To Register:

For current members simply log into the UBL app and make a $5.00 payment.

For new people to UBL please download the App. Click the join now button to register. make a $5.00 payment.

After you pay you will receive an email with a pdf of instructions and a link to submit your Scores.

Good Luck!

Prize money:  Prize money shall be distributed to a minimum of 3 places based on participation.

Handicaps: All participants will receive one ball in hand  per rack to be used in accordance with the UBL Ghost rules.

Play will begin 04/22/20 This is a 1 ball in hand event. Each contestant receives 1 ball in hand regardless of handicap to be played in accordance with the UBL Ghost rules.

Everyone is welcome to participate sorry no Pros.

Rules of the Game:

Please note you are playing for a considerable amount of money. With that here are the requirements and the “FINE PRINT” relating to playing for and possibly winning prize money.   

Cost:  $5.00 per try.  There are an unlimited number of tries  

Who can play: Everyone regardless of league associations with the exception of Professionals are welcome to play in this event.

Location and Time: Due to the Stay at Home rules in most states, this tournament is only available for players with HOME access to a table

Video recording:

All racks must be streamed to Facebook.   With the following stipulations:

  • Player must tag and share with @United Billiard Leagues – UBL in their live stream on Facebook for a qualifying run.
  • Each rack must be recorded from the Break to the final shot. 
    • After each rack, player must show the corresponding ball to the camera that matches points made.  Ie: Player breaks and runs out, player grabs 10 ball and states “10” to camera. 
  • No Headsets may be used or worn by player. 
  • Player must stay in view of camera during the entire rack.
  • Racks will not be streamed live but may be used by UBL at a later date.
  •  It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure the recording of his racks. 

The Game

  • 4 racks of 8 ball:
  • Players will play 4 racks of eight ball by themselves.  For each rack, each ball (solid or stripe) is worth one point. The eight ball is worth three points. 
  •  A player can earn up to ten points per rack for a total of 40 points for all four racks. 

Using your handicap BIH

1. A players handicap BIH can be used at any time during the game with the following

exceptions:

  • When breaking
  •  When shooting for the 8 ball
  • After missing a shot (because it’s now the opposing players turn)
  • After committing a foul (because it’s now the opposing players turn)

2. A player should declare a BIH to the camera when electing to use it.

3. Once a player picks up the cue ball (BIH), this is considered a declared BIH they may not replace it back.

The break:

  • Player racks for himself and then breaks. 
  • Player must play the balls made on the break either stripes or solid.
    • If you make at least one of each, a stripe & a solid you can choose to play either balls
    • Making no balls does not end your run.  Player may choose which balls, solids or stripes, to run.
  • If Player makes the 8 on a legal break, the player is awarded 3 points.  The eight stays down but the player’s run continues. As a bonus, the player then has the option of shooting either stripes or solids regardless of any other balls pocketed.
  • If a player miscues or does not hit a ball on the break they can re-break without a foul.
  • On a miscue, if the cue ball gently touches the rack the player may re-rack and break again without a foul.
  • If you foul on the break by either pocketing or sending the cue ball off of the table, your run for that rack is over.

The Run

Call Pocket:  All balls and pockets must be identified. 

Players run the table to try to get in as many balls in a row as possible (calling each shot), all stripes or solids first (depending on which group they have) and then the eight ball. As soon as the player misses a shot or fouls (with the exception of the break) that rack is complete and the rack score is tallied.  

Combination shots are allowed as long as the player hits one of their balls

(stripe or solid) first including on an open table after the break.

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Balls pocketed on a foul do not count towards your score.

Foul: 

a. Player fails to call the shot

b. Cue ball goes in a pocket

c. Cue ball goes off the table

d. Not hitting a players’ group of balls (stripes or solids) first

e. Hitting the other group of balls (stripes or solids) first

f. Touching the cue ball

g. Hitting the 8 ball first, if the player still has at least one of their group balls (stripes or solids)

on the table

h.  Double Hit: A double hit is when the cue ball and object ball are touching or slightly apart (guideline ¼ inch) and the cue stick contacts the cue ball more than once on the shot, this is illegal. If the cue ball is hit twice, meaning not one forward motion, then it is a foul. For this situation, the shooter must elevate the back end of the cue (at any angle) and stroke through with one motion. This will then be a legal shot

UBL reserves the right to refuse entry to any player 

Tournament rules are subject to change until the start of the tournament.

The “Fine Print”

United Billiard Leagues, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (together, the “UBL”), will conduct its tournaments substantially as described in these general tournamenting rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

1. Prize(s). The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed within 30 days of the tournament end date unless otherwise stated in the tournament’s official rules. 

2. Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents. The age limit will vary from tournament to tournament as determined by the UBL.  Employees of UBL, the tournament’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, cohabitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

4. PR, Publicity, Promotion; Use of Personal Information. By participating in a tournament, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant UBL exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other tournaments and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the tournament, where allowed by law, participants agree that UBL may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the tournament to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.

5. Release. By participating in the tournament, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against UBL, its employees and agents, the tournament’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the tournament, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by UBL.

6. Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to UBL, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide UBL with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600.00 in prizes from UBL will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the 

calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.  A tax withholding may also occur on prizes over $600.00. All withholdings are determined by the IRS and local taxing entities. 

7. Conduct, Judging, and Decisions. By participating in the tournament, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the tournament, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. UBL will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the tournament and UBL’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. All decisions will be made by UBL and are final. UBL may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.9. Law Compliance. The conduct of the tournament is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.  UBL shall follow the applicable laws for conducting tournaments, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, providing specific written information about the tournament, etc. as required by local and state law.