold the division, you will be given the option of entering the appropriatesingles event (Women'sA or B or Men'sA or B) or having your entry refunded.
  • Rules governing play are detailed in the latest edition of "Official Rules of the BCA Pool League 2014-2016". We will be abiding by these rules. Any significant rule changes will be noted in the Player Program. All participating players are responsible for knowing the rules.
  • Saturday Night, March 11, is Fun Night There will be Special Events (handicapped 10-Ball Singles (7p)/Ring Games (if there is enough interest), Mini-tournaments (6-7p) and practice tables. The Chinook Winds Open and live streaming will be in progress all day Sunday so please respect these matches.
  • Dress Code: The full text of the Dress Code can be viewed at westernbca.org or in the Player Program. The Dress Code will be in force October 9-19, including Fun Night, as the CWO will be playing.
  • Medical Exemptions Should a player require an exception to the Dress Code for medical reasons, the player must attach a letter on official letterhead from the player's physician with his/her entry form and keep a copy of this letter in his/her possession at all times, available for review by a referee or other tournament official if requested. If this is a PERMANENT condition, a physician's note stating this may be submitted once and will be kept on file. If you are hearing impaired and wear hearing aids, you do not need an exemption. However, any other devices (headphones, bluetooth devices, etc) in the ear are not allowed.