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9-Ball – January 30, 2019

  • Players Meeting, Noon; Draw immediately following
  • Match Play begins 1:00 pm
  • Total Purse, $77,500* approximate
  • Guaranteed Added $25,000
  • Entry Fee $160** • Buy-In Option – $100
  • Single Elimination w/ 1 Buyback • Race to 9
  • Pro-Express Rules • BCA Points Event

*Total Purse based on field of 350 players (max 400)
** Entry fee includes a $10 registration fee.

  • Race to 9
  • Single Elimination
  • Buy-In Option
  • Pro Express Rules

2017 Derby City 9-Ball Now a Race to 9

The Billiard Congress of America and Diamond Billiard Products are pleased to announce this year’s Derby City Classic 9-Ball Tournament will be a BCA points ranking event. In support of BCA requirements for points-ranking events, the match race will be increased from 7 to 9 games.

9-Ball Rules

Format: Race to 9; single elimination; one buy-back option.

Lag for First Break: Winner of the lag decides who breaks first.

Breaking subsequent games: Winner of previous game decides who breaks the next game.

Legal Break: A legal break requires you to contact the one ball first and either pocket a ball or drive at least 4 object balls to the cushions. Failure to do so is a foul, and counts as the first foul of the 3-foul rule.

Push Out: You may push out on the shot immediately after the break.

Scratch or Foul: Any scratch or foul results in cue ball in hand.

3-Foul Rule: If you commit 3 successive fouls in one game you lose the game. Your opponent must notify you that you are on 2 fouls immediately before your next inning.

Concession: You must not concede the 9-Ball. The penalty is loss of game PLUS one additional game.  Unscrewing your playing cue while your opponent is at the table is loss of match.

The “One Foot On The Floor” Rule Is In Effect