Bedworth Pool League – General Rules & Information
All matches to be played on a Tuesday night on a date set by the fixture secretary as published by the league in the league fixtures.
All players must be registered with the league.
Any team wishing to sign or transfer players must inform the Secretary by phone, text or email.
A player may transfer from one team to another only with the consent of BOTH Captains.
If Both Captains do not agree, then the player is NOT transferred until the matter has been dealt with by the Committee.
If a player transfers from one team to another and has already played in a cup competition for their previous team then they are cup tied.
Teams will consist of a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 10 players may be played in any one match.
6 different players will play in frames 1 to 6. Thereafter, teams may use additional players for frames 7, 8, 9 & 10 or they may wish to use 4 from the previous 6 players or a combination of both. A player can only play a maximum of 2 frames per match.
Exception to the above: If a Cup match ends in a draw then each team will nominate 1 player to take part in a 1 frame decider and the break will be determined by the toss of a coin.
Players who have already played 2 frames in the match may play in the decider.
If a team has 6 players, it may “double up” any 4 of these 6 players in frames 7, 8, 9 & 10.
If a team has more than 6 players then any player that has not taken part in the first 6 frames may play twice during frames 7, 8, 9 & 10.
If a team has only 5 players, it may only double up 3 of those 5 players in frames 7, 8 & 9.
In this situation, frames 6 and 10 will be conceded.
If a team has only 4 players, it may only double up 2 of those 4 players in frames 7 & 8.
In this situation, frames 5 & 6 and 9 & 10 will be conceded.
If a team has only 3 or less players, the doubling up option is not permitted!
If a team has not arrived by 8-45pm then the opposing team may claim the 1st frame should
they wish to do so.
If a team has not arrived by 8-55pm then the opposing team may claim the 2nd frame.
If a team has not arrived by 9-05pm then the opposing team may claim the 3rd frame.
If a team has not arrived by 9-15pm then the opposing team may claim the match.
If a team claims a match, they receive 8 points and the opposition are deducted 3 points.
A match may only be re-arranged by notifying the Fixtures Secretary at least 24 hours in advance of the original date set for the fixture (8pm deadline on the Monday evening prior to match).
The match must then be played within 21 days of the original fixture date unless dispensation is granted by the Committee.
If a team does not turn up for a fixture or does not give 24 hours notice of cancellation, then that team will lose 3 points and the team who were present or did not cancel will be awarded 8 points.
Any team that fails to turn up to an away match without giving prior notice by 8pm the previous evening, will be fined £10.
The committee will have the authority to cancel and/or rearrange any game in the event of unforeseen circumstances, be it before or after the date set for the fixture.
The Home team will be responsible for the score sheet.
The home team will put down their Player’s names first unless otherwise requested to do so by the away team.
Once a player’s name has been written down on the score sheet, it can only be changed with the consent of the opposing captain
Matches will be played to World 8 ball pool rules as endorsed by the English Pool Ass’n.
If there is a change to the World 8 ball playing rules during the season, then this rule change will not be introduced into the league until the following season.
In the event of a dispute or protest during a match, please phone the league secretary who will attempt to resolve the situation at that time.
If this is not possible, then the captain of the protesting team must sign the sheet “played under protest” and accompany the protest with a photo/video of the of the situation (where possible) before either resuming or abandoning the frame.
In the event of a protest, it is advisable that both captains, players and the referee attend the next delegates meeting.
Both teams will referee alternate frames, home team to referee first.
A team will receive 1 point for every frame it’s players win.
An additional 3 points will be awarded for winning the match and 1 point for a draw.
If a team resigns from the league in the 1st half of the season, then all results against that team will be void. If a team resigns in the 2nd half of the season, then all results in 1st half of season will stand and 2nd half results will be void.
Final Table Positions
If at the end of the season there are two or more teams tied on points, then positions will be decided by frames won against frames lost. If still tied, then number of matches won will decide positions. Should a tie still exist, then the “Head to Head” scores between the teams in question shall be used. If a tie STILL exists, then the Committee will organise a play off to determine the final league positions.
Any person banned from any Pub or Club which participates in the BPL must abide by that establishment’s decision and His/Her team must fulfil that fixture with the players who are eligible to play at that particular venue.
Any team which fails to turn up to a fixture, ie, doesn’t give 24 hours notice as per the rules, will be given a First & Final Warning.
Thereafter, if that team fails to turn up to a SECOND fixture without giving 24 hours notice, then that team will be judged to have resigned from the league!
Any team judged to have resigned from the league may, if it wishes, appeal to the secretary no later than seven days after their second missed fixture. The committee decision will be final.
If a team resigns from the league in the first half of the season then all results will be void. If they resign after halfway then all games prior to the halfway will stand and past halfway will be void.
If any game in any competition is abandoned because of either the restraint of time or the steward/landlord, the sheet is to be filled in and outstanding frames will be played at a later date.
Competition finals will be played at a venue decided by the committee.
Venues for league finals will be open to tender or offers.
If a team chooses to field players under the age of 18 in a pool match, then it is the responsibility of that team to seek permission from the Landlord / Steward / Manager of the venue for those players to participate in the that pool match. If permission cannot be gained, then the team must fulfil that fixture with the players who are eligible to play at that particular venue.
Rules updated AGM 6th March 2018.