2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships

2011 PHILIPPINE OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(MEN & WOMEN) Manila, Philippines
April 9-20, 2011

The 2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships is a world-ranking event sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. It will be staged at the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area. The championship will be played in the main hall of the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area in Metro Manila. The site is located close to the Mall of Asia and various hotels and attractions in Manila

EVENT INFORMATION
The event features both a men’s and women’s division.

The men’s championship will have a 64-player main draw.

The women’s championship will have a 32-player main draw.

The featured discipline is 10-ball.

philippine open pool 2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships

The 2011 Philippine Open Pool Championships is a world-ranking event sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association. It will be staged at the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area.

Tournament Schedule

Qualifying Round (Stage1)
April 9-14 (Sat-Thurs)
Star Billiards Center,
Quezon City, Metro Manila

Press conference and draw:
April 15, 2011
World Trade Center

Main Tournament (Stage 2)
April 16-20 (Sat-Wed)
World Trade Center
Manila Bay Area, Metro Manila

Awards dinner
20 April 2011
Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Players
(Entry and Qualifications)

The Philippine Open is open to players (male and female) from all over the world who wish to join, provided they can meet the conditions and qualifications set by the World Pool-Billiard Association and its organizer, Raya Sports.

Main Tournament (Men)
total of 64 players

The majority of spots in the tournament will be allocated via
a quota system devised by the World Pool-Billiard Association
and distributed equitably among the continental federations.

WPA will announce the allocations on its official website and
on the tournament website, Phil Open.com.

Interested players are advised to check with their continental
federations if they have been given automatic spots by their federation
and the WPA.

Qualifier (Men)

There will be 10 qualifiers, staged over a period of five days.

Players, male and female, may secure spots in the main tournament by
qualifying tournaments.

Players in Stage 1 will compete in 10 single-elimination qualifiers. The winner of each qualifier will get a spot in Stage 2 of the Philippine Open

Other tournament spots will b awarded based on a points system for all participants
In the qualifiers

Main Tournament (Women)

The majority of spots in the tournament will be allocated via
a quota system devised by the World Pool-Billiard Association
and distributed equitably among the continental federations.

WPA will announce the allocations on its official website and
on the tournament website, Phil Open.com.

Interested players are advised to check with their continental
federations if they have been given automatic spots by their federation
and the WPA.

Qualifier (Women)

There will be 4 qualifiers for players interested in securing.
spots in the main tournament.

The winner of each qualifier will get a spot in Stage 2 of the Philippine Open
Other tournament spots will b awarded based on a points system for all participants
in the qualifiers.

Entry Fees

Entry fee for the main tournament will be $100, men and women

Stage 1: Qualifying Tournament

$50 per Qualifier in Stage 1
$200 for Five Qualifiers

Entry Registration for Stage 1

Players can register by mail.
Write to mail@prismphil.com
Players can also register through their continental association, which must transmit by fax or email their entry applications. Fax no: +632- 895-8184. Email: mail@prismphil.com.
Entry fees must be paid by February 18, 2011. See registration form and procedure.

Entry Registration for Stage 2

Each continental federation will inform WPA by January 31, 2011
to fill their allocations.

Raya Sports should receive the players’ name list by February 20, 2011.
Unfilled quotas will go into qualifiers pool and will be used as wild cards by the organizer.

Tournament Format

Main Tournament (Men)

Ten Ball, WPA Rules (Winner Breaks)
Double Elimination up to Final Four – Race to 9
Crossover Semifinals – Race to 9
Final — Race to 11

Main Tournament (Women)

Ten Ball, WPA Rules (Winner Breaks)
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