BDICPL Winter League 2019-2020

Current Notices

BDICPL Combination Cup

The new Combination Cup competition has replaced the Three's Competition. It includes all the losing teams that were eliminated from the Charity Cup in the first two rounds.
After the byes it will be a straight knockout played on Charity Cup night.

The format is a 6 person team who play the best of 9 frames in total. The match comprises of: 6 x one frame singles matches and 3 x one frame scotch doubles matches. There are NO substitutions.

Captains will draw the first 6 singles alternately as usual, then all ID cards will be turned over and used again to draw the pairings for the doubles. Break will be decided by flipping a coin for break and losing team refs. Break and ref's are then alternated.

Divisional handicaps will apply as usual to decide any frame starts.
Team handicaps - Prem: 0, Div1: +1, Div2: +2, Div3: +3

Please remember to play all matches in a sporting manner.
Good luck everyone.

BDICPL Committee

BDICPL Announcements


This coming season 2019-20 Blackball rules have been introduced. All teams in the Premier Division will play Blackball in Premier Divisional league matches, Premier Divisional cup matches and the Premier Divisional singles competition only.

All other BDICPL competitions and divisions will continue to play Old EPA rules.
All Premier teams who wish to play in other BDICPL competitions will play Old EPA rules.

The 3 teams promoted to the Premier Division each year will switch to play Blackball rules and the 3 teams relegated from the Premier each year will switch to play Old EPA in the 1st Division.

Splitting the BDICPL league into 3 Divisions

At registration we lost 1 team but registered 3 new teams. The new teams were Pitpool Terriers B, Barnhall Jokers and Cue Artists. The total registered team is 42 teams. It was decided that instead of 4 divisions of 12 teams, which would have meant introducing 6 "bye" teams, that the league would split into 3 divisions of 14 teams. This would mean the number of league matches a season would increase to 26. After several calls to teams in order of merit asking who wanted to play Blackball, the final 2 places were filled by Qball Rangers and Lads Army.

BDICPL Committee

New BDICPL Comps & Attendance Rules

BDICPL Officials who normally officiate at Qball are :

Bill Woolward (Secretary)
Mark Redgewell (Chairman)
Jim Atkinson (Web Admin)

We are going to continue with the 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 (you cant get parked at 7:40 - turn up earlier! everybody else does) 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 Div Singles
Doubles Cup
Captain & Secretary Cup
Veterans 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 via Whatssp of phone at least 7 days before.
Just text, stating name of your team and "please arrange friendly for us on (date)". We will try our best to arrange one for you.

Good luck everyone and remember to play in a sporting manner.

BDICPL Committee.

BDICPL 8Ball Clearance Rules

A recognised 8Ball in this league is to consecutively pot all selected object balls and the black legally and in one visit to the table.
A foul stroke grants an opponent an extra visit.

Old EPA - An 8Ball can only be claimed at break off or first visit of opponent if all 15 object balls are still all on the table. If you have 2 visits from a foul break or an "in-off" playing Old EPA, 1 visit must still remain after the black is potted in order to claim an 8ball clearance.

Blackball - An 8Ball can only be claimed on "break-off" (Dish) or first visit of opponent (Reverse Dish) only after a dry break, and only if all 15 object balls are still on the table and no foul has been awarded.

BDICPL Committee

Score Cards & Updated Docs

New system: Both captains please take a clear in focus photo of your completed and signed result card in portrait view on your smartphone.
Both captains send result cards in via Whatsap to BDICPL mobile. Winning captain must retain result card as evidence in the event of a dispute.
Please send result card by end of next day to keep website up to date.

Captain's are reminded that failure to send in a photo of a completed and signed result card could result in the loss of individual points.

All forms in the downloads section show the current version of form currently being used. Please check you are using the current version. If not download the new one.

BDICPL Committee.

Expected Etiquette of BDICPL players

BDICPL notice about Table 9 and 10 at Qball on match nights.

So a reminder to every player, if a player is addressing the pool table and you are approaching the table from either end,
the etiquette is to stop and patiently wait until they have finished their shot then quickly proceed before the next shot is addressed.
Not just BARGE through the game and disturb their shot and whole game as some do at Qball on Table 9 and 10 on Tuesday nights !!

One BDICPL player even did a complete lap of the table while the player was addressing the table !!

Captains please remind all your players this etiquette applies to everyone.

BDICPL Committee

Team name changes

The Nighthawks are now playing out of Barstable Club,
Hannikins have changed their name to Crooked Cons.
The Outlaws and Artists are playing out of Qball.
The Patriots are now playing out of Bluehouse.
Mavericks are now playing out of Barleylands.

Sports Barbarians have folded due to lack of players.

BDICPL Committee

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.

BDICPL Committee

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.

BDICPL Committee

BDICPL Finals Night 2019

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)

BDICPL Trophy Presentation Night will be held on the Saturday 17/08/19 at Qball at 8pm.

NB: The website above only shows the "Last 16" draw onwards of each competition.

BDICPL Committee.

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