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ALL TEAMS - ENFORCING THE MISS RULE

20/10/21

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THE LEAGUE HAVE HAD SEVERAL REPORTS THAT SOME DIVISION ONE TEAMS THAT ARE NOT ADMINISTERING THE MISS RULE CORRECTLY IN RECENT WEEKS AND THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY.

THE LEAGUE HAVE A LIST OF THESE INSTANCES REPORTED TO THE LEAGUE AND WILL BE MONITORING THIS DURING THIS SEASON, IF THE LEAGUE ARE RECEIVING MULTIPLE REPORTS OF TEAMS EITHER NOT PLAYING THE MISS RULE AT ALL OR ONLY CALLING MISSES WHEN IT IS 'BLATANT' THEN THE RULES ARE NOT BEING FOLLOWED AND THERE WILL BE POSSIBLE POINTS DEDUCTIONS & FINES TO BE DETERMINED BY COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

THE REASON WE HAVE A THREE MISS RULE IN THE LEAGUE IS SO THAT CONSISTENCY CAN BE APPLIED AND ANYONE NOT GETTING OUT OF A SNOOKER UNLESS IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO HIT SHOULD BE CALLING A MISS THREE TIMES TO AVOID CONFUSION. THE LEAGUE APPRECIATE IN SOME INSTANCES THERE ARE SOME VERY DIFFICULT SNOOKERS BUT THIS IS WHY THE MISS RULE IS CAPPED AT THREE MISSES SO THE LEAGUE EXPECT IN ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES A MISS IS CALLED IF A PLAYER MISSES THE BALL ON WHETHER SNOOKERED OR NOT.

IF A PLAYER MAKES 'NO ATTEMPT' TO HIT A BALL ON AFTER THE THIRD MISS IS CALLED IT CAN BE PUT BACK A FOURTH TIME AND THIS IS IN THE LEAGUE RULES, AGAIN THIS VERY RARELY HAPPENS BUT HAS HAPPENED ONCE THIS SEASON IN THE PREMIER DIVISION.

THIS WILL BE MONITORED OVER THE SEASON AND ANYONE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES WILL BE FINED & RECEIVE A POINTS DEDUCTION FOR ANY MATCH THIS HAPPENS AT AND THIS COULD MEAN A DEDUCTION OF ONE POINT FOR THE FRAME IN QUESTION AND IF IT EFFECTS THE RESULT OF THE MATCH A FURTHER TWO POINT DEDUCTION.

REGARDS

LEE THOMSON

MATCH SECRETARY

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