- Teams must have a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 8 players.
- Played to Blackball rules, teams will typically play 60 frames of pool before being knocked out.
- If a player is required to play in a singles match at the same time that his/her team is also playing, then the team must play a reserve in his/her place.
- Players lag for break at start of each frame.
- Order of play sheet must be completed for each match prior to starting, and is divided into sets of 5 frames.
- Players can only play once in any set and reserve players can be included in any match.
- Teams divided into random groups of 4 to play a round robin. Each match consists of 10 frames, 2 sets of 5 frames; teams must play all frames.
- Teams score 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. Frame difference ranks teams with equal points.
- Top two teams from each group enter the Team Trophy Round Robin on Saturday.
- Bottom two teams from each group enter the Plate Round Robin on Saturday.
- The second round robin stage, with 16 groups of 4 teams competing for the TROPHY event.
- Other 16 groups of 4 teams competing for the PLATE event.
- Following the same format as the Friday round robin stage BUT only the top team from each group will go through to the last 16 knockout stages of either the Trophy or Plate event on the Sunday.
- Last 16 knockout stages for both the Team Trophy and Plate events.
- Format will be best of 10 knockout stage – if a tie occurs at 5 frames all, match goes to a penalty shootout.
Penalty Shootout Rule
- 5 penalties are taken by each team, highest scorer wins. Sudden death if tie occurs.
- An order of play sheet must be created and followed.
- The black ball is placed on the spot at the rack end of the table.
- Player can position cue ball anywhere behind the baulk line.
- Player must pot the black ball, using one shot, to score a goal.
- If the black ball fails to pot, or the white ball is potted or a foul is committed, then the penalty is considered a miss.
- If score is a draw after all shots taken, then a sudden death round begins, following the order of play sheet.
- Both players must take their shot i.e. if player one misses, then their opponent must take their shot and pot to win.
- £20 entry for Men or Ladies.
- Men’s singles qualifiers will commence on Thursday afternoon and will continue through the night.
- Ladies qualifiers will commence 9pm Thursday evening.
- Players simply ‘pay and play’ and must win two matches to qualify for the main singles event, to start Friday evening.
- Last entry will be 11.30pm, so players have plenty of time to arrive on the Thursday and enter.
- Qualifiers are best of 5 frames.
- Players from the same team will not be drawn together in the qualifiers.
- Main event will be a random draw.
- Main event will be best of 5 frames, with final being best of 7.
- The mixed doubles will be played in a ‘Davies Cup’ format, best of 5 frames.
- Men from each pair play the women from each opposing pair in a singles format for the first two frames, then the 3rd frame is played in a ‘Scotch’ doubles format, where partners must take alternate shots, the final two frames played in a singles format is lady v lady then man v man.
- No talking between partners during frames, apart from the 3rd ‘Scotch’ doubles frame, when you must stop talking once your visit is on and have touched the table.