By-Laws

SQEBF By-Laws

Revised 7th February 2020

General

Dress Code

  1. SEQEBF Dress Codes applies for all SQEBF events, unless otherwise specified in these rules:
    • Males: Black Slacks, Collared Shirt and Black Dress Shoes.
    • Females: Black Slacks or Skirt, Team Shirt or Blouse and Black Dress Shoes.
    • Players must wear full Association uniform at all times when competing in CVC.
    • No headwear allowed (baseball caps etc)
    • Definitions:
      • Slacks: Does not include jeans, leggings and tracksuits etc.
      • Skirts: No shorter than knee height
      • Shoes: Does not include Running Shoes, Sandals, and Moccasins etc.
      • The dress code may be relaxed if extreme temperatures prevail.

Rankers

Format

  1. All ranking tournaments will be formatted the same. The current format in use is that the players are divided into equal groups where they play each player twice with alternate breaks.
  2. Rankers have 3 Divisions:
    • Men’s rankers open to all players including females
    • Women’s rankers open to all female not playing in Men’s rankers
    • Masters rankers open to all players aged over 50
  3. There are 5 available rankers in Men, Women and Masters Divisions.
  4. Minimum of 3 rankers to be played to obtain an Overall Ranking in that Division
  5. All scores will be recorded as a percentage
  6. The best 3 percentages will be averaged to establish each player’s Overall Ranking.

Entry

  1. $150 entry fee into rankers, which covers up to 5 rankers in a Division.
  2. Entries will not be accepted for a Division after the third ranker has occurred.
  3. Players who have failed to play enough rankers to remain able to play 3 rankers will be retired from the rankers. (E.g. a player who only played 1 out of the first 4 rankers, will not be eligible to play the 5th ranker)

Progression to QEBF Events

  1. Top ranked eligible players go straight to QEBF State Team playoff in that Division to fill the number of spots allocated by QEBF. (No longer playing a zone playoff)
  2. Top ranked eligible player gets a SQEBF spot in the QEBF Singles in that Division.
  3. Eligible players are those who meet the following criteria:
    • Existing players must have played 33% of all matches in their association fixture calendar in the 12 month period leading up to the 5th ranker in their division.
    • New players (who have never played in an SEQ association before) must have played 33% of all matches in their association fixture calendar since their first match, and have played a minimum of 5 matches.
  4. Players must have met eligibility criteria by the 5th ranker in their division, in order to progress to QEBF events.
  5. Eligibility will not be checked before or during rankers. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure they are eligible by the 5th ranker in their division.
  6. Qualifying players must accept or decline their spot in the QEBF event that they have qualified for within 48 hours of publication of qualifiers.
  7. Qualifying players accepting QEBF spots, who subsequently decline after the 48 hours, will not be eligible to participate in the following year’s rankers. (A player providing compelling supporting evidence that they unable to take a spot will be excused, so long as the evidence shows that this could not have been foreseen prior to participation in the rankers)
  8. Qualifying players declining QEBF spots at short notice, will not be eligible to participate in any SQEBF event the following year. (Short notice is less than 1 week for QEBF events in SEQ, and 3 weeks for those in CQ and NQ)

General

  1. If a player is unable to attend the required ranking tournaments they can apply for a Wild Card if they meet the criteria:
    • The applicant must have qualified and played for a Queensland State Team in the last 2 years
    • The applicant must have had exceptional circumstances which prevented them from attending the required Rankers.
    • All applications must be in writing with supportive evidence from the players association.
    • Approval is at the discretion of the SQEBF committee.
    • The number of wildcards may be limited in each division.
  2. Any player participating in Men’s rankers will be automatically considered to be A Grade for all SQEBF events, with immediate effect.
  3. Players must have played 3 rankers to qualify for SQEBF funding for QLD State Team players in that Division, including those qualifying through SQEBF Singles or Promotional Events.

SQEBF Singles

  1. Winner of SQEBF Singles gets a spot in the QEBF Team playoff.
    1. Winner must accept or decline the spot within 5 days, or spot will automatically be declined
    2. Declined spot will be offered to the runner up, who will then get 5 days to accept or decline the spot.
    3. If the Runner Up declines, then the spot is filled by the next eligible ranked player from the rankers.
  2. The players from SQEBF Singles progress to QEBF Singles.
    1. Top 3 players for Women and Masters (Based on current QEBF Zone allocation of 4 players, with the other spot going to the player topping the rankers)
    2. Top 5 players for Men (Based on current QEBF zone allocation of 6 players, with other spot going to the player topping the rankers)
    3. Players must accept or decline the spot within 2 days, or spot will automatically be declined
    4. Declined spot(s) will be offered to the next player(s), who will then get 2 days to accept or decline the spot.
    5. Playoff will be done on the day to work out next in line:
      1. Masters & Women
        1. Joint 5th & 6th will playoff
        2. Joint 7th and 8th will playoff
      2. Men
        1. Joint 7th and 8th will playoff
      3. Players may be required to convene for a playoffs to determine who is next in line if top 8 spots have been exhausted.
    6. Any players accepting spots from SQEBF Singles must play in the relevant QEBF event (A player providing compelling supporting evidence that they unable to take a spot will be excused, so long as the evidence shows that this could not have been foreseen prior to participation in the singles)
    7. A player declining a QEBF spot that they have previously accepted will not be eligible to participate in the following year’s SQEBF singles.
    8. A player declining a QEBF spot that they have previously accepted at short notice, will not be eligible to participate in any SQEBF event the following year. (Short notice is less than 1 week for QEBF events in SEQ, and 3 weeks for those in CQ and NQ)
    9. Players must meet eligibility criteria prior to participating in SQEBF Singles:
      1. Existing players must have played 33% of all matches in their association fixture calendar in the 12 month period leading up to the Singles event.
      2. New players (who have never played in an SEQ association before) must have played 33% of all matches in their association fixture calendar since their first match, and have played a minimum of 5 matches.

Promotional Events

  1. Each association will be invited to host a Promotional Event.
  2. Winner from each promotional event qualifies for Promotional Winners playoff
    1. If the winner declines, then the spot in the Promotional Winners playoff will not be filled
    2. If the winner has already qualified from another Promotional Event, then the runner up will be offered the spot.
    3. If the runner up has already qualified from another Promotional Event, then the spot will not be filled.
  3. A player may only participate in the Promotional Winners playoff if, at the time of the promotional event, they were already playing in the rankers, and played in at least one ranker.
    1. If the winner does not meet this criteria, then the spot will be offered to the runner up.
    2. If the runner up does not meet this criteria, then the spot will not be filled.
  4. There must be a minimum of 16 players in the promotional event in order for the event to have a spot in the Promotional Winners Playoff
    1. The event may go ahead if there are less players, but with no spot in the Promotional Winners playoff
  5. $25 entry fee to Promotional Event
    1. $5 to venue
    2. $10 to SQEBF (or prize pool if less than 16 players)
    3. $10 to prize money on the day
  6. Dress code for Promotional Tournaments:
    1. Neat and tidy clothing
    2. Covered shoes. No thongs, sandals, slippers, moccasins and etc.
    3. Or other dress regulations as set by the host venue (it is player’s responsibility to check with venues).

Promotional Winners Playoff

  1. Promotional Winners Playoff is an invitation only event, open to the winners of the Promotional Events who meet the ranker participation criteria.
  2. Additional eligibility criteria for Promotional Winners Playoff is as follows:
    1. Existing players must have played 33% of all matches in their association fixture calendar in the 12 month period leading up to the playoff.
    2. New players (who have never played in an SEQ association before) must have played 33% of all matches in their association fixture calendar since their first match, and have played a minimum of 5 matches.
  3. $30 entry fee into Promotional Winners
  4. Promotional Winners Playoff will be round robin best of 5 frames with playoffs as follows:
    1. 1st will progress to final
    2. 2nd will play 3rd in Semi Final (Best f 7)
    3. Winner of 2nd vs 3rd will play 1st in Final (Best 0f 9)
  5. Winner of Promotional Winners playoff gets a spot in QEBF State Team playoff in the division of their choice.
  6. Winner must accept or decline the spot with 5 days, or spot will automatically be declined
  7. If the winner declines, then spot in QEBF team playoff will revert to rankers
  8. A player declining a QEBF spot that they have previously accepted at short notice, will not be eligible to participate in any SQEBF event the following year. (Short notice is less than 1 week for QEBF events in SEQ, and 3 weeks for those in CQ and NQ)
  9. Full SQEBF dress code applies to Promotional Winners Playoff

City vs Country

Teams Event

  1. Association team nominations close:
    1. 7 weeks prior to CVC for B &C Grade teams
    2. 4 weeks prior to CVC for A Grade and Women’s teams
  2. Registration is $250 per team in each division payable prior to the commencement of the tournament.
  3. All player’s names and grades to be distributed to all the associations at least 6 weeks prior to the tournament for scrutiny.
  4. SQEBF will automatically exclude those ineligible or deemed a higher grade as per SQEBF rules.
  5. A meeting will be held 6 weeks prior to the tournament, to review all the nominations.
    1. All associations will be invited to the meeting
    2. If a player is rejected at the meeting, the association will be asked to supply an alternative player.
    3. If the alternative player is put forward after the meeting, then:
      1. All the associations will be emailed the name of the alternative player and proposed grade.
      2. The associations will be given 48 hours to approve or object to the alternative player.
  • Lack of response indicates acceptance
  1. If 6 or more associations object the player, then that player will be ineligible to play in that grade, and the association be asked to put forward another replacement player.
  1. Any player who makes a CVC Representative Team for 1 association is ineligible to play at CVC for a different association in the same year. Any breach will result in the player/s involved being ineligible to play CVC the following year.
  2. Any player found to be playing in a grade lower than they are playing in any association will be removed from the tournament. There will be no exceptions, it is the association’s responsibility to ensure that all players representing their association meet the set player criteria.
  3. CVC Player’s in the B & C grades who win above 66.66% of matches must play in a grade higher at CVC for the next 3 years. (The list of player names will be provided to all associations at the SQEBF AGM each year).
  4. Player’s in the A & B grades who win below 33.33% of matches may play in a grade lower at the following year’s CVC, provided they are not registered in a grade higher.
  5. The Player of the Carnival award will go to the player on most wins. In the event of a tie, each player will get a trophy.
  6. To be eligible for Player of the Carnival a player may only miss a maximum of 3 frames, not all from the same match.
  7. The 20/20 shot clock will be used at CVC.

Singles Event

  1. Prize money for the singles competition will be paid at the CVC presentation.
  2. Players must play 50% of CVC matches (managers must attend 75% of team matches) to be eligible to receive prize money from the singles competition.
  3. Any player who plays in the singles competition who does not play 50% of the matches (or managers who do not attend 75% of team matches) at that year’s CVC will be ineligible to play CVC or in the singles competition the following year.