Dress code - neat and
clean. No shorts, sandals, bare feet, or clothing not being
Smoking not permitted in game room. Cell
phones and headsets turned off.
One, five (5) minute time-out allowed
per match. Two, five (5) minute time-outs allowed for semi-final
and final matches.
Re-racking shall be permissible if 15th
ball, when set on foot spot, does not come in full contact
of rack - only if rack has not been touched.
Loss of point for each foul
plus loss of points equal to 20% of player's Match Points
for three successive fouls.
Cue Ball Fouls only prior
to and after execution of the shot, except if two or more
object balls are moved.
All Ball Fouls during execution
of the shot - no balls can be touched by body, hair, jewelry,
Player on two fouls must be
advised by their opponent, and must acknowledge being advised
of being on two fouls
as that player with two fouls comes to the table. If the player
on two fouls executes
a shot before being advised by their opponent, that player
shall remain on two fouls
after the shot. (Also refer to WPA rule 6.14).
Lag for choice to break or not to break,
coin tossing for breaking option not permitted.
Near rail safety rule in effect pursuant
to BCA "14.1 Continuous" rule 6.7 (2).
"Special Intentional Foul Penalty"
rule in effect pursuant to BCA "General Rules of Pocket
Billiards" rule 3.29. Further, a hit of the cue ball
must be made with the front face (not side) of cue tip and
with a forward motion in any direction.
Compliance with Tournament Format, and
Tournament Objectives and Bylaws.
Compliance with "Match
". Warning given to both players if
match extends into next round of tournament. Subsequent warnings
given after each additional 30 minutes of play with a 5 point
foul assessed against player causing delay of game, as determined
by Tournament Director.
Scoring Protocol - Match scoring shall
be recorded on Tournament supplied score sheet, which is based
on "rack by rack" scoring. Both players must sign
score sheet at conclusion of match in order for match to be
considered final. Protested matches will be mediated by Tournament
Director, whose decision will be final.
Conclusion of all ball runs
of any quantity, include a single ball run, must be shown
on the score sheet with
an "x" mark for the last ball of the run pocketed.
Score sheets that do not utilize
this scoring protocol will not be deemed official and any
ball runs indicated will not be counted.
Either player may call for a referee
(or Tournament Director) to determinate acceptability of any
shot. Also, all disputes shall be brought to Tournament Director's
attention for immediate resolution.
Equipment : Compliance with BCA specifications.
Jump cues not permitted.