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June 1 2020 to May 31 2021


SPECIAL MESSAGE from the CCS Board  

September 6 2020

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What a crazy year!

Ever since mid March when it seemed like the world turned upside down, we've all been worried and concerned about protecting our health and that of others. 

The playing of pool came to a sudden halt and for good reason.

Thankfully, we appear to have weathered the first pandemic wave and since it looks like any second wave will be manageable due to expanded testing and tracing, pool is now being played once again in varying degrees across Canada.

The  CCS - Canadian Cue Sport Association   remains committed to doing everything possible to stage all 5 of their annual Championships.

Of course this is entirely dependent on:

- same being permitted by the Health Authorities

- that all special precautions needed can be met and 

- that any remaining health risks are commonly considered to be reasonable and acceptable.

CCS Vancouver Island Championships

For the staging of the CCS Vancouver Island Championships in Mid-November, although conditions have improved considerably, we are just not there yet. 

Lingering and very widespread health concerns (based on player age, pre-existing medical conditions or just plain fear) leaves no alternative other than for CCS to cancel the VIC's for this League Year.

Other CCS Championships

The CCS believes that the other 4 Championships can and will happen as scheduled since that will be 6 to 8 months from now. 

In that meantime, we will know: 

- whether the children returning to school caused any major repeat spike in Covid 19, 

- whether the Winter Flu season caused any significant additional concerns,

- whether Covid 19 treatments and/or vaccines are now commonly available,

- to what extent the pool leagues across Canada have or haven't resumed play.

Covid 19 Precautions

Fortunately, 'CCS Championship Style' play almost  entirely matches what the Health Authorities are looking for  to reduce virus transmission.

Groups are now commonly limited to 6 .

Each pool team would be a 'group'  and would be  expected to sit at one table(s)  which is to be 6 foot apart from any other.

Customers are not supposed to hop from group to group.

Within your group, there is no 6 foot apart requirement.

Face masks  are commonly required upon entry and while going to the washroom  but not while within your group nor while playing pool.

Team mates are to be at their seating table throughout the match  unless they are in the pool table play area playing a match game.

While playing a match game,  the player is to remain seated  while their opponent is at the pool table.

Players are to be mindful of where players are on adjacent tables at all times  so that the 6 feet required separation is maintained at all times.

This is what we are pretty much already used to with 'Tournament Style' rules.

Additionally, at the start of CCS matches, the  pool table, the balls, and the rack are to be cleaned.

Also, players will be expected to  disinfect their hands before and after each game.

Players are to  only use their own (or team mate's) cue and chalk.

What will be different -  no hand shaking or fist bumping .

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What Do We Do? 

Every year, we stage Regional and National 8 Ball / 9 Ball Championships for our Member Pool Leagues across Canada. 


Go Canada! It's amazing what can happen when leagues band together! 100% Canadian from our start in 2004, we've grown considerably and are now exclusively recognized by the CBSA - Canadian Billiards and Snooker Association for all Amateur Pool League Play and related Amateur Pool Championships.

Who's CBSA? They are the governing body for all Billiards competition in Canada as recognized by the World Pool-Billiard Ass'nThey are the ones who decide who represents Canada in official International competition.

We also have friends across the border. The CCS is also directly affiliated with the ACS - American Cue Sports Alliance; an association just like us. That means that their members can come to our tournaments and our members can go to theirs.

What Championships Can We Go To?   

All CCS sanctioned League Members may enter any of the following Championships that include Singles, Scotch Doubles and Team Events in both 8Ball and 9Ball:

CANADA

FALCON/CCS  Vcr Island ...Nanaimo BC...VI Conf. Centre......................  

CANCELLED for 2020

FALCON/CCS Maritimes....Charlottetown PEI......Dooly's......Spring 2021

FALCON/CCS BC's................Penticton BC...Lakeside Resort.......Feb 24-28

FALCON/CCS Canadians...Niagara Falls ON.Sheraton Hotel.....Mar 16-20 

FALCON/CCS Westerns.....Calgary AB......Acadia Rec Centre....Apr 21-25


UNITED STATES

ACME/ACS  Midwest  ...Davenport IA.....The River Center....Jan 20-24  

ACME/ACS Nationals .Las Vegas NV.......Tropicana..............May 15-22
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'Online Entry' for all CCS 8/9 Ball Championships

All entrants are encouraged to enter online.

Here's how to do it:

1. Click on 'How to Enter' on the left sidebar.

2. Select the Championship - Vcr IslandMaritimes, BC, Westerns or Canadians.

3. Select the Event you wish to enter.

4. Send payment by Bank Draft/Money Order or by e-mail through the INTERAC eTransfer service

Provide a summary in the Comments section if the payment is for more than one Entry.

5. You can later confirm your Entry(s) was received by clicking on 'View Entries'.

For full info on any of the Championships:

1. Under 'Championships Events' on the left sidebar, click on any of the Championships.

2. At the top of the page that opens up, click on 'Tournament Brochure'.

Wondering what Division you'll be playing in?

1. You can check your Player Ranking by clicking on 'Players Rankings' on the left sidebar.

2. Also when you select 'View Entries' as noted above, the Division you are eligible to play in will also be shown.         

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The CCS welcomes all newcomers and returnees as we celebrate another year of having fun playing pool  in Leagues and Championships.

*******LEAGUES*******  
What Pool Leagues Can Join the CCS?

Anyone in Canada who has a Pool League or wants to start one. All you need is a minimum of 20 Players on at least 4 Teams. When your league starts and finishes is up to you.

For more information, click on 'How To Join' up above.

Need Some Help in Setting Up Your League?

For those looking for useful tips on setting up and/or running a pool league, click on 'League Operator Manual' at the top of the left sidebar.

Need a Scheduling and Stat System? It's Free!

A website based League Management System is available at no charge to any league that sanctions with the CCS.

To see what it looks like, go to demo.pplms.ca. (Do not put www. in front of the address.)

For more information, call the CCS National Office at or send an e-mail to pplted@hotmail.com.

Free Sponsor Cue

Thanks to Falcon Cue, every league receives a free sponsor cue to raffle off for the benefit of your league.

*****CHAMPIONSHIPS*****  

CCS - Player Rankings

Not quite ready for prime time?  

No worries - all CCS Championships offer Divisional Play based on skill level - Standard, Open and Advanced.

It's all based on Player Rankings which we take very seriously. The fairness of every Championship depends on it.

Every player is assigned one and the Division that you can enter in any Event will be based on it.

Singles Ranking - based on 8 Ball Singles Events; your last 2 performances, prior to the current league year. 
Team Ranking - based on 8 Ball Team Events; your last 2 performances, prior to the current league year.

For more detailed information, click on 'Player Rankings' in the middle of the left sidebar.

Let's Play Pool!

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