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APA POOL LEAGUE for METRO DENVER CENTRAL, EAST AND SOUTH
CHUCK ROONEY - LEAGUE OPERATOR
OFFICE: 303-975-4528   HOURS: MON-FRI 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
LOCAL BYLAWS  UPDATED  03/01/17
 AGE REQUIREMENT IS: MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PLAY
               MEMBERSHIP FEES AND PLAY FEES (SAME FOR 8 AND 9 BALL)
A.  New Membership fees are $25.00(cash only-do not accept checks) all new players and any players coming from another league area needs to fill out membership application.
B.  Membership renewals are $25.00 every spring session, if a player joins and pays in fall session player still has to pay a renewal which is prorated to $15.00. If you are entitled to a $15.00 renewal you must renew before March 1st or the first night ou play in spring session or by/on 4th week of session play, whichever occurs first. All players must have paid their membership in order to play. Do not play if you have not paid.
C.  Weekly play fees are $35.00 ($7.00 per person) even if you have to forfeit a match you must still pay for the forfeit. There should be $35.00 in your money envelope regardless of how many matches you play.
NEW 3-POINT SYSTEM FOR 8 BALL ONLY
Individual Forfeit = 2 points, BYE = 8 points, Team Forfeit = 8 points, Individual PLAYOFF Forfeit = 3 points.
   HOW TO SCORE NEW 3-POINT SYSTEM
   Shutout - winner = 3 / opponent = 0
   Losing player made it to the hill - winner = 2 / opponent = 1
   Losing player won at least 1 game but was not on hill - winner = 2 / opponent = 0
SAMPLE SCORE SHEETS ON LOCAL WEBSITE ON: LEAGUE NEWS/FLIER PAGE.
SPLITTING MATCHES
 A. If the fifth (5th) match has not been started by the 3rd hour and both teams are in agreement, matches may be split. This can only be done if there is a vacant table and both teams agree.
DROP OFF POINT
A.  A central location will be the drop off/pickup point for all teams in the division.
B.  The visiting team will carry both team envelopes to and from the match.
C.  The visiting team will be responsible for returning the packets and money envelopes to the drop off location by 6:00pm the day following the match.
D.  Be sure to verify cash contents of the money envelopes and the captains or someone designated by teams to sign the seal of both envelopes and visiting team should make sure both money envelopes & score sheets are in packets before leaving location.
BONUS POINTS
A.  Bonus points can be earned each night of play.
B.  8-ball matches receive two (2) points and 9-ball receives ten (10) points.
   1.  Making drop off on time and sending exact amount of money.
       Only twenty's (20), ten's (10), and five's (5) dollar bills accepted. No checks,one's (1), two's (2) or any
       kind of coins - you will not earn bonus points if you do !!!.
   2.  Score sheets being filled out completely and properly. Example for: Team #, Names (spelled out first
        & last ), Player #, Total Innings, Defensive Shots, Scoring Columns and Total Points Won.
        INNINGS AND DEFENSIVE SHOTS DO NOT HAVE TO MATCH.
C.  Teams that are consistently late, not filling out score sheets completely & properly and having a past due amount can and will be charged an additional $10.00 fee and will not earn a bonus point on 8-ball & 5 points on 9-ball. Any teams that are past due and remain past due for 2 weeks will be dropped from APA team play. All fees will be divided between all players and players must pay their amount owed before returning to any APA league team play or any APA event. This will be enforced and no exceptions!!!
D.  Fee section in the lower left hand corner of the score sheet be filled out.
ADDING PLAYERS OR YEARLY RENEWALS
A.  All new players must be paid to play and added to roster first night of play.
B.  All new players must play and have a skill level by or on the 7th week, if a player has no skill level after play on the 7th week that player will be dropped from team roster.
C.  All renewals for all players are due spring session and first night of play. If a player has not paid renewal and has not played by the 4th week of play, player will be dropped from team roster. Do not play an unpaid player, if player plays and is not paid, the match will be forfeited and you will lose a bonus point !!
D.  If you start a new player that you know should be higher than the beginning skill levels, the team captain should note such on the score sheet and start the new player at a higher skill level. (GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP).
ADDING PLAYERS TO A TEAM
 A.  New players may be added after the fourth (4th) week, but only with prior approval from the league operator.
B.  Eligible (meaning qualified for the Local Team Championships) teams may not, during the Spring Session, drop players from their roster after the fourth (4th) week of play, if you do, you will lose your eligibility. THIS IS A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RULE.
TEAM DROPPING DURING SESSION
 A.  The team is responsible for fees for the entire session once a team has registered for the session and play has started. If your team drops: the remaining weeks left plus 2 weeks of fees will be divided equally by the number of players on the team. Any player/team not paying their share will not be able to play on any league team until payment in full is made. Players who are on a team that drops from any division during a session will owe their fair share of the remaining league fees before they can advance or continue with another team. Teams/plyers that have an outstanding balance for any reason will not advance to division playoffs, nor receive any session awards or cash payout.
SAFETIES/DEFENSIVE SHOTS
A.  Teams continually not marking defensive shots are subject to handicap review. A review may result in each players handicap being raised a minimum of one (1) skill level.
B.  It is the player's responsibility to declare a defensive shot when made for the benefit of both teams. If you feel a defensive shot has been attempted - MARK IT DOWN !!
C.  Innings and defensive shots DO NOT have to match.
COACHING/TIME-OUTS
A.  If any member of the team suggests a time-out, that time out must be taken.
B.  Only the COACH may approach the table in a time-out situation.
C.  No player, no coach - NO ONE may mark the table anywhere with anything to provide the player with where to shoot.
D.  Shots should be made within twenty (20) seconds; higher degree of difficulty shots should be made within forty (40) seconds.
E.  Time-outs are limited to ONE (1) MINUTE ONLY, this is not a foul unless warning are not heeded !!!
FORFEITS AND/OR REMATCHES
A.  Eight (8) points for 8-ball awarded only if accompanied by league fees. No bonus points will be received on team forfeits.
B.  Seveny Five (75) points for 9-ball awarded only if accompanied by league fees. No bonus points will be received on team forfeits.
C.  In case of bad weather, rematches at league operator discretion. Most times if early in schedule the rematch will happen when teams meet up again in schedule. If teams do not meet again in schedule the rematch will be done within two (2) weeks and at the original scheduled location.
D.  If both team captains agree, a rematch my be rescheduled for a different night and must be played within two (2) weeks of original match date and if approved by league operator.
E.  NO REMATCHES WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THE LAST FOUR (4) WEEKS OF SESSION.
F.  In the case of teams filling a "BYE", the rematch can be played when the 2 teams meet again in the schedule.
If you do a makeup on the same day as a regular schedule match, you are required to make sure you allow enough time to play your makeup match prior to your regular match so your regular league play starts on time.
ONCE MATCHES ARE STARTED THEY MUST BE COMPLETED!! Example: You cannot play 2 games of the match and makeup the remaining 3 games another time.
FOULS
A.  All fouls are listed in your rule book. Please familiarize yourself with these rules as they are the only fouls that will be recognized.
B.  Breaking down your cue will NOT be a foul or loss of game unless it is used as a "Sharking" tactic or just being poor sportsmanship.
MATCHES NEEDED
A.  ALL players must have 4 matches played in session to play in playoffs.
B.  New session players must have 4 matches played for playoffs, 6 matches played for tri-cups and 10 matches played for Local Team Championship.
C.  Players with more than one session history must have 10 plays to be in the tri-cup.
D.  All players must have at least 10 plays to play in the Local Team Championship.
PLAY
A.  It is not necessary for score sheets to be at the host location to begin a match.
B.  If one player from each team is present, the match will begin at scheduled time.
C.  A team match will result in a forfeit if a player or team is not at the table and ready to begin within 15 minutes of the appointed time (real time, as opposed to bar time, is the official league time).
D.  There is no wait time between matches.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY LEAGUE TEAMS:
 Matching 8 and 9 ball skill levels will be at the League Operator discretion.
DIVISION PLAYOFFS:
 When a division consist of only 4 teams and it comes to playoffs, there will be 1st place (high point) team and 2nd place team, the other 2 teams will be placed in the wildcard draw providing they do not owe money and do not have 6 forfeits and above. The 1st place team will have a bye in the 1st playoff week and the 2nd place team & wildcard team would play 1st week of playoffs, winner of this match would play the 1st place team in the 2nd week of playoffs.
SESSION TRI-CUPS AND LOCAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS
A.  At the end of each session there will be a Tri-Cup tournament in both formats - 8 & 9 ball for the division winning teams. In the case that a division is 10 or more teams, 2 teams from that  division will participate in the Tri-Cup. In divisions that are 10 or more teams the high point team automatically qualifies for the tri-cup.
B.  The top 4 teams from each 9-ball session tri-cup will compete in the Local Team Championship in June. Total teams participating in each session tri-cup depends on how many divisions of 9-ball and team count. The local team championship will consist of 12 teams.
C.  The top 8 teams from each 9-ball session tri-cup will complete in teh Local Team Championship in June. Total teams participating in each session tri-cup depends on how many divisions of 8-ball and team count. The local team championship consist of 24 teams.
 
Any teams that have scheduled matches on the days of the Session Tri-Cup or Local Team Championship, the regular schedule match will start at a later time on scheduled match day or a rematch will be set within 2 weeks of the scheduled play. Your division manager for your area will contact you on how the match will need to be done.
 
Teams receive an invite for participating in the Tri-Cup & the Local Team Championships, it is the Captain's responsibility for knowing both where & when the events are held. Captain's also receive rules of these tournaments along with the invite and should go over them with their team players. If you have any questions regarding these events or rulings you need to call your division manager for your area.
 
All teams participating in summer & fall tri-cups must be playing in the next session to be eligible for tri-cups. Example: your team wins the division for summer session, your team must register and play in fall session to play at summer tri-cup. If you team does not play fall session then team loses eligibility to play in tri-cup.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IF WIN AT TRI-CUP:
Teams must play and keep 4 original players and same 4 players in subsequent sessions to keep eligibility. Example: your team won at the summer tri-cup, your team must stay playing fall & spring session, team must have 4 same orginal players thru fall & spring session.
FOR OTHER RULES AND REQUIREMENTS: See local website at: metrodenver.apaleagues.com and under league news/flier page on how to keep and maintain eligibility
NEW TOURNAMENTS
Each session Metro Denver APA will be offering 7 new cash ($2,200.00) tournaments, to be eligible: You must be a paid member and on a active team in the Franchise Area when the event is played. All new players & veteran players must have 6 scores to play in tournament.
THE TOURNAMENTS ARE:  Bracket for skill level 2's & 3's, Bracket for skill level 4's & 5's, Bracket for skill level 6's & 7's, Captain/Co-Captain Scotch Double, Jack n Jill Scotch Double, Men's only Top Gun and Ladies only Top Gun.
 
It is the team captain's responsibility to read and be familiar with all the rules in the team rule book as well as the bylaws. If you do not understand any of these local bylaws, it is your responsibility to call or contact your division manager or league operator for clarification.
 
Rules are subject to change - APA reserves the right to make rulings and modifications as necessary and at anytime.
 
Thank-You and Good Shooting !!!
 
CHUCK ROONEY - LEAGUE OPERATOR/METRO DENVER
 
NAME CHANGES
 
TRIANNUALS IS NOW REFERRED TO AS:  TRI-CUPS
 
NATIONAL QUALIFIERS/CITIES IS NOW REFERRED TO AS: LOCAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS