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TIMEOUT CUP UPDATE.. WHAT IS A SOCIAL PLAYER

Written by Rick Schoenlank. Posted in COMPETITIONS

WHAT IS A SOCIAL PLAYER

In our last our tournament, a player who clearly was not a social player played in that category and ended up winning the tournament. This player literally robbed the rest of the field who entered and played fair and this can never happen again, so we clearly have to be stricter in both the criteria and acceptance of what we deem as a social player.

Before we get into the criteria, the reason we have a social category is to serve as a stepping stone for players who are not yet ready to compete with an open player and see what our comps are all about without being scared away by the big guns. Lastly, it gives us all an opportunity to source more players and introduce them to tournament play. Any top player will understand how this benefits the sport in the long run and how it seriously assists having more bigger tourneys. Enough said about that.

This is what a social player means to us, and which serves as a guideline to teams entering:

  1. No provincial colours in any cuesport, in any category.. ever.
  2. No BPL player from past or present.
  3. Must be on the MRT system for either past mainstream or social league and have a break and finish ratio less than 1% (Easy to check! Not sure how, ask us!) Based on at least 50 frames played or more.
  4. Lastly, if you’re still unsure or have a complete newbie, ask us and we will let you know.

The last thing to remember, and this is important, CSF reserves the right to pull any player out of the tournament should we feel that they have somehow cheated the system.

We hope this clarifies what a social player means to us and a guideline for you. Should you battle to find one of these guys, don’t stress, we can source them for you!

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