- August 2 (Wednesday) – Artistic Pool Competition Begins (Noon – 6:00PM – preliminary rounds)
- August 3 (Thursday) — Artistic Pool Competition (Noon – 6:00PM – preliminary rounds)
- August 4 (Friday) – Artistic Pool Competition (8:30AM – 2:30PM – final rounds)
Scoring Guidelines (download)
- Dr. Cue will act as official judge on all challenge setups and scoring success. Questions may be asked at any time.
- Players will do a preliminary round of 5 lags. This initial challenge will result in a “round score total” being registered on an official score sheet based on diagram scoring point notations for the lag challenge.
- The top 5 scoring players, plus ties after everyone has competed in the prelims will do 2 “final” rounds consisting of 5 lags each. The total score of the final rounds (10 lags) will be used to determine the 2017 BEF National Junior “Artistic Pool” Shootout Champion and Runner-up for each division.
- If there is a tie after the 2 “final” rounds are completed, the highest “round score” between the 2 final rounds will be used for determining 1st and / or 2nd place. If a tie still exists, an “Artistic Lag Roll-Off” will take place, in which each tied competitor will shoot 3 lags with cumulative scoring calculated.
- 3 practice attempts will be allowed before the 2 “final” rounds are started.
- Lag zone position of finish is judged by the vertical edge of the cue ball.
- Accidental nudging of cue ball is not considered a stroke or attempt of lag – player is allowed to shoot lag again.
- The challenge for each division is the same and available via the BEF home office, plus they will be posted at the venue site.
- The Champion and Runner-up in each division will be title honored and presented with special BEF “Artistic Pool” Awards.
My wife, Marty (Ms. Cue) and I have been involved with the youth of our sport now for over 24 years now. We believe the skills associated with regular pool disciplines as well as and artistic pool challenges continue to educate our younger generation of players in physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and heartfelt traits that will allow them to rack up a victory in their games and lives. In addition, we see how these key principles of personal growth demonstrate to their mentors / parents the value of billiards at many levels of learning. We believe in our youth and we believe in what billiards can do to keep everyone "enjoying the roll" rack after rack and day after day. Thousands of youthful smiles make it easy for us to continue our support for the game we love.
Our best to all the BEF players…
-Tom and Marty (Dr. Cue and Ms. Cue)