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Announcement From Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour
Date: May 19, 2006 04:49AM
Announcement From Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour:

The 2007 season on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour will see the official 9-ball pool rankings go back to zero for all players as they only last for a period of 3-years each time.

This means that all players old & new will be starting of the new 2007 season on a level playing field from scratch which will see them last for another 3-years bringing them up to 2010.…….(this will be very interesting, as there will be a good number of players trying to claim the number 1 spot or even a top ten position on the tour).

New Ranking Points System:
The 2007 season will also see Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour introducing a complete new ranking system with three different tournament categories which are, Premier Event / Category 1 Event / Category 2 Event.

Premier Event:
Winner: = 100
Runner: = 80
Semi-Finals: = 60
¼-Finals: = 40
Last-16: = 30
Last-32: = 20

Category 1:
Winner: = 60
Runner-Up: = 40
Semi-Finals: = 30
¼-Finals: = 20
Last-16: = 10

Category 2:
Winner: = 30
Runner-Up: = 15
Semi-Finals: = 5

Added Prize-Money:
Most, if not all, Premier 9-Ball Tournaments will have at least £500 or more added to each one of them, when they are announced shortly. But we’re working to get all six Premier Tournaments with this added prize-money.

We hope to have all these proposed Premier events played in Hotels in 2007 which is going to be the way forward for the future of American pool in Ireland played on Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour in years to come.

Hotel Venues In 2006:
We will be testing the water in this new venture by holding some events in the remaining of the 2006 season where we will be using Sam Leisure (new tables) and Supreme American Pool Tables plus we will have a practise table at each Hotel venue.

By 2007 we hope to have invested in more new tables, but for now, we’re asking all players and members to be patient but at the same time help to promote the tour by getting new players involved.

Players - Members:
The proposed added prize-money for the Premier events can, and will be, only won by the players who sign up before the end of November which is the final deadline to do so. . . (please get in contact with me A.S.A.P. about the details on this matter).

We’re putting this new ranking system and added prize-money in place for the 2007 season which we think is a fair system for all players involved, and when the next three years are up the ground work should be done to move on and bring the tour to bigger heights and a complete new level .

At this very minute we’re trying to secure a few major sponsors for the tour and with a bit of luck we can get them on board. I will keep you posted on this matter as well as the rest of the above information.

This is only announcement for now more will follow in the next few weeks and Months ahead.

paddy number 1
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Re: Announcement From Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour
Date: May 19, 2006 05:07AM
fair play to ya ronnie!!!!!!! cant wait till the events in hotels!!!!!!!!

Fred Dinsmore
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Re: Announcement From Ireland’s American 8 & 9 Ball Pool Tour
Date: May 19, 2006 10:55AM
Excellent, well done Ronnie that is great news that means if they are in Hotels more events will be accessible so I will be able to play in more of your events, hopefully then I might start doing a bit better in them!!!! smiling smiley


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