last update 4.11.18

The Committee would like to extend a big welcome to all teams, new and old, in this brand new season. We hope it will be an enjoyable and competitive one.

We would like to welcome Paul Bennett to the committee. Paul has been a member of the league for many years, and currently plays for the Wackum Originals. We will shortly be announcing existing and/or new roles for each committee member.

All additional and transfer requests MUST be sent to only. This method of request must be adhered to. You will receive a confirmation email with further instruction. Please do not text as your texts will not be replied to. Official forms should then be returned at the following league meeting with all fees. Failure to submit these forms will result in any frames won by these players, being forfeited.

Both teams should offer up a verbally nominated referee for every frame, and both referees will adjudicate the game and call wherever necessary. Just standing next to the table and ignoring play, only stepping forward when any controversial decision may arise, is not considered to be refereeing.

During a frame, a player is required to play without receiving any advice from other persons relating to playing of that frame. Should a team member or supporter offer advice, the referee will issue a “first and final warning” to that person and also point out that a repetition will result in the player being penalised via a standard foul. Because it may not always be possible for a Referee to hear a statement made to a player is advice, the Referee may issue the first and final warning on the grounds that any statement made to a player, other than general barracking, is deemed to be coaching.

Entries for the Singles and Doubles competitions have been extended until the next meeting.

Always use the League’s official score cards. It is the winning team’s responsibility to keep the winning card and submit at the next League meeting.
For teams that have paid their registration fee (£20), five months’ subs (£125), and £2 for each player in FULL, you may email a scanned copy of the card. Full details at the bottom of each scorecard.

League matches begin at 8pm prompt. Any team that arrives after this time must have no complaint whatsoever if the opposition has begun to claim frames. The first frame may be claimed at 8.15pm, with further frames claimed at 15 minute intervals up until 5 frames have been reached. The claiming of frames is optional, NOT compulsory. Once a match as begun, play must be continuous until the end of the match, except for any food break that the pub might provide. As one frame ends, there is no reason what so ever why the scorecard cannot be signed by the next 2 or 4 players within about 60 or 90 seconds, and the next frame started.

Our current rule sheet should be displayed near the playing area of your team’s home venue. If there is a need to refer to them during a game, the current copy should be available for quick reference.

In an attempt to reduce our overheads, we have introduced an Email Information Service to provide members with monthly updates.
To help reduce costs, we would like members to subscribe to this Service. The email attachment will be identical to the book that team Captains/Secretaries have previously received by post, and will be available to all league members, not just Captains/Secretaries.
We fully understand that not everyone has access to the internet and email, so for those few teams the book will still be available by post.
Apart from the cost reduction, other advantages will be that the book will be available just a few days after the monthly league meeting, rather than the 11 days it now takes. Any mistakes that arise can be instantly corrected by sending a revised book. Any other information can be easily sent, eg, reminders of important dates such as league meetings and AGM's.
To add your name to the Service, simply send an email to bristolpoolleague(at)
Please include the word “Pool” in the subject line, and in the message box leave your name, team name(s), and whether you are Captain or Secretary of your team, or that you are just a playing member of your team(s). You will receive an email shortly after to confirm your inclusion in the Service.


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