1. The League will be known as the City of
Brighton and Hove Pool League.
2. The League will be organised by the pool
Administrator, Chairman and committee members in a
3. The function of the League is to organise
a competitive league and competitions within the Leagues
area and to support the sport nationally outside of the
Brighton and Hove area.
4. The Playing rules are to be World rules.
5. Committee meetings will be held as and
when issues arise that warrant decisions to be made. The
quorum for making decisions will be a minimum of three
committee members to include two of the main officers with
the chairman having the casting vote if required.
6. The league will run competitive fixtures
twice a year, known as summer and winter seasons.
7. The league shall run competitive knockouts
of a type, and at dates, to be defined by the committee.
8. Any member of the league or committee
found to bring the league in to disrepute can be expelled
from the league by the committee and their decision is final
9. Members accepting committee positions are
expected to serve their full term of office. Should any
member absent themselves from three consecutive meetings
their position will be declared vacant.
10. An extraordinary general meeting can be
called by the committee or by three league teams from
different venues. In each case fourteen days notice must be
given in writing to the Pool administrator or chairman. Each
team will be entitled to one vote.
11. In the event of a dispute involving a
team in which a committee member plays, that member will
absent themselves from the meeting while the dispute is
being discussed unless acting as the spokesperson for the
team concerned and they will not be able to vote on the
12. All correspondence should be sent to the
Pool administrator except when the administrator’s venue is
involved in the dispute. In which case the correspondence
should be sent to the chairman.
13. The constitution may be amended by the
committee as and when special circumstances arise.
DUTIES OF OFFICE
1. The Administrator or Chairman will preside
over all committee meetings and enforce all Rules and
Regulations and perform any other duties as may pertain to
his office. The Administrator will verify the accounts and
act as the treasurer for the league. The Administrator will
produce up to date accounts in the leagues name and will
produce a statement of accounts at each committee meeting.
Any withdrawals from the account will require one of two
2. Members accepting committee positions are
expected to serve their full term of office. Should any
member absent them selves from three consecutive meetings
their position will be declared vacant. They will at all
times act in the best interest of the league.
LEAGUE MATCH RULES
1. League matches are to be played on Monday
evenings except when decreed by the committee.
2. The home team is responsible for the
payment of the games. Matches should commence at 8pm. Any
match not started within fifteen minutes of the specified
starting time will result in the offending team being deemed
as losing the first game by the maximum score and any match
not started within half an hour of the specified time will
result in the offending team being deemed as losing the
entire match by the maximum game and frame score. Play must
continue in any match with no more than a five minute break
between a game finishing and the next game starting.
3. No match can be deemed to be able to start
unless there are at least three members from their
4. The winning team of each match will score
two points in the league table. In the event of a tie for
positions at the end of the season the team with the best
games / frames difference will be deemed the winner. If the
teams are still level their will be a play off which will be
held at a neutral venue.
5. The home team must provide referee for all
odd numbered games and the away team for all even numbered
games. The home team will nominate their player first in all
odd numbered games and the away team will nominate their
player first in all even numbered games.
6. It is the responsibility of the winning
team to email or post the winning result to the correct
7. Any dispute from any team must be received
in writing by the divisional representative within five days
of the game taking place. All disputes must be accompanied
by a dispute fee of £5.00 which will be returned if the
dispute is upheld. Failure to submit a dispute fee will
result in the dispute not being considered. Any decision
made by the committee will be absolute and final.
8. In the event of a team found to have
played an ineligible player, their opponents will be awarded
the maximum possible win plus two points.
9. Any player who is under suspension from
the league may not take part in any event under the
jurisdiction of the league. Any players registered with an
expelled team will be automatically withdrawn from any
completion under the leagues jurisdiction.
10. Any team who feels that that they cannot
start or continue a match for whatever reason has the right
to stop the game and to contact their divisional
representative, chairman or administrator for further
11. Top individual player award in each
division (the winter season only.) The player winning the
most games is the top individual if the players are equal on
games then frames will be taken into account.
competition entrants must be a registered player within a
team that is registered to play within the city of Brighton
and hove pool league.
2. Entry to
the team knock out cup is free, subject to the team
confirming their wish to enter, on registration night.
who play from different venues may pair up to play in the
matches to be played on the scheduled date and at the venue
named, unless the committee (under exceptional
circumstances) declares otherwise.
competition matches to start at the named starting time of
that competition, failure to appear within thirty minutes
will result in automatic disqualification.
6. Copies of
competition draws will be sent to player’s home venue at
least seven days before the scheduled playing date. If
venues have not received the draw sheets by this time please
notify the competition secretary immediately.
singles and doubles matches will be best of five frames up
to and including the quarter finals. The semi finals will be
the best of seven frames. All finals to be the best of nine
committee member or appointed referee will attend quarter,
semi and finals of all competitions [IF AND WHEN POSSIBLE].
dispute must be forwarded in writing with a £5 dispute fee
to the competition secretary within five days of the game
taking place. Failure to submit a dispute fee will result in
any dispute, not being considered.
decision made by the committee on any dispute will be final
1. One fee will be payable per team the
amount to be fixed by the committee as they see fit. This
will include free entries to all competitions.
2. A team can register and play any player on
the same night and players have the option of one free
transfer up to the half way stage of any one season.
3. If a team withdraws from the league first
half of a season their scores will be removed from the
division. If they withdraw in the second half of the season,
the first half scores will count and only the second half
scores will be removed.
4. Any team failing to appear on two
consecutive occasions will have been deemed to have
withdrawn from the league.
5. The first two teams in each division will
be promoted and likewise the last two relegated. However it
is at the committee’s discretion if it deemed necessary to
relegate or promote fewer to keep a sensible size balance
with in the league.
6. Any new teams entering the league for the
first time will normally be placed in the lowest division,
however it is at the committees discretion to allocate teams
to a higher division compatible with the known playing
ability of the players in that particular team.
It is intended that players and teams should
play eight ball pool in the spirit of the game and in a
sporting manner. Members of the City of Brighton and Hove
Pool League should show due respect to members of the
committee and referees at all times.
All members are expected to conduct
themselves in a sportsmanlike manner and refrain from making
any undue noise while a game is in progress or from
distracting any player by word or act, for example standing
directly in the line of sight of the opposing payer or
tapping the butt end of the cue on the floor.
Gamesmanship is not
expected as part of a match and will not be tolerated within
If a player commits an act of violence during
any match, the team whose player has done so will lose the
match by the maximum score.
Publicans will receive the full backing of
the league with regard to any players or persons barred from
If a player abuses or threatens a committee
member or referee, that player will be disqualified and all
cases will be taken before the committee and further action
will be taken.