THE MALCOLM ACASTER SNOOKER LEAGUE RULES
AMENDED 01/09/2017

1

MATCHES SHOULD COMMENCE AT THE APPROPRIATE START TIMES UNLESS PREVIOUSLY
AGREED BY BOTH CAPTAINS.

2

REGISTRATION: MINIMUM 8 TO MAXIMUM 12 PLAYERS CAN BE REGISTERED.
PLAYERS CANNOT BE REGISTERED AFTER THE HALF-WAY STAGE OF THE SEASON.

3

MATCHES SHOULD COMMENCE AT THE APPROPRIATE START TIMES UNLESS PREVIOUSLY
AGREED BY BOTH CAPTAINS.

4

HANDICAPS ARE FROM MINUS (-) TO PLUS (+) 42 IN INCREMENTS OF 7.
RE-HANDICAPPING MAY BE CARRIED OUT AT ANY TIME DURING SEASON.

5

RESULT CARDS MUST BE POSTED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE MATCH BEING PLAYED.
ANY CARDS NOT RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY BY THE FRIDAY
FOLLOWING THE MATCH BEING PLAYED WILL BE DEEMED LATE
AND THE OFFENDING TEAM WILL FORFEIT POINTS AS FOLLOWS:
FIRST OFFENCE - 4 POINTS
SECOND OFFENCE - 6 POINTS
THIRD OFFENCE - 8 POINTS
FAILURE TO SEND CARDS WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

6

ORDER OF PLAY:
  THE AWAY TEAM SHOULD PUT DOWN THEIR TEAM IN
PLAYING ORDER AND NOMINATE  RESERVES IN
CASE A PLAYER IS NOT PRESENT WHEN DUE TO PLAY.

7

THERE SHOULD BE NO WAITING BETWEEN TABLES,
THE FIFTH FRAME MUST START  ON THE  FIRST AVAILABLE  TABLE
BUT EITHER CAPTAIN CAN DELAY THE START OF THE SIXTH FRAME SHOULD THEY WISH TO KNOW THE AGGREGATE SCORE.
THE SIXTH TABLE CANNOT BE BROUGHT FORWARD BEFORE THE START OF THE FIFTH TABLE UNLESS BOTH CAPTAINS AGREE.

8

 TEAMS PLAYING LESS THAN SIX
PLAYERS WILL FORFEIT TABLE AND AGGREGATE POINTS.
 LESS THAN FOUR PLAYERS WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A
MATCH AND THE FIXTURE MUST BE RE-ARRANGED.

9

POSTPONED MATCHES:
TEAMS POSTPONING A MATCH MUST GIVE AT LEAST 24 HOURS  NOTICE OF
CANCELLATION AND ADVISE THE SECRETARY ACCORDINGLY.
MATCHES SHOULD BE RE-ARRANGED AND PLAYED WITHIN 30 DAYS WITH THE ONUS FOR RE-ARRANGING THE MATCH RESTING WITH BOTH CAPTAINS.
FAILURE TO PLAY THE MATCH WILL RESULT IN THE MATCH BEING DECLARED VOID AND POINTS BEING AWARDED AT THE SECRETARY‘S DISCRETION.
NO MATCHES CAN BE PLAYED AFTER THE LAST MATCH OF THE SEASON.

10

ANY TEAM WITHDRAWING FROM THE
LEAGUE SHALL HAVE ALL MATCHES DELETED FROM THE LEAGUE TABLE IF IN THE FIRST
HALF OF THE SEASON BUT IF WITHDRAWING AFTER THE HALFWAY STAGE ONLY THE SECOND
HALF POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED.

11

ANY PLAYER PLAYING OFF AN INCORRECT HANDICAP THAT GAINS AN ADVANTAGE SHALL FORFEIT TABLE AND THE AGGREGATE POINTS.

12

 A PLAYER MAY NOT PLAY FOR TWO TEAMS IN THE SAME SEASON.

13

TROPHIES OR PRIZE MONEY MUST BE  COLLECTED ON PRESENTATION NIGHT OR BE
RETURNED TO LEAGUE FUNDS.

14

ALL MATCHES SHOULD BE PLAYED WITH BALLS PROVIDED BY THE CLUB.
THE SUBSTITUTION OF THE CUE BALL BY INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS IS NOT PERMITTED.

15

PLAYERS FROM THE AGE OF 14 ARE ALLOWED TO REGISTER.
HOWEVER WHERE CLUBS HAVE A MINIMUM AGE LIMIT OF 18 THEIR RULES MUST BE RESPECTED.

16

THE LEAGUE WILL NOT TOLERATE UNRULY OR UNSPORTING BEHAVIOUR.
ANY PROVEN CASES OF SUCH BEHAVIOUR WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE LEAGUE

17

ANY COMPLAINTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY WITHIN 7 DAYS.

18

AT THE END OF A SEASON IN THE EVENT OF A TIE THE TEAM WINNING THE MOST MATCHES WILL BE DEEMED WINNERS. IF THESE ARE EQUAL THEN THE TEAM WINNING THE MOST FRAMES WILL BE WINNERS.

19

IN MATCHES WHERE THE AGGREGATE SCORE IS INVOLVED  A PLAYER MAY NOT CONCEDE UNLESS ACCEPTED BY HIS OPPONENT..

20

ANY OTHER MATTERS NOT COVERED BY THESE RULES WILL BE DEALT WITH BY THE SECRETARY.