10-Ball 'De Snor' Master 2015
~ At the 8/9 Pool Bar ~
8/9 Pool Bar proudly presents 10-Ball "De Snor" Master 2015 coming to you this September!
A modern pool game, 10-ball is a rotation game very similar to nine-ball but more difficult, using 10 balls instead of nine, with the 10-ball instead of the nine as the "money ball."
Ten-ball is preferred over nine-ball by some professionals as a more challenging discipline than nine-ball, because it is slightly harder to pocket any balls on the break shot with the more crowded rack, the initial shooter cannot instantly win the game by pocketing the 10 on the break, all shots must be called, and performing a string of break-and-runs on successive racks is statistically more difficult to achieve.
Although the game has existed for a long time, its popularity has risen in recent years as a result of concerns that nine-ball has suffered as a result of flaws in its fundamental structure (particularly the ease with which players can often make balls from the break).
The World Pool-billiard Association (WPA) World Standardized Rules for ten-ball is very similar to those for nine-ball, but with key changes to ensure the difficulty of the game and its marketability as an alternative to nine-ball.
A normal game of 10-ball would be completed as follows: Two players begin by lagging to determine who breaks. The player winning the lag then breaks. If a ball drops on the break, the player continues play by attempting to pocket the lowest numbered ball, i.e., if the one ball was still on the table, the player would attempt to pocket the one ball. Players continue to pocket balls, in order from lowest to highest, until the last ball is the 10-ball. The player who pockets the 10-ball wins.
The tournament will have its opening ceremony this Saturday, September 12, starting at 7:00pm. An opening game will be played by two women in black light, with lit balls to kick off the tournament in a fun way. There will be a great dance party featuring Latin tunes and, of course, you can enjoy drinks from their fully stocked bar.
The official tournament games will start on September 14. Contestants will play daily starting at 7:00pm till September 27 to determine the winners. First place receives $1000; second receives $500; third $300 and fourth $100.
The tournament is open to 16 players, and there are only very few spots left. Call 522-5757 to register. Registration fee is $100 and includes an amazing Heineken goodie bag. Players must be registered for at least 1 year in St. Maarten or St. Martin.
8/9 Pool Bar "De Snor" is located on Arch Road #33. See you this Saturday, September 12, for a great time, swinging music, cold drinks and lots of pool! This event is sponsored by Heineken.