Welcome to the 2017 Norwich Bar Billiards Singles tourment. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Tournament Rules/ Important Information
The Tournament Organisers for 2017 are Nathan Hensley and Fraser Brown.
Spaces are limited to 48 players, based on a first come first served policy.
The entry fee for each person will be £2.
A person may only enter themselves into the tournament.
If any player pulls out of the group stage, or is deemed “uncontactable” by the league organisers, then the 49th entrant (or the next entrant not given a space in the
tournament) will be allowed to take their place.
The tournament will consist of a group stage and four knockout rounds.
A frame is one game of bar billiards played to the rules of Norwich Bar Billiards.
Each match is paid for by the players.
Group Stage Format
A group match will be a race to win two frames.
The group stage will consist of 16 groups of 3 players.
Players will be randomly assigned into groups.
Each player in a group must play one match with the two other players in the group.
Whoever wins the most matches in their group will go through to the first knockout
If all three players in a group are tied in match wins, the player with the greatest frame
difference will go through to the knockout rounds.
If two or more players are tied in frame difference, then whoever has the greatest score difference, in the frames played by the tying players, will go through to the knockout rounds.
If two or more players are tied in score difference, then the tournament organisers will randomly select who goes through to the knockout rounds.
Knockout Round Format
Round One matches will be the best of 3 frames.
All other knockout matches will be the best of 5 frames.
The group stage winners will be entered into Round One of the knockout rounds.
The winner of a match will go through to the next knockout round.
If both players of a match are tied, additional frames should be played with the first player
to win a frame claiming the match.
All matches must be organised by the players.
Venues will be decided randomly other than for the finals, where no player shall have a "home advantage".
Final date for entry is 05/01/2017.
Groups will be drawn 06/01/2017 at the King's Head.
All group stage matches organised by 22/01/17 and to be played by 05/02/17. If you cannot contact a player by 22/01/17, please contact the tournament organisers
who will decide what action to take on that player.