3RD ANNUAL PARKER HESS MEMORIAL
USBA “Endorsed” B/C 3-Cushion Billiard Tournament
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – April 29 through May 1, 2016
Where: Ashland Elks Lodge # 944
255 E. Main
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Entry Fee:$75.00 for current USBA members, $80.00 for non-members
The tournament will be limited to the first 28 players paid. All entries must be paid by Friday, April 22 unless special arrangements are made with the tournament directors.
There will be a $5 per member or $10 per non-member deduction from the entry fees for the USBA, plus a $10 deduction per person for the Ashland Elks Lodge. To confirm your USBA membership status, please mail a photocopy of your current membership card or other proof of membership with your entry check, or bring your membership card with you to the tournament. Anyone who cannot document their membership will be charged the non-member tournament fee. (You can sign up in advance for a USBA membership on the website: usba.net, or you can fill out a paper application available at the tournament and we can send in your application and membership fee for you.)
All the rest of the entry fees will be paid to the B and C+ and C Division winners based on the number of entries we get for each division. (In other words, there will be separate prize funds for each level, divided completely among the winners at that level.) Additional donations to the prize funds are always welcome, and are in some cases matched by funds from the USBA.
Please send your entry fee (and optional donation) payable to:
1065 Ivy Lane
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Tournament Directors:Mark Williams, 541-941-1291
Tom Thomsen 509-240-2027
Format:Entrants will be divided into round robin flights consisting of players of all levels, without handicaps. The top finishers from each flight in each of three categories, C, C+, and B, will play in a finals round for each level. (The USBA defines these levels as follows:
C = .399 average or below, C+ = .400 to .549, and B = .550 to .699.) The format of the finals will depend on the number of players in each level, and could either be a round robin flight or a single elimination flight.
There will be a players’ meeting on Friday, April 29, at 9:30 am, and tournament play will begin immediately after the meeting.
Six Gabriels Elements carom tables will be used in this tournament, the same ones that were used in the 2012 USBA Nationals.
All official USBA tournament rules will apply.
Rankings will be based on Win/Loss Record, Total Points Scored, and then Head to Head; further ties broken by Total Points Scored Against.
Tournament Attire: appropriate casual wear. (Ties or vests NOT required.)