THETFORD AND DISTRICT CHARITY POOL LEAGUE

Rules

Rules

Thetford & District Charity Pool League
Rules
1. League Games, Cup Games and Individual Knockouts will all be played on Tuesday nights and will commence at 8.00pm.
2. 5 singles games, best of 3 legs, toss of coin determines break order for 3 frames.
3. Scoring: 1 point awarded for each game won, plus 1 point for winning match.
4. Scorecard: Home team names first on card, folded for away team. Reserves to be put on card in order they will play, plus all names must be on card before play commences. Names on card MUST comprise initial and surname. All players are to sign the scorecard following their game. Any irregularities will result in a point being deducted.
5. Home team to referee all games - must be a member of the team unless captains agree. Referees decision is final. A player should not referee one of his relations (eg son) matches.
6. Home team captain will be responsible for submitting scorecard by Thursday of the same week. Failure to do so will result in a 5 point penalty to the home team. Points won on the night will stand.
7. International Rules with no time rule.
8. Matches CANNOT be cancelled due to shortage of players, matches must be played on the designated Tuesday and there is no limit to the minimum amount of players turning up to play. Players must be entered onto the card in number order i.e 3 players then fill in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lines on the scorecard etc! The only exceptions for a cancellation would be due to extreme weather conditions or other exceptional circumstances which must be approved by a member of the committee. Any postponed matched must be played within 1 month of original match date or before last game of season, whichever is sooner.
9. All players must be registered. A player can be register immediately prior to a match by printing full name followed by his signature on the back of that week's scorecard.
Only 2 new players can be registered before any 1 match.
10. A player can transfer teams within the first 3 weeks of the season providing both teams agree to the transfer. Otherwise a player can only play for one team in a season except a landlord who may play for a maximum of 2 elected teams, but can only play for one of his 2 elected teams (where appropriate) on the same night.
11. Teams can have up to 3 players under 18 but must be over 14 years of age.
12. Any disputes between teams should be referred to the committee within 48hrs of the match. The committee will make a ruling at the next meeting. If a member of the committee plays for a team party to the dispute he is not entitled to vote.
13. Players can only play in cup games if they have played in at least 2 league games (does not apply to first round of the cup). If a player has played for one team in a cup he cannot play in the same competition for another team.
14. Coaching: Any word or action deemed as coaching by the referee a 'first and final warning' will be given to the individual or team concerned, if the referee deems another act of coaching has occurred this will be penalised by a standard foul.
15. If a player is going to arrive late, then the opposing captain must be advised of this before scorecard is filled in. Should this player not arrive by the time his game is to commence, then the opposing captain will claim the game 2-0.
16. A team has the right to claim any match at 8.15pm if the other team has not arrived, the only exception to this is if the offending team has contacted the Captain or venue before this time to advise of a problem (Venue & Captain's numbers on website)
17. Entry fees will be agreed at the AGM.
18. Knockout competitions will be drawn. It is the responsibility of the Captain(s) to inform their landlord if their venue is being used.
19. All finals played on finals night will be best of 5 legs, Finals night matches will commence at 7.00pm.
20 League positions will be determined by:
a) No of points. If equal,
b) No of wins. If equal,
c) Aggregate score of matches between the teams involved. If equal,
d) Net legs won/conceded
e) Points countback starting with final game.
21. League, Knockout and Subsidiary cup winners and runners up to receive 6 individual trophies - with a maximum of 7 per team 'if requested'.
22. Annual trophies: The committee will arrange the engraving after final's night and then they are to be signed for by the landlords to be kept in a safe and an acceptable condition, if the landlord is not willing to sign for them the Captain will be contacted and given the option of taking the trophy. If the Captain does wish to take the trophy he must sign for it and be responsible for returning it to a committee member on or before the next Final's night.
23. If required a Captain's meeting will be called for by the committee. This meeting would be held on a Sunday or Monday night at 8:00 pm.
24. League rules can only be changed at an AGM.
25. The committee to comprise of a maximum of 5 members.
26. Rulings by committee will be final.
27. Should a team fail to show up for a match and no phone call is received the team will be deducted 5 points. If a team misses 2 away games in a season, team expelled from league and not allowed to join the following season.
28. Any player not turning up to the first round of the Singles Competition without good reason or pre advising the committee will NOT be entered into the Subsidiary Singles Competition.
29. Any team/player causing disrepute - committee has the authority to bar team/player concerned.
30. AGM - If the Captain or at least one representative of every team are not present at the AGM, a penalty of 5 points will be incurred from the start of the new season.
31. Captain's meeting if requested would carry the same penalties as the AGM; any team not represented would be subject to a 5 point deduction.
32. Knockout Refereeing (Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Captain's & House Champions) - The losing player from any stage of these competitions is required to referee the next game, failure to do so will be penalised by an immediate ban from these competitions for the remainder of the season and following season.
33. Scorecards - There should only be scores and signatures on scorecards (with the exception of signing on a new player), any defacement / abuse of any kind will result in an instant 6 point deduction.
34. Unsportsmanlike behaviour - If the committee receives complaints about any team(s) / player(s) for unsportsmanlike behaviour, they have the right to issue a warning for the 1st offence and then a ban for the current season and the following season for a 2nd offence.

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