New BDICPL Comps & Attendance Rules
BDICPL Officials who normally officiate at Qball are :
Bill Woolward (Secretary)
We are experimenting with a new Tuesday format this season.
Each Competition will be played, on one night only, down to the Final across all 10 x 8Ball tables at Qball.
Each one will all be played on 7 separate Tuesday nights during this coming season at Qball. (See fixtures for dates).
New format: You turn up between 7:15pm and 7:45pm to register in the appropriate comp on the allocated day.
You don't turn up - you don't waste anyone's time. Bring your ID card or photo of it.
(Please do not all turn up at 7:40pm or you won't be registered in time).
Book slammed shut at 7:45pm and the draw will be done at 7:50pm sharp.
Play starts straight after the draw. We then play preliminaries first if necessary, then we play all the Comp using all 10 x 8ball pool tables to the Final.
All the money competitions this year are still 1st prize of £100 to all the winners and £50 to the runner up.
Money competitions are:
Prem 1st 2nd & 3rd Div Singles
Captain & Secretary Cup
Any teams who would like the BDICPL to try and arrange a friendly for them on Comp nights will need to contact the BDICPL at least 7 days before.
Just text, stating name of your team and "please arrange friendly on (date)". We will try our best to arrange one for you.
Good luck everyone and remember to play in a sporting manner.
BDICPL Finals Night
The BDICPL Finals Night was a successful night at Qball.
After talking to various people since starting these competitions, it seems, the nights have been a great success and also an enjoyable social evening.The BDICPL would just like to thank all those who attended and supported these events and congratulations to all those who took part especially the winners
Below is a list of the finalists match scores on Finals Night:
Prem Div Singles : Ian Courtney (Rack Pack) 2 v 4 Tony Burton (Barbarians) (48 Entrants)
1st Div Singles: Barry Freeman (On The Wick) 2 v 3 Mark Carrington (Old Bastar Balls) (37 Entrants)
2nd Div Singles: Paul Stacey (Bluehouse) 2 v 3 Dave Fern (Pitpools) (44 Entrants)
3rd Div Singles: Trevor Cannon (Pocket Pickers) 1 v 3 Ben Leonardi (Minutemen) (29 Entrants)
Capt & Sec Cup: Qball Scratchers 0 v 3 Barnhall Knights (20 Entrants)
Veterans Cup: Neil Surety (Scratchers) 3 v 0 Terry Lavender (PO Raiders) (50 Entrants)
Doubles Cup: D Singh & G Smith (Outlaws) 0 v 3 P Fleming & S Wallace (YoungOnes) (132 entrants)
Champion of Champions Final Cup:
Tony Burton (Barbarians) 4 v 1 Mark Carrington (Old Bastar Balls)
NB: The website above only shows the "Last 16" draw onwards of each competition.
Change of Captain
Captains are reminded that if you change Captains during the season the new Captain must speak in person to the Secretary (Bill) to confirm the change of contact details.
Team names and changes
The Bowers Rangers have changed venue and are now playing out of Qball as Qball Rangers.
The Patriots have changed venue and are now playing out of Winston.
Barleylands Minutemen have changed venue and are now playing out of Bowers as Bowers Minutemen.
NFG have folded due to lack of players.
Suggestions and Ideas for the next AGM
If you have a constructive suggestion, put it in writing, in the form of a question or two that can be discussed and then maybe put to the vote at the next AGM. (Max 2 points per person)
Please do not just send a two page general rant letter into the committee about why everything in the league should be changed.
Making strong/abusive comments on social media really doesn't solve anything.
Referees Beware Of Push Shot
A push shot is when:
1) a shot in which the cue, the cue ball and the object ball are ALL momentarily in contact.
2) a shot in which the cue remains in contact with the cue ball UNTIL the cue ball has touched the object ball
3) one in which the cue strikes the cue ball twice
Recently seen more and more in matches......
When trying to pot an object ball in a pocket several feet away, when the cue ball and object ball are lined up and very close together,
just lifting the cue end so the cue is close to 90 degrees and thumping down hard on the cue ball, is still going to be a foul!
A push shot is a foul and will be called if seen by the referee.
The BDICPL is giving notice to all teams that it IS going to enforce the constitutional rule, beginning season 2018/2019, which states,
that no more than 3 County "A" players or players of a higher standard, can be registered to play for any one BDICPL team. This is so that no BDICPL team has an unfair advantage.
Clarifying 2 Ball's Touching Cue Ball
If the cue ball is touching 2 object balls and you are unable to play a legal shot, the frame is a re-rack. You can not play into a touching ball as it would be a foul.