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Structure of the Hunter Classics Tour

The mission of the Hunter Classics Tour is to provide a competitive regional tour for all levels of amateur lady pool players.

Wes Hunter of Alamagordo, NM donates at least a $1,700 Hunter Classics Custom Cue for every stop, which sponsors the tour. The Hunter Classics Amateur Women's Tour is a WPBA-Sanctioned Regional Tour which is nationally recognized for its low entry fee, 2nd chance tournaments, end-of-year awards, points system, and 100% pay-back with 1/3-1/2 of the field paid every time! Each Hunter Classics Stop is a WPBA Qualifier with $2,000 added, guaranteed.

Sign Up
Most new players sign up the morning of the tournament. Show up by 10:00 am on Saturday morning to sign up!
  We do not cut off entries into the tournament.

You must sign up by 10:00 am Saturday morning. Player's Meeting starts shortly thereafter. Play starts after the Player's Meeting. Play normally finishes by early evening both Saturday and Sunday.

Tournament Format
The Tour format is race to 7. True double elimination (i.e. race 7 in the semi-final and if necessary two races to 7 in the finals).  Alternating break throughout the tournament.

Money Added
Each stop has $2000 added, guaranteed.

Membership Dues
The Tour requires a yearly membership fee of only $20 from each player on the Tour. The membership covers the calendar year. The fee goes toward administration costs for the tour (postage, printing, etc.).  Most new players pay this fee the morning of the tournament when they sign up.

Entry Fee
The entry fee into the Hunter Classics Tour is only $30 ($5 is an administrative fee, $25 goes to the payouts).  We accept checks! Make checks payable to: "Hunter Classics Amateur Women's Tour."

New Member Incentive
Bring a new member and get $5 off your entry fee!  Mention the new member when you sign up at the tournament to get your discount. Members can only get this discount once per stop.

Bring Three Get Your Entry Free
To reward players, you can now get your entry fee free if you bring three new members to a stop!  (If you can only bring one new member, you still get $5 off your entry fee.)

The Hunter Classics Tour is recognized as a Regional Tour by the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA).

WPBA Qualifier Fees
The WPBA has requested the Regional Tours collect WPBA Amateur Dues ($25) if required, from their players, in addition to their Regional Tour dues. This is a $10 discount!  Players electing not to pay the WPBA due will still be allowed to play on the Hunter Classics Tour, however they will not be able to participate in the qualifiers or earn semi-pro points.

All Hunter Classics stops are qualifiers for WPBA
events and you can qualify for the event by paying an extra fee of only $20. Whoever has placed the highest and paid the extra fee, gets to play in a WPBA event!  WPBA Touring Pros are not eligible to play.

Second Chance Tournament
All stops have a 2nd Chance tournament on Sunday with a minimum $100 added. Entry fee is $10 and all money goes to the players. Players not in the main event on Sunday (or who couldn't play on Saturday) can play in the Second Chance event which starts Sunday morning. Race is dependent on number of tables and of players.  Second Chance Tournament - a Second Chance to play!

Dress Code
The Hunter Classics Tour is a stepping stone to the WPBA, please help the Tour and its sponsors by dressing appropriately.  Please follow the Hunter Classics Tour Dress Code.

All players are required to be in dress code throughout the main event and second chance event.

Unlike other regional tours, jeans and sneakers are allowed on the Hunter Classics Tour!   Collared shirts or blouses are welcome.

However, no T-shirts, tank tops, flip flops (the rubber like ones that you would wear on the beach and don't mind getting sand in them) , sweats (including sweat pants or sweat shirts or parachute sweat suits) or torn clothing/shoes.  No shorts, halter tops, or revealing clothing.  Clothes must be neat and clean.  No blatant show of cleavage or midriff skin, including when bending over the pool table.  Sleeveless tops are allowable, but bra straps must be covered.

The Hunter Classic Tour Board members reserve the right to determine if clothing meets the dresscode. 

Ladies - if in doubt, please lean toward the conservative side.

Cell Phones and Other Communication Devices
There are to be no cell phones, pagers, or any other communication devices "turned on" or used during your match. Make sure the devices are on ‘silent’ mode or vibrate so it does not distract your opponent or other matches.

Players are responsible for keeping their own schedules. The tournament director can give you a good estimate of when your next match will be but cannot determine exactly when your match will be called. Play for the tournament is continuous. As soon as your match is called, it is very important that you proceed to your table and start your match immediately.  Additionally, as soon as your match is finished, immediately come to the score table and report your score.

Score Keeping
Players are responsible for registering their scores after each game and prior to the next break. If a player fails to register a score at any time during the match and attempts to register the score at a later time, the player and/or the opponent reserve the right to have the tournament director resolve the score by any means necessary including, but not limited to, inquiries to and from others. Simply failing to record a score prior to the next break does not constitute a forfeiture of any game(s) earned by a player; however, if the two players cannot agree on the correct score, it will be at the discretion of the tournament director to make a ruling.

Calling a Referee
It is the responsibility of the non-shooting player to call the referee before any controversial shot is attempted. Shooting player must wait for the referee to arrive before attempting the shot. The decision of the referee is final.

Reporting Match Results
It is the responsibility of the winner of a match to report the final score of the match to the tournament director immediately following the conclusion of the match.

A player will have 15 minutes to report to a match table after it is called or the player will forfeit that match. In the interest of good sportsmanship, and because match times are not scheduled but rather play is continuous, should your opponent not be at the table within 5 minutes of your match being called, it will be your responsibility to report your opponent missing to the tournament director. At the point that you notify the tournament director, your opponent will be placed on the clock with 10 minutes remaining, and the tournament director will try to locate your opponent. If you fail to notify the tournament director that your opponent is not at the table, it will not be a forfeit.

Five Minute Time Out
Players are allowed one five-minute time-out during each match. A time-out may only be taken between racks. If the opponent chooses to continue play, a referee must first be called to watch the game. If the opponent chooses not to continue play, but also leaves the arena, she must return immediately upon player's return or will also be charged with a five-minute time-out. Opponent may choose to hit balls on the table while waiting for player to return, but may not practice on another table inside or outside the tournament arena.

Shot Clock Usage
Due to time constraints - a match will be put on the shot clock if it is determined as necessary by the Tournament Director or a Board Member. Shot clocks may be implemented in order to finish a tournament in the time allotted. If shot clocks are instituted, the following guidelines will apply:

At 45 minutes after a match is called: If less than 7 games have been played.

Shot clock usage will always begin between games and will be at the discretion of the tournament director.  How the shot clock works: You will have 30 seconds from the time all balls stop rolling to execute your shot. A referee will start the clock and give you a 10-second warning before your 30 seconds is to expire. If you are down on a shot in the stance and stroke position, the referee will not give the 10-second warning; however, once down on a shot, if you stop stroking the shot or otherwise come up from the shot, the warning will be called, and you will have 10 seconds from that point. One 30-second extension is allowed per player per game. The player must ask for an extension and receive acknowledgment from the referee upon request. If your 30 seconds (or 60 seconds with an extension) expires without execution, it will be a ball in hand foul for your opponent. If the match becomes 6-6, 2 extensions are allowed for both players during the last game.

The Hunter Classics Tour utilizes the WPBA and Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Nine Ball rules.

Annual Awards

a. Tour Champion - person with the most number of points at the end of the calendar year  (in case of a tie in points - one race to 9 will be played to determine the Tour Champion).

  • Invitation to each WPBA Event
  • Free entries for Hunter events the following year
  • Plaque
b. Most Improved player - Award will be determined by Hunter Board
  • Free entries for Hunter events the following year
  • Plaque

c. Best Attendance - Each member with Perfect Attendance will receive:

  • 1 free entry for the next season
  • and a chance in a drawing at the final stop to determine who gets $200
d. Break and Runs or 9-Ball On the Break:
  • Scratch off tickets will be awarded.

The Tour is governed by a Board, consisting of 5 members:

  • Julie Stephenson
  • Lucille Donahue
  • Melinda Bailey
  • Monica Anderson
  • Helen Hayes
  • Wes Hunter (advisory member)

All these positions are strictly voluntary.

Sportsmanship.  Sportsmanship is simply treating your opponents with courtesy and respect, having class, and being ethical.

  1. Know the rules - most disputes can be avoided if both players are knowledgeable about the rules of the game.  This includes not being shy about calling a referee for close shots.
  2. Don't shark - "Sharking" is any act designed to upset your opponent or dispute their concentration at any time during the game.  Examples include using profanity, sarcastic comments, refusing to acknowledge an obvious foul, standing close to you opponent's line of vision, or creating a sudden noise.
  3. Resolve disputes the right way - disputes will occasionally occur and most will arise over a judgement call.  Learn the procedures for settling disputes (most of the time it's knowing the rules and/or calling over a referee before or after a close call).
  4. Respect the host and their equipment - they help sponsor this tour and help provide use of their facilities and equipment.
  1. Whenever possible, players must be seated and quiet while their opponent is shooting Unscrewing your cue while your opponent is at the table is loss of game Intentionally distracting or interfering with your opponent's play is illegal and can be declared a foul at the discretion of the Tournament Director or a Board member.
  2. Bad sportsmanship such as cursing, slamming around equipment, temper tantrums, etc WILL result in expulsion from tournament, after one verbal warning, if behavior continues.
  3. Players only in the playing area.
  4. Should a spectator intentionally distract any player during a match, the player should not approach the spectator, but ask the tournament director to advise the spectator of their distracting behavior. If the behavior continues, only the tournament director and/or host has the authority to remove the fan from the arena.
  5. Gambling during the tournament is not allowed.
  6. The Hunter Classics Tour is a stepping stone which can lead to the WPBA.   Although the Hunter Classics Tour will not consider conceding the 9-ball as a foul on our Tour, we do ask that you please show good sportsmanship by not conceding the 9-ball in your matches. 

Inappropriatte Behavior The Hunter Board WILL NOT tolerate inappropriate behavior.  The ramifications to the offending player will be as follows:

  1. 1st offense - Verbal warning by Tournament Director or Board Member.
  2. 2nd offense - Expulsion from tournament.
  3. If the type of behavior continues at other Hunter events, the Board can ban the player for the
    remainder of the current season. Player will be notified by certified letter. When the player
    returns to the tour, the player will be on probation and if the inappropriate behavior
    continues - the player will be banned from all future events. A banned player will be not
    eligible for any of the Hunter Annual Awards.

  4. The Hunter Board reserves the right to take stronger action depending on the type of offense.


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