Constitution 2016/2017

  1. The League shall be known as "The Formby and District Snooker League"
  2. The Committee shall consist of President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer elected at the Annual General Meeting, plus team delegates. The Committee may co-opt members. Voting at the A.G.M. shall be one vote per team. No other Votes shall be allowed except the Chairman's casting vote.
  3. Clubs failing to have a representative at the A.G.M. shall disqualify such clubs from participating in the League the following season. All clubs must inform the League at the A.G.M. how many teams they will be entering into the League for the following season. In the event of unusual or extenuating circumstances arising, the decision of the incoming committee shall be final.
  4. Eight voting members at the Annual General Meetings or Extraordinary Meetings and five at Committee Meetings shall form a Quorum. To call an E.G.M. the reason(s) in writing and eight voting members signatures must be submitted to the Secretary. The Committee may also call an E.G.M.
  5. All team and individual fees must be received by the October Committee Meeting each year. Failure shall mean automatic suspension from all league competitions until arrears have been paid. Fees levels shall be set by the Committee.
  6. Teams withdrawing after the fixtures have been prepared shall be requested to provide a written explanation to the Committee who shall take appropriate action, which may include suspension from the league of team or players.
  7. The Committee shall have the power to suspend or expel any player or team for wilful conduct detrimental or injurious to the league.
  8. All correspondence shall be addressed to the League Secretary at his private address.
  9. Proposals for new/alterations to existing rules. Notice for which must be received in writing by the Secretary not less than 14 days prior to the A.G.M.
  10. All Trophies are the property of the League an cannot be won outright. They must be returned in good condition at the monthly meeting prior to the appropriate finals.
  11. All players who register with the League agree to abide by all the rules of member clubs of the League.
  12. All teams must be represented at monthly meetings by a registered player from that team. The penalty for non-attendance shall be a deduction of 1 point from the team concerned. Points deducted from meetings after the final league game shall be carried forward to the following season. This deduction shall also be raised if the delegate arrives 15 mins after the scheduled start of the meeting or leaves before the meeting is closed.
  13. Teams collecting trophies for team events must be represented at the presentation by at least 3 registered players. If the team concerned does not provide 3 players the whole teams trophies shall be retained by the League for use in the future or returned if possible to the supplier for reimbursement.
  14. A trophy selection committee will be appointed at the March meeting and will decide by the April meeting which trophies will be purchased.
  15. No League competition game shall be played on a table in a club which is not a member of the Formby & District Snooker League without the express consent of the away player.
  16. Any team wishing to lodge a protest must do so in writing within 7 days of the incident to the Secretary, accompanied by a fee of £5 which shall be forfeited if the protest is considered frivolous, but refunded otherwise. A copy must be sent to the team cited and except for giving evidence no member of the Committee may sit at an enquiry in which his club is involved.
  17. The Committee can authorise awards to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the League.
  18. The Committee shall have the power to deal with any matter not covered in the rules, and all decisions shall be final.
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