SEASON 2020 RULES.

Section 1: General Rules.

The League shall be known as "Dundee Snooker League".
Entry fee is £25.00 per season. This fee is non-refundable. Players are asked to pay £4.00 per league fixture. All match fee payments should be made
BEFORE playing your fixture.

Players from the individual leagues must be in the club by 6.45pm (League 1), 7.45pm (League 2) and 8.45pm (League 3) to play their fixture. A table waiting list will be made available when both players that are due to play a league fixture are in the club (When necessary). Players can arrange a start time with each other as long as it’s arranged with the league secretary. (League Priorities)

Players will play a home and away fixture. Players with the home fixture have the choice of table (when possible). This is non-negotiable. There will be two promotion / relegation places in the leagues.

Matches will consist of 3-frames. 1-point per frame won. All players are required to share the table hire cost with your opponent. The Home player is responsible for sending in the result of their fixture along with high break on the Score Form.

During match play, you are the referee. You should call out the break as it occurs, replacing colours as they are potted and when the break has completed, update the scoreboard. The scoreboard should be checked by each player after the latest score has been added to both players agreement. The ref’s decision is final. There is no miss rule in this league.

If players finish the season level on points, wins + loses then positions will be decided on head-to-head results from games previously played during the league season. Albeit a play-off with the best of 3 frames will decide the outcome.

All league matches will commence on or before 6.45pm (League 1), 7.45pm (League 2) and 8.45pm (League 3) every Monday evening unless otherwise agreed by players prior to the match and where tables are available. All practice games must be completed before the League 1 start time. Any back-games must be played after your current fixture and when no league tables are needed for current fixtures. Under no circumstances should you play a back-game before your current fixture unless you are absolutely sure it can be completed before 6.30pm.

League Priority:

League 1 has priority over League 2 & 3; League 2 has priority over League 3.

What Does This Priority Mean For You?

This means that at 6.30pm every MONDAY EVENING, there should be no players on the snooker tables (except LEAGUE 1 match play), either practicing or playing a match (without consent from the league secretary). Players from League 1 will start going on the tables up to 6.45pm when all League 1 should be in match play. When LEAGUE 1 are all on the tables (8 tables), LEAGUE 2 can start taking up the tables that are still available. As LEAGUE 1 completes their fixtures, the remainder of LEAGUE 2 can take up the available tables. LEAGUE 3 players can start taking available tables as LEAGUE 2 completes their fixtures.

Section 2: Player Penalties.

All cancelled matches have a 21 day play-by date. Going over this date will result in a 3-0 loss as well as a -03 points league penalty.

Any player failing to cancel their match before 4.30pm on match days will forfeit the match. This will also incur a -03 points league penalty. Your opponent has no say on this rule as it is compulsory. Text or phone your cancellation to
07522 661989.

Any player failing to attend their match by the time stated will forfeit a frame every 15 minutes up to the maximum 3 frames.  A -03 points league penalty would apply for non attendance. Waiting players must remain in the club until the maximum 3 frames time has lapsed to receive the league points.

Players failing to play their fixture by giving the points away to their opponent will also receive a -03 point penalty.

The maximum amount of back-games any player can be responsible for at any one time is limited to 2 matches. This is for league games only. Players going over this will lose their first back-game 3-0 plus receive a -03 points league penalty.

New players joining league 3 should have been in the club for at least 3 weeks prior to the league season starting so as to obtain a handicap suited to the player. Players joining without being assessed will start at SCR or whatever the league deems sufficient. New player’s handicaps will be adjusted accordingly for the first 8 matches.

The maximum start any player can give or receive is 50.

Any query regarding points scored during a frame or points added to wrong score will be a void frame. This frame should be re-racked.

During your match, please respect the other players playing their matches around you by keeping the noise level down to a minimum. Excessive noise will incur a warning to guilty players with 3 warnings = removal from the league. The League will turn the table light off on players who are making the excessive noise and they will have to play their fixture when all other fixtures have been completed. Snooker can be a very frustrating game as we all know but shouting out aloud is not acceptable. When you have completed your fixture, leave the snooker room quietly.

Any player who has an opponent that is too intoxicated may refuse to play the fixture. This match would be given the 21 day play by rule with the offending player being made responsible for rearranging the fixture and receiving a warning about their condition. A player will be given a maximum of 3 warnings before being ejected from the league.

A football card is on sale every week at £1.00 per team. Winner receives £20.00. This funds the league prize money.

If you have holidays planned for this season, please let us know in advance the dates.  Please remember that the 21 day play-by rule would be activated on games cancelled during holiday dates.

Handicaps:

Handicaps will automatically change after every 4 played league matches (12 frames).

Final Note:

If you are not playing a match then you should not be in the snooker room. Please don't disturb players while the match is in progress. If asked to leave the snooker room by any player, please do so quietly. If you have permission to watch a match in progress, do not disturb the players. Players who have completed their fixture and are standing at the bar area should also keep the noise level down to a minimum. This noise carries down to the snooker room causing annoyance to players currently playing their fixture.

Thank You.