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2016 Season Announcement

Beitragvon DoubleDave » 16.11.15 12:35

We are pleased to announce that the GB 9 Ball Tour will once again host all five of its 2016 events at the fantastic Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Telford. We are really grateful for their continued support of the tour and look forward to working with them again next season. We have agreed a deadline of 30 November 2015 with the venue for GB9 to secure at least 90 signed up members (entry forms and £75 deposit), the tour will be limited to the first 96 to apply and we are already a good way towards that. If however we fail to reach the required level of support by the deadline in all likelihood the hotel venue will not wish to continue their support.

We really don’t want this to happen and sincerely hope that you all get behind YOUR tour. Rest assured that if we fail to achieve the 90 player support required then all deposits will be refunded without delay.

All existing GB9 members are guaranteed a spot on the tour in 2016 providing they re-join by 30 November. Once all 96 spots are filled then your name will be added to a reserve list. If you are not one of the first 96 to apply and pay then your deposit will be refunded immediately.

** DON’T DELAY AND GET YOUR APPLICATION FORM IN NOW **

We have firmed up most of the details of the tour format for next season and in doing so we have taken on-board feedback from a number of players who have taken the time to write or talk to us, weighed up with what is achievable and workable. We are pleased to announce the following highlights:

· Tour will be limited to 96 members – 16 Pro’s plus 80 Challenge players. Reserves will only be allowed to play if a member cannot attend an event

· All five events will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Telford, UK

· The Main event will be double elimination to the last 16 then straight knockout

· The official UK No.1 and No.2 at the end of the season will receive a cash bonus of £1,000 and £500 respectively

· The top two ranked Challenge division players at the end of the season will be offered a Pro spot in the following season with a 50% reduction in fees

· The Pro event will remain as a 16 player field playing double elimination to the last 8 then straight knockout. If you wish to be considered for the Pro division please indicate this on your application form

· We will retain the two-tier Challenge division which has proved popular with the lower ability players

· If there are fewer than 64 Challenge players at an event all players will play in a single Challenge event

· ALL players will accrue ranking points, not just GB9 members. This means that anybody playing GB9 events in 2016 will have an official UK ranking

· Continuation of Calcutta auction at all events (subject to support)

· Vacant tables at the latter stages of the main event on Saturday afternoons will be used to host a Scotch Doubles side events (extra entry fees will be payable)

· Midnight Flyer events to be run on Friday and Saturday evenings as usual


** DON’T DELAY AND GET YOUR APPLICATION FORM IN NOW **

EVENT DATES

Confirmed dates for the 2016 season:

· GB9 Midlands Classic: 29-31 January

· GB9 Paul Medati Trophy: 8-10 April

· GB9 Northern Masters: 22-24 July

· GB9 Southern Masters: 16-18 September

· GB9 British Grand Prix: 11-13 November


PRIZE MONEY

Main Event
Winner: £1,100
Runner-up: £550
3rd: £300
5th: £150
9th: £100
Total Per Event: £3,650

Pro Event
Winner: £1,000
Runner-up: £500
3rd: £250
5th: £125
Total Per Event: £2,500

Challenge Event - Tier 1
Winner: £500
Runner-up: £250
3rd: £150
5th: £75
Total Per Event: £1,350

Challenge Event - Tier 2
Winner: £350
Runner-up: £175
3rd: £100
5th: £50
Total Per Event: £925

Total Prize money per Event: £8,425
(subject to a full field of 96 players at each event)

MEMBERSHIP AND ENTRY FEES

Annual membership will be priced at £450 Challenge (Men) and £900 Pro, there are further discounts for Ladies, Wheelchair and Junior players (see below). This includes entry to either Main and Challenge or Main or Pro at all five tour events for the season. You can choose to pay the annual fee up front or in the following minimum instalments – You can pay extra amounts at any time if you wish to pay off your account earlier:

Challenge Division (Men)
Deposit by 30 November: £75
At Event 1: £150
At Event 2: £150
At Event 3: £75
TOTAL: £450

Pro Division
Deposit by 31 November: £75
At Event 1: £300
At Event 2: £300
At Event 3: £225
TOTAL: £900

Challenge Division (Ladies & Wheelchair)
Deposit by 31 November: £75
At Event 1: £150
At Event 2: £125
TOTAL: £350

Challenge Division (Juniors 14-18)
Deposit by 31 November: £75
At Event 1: £100
At Event 2: £75
TOTAL: £250

Entries for single events are welcome (subject to a space being available), and will be priced at £100 challenge (men), £190 for Pro, £80 for Ladies/Wheelchair and £60 for Juniors.

FEEDBACK

GB9 are always keen to hear constructive feedback from players and you can do this either in person to myself or any of the GB9 committee at tour events or by email directly to me (andy.warden@gb9balltour.com) or you can contact all of the committee members by using the email address committee@gb9balltour.com. What we do ask is that you do not post negative comments on public forums or social media sites which are visible both by existing or potential GB9 tour sponsors. Thank you for your understanding.

** DON’T DELAY AND GET YOUR APPLICATION FORM IN NOW **

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