About Play More Pool

Play More Pool is a grassroots cue sports initiative to involve more beginner players in more formal structures, giving them incentives and prizes to play for in a social setting and without too much pressure or politics. The system is engineered to automatically remove the better players from the social structures in order to stimulate mass grassroots participation. We host weekly social tournaments at selected venues for a nominal entry fee. Of this entry fee, a portion goes into a prize pot, and the highest-ranked players are invited to periodic invitational tournaments to play for some cash. All tournaments are composed in such a way as to enable each player to play at least three or four matches. Even in straight knockout formats, there are playoffs for positions and/or “plate” competitions, so nobody goes home after losing their first match. Each tournament is awarded a rating based on the strength (levels) of the players participating. This rating is awarded to the winner, and each position below that gets 90% of the rating of the player just above them. The stronger the field, the higher the rating.

Our Structures

Social Series

12 weekly events for social players serve as qualifiers and breeding grounds for a Top 16 Final, for at least R3,000 in prize money. The focus is always on the grassroots – strict measures are in place to prevent superstars from participating, because this smothers the grassroots. Players are ranked based on their performance and the strength of the field.

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Rising Stars

6 events in the series, once every two weeks. The top 8 players from the past Social Series are required to play in the Rising Stars series, together with more experienced players from the province that are not allowed in the Social Series. The top Premier League players and those with provincial colours are excluded, to afford these intermediate players a fair challenge. Rankings determine who qualify for the Top 8 Final.

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Top Dogs

Held once every 4 weeks. The top 8 players from the past Rising Stars Series are required to play in the Top Dogs Series, where there is NO limit to whom may enter. The winner from each leg wins a free entry into the season-ending Provincial Legends tournament, valued at R500. The Provincial Legends attracts the biggest names and has the biggest prize pot, in excess of R10,000.

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