(Updated December 2015)(New Rules in Red)
The region is formed for the purpose of promoting the game of Pool amongst all playing members within the Region, to organise individuals and team competitions, to select a true Region team, to negotiate sponsorship for the game, to standardise rules.
1. The Region shall elect a committee to manage all business appertaining to the Region.
a) Twenty eight days notice has been give of such alteration
b) A majority of members at the meeting vote for the motion. N.B. a simple majority will prevail
(Reps attend at their county’s expense and will give a full report to the meeting concerning all activities in their area.)
1. Each County should select a MENS ‘A’, MENS’B’, LADIES and YOUTH teams to take part in the Regional Inter County Championships. These teams will be selected from affiliated leagues only and will consist of eleven players plus six reserves. Reserves MUST be names on the match sheet before the commencement of play. Reserves may be used during a match, however, once a player has been replaced, that player must play no further part in the fixture in any capacity (except as a referee). A player taking the place of any other person must take the match sheet number of the person they replace.
2. In all Regions, the Champion A, B, Ladies and Youth teams, will take part in the finals of the National Inter County Championships, held each year at a location to be decided by the organising committee.
3. Regional Directors will notify the National Secretary and the Chairman of the sub-committee responsible, of the teams who will compete from their region. This notification will be made in January each year. Trophies will be supplied for the National finals by the EPA.
4. Only players who belong to leagues in financial membership within a County, are entitled to play in a County team.
5. The National season is from January to December each year. A player may only represent one County in any year unless extra-ordinary circumstances apply. The National committee will adjudicate in such an event.
6. Any number of Professional players may play for a County squad at any time.
7. Current EPA International players will be excluded from County trials. Such players must give their County Secretary a list of dates when they will be available for selection. A minimum of 50% of available dates must be stated.
8. Leagues once affiliated to a county may not join another County in the same season.
9. All matches should be played on dates weekends as laid down by the EPA. (unless otherwise stated)
10. Matches will be of 44 frames duration with eleven players playing four frames each (except in the case of a substitution) and playing to EPA match format. A minimum of nine players constitutes a team and all players must play to achieve a score.
11. All teams will play on a Sunday. All matches will start at 12 noon, Teams/players should be present by 11.30 for a 12 o’clock start. (unless otherwise stated)
12. The first County match of the season will only go ahead if 9 players per team are registered 7 days prior. Players signed on the day have 7days to register.
13. No player can play in a team of the opposite sex.
14. At a county match the captains of all 6 adult sides must meet with the Senior ref before the match starts The senior Ref will address dress code and any other pre match issues and only when he/she is ready will he/she allow the matches to start. In case of a refereeing dispute, once the senior ref has been called upon his/her decision will stand.
15. Home team Senior referee to adjudicate in the event of a dispute and his/her decision is final in all cases.
16. Home team is responsible for all table fees.
17. If for any reason a team refuses to continue the match, they will forfeit all remaining unplayed frames. Disputes to be sent, in writing, to the R.D. within seven days of the occurrence.
18. Both team Captains/Secretaries are responsible for informing the Fixtures secretary of the match results played on Sundays. Match sheets to be emailed/photo SMS to the Fixtures Secretary within seven days of the match. If this is not done, a fine of £5 per team sheet will be levied on the offending county.
19. counties must have a minimum of 3 pairs of matching sets of equipment that meet the epa guidelines available for county matches
20. Six reserves can be used in any order by all teams playing, i.e. MENS A B LADIES YOUTH.
21. If a full team cannot be fielded, the missing spaces must be placed as follows: position no .7 for the first missing player and position no.1 for the second, for the HOME team. Missing players for the AWAY are in the spaces as follows: position no 10 for the first player and position no. 5 for the second. No variations are permitted.
22. Penalties: Late team arrival is to be reported at the next Regional meeting.
23. When a player is called to the table and is not in the vicinity, the Senior referee is to be informed and a stop-watch started. That player has 5 (five) minutes to get to the table. If he/she fails to arrive at the table within 5 minutes they forfeit the frame.
24. Split venues may be used but must be within a five mile radius. All venues must have two separate tables per match.
25. A light meal or buffet is to be provided for the away squads and also management and officials.
26. Each County team should have a qualified referee. Exam fee to be paid by the Region. Failed exam; retake to be paid for by the County. All new county players must attend a referees ‘teach-in’ once in their first playing season. Refusal to attend will result in disciplinary action.
27. The Regional playing season is to commence in FEBRUARY and finish in NOVEMBER. Except for the Youth whereby counties should enter teams by the first regional meeting of the year and the fixtures are done on that date.
28. All county matches MUST be played.
29. World rules will be played.
30. Each team will pay £16.50 (£1.50 per player) to the region for every match played, e.g £49.50 for a adult match with MENS A, B, Ladies.
31. Youth players will pay £2 per player per match to the region which will go into a ‘pot’ for Youth regional winners attending the National finals.
32. Senior players (Over 50's) will pay £1.50 per player per match to the region which will go into a ‘pot’ for Senior regional winners attending the National finals.
33. The Senior Referees name is to be entered on the match sheet and he/she is to sign it off at the end of the match. He/She can also be a county player.
Region 6 will comply to EPA rules in conjunction with Region 6 rules.
34. DRESS CODE
MEN & YOUTH: Shirt with collar or County Strip. Plain black tailored trousers. Black Shoes. No studs. No combat styles. No jeans. No tracksuit or jogging bottoms. No cords. No pin stripes.
35. LADIES: Shirt or blouse with collar. Plain black skirt or plain black full length tailored trousers. (Plain black leggings may be worn by expectant mothers only). Jeans, cycle short or short slacks, trainers are unacceptable.
36. Any deviation from the above will not be allowed and players failing to comply will not be allowed to play in that event. Counties will be asked to explain at a Region 6 meeting should a player be found to be playing at a County match, not complying with the above, Disciplinary action may be taken.
37. Counties MUST field their strongest available ‘A’ team.
38. Any county/team/player found to be in breach of these rules and are punished by the committee of Region 6, have the right to appeal.
39. No Player will be allowed to play in an Inter County Finals team, unless that player has attended and been named on the sheet of at least 50% of the team’s matches , and not more that six times for any other team from April to April in a twelve month period.
40. The treasurer will administer the payments of bonus’s currently (2012)worked out on travel to Collumpton. Deducting the percentage for non-attendance.
Cornwall 80 miles £400
Devon 56 miles £300
Bristol 68 miles £350
Somerset 48 miles £250
Dorset 81 miles £400
IOW 112 miles £400