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November 18, 2011

Snookerbacker Classic Terms and Conditions

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ENTRY TO AND PARTICIPATION IN THE SNOOKERBACKER CLASSIC SHALL BE CONDITIONAL UPON PAYMENT OF THE REQUIRED ENTRY FEE AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS WHICH SHALL APPLY TO ALL PLAYERS. ALL PLAYERS ENTERING AND PLAYING IN THE TOURNAMENT WILL IN DOING SO, BE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. 

ENTRY FEES

An Entry Fee of £50 is required for each individual entry and is non-refundable after the closing date for entries. However should for any reason the event be cancelled all entry fees will be refunded in full.  Entry Fees must be submitted along with an entry form. Entry forms should be emailed to [email protected]

CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRIES

Closing Dates for each event will be published at Snookerbacker.com

Payment should be made through Paypal as instructed at Snookerbacker.com.

Alternative payment methods may be available, to discuss these please email [email protected]

Players that withdraw from the event after the deadline for entries or who fail to attend the event will not be eligible for a refund of their entrance fee.

FORMAT/DRAW/PLAYING SCHEDULE

All entrants will be drawn to play in 4 individual knock-out tournaments. Entrants will only be entered into the event(s) specified on their entry form or via correspondence with the tournament director.

The format and playing schedule will be determined by the number of entries.

The draw for each tournament will be made as soon as possible after the closing date for entries and published on www.snookerbacker.com It is the responsibility of the players to read information posted on the website and they will not be notified personally unless the website for any reason is unavailable.

The 1st Round draw will be random and will then follow a routed format.

Each qualifying event will play down to 2 players who will qualify for Finals Day.

The eight players qualifying for the Finals will then be drawn randomly for the Quarter Final stage.

All matches in all venues except the Southern England event will be a minimum of Best of 7 frames.

All matches in Southern England will be a minimum of 7 frames if there are 32 or less entrants and 5 frames if there are more than 32 entrants.

Players may only qualify for the finals day once.

Players that have entered more than one event but who qualify from an earlier event will not be eligible for a refund for subsequent events but may play in them if they wish. In which case alternate qualifying criteria will be announced prior to the event.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

All players must be at least 16 years of age on 1 May 2012. Any player under 18 years of age on 01 December 2011, must have their entry form completed by a parent or guardian.

VENUE

All venues are available to view at snookerbacker.com

DRESS CODE

Dress code for qualifying events should be trousers, shoes and long or short sleeved collared shirt or T-shirt. No Jeans or Trainers.

For the Finals Day players should wear trousers, a collared long-sleeved shirt, shoes and a waistcoat. No bow-tie is required.

LOGOS

Players are permitted to wear a maximum of four logos on clothing (each a maximum of six sq. inches), however, the Tournament Director reserves the right to request a player to remove a logo if it is deemed unsuitable.

WITHDRAWALS AND LATE ARRIVALS

If a player is not ready and able to commence play at the scheduled time for that session then that player shall:

  • forfeit one frame if he fails to arrive in the playing area at the scheduled start time for a match
  • forfeit a further frame for the first 15 minutes delay/non-attendance;
  • forfeit one further frame for every five minutes delay/non-attendance thereafter until four frames have been conceded.

RULES OF DISCIPLINE

Amateur players competing are subject to the Rules of Discipline of their relevant National Governing Body and general obligations contained in these terms and conditions of entry.

GOOD FAITH AND BEHAVIOUR

Each player shall behave towards other players, Referees, Tournament Officials and Partners with the utmost good faith and treat them with dignity and respect. Players shall, at all times (ie. whether at a Tournament or not), behave in a proper and correct manner consistent with their status as professional sportspersons. Players shall not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the grounds of disability, their religion, race, colour or national or ethnic origin, sex or sexual orientation. Players shall refrain from any acts of violence, threats or insults or any improper behaviour. Players shall exercise their right of comment in accordance with World Snooker’s policy from time to time and at all times in a reasonable manner.

Each player shall participate in a Tournament in a fair and sporting manner.

A player shall not be permitted to smoke or drink alcohol to excess during his Match except during intervals and breaks authorised by the Referee and taken outside the playing arena. Should the Tournament Director suspect that any player has consumed excessive alcohol which is affecting the behaviour of either the player or their opponent, the Tournament Director reserves the right to disqualify the player from the event.

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A player shall not bet or lay bets on the result, score or any other aspect of any snooker match in which he is playing or cause any such bet to be placed or laid on his behalf.

A player shall not directly or indirectly solicit, attempt to solicit or accept any payment or any form of remuneration or benefit (or intentionally give the impression that he is intending to do so) in exchange for influencing the outcome of any game of snooker.

A player shall not make or cause to be made any statement or commit or cause to be committed any act which is likely to bring into disrepute the game of snooker.

ACCOMMODATION & EXPENSES

All players are responsible for all costs associated with competing in the Tournament.

VISAS & WORK PERMITS

All players are responsible for obtaining their own visa or other requirement to participate in the Snookerbacker Classic.

REGULATIONS DURING MATCHES

Rules of the Game

Each player at all times shall observe the Official Rules of Snooker during Tournaments as displayed on the World Snooker website www.worldsnooker.com. Players must play at a reasonable and proper pace at all times during a Match.

 Referees

The Referee or allocated roaming official is in charge of a match and he/she shall be the sole judge and adjudicator for that match. Both players in that Match shall abide by the directions and decisions of that Referee (whose decision shall be final). 

Leaving the Playing Arena

Players who are given permission to leave the playing arena by the Referee must return to the playing arena within a reasonable time but in any event within a maximum of ten minutes from the time he left the playing arena. 

Re-tipping of Cues

A player will be allowed a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes to re-tip his cue if it becomes loose or damaged during a Match. 

Re-scheduling and Unfinished Matches

The Tournament Director may reschedule any Match to another time on giving at least two hours notice to the Players due to play in that Match.

 EQUIPMENT

 General Rule

Players’ equipment shall comply with the spirit and principle of snooker as a sport; that is players compete on an equal footing. A player may not use, wear or carry any technical innovation unless approved by the Tournament Director.

REFEREES AND TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS 

Tournament Director

Each player shall comply with the reasonable direction and/or decisions of the Tournament Director or his authorised representatives (including Tournament Officials and Referees) concerning all matters arising at and relating to the Tournament, whose decision shall be final.

PRIZE WINNERS 

Tournament Winner and Runner-Up:

The Tournament winner will be entered into the Q-School by the tournament director as well as 4 PTC events in the following season*.

Should the tournament winner gain a main tour professional place without the need to enter the Q-School, they will receive £1000 as a cash prize as well as the 4 PTC entries.

The Tournament Runner-Up will be entered into the Q-School by the tournament director.

Should the tournament Runner-Up gain a main tour professional place without the need to enter the Q-School, they will receive £1000 as a cash prize.

*Exceptions: 

*Where the winner or runner up have indicated this on their entry form or in person at the event they will receive the cash prize alternative as a prize.

*The cash prize alternatives are £1000 for the winner and £750 for the runner-up. PTC entries will not be part of the cash prize alternative winner prize.

*The PTC entries are based on each PTC being £100 to enter. Should PTC entry fees increase next season the winner will receive £400 in the form of a cash prize.

*Q-School entry is based on the figure of £1000 to enter remaining unchanged. Should this figure increase the winner will receive £1000 towards Q-School entry.

Qualifying Finalists: 

Losing Semi Finalists on Finals Day will receive a prize of £150

Losing Quarter Finalists on Finals Day will receive a prize of £100

All cash prizes will be paid by bank transfer immediately after the tournament.

Highest Break winners: 

Individual highest break prize winners at qualifying events will receive a pre-specified cash prize and this will take the form of a bank transfer which will be credited to them within 7 days of the end of the event. 

The prize for a 147 break in any of the qualifying rounds is £300. This is one prize and should there be more than one 147 the prize will be divided. As such, payment of any 147 prize money will be made after the qualifying event. This prize does not apply to Finals Day.

Add-ons:

Where there are extra prizes available these shall be announced at Snookerbacker.com

COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

 Making a complaint

Any complaint or grievance of a Player arising during a match concerning the quality of the snooker table and/or the cloth or any item or matter that may affect a Player’s ability to play snooker, shall be immediately referred in the first instance to the Tournament Director 

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

SNOOKERBACKER.COM  SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED TO, OR SUFFERED BY, ANY PLAYER, PLAYER’S GUEST OR REPRESENTATIVE OR ANY EQUIPMENT, CLOTHING OR PERSONAL ITEMS OF A PLAYER, HIS GUEST OR REPRESENTATIVE WHILST AT A VENUE, ACCOMMODATION OR AT ANY OTHER LOCATION DURING A TOURNAMENT.

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