Timed billiards short competition (using GROUPS)
Description: a competition of billiards played between two teams with time limits to determine the duration of matches. A match is made up of 4 games. Each game is played for 45 minutes. Each game is between 1 player from each team.
Teams can have 2-4 players nominated. A player can play no more than 2 games in a night.
Rules: The general Rules of Billiards apply.
If a stroke has been made before the time is called, any score (or foul) from that stroke is allowed.
Set-up: A matrix based on historic statistics has been devised to give as even a competition as possible for all players:
|80-120 is group (1)||0||5||10||15||20||30|
|121-169 is group (2)||-5||0||5||10||15||20|
|170-209 is group (3)||-10||-5||0||5||10||15|
|210-260 is group (4)||-15||-10||-5||0||5||10|
|261-300 is group (5)||-20||-15||-10||-5||0||5|
|301-400 is group (6)||-30||-20||-15||-10||-5||0|
So a 130 player would start on 10 if playing a 250 player who would start on -10. (The 130 player would start the game on 20 and the 250 player 0). The largest start of 60 would challenge the best player, but should win if they are on their game (60 points plus 1 more than opponents in 45 minutes).
Click a team on the ladder to see team member groups
Recording a match:
The ‘home’ team places the 1st. and 2nd. players and their (grade) on the score-card;
The ‘away’ team then places all their players and their (grades) on the card.
The ‘home’ team must complete the score-card before the match starts.
Points: The winner of a game receives 2 points for their team.
If scores are level at the end of time each player receives 1 point.
If the losing player’s score is within 10 points of the winning score, the loser receives 1 point for their team.
PLAYERS STAY IN THE SAME GROUP FOR THE DURATION OF THE COMPETITION, UNLESS A PLAYER’S RESULTS REQUIRE THEIR GROUPING TO BE RE-EVALUATED.