UPDATE: 8/28/11 - Tournament Privileges have been granted, Round of 32 games will be sent out starting tonight! Remember, only 3 games will be sent out at a time, and Round of 32 matches are a race to 5 wins to advance.
There will be 8 tournaments played out before a Championships tournament sometime in the spring. Winners of certain tournaments in the series plus others based on ranking throughout the season will be invited to the Championships as well as it being open to anyone. More information about the season of tournaments at the bottom of this post.
-=Sydney Open =- The Sydney Open is the first stop on the World Tour 2011-2012. Anyone may join in, including freemiums. However, freemiums must commit to having 3 spots open at all times. Games will be sent out 3 at a time.
Rules Update: With the launch of Round lImits, Starting in the Round of 16 players, each game will be limited to 20 rounds. This will speed up the tournament a little, we have had many game go over 20 rounds.
Each round of play is based on Billiards matches, which is a race to be the first to win a certain number of games. I will count wins in real time, so the first person to win the required number of games in their match will win the match, no matter the results after the official win.
Seeding for this tournament will be determined by the player's CC Score at the close of registration.
Qualification Rounds: UPDATE: Each player will play one best 2 of 3 qualification round against their seeded opponent. Winners will advance to the bracket. Losing players will be compared, and the remaining bracket slots will go to those who lost, but lasted the longest in their game by round. Tie-breakers will be played by involved parties.
Round of 64: (if needed) Winner of each match-up will be the first player to win a race to 3 game wins. Round of 32: (if needed) Winner of each match-up will be the first player to win a race to 5 game wins. Round of 16: Winner of each match-up will be the first player to win a race to 7 game wins. Quarterfinals: Winner of each match-up will be the first player to win a race to 11 game wins. Semifinals: Winner of each match-up will be the first player to win a race to 11 game wins. Finals: Winner will be the first player to win a race to 13 game wins.
Winner will also receive a bye to the Round of 16 in one future tournament this season, excluding the Championships.
Points awarded for place finished in each tournament are below.