2410-9th Street
Columbus,NE 68601

(402) 562-7900

ENTRY FEES:

OPEN TEAMS***********$120.00
WOMENS TEAMS******* $120.00
INTERMEDIATE TEAMS* $200.00

OPEN SINGLES ****//*////i* $30.00
WOMENS SINGLES*iiii**////$30.00
WOMEN'S MASTERS ..........$40.00
INTERMEDIATE SINGLES /$40.00

INTER. PLUS SINGLES........$50.00
MEN'S MASTERS *-/***
...... .$60.00.

ALL SINGLES ENTRIES HAVE A $10.00 LATE FEE IF PAID ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.

 

Tournament Of The Heartland
2008 Heartland Results

2009 Heartland Results
2010 Heartland Results
2011 Heartland Results

2012 Heartland Results
2013 Heartland Results
2014 Heartland Results

2017-2018 Heartland Masters & Restricted Lists

2014 Intermediate List

Heartland Dates - 2018
January 12th, 13th, 14th

 

Heartland Charter League Websites
Top Score Games LLC.

Columbus And Surrounding Area
Heartland Billiard Leagues

Grand Island / Hastings

 

**The Heartland Association was formed in 2002 by a group of vendors that included Top Score Games of Columbus, GI Music (now Mid Nebraska Coin) of Grand Island, Howard Sales (now Greater Omaha) of Omaha and Taylor Amusements of Lincoln. One of the biggest goals of the association was to make the Heartland open to pool league players from all over the state.

**After 13 years of growth, the 2014 tournament was held last January at the New World Inn in Columbus. There were 452 players in the singles, and 598 players that played in the teams.

...SINCE 2010, PAYBACKS HAVE INCREASED 40% TO OVER $28,000 PAID OUT AT THE 2014 HEARTLAND TOURNAMENT.

***All leagues and associations choose to rank their players based on different criteria. The Heartland chooses to rate it's players based on known ability and individual money won in all tournaments, not just Heartland events. Those player ratings are overseen by Keith Stewart and Jerry Siefken who have over 40 years of combined tournament experience. These ratings create a great amount of parity in the singles and team competition. There are 5 levels of ratings: Open (B &C), Women's open, Intermediate (A) and Men's and Women's Masters. There are 8 different divisions of competition at the Heartland tournament: Open singles, Open teams, Intermediate singles, Intermediate teams, Masters singles. Women's Open singles, Women's Masters singles, and Women's teams. There is also a division called the Sportsmen division. This division is open to all teams in the open and women's divisions, who did not cash in the Open team or Women's team tournaments. All participants in the Heartland tournament must be a Nebraska resident and at least 21 years of age.

The Heartland Association invites you to see for yourself why we are the fastest growing billiard association in Nebraska working with vendor and independent leagues. For more info about the Heartland Association and how to become a member please call Jason Miller at Top Score Games (402-562-7900), Keith Stewart (308-383-3140) or Jerry Siefken (402-525-8843).
**



WHY THE HEARTLAND IS THE BEST POOL TOURNAMENT IN NEBRASKA:

*THE LAST 10 OPEN SINGLES WINNERS WERE FROM EIGHT (8) DIFFERENT CITIES IN NEBRASKA.

*FREE TABLE PLAY-NO GREENS FEES.

*ONLY A $5.00 REGISTRATION FEE.

*GRANITO CLOTH AND RED CIRCLE CUE BALLS ON 66 7' VALLEY BAR TABLES.

*SPORTSMEN'S TOURNAMENT FOR OPEN & WOMEN'S TEAMS.

*MINI TOURNAMENTS ON THURSDAY (7:30pm) AND FRIDAY (10:00pm).

*$5.OO NINE BALL TOURNAMENT FOR OPEN PLAYERS ON SATURDAY NIGHT. .RICH BENDER WAS THE 2015 WINNER (64 PLAYERS)



.TOURNAMENT RULES:

*THE HEARTLAND TOURNAMENT FOLLOWS VNEA RULES FOR ALL TOURNAMENT PLAY
*(Exception; Scratching while shooting at the 8-ball is a loss whether you make the 8- ball or not.)

*THERE IS A 45 SECOND SHOT CLOCK IN EFFECT. 1ST VIOLATION IS A WARNING. SECOND VIOLATION .WILL BE BALL IN HAND FOR YOUR OPPONENT. THIRD VIOLATION IS LOSS OF GAME. ONCE YOU HAVE .BEEN WARNED, THAT WARNING WILL CARRY OVER FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.

*VNEA 10 POINT SCORING SYSTEM IS USED AND MOST TOTAL POINTS WINS THE MATCH IN ALL DIVISIONS. IF THE TEAMS ARE TIED IN TOTAL POINTS AFTER ALL THE GAMES HAVE BEEN PLAYED, THE FIRST ROUND WILL BE REPLAYED USING THE SAME ORDER. THE VISITING TEAM WILL BREAK THE FIRST AND THIRD GAMES, THE HOME TEAM WILL BREAK THE SECOND AND FOURTH GAMES. IF THE TEAMS ARE STIIL TIED, THE CAPTAINS WILL EACH CHOOSE 1 PLAYER TO REPRESENT THEIR TEAM FOR A 1 GAME SUDDEN DEATH PLAYOFF. FLIP FOR BREAK, AND THE WINNER OF THAT GAME WINS THE MATCH.

*A MATCH CAN'T BE WON OR TIED BY A PLAYER POCKETING THE MATCH POINT FOR HIS OR HER TEAM ON AN ILLEGAL SHOT OR A SHOT RESULTING IN A BALL IN HAND OR LOSS OF GAME FOUL. IF THE POINT TO TIE OR WIN IS POCKETED ON AN ILLEGAL SHOT OR A SHOT RESULTING IN A BALL IN HAND, THE BALL WILL BE SPOTTED AND THE OPPONENT WILL RECEIVE BALL IN HAND. IF THE BALL TO TIE OR WIN IS POCKETED ON A SHOT RESULTING IN A LOSS OF GAME FOUL(KNOCKING THE 8-BALL IN EARLY OR SCRATCHING ON THE 8-BALL) THAT SHOOTER WILL LOSE THE GAME, AND NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR THAT BALL THAT WON OR TIED THE MATCH.

SINGLES GUIDELINES:

*ALL TOURNAMENT RATINGS ARE DETERMINED BY TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS. ANY PLAYER THAT HAS NEVER PLAYED IN A SANCTIONED LEAGUE WILL HAVE TO PLAY IN THE INTERMEDIATE DIVISION UNLESS THEY CAN PROVE THEY ARE A "B" PLAYER OR LOWER.

*ALL PLAYERS MUST COME FROM A HEARTLAND SANCTIONED LEAGUE .

*PLAYERS MUST PLAY AT LEAST 4 WEEKS IN A HEARTLAND SANCTIONED LEAGUE TO PLAY IN THE HEARTLAND SINGLES TOURNAMENT.

*OPEN PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE OPEN, INTEREMEDIATE OR MEN'S MASTERS DIVISIONS.

*INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE INTERMEDIATE OR MEN'S MASTERS DIVISIONS.

*MEN'S MASTERS MAY ONLY PLAY IN THE MEN'S MASTERS DIVISION.

*OPEN WOMEN PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE OPEN WOMEN OR MASTER'S WOMEN DIVISIONS.

*MASTER WOMEN PLAYERS MAY ONLY PLAY IN THE WOMEN'S MASTERS DIVISION. (SARA COBB WON THE FIRST WOMEN'S MASTERS SINGLES TOURNAMENT LAST YEAR, AND RECEIVED $200.00 PLUS A RAT CUSTOM TWO PIECE CUE VALUED AT $400.00).

.TEAM GUIDELINES:

 

.OPEN TEAM DIVISION:

*ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST COME FROM THE SAME CHARTER. TEAM MUST HAVE 2 CORE MEMBERS SHOOTING AT LEAST 8 NIGHTS TOGETHER. THE 3RD PLAYER MUST HAVE AT LEAST 8 NIGHTS WITH ANY TEAM IN THE CHARTER. THE 4TH PLAYER MUST HAVE AT LEAST 4 NIGHTS WITH ANY TEAM WITHIN THE CHARTER.

*OPEN TEAMS MAY NOT HAVE ANY INTERMEDIATE OR MEN'S MASTER PLAYERS ON THEIR TEAM.

*NO MORE THAN 2 PLAYERS FROM THE OPEN RESTRICTED LIST MAY PLAY ON A TEAM TOGETHER IN THE OPEN TEAM DIVISION. TWO PLAYERS FROM THIS LIST AND 2 PLAYERS FROM THE WOMEN'S MASTERS LIST MAY PLAY ON AN OPEN DIVISION TEAM. (EXCEPTIONS--SARA COBB, KELLY FINKE, MISSEY MALEY AND CHRIS WILLIAMS). ANY NUMBER OF PLAYERS FROM THE WOMEN'S MASTERS LIST, WOMEN'S RESTRICTED LIST OR OPEN RESTRICTED LIST MAY PLAY TOGETHER IN THE INTERMEDIATE TEAM DIVISION. TO VIEW THE OPEN AND WOMEN'S RESTRICTED LIST, CLICK ON THE LINK ENTITLED 2016-2017 HEARTLAND MASTERS & RESTRICTED LISTS AT THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE.

INTERMEDIATE TEAM DIVISION:

*INTERMEDIATE TEAMS MAY BE MADE UP OF ANY 4 PLAYERS FROM ANY CHARTER IN THE HEARTLAND ASSOCIATION, PROVIDED THAT 3 OF THOSE PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED AT LEAST 8 WEEKS IN ANY HEARTLAND SANCTIONED LEAGUE, AND THE 4TH PLAYER HAS PLAYED AT LEAST 4 WEEKS IN A HEARTLAND SANCTIONED LEAGUE.

*INTERMEDIATE TEAMS MAY ONLY HAVE (1) MEN'S MASTER ON A TEAM.

WOMEN'S TEAM DIVISION:

*ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST COME FROM THE SAME CHARTER. TEAM MUST HAVE 2 CORE MEMBERS SHOOTING AT LEAST 8 NIGHTS TOGETHER. THE 3RD PLAYER MUST HAVE AT LEAST 8 NIGHTS WITH ANY TEAM IN THE CHARTER. THE 4TH PLAYER MUST HAVE AT LEAST 4 NIGHTS WITH ANY TEAM WITHIN THE CHARTER.

.NO MORE THAN 2 PLAYERS FROM THE WOMEN'S RESTRICTED LIST MAY PLAY TOGETHER ON A WOMEN'S TEAM .

A WOMEN'S TEAM MAY HAVE 1 WOMEN'S MASTER AND 1 PLAYER FROM THE WOMEN'S RESTRICTED LIST TOGETHER ON A TEAM, ALONG WITH 2 OTHER OPEN WOMEN PLAYERS.

*NO LIMIT OF WOMENS MASTERS ON A TEAM IN THE OPEN DIVISION.

SINGLES MATCH FORMAT:

OPEN MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SINGLES IS RACE TO 2/2.

INTERMEDIATE SINGLES IS RACE TO 3/2.

MEN'S MASTERS & INTERMEDIATE PLUS WILL RACE TO THEIR NUMBER IN THE WINNER'S SIDE.

IN THE LOSER'S SIDE TWO 3'S WILL RACE TO 3, TWO 4'S WILL RACE TO 3. IF A 4 OR 5 PLAYS A 3 IN THE LOSER'S SIDE, THEY WILL NOT DROP IN THE NUMBER OF GAMES.

WOMEN'S MASTERS IS RACE TO 3/2.

PLAYERS WHO FINISH 1ST OR 2ND IN THE OPEN, INTERMEDIATE OR WOMEN'S SINGLES WILL BE RAISED UP A DIVISION .

ANY PLAYER THAT HAS BEEN RAISED UP A DIVISION IN SINGLES HAS TO PLAY 2 YEARS IN THE DIVISION THEY HAVE BEEN RAISED UP TO AND NOT CASH IN THE HIGHER DIVISION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED TO BE LOWERED A DIVISION.

TEAM MATCH FORMAT:

OPEN TEAM DIVISION WILL BE DOUBLE ELIMINATION WITH 16 GAMES PLAYED ON THE WINNER'S AND LOSER'S SIDES.

INTERMEDIATE TEAMS---25 TEAMS OR MORE, WILL BE DOUBLE ELIMINATION WITH 16 GAMES PLAYED ON THE WINNER'S AND LOSER'S SIDES.

INTERMEDIATE TEAMS--24 TEAMS OR LESS, WILL BE DOUBLE ELIMINATION WITH 32 GAMES PLAYED ON THE WINNERS SIDE AND 16 GAMES PLAYED ON THE LOSER'S SIDE.

WOMEN'S TEAMS WILL BE DOUBLE ELIMINATION WITH 16 GAMES PLAYED ON THE WINNER'S SIDE AND 12 GAMES PLAYED ON THE LOSER'S SIDE.

SPORTSMEN DIVISION (ANY OPEN TEAMS OR WOMEN'S TEAMS WHO DID NOT CASH IN THEIR OWN TOURNAMENT) WILL BE SINGLE ELIMINATION WITH 12 GAMES PLAYED. THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY MORNING AND WILL HAVE A $20.00 ENTRY FEE PER TEAM.

ALL TEAM MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON TWO TABLES, HOWEVER IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, SOME MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON 3 TABLES.





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