Taylor Road Productions, promoters of the Galveston World Classic, have issued more information to help clarify the eligibility of players participating in the Galveston World Classic at Moody Gardens. The announcement has come after heavy contact from players and teams wishing to participate in the upcoming event.
The Galveston World Classic features both professional and amateur billiard events, which will take place September 11-20, 2009. Many of the amateur events have sparked a huge response due to the larger prize funds and abnormally high guaranteed first place prizes for teams and singles players. Because of this response and restrictions that prohibited professionals playing in amateur events there were numerous requests for clarity on the qualification of professionals and amateurs.
Taylor Road Productions has posted the following guidelines on the official web site of the Galveston World Classic:
1. Any player may participate in the amateur 9-ball and 8-ball singles events that is not in the top 128 BCA points list.
2. Team players also become qualified if they have been a member of a recognized league within the last 5 years. Currently the recognized leagues are the APA, BCA, ACS, TAP, and VNEA. To have a league recognized that is not part of a system listed, please contact Taylor Road Productions at The Galveston World Classic.
“We’ve been inundated with requests about playing in the Galveston World Classic. After several discussions we feel the need to clarify player eligibility in the 9-ball and 8-ball amateur events. We have decided to permit any player that is not in top 128 of BCA points list participate in these tournaments. The same also applies for the team event, providing the player has been a member of a recognized league within last 5 years.” said Bobby Rone of Taylor Road Productions.
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About Taylor Road Productions
Taylor Road Productions is the producer and promoter of the Galveston World Classic from September 11-20, 2009 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX. The vision of the company is to produce pool and billiard events that promote the sport to a new level by large cash prizes, televised events and high profile events for all to experience. The company web site is The World Classic.