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Tour Format 2016/2017 Season

4 man groups (rare occasion 5 Man but only if entries exceed 128 player fields) 
Round Robin 
7 frames played
32 seeds

1st/2nd through to last 64 knockout match.
Open draw last 32 round only.

3rd/4th into plate knockout stages.
also open draw last 32 round only.

✳ Entry fee:
€35 (€25 entry + €10 registration)
Ladies pay full amount to main but get Ladies Event free.
Juniors pay only registration fees to both main €10 and Junior events €5.
Ladies and Junior events, no prize-pool but trophies will be awarded for finalists.

Percentages below is after Table Installation Cost (€350) is deducted from prize pool.

Winner: 38%
R/Up: 18%
Semifinalist's: 8%
Quarterfinalists: 4%

Winner: 8%
R/Up: 4%

✳✳Ranking Points:

1st 30pts
2nd 25pts
3rd 20pts
4th 10pts

Winner: 70pts
R/Up: 60pts
Semi: 50pts
Qtrs: 40pts
L16: 30pts 
L32: 20pts
L64: 10pts

No ranking points in plate section.

🔘Please note

🔘Strict dress code will be in place.
Polo/Dress Shirt (No tees/football)
Trousers/Slacks ( No jeans/tracksuits/shorts)
Shoes. (No Trainers)
Failure to comply means refusal to tournament 

🔘 Rule Change*
Following Feedback from Players who were in the past unable to attend the tours because of work commitments or family time, the IBA Committee have decided to allow players nominate 1 session from the 4 available to NOT be drawn in.
All requests must be made before tour deadline date and swapping sessions will not be allowed after that time.
*Example: If you work friday nights, you can nominate that session as the one you will not be drawn in. You will then be drawn in one of the 3 saturday sessions.
If You have soccer practice on saturday mornings , then you can nominate that session as the one to avoid.
*No Player can choose what session they want to play in.
This is to ensure fairness for all.
We are trying to ensure that more players can attend these tournaments and make it more enjoyable for all concerned.
*We would ask that players be honourable and only request a session to avoid only if they need to.