BCAPL Adds New Singles Division at Nationals

Holly

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Hello All, in case you didn't get the chance to read the release on the AZBilliards home page, CSI announced yesterday that we are adding a new Leisure singles division to the BCAPL National Championships. Our goal is to again expand opportunities for players of varying skill levels the opportunity to play more.

See you at the beautiful Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino next July!

http://azbilliards.com/2000storya.php?storynum=10434

CSI Introduces the "Leisure Division" for the 2013 BCAPL Championships

The BCA Pool League will introduce a new division at the 2013 BCAPL National Championships, called the “Leisure Division.” It is designed to fill the gap between average league players and the better players in the Open Division.

The “Leisure Division” will offer a lower entry fee ($80.00) and a deep payout. Here are the basic criteria for this division:

• Players who have played for 2 years in Open, Senior, or Super Senior (since 2005), and have never cashed in any Singles Division are eligible.

• Players may also be eligible if they have finished a full league session in the bottom half of their local league, and their league is enrolled on LeagueSys. We need LeagueSys to help research player history.

• Every player will be researched for player history. The eligibility criteria above do NOT insure playing in the new division. Known ability will be a big factor in establishing eligibility for this new division.

• Players entering the Leisure Division may also enter the 2nd Chance Singles events (if eligibility criteria are met), all mini tournaments, and much more.

The purpose of this division is to give lesser skilled players (called “B” players in some states) a level playing field against players of equal ability. For years, hundreds of players have participated in the Open division with no results. We greatly appreciate their support of the BCAPL and the BCAPL National Championships and wish to give them a fair chance to truly compete and cash among similarly skilled players.

If a player is unsure of his/her eligibility, he/she may send an email to Bill Stock, CSI Rules and Referee Director, requesting approval to enter the new Leisure Division- bill@playcsipool.com

Relocating the BCAPL National Championships to the larger Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, July 17-27,2013, allows us to add this new division. We look at this as an opportunity to introduce more entry level pool players to “The Greatest Pool Tournament in the World!” This welcome addition demonstrates CSI’s ongoing commitment to provide … More Choices for All Players.

CueSports International is dedicated to creating more choices for all players. In the past 8 years CSI has directly paid out $8,000,000 to players. CSI is the parent company of the BCA Pool League and the USA Pool League. CSI also produces independent events such as the US Bar Table Championships, the Jay Swanson Memorial, the US Open One Pocket Championship and the US Open 10-Ball Championship. Visit www.playcsipool.com, www.playbca.com, and www.playusapool.com for more information about CSI and its divisions.

By Press Release - 2012-09-15
 

Mark Griffin

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BCAPL new 'Leisure Division'

Bump

This is some good news for the players that cannot 'quite' compete in the open division.

No age limit - so any senior (male or female) that has not cashed in our event can also request to be in this new division. We are checking the entries closely to avoid any 'higher' level players sneaking in.

Just another example of BCAPL (and CSI) trying to listen to the players.

Mark Griffin
 

watchez

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Good work - you have needed to thin it down, not up.

I know you say the qualification to play in this division is for

• Players who have played for 2 years in Open, Senior, or Super Senior (since 2005), and have never cashed in any Singles Division are eligible.

and I hope you don't mind me stating - you are not letting players know what will happen after they play in the Leisure Division and cash.

If you cash one time, do you automatically move up?
If you are the top 10%, do you automatically move up?

I still have my resume ready if you want to hire me as a consultant - player investigation - representative :thumbup:
 

tucson9ball

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Great Idea....

I think this will be a great tournament for the guys who play every year at Nationals but just don't have quite the talent to cash in the Open
It will give them a chance to be competitive.
There are tons of guys who come out to Vegas and have high hopes to cash, then reality hits 'em like a Mack truck. The Open can be a tough tourney. To get in the top 32 means you shot some very good pool and maybe got some fortunate rolls along the way also.
I think this may help get some of the regular league players out to Nationals. It may take a couple years to get the numbers up, but looks to be a great tournament. :thumbup:
 

Holly

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Also...offering more to players, after working towards expanding our BCAPL and USAPL State Championships, coming in November we are happy to announce the following two state events, Both are $2,000 added and feature Scotch Doubles and Singles competitions.

2012 BCAPL / USAPL Colorado State Championships
November 9-11, 2012

and

2012 BCAPL / USAPL Florida State Championships
November 9-11, 2012

For details, flier and entry forms visit: http://www.playbca.com/Events/ALLUPCOMINGEVENTS.aspx

Eligible players may also register online at www.ctsondemand.com
 
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