Lightning Billiards Format

Race to 150 minus a player’s handicap. Players place their handicap on the scoreboard at the start of the match and then the first player to 150 on the scoreboard wins.

 

Each 3 players of each team will play each opposition team member once per night.

 

Each player receives a point for each win.

 

If a player wins 3 matches their handicap reduces by 5 points. If a player wins 2 matches their handicap will reduce by 2 points. If a player loses 3 matches their handicap will increase by 5 points if he loses 2 matches their handicap will increase by 2. There is no bonus point for win/s.

 

Handicaps will be adjusted after the night not during. The NDBSA grade secretary reserves the right to further adjust any player’s handicap. There is no minimum handicap (a player may go into minus). 149 is the maximum a player can be handicapped.

 

Commencement of match and choice of cue ball will be determined by either ‘stringing’* or coin toss.

The 2017-18 season finals will be top two (2) teams after group stages directly into grand final. If teams are tied for second place a place-off will determine who goes through to the grand final.

Refer to NDBSA Game Rules and Regulations for further infomation.

 

*Players playing simultaneously from baulk line to top cushion and back to baulk. Closest to baulk cushion determines break-off and choice of object ball. Player loses ‘string’ if a side cushion is struck or their ball goes in a pocket.

 

Refer to NDBSA Game Rules and Regulations for further information.

 

*Players playing simultaneously from baulk line to top cushion and back to baulk. Closest to baulk cushion determines break-off and choice of object ball. Player loses ‘string’ if a side cushion is struck or their ball goes in a pocket.