8 Ball Playoff Format Divisions with 13 or more teams qualify for Top Point to Citywide! Those divisions will also have a second tier playoff of the 6th vs 9th and 7th vs 8th place teams, and the winner advances to the Challenge of Champions but with an extra round of play. The remaining teams playoff in the secondary playoff; so FOUR teams will advance. Divisions with 10-12 teams will advance the Top Point team to Challenge of Champions, 2nd vs 5th and 3rd vs 4th and the rest playoff for the secondary spot (Three will advance). Divisions with less than 9 teams will playoff as normal, 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd and the division winner advances to the Challenge of Champions, the rest playoff for the secondary spot, where applicable. If there are any exceptions to this format, you’ll be notified through your team envelopes. There will be some runner up and playoff situations, but each is announced individually. Do not assume playoff formats are the same as a past sessions. Citywide teams are not eligible for second tier or secondary playoffs, but have the option to play in the Fall main playoffs, but not the Spring playoffs.
9Ball Playoff Format Divisions with nine or more teams will advance the Top Point team to the 9Ball Citywide in June; the rest playoff as normal, 2nd vs 5th and 3rd vs 4th, with a bottom tier, 6th vs wildcard and 7th vs 8th, that winner advances into the Citywide 9ball Qualifier, in June. All other divisions play off as normal, with the wildcard team in the last playoff spot. Citywide teams are not eligible for wildcard, but have the option to play in the Fall playoffs, but not in the Spring playoffs.
MVP and Top Gal Two formats for more winners: Top Gun\Gal is determined by Performance Points as usual. The new MVP format, called PA (% of Points Available). The player that earns the highest percentage of all available points at the end of the session would be named MVP (one male and one female*), which is what the MVP is…the player that contributes the most points to the team. This should make the MVP award more possible for all handicaps, not just the higher skilled ones. The MVP needs a minimum of 6 MP, and Top Gun\Gal need a minimum of 4 MP. To summarize: Since up to 3 pts are available per match, the player that earns the highest percentage of points would win MVP (accumulating 3-0, 2-0, 1-2 throughout the session). Top Gal will be computed the same way, but awarded to the woman with the highest percentage in the top 20 of the list* (If top 10, then she would receive an award). All Summer MVPs, and Top Guns and Gals will be eligible to play in the Fall Tournament in January with the Fall winners for a larger event and larger prize money. Now there are up to 4 individual winners per division. The Top Gun\Gal tournament has a small $10 entry and open tables; 100% of the entry fees are paid back (awards are added). The male and female winners can opt to take a singles board in lieu of the cash prize ($160 value). (New)
The Singles Regional was held in early October. Mike Milani, 6 from Lockport qualified to play in the 8 Ball Singles Championship in Vegas in April. Congratulations Mike! You can still join Mike in Vegas by qualifying on a singles board anytime before Nov. 30th. Watch for news of local qualifying boards or call to get added to my call list. (Stayed tuned to the Facebook Fan * page for details).