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Rules
1. Constitution and Name

(a) The League shall be called “The Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League”.

(b) The League will consist of a maximum of 48 teams, the divisions and number of teams will be placed by the executive committee on entries received each season.


2. Conditions of Entry

(a) Tables in each club shall be available for individual matches, town team matches and semi-finals and finals of league competitions as appointed by the Executive Committee.

(b) All games are to be played according to the up to date rules of the “EASB” as supplied by the league and to be displayed in the Clubs.

(c) Clubs may enter more than four teams in the league at the discretion of the Executive Committee. The extra team will only be allowed if there are sufficient vacancies and no fixture difficulties arise from their admittance. Such extra teams must be withdrawn should applications be made by new member clubs.

(d) New member clubs shall pay a deposit as set by the Executive Committee prior to the start of their first season. The said deposit will be repayable/deductible from the annual account if the same is settled prior to the closing date.

(e) All members must abide by the rules of the club they are visiting, particularly regarding dress and behaviour, whether females are allowed, or a restriction on age is imposed. Any club who wishes to complain or protest must do so, in writing, within ten days of the event, and must be in duplicate. One copy to be forwarded to the league Secretary, and one copy to the representative of the club concerned, both by registered letter or email. Correspondence between clubs to be produced by a representative of each club at a meeting at which the protest or complaint will be considered. Evidence of telephone communications will not be considered. Except for evidence reasons, no member of the committee shall sit at the enquiry should his club be involved.


3. Committee and Management

(a) The Executive Committee of the League to consist of three members, plus the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Results Secretary, who shall meet when deemed necessary by the Committee at 7.45 p.m. Further members may be co-opted to the Executive Committee.

(b) Each club shall nominate their own representative who will be a member of the General Committee of the League. He will be required to administrate all transactions between his club and the League. The said nominee shall supply the League with a copy of his address and it is conditional that he MUST have a contact telephone number and access to an email address.

(c) The Executive Committee have the power to suspend or expel any member or team for wilful breach of the rules, or for conduct which in their judgement is detrimental or injurious to the League, and their decision shall be final in such matters.

(d) The members of the League to carry out the foregoing rules. Any matter not provided for by the rules, the Executive Committee shall have the power to deal with, and their decision shall be final in such matters.

(e) Correspondence to be addressed to the relevant officials, i.e. Results Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer.

(f) The Annual General Meeting shall be held on a date selected by the Executive Committee, and at that meeting each club shall have one vote on any matters requiring a voting system.

(g) Any club who is not represented at the A.G.M. shall be fined the sum of £25.00.

(h) No rule may be amended other than at an A.G.M. of the League Committee.


4. Subscriptions and Finances

(a) Registration £3.00 per player

League Entrance £16.00 per team

Kenney Cup £16.00 per team

Le-rose Cup £16.00 per team

Individual Champs & H.cap £2.00 per player

Billiards/Senior/Junior H.caps £2.00 per player

Pairs Handicap £2.00 per player

(b) All clubs will be required to pay a levy of £2.00 for each home league match played.

(c) The financial year end of the league shall be on 30th June each year. All monies owing to the league must be paid by this date to enable the Treasurer to compile accounts in time for the A.G.M., otherwise a fine of £10 or 10% of the total bill shall be made, whichever is the higher. At the 2017 AGM it was decided to extend this further due to several clubs not paying even by our year end of 3oth June. Non-payment of fees will now incur a £1 per day fine from date due (normally about mid-June). If still outstanding on 30th June (year end) then we will double the initial 10% fine to 20%.

(d) Monies drawn for Charity or Benevolence to be allotted at the Executive Committees discretion.

(e) All League Entrance, Kenney Cup and Le-Rose Cup entry fees must be paid at the A.G.M. held prior to the start of each season. Failure to pay the said fees will result in exclusion for the forthcoming season.


5. Teams and Players

(a) A team to consist of six players.The away captain to pair same except in Cup Matches.At least two players to be present at 8 p.m. to commence the match.The match must not be delayed if any table is vacant for play.(Two tables maximum). The home captain must nominate two players of his team at commencement of play. On completion of those two frames or at 8.30pm whichever is the latter a further two names to be nominated by the home captain and finally, the remaining two names nominated to complete the six selected players. All players must be present by 9 p.m. The home captain shall have preference of tables. If a team is a player or players short captains MUST INFORM THE OPPOSING CAPTAIN BEFORE THE MATCH COMMENCES and mark scorebook as ABSENT from position 6 and consecutively in reverse order thereafter. Ensure that all players registered to play for your club are listed on the club Notice Board. Team captains MUST keep a record of all league and cup matches played home and away. Special results books provided by the league. This is to assist the Result Secretary with any queries that may arise,particularly should a result card be lost.

(b) Each player to be a bona fide member at the time of his registration. He must sign a registration form stating the name of the club, together with his full name and address. Each player to be registered three days before competing in any match. No player to sign more than one registration form. Closing dates for registrations is 31st December or later at the discretion of the Executive Committee. A player who wins five games in any team is not eligible to play in a different team in the same or lower division. No player may play for more than one team in one fixture week. Professionals shall not be allowed to compete in any team or individual competition run by the league other than a sponsored Pro/Am Tournament. Any player formerly holding a professional ranking wishing to register in the league may do so by letter of application and a subsequent appearance before the Executive Committee, who shall inform all member clubs of their decision appertaining to this rule.

(c) League matches in Division 1 to be played on Tuesday evening and Division 2 on Thursday evening commencing at 8.00 p.m. prompt. At any one table club, matches shall commence at 7.30pm prompt. Matches may be re-arranged by mutual agreement and not interfere with any other fixtures. Any team failing to fulfil a league fixture without giving a minimum of 48 hours notice to their opponents, will have 6 points deducted from their league points total and a fine of £3.00 per player imposed. Should the match be of a “cup” category, the offending team will be scratched from the competition and a fine of £3.00 per player imposed. Any team offending in this manner on more than one occasion during a current season, will be suspended for the remainder of the season and all points previously gained, or cup placing, will be cancelled. In all cases, the Results Secretary must be informed of any re-arranged matches at least 48 hours prior to the original match date

(d) If at any time during a match either captain is unable to provide a player to commence a frame,then the team failing to do so shall forfeit one point. There is no time limit allowed for the match to continue. For each player short,one point shall be awarded to the opposing side and a fine of £1.00 per player shall be imposed. In the case of a league match, any team playing an ineligible player, whatever the reason, shall forfeit the frame point to the opposing team, and a fine of £5.00 per player will be imposed. A further point will be deducted from the total league points accrued by the offending team. In the case of a cup match, the offending team will be scratched from the competition, and the match awarded to the opposing team. A fine of £5.00 will also be imposed. Should an attempt be made to falsify the result book in any manner whatsoever both teams shall forfeit 5 points for each breach of the rules

(e) Each captain must verify the names of players and the match result, by adding his signature to both his own and his opponents result record book and both captains to be responible for ensuring their books are fully completed and accurate. The home captain to be responsible to email the result to the Results Secretary arrive NO LATER than 12 noon on the Thursday for the 1st Division and 12 noon on the Saturday for the 2nd Division following the matches. FINES FOR LATE EMAILS - First late email shall receive a £5 fine and a 3 POINT DEDUCTION. All subsequent late emails shall receive a £10 fine and a 5 POINT DEDUCTION. Home captains must be able to provide the Results Secretary with complete details of the match should there be any outstanding results, failure to do so will result in a £10 fine.

(f) In the event of a “tie” on points for division positions, this will be determined by firstly the number of wins recorded, then drawn matches will determine the division placement. Should teams still be tied, play offs will be organised on neutral tables. Promotion and relegation shall take place between all Divisions on a two up two down basis, however the Executive Committee reserves the right to formulate the Divisions in the best interests of the league. The highest finishing team in each club will be designated the letter “A” then “B” and so on accordingly as to its divisional status and/or position. Where two or more teams from the same club play in the same division, all return matches must be played prior to the start of the second part of the season.


6. Individual, Team, Pairs Competition Contact Rules

(a) In individual, team, or pairs competitions where matches are to be arranged by mutual agreement, both “parties” are requested to make contact with each other within seven days after the publication of the circular letter notifying them of the draw. The home team or player/s must provide at least two alternative dates and shall be expected to reach mutual agreement in the matter. Failure to do this will result in disqualification of both “parties”. Claims will only be accepted by letter or email and no other form. Individual, team, or pairs semi-finalists or finalists must advise the Executive Committee of any dates they are unable to play in these matches. This must be done prior to the meeting where the draws and dates shall be determined, otherwise all dates will be strictly adhered to.


7. Individual Competition Rules

(a) Winner to hold appropriate trophy to the competition entered. (See Rule 8).

(b) Any number of players from any club may enter providing they are registered players of the league. All individual & pairs entrants MUST show a personal telephone number for each player. NO NUMBER-NO ENTRY.

(c) All rounds to be played at the club of the first named player. Semi-finals and Finals to be played on neutral tables with a neutral marker and referee. Match balls supplied by host club to be used at all times including finals

(d) All rounds up to semi-finals to be best frames out of three, except Pairs and Billiards.

(i) Individual Championship

Semi-Finals:Best frames out of five.

Final:Best frames out of seven.

(ii) Individual Handicap/J.F.Wills Trophy

Semi-Finals:Best frames out of three.

Final:Best frames out of five.

(iii) Pairs:Best aggregate score completed over two frames in all rounds including semi-finals and final. Order of play shall be the same in both frames. Players must not discuss with their partners or advise them of the shot they should play once they attend the table.

(e) Players must mutually agree on a date and time of each heat in which they are concerned. Half an hour will be allowed for the commencement of play. The visiting player to have choice of marker/referee.

(f) Any outstanding result not to hand by the appointed closing date of any round,both players shall be scratched unless an explanation deemed to be satisfactory by the Executive Committee is given.

(g) The winner of each round must notify the Results Secretary by text, voicemail, telephone conversation or email. All results must be registered by 12 noon on the Saturday preceding the next draw date.

(h) Failure of club representatives to return Individual Competition Result Sheets by the due date shall incur a fine of £5.00.

(i) The Executive Committee shall have the power to run preliminary rounds if necessary.

(j) The Executive Committee to handicap players/teams in all handicap competitions.


8. Trophies and Cups

(a) The following trophies and cups shall be held for a period not exceeding twelve months by the winners (including runners-up) in the league Division competition. All trophies and cups must be kept in a good and clean condition and returned to the league by 1st March. Should funds allow additional prizes will be presented.


Division 1

The Richardson Cup

Runners-Up

The Parker Cup


Division 2

Billiards Supplies Shield

Runner-Up

The Lyon Cup


Team Handicap Competitions

The Kenney Cup

The Le-Rose Trophy


Individual Championship

The Biro Cup


Individual Handicap

The Mac Trophy


Pairs Handicap

The Anon Trophy


Seniors

J F Wills Memorial Trophy


Most League Wins in a Season

Graham Fairclough Memorial Trophy


Any League Century Compiled

The Centurion Club Plaque


Highest Ranked Player in each Division will be awarded a Trophy


9. Kenney Cup Rules

(a) Teams to consist of six from a maximum of twelve nominated players. Only nominated players may play. Should clubs fail to nominate teams,they will be fined accordingly and handicapped as the Executive Committee see fit.

(b) Any team playing an unregistered player or un-nominated player will incur disqualification. Captains to nominate players alternately for each frame. If a team is a player or players short, team captains must inform the opposing captain before any pairing takes place and absent players marked as ABSENT on the scorecard before the match commences starting from position six and consecutively in reverse order thereafter.

(c) Matches will be played on a “knock-out” basis, luck of the draw determining the home side. Semi-finals and Final will be played on neutral tables. Winning captains to be responsible for posting the result card to the Results Secretary which must arrive no later than 12 NOON on the Saturday in the week following first round matches and no later than 12 NOON on the Saturday preceding the next draw date for the following rounds. Results musy ONLY be recorded on the competition cards provided by the league, (Kenney Cup - blue cards) and posted with a 1st class stamp. Any late result cards including 2nd class stamp or incorrect competition cards shall incur a fine of £5

(d) All teams to be handicapped by the Executive Committee and shall remain so handicapped from the first round. One point for each frame won. Most wins on aggregate to decide the match. In the event of a tie over six frames played, one extra frame to be played by a player nominated by each captain from the original twelve nominated players, the result of the frame to determine the winning side. In all games played in the competition, including semi-finals and final, the toss of a coin shall determine which captain nominates his player first.

(e) The winners of the Kenney Cup Competition to hold the appropriate trophy or cup for a period of twelve months. Prizes to be decided by the Executive Committee.

(f) Any player signed after handicaps have been allotted,will not be allowed to play in any cup matches.

(g) The winning team captain is responsible for posting the result to the Results Secretary immediately following matches.


10. Le Rose Cup Rules(a) Teams to consist of six from a maximum of twelve nominated players. Only nominated players may play. Should clubs fail to nominate teams,they will be fined accordingly and handicapped as the Executive Committee see fit.

(b) Any team playing an unregistered player or un-nominated player will incur disqualification. Captains to nominate players alternately for each frame. If a team is a player or players short, team captains must inform the opposing captain before any pairing takes place and absent players marked as ABSENT on the scorecard before the match commences. If a team is one player short then a singles match will not be played and if a team is two players short then a pairs match will not be played.

(c) Matches will be played on a “knock-out” basis, luck of the draw determining the home side. Semi-finals and Final will be played on neutral tables. Winning captains to be responsible for posting the result card to the Results Secretary which must arrive no later than 12 NOON on the Saturday in the week following first round matches and no later than 12 NOON on the Saturday preceding the next draw date for the following rounds. Results must ONLY be recorded on the competition cards provided by the league, (Le Rose Cup - yellow cards) and posted with a 1st class stamp. Any late result cards including 2nd class stamp or incorrect competition cards shall incur a fine of £5

(d) All teams to be handicapped by the Executive Committee and shall remain so handicapped from the first round. The first two frames of the match are to be played as singles frames. One point for each frame won. Each captain will then pair their remaining four players into two pairs of their choice and two frames of doubles will be played. As this is a team competition, shot discussion between doubles players is PERMITTED at all times whilst at the table. It is requested that although we are not playing a "shot-clock" structure, excessive time is not taken to discuss every shot. Please also respect your opponents and refrain from discussing shots whilst your opponents are at the table. Finally, please note that this does NOT change the rules regarding the Pairs Handicap Competition, were shot discussion is forbidden. Each frame of doubles is worth one point. Most wins on aggregate to decide the match. In the event of a tie over four frames played, one extra frame is to be played by a player nominated by each captain. The players who competed in the two singles frames will be ineligible for selection. The captain may choose a player who has not yet played in the match if he wishes. The result of the frame to determine the winning side. In all games played in the competition, including semi-finals and final, the toss of a coin shall determine which captain nominates his player first.

(e) The winners of the Kenney Cup Competition to hold the appropriate trophy or cup for a period of twelve months. Prizes to be decided by the Executive Committee.

(f) Any player signed after handicaps have been allotted,will not be allowed to play in any cup matches.

(g) The winning team captain is responsible for posting the result to the Results Secretary immediately following matches.


11. Ex-Professional Players

Only ONE such category player may play in a team of 6 players in any league or cup match. Penalty:-League, 6 points deducted from the offending teams`total points position in the Division should more than one such player play in the same match. Cup-Match will be awarded to the opposing team.


12. Matters Not Provided For

Any matter not provided for in the aforesaid rules to be dealt with by the Executive Committee.


13. CLUB DECLARATION:

Team and individual registrations to the League shall be deemed to be of the approval of the member club and all costs and fees shall be considered the responsibility of the member club, and will be charged accordingly by the League. Recovery of such charges from individuals or teams will be determined by club policy. Entry to the League shall be considered as acceptance of all Rules and Conditions outlined in the League Handbook.