Carolinas BCAPL BYLAWS Operator
JB Smith 704 861-0380(land line)
Smith @ Messenger
The following rules will govern play in the Carolinas BCA
Pool League. Along with these rules, the Official Rules of CueSports International
will be used.
1. Starting Time of the Match
7:00 PM start time.
All players are listed before the match begins. After 15 minutes, games are
scored as 17-0.
2. Sanctioning Fees
The $20 annual fee
is due the FIRST NIGHT you play. No one is allowed to play without paying the
The yearly fee is
from January to January. The player in charge should make sure all weekly fees
paid and follow up
if the annual fee has been paid to the league operator.
3. Weekly Team Fees
members and player in charge is responsible for the entire team's fee each
week. $10 per
require green fee). You must have a zero balance to be eligible to play the
week. You must pay
all fees before leaving the venue. In case of a team no show or players, the
is due. Team
members can decide how the fee will be paid. Otherwise, the fee is deducted
kept on the phone. You must login to FargoRate app before you attempt
to login the BCAPL
Scorer app and
you must login to the scoring app with the same login that you used for the
5. Teams Dropping Out
If teams drop out
after a session has begun all fees are due for the entire session from that
All team members
can contribute for the full fee(this ensures the payouts can be distributed).
6. Suspending Teams from League Play
Any team that fails
to show for two consecutive weeks or any
three weeks in a session will automatically
be suspended from
any & all future league competition. Any prized monies shall be forfeited.
teams must bring
their balance due back to zero before being allowed back into the league.
This would include
fees for the entire session even though they were not participating. The fees
be paid for the
money to be used for the Vegas trip and other expenses.
7. BYE-Points to be determined.
Are allowed to play
and if they should make it to Vegas; they are not allowed in the Casino. They
compete in the Jr's
division in Vegas.
9. Tables & Equipment Used
Tables & pool
balls used should be in “playable” condition. If deemed “unplayable” by the
the match may be
moved to another venue.
10. Number of Tables
4 teams/2 tables, 6
teams/3 tables, 8 teams/4 tables, 10 teams/5 tables, 12 teams/6 tables
11. Setting Team Lineups
The visiting team
will set the lineup on the scoresheet first, & then the home team.
12. Substitute “Sub” Players
play) A sub can only be used for the entire match and must be the same rank
and Vegas)A team may put a (sub) player into the lineup anytime before the
start of a
round. The captain
of the team putting the sub in must notify the opposing team captain prior to
of the round. If a
request is made after the start of the round, then it is up to the opposing
captain to allow
the sub to play or not. By rule, they do not have to allow the sub to come in.
be the same rank or
lower. You can not put a higher player in for a lower player.
13. Coaching/Time outs
There is no
coaching allowed when it is your turn at the table. Your turn starts when your
misses, fouls, or
pushes out(9 Ball) and the balls stop rolling. When it is your opponent's turn
at the table,
you can talk to
anyone, including your teammates, about any aspect of the game.
No time outs are
14. Shooting Out Policy
With prior approval
of the League Operator, one player on a team is allowed to “shoot out” or play
consecutively at the start of the match. This policy is not allowed at the
15. Time Limits to Report to Table
Each team will have
(2) minutes to have their player report to the table for their game. The player
encouraged to work with each other whenever possible.
determined by the scoring app. Jumping is allowed.
17. Starting Ratings(Ranks) for New Players
sanctioned league/a Fargo Rating is given & the system calculates your
FargoRate. Established Fargo
ratings are based
on 200 games. The system automatically calculates team handicaps. Your
if play) until you have 200 games.
18. Scoring Forfeited Games/Matches/League Fees(please
put this beside the name on a scoresheet)
& Run)-Breaking and clearing all the balls
Run)-the nonbreaking player wins the game by clearing all balls on the first
turn at table
In the scoring
app if the score is a table run of 16-1, you must put 16tr-1 in the app
your opponent to (0) points but does not have a BR or TR
Players playing a
“Forfeited” slot on the scoresheet will receive the maximum # of points for
scores will have a “WF” in front of them when entered into the LMS so that it
affect a player's
19. No Make Up Matches
Teams are allowed to pre-play matches. In
uncontrollable circumstances matches can be made up:
for example: no
20. Eligibility for Playoffs (Subject to change)
generally be 3-15 week sessions in a year. The top two teams are qualified for
wild-cards(b/t3-5 teams). If your team qualifies in the spring, summer or fall,
you must remain an
active team until
the playoffs. You must have played 8 weeks in one session and you must play at
weeks the last
session of the year. Each player is responsible to ensure they have played 8
weeks in one
you do not qualify for Vegas.
21. Eligibility for BCAPL National Championships in Las
Players who have
played a minimum of (8) full regularly scheduled BCAPL league matches in the
division during a
single sanctioned session, & are deemed an active player by the League
eligible to play in
the BCAPL Natl Championships.
22. Team Rosters
Team size Max Roster
3-player 5 players
4-player 6 players
5-player 8 players
23. Roster Changes/Adding New Players
Players can be
added at any time as long as a team has openings. Subject to change as the
players are sent to Vegas with league having 3 man teams with a total of 5
your team win Vegas
with 3, 4 or 5 players-you can choose any player in the league to attend Vegas
24. Team Rating Limits/High/Low-can change once an established
the division as of now is 2750 team FargoRate. Based on the FargoRate-the team
will be determined
as members gain their established FargoRate which is 200 games. High and
players will be
required. Five players Fargo's added should not exceed 2750 including subs;
you will be
required by BCA to play in the 3000 division which is not recommended.
25. Proof of Identity
must be able to provide proof of identity prior to the start of a match.
26. Sandbagging Policies
This league will
not tolerate “sandbagging”(playing at a skill level below a player's true
ability in order
to manipulate &
gain an unfair advantage) of any kind. The League Operator reserves the right
manually adjust any
player's rating at any time if sandbagging is suspected. A warning is issued,
result in suspension or expulsion from the league.
27. Slow Play
The goal is
to have fun & enjoy playing. On rare occasions the League Operator may have
to rule on slow
play and put one or
both players on a 30 second clock.
28. Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Penalties
conduct is actions that are embarrassing, disruptive, or detrimental to other
official, or the sport in general. Exact penalties will be determined by the
may range from warning to suspension/expulsion from the league,
from a tournament
or playoff or forfeiture of payout.
29. Prize Fund Distribution
be posted each session. How and when funds will be disbursed is posted. Total
based on all teams
completing the session and rendering all fees due. Otherwise; adjustments to
will be made. A
majority team decision must be made as to whether to play in the championship
or keep the
winnings & split it. If the team decides to go play in Vegas; if a player
decides not to go, they
will not receive a
portion of the payout bc it is given to the player that replaces them for
rates must not
exceed 2750 including subs. 5 play in Vegas, and 6 players are sent to Vegas.
30. Fargo Rating
Fargo Rate App for stats-you must have to play in Vegas. Log into FargoRate app
Scoring App. You must log into FargoRate app 1st and use the same
log in info for both.
You can find weekly
points for your team at https://lms.fargorate.com/publicreport/alldivisons
31. Vegas FargoRate Championship Limits
“Gold Division” “Silver
Team Size Rating
Limit Team Size Rating Limit Team Size Rating
5-player 2,750 5-player 2,500 5-player 2,250
“Platinum Division” “Diamond
Team Size Rating
Limit Team Size Rating Limit
5-player 3,000 5-player 3,250
32. Playoffs “(subject to change)”
a team win the playoffs that does not have 6 players, you can choose any player
the entire league to attend the Vegas
Championship with your team. Those players will receive
$1,000 also. Playoffs will be handicapped by
ball average for your rank. Points made divided by
games played to obtain your rank. The lower
ranked team receives the handicap.