For 2019/20 Season, the entry fee paid by each player will determined by a players Fargo Rating. Fargo Rating is an objective rating applied to players based on their actual performance in relation to the competition they face.
Fargo Ratings will only determine the entry fees to be paid by a player. Matches at ranking events and provincials will not be handicapped. Players will race to the same number of games as their opponent, regardless their Fargo Rating.
Entry Fee Ranges –
625 and above $60 + $5 Green Fee
575-624 $50 + $5 Green Fee
525-574 $40 + $5 Green Fee
425-524 $30 + $5 Green Fee
424 and below $20 + $5 Green Fee
Fargo ratings are based on overall game results that are input into Fargo rating system.
Data for games won and lost from all CSNS events from 2015 to present, plus all major events played within Atlantic Canada involving Nova Scotia players, including all Atlantic 9-Ball Tour events, have been input into the Fargo Rating database, giving Nova Scotia one of the largest bodies of data of any province in Canada.
Players with a rating based on 200 or more games are considered "robust", which means that the stability of their rating has reached a point that their rating will not severely fluctuate with the influence of a small subset of added games, for instance the addition of 10-15 games that represent a typical match.
Players that do not a have a robust rating (at least 200 games recorded in Fargo) will be subject to an arbitrary rating at each event, as deemed appropriate by the tournament director, whom can consider the input of other CSNS directors or classification committee members, and/or influence by what data is known for the player at the time in the Fargo Rating system.
Once a player reaches robustness of 200 or more games, their Fargo Rating at that time will dictate their entry fee for all events.
Eligibility to participate in Amateur Provincials and/or Amateur Nationals, the determination of whether or a not a player is considered Amateur or not, will rely on a formula of accomplishment in past Major Events and/or Fargo rating. This formula will be determined by the Classification committee. A list of players not eligible for Amateur competitions, and the criteria for this list, will be posted here as soon as the Classification Committee makes this determination.
625 Fargo and above, or
Major Winner in last 3 years, or
2 or more Major Wins in playing career.
NON-AMATEUR STATUS PLAYERS
- Rating in brackets is Fargo Rating as of September 30, 2018,
- Most recent major event won in last 3 years is listed.
- Asterisk denotes 2 or more Majors won in career.
Rick Leon* (675) – 2016 Provincial 10-Ball
Colin Maloney* (654) – 2017 MPL 2PT 8-Ball
Greg Wilson* (650) – 2017 Maritime 8-Ball
Bill MacPherson* (648) -
Chris Penney* (643) -
Richard Young* (642) – 2018 Provincial 9-Ball
Rocky Johnson* (642)
Brian White* (641) – 2017 Provincial 8-Ball
Andrew Simon (638) – 2018 Provincial 10-Ball
Clayton Dennis (636)
Carl Sampson (631)
Colin MacDonald* (628)
Everette Paul (625) – 2016 Provincial 8-Ball
Brad Doyle (618) – 2017 Provincial 10-Ball
Dwayne Thompson (578) – 2016 MPL 2PT 8-Ball
Pat Briand* (614) – 2018 MPL 2PT 8-Ball
Bruce Lilly* (616)
Dave Boone* (607)
Peter Thompson* (604)
Dick Barker* (597)