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In order to keep our amateur events truly competitive and truly amateur, we have developed a qualifying system to determine who is eligible to play. There are many high caliber players, and there are many who are immediately recognized as professionals. Our event is intended for great players from all over the world to come, have fun, and compete. But, it is for amateurs.

However, there is no clear defining line to determine who is a professional and who is not. We do our best to ensure that this event remains strictly amateurs.

Yes, there are a lot of great players in this event.

No, we cannot prevent every well-known amateur player from entering.

So, who is NOT allowed to play? In an effort to protect the amateur-only status of this event, we have determined that anyone who meets any the following criteria can not be allowed to play in our Amateur Players Championship Series:

WHO IS NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY IN AN AMATEUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Scroll down for a spreadsheet): 

-- Top finishers(depending on field size) in the following events from the year prior to the Expo:

  • Super Billiards Expo Diamond Open 10-Ball Pro Players Championship Top 16
  • US Open 9-Ball Championship (Oct) - Top 24
  • Derby City Classic - Any Division (Jan) Top 24 with exception)
  • Turning Stone Classic XXII 9-Ball Open (Sept) Top 24
  • Molinari Players Championship (Jan) - Top 24 (with exception)
  • Aramith Masters (April)- Top 24 (with exception)
  • RYO Rack Classic (July)- Top 24 (with exception)
  • Predator Grand Finale (Nov)- Top 24 (with exception)

* Note, the with exception note is in regards to the DCC not running on a bracket system. Any player that appeared in a position that was in a tie for the 24th position (i.e. 19th thru 26th), was considered eligible as long as they did not appear in the Top 24 of any other event during that calendar cycle.
For example, if a players finished tied for 19th thru 24th in the Banks, and then tied for 21st thru 27th in the 9 Ball, they were then considered ineligible cause they doubled up. Some events on list had ties for 17th thru 32nd, so these are treated the same as the DCC.

-- Any player on the most current WPBA List of Exempt Professionals
The WPBA is the governing body of Women's Professional Billiards, so we will use their list of professional players. In the past, this list was published on their website. We'll make a copy available here soon if possible. 

-- If you are from outside the USA and recognized or generally considered as a professional in your home country, you may be disqualified if this is brought to our attention. Please respect the amateur status of this event.

Known players excluded from Amateur Events at the Super Billiards Expo
Male Players excluded from Amateur Events at the 2018 Super Billiards Expo
Female Players excluded from Amateur Events at the 2018 Super Billiards Expo
AKAGARIYAMA Yukio JPNELLERMAN Mitch USAMAJID Imran GBRSOUQUET Ralf GERANDONI Borana USACORR Karen IRELEE Jeanette USASETO Maureen CAN
ALCAIDE David ESPENGERT Thomas GERMAJID, Waleed QATSOUVANTHONG Bucky USAASHTON Joanne CANCUCCULELLI Teruko USALI Jia CHNSMITH Laura USA
ALCANO Ronnie PHIFACQUET Vincent FRAMAKKONEN Petri FINSPAHIU Besar USAATWELL Janet USADUDDY Emily USALITTLE Melissa USATHRONFELT Helena SWE
APPLETON Darren GBRFEIJEN Niels NEDMASSEY Mike USASTARK Franziska GERBADGER Sandy CANEATON Gail USAMAIERS June USAVILLARREAL Vivian USA
ARCHER Johnny USAFILLER Joshua GERMELLING Chris GBRSTORM Tom SWEBARNES Jessica USAFISHER Allison GBRMCMANUS Erin USAWEBB Monica USA
BABICA Radoslaw POLFOLDES Vilmos HUNMILLS Donny USASTRICKLAND Earl USABARRETTA Jennifer USAFISHER Kelly GBRMETZINGER Cathy CANWHITE-NEWSOME Kim USA
BERGMAN Justin USAFROST Scott USAMONTURE Adam CANTETREAULT Matt USABRYANT Brittany CANHOPKINS Dawn USAMILLER Sara  USA
BIADO Carlo PHIFUTRELL, Chris USAMORGAN Sean USATHORPE Billy USACALHOUN Belinda USAKELLY Julie IREMONTOUR Jana CAN
BOEMMELS Brent USAGALLEGO Ramil PHIMORRA John CANTOKOPH Tommy USACALLADO Eleanor USAKIM Ga Young KOROUSCHAN Jasmin AUT
BOYES Karl GBRGERNI Paul USAMORRIS Rodney USATUCKER Lee GBRCHEN Jennifer TPEKJORSVIK Line NORPASKI Vicki USA
BRUMBACK John USAGIALLOURAKIS Damianos GRENEVEL, Larry USAUCHIGAKI, Kenichi JAPCHEN Siming CHNLAURANCE Ewa SWEPEETERS Tamara NED
BUSTAMANTE Francisco PHIGOMEZ Roberto PHIOI Naoyuki JPNULRICH, Josh USACOLE Liz USALARSON April USARADEMAKERS Tamara NED
BUTERA Lou USAGORST Fedor RUSOLINGER Alex USAVAN BOENING Shane USA
CASANZIO Ron USAGRABE Denis ESTOLIVEIRA Nelson USAVAN DEN BERG, Nick NED
CHAMAT Marcus SWEGRAY Joey USAO'NEAL Josh USAVARNER Nick USA
CHAMPION Sidney USAGRAY Mark GBRORCOLLO Dennis PHIVIDAL CLARAMUNT Marc ESP
CHANG Jung-Lin TPEGRIFFIS Roger USAORTMANN Oliver GERWARDELL Don USA
CHANG Yu-Lung TPEGUIMOND, Kevin USAO'SULLIVAN RonnieWEN, Li He
CHARETTE Nicolas CANGULYASSY Mike USAOUSCHAN Albin AUTWEST Dallas USA
CHENG Yu-Hsuan TPEHALL Buddy USAOWEN Gabe USAWHITE Jimmy GBR
CHINAKHOV Ruslan RUSHALL Justin USAPAGULAYAN Alex CANWILEY CJ USA
CHOHAN Tony USAHARRIMAN Danny USAPARENT, Alain CANWILKIE Shaun USA
CHUA Johann PHIHATCH Dennis USAPARICA Jose PHIWILLIAMS, Charlie USA
CICERO Joey CANHE Mario AUTPEACH, Daryl GBRWILSON Mark USA
CLARK Kevin USAHERNANDEZ, Frankie USAPETRONI Fabio ITAWOODWARD Skyler USA
CLARK Matt USAHEWITT Danny CANPETROV Ivaylo USAWORDEN, Esbon USA
COLTRAIN Michael USAHIGGINS Alex IRLPIERCE Reed USAWU Kun Lin TPE
CORTEZA Lee Vann PHIHOANG, Quan Do VIEPIERCEY Jessie CANYEDNAK, Michael USA
CROWE, Jerry USAHOHMANN Thorsten GERPINEGAR Jonathan USAYOUSIF Jalal
DABREO Raphael USAHOPKINS Allen USAPUTNAM, Shawn USAZVI Zion ISR
DAIGLE Martin CANHUNDAL, Raj INDREMPE Jim USA
DANG Jin-Hu CHNHUNTER Robert USAREYES Efren PHI
DAULTON Shannon USAIMMONEN Mika FINRICHARDSON Andy GBR
DAVENPORT Kim USAJONES Jeremy USARIVAS Sergio USA
DAVIS Mike USAJONES Troy USAROBERTS Josh USA
DAVIS, Phil USAKACI Eklent ALBROBLES Tony USA
DAVIS,Steve ENGKAZAKIS, Alexandros GREROCHA, Cleiton USA
DAYA, Dave USAKENDALL Lee GBRRODRIGUEZ Jorge USA
DE LUNA Jeffrey PHIKENNEDY, Tommy USARUBY Frank USA
DECHAINE Mike USAKIAMCO Warren PHIRUIJSINK Johan
DEMARCO Louis Jr USAKLATT Jason CANRUNNELS Ike USA
DEUEL Corey USAKNIGHT Steve GBRSAEZ, Robb USA
DITORO John USAKO Ping-Chung TPESAMBAJON, Santos USA
DOMINGUEZ Ernesto MEXKO Pin-Yi TPESANCHEZ-RUIZ Francisco ESP
DOMINGUEZ Oscar USAKRAH, Matt USASAYED Sharik SIN
DONLON Tommy IRELABONTE Randy USASCHMIDT John USA
DRAGO Tony MLTLANNA Billy USASEE, Huidji NED
EBERLE, Max USALELY Alex NEDSHAW Jayson SCO
ECKERT, Ralph GERLO Li Wen TPESHLEMPERIS Dave USA
EKONOMOPOULOS, Nick GERLOMBARDO Hunter USASHUFF Brandon USA
SOSSEI Jeremy USA

We reserve the right to use our own discretion in any questionable situation. If you think you are a player that any of these questions may apply to, please feel free to call and ask, you can reach us at (609)652-6116 or by email at [email protected]