Apr 23

2017 Alberta Masters – RESULTS


 

 Congratulations to 2017 Alberta Masters winner Muhammad Ali Rana, defeating runner-up Geoff Gelinas 5-1!

2017 Alberta Masters Finalists: Geoff Gelinas & Muhammad Ali Rana

Full results below:




CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE UPDATED PROVINCIAL RANKINGS


 NEXT RANKING EVENT: 2017 Alberta Snooker Championship – September 2017

Apr 21

2017 Alberta Masters – DRAW

DRAW & MATCH SCHEDULE

 

The 2017 Alberta Masters at Leather Pocket Billiards in Calgary, AB will start this Saturday, concluding with the final on  Matches begin at 10:30 AM 

Please find the complete match schedule below; players are not required to be at the venue until 15 minutes prior to their scheduled match time.



Saturday

10:30 AM
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3

Rick Marshall

Ron Tatterton

Jim Killey

Wayne Binder
Steve Fuldi

Darrell Stephens

1:00 PM
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3

Muhammad Ali Rana

Gord Schultz

Arsalan Jami

Randall Morrison
Jon Paypompee

Omair Ahmed

3:30 PM
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3

Peter Terpstra

Joel Patterson

Brent Balog

Geoff Gelinas
Rodney Yim

Marshall/Tatterton

6:00 PM
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3

Gordon Galenza

Killey/Binder

QUARTERFINAL 1 QUARTERFINAL 3

Sunday

12:00 PM
Table 1 Table 2

QUARTERFINAL 2

QUARTERFINAL 4

2:30 PM
Table 1 Table 2

SEMIFINAL 1

SEMIFINAL 2

5:30 PM
Table 1

FINAL


If a player does not arrive within fifteen minutes of their scheduled match time without notice, they will be docked one frame. An additional frame will be awarded to their opponent every 10 minutes thereafter during which the player remains absent.

 

Mar 24

2017 Alberta Masters – April 22-23rd | Calgary, AB

The 2017 Alberta Masters will be staged at Leather Pocket Billiards in Calgary, AB this April 22 and 23rd – results from this tournament will determine the order of invitation for 4 players to represent Alberta at the Canadian Snooker Championships in May.

A draw and match schedule will be posted on Friday, April 21st – all matches will be played no earlier than 10:00 AM on Saturday.

The 2017 Canadian Snooker Championships will be held May 10-14th at The Corner Bank in Toronto, Ontario – see the CBSA website for more details.


FEES

ENTRY: $70

An annual membership to the Alberta Billiards & Snooker Association (ABSA) of $25.00 will be included in the entry fee for this tournament. Please note that players who played in previous ranking events this season or have already paid their membership through other means require only $45 to enter.


REGISTRATION

To register for this event, you have three options:

  • REGISTER ONLINE: Sign up for an online account at albertasnooker.com and then click here to fill out a brief form confirming that you plan to enter. You can pay electronically by sending an interac eTransfer to albertasnooker@gmail.com, or in cash when you arrive at the venue.Please Note: If you have agreed to pay cash for your entry via the online registration system, you agree that you will be at the venue at the advertised start time with the full amount. You will not be permitted to play any tournament matches until the required entry fees are collected. Additionally, if you agree to pay cash and then do not show up at the venue, you will be barred from entering the next two ABSA ranking events.
  • E-MAIL: Send an e-mail to albertasnooker@gmail.com with the event you intend to play in, your full name and the city/town where you live. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when you have been added to the list of registered players. Please Note: Upon receiving confirmation, it is agreed that you intend to play in the event and will pay the required entry fee in cash upon arrival at the advertised start time. You will not be permitted to play any tournament matches until the required entry fees are collected. If you agree to play by e-mail and then do not show up at the venue, you will be barred from entering the next two ABSA ranking events.
  • PHONE: Alternatively, you can contact Randall Morrison by telephone at 403-399-1972 and express your intent to play. Please Note: Verbal confirmation by telephone is also an agreement that you intend to play in the event and pay the required entry fee in advance of playing any tournament matches. If you agree to play by phone and then do not show up at the venue, you will be barred from entering the next two ABSA ranking events.

To register, please e-mail albertasnooker@gmail.com with your name, hometown and contact information or call Randall Morrison at 403-399-1972 to be added to the list. If you are ranked outside of the Top 16, ensure you sign up early to claim a spot in this year’s provincial championship!

The deadline for registration is THURSDAY, APRIL 20th.
Draw to be posted Fri. April 21st

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE POSTER FOR THE EVENT


NOTE: A maximum of 24 players will be eligible to play in this event. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so register as soon as possible to ensure you get on the list!

REGISTERED PLAYERS 

NAME Hometown RANK
Gordon Galenza Calgary 9
Jonathon Paypompee Calgary UR
Muhammad Ali Rana Calgary 21
Wayne Binder Calgary UR
Geoff Gelinas Airdrie UR
Randall Morrison Calgary 28
Omair Ahmed Calgary 17
Arsalan Jami Calgary 24
Rick Marshall  UR
Jim Killey Calgary UR
Brent Balog Red Deer 18
Peter Terpstra Red Deer 11
Rodney Yim Calgary 7
Gord Schultz Calgary 32
Ron Tatterton Calgary UR
Steve Fuldi Calgary UR
 Joel Patterson Calgary UR
Darrell Stephens Calgary 21


Registrations will still be accepted if the event is full. Your name will be added to the waiting list below and you will be called in advance of the draw if a spot opens up due to cancellation.

WAITING LIST
NAME

Apr 19

Six Red Tournament – May 14-15 | Calgary Snooker League

TO REGISTER BY E-MAIL, PLEASE CONTACT ALBERTASNOOKER@GMAIL.COM

Jan 19

Snooker in 2016 – Letter from the President

Dear Friends,

Since 2011, I have been involved in promoting the game of snooker in Alberta, hosting a variety of tournaments and putting together a competitive season that has thrived for a game that has largely waned in popularity nationwide for many decades now. My love for the game drove me to see more playing opportunities created and to put the game back in the public eye in a region once known to boast some of Canada’s strongest players.

It is difficult to promote snooker for many reasons, be it the difficulty in finding an appropriate venue or the related lack of prize money and available tables to stage larger events. While I have learned a great deal about managing these challenges over the years, it has come at a great cost and most of those problems have not become any easier to overcome in the current market for cue sports. 

While it has given me a great deal of joy to promote the sport and some irreplaceable life experiences, circumstances beyond my control have forced me to limit my involvement in this aspect of the game. There are many positives to hosting snooker tournaments and helping grow the game I love, but there are also downsides and burdens that come with it that I am no longer in a position to juggle. 

The incorporated Alberta Billiard Sports Association still holds the sanction for spots to play in the Canadian Snooker Championships and I will continue to try and host the Alberta Snooker Championship annually up to and including the year 2018. Otherwise, my own personal involvement with qualifying events and ranking tournaments will be put on hold indefinitely. 

If anyone else is willing to host snooker or pool tournaments throughout the season in the interest of qualifying players for the Canadians, you are more than welcome to email albertasnooker@gmail.com if you would like to have it promoted under the banner of the ABSA. If no additional qualification tournaments are conducted, spots for the Canadian Snooker Championships will be distributed solely on the basis of the results of the provincial championships and Pool spots will be direct entry.

Thank you for your understanding–maybe I’ll be back some day.

Randall Morrison
President, Alberta Billiard Sports Association 

Dec 07

Leather Pocket Holiday Six-Reds Tournament – Saturday, December 19

Leather Pocket Holiday Six-Reds Tournament

LEATHER POCKET BILLIARDS – 3715 Edmonton Tr. NE (Calgary, AB)
Saturday, December 19, 2015


$20 ENTRY – Registration starts at 10:00 AM
Play to Follow

On Saturday, December 19th, come down to Leather Pocket Billiards for a casual six-reds snooker tournament for the holidays! Never played snooker before? Well here’s a good opportunity to try it out. So head to Leather Pocket Saturday morning and put your name in for something a little different during the festive season.

RANDOM DRAW – Best of 7 Frames – Single Elimination

Call Jesse at 403-695-9663 or Len at 403-289-6408 to register in advance!


 

Oct 19

2016 AQS1 Calgary – RESULTS


2016 AQS1 Calgary – the first tournament in the 2016 Alberta Snooker Qualifying Series — was held October 17-18th at Leather Pocket Billiards with 14 entrants. Players were divided into two round-robin groups of seven, each playing a 2-frame match with the top four performers of each group advancing to Sunday’s single-elimination knockout round.
Full results below:

GROUP STAGE RESULTS 

KNOCKOUT RESULTS


NOTE:
*The sixth frame of the Final was awarded by the referee under conditions subject to the Rules of Play surrounding player conduct, enforced under: Section IIII – 1.) Conduct — specifically 1a(iii),(vi), 1c and 1d, and; Section V – 1.) The Refereespecifically 1a, following repeat violations under Section IIII – 1.) Conduct and Section IIII – 3.) Non-striker.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE UPDATED PROVINCIAL RANKINGS


 NEXT RANKING EVENT: TBA

Oct 18

2016 AQS1 – Knockout Draw

;Below is the knockout draw for Day 2 of 2016 AQS1:
 

Oct 16

2016 AQS1 Calgary | Draw & Match Schedule

AQS1

OCTOBER 17-18, 2015

 Calgary, AB

Leather Pocket Billiards – 3715 Edmonton Tr. NE
Play begins at 10:00 AM 



The 2016 Alberta Qualifying Series begins with 2015 AQS1, featuring 14 registered players that will be split into two round-robin groups. The top two players in their group advance to the knockout round Sunday, October 18th. 

DRAW & MATCH SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION – 9:50 AM

ALL GROUPS  BEGIN PLAY AT APPROXIMATELY 10:00 AM

GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

GROUP A
GROUP B
David Kutney
Jim Whittaker
Gordon Galenza
Bill Cormylo
Earl MacMaster
Omair Ahmed
Clarence York
Brad Grierson
Rodney Yim
Chase Real Cyr
Barry Hooey
Randall Morrison
Jesse Nicol
Brent Balog

All round-robin matches for this event will be frames.

PLEASE NOTE:
Times are approximations only and it is likely that schedules will be undergo some changes during the event on the basis of table availability. (This is also why some estimated times may appear to have a player booked into two matches simultaneously, for example.)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE

Sep 27

2016 AQS1 Calgary – Leather Pocket Billiards | October 17-18, 2015

AQS1

OCTOBER 17-18, 2015

 Calgary, AB

Leather Pocket Billiards – 3715 Edmonton Tr. NE
Play begins at 10:00 AM 


 

The Alberta Billiards & Snooker Association is pleased to announce that the first event of the 2016 ALBERTA SNOOKER QUALIFYING SERIES will take place at Leather Pocket Billiards in Calgary over the weekend of October 17th to 18th.


 

FEES

ENTRY: $70
YEARLY ASSOCIATION FEE: $25 

Players interested in qualifying for the Canadians must pay an annual membership to the Alberta Billiards & Snooker Association (ABSA) of $25.00 to be eligible to enter these tournaments and each tournament you elect to play in carries a separate $70 entry fee. Please note that players who played in previous ranking events have already paid their membership fee and only the $70 entry fee will be required to play in this event.

REGISTRATION

To register for this event, you have three options:

  • REGISTER ONLINE: Sign up for an online account at albertasnooker.com and then click here to fill out a brief form confirming that you plan to enter. You can choose to pay your entry fee online, or in cash when you arrive at the venue.Please Note: If you have agreed to pay cash for your entry via the online registration system, you agree that you will be at the venue at the advertised start time with the full amount. You will not be permitted to play any tournament matches until the required entry fees are collected. Additionally, if you agree to pay cash and then do not show up at the venue, you will be barred from entering the next two ABSA ranking events.
  • E-MAIL: Send an e-mail to albertasnooker@gmail.com with the event you intend to play in, your full name and the city/town where you live. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when you have been added to the list of registered players. Please Note: Upon receiving confirmation, it is agreed that you intend to play in the event and will pay the required entry fee in cash upon arrival at the advertised start time. You will not be permitted to play any tournament matches until the required entry fees are collected. If you agree to play by e-mail and then do not show up at the venue, you will be barred from entering the next two ABSA ranking events.
  • PHONE: Alternatively, you can contact Randall Morrison by telephone at 403-399-1972 and express your intent to play. Please Note: Verbal confirmation by telephone is also an agreement that you intend to play in the event and pay the required entry fee in advance of playing any tournament matches. If you agree to play by phone and then do not show up at the venue, you will be barred from entering the next two ABSA ranking events.

To register, please e-mail albertasnooker@gmail.com with your name, hometown and contact information or call Randall Morrison at 403-399-1972 to be added to the list. If you are ranked outside of the Top 16, ensure you sign up early to claim a spot in this year’s provincial championship!

The deadline for registration is THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th.
Draw to be posted Fri. Oct. 16th 


NOTE: A maximum of 24 players will be eligible to play in this event. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so register as soon as possible to ensure you get on the list!

REGISTERED PLAYERS 

NAME Hometown RANK
Jim Whittaker Bentley 11
Barry Hooey Calgary 15
Brent Balog Red Deer 33
Brad Grierson Calgary 7
Omair Ahmed Calgary 32
Jesse Nicol Calgary 28
Gordon Galenza Calgary 12
Bill Cormylo Calgary 19
Rodney Yim Calgary 10
Clarence York Medicine Hat 37
David Kutney Red Deer 4
Earl MacMaster Calgary 20
 Randall Morrison Calgary 27
Chase Real Cyr Red Deer 13


Registrations will still be accepted if the event is full. Your name will be added to the waiting list below and you will be called in advance of the draw if a spot opens up due to cancellation.

WAITING LIST
NAME

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