allen hopkins productions presents


march 30- april 2, 2017


In order to keep our amateur events truly competitive and truly amateur, we have developed a qualifying system to determine who is eligible to play. There are many high caliber players, and there are many who are immediately recognized as professionals. Our event is intended for great players from all over the world to come, have fun, and compete. But, it is for amateurs.

However, there is no clear defining line to determine who is a professional and who is not. We do our best to ensure that this event remains strictly amateurs.

Yes, there are a lot of great players in this event.

No, we cannot prevent every well-known amateur player from entering.

So, who is NOT allowed to play?
In an effort to protect the amateur-only status of this event, we have determined that anyone who meets any the following criteria can not be allowed to play in our Amateur Players Championship Series:


-- Top finishers(depending on field size) in the following events from the year prior to the Expo:

  • Super Billiards Expo Diamond Open 10-Ball Pro Players Championship (top 16)
  • US Open 9-Ball Championship (top 24)
  • Derby City Classic - Any Division (approx top 24, depends on fields)
  • Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open, September (top 24)

-- Any player on the most current WPBA List of Exempt Professionals The WPBA is the governing body of Women's Professional Billiards, so we will use their list of professional players. This list can be found on their website, click here

-- If you are from outside the USA and recognized or generally considered as a professional in your home country, you may be disqualified if this is brought to our attention. Please respect the amateur status of this event.

We reserve the right to use our own discretion in any questionable situation. If you think you are a player that any of these questions may apply to, please feel free to call and ask, you can reach us at (609)652-6116 or by email at info@superbilliardsexpo.com

We do our best to screen the field, and our system has been working well for more than 20 years. However, we do recognize that we cannot monitor every event around the world, and in absence of an organized governing body with a definite standard, we must take some steps to keep the event for amateurs.

If you notice any names in the field that you think merit consideraton as a professional player, please send your concern to us by email. Please be sure to include the player's full name and your reason that they should be considered professional. We will consider all submissions and make case-by-case decisions. Thanks, and good luck to all.