2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships

2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships

2011 PHILIPPINE OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(MEN & WOMEN) Manila, Philippines
April 9-20, 2011

The 2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships is a world-ranking event sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. It will be staged at the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area. The championship will be played in the main hall of the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area in Metro Manila. The site is located close to the Mall of Asia and various hotels and attractions in Manila

EVENT INFORMATION
The event features both a men’s and women’s division.

The men’s championship will have a 64-player main draw.

The women’s championship will have a 32-player main draw.

The featured discipline is 10-ball.

The 2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships is a world-ranking event sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. It will be staged at the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area.

The 2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships is a world-ranking event sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. It will be staged at the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area.

Tournament Schedule

Qualifying Round (Stage1)
April 9-14 (Sat-Thurs)
Star Billiards Center,
Quezon City, Metro Manila

Press conference and draw:
April 15, 2011
World Trade Center

Main Tournament (Stage 2)
April 16-20 (Sat-Wed)
World Trade Center
Manila Bay Area, Metro Manila

Awards dinner
20 April 2011
Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Players
(Entry and Qualifications)

The Philippine Open is open to players (male and female) from all over the world who wish to join, provided they can meet the conditions and qualifications set by the World Pool-Billiard Association and its organizer, Raya Sports.

Main Tournament (Men)
total of 64 players

The majority of spots in the tournament will be allocated via
a quota system devised by the World Pool-Billiard Association
and distributed equitably among the continental federations.

WPA will announce the allocations on its official website and
on the tournament website, Phil Open.com.

Interested players are advised to check with their continental
federations if they have been given automatic spots by their federation
and the WPA.

Qualifier (Men)

There will be 10 qualifiers, staged over a period of five days.

Players, male and female, may secure spots in the main tournament by
qualifying tournaments.

Players in Stage 1 will compete in 10 single-elimination qualifiers. The winner of each qualifier will get a spot in Stage 2 of the Philippine Open

Other tournament spots will b awarded based on a points system for all participants
In the qualifiers

Main Tournament (Women)

The majority of spots in the tournament will be allocated via
a quota system devised by the World Pool-Billiard Association
and distributed equitably among the continental federations.

WPA will announce the allocations on its official website and
on the tournament website, Phil Open.com.

Interested players are advised to check with their continental
federations if they have been given automatic spots by their federation
and the WPA.

Qualifier (Women)

There will be 4 qualifiers for players interested in securing.
spots in the main tournament.

The winner of each qualifier will get a spot in Stage 2 of the Philippine Open
Other tournament spots will b awarded based on a points system for all participants
in the qualifiers.

Entry Fees

Entry fee for the main tournament will be $100, men and women

Stage 1: Qualifying Tournament

$50 per Qualifier in Stage 1
$200 for Five Qualifiers

Entry Registration for Stage 1

Players can register by mail.
Write to mail@prismphil.com
Players can also register through their continental association, which must transmit by fax or email their entry applications. Fax no: +632- 895-8184. Email: mail@prismphil.com.
Entry fees must be paid by February 18, 2011. See registration form and procedure.

Entry Registration for Stage 2

Each continental federation will inform WPA by January 31, 2011
to fill their allocations.

Raya Sports should receive the players’ name list by February 20, 2011.
Unfilled quotas will go into qualifiers pool and will be used as wild cards by the organizer.

Tournament Format

Main Tournament (Men)

Ten Ball, WPA Rules (Winner Breaks)
Double Elimination up to Final Four – Race to 9
Crossover Semifinals – Race to 9
Final — Race to 11

Main Tournament (Women)

Ten Ball, WPA Rules (Winner Breaks)
Double Elimination up to Final Four – Race to 9
Crossover Semifinals – Race to 9
Final — Race to 9

Qualifiers (Stage 1)
Ten Ball, WPA Rules Winner Breaks
Single elimination – Race to 9

PRIZE FUND

MEN‘S CHAMPIONSHIP
1 – $30,000 X 1 = 30,000
2 – 15,000. X 1 = 15,000
3-4 – 5,000 X 2 = 10,000
5-6 – 3,000 X 2 = 6,000
7-8 – 2,500 X 2 = 5,000
9-12 – 2,000 X 4 = 8,000
13-16 – 1,800.00 X 4 = 7,200
17-24 – 1,200.00 X 8 = 9,600
25-32 – 800.00 X 8= 6,400
___________________
US$ 97,200

WOMEN’s Championship
1 – $ 20,000.00 X 1 = 20,000
2 – 10,000.00 X 1 = 10,000
3-4 – 5,000.00 X 2 = 10,000
5-6 – 3,500.00 X 2 = 7,000
7-8 – 2,500.00 X 2 = 5,000
9-12 – 2,000.00 X 4 = 8,000
13-16 – 1,500.00 X 4 = 6,000
17-24 – 750.00 X 8 = 6,000
25-32 500 X 8 = 4,000
____________________
US$ 76,000

Awarding of Prizes
Prizes will be awarded at an awards dinner
on Wednesday, 20 April 2011,
at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Visa
If invitation letter is needed for visa, please submit your personal details (full name, passport number, etc.) to mail@prismphil.com.

Residents of ASEAN countries do not need a visa to enter the Philippines.

Hotel Accommodations

All players in Stages 1 and 2 must take care of their own accommodations as provided for by WPA rules.
Raya Sports will provide a list of hotels near the venue that offer
rooms at varied and discounted rates.

For additional information,
Write or call:

Ms. Ahyie Torres
Tel (632) 8952021
mail@prismphil.com

WPA
World Ten Ball
Championship
Philippines 2011

World Trade Center
Manila, Philippines
May 9-15, 2011

EVENT INFORMATION
The Philippines is the host country of the 2011 World Ten Ball Championship of the World Pool-Billiard Association. It will be the fifth time that Manila will host a major WPA world pool championship.
 The championship will be played in the main hall of the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area in Metro Manila. The site is located close to the Mall of Asia and various hotels and attractions in Manila

TOURNAMENT DATES AND SCHEDULE
Main Tournament (Stage 2)
May 10-15, 2011
World Trade Center
Roxas Boulevard,
Cultural Center Complex
Manila Bay Area
Qualifying Tournament (Stage 1)
3-7 May 2011
Star Billiards Center
Grace Village, Quezon City

Press conference
9 May 2011
11:30 a.m.
Sofitel Plaza, Manila
Players Meeting and Draw
9 May 2011
4:00 p.m.
World Trade Center
 Metro Manila
Awards Dinner
15 May 2011
Sofitel Plaza
Metro Manila
Prizes will be presented by WPA

PLAYERS
Spots in the WTBC (Stage 2) are earned. Players gain entry through (a) their
WPA rankings, (b) selection by their continental federations, (c) qualifying tournaments, and (d) wild cards of the WPA and the organizers.

The WTBC is for men only. There is a separate world ten ball championship for women.

The top 16 players in the WPA ranking system are guaranteed spots in
the WTBC.

ENTRY DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES

Main tournament

Entry fee into the main tournament is $250
Names of players selected by the continental federations must be submitted to the Philippine organizer, Raya Sports, by March 7, 2011
Qualifying Tournaments

There will be ten qualifiers for the WTBC. Two qualifiers will be played each day from May 3-7 at the Star Billiards Center.
Entry fee schedule is as follows:

Individual qualifier — $100 for one qualifier
Five qualifiers — $400 for five qualifiers

To register for the qualifiers, fill up registration form
And send to:
Mr. Sol Gueco, tournament coordinator
             e-mail address: mail@prismphil.com

Deadline for registration in the qualifiers: March 31, 2011

PRIZE FUND
The WTBC Prize Fund totals $262,000. 

The prize breakdown has been designed to provide more money to players placing in the middle rungs of the competition and enabling them to recover their travel costs. Likewise, there is official concern about the practice of players applying a savers system with respect to prizes.
The prize breakdown is as follows:
Winner           $60,000
Runner-up       30,000
3-4                   15,000 x 2
5-8                     7,500 x 4
9-16                   3,000 x 8
17-32                 2,500 x 16
33-64                 1,000 x 32
Total         $262,000

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
There are 128 players in the main event of the WTBC.

In the opening round, the players are divided into 16 groups of 8 players each. Each group plays an elimination round under a double elimination format. Four players from each group advance into the Last 64.
All matches in the group stage are race to 9.
From the Last 64 to the Finals, the competition becomes single 
elimination.
Except for the final, which is race to 11, all matches are race to 9.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
All players and team officials are responsible for their own flight and
accommodation expenses and food.

The official hotel of the WTBC is Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel Manila, a five-star hotel that is near the World Trade Center.

Other hotels near the tournament venue are the Traders Hotel and the Philippine Heritage Hotel.

All hotels partnering in the WTBC will offer special rates to players, guests and officials of the WTBC. For details on how to avail of special rates and book accommodations, email “mailto:mail@prismphil.com” mail@prismphil.com.

VISA
Foreign players intending to play in the WTBC should apply for their
visas at least six weeks before their scheduled departure for the
Philippines.

If an invitation letter is needed to secure a Philippine visa, please
submit your personal information and necessary documents to Raya
Sports at the earliest convenience.

No visa is required of citizens of ASEAN countries.

ORGANIZER
The organizer of the WTBC is Prism Inc and Raya Sports
For further information and inquiries, call or write to:

   Ahyie Torres, Executive Secretary
Raya Sports
   Tel. +63 (2) 8952021
   Email:mail@prismphil.com

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