2023CBSA Chinese Pool International Professional League
International Grand Prix competition regulations
Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association
Jiangxi Provincial Sports Bureau
People’s Government of Shangrao Municipal
Beijing Xingpaiweiye Sports Development Co., Ltd
People’s Government of Yushan County
Jiangxi Xingpai Sports Development Co., Ltd
Jiangxi Xinghua Industrial Co., Ltd
Jiangxi Xingwei Sports Goods Co., Ltd
Meilin Rubber（Taishan Meilin Billiards Products Manufacturing Co., Ltd）
Competition table: Xingpai Chinese Pool table
Competition cloth: Liberwin Cloth (Jiangsu Liyang Liberwin Textile Co., Ltd)
Competition ball:Belgium Pool super Aramith Pro-cup TV ball
Competition cue: Yebao Cues
Competition tip: HOW Aim cue tip
Competition scoring video service: Beijing Crand Technologies co.,ltd
Chinese Billiards &Snooker Association（www.cbsa.org.cn）
7、Competition WeChat Public Platform:
Xingpai Billiards（We chat account: XINGPAIBILLIARD）
8、Live streaming platforms:
Huya Live streaming
WeChat video account: Xingpaitaiqiu
Chinese Pool individual mixed competition
10、Competition schedule(Beijing time):
10.1 Competition time: 8th to 22nd, Aug 2023
10.1.1 Qualification time: 8th to 13rd, Aug 2023
Chinese Men’s Group
Draw time: 18:00 7th Aug 2023
(1) First session: 8th to 10th Aug,2023
(2) Second session: 11th to 13th Aug,2023
Chinese Women’s Group
Draw time: 18:00 9th Aug 2023
（1）First session：10th to 11st Aug,2023
（2）Second session：12nd to 13rd Aug,2023
International Men’s Group
Draw time: 18:00 9th Aug 2023
(1)First session: 10th to 11st Aug,2023
(2)Second session: 12nd to 13rd Aug,2023
International Women’s Group
Draw time: 18:00 9th Aug 2023
（1）First session: 10th to 11st Aug,2023
（2）Second session: 12nd to 13rd Aug,2023
10.1.2 Final Stage
Competition time: 15th to 22nd Aug 2023
10.1.3 Opening ceremony and drawing time of final stage: 14th Aug,2023
10.1.4 The organizing committee has the right to adjust the competition time and the quota of each group based on the actual number of applicants.
10.2 Competition venue：
Yushan Sports Center(Yushan county,Shangrao city,Jiangxi province)
11.1.1. The qualification competition is open to all ages and nationalities.
11.1.2 Not within the suspension period of any official billiards organization from home and abroad.
11.2.1 128 players participated in the final stage, 40 players directly participated, the remaining 88 players are all selected from the qualification competition.
Players must be athlete members who have completed the 2023 registration with the Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association.
11.2.2 Participants directly participating in the final stage:
(1) Chinese Men’s group: Top 16 players in the latest Chinese Pool men’s ranking by CBSA.
(2) Chinese Women’s group: The top 4 players in the latest Chinese Pool Women’s ranking by CBSA.
(3) International Men’s group: 16 international players invited by the organizing committee.
(4) International Women’s Group: 4 international players invited by the organizing committee.
11.2.3 Qualified players advanced to the final stage
(1) Chinese Men’s group: 40 players in the national qualifying and 16 players in the Yushan qualifier.
(2) Chinese Women’s group: 8 players selected from Yushan qualifier
(3) International Men’s Group: 16 players selected from Yushan qualifier
(4) International Women’s Group: 8 players selected from Yushan qualifier.
If the top 16 men’s and top 4 Women’s players do not register or do not meet the entry requirements, The vacant seats will be filled in order of ranking. If the contestants have already registered and have temporarily withdrawn from the competition, the vacant seats will be filled out among the contestants who have not qualified in the qualification competition based on the comprehensive results of the qualification competition.
Note: All players must undergo a physical examination before the competition and purchase accidental injury insurance during the competition.
12.1 Chinese players’ tournament registration
12.1.1 Registration method
All players must register through the official Wechat account of “Xingpai Billiards”.
12.1.2 Successful registration is subject to successful payment of entry fee.
12.1.3 Deadline for tournament registration
(1)Deadline for Men’s competition: 23:00, Aug 6, 2023, Beijing time
(2)Deadline for Women’s competition: 23:00, Aug 8, 2023 (Beijing time)
Zhixin Yang 15001109298 (Wechat account)
Xiao Fan 18600010147 (Wechat account)
12.2.1 Tournament registration method
12.2.2 Successful tournament registration is subject to receipt reply of the entry form from email@example.com.
12.2.3 Deadline for tournament registration
Deadline for International Group tournament registration: 23:00, July 31, 2023 (Beijing Time)
International Player Registration Consultation
4.2、Facebook: Xingpai Billiards
4.3、Twitter: Xingpai Billiards
4.5.2、Bruce: Phone:+8618810606529，Whatsapp:+8618810606529， Email:Bruce@xingpai.com
4.5.4、Cherry: WhatsApp：+86 15101118328，Email：firstname.lastname@example.org
1.The qualification registration fee for the Chinese group is CNY 400 per person
2.The Chinese team registration fee will be paid through the official wechat account of “Xingpai Billiards”
1.The qualification registration fee for international players is $60 / person
2.The international registration fee is paid at the venue.
13.2 Final Stage
13.2.1 Chinese Group
1.Chinese players who directly participate in the competition shall pay a one-time entry fee of CNY 1000 per person.
2.CNY 800 per person will be paid by the national qualifier for the final stage.
3.CNY 600 per person will be paid by the Yushan Qualifier for the final stage.
13.2.2 International Group
126.96.36.199 International group players who directly participate in the final stage need to pay a one-time entry fee of $150 per person.
188.8.131.52 The entry fee is $ 90 /person for those who advance from the Yushan Qualification to the final stage.
184.108.40.206 Participants aged 16 and under (born after January 1st, 2007) and female participants who do not qualify for the final stage will be refunded after the event. If the player reaches final stage, the entry fee will not be refunded.
14、 Player Registration:
14.1.1 Player Registration time for Chinese Men’s qualifiers
(1) Player registration for the first qualifying session is due at 20:00 Beijing time on 7th Aug 2023.
(2) The player registration deadline for the second qualifying session is 20:00 Beijing time on 10th Aug 2023.
14.1.2 Player Registration for Chinese Women qualifiers
(1) Player registration for the first qualifying session is due at 20:00 Beijing time on 9th Aug 2023.
(2) Player registration for the second qualifying session will be open until 20:00 Beijing time on 11th Aug 2023.
14.1.3 Player Registration time for international qualifiers
The player registration deadline is 20:00, Aug 9th, 2023 (Beijing time).
14.2 Final Stage
The player registration deadline for all participants in the Chinese and international groups will be 20:00, Aug 13th, 2023 (Beijing time).
14.3 All participants must attend the opening ceremony on August 14th, 2023.
15、 Competition method:
15.1 Competition Rules
15.1.1 Implement the 2017 edition of the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association’s “General Rules for Chinese Billiards Competition”, using a triangular frame to swing the ball and take turns kicking off the ball throughout the entire process.
15.1.2 All qualified matches, except for the live broadcast, are toured by regional referees. The sessions which are toured by regional referees are compared, placed, recorded, and fouls are monitored by both players themselves. If there are any matters that need to be declared, the other party should be informed. If either party has any questions about a stroke, they can seek the judgment of the tour referee.
15.1.3 The game which is decided by the referee alone, no repositioning or readjustment of the pile shall be required except for an error in the arrangement of the pile or the movement of the ball by itself.
15.1.4 The game which is decided by the referee alone is limited to a 45 seconds shot, with a reminder of the remaining 10 seconds and a count of the remaining 5 seconds. Both players can apply for one 45 seconds delay in each game, and there is no time limit for the decide frame. In principle, games toured by regional referees are not timed, but for intentional delay in time, the presiding judge has the right to temporarily decide to take a limited time shot for the game.
15.1.5 Each player can use a pause between innings in each game, with a duration of 5 minutes (Staged sessions can use one pause per stage). Any player who fails to return to the playing field after the timeout will be awarded a loss of one inning. Regardless of the number of matches judged by the referee or toured by the regional referee, the use of a pause must indicate the intention to the referee on duty. After a timeout has been used, a player who needs to go to the toilet for physical reasons will be allowed just while exercising the ball. This application can only temporarily leave the field to go to the bathroom, in the process of other behavior (including but not limited to: smoking, eating, answering the phone, receiving off-field instruction, etc.), return will be considered as unsportsmanlike penalty of a loss of one inning, and if the time exceeds 15 minutes, will be forfeited to the whole innings.
15.1.6 After the referee announces the start of each round of competition, players who are not present will be sentenced to one loss. Failure to appear after 15 minutes will be considered a waiver. The late player will lose the warm-up time and the right to possession the ball, and the opponent will choose who will kick off first.
16.1.7 Talc is strictly prohibited to use during the competition.
15.2 Competition system
(1) Chinese Men’s Group
It will be played in two sessions, using single elimination, all adopt win 7 of 13. 8 qualify for each tournament, a total of 16 players.
(2) Chinese Women’s Group
It will be played in two sessions, with a single elimination, all adopt win 5 of 9. Each session advances 4 players, totaling 8 players.
(3) International Men’s Group
It will be played in two sessions, with a single elimination, all adopt win 7 of 13, Each session will advance 8 players, totaling 16 players.
(4) International Women’s Group
It will be played in two sessions, with a single elimination, all adopt win 5 of 9. Each session will advance 4 players, totaling 8 players.
(5) The organizing committee has the right to adjust the quota for promotion to the main competition based on the actual registration situation.
15.2.2 Final Stage
(1) A total of 128 players, including 72 in the Chinese Men’s group, 12 in the Chinese Women’s group, 32 in the International Men’s group, and 12 in the International Women’s group, which are divided into three stages.
(2) The first stage is divided into four groups: Chinese Men’s group, Chinese Women’s group, International Men’s group and International Women’s group. Each group will carry out double elimination matches respectively. Men’s group will win 9 of 17, Women’s group will win 7 of 13.
1.Chinese Men’s group is divided into 9 groups of 8 players, each group of 4 qualified, a total of 36 qualified;
2.The Chinese Women’s group is divided into 3 groups of 4 players, each group qualified 2, qualified 6;
3.The International Men’s group is divided into 4 groups of 8 players, each group qualified 4, qualified 16;
4.The International Women’s group is divided into 3 groups of 4, each group qualified 2, qualified 6.
A total of 64 contestants from the first stage are advanced to the second stage.
15.2.3 The second stage is divided into two groups: Men’s group (Chinese Men’s group combined with International Men’s group) and Women’s group (Chinese Women’s group combined with International Women’s group). Each group will have double elimination matches, Men’s group will win 11 of 21, Women’s group will win 9 of 17.
(1). There are 52 players in Men’s groups, divided into 6 group of 8 players and 1 group of 4 players. Each group of 8 players qualified 4, and each group of 4 players qualified 2, for a total of 26.
(2). The Women’s group of 12 is divided into 3 groups of 4 players, each group of 2 qualified, a total of 6 qualified. A total of 32 contestants from the second stage are advanced to the third stage.
15.2.4 From the third stage to the final, all players will be combined, regardless of group, and all single-loss knockout matches will be adopted. The semifinals and the third and fourth place finals will be 21 of 41 (divided into two stages), the final will be 41 of 81 (divided into two days with four stages), and the rest will be 13 of 25.
15.3 Draw lots
(1) There are no seeds in the qualifying round. All are mixed. The contestants can draw lots on site according to their own situation, or the referee can draw lots instead.
(2) The qualifying draw was broadcast live on video. Players who are replaced by a referee must obey the result of the draw.
15.3.2 Final Stage
(1) In the first stage, the four groups will be seeded directly into the competition. All the qualifiers were mixed in.
(2) In the second stage of the main match, the winners of the first stage will be seeded according to their winning rate, and those with the same winning rate will be ranked according to their ranking. If the ranking is the same or there is no ranking, the decision will be drawn. All the players from the losing division were mixed in.
(3) All participants must attend the draw ceremony and technical meeting.
15.3.3 The host committee will invite notaries to notarize the drawing process of the qualified stage and the final stage on the spot, and the drawing results will be announced on the Xingpai Billiards WeChat official account.
15.4 Appeal methods and procedures
- Any appeal against the judgment of the referee on duty must be raised before the next strike by both players after the penalty is awarded, otherwise it will not be accepted.
- If there are objections to the final judgment of the referee on duty, they can appeal to the chief referee, and the referee’s decision is the final decision.
(1）Players who registers as individual professional members of the Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association can obtain the Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association (CBSA) Chinese Pool Point Ranking. The scoring method is implemented in accordance with the “Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association Player Point Ranking Method (Trial)”, as detailed on the official website of the Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association. The points will be used as the only standard for Chinese male players to participate in the finals.
（2）The champions and runners up won the tournament trophy and medal, and the top 16 players won the award certificate issued by the Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association.
Remark: The prize money for the competition is before tax in CNY, and all winning contestants will be deducted and paid 20% of the tax by the organizer in accordance with national tax regulations. The best athlete is the one who has the highest number of consecutive Clearance (including blast clean ups and pick up clean ups) during the competition. If multiple players have the same number of consecutive clean ups, the prize money will be divided equally. All bonuses will be distributed to players’ registered bank card accounts within 15 days after the end of the competition.
Selected by Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association.
1.Male Players must wear a long-sleeved shirt, vest, and bow tie on the upper body, dark color dress pants on the lower body, and formal leather shoes; Female players are allowed to wear fashionable clothing, which is elegant, appropriate, and generous. Those whose clothing does not meet the requirements are prohibited from participating. The referee reserves the right to determine the players ‘s attire requirements, subject to change by notice.
2.The two logos of the tournament sponsors will be uniformly made by the organizing committee, and each contestant must wear them on designated parts (the ones holding the cue with the left hand should wear it on the right chest; the ones holding the cue with the right hand should wear it on the left chest; the arms should be designated by the Chinese Billiards Association trademark bit. Each contestant can wear up to two commercial or government logos, each with a size of no more than 5cm x 8cm, and must be worn on the designated position (left or right chest). Those who violate the rules and do not make corrections will be disqualified from the competition; non-designated parts cannot wear any logo, otherwise they will not be allowed to participate.
3.Abide by the discipline of the competition and obey the arrangement of the competition.
4.Without the prior consent of the organizing committee, players are not allowed to participate in commercial activities and other events not organized by the organizing committee during the competition period (August 8-August 22). If any violations are found, the organizing committee will cancel their Eligibility.
5.All players are obliged to participate in sponsor activities organized by the organizing committee. Sponsor activities held by the organizing committee, pre-competition technical meetings, opening ceremony, draw ceremony, closing ceremony and award ceremony are all supporting activities that players must attend. Those who are absent from the event without the consent of the organizing committee without justifiable reasons,CBSA or the organizing committee will punish the players according to the relevant regulations.
6.Participating players must report at the designated checkpoint of the competition 15 minutes before the competition. The competition personnel will check whether the clothing and commercial logos of the participating players meet the requirements, and arrive at the entrance of the competition venue 5 minutes before the competition. The referee will lead the participating players into the competition venue.
7.Smoking is prohibited in the competition venue, participating players are prohibited from carrying mobile phones into the venue, and off-site guidance is prohibited during the competition. Any violation of the rules of the competition and uncivilized behavior will be considered as a violation of sports ethics and punished.
8.During the competition, it is strictly prohibited to drink excessively and engage in any form of gambling, as well as any behavior that violates the law, discipline, and ethics. Violators will be disqualified from participating.
9.Any form of match fixing, manipulation, or disguised manipulation of the game is strictly prohibited. Once confirmed, it will be dealt with seriously in accordance with relevant regulations. If the circumstances are serious, it will be transferred to judicial authorities for handling.
- For violations of rules and regulations during the competition, the CBSA will make corresponding punishments in accordance with the “Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association Disciplinary Guidelines and Penalty Regulations”. If the parties are not satisfied with the handling result, they may apply for sports arbitration in accordance with laws and regulations.
- The interpretation of this regulation belongs to the Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association, and any matters not covered will be notified separately.
Chinese Billiards & Snooker Association
July 17th, 2023