||February 12, 2002
||Volume 2, Number 1
The Ambassador is manufactured
by Venture Entertainment and is the official Shuffleboard Table of the North
American Shuffleboard Championships (NASC) and World Championship
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. Additional tickets are available
for purchase at a cost of $5.00 each.
promotion is being sponsored by Venture Entertainment of Hillside, New Jersey.
Qualifying events at the WCT include the A/B Draw Partners on Tuesday,
the five amateur Draw Partners (one per day Wednesday through Sunday), Ladies
Singles, Ladies Doubles, Open Doubles and Round Robin
WCT features many new offerings, including lots of action for amateurs,
such as daily Draw Partner events (with auctions), Ladies Singles and Doubles,
added money, pari-mutual style betting on all of the tournament action, and a
chance to win a brand new Ambassador Shuffleboard Table.
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, Round Robin 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 game.
For the amateurs,
there will be a $50.00 Draw Partners with an auction every day at 12:00 noon.
Players rated .50 through 5.00 are eligible. Every day, after the conclusion of
the Draw Partners, there will be four boards available for round robins and
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. Entry fee is $500.00 per team and prize money will be
distributed to the top 25% of the field.
Thursday will feature Ladies Doubles and the
conclusion of the Open Doubles. Entry fee for the Ladies Doubles is $100.00 per
player. 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
On Friday the Ladies Singles and Round Robin Singles begin. The
entry fee for these two events is $200.00 and $1,000.00 respectively. The
format for the Ladies Singles is two out of three, double elimination, with 15
point games in both the winners and losers bracket. The top 25% of the field
will receive prize money.
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.
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, call The Shuffleboard Federation at
800-380-3033 or click 2002 WCT for
tournament information or to print a