copy of the HB & SA Rules to be available at all participating venues.
leagues are to be run under the Rules of the WPBSA. (Local exemptions may
are to be properly prepared for all league and competition matches.
4) All clubs
in the area will be invited to enter teams in the handicap leagues.
Registrations will be subject to approval and teams will be allocated to
sections in accordance with the current League format.
Team entries will only be accepted from clubs that allow ladies and
juniors as players, officials and spectators. Each team must register a
minimum of five players, who will each be allocated a handicap. Players under
the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All registered players must be amateurs, except in exceptional
circumstances as determined by the committee. They are to be members of
affiliated clubs, and these clubs will be informed in writing of all
competitions run by the Association.
No player who is banned or under suspension by a club will be allowed to
represent that club in the Association's league or competition matches
(including those in progress) until the restriction is lifted.
Players should not be registered with more than one team. A transfer
facility is there to allow movement between teams, providing the player has not
already played a game.
After the commencement of the season, all new registrations and
transfers must be notified to the League Reporting Secretary before the player
is eligible to play. No new registrations and transfers will be allowed after
the first match of the New Year.
Fees per team shall be £25.00 for Snooker, £20.00 for Billiards and
£20.00 for Veterans, plus an Association affiliation fee of £25.00 per
These fees MUST accompany application entry forms.
Any team withdrawing from the league or failing to fulfil fixtures will
be fined £10.00. Clubs are held responsible for all fines.
In the event of a team withdrawing, the committee will endeavour to fill
the vacancy if the time of season is appropriate. If this is not possible then
If the team has withdrawn during the first half of the season, all their
fixtures will be treated as 2-2 draws, therefore the other teams in their section
(whether they have already played the withdrawn team or not) receive 2 points
the team has withdrawn during the second half of the season, then their first
half results will be left to stand as they are and only their second half
fixtures will be treated as 2-2 draws.
matches: Permission must be obtained from the League Reporting
Secretary before any match can be re-arranged. Postponed matches must be
played within four weeks of the original match date. Failure to comply without
good reason will result in penalties being applied as stipulated in the
Supplementary League Rules.
team playing an unregistered player will be fined £5.00 and forfeit the
frame, if won. The result will not appear on the record of either player.
10) Payment of fines:
Reminders for the payment of fines and the like will be issued after 28 days.
On the issue of 1st and 2nd reminders a further £3.00 becomes payable in each
instance. On the issue of a 3rd and final reminder an additional £25.00
It is the home team's/player's duty to provide a referee, and to take
responsibility for matches financially.
Any dispute to be decided by the referee. Such ruling, if not accepted,
to be subject to a committee decision.
Each team captain is responsible for signing both result cards after the
match; alterations to be initialled by both captains. Falsification of any card
will result in a minimum fine of £10.00 plus committee disciplinary action as
may be deemed necessary
Team captains and competition referees should request that mobile phones
be switched off or set to silent mode. Should phone answering be necessary, it
must be done out of the room and by someone not in play.
12) All complaints:
Complaints are to be sent in writing to the League Reporting Secretary. The
committee will consider the facts and take any action deemed necessary. Their
decision is final.