28 Aug @ TBA
Van Der Hoff Rd
ON ALL FINALS
6 legs followed by Top 8 Final.
Top premier league & provincial players are excluded.
All legs & final consist of group stages followed by knockouts, with fair seeding system.
Play as independent player OR as team of 2 to 4 players.
No shorts or T-Shirts.
Pubs and clubs with a minimum of six pool tables can join the Rising Stars Series.
This series is aimed at the intermediate players of the sport, and NOT the very top league players. Many upcoming competitive players would rather not compete if they knew they were up against the best in the province and country, so there is a strict policy to exclude these top players from the competition.
Participation is always pitch-and-play, and no commitment to play every leg is required. A player can play as and when required to bolster their ranking, and will always be assured of a competitive field.
After every event, players receive ranking points based on the strength of the participating players (from their player levels) and their finishing positions.
Teams also receive points based on their top two players’ combined ranking scores. It is possible for a team to post a competitive score on the team rankings even if only a single player from that team shows up.
Players DO NOT have to join a team. They can play as an independent player OR as a team of 2 to 4 players. However, once they have joined a team they are not allowed to represent another team for the duration of the current series. The best two players from each team on the night score points for their team.
- 2 to 4 players per team
- OR play as independent single player
- Group stages, then knockouts
- Players are seeded based on levels, and every attempt is made to separate players from the same teams in the group stages.
- Playoffs for ALL positions. Everyone plays at least four matches, or the next week’s entry is free.
- All matches except semi-finals and final are single frames.
- Semi-finals are played best-of-three frames (race to two).
- Finals are played best-of-five frames (race to three).
Wednesdays 19:00 (for 19:30) – 22:00
Entries close at 19:20
All events are pitch-and-play. NO commitment or pre-booking is required.
21, 28 August 2019
4, 11, 18, 25 September 2019
Rankings uses best 4 scores out of 6 legs
TOP 8 FINAL
5 October 2019
at Top Team’s Home Venue
21 August 2019 – Da Vinci’s Pool Club,
28 August onwards – TBA
R100 per person
TOP 8 FINAL
R100 per person
A player whom has EVER had provincial colours at seniors or veterans level is NOT allowed to participate.
2018 or 2019 Premier League Actual Win Ratio of more than 50% in Premier League ONLY are also NOT allowed to participate.
Each leg’s winner gets a ticket to the next Top Dog leg (every 3 months) valued at R250.
At the end of the series, the top-ranked team gets a bonus of R1,500.
There is also a Rising Star Top 8 Final at the end of the season for a MINIMUM of R3,000 prize purse. This amount can only be increased based on participation, NOT reduced.