9-Ball Player Entry
9-Ball – January 25th, 2023
- Players Meeting, Noon; Draw immediately following
- Match Play begins at 1:00 pm
- Total Purse, $77,500* approximate
- Guaranteed Added $25,000
- Entry Fee $160** • Buy-In Option – $100
- Single Elimination w/ 1 Buyback Option
- Race to 9
- Express Rules, BCA/WPA Points Event
- Spouse wristband $50
*Total Purse based on the field of 350 players (max 400)
** Entry fee includes a $10 registration fee
The Billiard Congress of America and Diamond Billiard Products are pleased to announce this Derby City Classic 9-Ball Tournament will be a BCA/WPA points ranking event.
Lag for Opening Break
The winner of the lag decides who breaks first. Coin toss is acceptable if both players agree.
Nine balls are racked in a diamond pattern with the 1-ball in front and the 9-ball in the middle. The remaining balls are random, except the 2-ball cannot be on the back of the stack. Pattern racking is not allowed. The 9-ball is racked on the spot. Must use the Outsville Accu-Rack template rack. Once the balls are placed inside the template, do not touch them. If the template is not perfectly straight, call for a re-rack.
The winner of the previous game decides who breaks the next game.
The cue ball begins in hand behind the head string, with the EDGE of the cue ball fully inside the kitchen. No Break Box. A legal break requires you to contact the 1-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. Additionally, the EDGE of at least 3 balls, minus any pocketed balls, must reach the head string or the break is illegal. If the 3 point rule is not met, the incoming player has the option to accept the table in position or give the shot back to the breaking player. No push out option is allowed on an illegal break. The 9-ball made on an illegal break, spots up immediately.
The breaking player may push out on the shot immediately after the break, except on an illegal break.
Scratch or Foul
Any scratch or foul results in cue ball in hand.
If a player commits 3 successive fouls in one game, it is loss of game. The opponent must notify the shooter that they are “on 2” fouls, immediately before the shooter’s next inning.
A player 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.
Winning The Game
Object balls must be shot in rotation. The first player who legally pockets the 9-ball, including 9 on the break or combination shot on the 9, wins the game.