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Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Boris » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:48 pm

Liverpool Open 2011

4th-6th February 2011

Rileys Liverpool Grand Central
Bolton Street
Liverpool
L3 5LX

13-16x Garlando Tables
ITSF Pro-Tour Status Confirmed

Pre-Register Here:
http://www.britfoos.com/registration/LiverpoolOpen2011


Provisional Schedule

Friday 4th February

6pm Registration
7pm Novice Doubles (Beginners) - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
7pm - BFA Annual General Meeting
9-11pm* DYP (draw your partner) - *approx time - follows end of AGM - 2/3 1/9 DE

Saturday 5th Feb
10am Registration
10.30am Events continue
11am Pro Singles* - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
11am Semi-Pro Singles*- 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
11am Amateur Singles*- 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
12 noon Senior Singles - 3/5 2/5 DE
1pm Open Singles - 3/5 2/5 DE
2pm Senior Doubles - 3/5 2/5 DE
3pm Womens Singles - 3/5 2/5 DE

4pm Novice Singles - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
5pm Semi-Pro Doubles - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
7pm Mixed Doubles* - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE*
7pm - 2-ball Rollerball Doubles* - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE*

Sunday 6th Feb
11am Events Continue
11.30am Open Doubles - 3/5 2/5 DE
12.30am Amateur Doubles - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
1pm Junior Singles - 3/5 2/5 DE
1.30pm Womens Doubles - 3/5 2/5 DE

2pm Pro-Am Doubles - 1-7 groups plus 2/5 SE
3pm Junior Doubles - 3/5 2/5 DE

Entry & Reg. Fee Package Deals
Men – Pro-Master £50, Pro £45, Semi-Pro £40, Amateur £30, Novice £20
Pro-Master Package includes: Open Singles, Open Doubles, Mixed/2Ball, Pro-Am
Pro Package includes: Open Singles, Open Doubles, Pro Singles, Mixed/2Ball, Pro-Am
Semi-Pro Package includes: Open Singles, Open Doubles, Semi-Pro Singles Semi-Pro Doubles, Pro-Am, Mixed/2Ball
Amateur Package includes: Open Singles, Open Doubles, Pro-Am, Amateur Singles, Semi-Pro Doubles, Amateur Doubles, Mixed/2Ball
Novice Package Includes: : Open Singles, Open Doubles, Pro-Am, Amateur Singles, Semi-Pro Doubles, Amateur Doubles: Novice Doubles, Novice Singles, Mixed/2Ball
Women (add) – Pro-Master £20, Pro £15, Semi-Pro £12, Amateur £8, Novice £4
Womens package adds Womens Singles & Womens Doubles to basic package, add £10 reg fee to womens package (£5 novices) if only playing WS, WD and Mixed)
Juniors - (Born 1993 or later) receive half-price package deals including Junior events according to rank
Junior Sunday Package £5 – Junior Singles, Junior Doubles, Amateur Doubles, Novice Singles & table fee
Basic package deals do not include DYP, Senior Singles/Doubles, or Mixed Doubles

Entry Fees (per player per event)

Event Pro-Master Pro Semi-Pro Amateur Novice
DYP £5 £5 £5 £5 £5
Senior Singles £5 £5 £5 £5 £5
Senior Doubles £5 £5 £5 £5 £5
Pro Singles n/a £10 £10* £10* £10*
Semi-Pro Singles* n/a n/a £10 £10* £10*
Amateur Singles* n/a n/a n/a £6 £4
Open Singles £20 £15 £10 £6 £4
Womens Singles £10 £10 £8 £5 £3
Open Doubles £20 £15 £10 £6 £4
Semi-Pro Doubles n/a n/a £10 £6 £4
Novice Singles n/a n/a n/a n/a £2
Novice Doubles n/a n/a n/a n/a £2
Amateur Doubles n/a n/a n/a £6 £4
Womens Doubles £10 £10 £7 £5 £3
Pro-Am Doubles £5 £5 £5 £5 £5
*Mixed Doubles £5 £5 £5 £5 £5
Junior Singles £5 £5 £5 £2 £1
Junior Doubles £5 £5 £5 £2 £1
*2-ball Rollerball Doubles £5 £5 £5 £5 £5
* Eligible players must choose between Pro, Semi-pro and Amateur singles, Players wishing to enter a higher-ranked singles event must pay difference in entry fee. Players must choose between mixed doubles and 2-Ball Rollerball

Registration Fees

Tables are on freeplay, a table fee of £10 is levied on all participants (table fee is included in package deals).
Exceptions – Novices, or Amateur (or above) Juniors pay £5, Novice Juniors free

Prize Funds

Prize funds will be a minimum of 80% of net entry fees (balance covers trophies, advance costs, registration fees and other expenses), except for Junior and Novice events which are for trophies only. The distribution will vary depending on turnout in each event using the standard BFA formula (rounded to nearest £5 if over £30, otherwise to nearest £1).

Projected prize funds (total/depth) will be published here in due course.

Trophies
Awaiting confirmation of trophy sponsorship - if so there will be trophies for all events

Eligibility

All players must provide full details on registration (full name, year of birth, nationality, e-mail and/or mobile) with full BFA membership conferred/renewed for 12 months - Membership is automatic on payment of registration fee.

All finalists in ITSF Events are obliged to observe the ITSF Dress code (sports dress, no denim) – All players are strongly encouraged to observe the dress code. Failure to observe the code could result in you forfeiting your match.

Open Singles/Open Doubles – any player

Semi-Pro Singles/Semi-Pro Doubles
Any player ranked semi-pro or below in BFA Rankings
Any overseas player who fulfils all of the following criteria
- less than 500 points on the Internationale Garlando Rangliste and not otherwise ranked ‘pro’ in the IGR
- a total of under 100 ‘open’ points (singles + doubles) in ITSF rankings
- not ranked Master or Elite in P4P rankings,
- not ranked Pro Elite in FFFT Classement Generale
- not ranked Pro-Master in VIFA or European Tornado Rankings
- not a player in National or 1st Regional league (BE/NL)

Amateur Singles/Amateur Doubles
Any player ranked Amateur or below in BFA Rankings
Any overseas player resident in the UK who is not ranked semi-pro or equivalent in another jurisdiction
Any overseas female player who is not ranked at least semi-pro or equivalent in another jurisdiction

Novice Singles/Novice Doubles
Any player ranked Novice in the BFA Rankings
Any unranked UK National or UK-resident player

Junior Singles/Junior Doubles – Any player born on or after 1-1-1993 – ID required

Senior Singles/Senior Doubles – Any player born in 1960 or earlier – ID required

Pro-Am Doubles
Novice players can partner any other player
Amateur players can partner any player who is not Pro-master
Semi-Pro Players can partner any player who is not Pro or Pro-Master
Pro Players can partner any Amateur or Novice player
Pro-Master Players must partner a Novice player

DYP – Any Player

2-Ball Rollerball – Any Player not competing in Mixed doubles

Womens Singles/Womens Doubles – any female player

Mixed Doubles – Any male player plus any female player not competing in 2-Ball Rollerball

Travel & Accommodation

Details to follow. Book now for cheap deals on hotel rooms.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Graeme » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:24 pm

Pro Singles is listed as an event on the Sat but not included in the Pro package - is this a mistake?
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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Rytis Mitkus » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:03 pm

super date for super tournament in super place. going to buy tickets next week. with probably will come at least one more Lithuanian;)

i have a question about my rank. in BFA rankings im Semi-Pro, but i have 173 points in combined list in ITSF rankings, will i be able to play semi pro doubles? (keep it in mind that there will be one more pro tour in lithuania in december, where i will get some more points), is my rank going to stay semi-pro?

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Boris » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:50 pm

Graeme - well spotted, original plan was to have masters rather than pro singles, so PS is now included in pro pkg but not PM, pro & PM packages prices have been reduced slightly.

Rytis - you are in the BFA ranking system and for anyone in that system that ranking is their rank (unless their circumstances have changed significantly). There are more opportunities for ITSF points these days than when those points thresholds were introduced so maybe they can be looked at again. Obviously your combined rank at 1-1-11 will determine eligibility.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Rytis Mitkus » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:24 pm

Boris wrote:Graeme - well spotted, original plan was to have masters rather than pro singles, so PS is now included in pro pkg but not PM, pro & PM packages prices have been reduced slightly.

Rytis - you are in the BFA ranking system and for anyone in that system that ranking is their rank (unless their circumstances have changed significantly). There are more opportunities for ITSF points these days than when those points thresholds were introduced so maybe they can be looked at again. Obviously your combined rank at 1-1-11 will determine eligibility.
Thanks for answer, Boris.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Christopher Lyall » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:43 pm

What balls will you be using Boris?

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:15 pm

Warrior balls.
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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Chris H » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:56 pm

Are there any Deals on Accommodation as the cheapest I have found is £55 per night for a single room and no Parking facilities which adds another £13 a day.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Boris » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:50 am

Try the Formule 1 which is probably the cheapest sleeping up to 3 adults per room.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:52 pm

Copied from last years announcement - think they're all still open and contact info is the same;

Chain Hotels

Premier Inn
Liverpool Albert Dock – 1.4km from venue
East Britannia Building
Gower Street
Albert Dock
Liverpool
L3 4AD
Tel - 0870 990 6432
Fax - 0870 990 6433 - http://www.premierinn.com
£65 per room per night (family room sleeps up to 4x people)

Premier Inn
Liverpool City Centre – 2.1km from venue
Vernon Street
Liverpool
L2 2AY
Tel - 0870 238 3323
Fax - 0151 242 7666 - http://www.premierinn.com
£60 per room per night (family room sleeps 4x people)

Premier Inn
Liverpool (West Derby) – 5km from venue
Queens Drive
West Derby
Liverpool
L13 0DL
Tel - 08701 977 160
Fax - 0151 220 7610 - http://www.premierinn.com
£53 per room per night (family room sleeps 4x people)

Travelodge Liverpool Central - 500m from venue
25 Old Haymarket
Liverpool
L1 6ER
0871-984 6156
0151-227-5835 – http://www.travelodge.co.uk
£90 per room per night (family room sleeps 4x people)

Travelodge Liverpool Docks - 2.3 km from venue
Brunswick Dock
Sefton Street
Liverpool L3 4BH
Tel - 0871-984-6030
Fax - 0151-707-7769 – http://www.travelodge.co.uk
£90 per room per night (family room sleeps 4x people)


Formule 1 Liverpool – 2.4km from venue
25, Wapping
Baltic Triangle
L1 8LY Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel : (+44) 0151 709 2040
Fax : (+44) 0151 709 3420
£31 per room per night (sleeps up to 3 people)
http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/ ... otel.shtml

Ibis Liverpool City Centre – 2.4km from venue
27 Wapping,
Liverpool, L1 8LY
Tel : (+44)151/7069800 Fax : (+44)151/7069810
£54 per night double room
http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehote ... otel.shtml

Express by Holiday Inn – 2.8km from venue
Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4AD
Tel: 0870 4009068
£63 per night (double)

Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre – 2km from venue
St. Johns Precinct, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1NQ
Tel: 0870 4009068
£72 per night (double)

Crowne Plaza Liverpool
St Nicholas Place, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1QW
Tel 0870 400 7308
http://www.crowneplaza.com

Independent Hotels & Guesthouses

Aachen Hotel, Liverpool – 300m from venue
89-91 Mount Pleasant,
Liverpool,
L3 5TB
£44 per night for double room – can ask for up to 2 extra beds

Regent Hotel
4-8, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5RY
Tel: 0151 709 1514


Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool – 200m from venue
40 Hope St,
Liverpool, L1 9DA
£125-£140 per night for double – very posh!

Hanover Hotel, Liverpool – 1km from venue
62 Hanover Street,
Liverpool, L1 4AF
0151 709 6223
£70-£85 per night

Jamaica House U.K Community Investment Trust – 1km from venue
142-144, Upper Parliament St,
Liverpool, Merseyside
L8 7LG
Reservations: 0151 707 6911 Reservations: 0151 708 6881
£20 per night

Embassie Backpackers Hostel – 1km from venue
1, Falkner Square, Liverpool, Merseyside L8 7NU
Tel: 0151 707 1089

International Inn – 800m from venue
The Old Blakes Bldg
4 South Hunter St,
Liverpool L1 9JG
Tel: (0151) 709 8135
Tel: (0151) 707 9823
Approx £70 for 4 persons, £40 per twin per night (2007 prices)

The Blackburne Arms Hotel – 1500m from venue
24, Catharine St, Liverpool, Merseyside L8 7NL
Tel: 0151 707 1249

Adelphi Hotel – 100m from venue
Ranelagh Place, Liverpool L3 5UL
Tel: 0871 222 0029 Fax: 0871 222 7009
Email : res700@britanniahotels.com
Offers secure parking at £12 for 24 hours, rooms from £55 per night, decaying olde-worlde grandeur

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Chris H » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:20 pm

I tried most of the Hotels on the list and was quoted quite a lot more. The Formule 1 was the cheapest, about £35 but had no ensuite.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:35 pm

I'll have a proper look myself when I have the time. It's a northern city, there's bound to be cheaper places around.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:07 pm

And looks like we'll have to use the old Garlando balls, as apparently Garlando aren't even fully manufactoring them yet.
Unless everyone who went to Nantes wants to bring theirs in :P

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Steviola » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:53 pm

You are kidding right?!

The new balls are infinitely better. I've still got mine from Nantes...

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by shovie » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:58 pm

So the organisers didn't think to get a load at the worlds?

Good Work.

Scratch that, have just seen they sold out.

Now that it's not possible to use the official ball, I would suggest getting a load of yellow barenhertz balls.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Oatsey » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:58 pm

They did not just sell out Alex they only allowed each player to buy 5 max as i tried to buy a load.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Boris » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:18 pm

shovie wrote:
Now that it's not possible to use the official ball, I would suggest getting a load of yellow barenhertz balls.
I'll see what I can do...

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by davez » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:33 pm

Can we play on blocky foot as well? It's an ITSF Pro Series tournament. It has to use the official ITSF ball.
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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by potts » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:49 pm

but if its not available.

Orange would be the correct...but the itsf have blooped up...there fault not ours.

im happy with barenhertzzzzz...or blocky foot

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Re: Liverpool Open 2011

Post by Rytis Mitkus » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:51 pm

well, barenhertz are crappy imo...

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