BRISTOL POOL league






last update 9.12.18


Teams that lose in the preliminary and first round of the Direct Source Wednesday League Cup will automatically be entered into the Ron Regozzoli Memorial Plate. Any team that failed to attend either their prelim or first round match, thus forfeiting the match, will NOT be entered into the Plate.
The same rule will apply to the Singles and Doubles competition, where players/pairs forfeit prelim and first round matches.

All individual and pairs KO matches are now the best of 7 frames in the early rounds. Doubles matches were previously only 5 frames.

Entry forms for the Ladies, Mixed Doubles, Over 40s and Seniors comps will be available early next year.

A reminder that due to the changes to the licensing laws the minimum age to play in our pool league is now 14 years (if accompanied by an adult and with the full consent of the licensee). If however a venue has a ‘No under 18’ and teams have players under that age they should contact the venue prior to travelling to ensure they will be allowed to play.

The committee over the years have encouraged league members to display respect to opponents. Last season we had to issue warnings to several players, and we had to speak to teams about coaching and their overall conduct. We fully understand that from time to time games can get prickly, however when you are at an away venue please respect the opponents and the venue.

Team captains are reminded that they are completely responsible for ensuring that their players are fully registered with the league. Failure to recognise this will result in points penalties and potential suspensions from the league.

A couple of venue changes this month in Wednesday divisions 1 and 3. Please check the fixtures pages to avoid confusion.

We ask team captains/secretaries to make sure that their contact details are kept up to date so that they can be contacted by committee or other teams when required.

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)btinternet.com
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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TEAM CHANGES
Every year there are numerous team changes throughout the season. Keep checking the list below for your Division's changes, as mistakes cannot be rectified.

Wednesday Division One
18.11.18 - Team 3, White Lion, now playing at the Portcullis Hotel, Chipping Sodbury.

Wednesday Division Three
9.12.18 - Team 9, Filton Golf Club, now playing at Lawrence Weston SC as the Cabbage Patch Boys.



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