FLYER SUPERCEDES BELOW RULES

  IF YOU NEED TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK OR GRAB A BITE TO EAT, PLEASE ASK A TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL IF YOU HAVE TIME TO DO SO BEFORE YOUR NEXT MATCH.

   We are trying to make this season our best yet!

In order to do so, we need to make some changes.

    •We are asking you to please arrive on time. If you cannot be on time, please let us know and we will implement a 15-minute grace period.

    •We ask all players who are interested in the player's meeting to please report to the appointed area upon our request. If you are not at the meeting upon our second request, we will continue the meeting.

    •Any matches holding up brackets may have a 45-second shot clock implemented, unless there is enough time to finish our day in a timely fashion.

     DUE TO POTENTIAL TIME CONSTRAINTS, WE WILL BE ENFORCING PENALTIES, INCLUDING MATCH FORFEITS, FOR PLAYERS NOT BEING AT THE TABLE AT THE TIME OF THEIR MATCH.

  DRESS CODE:

  • Hats facing forward (with lip in front)

  • No outside advertising on apparel allowed (our apparel or sponsors are permitted).

  • Jeans are allowed without rips, or holes. No sagging pants, and no jogging pants.

  • Socks with sneakers or shoes. No sandals during season.

  • Ear buds are allowed.

  • Anything with holes, rips, inappropriate content, vulgarity, violent content or sexual content will not be allowed. You will have 15 minutes to find new apparel.

  • This is all at the Tour Director's Discretion. Please contact us for any questions from this page.

Thank you. Play well, good luck, and may the rolls be with you!

RIDE THE 9 TOUR 9-BALL HANDICAP RULES FOR

2019-2020

  • Lag determines opening break.

  • Rack your own.

  • Winner Breaks.

  • Break from anywhere.

  • Call the 9.

  • 9 ball on break counts (except in lower two pockets).

  • Four numbered balls must hit a rail or a ball must be legally pocketed during the break. If not, the break goes to the incoming player.

  • If the cue ball does not contact the rack during the break, it is the opponents break.

  • Push rule in effect.

  • Cues must be a minimum of 40” in length. There is no maximum length.

  • Jump cues are allowed (unless not allowed by room owner).

  • Frozen balls must be called prior to the opponents shot being made.

  • A Ride The 9 team member must be made aware of all potential opponent’s fouls BEFORE they occur.

  • Scratch on the break counts as a foul.

  • Three (3) consecutive fouls in one game is loss of game.

  • If any ball leaves the table it is a foul. Any numbered ball other than the 9 ball stays down. The 9 ball will be spotted.

  • When the 9 ball is NOT the only ball left on the table, and is pocketed in an uncalled pocket after the object ball is struck first, the 9 ball is spotted and the shooter continues.

  • When the 9 ball is the last ball on the table and is pocketed in an uncalled pocket, the 9 ball is spotted and the incoming player has the option to take the shot or give it back to the shooter. The cue ball is played from where it lies. THIS IS NOT A FOUL.

  • Shooting while any ball is in motion, or any contact with a ball in motion, is a foul.

  • Moving a single numbered ball prior to the shot, other than the lowest numbered ball on the table, is not a foul. Moving more than one numbered ball, or moving the lowest numbered ball on the table is a foul. In all cases, opponent reserves the right to return the balls to their original position or leave as lies.

  • Moving a single numbered ball during the shot is not a foul unless hit with the tip of the stick or results in the ball interfering with the path of another ball. If the ball is struck with the tip of the cue, interferes with the path of another ball, or more than one numbered ball is moved, it is a foul. Opponent reserves the right to replace the ball/balls to their original position or leave as lies.

  • Conceding will result in a loss of current game and next game. Breaking down your cue is considered a concession of game, with the exception of equipment related issues/adjustments made on your own turn.

  • Three warnings during any one game is a loss of game.

  • You are not allowed to use your cell phone when it is your turn at the table.

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct results in 1) a warning 2) a loss of game or 3) suspension based on tour directors discretion.

  • You may take a break on your turn ONLY. Breaks are limited to 5 minutes once per match.

  • We have the right to refuse any player.

  • See guidelines for more extensive information.

 

Ride The 9 Tour reserves the right to video matches/shots