Info on Amway Spring Womens World 9-Ball Open

2012 AMWAY Spring Women's World 9-Ball Open
Sanctioned By                :      World Pool-Billiards Association (WPA)
Asian Pocket Billiard Union (APBU)
Organizer                        :    Chinese Taipei Billiards Federation (CTBF)
                                              Tel: +886-2-2728-1993 Fax: +886-2-2726-1130
Organize Committee       :     David Lee (Tournament Director)
                                                Kuang-Chien Lin (Chief Referee)
        Qualifying Tournament Information
 Tournament Dates           :     Latest arrival date 11 March 2012
Qualifying Tournament from 12~14 March 2012
Sign Up Open Date          :       From 6th Jan 2012.
Entry Closing  Date        :       Closing date for entries is 25 February 2012  
 Format                             :       *Race to 7. Winner break. Double elimination if less than 32 players, single elimination from top 8 to final, win and lose brackets are separate drawing. *Single elimination if more than 32 players. 8 Winners selection: 1st Day 2 winners, 2nd Day 2 winners, 3rd Day 4 winners.
Entry Fee                       :     Repeat Entry is permitted.
USD60 (NTD1,950)       : for one day Entry Fee.
                                                USD150 (NTD5,000)     : for all 3 days Entry Fee.
 Venue                             :     Competition start at 10:00am, all players must report to host
association before 09:00am at the venue address below:
Cue Master Pool Club (Tel: +886-2-2375-8787)
                                                9F. No. 54, Sec. 2, Han Ko Street, Taipei, Taiwan.
 Hotels and Room Rates  : (1) Wonstar Hotel (Tel: +886-2-2371-1118)
                                                No.105, Xining S. Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City
                                                (3 minutes by walk to venue)
                                                Twin Room     : NTD2,500 (USD80)/night /breakfast
                      ( 2) There are 2 new hotel, just above the venue, will open soon, the room rate will be check and announce.
( The rate above are subject to change: currency is about 30 = 1 USD on Dec.2011)

 Main Tournament(stage 2) Information
 Tournament Dates           :    013 March 2012               Latest arrival in Taipei
Check –In to Sunworld Dynasty Hotel
         100, Dun Hua North Road Taipei, Taiwan.
 The Room price will be: NT:2500/Single or Twin
 ( See detail on the reservation form)
14 March 2012        11:00am Players Meeting
( Location will be announced soon, we will make the transportation from Sunworld Dynasty hotel)
            12:00 am Lunch Banquet
            13:00 pm Rehearsal for Press Conference
14:00 pm Press Conference
17:00 Transportation from Taipei to Taoyuan city
Check In to stage 2 hotel:
1.    The Monarch Skyline Hotel ( 2 minutes to the main venue)
Single: NT- 3,250/ per night
Twin: NT-3,900/ per night
           Address: No.108,Sec1, Nankan Rd., Luzhu Shiang , Tao-yuan County 338 Taiwan
2.    Regin Business Motel(5 minutes to the main venue)
                     King size:NT1,780(USD62)
                     Twin: NT1980~2,280(USD79)
3.    Beverly Motel (3 Minutes to the main venue)
                                 King Size:NT1,680 (USD58)
                                 Twin: NT:2,280 (USD79)
No.97-9, Sec 1, Nanshan Rd, Luchu Country, Taoyuam
(Please email to us if you need the room reservation and the airport pick up service, the Airport pick up service is NT 1200/ one way )( The Room rate above are subject to change: currency rate is about 30 = 1 USD on Dec.2011)

 15 March 2012      11:00 am Match start
                                                                                18:00 pm Opening Ceremony
                                                16 March 2012      11:00 am Match Start
                                                17 March 2012       11:00 am Match Start
                                                18 March 2012        11:00 am Match Start
                                                                                 21:30 pm Awarding and Closing Ceremony
                                                             23:00 pm Farewell Party
                                                19March 2012        Departure
 Entry Closing  Date             :      Closing date for entries is 10 February 2012.
                   (Only the entries from continental members are acceptable.)
 Draw                   : The Draw will be made in public by Organize Committee 20 days
before the start of the Championship.
 Format              :    Group: 8 Groups of 6, Round Robin.  Race to 7, winner's break
                                                Last 24 – QF: Single Elimination, race to 7, winner's break
                                                Semi Final: Race to 9, winner's break
                                                Final: Race to 11, winner's break
Quota (48 Players)          :        : From quota assignment and qualifying
Tournament Table    : 8
                                                Practice Table          : 2 (Free of charge)
                                                Make of Tables        : Aileex Table
                                                Table Clothes          : YTT
                                                Balls                        : Aramith TV Cup
Total Prize Money           :     Net distributed USD70,000 (after taxed and sanctioned fee)
                                                USD20,000     Champion x 1
                                                USD10,000     Runner-up x 1
                                                USD5,000       3rd Place x 2
                                                USD2,500       5th Place x 4
                                                USD1,000       9th (Loser 2nd round) x 8
                                                USD700          17th (Loser 1st round) x 8
                                                USD500          Group 4th x 8
                                                USD300          Group 5th x 8
                                                None               Group 6th
TV Coverage                   :   Televised               : Live from 10March to final(Only TV table)
                                                Cable or Air         : Cable
                                                TV Station            : Videoland TV Station
 Visa                      :   Entry Visa for Taiwan may be required, please check your travel agency.  CTBA may issue to you upon request, an invitation letter for the purpose of participating this event, please send your request by email or fax indicating player name, date of birth and passport number…etc if required.