2002 Table Shuffleboard World Championships - General Information Page
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Promotion: The Ambassador, which has a retail value of $4,500, is
manufactured by Venture Entertainment and is the official Shuffleboard Table of
the North American Shuffleboard Championships and World Championship
Tournament (WCT). The drawing for the shuffleboard Table will take place
at the 2002 NASC on the evening of Friday, November 1. Ticket holders
need not be present to win.
All registered players will receive one
ticket for each event they enter at both the WCT in April 2002 and the
2002 NASC. Any player attending both tournaments will receive two chances
for each event entered at both contests. All players must be registered guests
of the Sands Regency Hotel. This promotion is being sponsored by Venture
Entertainment of Hillside, New Jersey. Qualifying events at the WCT
include the Handicapped Draw on Tuesday, the five amateur draws (one per day
Wednesday through Sunday), Ladies Singles, Ladies Doubles, Open Doubles and
Round Robin Singles.
Pari-mutual betting: One of the most
exciting new features of the WCT is pari-mutual style betting. This works
the same as it does at horse and dog racing tracks. Prior to the start of the
Open Doubles, Open Singles, Ladies Doubles and Ladies Singles, you can wager on
who you think will finish in the top three (win, place and show). Odds and pay
outs are determined by the total amount of money wagered. Additionally, you
will be able to make perfecta and trifecta wagers, in which you try to pick the
first and second, or first second and third place finishers. In the main event,
the $1,000 true round robin singles, you will be able to bet on every
Event Information: The Open Doubles begins on Wednesday,
April 3 at 12:00 noon. There will be $3,000 of added money for this event. The
format is double elimination with 15 point games and two out of three in both
the winners and losers bracket.
Thursday will feature Ladies Doubles and
the conclusion of the Open Doubles. The format will be the same as in the Open
Doubles, double elimination with 15 point games and two out of three in both
the winners and losers bracket.
On Friday the Ladies Singles and Round
Robin Singles begin. The format for the Ladies Singles is two out of three,
double elimination, with 15 point games in both the winners and losers bracket.
For the Round Robin Singles, the format is one 15 point game against every
other player in the field. The player with the best record wins the tournament.
Prize money for this event will go to the top 50% of the field. If this event
fills up, $2,000 will be added to it.
There will be a $50.00 Draw
Partners (with an auction) daily at 11:00 a.m. beginning on Wednesday. These
events are single game, double elimination with 15 point games in both the
winners and losers bracket. "1" rated players may not draw each other. Every
day, after the conclusion of the Draw Partners, there will be four boards
available for round robins and challenge games.
Refund Policy: The registration and board fee are not refundable. There is
a 25% cancellation fee for any event you sign up for and do not participate in.
Weights: Players may use their own weights, which must have red
& blue caps. They may be any brand, so long as the plating is intact and in
good condition. The total weight is must be not less than 320 grams, nor more
than 340 grams. All weights are subject to inspection by the Tournament
Director who may, at his discretion, disallow any weights he deems
unacceptable. Weights that are excessively scratched or have or plating that is
worn through are examples of unacceptable equipment.
Reservation: To make room reservations, call the Sands Regency at
800-648-3553 and tell them your group code number is SHU331. Rates are $48.00
per night plus tax, maximum double occupancy.
For more information,
please call The Shuffleboard Federation at 800-380-3033.