Format


Ranking Points Scoring

1st place= 6 points

Runner up= 4 points

3rd place= 3 points

4th place= 2 points

quarter finalist= 1 point

killer winner= 2 points

killer runner up= 1 point

Group winner= 0.5 points

8 ball clearance= 0.5 points – In one visit to the table, pot all 7 chosen balls (spots or stripes) and the 8 ball without missing a shot and without fouling.

9 ball clearance= 0.5 points – In one visit to the table, pot all 9 balls without missing a shot and without fouling.

Straight pool clearance= 0.5 points – In one visit to the table, pot 15 balls consecutively without missing a shot and without fouling.

for Serious Plaudits tournament only..

Round robin group winner= 1 point,

Round robin group runner up= 0.5 points

5th place= 1.5 points

6th place= 1 point

7th place= 0.5 points

Seedings and Power Rating.

The Champion from the same tournament the prior year is the top seed #1, and has an automatic Power Rating score of 100.

The reigning Serious Plaudits champion is Seed #2, and has an automatic Power Rating score of 99 (unless 1st in Current Rankings and All Time Leaderboard to give a score of 100)

All other seeds are decided by the Power Rating, which is a combination of Power Rating points from Current Ranking position (can be seen on Rankings tab) and from All Time Leaderboard position (can be seen on All Time Leaderboard)

There are a maximum of 50 Power Rating points available for Current Ranking, and a maximum of 50 Power rating points available for All Time Leaderboard. 50 points is given to the player in 1st place, 49 for 2nd, 48 for 3rd and so on. These points are shown in the first column of both the Current Rankings, and All Time Leaderboard.

If a player is not on the Current Rankings table but is on the All Time Leaderboard, then their Power Rating is a combination of their Power Rating score as shown on All Time Leaderboard, and one Power Rating point less than the last place on Current Rankings.

A new player receives 1 Power rating point for each tournament played without scoring any tournament points (capped at 50)

Before each tournament the Power Ratings are updated on the Winner app, (the app used to record scores during tournaments) and this app makes the random draw for the groups based on the Power Ratings to give fair and balanced groups.

Lindisfarne Cup – 8Ball Tournament

A 12-20 Player tournament.

Group stage= 4 groups, Round Robin format within each group of two racks per match, 3 points are awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw, (these points are to decide who progresses from the group only, they are not ranking points as detailed at the top of this page) top two players progress to quarter finals.

Quarter finals= Race to 2 racks.

Semi finals= Race to 2 racks.

Final= Race to 3 racks.

3rd place playoff= Race to 2 racks.

Players that don’t qualify for the quarter finals go into the Killer tournament, and losing quarter finalists join the killer tournament with two lives only.

Straight Pool Tournament

A 12-20 player tournament.

Group stage= 4 groups, Round Robin format within each group, each match a race to 12 points. Top two highest points scorers progress from each group.

Quarter finals= Race to 16 points

Semi finals= Race to 20 points

Final= Race to 20 points.

3rd place playoff= Race to 16 points.

Players that don’t qualify for the quarter finals, and losing quarter finalists go into the Killer tournament.

Sid Waddell Cup – 9Ball tournament

A 12-20 player tournament.

Group stage= 4 groups, Round Robin format within each group of two racks per match. 3 points are awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw, (these points are to decide who progresses from the group only, they are not ranking points as detailed at the top of this page)  Top two players progress to quarter finals.

Quarter finals= Race to 3 racks.

Semi finals= Race to 3 racks.

Final= Race to 5 racks.

3rd place playoff= Race to 3 racks.

Players that don’t qualify for the quarter finals go into the Killer tournament, and losing quarter finalists join the killer tournament with two lives only.

Serious Plaudits Cup- 8Ball tournament

An eight player tournament.

Round robin one rack matches decide the knock out matchups, 1st v 8th, 2nd v 7th etc.

quarter finals= Race to 3 racks.

Semi finals= Race to 4 Racks

Final= Race to 5 racks

3rd place playoff= Race to 3 racks

The losing quarter finalists play against each other to decide 5th to 8th positions..

Semi finals= Race to 3 racks

5th place final= Race to 3 racks

7th place playoff= Race to 3 racks

Qualifying:

The Champion, Runner up, and 3rd place players from this tournament the prior year automatically qualify.

The remaining 5 places are taken by the top points scoring players from the current year, (can be seen on the home page)

If there are players tied for points for the final place, then the Current Rankings decides, if still tied then the All Time Leaderboard decides.