League Rules

 

The Rhyl and District Amateur Snooker League Rules
Published 5th November 2015

Section 1: General
1. The League is called “The Rhyl and District Amateur Snooker League”.

2. That the object should be to promote “The Sport of Snooker” amongst registered clubs in the area, and to raise the standard of the game wherever possible.

3. The Committee shall consist of, President, Vice-President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Fixture Secretary/Treasurer to be known as the General Officers, and one delegate of each team (normally the captain) registered with the league to be known as the Sub-Committee. Handicaps will be set by the Handicap Committee this committee shall be elected at the AGM.

4. The League shall meet annually, when the Officers must seek re-election, the date of such annual meeting shall be published on the official web site. Normally the first Tuesday in August.

5. The Secretary will keep all records of meetings and produce minutes when called upon to do so at a Committee meeting.

4. The registration fee is £30 per team.

5. All fees outstanding must be paid to the Secretary/Treasurer on or before the Annual General Meeting.

6. League matches shall take place on the dates as listed on the “Fixtures” list on the official web site.

7. Any team who wants to postpone a fixture must notify the Secretary in writing by post, email or using the “Contact Us” tab on the web site at least seven days before, giving their reason. The Committee will decide if this request be granted. Any postponed fixture must be rearranged to be played within fourteen days of the original date.

8. Each match consists of two teams of six players and the players will play six single frames, one point being awarded for each frame won. Players are to be matched by the drawing of their names out of the hat. The home Captain having the choice of the order of play. Current handicaps are listed along side the players names and can be found by clicking the ‘Team’ tab on the web site.

9. The Captain of the home team shall select a referee/marker, whose decision on all points during a match will be final but subject to Rule 19. It is the responsibility of the referee/marker and the players to make sure any errors occurring during a frame are addressed immediately.

10. The league will be won by the team with the most points. If two teams have equal points for winners or runners up a further match will be played as a decider. If more than two teams have equal points for winners or runners up the two teams qualifying for the extra match will be based on wins, draws then points difference, in that order.

11. Where clubs or hotels have only one table, the match will commence at 7.15pm. Clubs can use more than one table, at the discretion of the home Captain and the match will commence at 7.45pm. 15 minutes grace being allowed to start the first game, if at that time a team is unable to put on a player their opponents can claim one point, being deemed to have won the game. If after 30 minutes from the time the match should have started and they are still unable to field a player, it will be considered that they have failed to fulfil their fixture and the match awarded to their opponents.

12. If Teams do not have 4 players available they will be deemed to have not fulfilled the fixture and will forfeit all 6 points to their opponents. Players who do not have an opponent will be awarded the frame 20-0.

13. Results of all matches must be sent in detail to the Secretary within two days after a fixture has been completed, this can be achieved by submitting the results on line, by email or by Text message sent by the Captain of the home team. Score Cards bearing the signature of the opposing team Captain should be forwarded to the Secretary as soon as possible.

14. Any Team playing an ineligible player shall have two points deducted from their league score and the match awarded to the opposing team with the maximum six points. 6 x 20 points to be added to the aggregate. All signed on players appear under the “Team” tab on the official Web Site. Handicaps are also shown on this site.

15. No player shall take part in any league match until the Secretary has been informed submitting in writing, on line using ‘Contact Us’ tab, by email or by Text message seven clear days previously. If at any time during the season, prior to the half way point, a player has not played for his team for two consecutive weeks, he may, if he wishes register for another team, seven clear days notice prior to playing for his new team. Only one transfer will be allowed during the season.
Signing on new players after the half way point of the season will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances and only by agreement of the full committee.

16. The misconduct of any player shall be determined by a full Committee, at which the member concerned may be represented by one extra nominee from his club. Such a notice of misconduct will be sent to the member concerned at least fourteen days prior to calling a meeting of the Committee to discuss the case in question. No other business may be conducted at such meeting. The member concerned will abide by the ruling of a majority of the members present.

17. All protests should be sent in writing, on line using ‘Contact Us’ tab or by email to the League Secretary within fourteen days, which will then be dealt with by the committee. The executive Committee`s decision is final.

18. Any decision arrived at by the committee shall be final and no appeal to any outside body shall be allowed.

19. The clubs registered must exhibit publicly, an up-to-date copy of the Rules of Snooker, which will be adhered to by the League in their deliberations. A copy of the ‘General Rules of Snooker’ can be found on the web site under the ‘Rules’ tab.

22. An account will be opened at Barclays Bank, and all cheques paid out on behalf of the League shall bear the signature of Secretary/Treasurer and President or Chairman.

23. Players will be picked by the Committee of the League for all representative matches.

24. A notice of motion of Alteration to Rules, or Proposal of Rules, must be sent to the League Secretary seven clear days before the Annual General Meeting. This can be submitted in writing, by email or by using the “Contact Us” tab on the official web site.

Section 2: Individual, Senior Individual and Pairs Competitions
1. Where a match is arranged before the expiry date and the date time agreed by both opponents, if one or both opponents fail to meet this arrangement, then he/they will forfeit the match.

2. All league handicaps will be carried forward into all individual competitions. For the Pairs competition handicaps are calculated by adding both players handicaps together, subtracting from their opponents total, dividing by two and rounding up to the nearest integer.

3. Only players from the same team or club may form a doubles partnership.

4. Player/s drawn at home should play their matches at their home venue, unless the home player/s forfeit that right by mutual agreement with the away player/s.

5. The winning player/s should send the results to the secretary as soon as possible after the tie has been completed, this can be achieved by submitting the results on line, by email or by Text message.

6. As the Pendyffryn Club is a men only club, if the home player/s draws any female player/s their right to home advantage will be forfeited and they will have to play the fixture at the female player/s home venue.

Section 3: Team Knockout Competition
1. Where a match is arranged before the expiry date and the date time agreed by both opponents, if one or both opponents fail to meet this arrangement, then he/they will forfeit the match.

2. Each team consists of three pairs with the aggregate score to decide the winners. League handicaps will apply and are calculated by adding both players handicaps together, subtracting from their opponents total, dividing by two and rounding up to the nearest integer. Only players from the same Team may play in the Team Knock out.

3. All matches to start at 7.45pm and the three frames to be played on the same table, 30 minutes grace being allowed to start the first game.

4. Any team playing an ineligible player shall be eliminated from the competition and the match awarded to the opposing team.

5. Players are to be matched by the drawing of their names out of a hat and frames to be played in the draw order.

6. Any team who cannot raise a full team of six players will forfeit the match.

7. A toss of a coin will decide which team breaks off in the first frame and then alternative breaks.

8. Should a frame end in a draw, the black will not be re-spotted unless the aggregate score is tied on the final frame. The final four players to play.

9. The winning team to send in results to the secretary as soon as possible after the tie has been completed, this can be achieved by submitting the results on line, by email or by Text message.

10. As the Pendyffryn Club is a men only club, if the home team draws opponents with female player/s their right to home advantage will be forfeited and they will have to play the fixture at the female player/s home venue.

Section 4: 3 Person Team Knockout Competitions
1. Where a match is arranged before the expiry date and the date time agreed by both opponents, if one or both teams fail to meet this arrangement, then they will forfeit the match.

2. Each team consists of three players and a reserve any 3 of the four players can fulfil a fixture.

3. Three single frames shall be played and league handicaps will apply to each player. The aggregate score after three frames will decide the winners. Players are to be matched by the drawing of their names out of a hat and frames to be played in the draw order.

4. All matches to start at 7.30 pm or by mutual agreement and the three frames to be played on the same table, 30 minutes grace being allowed to start the first game.

5. Only players from the same team or club may form a 3 person team.

6. Any team playing an ineligible player shall be eliminated from the competition and the match awarded to the opposing team.

7. Any team who cannot raise a full team of three players will forfeit the match.

8. A toss of a coin will decide which team breaks off in the first frame and then alternative breaks.

9. Should a frame end in a draw, the black will not be re-spotted unless the aggregate score is tied on the final frame. The final two players to play.

10. The winning team to send in the results to the secretary as soon as possible after the tie has been completed, this can be achieved by submitting the results on line, by email or by Text message.

11. As the Pendyffryn Club is a men only club, if the home team draws opponents with female player/s their right to home advantage will be forfeited and they will have to play the fixture at the female player/s home venue.