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2011 TOURNAMENT RULES
1. The Tournament will be a round robin competition.
2. Each League may enter up to 4 teams in the competition, naming a squad of up to 10 players for each team.
3. Each team will consist of 5 players chosen from a squad of 10.
4. No more than 3 players from any one club may be selected to play in any particular match. A player may only be registered for one team.
5. All players listed must be bona fide members of the club they represent and must be registered with the League. All players must have played in at least 4 games in the current season prior to the start of the competition.
6. Matches will be played on a round robin basis at the group stage. The format for each match shall be 1 point per frame with an additional 2 points for the team achieving the highest aggregate score. (i.e. total possible points 7).
7. Matches will be played on the last Monday of each month . All matches will be played at the designated venues. A full list of match dates and venues will be issued with the competition draw. No Alteration to designated fixture dates will be permitted.
8. All matches will start at 8.00pm prompt. One frame and 60 aggregate points will be forfeited if a team or player is more than 15 minutes late, a second frame and a further 60 aggregate points after 30 minutes and the match will be forfeited after 45 minutes. Where a match is not played as a result of a team failing to turn up, the match will be declared void and the offending team will be charged £25.00 to cover referee costs. The other team shall receive an allocation of points based on average results gained from the other matches played in the group (e.g. 1st game 5 points, 2nd game 4 points = 9 points divided by 2 = 4.5. All points will be rounded up to the nearest whole point. In example match, points awarded would be 5).
9. The winners of each group shall be the team with the highest points score after completion of all matches. In the event of a tie on points between 2 teams, the winners shall be the team who won the match when the 2 teams played.
10. The top 2 teams from each group shall go forward to the knock out phase. The quarter, semi-finals and final will be played on a knock out basis.
11. Referees shall be appointed by the organising committee. Each team will be expected to contribute £12.50 per match towards the referees fees.
12. It is not necessary for the names of the 5 players to be written on the result sheet before the match starts. Before each frame each captain will enter the name of his next player on the match card held by the referee.
13. The referee will be responsible for forwarding the match card to the Competition Director. The captain of the winning team must also telephone the result to the Director on the night of the match. The match card must be signed by both captains at the conclusion of the fixture.
14. A league may enter as many P.T.C players as they wish in each squad, however only two P.T.C players may be named in each team for each match.
P.T.C and UK tour players (including amateurs) will concede the following starts based on their current status. All P.T.C players must satisfy the eligibility criteria outlined above.
UK tour players shall give a 14 point head start to their opponent.
Main tour professionals shall give 21 points.
15. The general rules of snooker as published in the current edition of EASB rule book apply. The referees decision will be final in all matters concerning the playing of the frame. The organising committee shall have the final say in all matters.
16. Dress Code – The wearing of Jeans, trainers and T-shirts/sweatshirts will not be allowed. The minimum standard will be smart casual trousers (NO denim of any description i.e. brushed or coloured will be allowed). Collared short sleeved polo type shirts will be acceptable. The referees decision on all matter will be final.
17. An entry fee of £40 for a single team entry shall apply. Additional teams will be charged at £30 per team (i.e. 2 teams = £70). Entry fees must be sent with each entry, with cheques made payable to the ‘GMIL Snooker Tournament’. Confirmed details of prizes will be announced at the time of the draw.
18. The closing date for entries will be 31st December 2010. All entries must be accompanied will full entry fees and guarantee fees to the address given on the entry form.
19. Each team will be required to provide the name of one individual (captain or secretary) who can be contacted by the Tournament Director or opponents. This person shall be sent all details of the fixtures.
20. The GMIL organising committee shall have the final decision on any matter not covered by the above, and reserve the right to amend the rules as required and cancel the above Tournament if entries fall below an acceptable level.
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