First Annual CSC/TCC 8 Ball Bash

NOTE: If you got a postcard flyer it fails to mention that at least one player on each team must be surfing in the contest.

NOTE #2: We've changed the date and time to Saturday at 5pm.

This is Vince, head geek of PBSC and the much saner half of the DJ team at Tourmaline contests, not that nutty guy in the ape mask!

Aside from surfing I also like long walks along the beach and shooting pool, and lately I have been playing in some local pool tournaments. I have had the notion for a while now to hold a tournament in conjunction with a surf contest, and just in the past couple of weeks I decided the time was right. What cemented my resolve to make it happen was the idea of having a benefactor who will receive half of the proceeds.

I have decided that in honor of his long standing status as a stalwart dude in the Tourmaline parking lot, and his overall positive contributions to the good vibes that have so often permeated that hallowed expanse of pavement over the decades, that Levy Feiteira is a more than worthy benefactor. Skip Frye even once went so far as to shape Levy a personal board in his honor and present it to him in front of a large and appreciative crowd down at the lot one fine Saturday morning… ‘nuff said!

levy in spys dsc 0734

levy in bowler hat

Levy’s health has been declining the past couple of years, and it’s my hope that we can lift his spirits a little bit by holding this event in his honor. It wasn't long ago that Levy was a real sharp shooter with a cue too, so I know he will appreciate us doing this in his honor.

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THIS JUST IN - WE HAVE A TROPHY!

8 ball bash trophy

 

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The opening rounds will take place Friday, September 30 at the West End Bar at the west end of Turquoise Street, two blocks from the Tourmaline lot. The semifinals and finals will be Saturday, October 1 at 7pm, also at the West End.

West End interior

The tournament will include a field of 16 mixed doubles teams, one male and one female. Each team must have at least one member who is a competitor in the TCC surf contest. All contestants must be 21 or older to enter the bar. Each match will be a single game and the bracket format will be double elimination.

The entry fee is $20 per team, with $10 toward the pot and the other $10 toward Levy. We will also accept extra donations at the event. The payouts will be:

  1. 1st Place - $100
  2. 2nd Place - $40
  3. 3rd Place - $20

The play will be “Scotch Doubles” 8 ball, which means the partners on each team take alternate shots when they are in command of the table. 

For example here's an imaginary game featuring the team of Lloyd and Ella vs Adelaide and Quinn. A shot sequence might go something like this:

  1. Lloyd breaks, makes a stripe
  2. Ella makes a stripe
  3. Lloyd misses
  4. Adelaide makes a solid
  5. Quinn makes a solid
  6. Adelaide makes a solid
  7. Quinn makes a solid
  8. Adelaide makes a solid
  9. Quinn misses
  10. Ella makes a stripe
  11. Lloyd makes a stripe
  12. Ella makes a stripe
  13. Lloyd makes a stripe
  14. Ella misses
  15. … and so on.

BRACKETS:

The brackets will be updated live at https://challonge.com/csc2022. There is made up BS content now for you to look at and see how it all lays out.

RULES:

The rules used will be a slightly modified version of the house rules for 8 ball at the West End:

  1. Pocket scratches only (cue ball goes in a pocket)
    1. No table scratches (such as hitting an opponent's ball first, failing to hit one of your balls), except when shooting at the 8 ball, in which case if no contact is made with the 8 the cue ball must hit at least 3 rails, and if the cue ball fails to do so, opponent gets ball in hand anywhere on the table.
  2. Call pocket, not shot:
    1. No need to say “7 in the corner off the 15”, just “7 in the corner” is all you need to say.
    2. No matter how the 7 goes in, as long as it goes in the pocket you called and the shot was clean (7 is the first ball contacted by the cue ball) you get to keep shooting.
  3. Open table until a ball is legally pocketed after the break
  4. Early 8/scratch on 8 is a loss
  5. If the 8 ball is made on the break it gets spotted and the game goes on. In the case of the 8 ball being made on the break with a cue ball scratch, the 8 gets spotted and game goes on, with the other team shooting from the kitchen with an open table.
  6. No jump/masse shots over the shoulder
  7. No safeties are allowed. If you cannot legally call a ball and pocket (for example: cue ball or object ball trapped by opponent’s balls and remembering that jump shots are not allowed), you must forfeit your shot and the opponent must play the cue ball from where it sits.

We will post any updates to the rules promptly on this page (spurred on by your questions and comments below), and we will also announce any major news or updates via our newsletter. 

Signup online here to ensure a spot. We anticipate that this event will fill up long before the day of the event. There will be an online waiting list if the event does sell out. Chances are very good that we won’t have any spots open that night, so that’s likely going to mean sign up online or become a spectator. But hey, nothing wrong with coming just to spectate… this should be a hoot! 

Click here if you have any questions or comments about the event.

Stay rad,
Vince

(Oh and one last thing... I know it says "Cash or Check" for payment method, but please just bring your cash!)

Event Details

Date and Time 10-01-2022 5:00 pm
Ending Date and Time 10-01-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity 16
Registered 6 [View List]
Number of spots available 10
Entry Fee $20.00
Location West End Bar

Group Rate

#Competitors Rate/Person ($)
2 10.00

Venue Information - West End Bar

Registered Competitors

NUM First Name Last Name Registration Date
1 Vince Bodie 09-22-2022
2 Player X 09-22-2022
3 Shaun Donovan 09-22-2022
4 Gayla Berkefelt 09-22-2022
5 jim crage 09-02-2022
6 wendy crage 09-02-2022

We are no longer accepting online registration for this event. You may still be able to register in person on the day of the event if there are any openings in your age division.

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