£12,000 UK Tornado Series
Series Flyer: To be added
When: July 13 - August 24 - September 21 - October 26 - November 16 - January 18-19 – February 22 – March 15-16
Where: Isha Lounge Bar, 43 Richmond Road, Kingston, KT2 5BW
Tel: 07852 158 155
Food & Drink:
Food will be available at the venue. A selection of sandwiches throughout the day and curries + more in the evening.
How to get there:
Kingston-upon-Thames is in South-West Greater London and is very accessible via either Road or Rail:
By car: From the South - take the M3; From the West - take the M4, From the North-West/Midlands - take the M40.
By train: Isha Lounge Bar is a short 5 minute walk from Kingston-upon-Thames rail station which is very well connected to London Waterloo, London Victoria, Reading and Clapham Junction Rail Stations.
By air: London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports are a very short car/bus/taxi/train journey away for any International players interested in attending.
Free Trips to the Tornado World Championships 2014 in Dallas, Texas!
We are giving away 6 FREE Packages including flights to the Tornado World Championships held in Dallas, Texas in August 2014 to be won by the following:
Top 3 players
Top Semi Pro player
Top female player
Top Amateur/Novice player
For the purposes of these prizes, rankings will be frozen from July 1st when the new rankings are published. This means that for example an Amateur-ranked player on July 1st is eligible for the Top Amateur/Novice player package to be won at the end of the Series, regardless of whether he/she moves up a rank by the time the Series finishes.
Qualifying events: Open Singles and Open Doubles combined
Points are awarded by finishing position in Open Singles and Open Doubles:
Position - Series Points
1st - 20
2nd - 18
3rd - 16
4th - 14
5th - 12
7th - 10
9th - 8
13th - 6
17th - 4
25th - 2
below - 0
Each tournament in the series carries the same weighting regardless of turnout. Players accumulate points at each tournament in the series to determine their overall series ranking.
We have deliberately made the points close to keep the race as close as possible. This means that even if you don't have great results in your first few tournaments you will still be able to catch up, and those that get off to a great start wont be able to rest on their laurels.
Important change to the points-scoring system:
We have received feedback that due to the nature of the points structure, players are realistically going to need to attend almost all tournaments to be in with a shout of winning the trip, and this commitment may deter some from taking part at all. Whilst we want to encourage players to come to as many tournaments as they can, we don't want to put people off from the start either so there is going to be an important rule change:
Your best 5 tournament results on the tour will be taken into account with regards to the leaderboard for the trips to the 2014 World Championships.
That means, if you attend all 8 events, your 5 best tournament results (OS & OD combined) will count towards the rankings. If you can only attend 5 events then those 5 will count towards the rankings, and you wont be at a severe disadvantage to someone that has attended all 8. There is still an incentive to attend all 8 because you can try to perfect your best 5 results as much as possible.
E.g. Player A attends all 8 tournaments, his points are:
20 - 30 - 34 - 20 - 10 - 24 - 28 - 30
His lowest scores of 10, 20 and 20 are removed to give him an overall score of 146
We have listened to the feedback and hope this will encourage more travelling players to attend these tournaments, knowing that they don't have to make all 8 tournaments and still have a fair chance of winning the trip.
Standard Tournament Event Schedule:
11:00 Registration & Practice
11:30 Skills Demo
12:00 Open Singles
13:00 Amateur Doubles
13:30 Open Doubles
15:00 Semi Pro Doubles
15:30 Open Mixed
17:00 Women’s Singles
19:00 Evening Event (Either 2 Ball Roller Ball, 4vs4, Team Event, Pro Am or 2BallRotoRollerBall)
Junior Singles may be added if there is enough demand (min. 4 players)
We are offering high quality prizes. In order to determine the winners we need high quality formats:
All events are Double Elimination (DE).
Open SIngles & Open Doubles: Winner's bracket: 5.5 Loser's Bracket 5.3
All other events: Winner's bracket 5.3 Loser's bracket 5.3
5.5 = First to 5 goals in a game, best of 5 games in a match
5.3 = First to 5 goals in a game, best of 3 games in a match
We have decided to make 6 of the 8 tournaments one day events. This means you guys don't have to fork out on pricey London accommodation if you want to enter all the events (for those that do, there are several good hotels nearby - see below). There is a lack of one day tournaments in the calendar and it's been mentioned a few times that there is demand to see one day tournaments return, so we'll see how this works out. We're kicking this off at 12pm to allow players plenty of time to travel to the tournament on the day. We have included Semi Pro, Amateur, Women and Mixed events alongside the Open events to try to make the tournaments appealing to the majority of the player base. At each tournament there will also be a fun evening event to enter if you wish.
Registration for all events opens from 11am. Registration will close 10 minutes before each event is due to start.
Each tournament will be run on 8 BRAND NEW Tornado tables.
£12,000 estimated value of total UK Tornado Series Prize Fund and packages. Packages have a (more or less) fixed value, tournament prize fund depends on turnout.
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Table fee: £5 per player for free play all day (Novices – free)
All within 500m of the venue. Please book direct:
The White Hart Hotel
1 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
KT1 4DA 020 8977 1786
21-23 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
KT2 6ND 0871 984 6241
Chase Lodge Hotel
10 Park Road, Hampton Wick, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
KT1 4AS 020 8943 1862
International House, 31 Wheatfield Way, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
KT1 2PD 0871 984 6428
A bit further out:
Premier Inn #1
Corner Sixth Cross/Staines Road, Twickenham, Middlesex
TW2 5PE 0871 527 9108
Premier Inn #2
Chertsey Road, Twickenham, Middlesex
TW2 6LS 0871 527 9110
Other options are available.
Series Host: Isha Lounge Bar
Series Organisers: Tich Degun, Stephen Lyall
Series Tournament Director: Stephen Lyall
Additional Desk Helpers: Required
Head Official: Required