October on the Ladder

October on the Ladder

Well I think we all knew that Covid-19 restrictions would be imposed at some point during the season and so it was that from 14th October 2020 play was suspended on the Ladder.

But fear not, because it’s one of the reasons why I elected not to charge an entry fee this season. I also devised the rules in such a way that would allow for temporary suspensions of the Ladder. It will be easy to resume from where we left off once the current restrictions are lifted.

During October, 3 new players signed up, increasing the number of players competing on the Ladder to 45.

Up until play was suspended, things were progressing nicely and I have received plenty of positive feedback from players who were enjoying this new competition.

Let’s hope we are able to get things going again in December, or at the very latest, early in the new year…

Steve Butler
Nottingham Snooker Tournament Director

October Statistics

Matches played: 38

Challenges won: 26

Defences won: 12

Highest climber: Malc Grocock (+16)

Most matches played: Carl Smith & Danny Cresswell (4)

Most days at the top: Andrew Diacopoulos (31)

Highest break: Guy Dennis (122)

Average number of days between challenge being made and match being played: 4

Main Prize Money

If the season were to end now, this is how the main prize money would be distributed.

Andrew Diacopoulos£50
Wayne Martin£50
Vinnie Dennis£50
Ben Cooper£50
Chris Winter£40
Sam Burton£40
John Fountain£40
Ben Reed£40
Steve Butler£30
Antony Moore£30
Steve Burrows£30
Harvey Pabla£30
Robert Garratt£20
Tony Morgan£20
Steve D’Arcy£20
Andrew Brooke£20

Clearly things will change dramatically over the coming months, but this is here to remind you all what you’re playing for.

Terms & Conditions

  • A player must play a minimum of 4 matches to qualify for a main cash prize.

Age Group Bonus (19 – 29 years old)

Robert Garratt is currently placed to win this £30 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each Age Group Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players in the age group have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Age Group Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply
  • The applicable age is your age on 28 February 2021

Age Group Bonus (30 – 39 years old)

Sam Burton is currently placed to win this £30 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each Age Group Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players in the age group have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Age Group Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply
  • The applicable age is your age on 28 February 2021

Age Group Bonus (40 – 49 years old)

Andrew Diacopoulos is currently placed to win this £30 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each Age Group Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players in the age group have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Age Group Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply
  • The applicable age is your age on 28 February 2021

Age Group Bonus (50 – 59 years old)

Wayne Martin is currently placed to win this £30 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each Age Group Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players in the age group have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Age Group Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply
  • The applicable age is your age on 28 February 2021

Age Group Bonus (60 and over)

Keith Holgate is currently placed to win this £30 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each Age Group Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players in the age group have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Age Group Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply
  • The applicable age is your age on 28 February 2021

Club Bonus – Alfreton Snooker Club

Tony Morgan is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – BCI Snooker Centre

Daz Clarke is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Breakers Worksop

Guy Dennis is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Breakers Leicester

Kieran Brighton is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Ivanhoe Ashby

Antony Moore is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Lenton Liberal Club

Steve Burrows is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Newark Cue Club

Ben Reed is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Oakleigh Lodge

Clint Broome is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Palmer Morewood

Steve Donner is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Spot On Sneinton

Chris Winter is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Spot On Hucknall

Sam Burton is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Stadium Leisure

Mark Whittle is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Stapleford Cue Club

Steve D’Arcy is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – Top Spot

Steven Hughes is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – The Towers

Andrew Diacopoulos is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Club Bonus – The Winchester

Cliff Saul is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches at the same club (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Club Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches at the same club, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Club Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Lucky Boy’s Bonus

Wayne Martin is currently placed to win this £20 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must play all of your home matches on your own table (the player named above will already be ineligible if he has played any of his Defences at a different venue)
  • The Lucky Boy’s Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more players, who elect to play their home matches on their own table, have played a minimum of 4 matches each
  • The Lucky Boy’s Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Junior Bonus

Callum Hodgman is currently placed to win the £50 1st place bonus.

No player is placed to win the £30 2nd place bonus.

No player is placed to win the £10 3rd place bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • A junior is any player who is under 19 years old on 1st September 2020
  • The Junior Bonus is only unlocked when 4 or more junior players play at least 4 matches each
  • The Junior Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Q School Bonus

Andrew Diacopoulos is currently placed to win this £150 bonus.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Q School Bonus will be paid into your bank account as soon as you have played your first match in Q School 2021
  • The Q School Bonus is paid in addition to main prize money and any other bonuses that may apply

Payment of Prize Money

If all of the bonuses are unlocked by the end of the season, Nottingham Snooker stands to pay out a total of £1,290 in prize money.

Prize money will be paid directly into your bank account after the season ends. The TD will contact you to advise you how much you have won and he will seek to obtain your bank details. If no bank details are provided you will not receive your prize money. Under no circumstances will prize money be paid out in cash or cheque.

If you think you stand a chance of winning one or more of the bonuses on offer, make sure you read the terms and conditions for the specific bonus(es) and try to ensure that all of those conditions have been met by the end of the season. For example, if there are not at least 3 other players signed up from your club, try to encourage some more players to sign up to the Ladder.

Examples of why bonuses may not be paid out:

Club Bonus

  • Less than 4 players have signed up from your club.
  • 4 players have signed up from your club, but they have not all played a minimum of 4 matches each.
  • You finished above all other players from your club, but you did not play all of your Defences from that club

Age Group Bonus

  • There are less than 4 players signed up in your age group.
  • 4 players have signed up in your age group, but they have not all played a minimum of 4 matches each.

Lucky Boy’s Bonus

  • You did not play all of your Defences on your own table.

Junior Bonus

  • There are less than 4 Junior players signed up.
  • 4 junior players have signed up, but they have not all played a minimum of 4 matches each.

Q School Bonus

  • The player who qualified for the Q School Bonus (the one who finished 1st on the Ladder) did not go on to play in Q School 2021.

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