The Sunday 8-ball tournament and the Monday 9-ball tournament are each suitable for new or inexperienced players.
The outcome of every single game played by every player is used to update player ratings that in turn are used to generate fair handicaps for the Sunday night 8-ball tournament. Truly every player has a chance to do well and even win this tournament.
The Monday night 9-ball tournament is unhandi-capped. Nevertheless it is an excellent opportunity for new players because the entry fee is low, the prize money is spread broadly, and a player who fails to cash gets in free to every third consecutive tournament. Finally, the modest entry fee amounts to about the table rental time that would apply to the practice time added to the tournament match time.
Fargo Billiards wants to encourage new players. While generally a player in a tournament is responsible for knowing the rules to the game, we allow a player in our weekly tournament who is unsure of a rule to consult the tournament director with a rule question before any shot.
Finally, the single most important standard of etiquette for match play is the non shooting player is expected to sit quietly in a chair while his or her opponent is at the table.