- Arrive an hour early and support your establishment by having dinner.
- List the names of the players and collect their entry fee as they
arrive. Don't forget to note whether or not they enter the optional side
- We schedule our drawing for possible byes at 7.00 p.m. All players arriving
by this time have an equal chance for a bye. You should not
accept phone-in reservations for this drawing.
- Following the draw, names are entered on the drawsheet. Players who have
an opponent may begin their match. Those with no opponent have
- Late comers (those arriving after 7.00 p.m.) may sign up for the tournament
until 7.30 p.m. (The way the draw sheet is numbered, late comers always
have an immediate match). After 7.30 p.m., entries close and the remaining
byes become official.
Here's a sample for a 14 player $10 entry fee tournament (with 80% return) and
a $5 optional side pool. (Side pools give the "high rollers" more
money action). The elimination format we use guarantees two matches. If you win
your first match, you're in the Main Flight; if you lose your first, you're in
the Consolation. A loss after your first match eliminates you from the
tournament. This procedure guarantees everyone at least two matches.
Notice that although Sandy drew a bye, she still went into the consolation
after losing to Sam. (Everyone is guaranteed two matches). Jim also drew a bye,
but because he defeated Bob in Bob's second match, Bob is eliminated and Peter
gets a bye into the next consolation bracket.
Optional Side Pool|
Rank of Finish
2. 1st/2nd Split
4. 1st Cons.
5. 1st/2nd Cons.
6. 2nd Cons.
7. Semifinal Main
1st = $56
2nd = $28
1st Cons. = $28
6 = $30
Jim receives $56 for winning the tournament. Albert gets $28 for second place
and $30 for advancing furthest among the pool players. Ted and Sandy split the
consolation to win $14 each.
Develop your own master point system, or write
Chicago Bar Point
Club and we'll mail you ours.
Chicago Bar Point Club
3940 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. 504
Chicago, IL 60659-3155