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UPDATED 22nd MAY 2019

RULES

  • All matches will start at 7pm.
  • To play in the league or competitions a player must be a member of the JB&SA.
  • A non-member can be called upon to play in the league but must complete a membership form and pay £5. This will entitle the player to play up to 5 times, on the sixth time he must then pay the extra £25 to be a full member and sent to the treasurer.
  • A reserve can play for any team from the same club but cannot play for 2 different clubs or for 2 teams on the same night.
  1. If you are unable to turn up for a game for a valid reason, then you must inform the opposing team as soon as possible before the match.
    The games must be re-arranged & played prior to the next league match ie: (team snooker before following Tuesday, team billiards before following Thursday)
    It is the responsibility of the player who was unable to attend to reorganise the game with his opponent.
    Failure to play the game by the next league match will result in the points being awarded to the opposing team.
  2. If you fail to turn up for a game without having notified the opposing team prior to the match, the points will be automatically awarded to the opposing team.
  3. If a player knows he will be away and no reserve available, the player must arrange to play his match before leaving.
  4. In the event of a player or players not turning up each player will be fined £5.
  5. The use of mobile phones or any other equipment during matches by players or referees is forbidden
  6. When in a snooker the player must do his up most to get out of it, if he fails to achieve this, a foul and miss will be called and the ball will be replaced for him to take it again. If he fails on the third attempt the white must be played from where it stops either by him or his opponent.

RESULTS

All results to be sent to jbsaresults@gmail.com or text to 07797 767200.
Results should be forwarded within 24 hours of the games being played.
This will enable reports to be sent to the JEP in time for Monday or Tuesday’s publication.
As late results cause delays in preparing tables & reports a fine of £10 will be imposed.
Subject to all results being received the website will be updated every Thursday or Friday.

NOTES & DRESS CODE

Players under the age of 18 are not permitted to play at the Services club.
When playing at First Tower and Services you are not allowed to wear shorts or shirts with any sports team logo, you must be properly dressed..

ETIQUETTE FOR BILLIARDS & SNOOKER

Below is a list of Do’s and Don’ts to remind Association Members to enjoy the game, the competition, the winning, but to play fairly and respectfully.
This list is not exhaustive, but represents the spirit in which both games should be played.

DO’S

  • Be on time for your match.
  • Notify your opponent at the earliest opportunity if you are going to be late.
  • If you are unable to play due to a holiday for instance, notify your opponent and arrange to play the game before you go.
  • Always shake hands with your opponent before and after a match.
  • Always shake hands with the referee and the marker before and after a match.
  • Applaud your opponent if he deserves it, such as making a good break.
  • If you ask the referee for something, perhaps for a rest or to have the balls cleaned, remember to say please and thank you.
  • Respect the cloth, table and equipment.
  • Wait for your opponent to leave the table before getting to the game.
  • Play at a proper pace throughout the match (Billiards), even if you are in front in the last minute of the game.
  • If the referee does not see an opponent’s cannon, yet you do, tell the referee.
  • If you knowingly commit a foul shot, own up to it, even if the referee did not see it.
  • If in a situation where the number of snookers required is an unrealistic target, concede the frame.
  • When walking past other tables, wait until the player has played his shot.
  • Call out the points when refereeing.
  • Apologise when you make a fluke by simply raising your hand. It is common courtesy.
  • Having lost a match, take defeat graciously.

DON’TS

  • Leave your opponent waiting for you to attend without having contacted him.
  • Stand or move in the line of the opponents shot.
  • Make a noise or talk whilst your opponent is at the table.
  • Pace up and down when your opponent is at the table.
  • Whinge throughout the game about your or your opponents luck.
  • Show too much emotion after getting a fluke or winning.
  • Stay at the table when you miss a shot. Walk quietly away so that your opponent can get to the table.
  • Rough up the cloth with your bridge hand.
  • Slam the balls or rests on the table.
  • Swear during a game.
  • Practice your cue action on another table.
  • Hit the balls hard in frustration.
  • Use your mobile phone whilst your opponent is playing.
  • Concede in Billiards, even if you have no hope of winning, carry on and play your best.
  • Players are also reminded that as a spectator to keep noise and talking to the minimum.
  • Remember, when your game is completed, there are other games still being played, again keep noise to minimum.

UPDATED 22nd MAY 2019

RULES

  • All matches will start at 7pm.
  • To play in the league or competitions a player must be a member of the JB&SA.
  • A non-member can be called upon to play in the league but must complete a membership form and pay £5. This will entitle the player to play up to 5 times, on the sixth time he must then pay the extra £25 to be a full member and sent to the treasurer.
  • A reserve can play for any team from the same club but cannot play for 2 different clubs or for 2 teams on the same night.
  1. If you are unable to turn up for a game for a valid reason, then you must inform the opposing team as soon as possible before the match.
    The games must be re-arranged & played prior to the next league match ie: (team snooker before following Tuesday, team billiards before following Thursday).
    It is the responsibility of the player who was unable to attend to reorganise the game with his opponent.
    Failure to play the game by the next league match will result in the points being awarded to the opposing team.
  2. If you fail to turn up for a game without having notified the opposing team prior to the match, the points will be automatically awarded to the opposing team.
  3. If a player knows he will be away and no reserve available, the player must arrange to play his match before leaving.
  4. In the event of a player or players not turning up each player will be fined £5.
  5. The use of mobile phones or any other equipment during matches by players or referees is forbidden
  6. When in a snooker the player must do his up most to get out of it, if he fails to achieve this, a foul and miss will be called and the ball will be replaced for him to take it again. If he fails on the third attempt the white must be played from where it stops either by him or his opponent.

RESULTS

All results to be sent to jbsaresults@gmail.com or text to 07797 767200
Results should be forwarded within 24 hours of the games being played.
This will enable reports to be sent to the JEP in time for Monday or Tuesday’s publication.
As late results cause delays in preparing tables & reports a fine of £10 will be imposed.
Subject to all results being received the website will be updated every Thursday or Friday.

NOTES & DRESS CODE

Players under the age of 18 are not permitted to play at the Services club.
When playing at First Tower and Services you are not allowed to wear shorts or shirts with
any sports team logo, you must be properly dressed.

ETIQUETTE FOR BILLIARDS & SNOOKER

Below is a list of Do’s and Don’ts to remind Association Members to enjoy the game, the competition, the winning, but to play fairly and respectfully.
This list is not exhaustive, but represents the spirit in which both games should be played.

DO’S

  • Be on time for your match.
  • Notify your opponent at the earliest opportunity if you are going to be late.
  • If you are unable to play due to a holiday for instance, notify your opponent and arrange to play the game before you go.
  • Always shake hands with your opponent before and after a match.
  • Always shake hands with the referee and the marker before and after a match.
  • Applaud your opponent if he deserves it, such as making a good break.
  • If you ask the referee for something, perhaps for a rest or to have the balls cleaned, remember to say please and thank you.
  • Respect the cloth, table and equipment.
  • Wait for your opponent to leave the table before getting to the game.
  • Play at a proper pace throughout the match (Billiards), even if you are in front in the last minute of the game.
  • If the referee does not see an opponent’s cannon, yet you do, tell the referee.
  • If you knowingly commit a foul shot, own up to it, even if the referee did not see it.
  • If in a situation where the number of snookers required is an unrealistic target, concede the frame.
  • When walking past other tables, wait until the player has played his shot.
  • Call out the points when refereeing.
  • Apologise when you make a fluke by simply raising your hand. It is common courtesy.
  • Having lost a match, take defeat graciously.

DON’TS

  • Leave your opponent waiting for you to attend without having contacted him.
  • Stand or move in the line of the opponents shot.
  • Make a noise or talk whilst your opponent is at the table.
  • Pace up and down when your opponent is at the table.
  • Whinge throughout the game about your or your opponents luck.
  • Show too much emotion after getting a fluke or winning.
  • Stay at the table when you miss a shot. Walk quietly away so that your opponent can get to the table.
  • Rough up the cloth with your bridge hand.
  • Slam the balls or rests on the table.
  • Swear during a game.
  • Practice your cue action on another table.
  • Hit the balls hard in frustration.
  • Use your mobile phone whilst your opponent is playing.
  • Concede in Billiards, even if you have no hope of winning, carry on and play your best.
  • Players are also reminded that as a spectator to keep noise and talking to the minimum.
  • Remember, when your game is completed, there are other games still being played, again keep noise to minimum.