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             27 National 8-Ball Championships
         Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
                                  May 9-17, 2003
Competition Schedule
Event                 Check-In Begins          Competition Starts*         Competition Ends
Scotch Doubles
Master                May 8, noon              May 9, 9 a.m.               May 13, TBD
Open                  May 8, noon              May 9, 9 a.m.               May 13, TBD

All Singles           May 9, 9 a.m.            May 10, 9 a.m.              May 13, TBD

Teams
Open                  May 11, noon          May 14, 9 a.m.               May 17, TBD
Master                May 14, noon          May 15, 9 a.m.               May 17, TBD
Trophy                May 14, noon          May 15, 9 a.m.               May 17, TBD
*Player meeting held immediately before competition begins. Be at your assigned table.

Second Chance         May 16, 9 a.m.           Competition start 2:00 p.m. (approximate)

Speed & Artistic Pool**
Speed Pool #1         May 9, 10 a.m.          May 13, 4 p.m.
Speed Pool #2         May 14, 10 a.m.         May 17, 3 p.m.
Artistic Pool         May 14, 10 a.m.         May 17, 2 p.m.
**Register and pay for Special Events at special event site, not at the BCA check-in desk.

Divisions & Entry Fees
Divisions                           Early Entry Fee              Standard Entry Fee     Race To
                                 (postmarked by 3/24/03)         (3/25/03 – 4/7/03)

Open Men’s Singles                         $125                          $150                5
Open Women’s Singles                       $125                          $150                4
Senior Men’s Singles                       $125                          $150                5
Senior Women’s Singles                     $125                          $150                4
Super Senior Men’s Singles                 $125                          $150                5
Master Men’s Singles                       $175                          $200                7
Master Women’s Singles                     $175                          $200                7
Scotch Doubles                             $100                          $125                4/3
Master Scotch Doubles                      $150                          $175                5/4
Open Men’s/Mixed Teams                     $250                          $275                13
Open Women’s Teams                         $250                          $275                8
Master Men’s/Mixed Teams                   $500                          $525                13
Master Women’s Teams                       $500                          $525                13
Trophy Men’s/Mixed Teams                   $125                          $150                13
Trophy Women’s Teams                       $125                          $150                8
Artistic Pool Challenge                    $10                           Pay on site
Speed Pool Challenges                      $10                           Pay on site
Second-Chance Team Tournaments             $50                           Pay on site
Tournament Eligibility
•   All league players must have played in a minimum of eight full, regularly scheduled league matches in
    the same league division over at least eight calendar weeks during a sanctioned session (example: 5
    games per night, 40 games per session) and must be deemed an active player by the league operator in
    order to participate in national competition.
•   Sanctioned player membership must be current for the entire month of May 2003. Sanctioned player
    member dues are $25 annually.
•   All players must meet amateur status requirements (please see BCA Pro Players List at www.bca-
    pool.com).
•   Players must be able to show picture ID and a valid U.S. Social Security Number or Canadian Social
    Insurance Number.
•   Only BCA league players and sanctioned player members may participate in singles events.
•   Only qualified BCA league players may participate in Scotch Doubles and team events.

Travel and Lodging
•   Air Travel
    Garden of the Gods Travel
    Toll Free: (800) 347-9002
    E-mail: dottie@gardenofthegodstravel.com
•   Car Rental
    Call Avis at (800) 698-5685 – Use BCA Member Code: T103200 and ask for the “best possible rate”.
•   Lodging
    The Riviera Hotel & Casino
    2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Toll Free: (800) 634-6753
    Rate: $70 per night, plus tax (up to four-person occupancy)

Dress Code
Singles Competition **NEW REVISIONS FOR 2003 DRESS CODE**
• Men must wear sleeved shirts of polo/golf style or button-down style with a conventional fold-over
   collar. Women must wear sleeved shirts or blouses of polo/golf style or conventional style with a fold-
   over collar. Absolutely no t-shirts allowed. Absolutely no head-gear allowed. Absolutely no sweats,
   warm-up suits or jogging suits allowed.
• Men must wear long pants, either dress pants or neat, clean, untorn jeans. Women may wear dress pants,
   Capri-style pants, or neat, clean, untorn jeans. Women may also wear culottes, skirts or dresses of
   conservative length.
• Men and women must wear clean, neat, close-toed shoes at all times. Should a player require a footwear
   exception for medical reasons, the player must provide a letter on official letterhead from the player’s
   health care provider before the tournament.

Changes were made to the singles competition dress code and will affect other divisions accordingly.

BCA Open 9-Ball Championships
Will Charlie Williams and Karen Corr defend their titles, or will new champions be crowned? See the top 64
men and 64 women compete for $160,000 in prize money and the title of Billiard Congress of America Open
9-Ball Champion, May 11-17, 2003 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!
Tickets will go on sale February 1, 2003. Event schedule, ticket prices and ordering information are available
on our web site: www.bca-pool.com.

				
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