Billiards & Games Room

General

Double elimination bracket, using BCA league play format; random draw for which team plays which.

Except where noted below, BCA rules are observed.

Scoring

Each match will consist of 1 game, score will be kept on a modified version of the BCA league format for 4X4 players.  Each player will play all four members of the opposing team one time during the course of a match, for a total of 16 games per match.  The team that wins more games is the winner of that match.  See below for tiebreaker provisions.

Forfeit

If a team is late for its match, they will forfeit one game for every 15 minutes of tardiness.  If the match is being played on two tables, they will forfeit two games for every 15 minutes of tardiness. If the match is being played on three tables, they will forfeit three games for every 15 minutes of tardiness.   If the match is being played on four tables, they will forfeit four games for every 15 minutes of tardiness.  

Time Outs

  • Each player gets one coaching time-out per game, limited to one minute.
  • The player calls his time out.  A coach or teammate may ask "Do you want a time out?" but the shooter may choose to refuse it.  
  • The player may consult a coach, advisor, or a different member of the team (provided that players are not involved in their own matches), but may only consult one person per time-out.  
  • There are no bathroom/personal breaks in 8-ball.  There are natural pauses during which you will not be playing, so use those wisely.

Substitutions can be made mid-match but not mid-game. Once a player is taken out, he cannot return in that match.

The Break

  • If the shooter scratches on the break, the incoming player takes ball in hand behind the headstring.  
  • If the shooter miscues on the break, and the cue ball goes past the headstring but does not contact the rack, the opponent earns the break.
  • Impeding the cue ball from contacting the rack is a foul, and the opponent earns the break.
  • If the 8-ball is pocketed on the break, it is not a win. Per BCA rules, the player has two options: rerack and break again, or spot the 8-ball and proceed.

 

8-Ball Tie Breaker

  • If after all rounds of 8-ball the number of Wins is tied at 8-8, there will be a sudden-death playoff.
    • Each team chooses a player to put "in the ring."
    • Lag for the break and race to 2.
    • Each player gets one coaching time-out per game, limited to one minute.