Swan River Classic - OneForSeven Format
22 Oct 2023
The Swan River Classic was held as a replacement for the West Coast International during the Covid years with border lockdowns, but the OneForSeven format has proven to be very popular amongst the players, so the event will continue. As a reminder, here is a breakdown:
- Players are drawn into groups of 8, and play one frame against each opponent – each frame is limited to 21 minutes, which gives a total of 147 minutes playing time
- The winner of the group is the player scoring most points across the 7 frames – frame wins are not relevant
- After any foul, the player has the option to place the cue ball anywhere on the table – Foul and a Miss does not apply
- No points are awarded for a foul – the only way to score points is by potting balls
- In the event of a tie, positions will be decided by the points scored in the frames between the tied players – if a further tie still applies, a re-spotted black play-off will be used
As a further twist, the draw will be completely random. That's right – no seedings! Just throw every name into a hat and see where they land.
Four groups of 8 players will be used, so the draw will be strictly limited to 32 on a first-come first-served basis. Top 4 players from each group on the Saturday will progress to the Sunday, with another random draw deciding two groups. Top 4 players from these groups will go through to the final group.
Prize money will be $600 to the winner, $400 to the runner up, $250 for 3rd & 4th, $125 to the remaining players in the final group, making a total of $2000.
The tournament will be held on the weekend of 28-29 October, with entries closing at 6pm on Thursday 26 October. This is to allow the draw to be conducted and published so that players know whether they are in morning or afternoon groups on Saturday.
Full tournament dress will apply - Long sleeve predominately plain coloured shirts buttoned at the wrist, bow ties, dark trousers and dark colour dress shoes must be worn for all matches. Waistcoats will be required for the final group. No sports style shoes, sandals, or boots will be allowed.
Entry fees are $50 for non-scratch BSAWA members, and $100 for scratch players or interstate. Head to the Event Entries page to put your name down.