& Constitution: The Organisation will be entitled "The Huddersfield
Billiards & Snooker Association" and will consist of clubs, institutes
and halls that are situated within Huddersfield and district. Clubs from
adjacent areas may be accepted on the written approval of their own
promote and encourage Billiards and Snooker.
Organise and control competitions.
main Committee will consist of a President, eight Vice Presidents, Life Vice
Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and League Reporting/Assistant and
The president will hold office for a period of not less than three years
and on retirement will be placed on the Life Vice Presidents list. Life Vice
Presidents are not eligible to stand as President.
Presidents will be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Secretary, Treasurer and League Reporting/Assistant and Competitions
Secretaries will retire annually but automatically be eligible for re-election.
Association will be controlled by a Management Committee consisting of a
Chairman, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and League Reporting/Assistant
and Competitions Secretaries and a maximum of two representatives from each
affiliated club, institute or hall.
vacancies occurring amongst the Officers or other members of the Committee may
be filled at the discretion of the Committee
for affiliation will be acceptable only in writing, and the granting or
rejecting of such will rest entirely with the committee.
affiliation will be £25.00, and the application should be sent to the Secretary
with the correct fee. Subsequent payments should be made no later than October
in each year.
organisation whose subscriptions are one month or more in arrears will not be
eligible to serve on the committee.
financial year of the Association will close on 15th June each year. An annual
Statement of Accounts will be prepared by the Treasurer at that time and duly
checked by two Auditors as soon as possible thereafter.
club, institute or hall owing any debts to the Association at the end of the
season will not be eligible to re-join until all are paid in full.
General Meetings (AGM/SGM):
Association's AGM will be held as soon as possible after the 15th June and no
later than the 30th June, for the purpose of receiving the Annual Reports and
Statement of Accounts, electing Officers and Auditors for the ensuing year and
transacting such further business that the meeting may decide, subject to the
provision of the rules.
SGM may be called at any time by the Committee, and will be called by the
Secretary within 14 days of a written request, stating the object(s) and signed
on behalf of two affiliated organisations or by direction of the Management
Secretary will give at least 7 days notice of every AGM or SGM to each
affiliated organisation, and will indicate the nature of any business to be
transacted that is not of a routine character.
representation is requested at all meetings, two members of every affiliated
organisation being entitled to attend, each with the power to vote. The names
of every delegate must be furnished in writing to the Secretary at each
meeting. All Officials of the Association will be entitled to record one vote,
(they being included in the member clubs delegated voting power) with the
exception of the Chairman who will record the casting vote in the event of a
vote being tied. A majority vote is required for any resolution to be carried.
an AGM or SGM fifteen members will form a quorum. lf a quorum is not present 15
minutes after the appointed start time, the meeting will be adjourned and
re-arranged by the Management Committee. If at a reconvened AGM or SGM a quorum
is not present 15 minutes after the appointed time, the members present will be
considered a quorum. After the Chairman has declared the meeting open, the
quorum will be confirmed and the assembled members deemed competent to transact
meetings will held at an agreed venue on the second Monday in December and
March at 7.3Opm. Dates are as published in the Association handbook.
clubs must be represented at both meetings. Club representatives must complete
the register to confirm their attendance. Failure to comply with either
requirement will result, in both cases, of the deduction of four points from
the records of Open Snooker League teams and three points from the record of
Billiards League teams representing the club.
to rules: No alteration, amendment or addition to the Rules shall be made
except at an AGM or SGM, and it must be supported by a majority vote. All
proposed alterations, amendments or additions must be sent to the Secretary in
writing three weeks prior to the meeting.
Trophies must be returned by the March meeting, failure to do so will incur a
fine of £25.00. Team trophies must be kept at the winners clubs at all times;
individual trophies may be kept at the homes of the winners. All trophies must
be returned in a clean and presentable condition, the cost of replacing or
repairing trophies will be the responsibility of the club or individual in
possession of them.
facilities: No individual, pair or team will be allowed to participate in the
leagues or competitions unless they have suitable playing facilities and
11) Powers of the
Committee will meet as they deem necessary during the season with four members
forming a quorum.
may appoint delegates and confer such powers as they deem advisable, and,
subject to the rules, may do whatever is necessary to ensure the objects of the
Association are achieved. If any delegate is not acceptable to the Committee,
the organisation concerned will, on request, elect another suitable delegate.
Committee, in accordance with a resolution supported by a majority vote, may
suspend a member deemed guilty of discreditable conduct, until the next General
regard to Disputes, Suspensions etc. the decision of the Committee will be
binding after interpretation of the Rules of the Association and the Rules of
Committee will have the power to deal with any matter not covered by these
12) Dress code for Finals
players involved in any League Competition Final will be required to adopt a
dress code which is appropriate for the occasion; this will be a smart shirt or
a polo shirt, smart dark trousers and appropriate footwear.
attire would be as follows: - Jeans, shorts, T shirts or working boots.
any player appear for a Final with unacceptable clothing, then they will be
disqualified from participating in that Final or until they change into
disqualification will be at the discretion of the Match Official or Referee in
charge of that Match.
phones must be switched off as their use is incompatible with Match Play Events
13) Match Nights:
player who is involved in any League match, meaning named to take part in that
evening's League game, cannot practise on any adjacent table whilst the League
match is actually in progress. Should any player ignore the rule and practise
whilst the League match is in progress then their frame will be forfeit and
awarded to their opponent.