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2012/13 Race4Eight Results

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2012/2013 R48Pro II

  • Seven stops, to include the Player's Championship (Seattle Cinco De Mayo Weekend)
  • Three new locations
  • Over $120,000 in Prize Money
  • All Broadcasted LIVE @ race4eight.com
 
2012/2013 RACE 4 EIGHT SCHEDULE

#1 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA: OCT 25-28 - RESULTS

#2 TUCSON, AZ: NOV 8-11 - RESULTS

#3 HOUSTON, TX: JAN 24-27 - RESULTS

**#4 ANCHORAGE, AK:  FEB 14-16 - RESULTS

#5 DENVER, CO: MAR 7-10 - RESULTS

#6 SALT LAKE CITY, UT: APR 18-21 - RESULTS

#7 SEATTLE, WA: (THE PLAYER'S CHAMPIONSHIP) MAY 3-5 - RESULTS



Note:

Stop #1 is "Open" to anyone who wants to enter. No qualifier. Points are double. Stop #2-Stop #6 will have a qualifier on the leading day (Thursday) with the main event (top 16) happening on Friday and Saturday. In some cases, the local coordinators may hold an adjacent event alongside the WPH and the "regular" tourney for all other divisions can be played out with finals on Sunday. However, all WPH pro events will conclude Saturday Night in conjunction with Saturday Night Live.  Stop #7 is the player's championship and only the top eight point earners will get an invite to Seattle, where all players there will be guaranteed cash. Stop #7 brings double points. (See below regarding Anchorage, Alaska)

The WPH will invite eight players to all stops except stop #1. The "invited" players, or "Elite Eight" will be given $500 for showing up and playing their first match (See below regarding Anchorage, Alaska). In return, the E8 will wear WPH approved clothing, follow the code of conduct and lend their pic/name to event fliers and publication (marketing) purposes. Just the top eight in the Power Rankings, to begin the season, will be given the title, "Elite-Eight." Additionally, only the top eight players in the Power Rankings will receive incentive monies. For example, The WPH invites the top eight ranked players (power rankings) but #4 cannot make the event. The WPH will now invite the 9th ranked player and so on until the top eight are secured. However, any player chosen from outside the top eight will get no incentive money.

2012/2013 will see an expansion from 12 total players to a full round of 16 (See below regarding Anchorage, Alaska). WPH will invite eight and qualify four. The loser(s) of the qualifier finals will then be placed in a random draw up against the #1-#4 seeds. Losers will get a "play-back-in" extension of their qualifier against one of the top four players on tour. Minimal ranking points for a loss in that rd of 16 will transpire, but a win will bring big cash, a lot of press and big points.

WPH will seed off the power rankings in this fashion: #1 and #2 will go on opposite sides of the bracket with #1 always getting the top of the bracket. #3 and #4 will be drawn out of a hat randomly and placed into the #3 and #4 spots on the bracket. #5-#8 will also be randomly chosen and placed into the #5-#8 seeds. #9-#12 will be drawn randomly and put up against the #5-#8 seeds (like last season). The qualifier finalists will also get a random draw into #1-#4. WPH had a lot of repeat match-ups last year and the new method of seeding will bring a fresh set of random match-ups and challenges in 2012/2013.

WPH will hold a random draw a couple weeks before the event with witnesses on hand or with a recorded video of the process for complete transparency.

All matches; main draw, play offs, and qualifiers will play one game to 25, win by two until the semis and finals where the format will be two to 15, breaker to 11. This format was the most well received by the players in 2012 and by the fans. Scoring will be straight up (no rally) and action will feature no stoppage because of a bad bounce (even on the serve). Wet balls are not considered bad bounces and a ref will make a judgment call. After the 15th point is scored there is an automatic "halftime" called by the ref and both players will get a three minute break (just like last season). The player that served first to start the one-game match, will be retrieving the serve for the second half.

Players to follow the WPH code of conduct.

*STOP #4 - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: THE FOUR QUALIFIER WINNERS FROM STOP#3 (HOUSTON) ARE AUTOMATICALLY INVITED TO PARTICPATE IN ANCHORAGE AS A TOP SEED IN THE RD OF 16. THE HOUSTON QUALIFIER (STOP#3) WILL ACT AS A QUALIFIER FOR ALASKA. ALASKA WILL STILL QUALIFY AS FEW AS ONE AND UP TO FOUR TO PLAY INTO THE MAIN DRAW. WPH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ALASKA A TRUE TOP 16, OR TOP 12 FORMAT LIKE THE 2011/12 SEASON. ALL HOUSTON QUALIFIER WINNERS WILL BE GUARANTEED A MINIMUM OF $600 FOR PLAYING THEIR FIRST ROUND IN ALASKA.

2012/2013 RACE4EIGHT PRO TOUR WRAP UPS

STOP #1 - US OPEN WRAP-UP
STOP #2 - TUCSON/Y2K WRAP UP
STOP #3 - HOUSTON WRAP-UP
STOP #4 - ALASKA WRAP-UP
STOP #5 - DENVER WRAP UP
STOP #6 - SALT LAKE WRAP UP
STOP #7 - SEATTLE WRAP UP

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