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Lightning Billiards Format

Lightning Billiards Format

Race to 100 minus a player’s handicap. Players place their handicap on the scoreboard at the start of the match and then the first player to 100 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 wins 3 matches their handicap will increase by 5 points if he wins 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). 99 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.

Finals are the same as Elwyn Jones… After group stages, 1st v 2nd – Winner to Grand Final. 3rd vs 4th – loser eliminated, winner players loser of 1st and 2nd.

If tied after group stages positions are determined superior by Win/Loss, if still tied, superior points for/against.

*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.


Major Premiers $300

Runner Up $200

3rd $120

4th $75