AMATEUR EVENT ELIGIBILITY

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:

WHO IS NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY IN AN AMATEUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Scroll down for a spreadsheet): 

— 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 (Oct) – Top 24
  • Derby City Classic – Any Division (Jan) Top 24 with exception)
  • Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open (Sept) Top 24
  • Molinari Players Championship (Jan) – Top 24 (with exception)
  • Aramith Masters (April)- Top 24 (with exception)
  • RYO Rack Classic (July)- Top 24 (with exception)
  • Predator Grand Finale (Nov)- Top 24 (with exception)

* Note, the with exception note is in regards to the DCC not running on a bracket system. Any player that appeared in a position that was in a tie for the 24th position (i.e. 19th thru 26th), was considered eligible as long as they did not appear in the Top 24 of any other event during that calendar cycle.
For example, if a players finished tied for 19th thru 24th in the Banks, and then tied for 21st thru 27th in the 9 Ball, they were then considered ineligible cause they doubled up. Some events on list had ties for 17th thru 32nd, so these are treated the same as the DCC.

— 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. In the past, this list was published on their website. We’ll make a copy available here soon if possible. 

— 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

PLAYERS EXCLUDED from 2019 AMATEUR EVENTS

MALE:
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ADKINS Dee
AL SHAHEEN Omar
ALCAIDE David
ALCANO Ronnie
APPLETON Darren
ARANAS James
ARCHER Johnny
AUGBELLE Spencer
BERGMAN Justin
BERGMAN Justin
BERJAOUI Mohamad Ali
BIADO Carlo
BOYES Karl
BRUMBACK, John
BUSTAMANTE Francisco
CASANZIO Ron
CHAMAT Marcus
CHARETTE Nicolas
CHENG Yu-Hsuan
CHINAKHOV Ruslan
CHOHAN Tony
CLARK Kevin
CORTEZA Lee Vann
CROWE, Jerry
DABREO Raphael
DAIGLE Martin
DAULTON Shannon
DAVENPORT Kim
DAVIS Mike
DAVIS, Phil
DAYA, Dave
DECHAINE Mike
DEUEL Corey
DOMINGUEZ Ernesto
DOMINGUEZ Oscar
DREIDEL Dave
EBERLE, Max
ECKERT, Ralph
EKONOMOPOULOS, Nick
ENGERT Thomas
FEIJEN Niels
FILLER Joshua
FLEMING Pat
FORTUNSKI Mieszko
FRIEDBERG Josh
FROST Scott
FUTRELL, Chris
GABRIEL John
GOMEZ Roberto
GORST Fedor
GRABE Denis
GRAY, Joey
GUIMOND, Kevin
GULYASSY Mike
HALL Buddy
HALL Justin
HARRIMAN Danny
HATCH Dennis
HERNANDEZ, Frankie
HEWITT Danny
HJORLEIFSON Erik
HOANG, Quan Do
HOHMANN Thorsten
HOPKINS Allen
HSUAN CHENG Yu
HUNDAL, Raj
IMMONEN Mika
JELATIS Demitrios
JONES Jeremy
JONES Troy
JZCZYSZYN Konrad
KACI Eklent
KAZAKIS, Alexandros
KENNEDY, Tommy
KIAMCO Warren
KLATT Jason

KRAH, Matt
LANGFORD Robbie
LI Jia
LOMBARDO Hunter
LUNDA Evan
MAJID, Waleed
MAKKONEN Petri
MASSEY Mike
MEGLINO Anthony
MELLING Chris
MILLS Donny
MORGAN Sean
MORRA John
MORRIS Rodney
MURPHY Shannon
NAGLE Bruce
NEVEL, Larry
OLSON Danny
ORCOLLO Dennis
ORTMANN Oliver
O’SULLIVAN Ronnie
OUSCHAN Albin
OWEN Gabe
PAGULAYAN Alex
PARENT, Alain
PARICA Jose
PEACH, Daryl
PINEGAR Jonathan
PUTNAM, Shawn
REMPE Jim
REYES Efren
ROBERTS Josh
ROBLES Tony
ROCHA, Cleiton
RODRIGUEZ Jorge
ROGERS Glenn
RUNNELS Ike
SAEZ, Robb
SALVAS Luc
SAMBAJON, Santos
SCHMIDT John
SEE, Huidji
SHAW Jayson
SHLEMPERIS Dave
SHUFF Brandon
SMITH Ben
SMITH Danny
SOSSEI Jeremy
SOUQUET Ralf
SOUVANTHONG Bucky
STRICKLAND Earl
TETREAULT Matt
THORPE Billy
TOKOPH Tommy
TURKULAINEN Olli
UCHIGAKI, Kenichi
ULRICH, Josh
VAN BOENING Shane
VAN DEN BERG, Nick
VARNER Nick
Wallace Nathan
WEN, Li He
WEST Dallas
WEST Kevin
WHITE Jimmy
WILEY CJ
WILKIE Shaun
WILLIAMS, Charlie
WILSON Mark
WOODWARD Skyler
WORDEN, Esbon
YEDNAK, Michael
ZVI Zion

FEMALE:

ARNOLD Bonnie
ATWELL Janet
BADGER Sandy
BARNES Jessica
BARRETTA Jennifer
BRYANT Brittany
CALHOUN Belinda
CHEN Jennifer
CHEN Siming
CHIEN Wei Tzu
CORR Karen
CUCCULELLI Teruko
DUDDY Emily
EATON Gail
FISHER Allison
FISHER Kelly
GREGERSON Gerda
HASSON LoreeJon
HOPKINS Dawn
KELLY Julie

KIM Ga Young
KJORSVIK Line
LARSON April
LAURANCE Ewa
LEE Jeanette
LI Jia
LITTLE Melissa
MAIERS June
MILLER Sara 
OUSCHAN Jasmin
PARKER Robin
PETERS Suzanne
SETO Maureen
SMITH Laura
THRONFELT Helena
VILLARREAL Vivian
WEBB Monica
WHITE-NEWSOME Kim

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