147 Handicapped Snooker

Summary

 ‘147’ snooker is very similar to regular snooker. Winner is determined by aggregate points scored across all matches, not by individual matches won. See ‘Competition Rules’ below for details.

Format is one frame round robin.

Entry fee is $20 for each weekly event which includes free table time from 6:00pm until close subject to table availability. Registration is not required, simply let me now in advance or turn up on the night by 7:15pm so there is time to prepare the schedule for the night and enable starting at 7:30pm.

When

Starts Tue 8 Nov.

This series of events will last for 10 weekly events. You may play in any or all of them. Prize money for winner and runner-up at the end of the event series.

Event series ladder

Points are awarded after each weekly event as follows:

In each group:

·         1st place = 3 points

·         2nd place = 2 points

·         3rd place = 1 points

Your best 6 weekly results determine the ladder winner. This is to allow for players that cannot turn up for all the weekly events to be able to win the ladder.

Prize money at the end of the event series

·         Winner: $150

·         Runner-up: $75

Handicapping

In each frame your handicap is added to the points you score.

Guideline for initial handicap:

HC

Initial

HC

League

 

Level

HC

Range

Grade

Rank

1

8

0-16

National

85+

2

17

14-20

State

80

3

21

18-24

A1

75

4

25

22-28

A2

70

5

29

26-32

A3

65

6

33

30-36

A4

60

7

37

34-40

B1

55

8

41

38-44

B2

50

9

45

42-48

B3

45

10

49

46-52

B4

40

11

53

50-56

C1

35

12

57

54-60

C2

30

13

61

58-64

C3

25

14

65

62-68

C4

20

 

 

 

 

 

Players are assigned a Handicap at the start of an event series. Handicaps are then adjusted automatically after each weekly event according to how well you are doing based upon your points scored. There is a formula used for this which takes into account a player’s weighted average of scores over 6 weeks. The use of a weighted average means you cannot play badly in one week and expect your handicap to soar to make it easy to come back and win the following week. Note that the handicap is adjusted not according to the positions at the end of the weekly event but on your points scored. n.b: if everyone scores a low number of points then everyone’s handicap will increase regardless of whether you finished top or bottom. The handicap adjustment is limited to the HC range for your HC Level as per the table above. Your HC Level may be adjusted if deemed appropriate by the event organizer.

At the end of each weekly event the results will display “Next Event HC” which is the handicap you will have in the next weekly event you enter. Your handicap cannot be outside of your HC Range. For example, if you in the 38-44 HC Range and your calculated Next Event HC is 47 then this is displayed as 44(47), where 47 is your calculated handicap but will be restricted to 44 by your HC Range. This is done this way to maintain handicaps within a given range for a player’s known ability and so will not stray too far because a player is temporarily playing either much better or worse than they would normally do.

Competition rules

Standard rules of snooker will apply except:

 

There will be no miss rule.

 

Following ANY foul made by your opponent, you may place the cue ball ANYWHERE on the table (that’s right, not restricted to the “D”!) and continue play as normal.

 

The maximum number of points possible to score in any given match is 147 (excluding handicap) due to -

·         There will be no free ball rule.

·         Following a foul stroke, there will be NO penalty points awarded to the opponent.

 

Each frame will last a maximum of 21 minutes. A player has until the end of the timer bell (which lasts for 3 or 4 seconds) to make a final stroke.

As this is a timed event it is considered unsportsmanlike to spend an inordinate amount of time on any shot. Please give consideration to your opponent who would like to see their fair share of the time allowed.

 

The player who has scored the most points (plus handicap) at the end of the event is the winner. Note that the focus is on scoring as many points as you can and not on winning individual frames. The frames won may be posted in the results table for information only.

In the event of a tie the results of the matches between those in the tie will determine the winner of the tie.

All matches will be self-refereed.

At least 4 players are required for a weekly event to go ahead. If only 4 players then a double round robin will take place, i.e. each player plays every other player twice.

If there are 9 or more players then 2 groups will be formed. If there are 2 or more groups then the event series ladder points will be counted for all groups.

Derek Hill

Mob: 0423 192 818

Derek.Hill@snookersa.com.au