Billiard Congress of America th 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: email@example.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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