BYLAWS Operator JB
Smith 704 861-0380(land line)
carolinasbca.com JB 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.
The $20 annual fee is due the FIRST NIGHT you play. No one is allowed to
play without paying the fees.
The yearly fee is from January to January. The player in charge should
make sure all weekly fees are
paid and follow up if the annual fee has been paid to the league
3.Weekly Team Fees
The team members and player in charge is
responsible for the entire team's fee each week. $10 per
match(some venues require green fee). You must have a zero balance to be
eligible to play the next
week. You must pay all fees before leaving the venue. In case of a team
no show or players, the full fee
is due. Team members can decide how the fee will be paid. Otherwise, the
fee is deducted from payouts.
Scoring is 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 FargoRate
5.Teams Dropping Out
If teams drop out after a session has begun all fees are due for the
entire session from that team.
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. Suspended
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 have to
be paid for the money to be used for the Vegas trip and other expenses.
7.BYE-Points to be
Are allowed to play and if they should make it to Vegas; they are not
allowed in the Casino. They can also
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 League Operator,
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
(For league play) A sub can only be used for the
entire match and must be the same rank or lower.
(For playoffs 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 the start
of the round. If a request is made after the start of the round, then it
is up to the opposing team
captain to allow the sub to play or not. By rule, they do not have to
allow the sub to come in. Subs must
be the same rank or lower. You can not put a higher player in for a
There is no coaching allowed when it is your turn at the table. Your
turn starts when your opponent
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
No time outs are allowed.
14.Shooting Out Policy
With prior approval of the League Operator, one player on a team is
allowed to “shoot out” or play all
their games consecutively at the start of the match. This policy is not
allowed at the BCAPL National
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 in
charge is encouraged to work with each other whenever possible.
Breaking is determined by the scoring app.
Jumping is allowed.
17.Starting Ratings(Ranks) for New
For 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 FargoRate will
fluctuate(regardless if play) until you have 200 games.
Games/Matches/League Fees(please put this beside the name on
BR(Break & Run)-Breaking and clearing all
TR(Table 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
WZ(Win-Zip)-Hold your opponent to (0) points but does not have a
BR or TR
WF(Win by Forfeit)
Players playing a “Forfeited” slot on the scoresheet will receive the
maximum # of points for each game
played. These scores will have a “WF” in front of them when entered into
the LMS so that it will not
affect a player's rating.
19.No Make Up Matches
allowed to pre-play matches. In uncontrollable circumstances matches can be
for example: no power.
20.Eligibility for Playoffs (Subject to
There will generally be 3-15 week sessions in
a year. The top two teams are qualified for the playoffs
and 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 least 3
weeks the last session of the year. Each player is responsible to ensure
they have played 8 weeks in one
session, otherwise you do not qualify for Vegas.
21.Eligibility for BCAPL National
Championships in Las Vegas, NV
Players who have played a minimum of (8) full regularly scheduled BCAPL
league matches in the same
division during a single sanctioned session, & are deemed an active
player by the League Operator, are
eligible to play in the BCAPL Natl Championships.
Team size Max Roster
4-player 6 players
5-player 8 players
23.Roster Changes/Adding New
Players can be added at any time as long as a team has openings. Subject
to change as the league grows.
Currently, 6 players are sent to Vegas with league having 3 man teams
with a total of 5 players. Should
your team win Vegas with 3, 4 or 5 players-you can choose any player in
the league to attend Vegas with
24.Team Rating Limits/High/Low-can
change once an established FargoRate
In Vegas, the division as of now is 2750 team
FargoRate. Based on the FargoRate-the team skill level
will be determined as members gain their established FargoRate
which is 200 games. High and low
players will be required. Five players Fargo's added should not exceed
2750 including subs; otherwise
you will be required by BCA to play in the 3000 division which is not
25.Proof of Identity
All players must be able to provide proof of
identity prior to the start of a match.
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 to
manually adjust any player's rating at any time if sandbagging is
suspected. A warning is issued, repeated
sandbagging may result in suspension or expulsion from the league.
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
Unsportsmanlike conduct is actions that are
embarrassing, disruptive, or detrimental to other players,
spectators, event official, or the sport in general. Exact penalties
will be determined by the League
Operator. Penalties may range from warning to suspension/expulsion from
the league, disqualification
from a tournament or playoff or forfeiture of payout.
29.Prize Fund Distribution
Payouts will be posted each session. How and
when funds will be disbursed is posted. Total payout is
based on all teams completing the session and rendering all fees due.
Otherwise; adjustments to payouts
will be made. A majority team decision must be made as to whether to
play in the championship in Vegas
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 Vegas. Players
rates must not exceed 2750 including subs. 5 play in Vegas, and 6
players are sent to Vegas. Each player
Download Fargo Rate App for stats-you must
have to play in Vegas. Log into FargoRate app first. Then
download BCAPL 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
31.Vegas FargoRate Championship
“Gold Division” “Silver
Division” “Bronze Division”
Team Size Rating Limit Team
Size Rating Limit Team Size Rating Limit
5-player 2,750 5-player 2,500 5-player 2,250
“Platinum Division” “Diamond Divison”
Team Size Rating Limit Team
Size Rating Limit
5-player 3,000 5-player 3,250
32.Playoffs “(subject to
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