23th Annual Western BCA 8-Ball Championships - March 11-18, 2018
Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City, Oregon - Player Information

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Players:

  • must have paid their current league season (June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018) annual fees ($15 to BCA Pool League/$15 to Western BCA) and must have played at least 8 calendar weeks in a single division in a regularly scheduled league session between June 1, 2017 and February 6, 2018.
  • must be players in good standing with WBCA and the tournament venue.
  • must provide a valid Social Security Number or International ID number to Payouts before receiving any prize money.

ESTIMATED START TIMES BY DIVISION

These Estimated Start Times are based on last event's division brackets are and may change depending on any division's entry totals. Online brackets will again be used and will be available as soon as the entries are in and verified. There will be no paper brackets at this event but rather TV monitors at various locations around the tournament venue as well as online. All times and matches are subject to change without notice and it is the players responsibility to know their own match time. The dates listed below are best guesses this far in advance of the beginning of the event. Any significant change in entries (up or down) in any division could cause start day/time to be adjusted.

Event FargoCap Race* Entry/GF Start*
PLATINUM SCOTCH DOUBLES 1150 5 $180 Sunday, March 11/9a
GOLD SCOTCH DOUBLES 1025 4 $140 Sunday, March 11/9a
SILVER SCOTCH DOUBLES 900 4 $100 Sunday, March 11/
MEN'S/MIXED PLATINUM TEAMS 3000 13 $325 Friday, March 16/9a
MEN'S/MIXED GOLD TEAMS 2700 13 $275 Friday, March 16/9a
MEN'S/MIXED SILVER TEAMS 2450 11 $235 Friday, March 16/9a
WOMEN'S PLATINUM TEAMS 1950 11 $260 Friday, March 16/
WOMEN'S GOLD TEAMS 1700 9 $200 Friday, March 16/
ELITE OPEN SINGLES N/A 7 $120 Monday, March/7p
DIVISIONAL SINGLES (Platinum/Gold/Silver 1&2/Bronze 1&2) N/A 6-4 $70 SEE BELOW**
*races/start days may change depending on number of entries. **DIVISIONAL START TIMES: Platinum/Gold/Silver1 start on Tues/9a, Silver2/Bronze 1&2 start on Mon/7p.
REFUNDS: Use NFR Forms up to March 1, 2018. Written request must be made March 1-9, 2018. No refunds after March 9, 2018. Processing refunds may be delayed until after the 8-Ball Champinships are over.

MIXED SCOTCH DOUBLES AND TEAM FORMATS:

  • PLATINUM SCOTCH DOUBLES: Combined Fargo cap = 1150. Players need not be from the same league in this division.
  • GOLD SCOTCH DOUBLES: Combined Fargo cap = 1025. Players must have qualified in the same league. Players can play in a higher division if they so desire.
  • SILVER SCOTCH DOUBLES: Combined Fargo cap = 900. Players must have qualified in the same league. Players can play in a higher division if they so desire.
  • MEN'S/MIXED PLATINUM TEAMS: 5 person teams with a minimum of three men/team. Combined Fargo cap = 3000. Players need not be from the same league. There is no core requirement for this division.
  • MEN'S/MIXED GOLD TEAMS: 5 person teams with a minimum of three men/team. Combined Fargo cap = 2700. Players must be from the same league but can pick up one out of league player. Every team must meet the core requirement of having at least 2 players who played together at least 8 weeks in the same league session.
  • MEN'S/MIXED SILVER TEAMS: 5 person teams with a minimum of three men/team. Combined Fargo cap = 2450. Players must be from the same league but can pick up one out of league player. Every team must meet the core requirement of having at least 2 players who played together at least 8 weeks in the same league session.
  • WOMEN'S PLATINUM TEAMS: 4 person teams, women only. Combined Fargo cap = 1950. Players need not be from the same league. There is no core requirement for this division.
  • WOMEN'S GOLD TEAMS: 4 person teams, women only. Combined Fargo cap = 1700. Players must be from the same league but can pick up one out of league player. There is no core requirement for this division.


SINGLES DIVISIONS

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Green Fees are coupled with the entry fee for each division/event and are calculated based on statistics gathered at previous tournaments. Green Fees include all Tournament play, 2nd Chance Tournaments, Mini-tournaments, any 'Fun Day' special events and practice. TABLES WILL BE OPENED
  • Juniors: If you are under the age of 21 you must declare yourself a junior on the entry form(s) and provide your birthdate. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and removal from the tournament venue. You must wear a provided wristband when in the tournament room.
  • Leeway Policy: Under Review.
  • 2nd Chance Tournaments: There will be 2nd Chance Tournaments for all divisions. Single Elimination. Races and Entry Fees will be announced on site. All entrants must have been entered and not cashed in the origianal division.
  • Rules governing play are detailed in the latest edition of "Official Rules of the BCA Pool League 2014-2016". We will be abiding by these rules. Any significant rule changes will be noted in the Player Program. All participating players are responsible for knowing the rules.
  • Saturday, March 10, is Fun Day. Doors open at 12n. There will be Special Events (handicapped 10-Ball Singles (7p)/Ring Games (if there is enough interest), Mini-tournaments (afternoon) and practice tables. Tables will be open for all players entered in the Championships. Other WBCA players can play in Minis and other events that day but they must pay a $10 green fee. The dress code will be relaxed this day only.
  • Dress Code: The full text of the Dress Code that will be in force can be viewed at westernbca.org after the January 14, 2018 meeting and will be in the Player Program. The Dress Code will be in force March 11-18.
  • Medical Exemptions Should a player require an exception to the Dress Code for medical reasons, the player must attach a letter on official letterhead from the player's physician with his/her entry form and keep a copy of this letter in his/her possession at all times, available for review by a referee or other tournament official if requested. If this is a PERMANENT condition, a physician's note stating this may be submitted once and will be kept on file. If you are hearing impaired and wear hearing aids, you do not need an exemption. However, any other devices (headphones, bluetooth devices, etc) in the ear are not allowed.