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The Tri-Annual Tournament, also known as Tri-Cup Tournament is held three times a year and is the next step after playoffs. This tournament consists of all teams who came in first place in division standings or won their division playoffs depending on division structure. The Tri-Annual Tournament is a single elimination format. In each Tri-Annual Tournament, the Teams win the opportunity to advance to the World Pool Qualifier (also known as Cities or LTC)


 Handicaps for This Event

All players participating in the Tri-Annual Tournament will play at their highest session ending handicap from the session they qualified for the event or what they are currently playing as in the current session – whichever is the higher of the two skill levels.


 Common Players 

If two teams meet up with a common player(s) during any Tri-Cup Tournament, the common player(s) will have to choose to sit out completely or choose a team to play with.  If player chooses a team to play with and that team does not advance, the player will not advance with the other team. Please see the Official Team Manual for more information on Common Players in Tournaments.


 Remaining Eligible for This Event

A team must participate the following session, in the same format they qualified in, with at least four original members to remain eligible for the Tri-Annual Tournament. The roster a team will use in the Tri-Annual Tournament is the roster they had the last week in the prior session.  If a player does not return with the Tri-Annual eligible team, they must be on another roster in the same format they qualified in or they will not be able to participate with the team in the event.  


 Sudden Death will be in effect

In 8-Ball: This format will be implemented 3 hours and 45 minutes into an 8-Ball match. Each team must be in the 4th individual match by the 3 hour and 45 minutes mark or all subsequent matches will consist of 2 racks regardless of skill. If a team is not in the 4th individual match by the 3-hour-45-minute mark, then the final match will consist of 2 racks regardless of skill. *Please note: The first rack will be worth 2 points; the second rack (if needed) will be worth 1 point.
In 9-Ball: Sudden death will be implemented at the 3 hours into a 9-Ball match. Each team match must be in the 4th individual match by the 3 hour mark or all subsequent matches will consist of points earned being doubled. 

Congratulations To Our 8-Ball Tri-Cup Winners!

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Congratulations To Our 9-Ball Tri-Cup Winners!
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Updated 5/13/2022