Scoring and Handicaps

Final Draft Completed June 2016

SCORING

 

·         Games are scored on a “Ball Count” Point System.

·         Each Player develops a “Ball Count” Points Average based on all of the games they played to date throughout the League Schedule.  These Player Averages are used to determine a “Team” Handicap expressed in Points which is spotted to the lesser skilled Team.

·         Matches consists of 5 Rounds with each Player playing a different Player on the opposing Team.

·         The winner of each Round receives 2 points plus an additional 2 points for the overall total for a maximum of 12 points per Match.

·         The winner of each Round is determined by the Points that a Team scores plus any Team Handicap Points they were spotted.

·         The number of “Team” Points won will determine the winner of the Match.

 

SCORING SYSTEM

·         All games are scored using a 17-Point System.

·         Each Player receives 1 point for each of their group of balls (solids or stripes) not on the table at the end of the game.

·         The Player that legally pockets the 8-ball receives an extra 3 points plus 1 point for every ball remaining on the table.

·         A game Win is worth at least 10 points up to a maximum of 17 points to the winning Player.

·         The losing Player will receive up to a maximum of 7 points.

 

STARTING TEAM ROSTER

 

·         The “Home” Team fills out their Team Roster first by entering 5 Player names in Roster spots 1 to 5.

·         The “Visiting” Team then fills out their Team Roster by entering 5 Player names in Roster spots 6 to 10.

·         Players may be listed in any Roster Order position regardless of their Player Average.

·         Should a Team be short a Player, that Team must play their lowest handicapped Player twice.

·         Should a Team be short two or more Players, it is considered a “forfeit”.

 

HANDICAPS

 

·         The Points Average of each Player on the Team’s Match Roster is entered in the “AVG” column beside their Roster Order number.  In the case of a “first time” Player, a 10 is entered.  In the case of a “Spare”, the highest Points Average on the Score Sheet for that Team is entered.

·         The Player Averages are then totaled for each Team and entered in the “Team Avg” box.

·         The difference in Team Average totals is given to the Team with the lower total as a Team Handicap.

This Team Handicap is entered in the “Points” columns numbered 1-5 in the box beside “HANDICAP”.

 

ORDER OF PLAY

 

·         The order of play for the “Home” Team stays the same for every Round of the Match.

·         The order of play for the “Visiting” Team varies for each Round of the Match as shown on the Score Sheet.

·         The order of the breaks is shown on the Score Sheet as a “B” which denotes which Player breaks each game.

·         The “Home” Team always breaks the 2nd and 4th Rounds.

·         The “Visiting” Team always breaks the 1st and 3rd Rounds.

·         The 5th Round is alternate break with the extra break going to the “Visiting” Team.

·         The small numbers in the "Points" columns numbered 1-5 on the left side of the Score Sheet denote which Visiting Player the Home Player shoots against in that Round.  Conversely, the small numbers on the right side of the Score Sheet denote the position of the Home Player that the Visiting Player shoots against in that Round.  None of these numbers are used in scoring or handicapping.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

           

·         Substitutions must be announced at the start of the Match or at any time prior to the start of a Round.

·         The “Home” Team enters the Substitute’s name in Roster spots A to E.

·         The “Visiting” Team enters the Substitute’s name in Roster spots F to J.

·         In the Round that they are “subbing” in, the Substitute's Points Average is entered and used to compute the new total of the Points Averages of the Team to determine the new Team Handicap for that Match Round.

 

SCOREKEEPING

 

·         Points for each game are entered on the Score Sheet in the “Points” columns numbered 1-5 provided for each Match Round.

·         After a Match Round has been completed, the Points Won in each game in the Round by each Player are totaled and entered in the “TOTAL” box on the Score Sheet.

·         The Round Total is then added to the Team Handicap and entered in the “TOTAL INCL. HANDICAP” box on the Score Sheet.

·         The Team with the higher total receives 2 Points for that Match Round.  This is indicated by circling the “W” beside the “CIRCLE ROUNDS WON” box for that Match Round.

·         If the totals are equal, each Team receives 1 Point each.  This is indicated by drawing a diagonal line through the “W” for that Match Round.

·         After all Match Rounds have been completed, the “TOTALS” for all Match Rounds are added together and entered into the Grand “TOTAL” box on the Score Sheet.

·         The Team with the higher Grand “TOTAL” receives another 2 Points for the overall.  This is indicated by circling the “W” beside the Grand “TOTAL” box in the last column on the Score Sheet.

·         If the Grand “TOTALS” are equal, each Team receives 1 Point each.  This is indicated by drawing a diagonal line through the “W” beside the Grand “TOTAL” box for that Match Round.