The Organizers today announced the match schedule for the inaugural staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup. The event kicks off on Wednesday 1st July with three matches starting at 19.30h CET (Central European time) when the teams play at least a rack each in a team race to 6.
The event has six players from each Continent, four boys and two girls in each team and they will face off to become the inaugural winners of the Atlantic Challenge Cup. The event, staged by the EPBF & BCA who have joined forces with their respective partners, IBPF & the BEF is the first of its kind in the youth division. It is a joint initiative between the two continental governing bodies and is seen as an important step in the promotion of the sport.
The event takes place at Patricks Canadian Tavern in Rankweil Austria from the 1st to the 4th of July 2015. The official match table is supplied by Dynamic Billard and the official cloth is Iwan Simonis 860. Saluc will supply the Aramith TV Pro-cup balls for the inaugural staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup.
Program – Times are local (CET)
Wednesday 1st July – 19:30 to 22:30 Three matches
Thursday 2nd July – 15:00 to 17:00 Two matches
19:30 to 22:30 Three matches
Friday 3rd July – 14:00 to 17:00 Three matches
19:30 to 23:30 Four matches
Saturday 4th July – 15:00 to 21:00 Six matches
21:30 Presentations & Party
Day 1 (3 matches played)
Day 1 Match 1= 1 x team, all 6 players play at least 1 frame, in a race to 6.
Day 1 Matches 2 & 3 = 2 x triplets, 2 boys and 1 girl play singles as above in a race to 6
Day 2 (5 matches played)
Day 2 Matches 4 & 5 = 2 x scotch doubles, 1 girls pair and 1 junior pair alternate shots.
Day 2 Matches 6, 7 & 8 = 3 x singles
Day 3 (7 matches played)
Day 3 Matches 9 & 10 = 2 x mixed scotch doubles (girl and boy) alternate shots.
Day 3 Matches 11 & 12 = 2 x singles (choice of players not used in the previous day singles)
Day 3 Matches 13 & 14 = 2 x mixed scotch doubles (girl and boy) Boys not the same as matches 9/10
Day 3 Match 15 = 1 x junior doubles (juniors not used in the above mixed)
Day 4 (6 matches played)
Day 4 Matches 16 to 21 = 6 Singles matches
Additional rules that will be used at the inaugural staging of the Atlantic Challenge Cup are as follows
The racking of the balls will mean that the 9-ball will be placed on the spot.
The tables will be tapped prior to the event.
Three point rule is in force on all breaks.
A shot clock is used on all matches, 25 seconds + 10 with one additional 25 seconds extension per rack. Clock starts on all shots after the break has been executed when all balls are motionless and the incoming player has a clear table.