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SOWERBY BRIDGE & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

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  LEAGUE GUIDE LINES (UP-DATED AUGUST 2019.)

                                                                                                                                                    

 

 1. THE FOLLOWING RULES ARE DESIGNED SO THAT THE PLAYERS & TEAMS SHOULD PLAY THE GAME IN A TRUE SPRIT & SPORTING MANNER.THEY ARE ALSO TO HELP WITH THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF THE LEAGUE.ANY PROBLEMS OR DISPUTES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE AT THE NEXT MEETING.THE DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL.

 

2. THE SOWERBY BRIDGE & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE ARE CURRENTLY PLAYING THE (OLD) E.P.A. RULES.

 

3. MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON A THURSDAY NIGHT COMMENCING AT 815pm.SHOULD A MATCH NOT HAVE STARTED BY THIS TIME THEN THE OFFENDING TEAM SHALL LOSE A FRAME & ONE FURTHER FRAME EVERY 15mins THERAFTER,UNTIL 915pm.THE MATCH WILL THEN BE AWARDED

9-0 TO THE TEAM WHICH IS PRESENT.

 

4. IF A TEAM TURNS UP WITH LESS THAN (6) PLAYERS THE MATCH MUST BE PLAYED OUT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.THE SECRETARY MUST BE INFORMED OF THE SITUATION.A RESULT SHEET INCLUDING THE NONE PLAYED GAMESMUST BE SIGNED & PRINTED AND BROUGHT TO THE NEXT MEETING.SHOULD A TEAM HAVE A 'NO SHOW' WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING,THEN A MATCH SHEET MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE TEAM PRESENT ON THE NIGHT FULLY PRINTED & SIGNED & CLAIMIMG THE MATCH 9-0. THE SHEET MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE NEXT MEETING.FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN THE MATCH BEING VOID.

 

5. ALL MATCHES MUST BE COMPLETED BY 11pm OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE LICENCEE.MATCHES NOT COMPLETED ON THE NIGHT MUST BE PLAYED OUT WITHIN (1) WEEK OF THE ORIGINAL MATCH DATE.

 

6. THE 'OLD' RULES HAS A TIME LIMIT BETWEEN SHOTS. 1 MINUTE IN A SINGLES FRAME & 2 MINUETS IN A DOUBLES FRAME. THIS CAN BE ENFORCED IF EITHER TEAM REQUEST IT AT THE START OF THE MATCH. (AS FROM THE A.G.M. OF August 2009) THE TIME RULE FOR DOUBLES HAS BEEN ENFORCED.

 

7. IN ALL DIVISIONS A 'TIME OUT' BREAK CAN BE TAKEN DURING A FRAME LASTING NO MORE THAN 2 MINUTES, TO A MAXIMUM OF TWICE PER FRAME.AFTER FIRST REQUESTING IT FROM THE REFEREE.DURING PLAY THE 'TIME KEEPER ' WILL ANNOUNCE '30' SECONDS REMAINING,OF YOUR ALLOTTED TIME FOR YOUR SHOT.IF YOUR SHOT TIME ELAPSES A STANDARD FOUL IS AWARDED:- TWO SHOTS OPEN TABLE.

 

8. IN CASES OF ADVERSE WEATHER (ICE,SNOW,FOG) THE CODITIONS BEING THAT TRAVEL IS IMPOSSIBLE THE AWAY TEAM MUST INFORM THE HOME TEAM & ARRANGE A MUTUALLY AGREEABLE DATE TO PLAY THE POSTPONED MATCH.THE SECRETARY MUST BE INFORMED OF THE CANCELLATION & GIVEN THE DATE WHEN THE MATCH IS TO BE PLAYED.

AS WITH ANY CANCELLED MATCH THE SECRETARY MUST ALSO BE INFORMED & GIVEN THE DATE OF THE RE-ARRANGEMENT.FIALURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN (1) POINT BEING DEDUCTED FROM THE LEAGUE TABLE.

 

9. ALL TEAMS REDGISTRATION'S & MATCH FEE'S MUST BE PAID BY THE SECOND MEETING OF THE SEASON.(CURRENTLY £60). FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR TEAM BEING EXPELLED FROM THE LEAGUE.

 

10.REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE HANDED IN BY THE THIRD MEETING OF THE NEW SEASON.FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE DEDUCTION OF (3) POINTS FROM THE LEAGUE TABLES,FOR EVERY MEETING THEREAFTER,UNTIL THE FORM IS SUBMITTED.THE POINTS ARE NON RETURNABLE.PLAYERS MAY REDGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON,EXCEPT WHERE TEAMS REACH THE QUARTER-FINAL STAGE OF THE TEAM K.O. (SEE GUIDELINE 14).

 

11.IF A TEAM IS UNABLE TO FULFIL A FIXTURE DUE TO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCEC THEN THE COMMITTE MUST BE INFORMED.(THE COMMITTEE WILL THEN DECIDE IF THE MATCH CAN BE CANCELLED,THEIR DECISION WILL BE FINAL).

THE REQUESTING TEAM WILL BE INFORMED OF THE COMMITTE'S DECISION.IF GRANTED THE TEAMS OPPONANTS MUST BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.SUCH A REQUEST & NOTIFICATION MUST TAKE PLACE NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE MATCH.

 

THE TEAM BEING POSTPONED UPON ARE THE TEAM THAT WILL SET A DATE FOR THE RE-ARRANGEMENT.(ONE) DATE WILL BE GIVEN & IF NO ARRANGEMENT CAN BE REACHED THEN THE TEAM BEING CANCELLED UPON WILL RECEIVE 9 POINTS.

 

A SIGNED MATCH SHEET MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE NEXT MEETING.

FAILURE NOT TO NOTIFY THE HOME TEAM LICENCEE THAT YOUR TEAM IS UNABLE TO TURN UP WILL RESULT IN A CHARGE OF £20 TO YOUR TEAM FOR THE COST OF FOOD PRPARED BY THE HOME TEAMS LICENCEE.

 

ANY AGREED POSTPONED MATCH MUST BE PLAYED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL DATE.

NO GAMES PER SEASON CAN BE AUTOMATICALLY POSTPONED WITHOUT THE ABOVE PROCEDURE ADHERED TO.

 

TEAMS CANNOT POSTPONE THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON,THE LAST GAMES OF THE SEASON MUST BE PLAYED ON THE SET DATE.

 

12.ALL OUTSTANDING LEAGUE MATCHES MUST BE PLAYED BY THE END OF THE SEASON. (THE END OF THE SEASON BEING THE DATE OF THE LAST MATCH).

 

13. ALL TEAM KNOCK - OUTS MUST BE PLAYED ON THE SET DATES & AT THE SPECIFIED VENUES.DATES WILL BE SET FOR EVERY ROUND BY THE COMMITTEE ( THIS INCLUDES THE FINALS). FAILING TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN BOTH TEAMS BEING DISQUALIFIED.

 

14.ALL CUP RESULT SHEETS MUST BE HANDED IN AT THE NEXT MEETING.CLEARLY SIGNED,PRINTED & MARKED CUP/PLATE.FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE WINNING TEAM BEING REMOVED FROM THE COMPETITION.

PLAYERS MAY REGISTER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON,EXCEPT WHERE TEAMS REACH THE QUARTER FINAL STAGE OF THE TEAM KNOCK-OUT.

PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE THE TEAM K/O QUARTER FINAL DRAW,TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE REMAINING ROUNDS.ONCE A PLAYER HAS PLAYED THEIR SIGNATURE & REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY AT THE NEXT MEETING.FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A £5 FINE TO THE TEAM & THE PLAYER WILL BE BANNED.REGISTRATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED WITH A SIGNATURE.

 

15. IN TEAM K.O. SEMI FINALS THE TOSS OF A COIN WILL DETERMINE THE HOME TEAM.WHICHEVER TEAM WINS THE TOSS THEY WILL DECIDE TO 'BREAK' OR 'REFEREE'.THE TEAM THAT 'BREAKS' WILL PUT THEIR PLAYERS NAMES DOWN FIRST,& THEN ALTERNATE THROUGHOUT THE MATCH TO IT'S CONCLUSION.THE FINALS WILL CARRY THE SAME FORMAT FOR PUTTING THEIR NAMES ON THE RESULT SHEET.

 

16. THE LEAGUE WILL DO IT'S BEST TO FILL EACH DIVISION LIMITING 'BYES' TO A MINIMUM.DOING THIS BY INCREASING / DECREASING DIVISIONS TO THE AMOUNT OF TEAMS ENTERING.

 

17. ONLY REGISTERED PLAYERS CAN TAKE PART IN A MATCH.PLAYERS MAY ONLY PLAY FOR ONE TEAM DURING THE SEASON (THIS INCLUDES LICENCEES).

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE PUBS ENTER TWO OR MORE TEAMS,PLAYERS MAY ONLY PLAY FOR THE TEAM THEY FIRST PLAY FOR.UNLESS A TEAM DROPS OUT OF THE LEAGUE,(UPTO THE HALFWAY STAGE OF THE SEASON ONLY) THEN & ONLY THEN CAN A PLAYER SIGN FOR ANOTHER TEAM.

 

18.SHOULD A PLAYER BE 'BARRED' FROM A PUB THE LICENCEE HAS THE RIGHT TO ENFORCE THAT BAN.HOWEVER MOST LICENCEE'S WILL RESPOND TO A PHONE CALL REQUESTING THAT A PLAYER BE ALLOWED TO PLAY EVEN IF HE/SHE MAY NOT BE SERVED WITH A DRINK.

ANY PLAYER FOUND GUILTY OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE DURING A MATCH WILL BE BANNED FROM PLAYING IN THE LEAGUE FOR LIFE.ANY PLAYER FOUND GUILTY OF THREATENING ABUSIVE LANGUAGE WILL RECEIVE AN IMMEDIATE BAN (THE LENGTH OF BAN WILL DEPEND ON THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENCE,WITH A POSSIBLE BUT NOT GUARNTEED REVUE). REPEAT OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED FROM THE LEAGUE.

 

19. ANY TEAM FOUND GUILTY OF PLAYING A NON REGISTERED PLAYER (IN A LEAGUE MATCH) WILL BE FINED £5 AND ALL POINTS GAINED BY THIS PLAYER WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE LEAGUE TABLE AND GIVEN TO THE TEAM THEY WERE GAINED FROM. IF A PLAYER THAT IS UN-REGISTERED OR REGISTERED TOO LATE FOR THE TEAM K.O. OR ‘PLATE’ K.O PLAYS FOR A TEAM THEN THE TEAM RESPONSIBLE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CUP/ ‘PLATE’  
COMPETITION.

                                                                                            

20. THE OLD E.P.A RULES , MATCHES WILL CONSIST OF 2 SINGLES AND (1) DOUBLE THROUGH TO NINE FRAMES. A PLAYER CAN ONLY  PLAY ONE SINGLE & ONE DOUBLES PER MATCH. THE AWAY TEAM BREAKS FIRST & THEN ALTERNATE.

 

21.  DURING DOUBLES PLAY, ONCE YOUR PARTNER WHOSE TURN IT IS TOUCHES THE TABLE THERE SHALL BE NO  TALKING TO EACH OTHER. REFEREES SHOULD WARN PLAYERS WHO CONTRAVENE THIS RULE. IF A SECOND WARNING IS GIVEN THE REFEREE CAN AWARD A FOUL.

 

22.  PAYMENT OF GAMES WILL BE PAID FOR BY THE HOME TEAM. THE BALLS SHOULD BE PUT ON THE TABLE OR  IN THE TRIANGLE BY THE HOME TEAM AFTER EACH FRAME.

 

23.  THE REFEREE IS AT ALL TIMES IN CHARGE OF THE GAME. IF NECESSARY HE /SHE MAY SEEK ADVICE FROM BOTH TEAM CAPTAINS AND NO-ONE ELSE.HIS/HER DECISION IS FINAL AND BINDING. SHOULD A DISPUTE ARISE IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE REFEREES  DECISION THEN THE FRAME SHOULD  NOT  BE CONTINUED. ALL RELEVANT COMMENTS SHOULD BE PUT IN WRITING AND PASSED TO THE COMMITTEE FOR THEIR DECISION . RESULT SHEETS SHOULD NOT BE SIGNED BY THE DISPUTING PARTY. WHEREVER POSSIBLE COMMON SENSE SHOULD PREVAIL IN DISPUTES AND DISAGREEMENTS AND IF AT ALL POSSIBLE BE SETTLED ON THE NIGHT WHEN THE FACTS ARE CLEAR TO ALL.DISPUTES THAT CANNOT BE SETTLED ON THE NIGHT MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE NEXT MEETING, AND PUT TO THE DISPUTE COMMITTEE. AFTER FIRST INFORMING THE LEAGUE SECRETARY BY EMAIL.
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23a.FOLLOWING A 'FOUL' A PLAYER MUST ASK THE REFEREE FOR THE ''WHITE'' BALL SHOULD THEY WISH TO MOVE IT.FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A ''FOUL'' BEING CALLED AGAINST THEM.

 

 24. MECHANICAL FAILURE OF THE TABLE. IF THE BALLS ARE DISTURBED DURING THE FIXING OF A SITUATION THEN THE GAME MUST BE RESTARTED.

 

25. ONE POINT IS AWARDED FOR EACH FRAME WON. (NO BONUS POINTS ARE AWARDED FOR A WIN.)(AGM-AUG-2009)
IF AT THE END OF THE SEASON TWO OR MORE TEAMS FINISH ON EQUAL POINTS THEN A PLAY-OFF MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY.

 

26.IF A TEAM DROPS OUT OR IS EXPELLED FROM THE LEAGUE THEY WILL BE FINED £5.POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED BACK TO THE START OF THE SEASON.
 
27.  WINNING TEAM CAPTAINS MUST ENSURE THE SAFE KEEPING OF ALL LEAGUE RESULTSHEETS AND SUBMIT THEM TO THE SECRETARY AT THE NEXT MEETING. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF (1) POINT FROM THE LEAGUE TABLE FOR EACH SHEET NOT RETURNED. THE POINTS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. YOU WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE (1) POINT ON A MONTHLY BASIS UNTIL THE SHEET IS PRODUCED. (IF FOR A VALID REASON & AFTER NOTIFYING THE SECRETARY BEFORE HAND YOU CANNOT PRODUCE RESULT SHEETS AT THE MEETING, THEN YOU NEED TO GET THEM TO THE ‘TREASURER’ ON THE THURSDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING THE MEETING. (FAILING TO DO THIS, THEN THE ABOVE WILL APPLY).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
28. ALL RESULT SHEETS MUST BE ( PRINTED,INITIAL & SURNAME & SIGNED BY THE PLAYER) IF NOT THE WIN FOR SINGLES WILL BE INVALID TOWARDS THE PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARDS. THE SIGNING OF THE RESULT SHEET BY BOTH CAPTAINS WILL BE TO ACCEPT THE RESULT BEING CORRECT.VISITING TEAMS MUST BE SUPPLIED WITH A COPY OF THE RESULT SHEET IF REQUESTED.THE WINNING TEAM CAPTAIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PHONING OR TEXTING THE RESULT THROUGH TO THE SECRETARY ON THE SAME NIGHT OR BY (8AM ) ON THE FRIDAY.FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF (1) POINT FROM THE LEAGUE TABLE.

 

29. MEETINGS ARE HELD ALPHABETICALLY ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH & WILL COMMENCE AT 715pm (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED). A ROLL CALL WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE START OF EACH MONTHLY MEETING & AGAIN BEFORE THE CHAIRMAN CLOSES THE MEETING. FAILING TO ATTEND A MEETING WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF (3) POINTS FROM THE LEAGUE TABLE (NON-RETURNABLE) & A £5 FINE. ALL TEAMS MUST BE REPRESENTED AT EVERY MEETING. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS FOR PUBS WITH MORE THAN ONE TEAM.(THE VENUE’S FOR AGM’s WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS AND WHEN REQUIRED.)

                                                                                                                                                                           

30.SHOULD A TEAM OR PLAYER DROP OUT, BE EXPELLED OR FINISH THE LEAGUE OWINGMONEY, THEN THE AMOUNT OUTSTANDING MUST BE PAID BEFORE SAID TEAM OR PLAYER CAN RE-REGISTER. IF ANY INDIVIDUAL PLAYER WISHES TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE THEN THEY MUST PAY A (%) OF THE MONIES OWED BY THE TEAM THEY FIRST PLAYED FOR PRIOR TO DROPPING OUT OF THE LEAGUE. FAILING TO PAY WILL RESULT IN THE TEAM ORPLAYER BEING BARRED FROM THE LEAGUE.

 

31. ANY TEAM PREVIOUSLY HAVING DROPPED OUT OF THE LEAGUE BEFORE COMPLETING A SEASON WILL ON   REQUEST TO RE-JOIN, BE ASKED TO PAY A  £20 BOND. RETURNABLE ON COMPLETION OF THE NEW SEASON.

 

32.SINGLES & DOUBLES KNOCK-OUTS WILL BE PLAYED ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT
(WINTER LEAGUE ONLY ) . PLAYERS WILL BE GIVEN A TIME & VENUE; FAILURE TO ATTEND WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF THE MATCH. RE-ARRANGEMENT OF GAMES IS NOT ALLOWED. MATCHES ARE BEST OF (3) FRAMES; THE FINALS ARE BEST OF (5) FRAMES. PLAYERS WILL PAY FOR THE GAMES BETWEEN THEM. YOU MUST PLAY WITH THE SAME PARTNER THROUGHOUT THE DOUBLES COMPETITION; ANY CHANGES MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SECRETARY PRIOR TO THE START OF THE PRELIMINARY ROUND. THE GUIDELINES ARE THE SAME AS A LEAGUE MATCH.

 

33. PRESENTATION NIGHTS WILL BE HELD ON A THURSDAY OR FRIDAY NIGHT. WINNING TEAMS OR INDIVIDUALS MUST HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE PRESENT TO COLLECT THEIR TROPHIES. IF NOT THE LEAGUE WILL RETAIN THE TROPHIES.ALLOCATION OF TROPHIES IS (9) PER TEAM. EXTRA TROPHIES CAN BE OBTAINED AT AN EXTRA COST, PAYABLE BY THE TEAM.
ALL ANNUAL TROPHIES (CUPS & SHIELDS) REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE POOL LEAGUE, ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF THESE TROPHIES WILL RESULT IN THE TEAM/PUB BEING CHARGED ACCORDINGLY.

 

34COST / FEE’S  PAYABLE…


£90 FOR EACH TEAM REGISTERING.(Inclusive of match fee's). THIS FEE INCLUDES A (£30) BOND WHICH IS KEPT BY THE LEAGUE AS AN INCENTIVE TO COMPLETE THE FULL SEASON. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ANY SEASON THEN THE LEAGUE WILL KEEP THE £30. EACH CONSECUTIVE SEASON THE FEE IS CURRENTLY £60 PER TEAM AS LONG AS THE LEAGUE HOLDS YOUR TEAM'S BOND. NOT ENTERING A SEASON AFTER COMPLEATING A FULL SEASON THEN THE £30 BOND IS RETURNED.
£2  FOR SINGLE ENTERED IN KNOCK-OUT.
£5  FOR EACH DOUBLES ENTERED IN KNOCK-OUT.
£5 FINE FOR MISSING A  MEETING & (3) POINTS DEDUCTED FROM LEAGUE TABLE.
£20 PAYABLE TO LICENCEE FOR FOOD COSTS WHEN FAILING TO TURN UP FOR MATCH & AND NOT GIVING  24  HOURS NOTICE .


ALL  SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE MUST  BE  PAID IN  FULL  BY THE 2nd MEETING OF THE SEASON AT THE  LATEST. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN YOUR TEAM BEING EXPELLED FROM THE LEAGUE.

 
 
35. NO INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR TEAMS LEAGUE POSITION OR POINTS OR INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER TEAM WILL BE GIVEN OUT TO ANYONE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON FROM ANY LEAGUE OFFICER. ALL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE ‘WEB’ SITE.

                                               

                                                                                                                            

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