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Pocket Billiards


Event Sponsor

General Information

Team: July 17-18, 2021
Individual: July 24-25, 2021
Specific dates per event listed below.

SITE: Madsen’s Bowling & Billiards (4700 Dudley Street, Lincoln) – View Map

RULES: VNEA 8-ball rules will be used.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to each team member of the top three teams. A special cash payout will also be awarded for top 3 TEAMS IN EACH DIVISION ONLY. (Dependent on total number of teams.)

Age determined as of July 31, 2021.

The tournament director reserves the right to combine or adjust the age cutoff between the seniors, masters and youth divisions depending on the number of entries and the age distribution.


Event Name                                                                           

Youth (7-12 Years)
Youth (13-18 Years)
Youth Ladies (7-18 Years)
Seniors (50 & Over)
Masters (65 & Over)

Open (5 Players)

Schedule and Format

Team – Open                                                         
Date: Saturday, July 17
Check-in: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
Competition Begins: 9 a.m.

Singles – Open
Date: Saturday, July 24
Check-in: 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Competition Begins: 11 a.m.

Singles – Women
Date: Saturday, July 24
Check-in: 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Competition Begins: 1 p.m.

Singles – Youth/Seniors/Masters
Date: Sunday, July 25
Check-in: Noon – 1 p.m.
Competition Begins: 1 p.m.


Singles: All singles players will begin in Classic I Division. Players eliminated in the first cut will form Classic II-Open. “Classic” is a split into separate skill levels. Youth competition may be divided according to age if entries warrant. Director reserves the right to split matches among multiple tables as time limit approaches.

Teams: Open Teams will play five-man round-robin, 25-game (20-game on loser’s side) win/loss format; win=one point, loss=0 points. NOTES:  Depending on number of Teams, the tournament will be split into divisions with round robin play in each division.  After the round robin play, the teams will be divided again into two divisions.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Adults –
$38 for first event until July 12

Youth – 
$33 for first event until July 12

Additional events – $11

CASH PAYOUT OPTION: Teams have the option to register with the Cash Payout Option. The Cash Payout Option is an additional $50 per TEAM, and can be paid at Madsen’s day of. Please select in the Cash Payout Option dropdown menu, or on the printable entry form by listing it in the Special Instructions section. 100% of the entries for the Cash Payout Option will be paid back and Tom Madsen will match up to $500. Both divisions will be eligible for the Cash Payout.

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a team event, pocket billiard team captain’s must select “Team” on the first step of the registration process. The captain will then be able to add all team members to the roster, including himself, and advance through the Event Selection and Checkout pages.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2021 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Athlete Packets

Athlete packets will be shipped directly to the athlete at no extra charge.  Packets will not be available for in-person pickup. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.

The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Opening Ceremonies

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!

Admission is FREE!

• Parade of Athletes
• Skydivers
• National Anthem
• Oath of Athletes
• Mascot Showcase
• Super Retriever Series Demo
• Mystery Torchlighter
• Fireworks

The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.

For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Pocket Billiards Director Keith Stewart at 308-383-3140 or

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the

Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504