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The 2018 West Coast Swing: Entry forms and Formats

February 26th, 2018

POV Pool Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA 

The 2018 West Coast Swing Tournaments and Action!

By: Daniel Busch

In association with West State Billiards, Point of View Pool Media, Family Billiards, California Billiards and Freezer’s Ice House, the 2018 West Coast Swing events are announced this year with a new venue; Freezer’s Ice House in Tempe, Arizona, hosting its first major event since the premier venue opened its doors by Scott Frost and partners in 2017. This page will provide players with entry forms and formats for the first three venues on the ‘Swing’ which boasts over two weeks of back to back, high-powered tournaments that are sure to fill each venue with the toughest competition from all over the world. Now in its 6th year, ‘The West Coast Swing’ events are a coordinated effort between POV Pool Media the west coast’s best venues with a mission promote the best that cuesports have to offer.

Also, introducing: The West-Coast Cuemaker’s Showcase!

And, if you thought that action was enough then, think again. With the support of several talented and respected cue-maker’s on our beautiful west coast, California Billiards will also be hosting the ‘West Coast Cuemaker’s Showcase’ featuring, Ariel Carmeli (www.CarmeliCues.com), Eddie Cohen (www.CohenCues.com), Kent Davis (www.KDCues.com) and Tiger Products (www.TigerProducts.com). We urge everyone to visit with us at California Billiards between July 6th-8th for a chance to see the ‘best of the west’ of cues and billiards products from these remarkable brands.

We’d like to remind our readers that planning and logistics are still in the works and, we are hoping to coordinate with Scott Frost and Freezer’s Ice House to host the same showcase in Tempe, AZ during the Ice House Challenge events between July 11th-15th so, stay tuned for more news coming soon.

Sponsor inquiries for the 2018 West Coast Swing events: daniel@povpool.com

The 2018 West Coast Swing: Dates and Locations

  • June 30-July 1st – Family Billiards / San Francisco, CA
  • July 4th-July 8th – California Billiards / Fremont, CA
  • July 11th-15th – Freezer’s Icehouse / Tempe, AZ
  • July 18th-24th Griff’s Bar and Billiards / Las Vegas, NV

‘Swing’ Events – Entry Form/s Download

6th Annual $3,000 Added Cole Dickson 9-Ball Memorial Tournament Entry Form

West Coast Challenge / 1-Pocket and 10-Ball Entry Form

The Ice House 1-Pocket and 10-Ball Challenge

The CSI U.S. Open 8-Ball and 10-Ball  – Visit http://www.playcsipool.com/upcoming-events.html

Important Entry Form Notes 

  1. The ability to pay entry by credit card, PayPal or other electronic paywall service is at the discretion of each venue manager or owner and could be subject to additional processing fees. Please be sure you are aware of any processing fees before giving anyone your payment information.
  2. The rotation tournaments (9 and 10 Ball) are all ‘Tiered Entry’ events (Pro/AM). If you have a Fargo rating of 700 or higher, you are considered in the ‘Pro’ tier.
  3. There is a late entry fee of $25 at each event. The late fee cutoff dates are different on each entry form. Please read each entry form carefully so that your entries are in on time.
  4. Since each venue is different from the other, some house and tournament policies may vary slightly, such as the use of jump cues, types of racks or balls being used, tournament bracketing and tournament direction rules.
  5. Paid entries will be publicly disclosed on social networks and forums by June 15th, 2018.

The West Coast Swing – ‘Stepping stones to Las Vegas!’

The 2018 West Coast Swing Tournaments and Action will precede the CSI, US Open 8-Ball and 10-Ball events at Griff’s Bar and Billiards in Las Vegas. We highly recommend that, if you plan to play the ‘West Coast Swing’ events that, you also compete in the CSI U.S. Open Championship events in Las Vegas. For more information on CSI’s U.S. Open events, visit: http://www.playcsipool.com/upcoming-events.html – for formats, entry fees, and other criteria, visit CSI’s ‘Contact Page’ at http://www.playcsipool.com/contact.html

Hotels and Promotions: 

Each venue will do its best to suggest and bargain for promotional hotel and accommodation rates within the vicinity of the event/s being held however this is not to be expected or in any way promised. We at POV Pool Media are committed to sharing our search results with the public as soon as they are obtained.

Hotel promos and/or discounts that we are aware of:

Family Billiards – San Francisco

  • Promos Pending (Please check back with us)

California Billiards – Fremont, CA

  • The Holiday Inn Express – Newark, CA 
  • For more information visit https://www.californiabilliards.com/hotel

Freezer’s Icehouse – Tempe, AZ

  • Graduate Tempe $89/night (promo code 180711FREE)
  • To make your reservation CLICK HERE!

Other Hotel Options:

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Tournament Rules and Formats

The 6th Annual Cole Dickson 9-Ball Tournament

Saturday, June 30th – Sunday, July 1st, 2018
$3,000 Added
9-Ball / Double Elimination / Race to 8/6
Winner Break / Rack Your Own / House Rack
3-Foul Rule
Open to 96 Players
NO GREEN FEES!
$125 – Pro Entry (Fargo Rating, 720 or above)
$75 Amateur Entry (Fargo Rating, 719 or below)
$25 Late Fee for entries paid after June 23rd, 2018
Tournament Director: TBA
Played on 16, 9′ –  Gold Crown II’s
Jump Cues Allowed
IPT Tournament Pro Balls (Manufactured by Aramith)

 

The West Coast Challenge 1-Pocket

Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, July 6th, 2018
$5,000 Added
1-Pocket / Double Elimination / Race to 4/3
Alternate Break / Rack Your Own / House Rack
3-Foul Rule
Open to 64 Players
NO GREEN FEES!
$125 entry for all players
$25 Late Fee for entries paid after June 27th, 2018
Tournament Director: Janet Okamoto and Ken Shuman
Played on 26, 9′ –  Gold Crown II’s
Brunswick Centennials / Red Circle Cue-Ball

 

The West Coast Challenge 10-Ball

Friday, July 6th – Sunday, July 8th, 2018
$15,000 Added
10-Ball – WPA International Rules / Call Pocket
Winner Break / Rack Your Own / House Rack
3-Foul Rule
Open to 96 Players
NO GREEN FEES!
$250 – Pro Entry (Fargo Rating,720 or above)
$125 Amateur Entry (Fargo Rating, 719 or below)
$25 Late Fee for entries paid after June 27th, 2018
Tournament Director: Janet Okamoto and Ken Shuman
Played on 26, 9′ –  Gold Crown II’s
Jump Cues Allowed
Brunswick Centennials / Red Circle Cue-Ball

 

The 2018 Ice House 1-Pocket Challenge

Wednesday, July 11th – Friday, July 13th, 2018
$3,000 Added
1-Pocket / Double Elimination / Race to 3/3
Alternate Break / Rack Your Own / House Rack
3-Foul Rule
Open to 64 Players
$10 Green Fee
$125 entry for all players
$25 Late Fee for entries paid after July 5th, 2018
Tournament Directors: Tres Kane and Junior Flores
Official Referee: Veronica Poor
Played on 12, 9′ –  Diamond Blue Label
Aramith Pro-Cup / Measle Cue-Ball

 

The 2018 Ice House 10-Ball Challenge

Friday, July 13th – Sunday, July 15th, 2018
$10,000 Added
10-Ball – WPA International Rules / Call Pocket
Double Elimination / Race to 8/8
Winner Break / Rack Your Own / House Rack
3-Foul Rule
Open to 96 Players
$10 Green Fee
$250 – Pro Entry (Fargo Rating, 720 or above)
$125 Amateur Entry (Fargo Rating, 719 or below)
$25 Late Fee for entries paid after June 27th, 2018
Tournament Director: Tres Kane and Junior Flores
Official Referee: Veronica Poor
Played on 12, 9′ –  Diamond Blue Label
Jump Cues Allowed
Aramith Pro Cup / Measle Cue-Ball

The 2018 CSI US Open 8-Ball and 10-Ball Championships

Visit http://www.playcsipool.com/upcoming-events.html for more information, entry forms and rules

 

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