Inaugural ATS US Pro Tour Event

The Inaugural ATS US Pro Tour $20,000 added 9-ball event will be held March 9th -15th in Atlanta, GA.

Associated Tournament System

Associated Tournament System

This inaugural event will be Held at Mr Cues 2 in Atlanta, GA on March 9th-15th, 2009.  This event will be a race to 13, true double elimination format, 9-ball tournament, played under World Standardized Rules.  The event will be played on sixteen 9′ Brunswick Gold Crown IV tables.  $20,000 is Guaranteed to be added to the prize fund for this event which is estimated to raise that total prize fund to $48,000.

To participate in the event you must qualify through an ATS sanctioned regional tour, ATS sanctioned tournament or an ATS sanctioned pool league singles event.

Only 96 players will qualify To participate In this inaugural event

Look for the ATS logo when participating in tournaments.  This will ensure that you are participating in an ATS sanctioned event and that event meets the highest standards, ethics and rules in the sport of billiards.

Right now the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tours are taking the initiative step to sanction many of their events through the ATS. In the near future many additional tours, tournaments and leagues will be brought on-line in the ATS system.

View the Viking Cue 9-Ball Tours event schedule at: http://www.vikingcue.com/9balltour/tour.html

How To Qualify To Participate in ATS US Pro Tour Events

You must start with participating in ATS sanctioned events. Each ATS sanctioned qualifier event will provide 1 paid entry to the ATS US Pro Tour event of the players choice for that year.

Entry fee amounts to ATS US Po Tour events are varied based on the type of event the player qualified from. See the entry fee breakdown below:

* Entry Fees from Open Divisions are $500
* Entry Fees from Intermediate, Advanced and Semi-Pro Divisions are $350
* Entry Fees from Amateur Divisions are $175
* All Entry Fees include $50 for Registration / Table Time Fees
* $100 Membership Fee Per Year Payable at the 1st ATS US Pro Tour you participate in
 
 
Projected Payouts*
 
for each of the ATS US Pro Tour events
based on only 96 players, 32 from each respective division.
*payouts are subject to revision from ATS board members up to 30 days prior to the event

1st Place = $10,000
2nd Place = $6,500
3rd Place = $4,500
4th Place = $3,000
5th Place = $2,000
5th Place = $2,000
7th Place = $1,500
7th Place = $1,500
9th Place = $1,150
9th Place = $1,150
9th Place = $1,150
9th Place = $1,150
13th Place = $800
13th Place = $800
13th Place = $800
13th Place = $800
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
17th Place = $650
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500
25th Place = $500

Total payouts are estimated to be $48,000.00

 

About The ATS

The ATS is an extremely vast concept for our sport. It is a new system that will lay the foundation for our sport to build upon for many following generations. This system allows all pool players, amateur, league, tournament and otherwise to advance through an exact system to achieve professional status in the ATS US Pro Tour. The complete system involves participation by many regional tours, leagues, independent tournament events, billiard room owners, pro-shop owners and the billiard industry. This system will have hundreds of events in the following years with millions of pool players being reached through our advertising structure. All of which can benefit your tour, tournament, league, pool room, pro-shop or billiard related business if you wish to participate.
Players

The future of our sport rests in your hands. The ATS is designed to strengthen the sport of billiards though organization and development of a Pro Tour here in the USA. Your participation in ATS events along with your suggestions to other tours, tournaments and league operators to join the ATS and help this system grow will greatly benefit you as a player and ensure the growth of our sport for future generations to come.
For more information about or joining the ATS as a room owner, player or sponsor please contact Mike Janis at your earliest convenience by phone at 1-800-200-POOL , 216-533-POOL or by email at vikingtour2@yahoo.com

Mr. Cues 2
3541 Chamblee-Tucker Rd
Atlanta, GA
(770) 454-7665
http://www.mrcues2.net

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