2410-9th Street
Columbus,NE 68601

(402) 562-7900

ENTRY FEES:

OPEN TEAMS*********** $120.00
OPEN PLUS TEAMS******$160.00
INTERMEDIATE TEAMS* $200.00

OPEN SINGLES ****//*////i* $30.00
WOMENS SINGLES*iiii**////$30.00
INTERMEDIATE SINGLES /$40.00

INT..PLUS SINGLES.............$50.00
MEN'S MASTERS *-/***
...... .$60.00
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ALL SINGLES ENTRIES HAVE A $10.00 LATE FEE IF PAID AFTER SUN. JANUARY 12TH.

 

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

2019-2020 Heartland Masters, Intermediate, Intermediate Plus & Open Plus Team Lists.

Heartland Dates - 2020
January 17th, 18th, 19th

 

Heartland Charter League Websites
Top Score Games LLC.

Columbus And Surrounding Area
Heartland Billiard Leagues

Grand Island / Hastings

 

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*** 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) or Keith Stewart (308-383-3140).
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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.

*WE HAVE FORMED A NEW DIVISION CALLED INTERMEDIATE PLUS. IT IS OPEN TO OPEN PLAYERS, INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS, AND ALSO INTERMEDIATE PLUS PLAYERS. THE RACE IS TO 3/3.

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

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

*INTERMEDIATE PLUS PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE INTERMEDIATE PLUS OR MASTERS DIVISION.

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

*OPEN WOMEN PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE WOMEN'S OPEN DIVISION.

*SINCE THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH MASTER WOMEN TO PLAY IN THEIR OWN DIVISION, MASTER WOMEN PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE OPEN DIVISION OR THE INTERMEDIATE OR INTERMEDIATE PLUS OR MASTERS DIVISION.

 

.TEAM GUIDELINES:

 

.OPEN TEAM DIVISION:

*ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST COME FROM THE SAME CHARTER. EACH 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 OPEN PLUS, INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE PLUS OR MEN'S MASTER PLAYERS ON THEIR TEAM.

*OPEN TEAMS MAY HAVE ANY NUMBER OF WOMEN'S OPEN OR WOMEN'S MASTERS ON THE TEAM, PROVIDED NONE OF THEM ARE ON THE OPEN PLUS LIST.

*IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN'S TEAMS TO PLAY IN THE OPEN, THE FOUR PLAYERS CAN COME FROM ANY HEARTLAND SANCTIONED LEAGUE, PROVIDED THAT 3 PLAYERS HAVE AT LEAST 8 WEEKS PLAYED, AND THE 4TH PLAYER HAVE AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PLAYED.

 

OPEN PLUS TEAM DIVISION:

* THIS DIVISION IS NEW FOR 2019-2020. ANY PLAYER THAT FINISHED IN THE MONEY IN THE OPEN TEAM DIVISION 2017-2019, BUT ARE NOT CONSIDERED INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS MUST PLAY IN THE OPEN PLUS DIVISION. .PLAYERS OF KNOWN ABILITY WILL ALSO BE PLACED IN THE OPEN PLUS DIVISION.

* OPEN PLUS 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.

*OPEN PLUS TEAMS MAY ONLY CONSIST OF PLAYERS FROM THE OPEN DIVISION OR FROM THE NEW OPEN PLUS LIST.

* PLAYERS ON THE OPEN PLUS TEAM LIST ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE OPEN SINGLES DIVISION.

 

*WOMEN'S TEAM DIVISION:

*THERE WILL NOT BE A WOMEN'S TEAM DIVISION THIS YEAR. WOMEN'S TEAMS WILL PLAY IN THE OPEN DIVISION.

*IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN'S TEAMS TO PLAY IN THE OPEN, THE FOUR PLAYERS CAN COME FROM ANY HEARTLAND SANCTIONED LEAGUE, PROVIDED THAT 3 PLAYERS HAVE AT LEAST 8 WEEKS PLAYED, AND THE 4TH PLAYER HAVE AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PLAYED.

 

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 HAVE (1) MEN'S MASTER RATED 4 OR HIGHER ON A TEAM. THE OTHER THREE PLAYERS MUST NOT BE ON THE MASTERS LIST OR THE INTERMEDIATE PLUS LIST. TWO PLAYERS ON THE INTERMEDIATE PLUS LIST MAY ALSO BE ON THE SAME TEAM, PROVIDED THE OTHER 2 PLAYERS ARE NOT ON THE MEN'S MASTERS LIST OR THE INTERMEDIATE PLUS LIST.

 

 

SINGLES MATCH FORMAT:

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

INTERMEDIATE SINGLES IS RACE TO 3/2.

INTERMEDIATE PLUS SINGLES IS RACE TO 3/3.

MEN'S MASTERS IS RACE TO 4/3 (DUSTIN GUNIA & PEDRO CASTRO WILL RACE TO 5/4).

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

PLAYERS WHO FINISH 1ST OR 2ND IN THE INTEMEDIATE DIVISION WILL BE RAISED TO INTERMEDIATE PLUS OR TO MASTERS, BASED ON HOW THEY HAVE FINISHED AT OTHER TOURNAMENTS AND BASED ON TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS DECISION.

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.

OPEN PLUS 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.

SPORTSMEN DIVISION (ANY OPEN 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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