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Match Fees 2021

Snooker Captains; Note that the LDBSA Rule 8 states that the 1st half fees are due by 31st January.
However, due to the recent appointment of a Treasurer, the payment of fees will be extended into early February.
Once the Treasurer has access to the LDBSA bank account, your fees will be requested.

LDBSA Committee

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LDBSA Rule 13 - Match Start Time

Snooker Captains - and players.
The following is an extract from the LDBSA Rule 13;
"All matches MUST commence at 7.45pm with continuous play."
Rule 13 also states;
"It is the responsibility of the captain to inform his opposing captain if any of his players are going to be late. Any player who keeps his opponent waiting more than 15 minutes will render himself liable to forfeit his game if claimed by his opponent’s captain. This includes a player having to wait more than 15 minutes when a match table is free."

Please don't wait until its your turn to play; to buy a drink, have a smoke, go to the toilet, or phone your mother to say you are about to play your frame of snooker.

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Teams - 2021/22 Season

Premier Division
Frames 1st
Harbury 1st
Harbury 2nd
Home Guard 1st
Oakhouse 2nd
Warwick Cons. 1st
Warwick University
   Division A
Cubbington
Home Guard 2nd
Kenilworth Abbey 1st
Lillington 3rd
Nelson 2nd
Nelson 4th
Warwick Cons. 2nd
   Division B
Kenilworth Abbey 2nd
Kenilworth Abbey 3rd
Kenilworth S&S
Lillington 2nd
Lillington Bowls
Oakhouse 1st
Oakhouse 4th (was Lillington 4th)

The Home Guard teams will play from Bishops Tachbrook until their club reopens.
Home Guard 1st will play on a Thursday, Home Guard 2nd will play on a Wednesday.

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WPBSA - Section 5 The Officials

SECTION 5 THE OFFICIALS
1. The Referee shall not:
(iv) answer any question regarding the difference in scores.

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Postponements - Rule 9.

Matches may be postponed only in very exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the Management Committee. If a team wishes to postpone a match due to a lack of players, they must contact the Match Secretary at least 48 hours before the match is due to take place. Only one match per season can be postponed without penalty, and subsequent postponements will incur a two point deduction.

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Your LDBSA Billiard League needs YOU

Join your LDBSA Billiard League.

Snooker players of Leamington District. Do not let the old enemy Apathy destroy your LDBSA Billiard League. Fight back enlist today.

If you are ready to play your part, contact the LDBSA Billiards Secretary - billiards@ldbsa.co.uk

God save the queen.

Contact the Billiard Secretary

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WPBSA - Rule 9. Ball on Edge of Pocket

When a ball falls into a pocket without being hit by another ball, and:
(a) Being no part of any stroke in progress, it shall be replaced and any points previously scored shall count.
(b)...
(c) If a ball balances momentarily on the edge of a pocket and then falls in; it shall count as in the pocket and not be replaced.

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WPBSA - Rule 7. Spotting Colours

(a) A player shall not be held responsible for any mistake by the referee in failing to spot correctly any ball.

(c) If a stroke is made with a ball or balls not correctly spotted, they will be considered to be correctly spotted for subsequent strokes. Any colour incorrectly missing from the table will be spotted:
     (i) without penalty when discovered if missing due to previous oversight;

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WPBSA - Rule 4. End of Frame, Game or Match

4. End of Frame, Game or Match
(a) When Black is the only object ball remaining on the table, the first score or foul ends the frame excepting only if the following conditions both apply:
     (i) the scores are then equal; and
     (ii) aggregate scores are not relevant.

(b) When both conditions in (a) above apply:
     (i) the Black is spotted;
     (ii) the players draw lots for choice of playing next;
     (iii) the next player plays from in-hand; and
     (iv) the next score or foul ends the frame.

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WPBSA Definition 1. Frame

1. Frame
A frame of snooker comprises the period of the play from the start, see Section 3 Rule 3(c), with all the balls set as described in Section 3 Rule 2, each player playing in turn until the frame is completed by:

(a) concession by any player during his turn;
(b) claim by the striker when; Black is the only object ball remaining on the table, aggregate points are not relevant, and there is a difference of more than seven points between the scores in his favour;
(c) the final pot or foul when; Black is the only object ball remaining on the table (see Section 3 Rule 4); or
(d) being awarded by the referee under Section 3 Rule 14(d) (ii) or Section 4 Rule 2.

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WPBSA - Rule 7. Spotting Colours

(d) If a colour has to be spotted and its own spot is occupied, it shall be placed on the highest value spot available.

(f) If all spots are occupied, the colour shall be placed as near its own spot as possible, between that spot and the nearest part of the top cushion.

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