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"2011 EVENT" --------- All Ireland American Open 8-Ball Pool Championships

Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour are proud to announce the return of the “ALL IRELAND AMERICAN OPEN 8-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS ” which was a very popular event with all tour players over the years before it drifted away..........



Former World 9-Ball Pool Champion Daryl Peach (England) was the first winner of this prestigious event back in 2005 defeating Ronnie Boyle (Tyrone) in the final on an 8-5 score-line played at Downey’s Pool Club Derry...............



The next three years 2006, 2007 and 2008 the tournament was won by Ireland’s Top 9-Ball Pool Player Paddy McLoughlin (Down) who dominated the American Cue-Sport Game in Ireland for those number of years played under Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour..............



2011 EVENT:
The 2011 All Ireland American Open 8-Ball Pool Championships which is the biggest and most prestigious AMERICAN 8-BALL TOURNAMENT in Ireland will be taking place on Saturday 19th November 2011 at the Northwest Snooker Club, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal open to all players throughout the 32 counties of Ireland as well as overseas with LIVE STREAMING throughout the day taking place.................. (LIMITED TO 32 ---------- details listed below).



The organisers would like to see the return of old players who competed on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour down through the years and of course all new players will be most welcome as well as our regular tour players.........




BRIEF RULES:
1 The tournament is limited to 32 players -------- (first 28 on a first come, first served basis)

(a): the first 28 paid players will be accepted.

(b): their will be a play-off on the Friday night 18th November for 4 places if the entries go over 32.



2 The tournament will be played on four tables with one table being the TV TABLE for LIVE STREAMING.



3 The tournament will start at 10am on the button with TIME-SLOTS in place.

(a): four groups of 4 (groups 1 to 4) at 10am, 11am with each group winner playing at 12noon.

(b): four groups of 4 (groups 5 to 8) at 1-30pm 2-30pm with each group winner playing at 3-30pm.



4 The four ¼-finals will start at 4-30pm followed by semi-finals 5-30pm with the final taking place at 6-30pm.



5: The 2011 All Ireland American Open 8-Ball Pool Championships will be played in a straight knockout with all matches being best of 13 (race to 7) to the final with the final being best of 15 (race to 8) ----------- this format is allowing 1-hour per match.

(a): Any player who is not at the table when called will lose a rack every 5 minutes........ “NO EXCEPTIONS” given to any player.

(b): Any player who turns up to play without the tournament DRESS-CODE being in place will lose three racks plus only receive half of any prize-money he or she wins with rest of the prize-money carried onto the next tournament “NO EXCEPTIONS” given to any player.



6 TOURNAMENT DRESS – CODE: ------ dress trousers, polo or dress shirt (shirt must have collar) and dress shoes ------------ no trainers, no canvas / jean trousers, no round neck tee shirts....



7 All players will receive a PLAYING HANDI-CAP one point less from their original 9-ball playing handi-cap.




PAST CHAMPIONS:
2005: Daryl Peach (England)
2006: Paddy Mc Loughlin (Down)
2007: Paddy Mc Loughlin (Down)
2008: Paddy Mc Loughlin (Down)
2009 & 2010: Tournament wasn’t played
2011:




NAME OF TOURNAMENT: All Ireland American Open 8-Ball Pool Championships

DATE: Saturday 19th November 2011 -------- LIVE STREAMING

VENUE: Northwest Snooker Club, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

CLOSING DATE: All players must pre-enter ----- first 28 entries accepted ----- no entries on the day

NUMBER OF TABLES: 4 Championship American Pool Tables

CURRENT CHAMPION: Paddy McLoughlin (Down ------ 3 times winner)

FORMAT: Straight knockout ----- Best of 13 (race to 7) ----- Handicap Event

ENTRY FEE: £25 or 30 euros

TEL: 07917887147 or from Rep of Ireland (0044) 7917887147

EMAIL: irelandsamericancuesports@yahoo.co.uk

WEBSITE: www.rballsports.com
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