All Billiards Competition Formats & Rules
Jan 13 2020
ODBSA Team, Pairs and Individual Competitions All Competitions will conform to a knockout format. A minimum of 8 entries is necessary for the a competition to take place. All players are reminded that a frame is completed when: a) The Frame is won or conceded b) The black is finally potted or fouled (snooker) In games or matches where aggregate score applies are relevant it is only the scores are equal as a result of the last frame that the black is re-spotted in order that a winner may be determined.

Billiard Team Competitions All league teams are entered into all 3 team knockout competitions. All Semi-finals will be randomly drawn.

The Stephen Reiss Memorial Cup The winner in all rounds is the team securing 3 or more points from an available total of 5 points. Each of the 3 players will play to 200 points to secure victory and also start on the scoreboard on their Handicap rather than the difference between. One point will be awarded for each frame won and two points to the team securing the highest aggregate score over the three frames. All players to play off their league handicaps. For the Purpose of rule 9.d a claimed game will be counted as a 50 to 0 win.

The Atox Team Challenge Cup

The winner in all rounds is the team securing 4 or more points from an available total of 7. Each team player will play 2 frames to a winning total of 75 points, played in the following format: Frame 1 (Home & Away 1st Players) Frame 2 (Home and Away 2nd Players) Frame 3 (Home & Away 3rd Players) Frame 4 (Home & Away 1st Players) Frame 5 (Home and Away 2nd Players) Frame 6 (Home & Away 3rd Players). One point is to be awarded for each frame won and one point for the team with the highest aggregate score overall. For the Purpose of rule 9.d a claimed game will be counted as a 25 to 0 win. Handicaps: Section 1 (All Minus Players): -15 Section 2 (0 to +40): Scratch Section 3 (+45 to +95): +20 Section 4 (100+) : +35

The Hashman Shield (Format changed as of 2018 EGM)

• Maximum of 6 frames to be played to 100 points • Format: Play order determined by coin toss. Captains to select 3 players for the first 3 frames, the final 3 frames players must play different opponents from their previous frame Format Example: Home Team Away Team 123,123 123.321 • All players are to play with a handicap of half of their current league handicap. All handicaps are rounded down to 5 or 0 if a halved handicap results in 2.5 or 7.5 eg. a players handicap of -65 will be halved to -32.5 and rounded down to -35 a players handicap of +75 will be halved to +37.5 and rounded down to +35 a players handicap of +5 will be halved to +2.5 and rounded down to 0 (Scratch) • The first team to secure 4 frames wins. In the event of a 3-3 draw 1 point is awarded to the team with the highest overall aggregate points scored. In the even that points are tied, An addition random drawn frame is to be played.

Billiard Singles & Pairs Competitions - Open to All Registered Players of the ODBSA

The Oxford Times Cup

The winner is the player to secure a total of 300 points in each round apart from the semi finals and final where the winning total of point will be 500. This competition will be seeded as that of the previous years semi finalist.

The Arthur Cook Handicap Cup

All players to play off their league handicaps. The winner in all round is the player securing 200 points. All player will start on the scoreboard on their league handicap rather than the difference between.

The Turner Cup (Format Changed as of EGM)

• Matches are to be played best of 3 frames of 75 ponts Semi final and Final Best of 5 Frames of 75 points • Atox handicaps will be used in this competition for all players (Please refer to Atox rules for Handicaps)

The Allan Copelin Memorial Pairs

The winner in all rounds is the pair to secure 250 points. A pair must be 2 players, whom are registered to the ODBSA during the season of the competition. The handicap applied to each pairs is the average of the two players individual handicap based on division. Eg. 2 players carrying a 10 handicap each would play off 10 as the pair (10+10=20 ÷2 =10), while players with 10 and 20 handicaps respectively would play off 15 as the pair (10+20=30 ÷2 =15) All pairs will start on the scoreboard on their handicap, rather than the difference between the handicaps. E.g. where Pair 1=10 and Pair 2=30, the scoreboard would start as +10 vs +30 rather than +20 in favour of Pair 2.