FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT DIVISION I QUALIFY FOR?
Handicaps are based on local NYC rankings. A player’s eligibility & ranking for an event is at the tournament official’s discretion. Generally, the highest current ranking a player is in any league or tour determine a player’s rank. Once a player has won the Leisure, Open or Advanced division, that player must move up to a higher division the following year. We highly recommend confirming which event you qualify to play in BEFORE you sign up.
WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO PAY MY ENTRY FEE?
All entry forms and payments must be received by October 1st 2019 to avoid late fees. All entries received after October 1st 2019 must include a non-refundable $10 late fee. NO EXCEPTIONS! The last day we will accept entries is Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.
CAN I GET A REFUND ON MY ENTRY FEE?
Refund requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org & received by October 11th, 2019. All refunds will be charged a $20 handing fee. All refunds will be processed AFTER November 10th, 2019. Late fees will not be refunded. No exceptions.
WILL YOU TAKE ENTRIES THE DAY OF THE EVENT IF SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE?
WHY IS THERE A $25 Tournament FEE?
This fee is used to cover all costs of the tournament including staff, advertising, promotions, live-stream, fees, etc.
CAN I AVOID THE PAYPAL FEE BY PAYING CASH?
Yes. Players that pay cash must ensure the payment is delivered to Tony or Gail Robles AND include the Entry Form completed and signed.
how will tournament prizes be paid?
All players that cash in the event will be paid via check. Players must have the appropriate identification and tax information to complete a W-9 or W-8 BEN in order to be paid. Prize money will NOT be paid in cash and a check will NOT be written without proper identification and tax information.
IS THIS A SINGLE OR DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT?
Double. The finals of each event will be a modified race. If the undefeated player wins the standard rack race first, the match is over and they are the winner. If the one-loss side player reaches the standard rack race first, the match is extended by two racks for both players. The player that gets to this increased rack score first is the winner of the event.
For example, if your division's standard race on the winner's side is 6 racks, the undefeated player must win 6 racks to win the event. If the one-loss player wins 6 racks before the undefeated player, then both player's races are extended to 8. The player that wins 8 racks is declared the winner of the event.
WILL THIS BE AN ANNUAL EVENT?
Yes, we intend for this to be an annual event, with future events to include different games and formats.