Suburban MD, Baltimore & DC News
05-23-2017 New prizes
You can now exchange your redemption chips for Champion Billiards Gift Cards. 5 chips gets you a 25 dollar gift card to enjoy your favorite menu items.
05-12-2017 New Regional Format
Beginning May 1, 2017 the Regional Format will be revised. Regional Tournaments will be held bi-monthly with new qualification standards. For those of you who indicated that bi-monthly means twice per month, the dictionary defines bi-monthly as twice per month or once every two months and ours is the latter. In order to qualify to play in Regional Events, a player must play at least 10 games in any qualifying period and must either have a win or must place in top 75 non-winning point totals. Bi-monthly tournaments will have a prize pool beginning at $1,000.00 and will increase as we add more venues. Best of Best will be eliminated as the lack of support for venues does not support this award. Annual events will occur each summer and will have a larger prize pool and will have a separate event for the top 50 point earners for the entire year. Those prize pools will be announced in Spring 2018. Annual point accumulation will run from May to April each year with Annuals in May or June.
09-02-2016 Bonus Structure
Beginning September 11, 2016 the traditional bonus structure will return. I have allowed the bonus structure to degrade thus removing the incentive to support our venues and league. Beginning on Sept 11 each player will receive a starter stack of 8,000 chips. Bonus cards, hats and shirts will be claimed at sign in. you will present your bonus cards, show your hat and your shirt(WORN , NOT CARRIED) and you will receive your bonus chips before the game commences. Once play commences no bonus chips will be given to players. Bonus chips will be given to late players thru the end of the Second Blind and nothing thereafter. Bonus Cards are 500 extra chips up to 2 cards per game. Hats are 500 and shirts are 500. Early birds(those there at least 20 minutes early) will receive a bonus card on sign in.
For those of you who have complaints or compliments regarding Stars N Bars or any of the directors or venues they can be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will try to respond within a short time
I have received complaints about potential wagering occurring during our games. We have a no tolerance policy regarding gambling and anyone caught will be suspended permanently, no exceptions.
01-25-2014 Have a new venue for us?
If you know of a venue interested in hosting Stars N Bars contact email@example.com. Bounty awarded for new bars(one bounty per bar)
05-31-2013 Interested in being a Tournament Director?
WE are currently expanding our venues in the Baltimore and surrounding areas. If you are interested in being a Tournament Director to host weekly events send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
12-07-2012 Rule change
New Rule for misdealt turn card. If the Turn card is exposed out of turn(before action is complete) a new procedure will be followed: First the exposed Turn card is set aside by dealer. Next a third burn card is delt; The original turn card becomes the river. Exposed Turn card is reshuffled into deck, a cut is made and then the top card becomes the new river. Any questions: play will stop and tournament director should be consulted.
05-04-2012 Rules Change for Regional Tournaments
Beginning May 1, 2017 for the August Regional tournament all regional qualifiers will be entitled to additional chips for regional tournaments as follows: Standard Starter Stack 8,000 chips Players in Top 50 points standings shall receive additional starter chips: 1-10.......10,000 bonus 11-20......8,000 bonus 21-30......6,000 bonus 31-40......4,000 bonus 41-50......2,000 bonus
03-26-2012 New Bonus chip structure
Now that hats are again available, you may get bonus chips as follows beginning April 1: Shirt 500, Hat 500, First night chip 500, bonus cards 500(may use up to 2 per game) Early bird 500. You must be wearing your shirt to get chips and you can only get 2000 bonus chips if you have and are wearing your shirt.