2019 Champions Cup Details
This unique event, in its 2nd year, will run over 13 consecutive weeks, being screened LIVE, on Freesports on Thursday nights, 8pm – 11.00pm, starting on the 14th February 2019.
The event will be 32 players, which will consist of:
Top 24 Professional ranked players as at 31st December 2018
IPA Ladies World Champion
IPA Seniors World Champion
4 Professional qualifiers - 2 qualifiers, 2 go through from each. Details tbc
2 Amateur qualifiers - to be held at Tour 5 (2018) and the (2019) World Championships
The first 8 weeks will be the qualifying rounds. Each week 4 players will compete in a single elimination knockout and the winner will go through to the group stage.
Weeks 1-8 - Qualifiers
Weeks 9 & 10 - Group 1 round robin - top 2 progress
Week 11 & 12 - Group 2 round robin - top 2 progress
Week 13 - Semi Finals/Final
All matches best of 11's
45 second shot clock for all matches
Direct Entry Fee £150
Professional qualifiers - £80, (£60 for second qualifier if attending first)
Amateur qualifier - £50
Runner Up £2,400
Semi Finalist £1,200
3rd in group £600
4th in group £250
Losing qualifier finalist £100
Smart polo top plus standard IPA dress code. Tops MUST be tucked in. Personal sponsor logos permitted (3 max).IPA logo must be on front breast (either side)
Toilet breaks are only permitted during adverts
Mobile phones must not be used or on view whilst playing
No alcohol in the arena
Players are reminded about the expected standards of behaviour e.g. use of foul language, hitting the table in anger etc
Professional Players must pay the entry fee before the 15th January 2019 in order to be eligible to participate. Players must also have paid their 2019 Tour deposit to be eligible.
Players must arrive at the venue no later than 6pm in order for a pre match interview to be recorded.
The top 16 at the end of the 2018 season will be seeded. If any players in the top 16 at this point have dropped off the IPA for the 2019 season, the number 17th ranked player will be seeded and so on.
The full playing schedule will be available from the 21st January 2019.
CC 1 - 18th February
CC 2 - 25th February
CC 3 - 4th March
CC 4 - 11th March
CC 5 - 18th March
CC 6 - 25th March
CC 7 - 1st April
CC 8 - 8th April
CC 9 - 15th April
CC 10 - 22nd April
CC 11 - 29th April
CC 12 - 6th May
CC 13 - 13th May