Competition Regulations of 2018 world 9-ball China open (Revision)
Competition Regulations (Revision)
World Pool-Billiard Association
Multi-Ball Sport Administrative Centre of China General Administration of Sport
China Billiards & Snooker Association
Shanghai Administration of Sports
Shanghai Sports Federation
2. Title Sponsors
Shanghai Tangcheng Pudong Investment & Development Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Billiards Association
Pudong Administration of Education & Sports Pudong New Area Sports Federation
Peoples’ Government of Tangzhen Pudong New Area Tangzhen philanthrophic foundation
Sports Channel Media Co., Ltd.
Pudong Billiards Association
Pudong Yuanshen Sports Development Center Beijing Xingwei Sports Goods Co., Ltd. Shanghai Hongkou Sports Bureau
5. Promotion: Pudong Billiards Association
6. Tournament Venue
Stage 1: Men: Shanghai APEX Billiard Club
B1, No.773 Siping Road, Hongkou district
Women: Pudong Tangzhen Culture & Sports Center No.3150 Gu tang Road, Pudong New District
Stage 2: Pudong Tangzhen Culture & Sports Center No.3150 Gu tang Road, Pudong New District
7. Tournament Dates
Stage 1: Sep 2nd -4th 2018
Stage 2: Sep 6th - 9th 2018 8. Discipline
7.1 Men’s singles 9-ball
7.2 Women’s singles 9-ball
9. Television Relay
a: CCTV5 Channel
b: Great Sports Channel
10. Cooperation Media
Xinhua Net, China News Service, People's Daily, Guangming Daily, China Sports Daily, China Youth News, Wenhui Daily, Jiefang Daily, Xinmin news, Labor Daily, the Oriental Sports Daily, Universal Daily, Shanghai Daily, Youth Daily, the Oriental post, Morning news, Pudong news, Shanghai Billiards News, Sina, Tencent, Sohu, NetEase, China Star, Eastern network, the CBSA website, TOP147 Billiards, CCTV sports channel, CCTV Billiards Channel,
Beijing TV, Guangdong TV, Shanghai TV, Oriental TV, Great Sports, VideoLand TV, Pudong Cable TV, Pudong radio stations, Great Sports Radio , Shanghai People's Broadcasting station
11. Official Equipment
11.1 Table: Xingpai
11.2 Ball: CYCLOP TV Ball
11.3 Cloth: CPBA Competition 11.4 Light: Junyao Billiard Light 11.5 Cue: Piston
11.6 Hotel: Ramada Shanghai East
11.7 Website: www.cbsa.org.cn
12.1 Qualification: top16 men players and top8 women players according to WPA rankings (until Jun 30th 2018) will access to the Stage 2.
12.2 Registration for Chinese athletes (including the players of stage 2) a. Download the CBSA APP and register
b. Log in the CBSA official website and register
c. If players want to wear commercial logos, please send the name and the picture of the logos via firstname.lastname@example.org
12.3 Registration for foreign athletes, you could send your entry form to email@example.com , and mail cc firstname.lastname@example.org
12.4 Deadline: Aug 10th 2018
12.5 Inquiry Tel. 8610-87187887 (Beijing), 8621-50933078(Shanghai)
12.6 Registration Fee: CNY1500 for 3 matches of stage 1 CNY1000 of stage 2.
12.7 All players must participate in all competitions related activities according to the players notice。
12.8 Office Location: Pudong Billiards Association
(3th floor of west area, 655 Yuanshen Road, Pudong New Area) TEL: 86-21-50936220 8621-50933078
E-mail: email@example.com Contact: Ms Zhang
13. Tournament formats and rules
13.1 WPA 9- ball rule with the 3 point break shot rule. 13.2 Stage 1( qualifying tournaments): Winner breaks.
Single elimination, race to 9 (Men’s)
Single elimination, race to 7 (Women’s)
All applicants are guaranteed to participate in the 1st chance
(2 qualifiers),2nd chance (2 qualifiers) and 3rd chance (4 qualifiers).
Stage 2(main event): Alternate breaks.
(Group round); 64 players, Double elimination, race to 9 (Men’s)
48players, Double elimination, race to 7(Women’s) (Final round); 32 players, Single elimination, race to 11 (Men’s)
16 players, Single elimination, race to 9 (Women’s) 4 players from each group advance into last 32 final (Men’s);
2 players from each group advance into last 16 final (Women’s); 13.3 No seeded player in stage 1. Stage 2 seeded players: Top16 men
players and women players according to current WPA rankings. 13.4 Stage 2: 2 from winner’s bracket will be seeded into Final Round
according to their results from group rounds, 2 from loser’s bracket will be drawn randomly (Men’s); 1 from winner’s bracket will be seeded into Final Round according to their results from group rounds, 1 from loser’s bracket will be drawn randomly (Women’s).
13.5 There’s a 45-second shot clock in operation at all times, with a warning given at 35 seconds and a countdown at the last 5 seconds. Each player will be allowed one extension(45 seconds) per rack. No shot clock for the final game once it reaches the hill-hill stage.
13.6 Each player can request a 5 minutes’ time-out each round.
13.7 Magic sheet will be used to rack the balls with 1 on the spot.(The 9 ball is placed in the middle of the diamond). According to WPA 9ball rules, at least 3 object balls must either be pocketed or touch the head string as a result of a break in order for it to be legal. Any combination of below(i.e. 1 object ball pocket and 2 object balls touching the head string, or 2 object balls pocket and 1 object ball
touching the head string) is also legal.
If a player’s break is considered illegal, opponent has the option either to accept the table as it is, or hand it back to the player who breaks. If the opponent accepts the table as it is, the player cannot perform a push-out. If 9ball is pocketed in a legal break, the player wins the rack. If in case of an illegal break, 9 ball will be re-spotted, opponent has the option.
14.1 Prizes will be given according to the criteria of WPA.
14.2 Trophies for the men & women champion and runner-up.
15.1 All the players are responsible for all their own expenses occurred during the Tournament.
15.2 The Organizing Committee will be responsible for staff & referees’ return tickets, accommodation fee & remuneration.
16. Points for Attention
16.1 Players must obey the arrangements and follow the rules.
16.2 Players are requested to be stand-by in the venue 30 minutes before the match scheduled time, no appearance at the table
after the match starts, the game shall be forfeited.
16.3 If any question arises player should point before next shot,
otherwise it will not be attended to.
16.4 No smoking in the venue & mobiles are forbidden during the game.
16.5 Any form of gambling is strictly forbidden during the tournament.
16.6 Dress code: Nice t-shirt with collar and sleeves, dark trousers & leather black shoes, no tennis shoes; women players may dressed in formal on the top. Look your best head to toe.
16.7 Players are forbidden to attend any commercial activities or other tournaments during China Open (Aug 30th-Sep 10th) without permission from the organization committee. If violations are found, the Organizing Committee will punish him or her CNY5000, and in serious cases can be disqualified.
16.8 All players must attend all competitions related activities including sponsor activities, meetings, the opening ceremony, the draw ceremony and the closing ceremony. Anyone absent without
permission from the organization committee will be punished
16.9 It is mandatory that players should wear the title sponsors’
logo(right chest and arm for left-handed, left chest and arm for
16.10 Players can wear maximum 2 commercial or governmental logos
which should be stated in the Entry Form and approved by Organization Committee. The size should not exceed 5cmx8cm, diameter of circle not exceed 7cm. Wearing logos not stated in the entry form results in immediate disqualification
The interpretation of the competition information belongs to the Host. Matters not mentioned herein will be announced.