Keighley Singles Pool League Rules
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Keighley Singles Pool League Rules & Regulations

1.    Singles league officials reserve the right to make decisions on any situation that will best benefit the singles league as a whole.

2.    The list of entrants will primarily consist of amateur Keighley based players. The primary aim of the league is to provide competitive pool for Keighley based players. Entrants from outside Keighley will be considered based on their perceived ability to contribute towards this objective. The league also retains the right to refuse entry to any player it considers is of standard to high for the league, for example UK Tour or IPA  Tour players. This is so the league can retain its social element and to encourage participation of players of all levels.

3.    Players Match fees will be £5 per player, fees must be paid before playing the match no exceptions.  All match fees will go towards the prize fund along with sponsorship from Pilky’s.

4. At the start of a new season, each player must pay a £25 deposit, this will cover payments for the last five games and is non refundable should a player drop out. The last five games of the season can not be played before a player has played and paid for the first 10 games of the season.

5.    Contact details for all players in the relevant division will be provided to players on request. It should be noted that it is the responsibility of all players to ensure that their contact details are up to date.

6.    All matches must be played at Pilky’s Cue Sports Club & Bar. Matches are scheduled for Sunday day & evenings, but players may rearrange matches for other dates and times if their opponents agree and providing organisers are informed by at least 12 midday on the scheduled match day.

7.    Each week a league official will allocate tables for all matches. This will be done in a fair way so all Players will get a similar amount of games on each table. Players must play on the table allocated for their match even if the game is rearranged for a different date  or time. No player will be allowed to play more than three matches on any one table, failure to follow this rule will result in a points deduction.

8.    Rearranged games must be played within three weeks of the scheduled match date, with the exception of the last game of the season which must be played on or before the date scheduled. All other rearranged games must be completed on or before Sunday 24th November 2019. No player is allowed to have more than three outstanding games at any one time unless an exception has been agreed with league organisers. 

9.    Players failing to complete the seasons fixtures may be subject to censure this may be in the form of a fine (which will be used to top up the prize pot by the amount that was lost due to their non-fulfillment of fixtures), a refundable deposit to be paid before entry into future events at Pilky’s, or exclusion from the league and future events.

10.    Players that don’t pay all match fees or complete all their matches will not be eligible to receive prize money. players missing 2 matches or more won't be eligable to play in the end of season ko's. Match fees must still be paid even if your opponent fails to turn up, or the game isn't played.

11.    Players will be informed  of the fixtures before the first day of the season. This information will also be available on Pilky’s web site, or on the notice board in Pilky’s.

12.    Matches in the Fiirst & Premier divisions played to Blackball rules, all other divisions will be played to WEPF world rules. 

13.    Players will lag for who breaks first, then alternate until match is complete.

14.    Match sheets should be completed accurately and with all requested information. Both players must sign match sheet. Any disputes must be notified to a league official before signing the sheet.

15.    One point will be awarded per frame won plus two points will be awarded as a win bonus for the winning player. 

16.     Blackball Shootout , both players  take five shots each at potting the black off its spot, with the white ball placed anywhere behind the baulk line.  The winner receives an additional bonus point. Should the score be tied after five shots each the white is placed on the center of the baulk line in a direct line with the black and a sudden death shootout played. Not being used this season

17.    Players planning to be on holiday for two weeks or more should notify league officials and any opponents potentially affected by this. Failure to notify could result in a point’s deduction.

18.    Any matches which are not played within the time specified will be ruled a 0-0 unless discussed in good time with a league official.

19.    Any player turning up late will forfeit 1 frame for every 15 minutes they are late, if after one hour the player still fails to turn up, the match will be awarded to their opponent 8 - 0. Both players must still pay match fees.

20.    All frames must be played, players are not allowed to concede frames, matches with any conceded frames will be void and any player deliberately giving frames to their opponent will be removed from league.
21.    Any issues or disputes will be subject to consideration by league officials. Complaints must be made promptly, either by letter or email. All decisions will be made as fairly and reasonably as possible, with the best interest of the singles league as a whole, at the forefront  of the decision making process.

22.    Players will be placed as fairly as possible in divisions according to their respective abilities and achievements. Consideration will be given to previous results in the singles league, and where possible players will be promoted or relegated for finishing in the top or bottom two places. However this may not always be possible due to new players entering and players withdrawing.

23.   Players not completing their fixtures or withdrawing from the league will be either be replaced by a reserve or have all their results voided, league officials reserve the right to rule on the difference between a match being forfeited and a player withdrawing, especially late in the season. This is in order to best preserve the integrity of the league.

24.   If a player drops out and a replacement player of similar ability can't be found, the prize money will reduce by the amount of the missing match fees and the sponsorship money will reduce on a pro rata basis.

League  Organiser:   Glen Pilkington  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it