THE PLAYERS

 

1. Time Wasting

In the referee considers that a player is taking an abnormal amount of time over a stroke or the selection of a stroke, he shall warn the player that he is liable to have the frame awarded to his opponent.

2. Unfair Conduct

For refusing to continue a frame, all for conduct which, in the opinion of the referee is willfully or persistently unfair including continued time wasting after being warned under rule 1 above or ungentlemanly conduct, a player shall lose the frame and the referee shall warn him that if such conduct continues he shall lose the game.

3. Penalty

(a) If a frame is forfeited under this Section, the offender shall

(i.) lose the frame, and

(ii.) forfeit all points scored and the non-offender shall receive a number of points equivalent to the value of the balls remaining on the table, which each Red counting the eights points and any colour incorrectly off the table being counted as if spotted.

(b) If a game is forfeited under this Section, the offender shall

(i.) lose the frame in progress as in (a), and

(ii.) additionally lose the required number of unplayed frames to complete the game where frames are relevant, or

(iii.) additionally lose the remaining frames, each valued at 147 points, where aggregate points apply.

4. Non Striker

The non striker shall, when the striker is playing, avoid standing or moving in the line of sight of the striker. He shall sit or stand at a reasonable distance from the table.

5. Absence

In the case of his absence from the room, the non-striker may appoint a deputy to watch his interests and claim a foul if necessary. Such appointment must be made non to the referee prior to the departure.

6. Conceding

(a) The player may only concede when he is the striker. the opponent has the right to accept or refuse the concession, which it comes null and void if the opponent chooses to play on.

(b) When aggregate scores apply and a frame is conceded, the value of any balls remaining on the table is added to the score of the other side. In such case, Reds shall come as 8 points and any colour incorrectly off the table shall be counted as if spotted.