Elwyn Jones Billiards Format
The Elwyn Jones Shield is a billiards race to 200 plus a player’s handicap. Players add their handicap minus 200 on the scoreboard then race to 0.
Each player receives a point for each win. The team with the most wins recieves a bonus point.
If a player wins their game then their handicap reduces by 5 points. If a player loses their game will increawse by 5 points. During the last three (3) matches of the final round handicaps don’t change (Handicap Freeze). The NDBSA grade secretary(s) reserves the right to further adjust any player’s handicap. There is no minimum handicap and 0 is the highest handicap. The lowest two (2) handicap players are the first games of the night as they are required to score more points.
Commencement of match and choice of cue ball will be determined by either ‘stringing’* or coin toss.
The 2022 season finals will be top two (2) teams after group stages directly into grand final. If teams are tied for second place a the team with the superior W/L record will progress – if the W/L record is equal then a playoff 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.