Last amended: the 15th of November 2017.
The league shall be known as the Crewe Licensed
Houses Pool League (the league or the CLHPL).
The aim of the league is to promote and support
pool in Crewe and the surrounding area.
chairperson chairs all league meetings. In the event of a tied vote,
the chairperson has the
is responsible for the administration of the league and the preparation
of the fixtures.
secretary will ensure the latest league tables and merits are updated
and posted on the
official website no later than midnight of the Wednesday following each
Along with the Assistant Secretary: both committee members are resposible for distributing info
that needs circulating to the team captains of the league.
is responsible for all of the league's finances, including the
collection and payment
cash (and fines) and should document all incomings and outgoings on a
balance sheet for
at each annual general meeting (AGM).
Knockout (KO) Organiser:
KO organiser is responsible for the production of all the league's KO
the organisation of all finals nights and where possible the
sponsorship of such events.
will ensure all the league's events, news and KO draws are advertised
website and Facebook page. The webmaster will also liaise with all the other
committee members to ensure
news and up-to-date league tables and merits are available for
league members to view.
Five of the six committee members doubles up
as a vice for one of the other five committee roles:
The treasurer is also the vice-chairperson; the
webmaster is also the vice-secretary; the secretary
is also the vice-treasurer; the chairman is
also the vice-KO organiser; and the KO organiser is
This will ensure all committee roles are covered in any
The six committee members also act as an
emergency committee that may act on any matter
deemed an emergency in between AGMs. Any
decision given by the league's emergency
committee is final.
committee may remove any committee member who is continually late or
or who is
deemed unsuitable to serve on the committee by majority
For any situation(s) not covered by this
constitution, the committee will make a decision that, in
their opinion is necessary,
beneficial and in the best interests of the league and its
Minor amendments can be made to the constitution with the majority agreement of the committee.
Major changes and full rule changes need to be agreed by the floor at the AGM.
Any decision given by the league's committee is
GENERAL MEETINGS (AGMs)
The AGMs will follow the conclusion of each of
the summer and winter league seasons.
The AGMs will confirm or reject any rule
amendments or additions presented to it.
Proposals for rule amendments or additions must
be put in writing to and received by the
secretary seven days before the date of the
AGMs. All proposals need to be seconded.
The seconder can not be from the same team as
Each AGM will have the following agenda
announced by the chairperson
of prizes and prize money, to be made by the
re-elections (summer league only)
teams and formation of the league's divisions
for rule changes/additions
All committee members will be
elected/re-elected at the summer league's AGM.
mandatory that every team is represented at the AGMs by one team member
to vote on
its behalf. Additional
team members may attend the AGMs as observers, but aren't
to vote or enter
Any team not represented at an AGM will be
subject to a fine of £10.
Each meeting/AGM must have a minimum quorum of
51% of the committee in attendance.
The league will consist of three divisions.
The divisions are designated:
one, division two and division three. Promotion (top two) and relegation (bottom two)
seasons will apply but these numbers
may be amended to accommodate numbers in divisions whilst
forming a new season, at the
discretion of the committee.
The league will present perpetual trophies to the top divisional winners in addition to prize money to
top three teams in each
division in both the summer season and the winter season at each
All league trophies are the
property of the league and any damage sustained to any trophy must
paid for by the person who
received the trophy.
Where teams finish on level points in a trophy/prize,
promotional or relegation position in any division,
a play-off between the teams at a neutral venue
will decide final positions. In other positions,
are ranked after points by
matches won. If still tied then teams are ranked by alphabetical
for the sake of the league
If a team fails to complete a season, all the
team's previously played matches are declared void
the team's record and that
of its players expunged.
The commencement date of each season will be
decided at the AGMs.
At the start of each season, teams will pay an
entry fee of £30 (this will automatically enter
each team into the team KO/trios KO).
Additionally, each team must pay players'
of £20. Teams can sign
on as many players as they wish but must have a minimum of
Applications for new teams entering the league
will be decided at the AGMs. New teams
entering the league will be subject to a £30
bond, this will be refunded after completion of all
in full. New teams
normally enter in the lowest division, or at the discretion of the
teams entering must have two players on the official Facebook site, so
info and tables can be
made available to each team. Also, on KO
entry forms, all players must give their telephone number.
All new teams entering the league must have an
adequate venue and table; furthermore, the
licensee must be a member of the local
Pub-watch scheme and have been in the premises for at
least six months (or at the committee's
New venues normally can only enter one team, but this can be discussed and agreed at the AGM.
Any teams owing money to the league will not be
able to compete until the debt is settled.
venue closes, the committee will try (where possible) to move the team
to an existing venue
the league until the season is completed.
Players must be 14 years of age or more to
play, however, it is at the discretion of the
who is allowed in the venue
to play and who isn't, this includes people barred from a
New players can be signed on throughout the
season by informing the secretary in writing
(or on the back of an official result sheet
providing both captains are in agreement) with the
name and signature. This
must be done before the player plays. Players playing that aren't
on will result in them
losing the frame. Players can only play for one team in the same
No transfers allowed, except in exceptional
circumstances and with the committee's agreement.
& MATCH FORMAT
League matches consist of five singles and two
doubles. Each frame win is worth one team
Players who have competed in singles games may
also compete in a doubles game. Doubles
frames may be played at any time during a
match, providing both captains agree.
will be scheduled to be played on Sunday evenings at 8pm. All
fixtures must be played on
allocated on the fixture list. Any rearrangements must be
mutually agreed between both
the secretary informed and played before the next fixture date.
It is a requirement that a team has a minimum
of four players to compete in a match. The
player must be at the venue
and ready to start the match at 8pm. The first frame can be
if there is no player
available at 8pm. If no players are available by 9pm the match can be
7-0. Teams not
completing 80% of their matches may be expelled from the
Any player(s) that is/are absent, the point(s)
are awarded to the opposition.
Where a team does not have a fifth player,
their opponent's fifth player will be awarded the
win for the merits; this win will be equal to
beating the bottom player in the merits ranking list, for
purposes of any count-back
for tied positions.
If a team cancels a match within 24 hours, or
fails to turn up, they will be fined £10, this will be
to reimburse the home venue
to cover the food they have prepared.
should be played with reasonable continuity, i.e. within no more than
five minutes of the
frame finishing. Teams no complying with this will forfeit the
frame, unless captains agree
arriving at the venue after 9pm can not take part in the match, unless
matches the home team breaks and ref's frames one, three, five and
seven. The away
breaks and ref's frames two, four and six. The home team pays for
All frames to be played in accordance with the
World Eight-ball Pool Federation rules (World Rules)
with the exception of Rule I: Time Allowed -
and Rule K: Coaching (players can ask the ref or team
captain advice on the rules but not shot
selection). A referee - at their own discretion - can
players about slow play and
encourage against such slow play.
Also - in
doubles frames - players can only discuss shots on their first shot and
not on subsequent
during the same visit.
Only captains or referees are allowed to advise
players during a game, but they are only allowed to
advise on the rules and are not allowed to
coach in any way.
Any disputes must be recorded and attached to
the result sheet, which must be left unsigned.
A fee of £10 must accompany any dispute; this
fee is not refundable.
In team/trios KO matches the toss of a
coin will decide who breaks and referees first and after this
break and refereeing will be
alternate. In all other KO matches the toss of a coin decides the first
Team KO matches are the best of seven frames
(as per league), trios KO is the best of five frames
(three singles and two team frames: doubles and
trios) and singles and doubles KOs are the best
of five frames. In all Team/Trios KO games, toss for first break and the team breaking will referee those
The final of the singles KO
and the doubles KO will be played over seven frames. Players can not
substituted, save for exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the
PLEASE NOTE: In the Doubles KO, players must break
alternate within their pairings.
League match results sheets should be posted on the League's official Facebook page no later than
on the Monday following the game. This shall be the responsibility of
the winning team's
captain or his or her's nominated deputy. Result sheets should be kept by the captain or their deputy
for the remainder of the season, should the committee need to see, in case of any issues.
Failure to post a photo of the result sheet will result
in a £10 fine against the winning team.
Each league season will have a merits
competition where players will be ranked solely on
frames won. In the
event of a tie, the rankings of all the players the tied players beat are
up and the player with
the lowest aggregate finishes highest. The top three players from
division will compete in the
merits finals nights in a seeded competition over the best of 3/5/7
Any team or player found guilty by the
committee of verbal, racial or physical abuse of another
or player will have a
penalty imposed by the committee, the maximum being a ban from playing
the league. Any team
or player making a false or unsubstantiated verbal, racial or physical
accusation, or fails to
fully co-operate with the committee's inquiries, will face the same
A team or player found guilty of removing any
object from a match venue without authorisation, will
be banned from playing in the
Bans will be for a period of time decided at
the discretion of the committee. The committee also
have the right to report banned players to the
NOTE: all of the above includes abuse on all
forms of social media.