Bylaws are rule changes or additions to the set of national league rules.
Every BCAPL league operator has the discretion to implement bylaws as they see fit. We will be using bylaws as a way to maintain the experience that our existing players are accustomed to, or to correct rules that our players have identified as having issues.
The rule set used at the tournaments will be based on the national rules. Players are responsible with familiarizing them selves with these rules prior to playing in a sanctioned tournament.
All players’ annual sanction fees must be paid on the first week of play (Prior to even playing one match is recommended). Failure to do so could result in a match forfeit for any team with unsanctioned players.
DefinitionManipulation of either a score or a handicap is defined as follows:
RepercussionsAny player found to be knowingly manipulating their handicap or score as defined above (or in other ways) will be immediately suspended from play, and will be subjected to a ban from the league. The severity of the offense will dictate whether the ban will be temporary or permanent. At a minimum, the player will not be allowed to finish the current session.
What is a Playback?When a team is short a player to complete their roster for the evening (IE: Team A has 4 players present, but there are 5 matches to compete in), they may opt to utilize a player that has already played a match for the evening, to play the final match.
Choosing a PlayerThe opposing team will be permitted to choose the player from the roster of the team that is utilizing the playback. The opposing team must choose from the members of the roster that have already played that evening. Teams that are utilizing a playback must keep all members on hand until the player is chosen by the opposing team. Should a player depart that the opposing team desired to play against, then the match turns into a forfeit.
Double Play Formats (2 playbacks – 1 Team)In Double Play leagues (IE: 8 Ball and Laggers Choice, or 8 Ball and 9 Ball on the same night), players are only permitted to perform a playback in one format, meaning a different player must be chosen for the second format.
Playbacks by Both TeamsIn the event that playbacks are necessary for both teams, those teams may choose their own players for the final match, just as they would have normally for any other match. Again, a player may not play back in both formats in Double Play leagues.
What is a Substitute or Alternate Player?
Teams may utilize subs or alternates on their roster at any given time, with a couple of small exceptions.
There is normally no shot clock time limit for local league play. If a player is to be considered as delaying the match unnecessarily or in an unsportsmanlike manner, a league director, referee, or representative may institute a 45-Second shot clock.
Players who are engaging in a timeout, have a time limit of 5 minutes to discuss and execute a play. Exceeding this time limit is to be considered a foul, and the incoming shooter will be presented with ball in hand.