RULES & REGULATIONS
India Open Snooker Tournament in open only to bona fide
residents of J & K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh,
Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Uttrakhand.
tournament shall be conducted at two venues The Academy and The
3. The two
players who represented their state in the 2017 Nationals in the
Main Draw shall be seeded. In case a State had a direct entry,
then direct entry & No.1 will be seeded. (9 States x 2 Players =
18 Seeded Players) along with last years Winner and Runner Up. 4
seats are reserved for Railways & PSPB (2 seats each) players
who have a bona fide North India residence & 2 players shall be
selected by Tournament Committee to play the main draw.
4. In case 18
(State representatives) seeded players are not available then
the first 2 vacancies will go to U.P. No. 3&4, the next 2 be
available to the qualifiers. Remaining vacancies shall be
allotted to the players with highest ranking as per Cue Sports
India Rankings upto Top-64 (as on the date entry closes).
5. In case
more then 2 entries (each) are received from Railways or PSPB
then the two with highest CSI Rankings (as on the date entry
closes) will be in the Main Round.
6. Entry Fee
shall be Rs. 1200/= payable by all
players including seeded players.
7. Qualifiers will be played
in a Knock Out Format (Best of 5 frames) and 8 (depending on
main draw entries) players will qualify to play the main draw.
No referees shall be provided in the qualifiers.
8. Main draw shall be played first in league
format (Best of 5) and then knockout format.
9. For re-seeding in the knock
out stage all ties shall be broken by a game of chance, no
player can play a player of his league group in the first match
but can be in the same half. In case of shifting he shall be
shifted with a player closest to his seed and the other player
shall take his place.
10. No accommodation will be provided.
11. No entries shall be accepted after last date
12. The tournament committee has the right to
any player by any wait listed player.
the playing table of any match if the need is
there. No objections shall be entertained.
the playing time of any match
if the need is there. No objections shall be entertained.
13. In the
league stages players shall refer their own matches. Referee
shall be available from Knockout stage only.
14. All the rules of
fifteen red snooker shall be applicable. Except the foul and
miss shall be restricted to only 2 replacements during the
qualifiers. Degree of difficulty shall not be a consideration.
15. In the main draw the foul and miss shall be
unlimited. Degree of difficulty shall not be a consideration.
16. Dress code shall be semi formal: Formal
pants, Single colored shirt or collared T-Shirts and formal
shoes. Any deviation shall be automatic walkover.
17. No “No Value” matches will be played