2017-2018 LMSSL CONSTITUTION
Constitution of the Lower Mainland Seniors Snooker League
24 page PDF to view and/or print, just click on this link: LMSS 2017-18 Constitution.
Reminders - During League Play
Players may confer only before the first stroke of the striker’s turn. Players may not confer after the first stoke of the striker's turn. Remember that the conferring rule was brought in to speed up play. Conferring on every turn, analyzing every possibility before deciding to take the ‘obvious’ shot can be very time wasting. Other time wasting, counting and spotting is OK.
The International Billiard & Snooker Federation even added this comment to the end of the rule: “We find (e) ignored in a lot of league play resulting in slow plan. We highly recommend that (e) be enforced to speed up play ….”
International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) Rules of Snooker
LMSSL CONSTITUTION AND NEW RULES
SECTION 4. THE PLAYERS
1. Time Wasting
If the referee considers that a player (or in our case pair) is taking an abnormal amount of time over a stroke or the selection of a stroke, he shall warn the player (or in our case pair) that he is (they are) liable to have the frame awarded to his (their) opponent(s). Let’s keep play moving!
COUNTING & SPOTTING
The striker’s partner may assume the duties of counting and spotting for their partner. Counting must be done out loud. If the striker’s partner is spotting and counting and accidentally touches or moves a ball; THIS IS NOT A FOUL. In such circumstances the opponents will have the last say in replacing any ball moved by the striker’s partner. If a ball is close to a spot and is moved when the striker’s partner attempts to spot a colour ball, the opponents will have the last say as to whether the colour ball can be properly spotted on that spot. IF there is another ball very close to a colour spot, it is RECOMMENDED that you:
- call a referee/observer, or;
- ask the opponents to spot the colour ball, or;
- ask the opponents to closely observe the spotting of the colour ball.
OUT OF ORDER FOULS (4-handed snooker league play)
The over-riding principle which makes out-of-order fou ls easy to understand and easy to determine the outcome and penalties as well as who shoots next is controlled by
Rule 11 c) in Section 3 of the IBSF Rules of Snooker which states that: if a foul is neither awarded by the referee nor successfully claimed by the non-striker before the next stroke is made, it is condoned.
Remember that out of order fouls must be called in a timely fashion because when another shot is made it “condones” or legalizes the prior shot. There is no going back after someone else shoots or the striker takes another shot. It is always the last shot that is out of order.
"A" and "B" League Startup and Rules
There have been a some minor changes to the league rules. In the "A" league the "foul and miss" will be played according to the Official International Rules of Snooker. The "B" league now considers it a foul if the rest/bridge as well as the cue touches a ball.
2017-2018 Score Sheet - click here for new score sheet
Score sheets must be faxed in on the day of match.
Completed score sheets must be faxed to Marke Sedawie, fax: 778-593-2214 phone: 604 591-3494 and Frank Bourassa, fax 604-598-5563, by the home captain on the day of the league match.