Rising Stars Series

Posted by Play More Pool Pretoria on Saturday, 5 October 2019

THE BASICS

12 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.

DRESS CODE

No shorts or T-Shirts.

INTRODUCTION

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.

FORMAT

  • 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 top seeds 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).

RANKINGS

TIMES

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.

DATES

LEGS

16, 23, 30 October 2019
 6, 13, 20, 27 November 2019
4, 11 December 2019
15, 22, 29 January 2020

Rankings uses best 6 scores out of 12 legs

TOP 8 FINAL

1 February 2020
at Social Series Top Team’s Home Venue

LEGS

LEGS

16 October 2019
Bounty Hunters Pool Club, Silverton
23 October 2019
Da Vinci’s Pool Club, Pretoria Gardens
30 October 2019
Bounty Hunters Pool Club, Silverton
6 November onwards – TBA

COSTS

LEGS

R100 per person

TOP 8 FINAL

R100 per person

EXCLUSIONS

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.

PRIZES

At the end of the series, the top-ranked team gets a bonus of HALF the Prize Pot.

There is also a Rising Stars Top 8 Final at the end of the season for the other HALF of the Prize Pot.

CONTACT

Chris van der Walt
082 924 0359
chris@challengers.co.za