Concluded

OTTERS BSAM SNOOKER LEAGUE 2019

10-Jun-2019 to 14-Jul-2019

Venue :

Knock out venue: Otters Club

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Event Report
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Winners

    Mafia destroy Rockets hopes of winning hat-trick of titles
    Mumbai: High-flying Otters Club’s outfit Otters ‘Rockets’ came crashing down to earth and their hopes of winning an historic hat-trick of titles went up in smoke. They suffered a shock 0-3 defeat at the hands of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana’s JVPG ‘Mafia’ in a surprisingly tame final of the Billiards & Snooker Association of Maharashtra organized BSMA-Otters Mumbai Snooker League and played at the Otters Club billiards room.
    The JVPG players displayed plenty of grit and determination and muscled their way past the home favourites Otters Rockets to win the BSAM Snooker crown after 21 long years.
    Otters Rockets, who had created history by winning back-to-back titles last year, were not at their usual best and their form seemed to have completely deserted them as they succumbed to the steady, calculated play of the JVPG cueists who played without any pressure and just kept it simply to come out trumps.
    JVPG’s Adit Raja (+40 handicap) playing with a 30 point advantage against Otters star Abhimanyu Gandhi (+10) rose to the challenge. He did well to stitch together small useful breaks and managed to extend his position before running out 85-38 winner in the 15-red singles first frame to give his team a 1-0 lead.
    Later, Asutosh Padhye and Rahil Patel playing a +15 handicap combined perfectly to tame the Otters pairing of Nabil Lakdawala and young Yash Babni (+24) in the 9-red doubles second tie. Padhye compiled a break of 32 and then with some tight safety play the JVPG duo charged to a facile 73-26 win to help the team take a 2-0 lead.
    The Juhu Gymkhana team maintained the winning momentum as Krishna Saraf (+40) played patiently to quell the fight from Rishabh Thakkar (+20) to win a long drawn 15-red singles third frame, which lasted almost an hour and a half. Saraf employed a smart strategy and good safety tactics to keep the cue ball away from the reds forcing the experienced Thakkar to play from the bottom cushion. Thakkar had his chances, but blew them away as he missed sitters and allowed Saraf to gradually build on the 20 point advantage to clinch a 90-60 win and wrap up the contest in Mafia’s favour.
    The champions JVPG Mafia received the handsome winners’ trophy and a cash award of Rs 75,000 from Otters Club, President Vikram Rao while Rockets received the runners-up trophy and a cheque of Rs 45,000. The losing semi-finalists, NIA ‘Surgical Strikers’ and MHCL ‘Snooker Stars’ received a cash award of Rs 20,000 each, while the teams which lost in the quarter-finals -- Radio ‘Tigers’, KG ‘Legends’, CG ‘Derek Decapitare’ and Radio ‘Dragons’ – were presented with a prize of Rs 10,000 each.
    Results – final: JVPG ‘Mafia’ beat Otters ‘Rockets 3-0 (Adit Raja (+40) beat Abhimanyu Gandhi (+10) 85-38; Asutosh Padhye/ Rahil Patel (+15) beat Nabil Lakdawala/ Yash Babni (+24) 73-26; Krishna Saraf (+40) beat Rishabh Thakkar (+20) 90-60).


Last Date of Entry
Entry Form
Entries Recieved
05 Jun 2019

Draws

Date(s)
Draw
Result
10th - 30th June 2019
3th - 14th July 2019

Articles & Press Clippings

Entry Fees

₹ 5000 per Team

Match Format & Rules

OTTERS BSAM SNOOKER LEAGUE 2019
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Before giving the entries:

" ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT ONLY ON THE CLUB LETTERHEAD AND FROM THE CLUB OFFICIAL EMAIL ID"  NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM PERSONAL EMAIL IDS."
CLUBS/ GYMKHANAS PLS TAKE NOTE THAT ONLY ONCE THE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEE ,PLAYER REGISTRATION FORMALITIES OF THE PLAYERS TAKING PART AS A TEAM ARE COMPLETED AND ENTRY FEE FOR THE LEAGUE IS PAID WILL THE ENTRY BE ACCEPTED.
NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED IF THE ABOVE IS NOT COMPLETED BEFORE THE LAST DATE.
THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AND NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

Last date of entries June 5,2019 at 6 PM
Tournament start Date June 10, 2019.

Entry of only those clubs who have cleared their annual subscription fees for the year 2019 will be accepted.
In addition all players will need to ensure that the player registration process is completed.
That players name will not be included in the team if that players hasn’t completed the player registration process by the last date of giving entries.
NO CHANGE IN THE DRAW/HANDICAPS WILL BE MADE ONCE IT HAS BEEN UPLOADED ON THE BSAM WEBSITE

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MATCH PROCEDURE:
1. Each match is a Best of 5 Frames.
2. Order of play during the group stage (refer point No. 7 below in this section)
3. Order of play during the Playoffs is via toss & chits only.
4. First 3 frames will have to consist of Two 15 Red Singles & One 9 Red Doubles.
Rules for the 9 Red is same as 15 Red.
5. 4th & 5th frames will again be 15 Red Singles.
6. If a player requires 4 or more snookers on the colors, he has to concede the frame.
7. As per normal practice, the Home Team will write the name(s) of the player(s) on the Notice Board for the first three frames one after the other. Thereafter, individual names will be written on chits before the start of the 4th & 5th frames, if played.
8. If during a match, a Captain of any team has inadvertently/mistakenly given the name of a player for two consecutive games and the second game has begun before the mistake became known, the team which has nominated the player for two consecutive games would be deemed to have lost that particular frame and both players cannot play in the next game.
9. League matches will start at 6 p.m. with a grace period of 30 minutes only. The 1st frame should commence by 6:45pm, failing which the team not present will concede a frame, at 7:15pm the 2nd frame & 8pm the team would have deemed to lose the match. Any exceptions to this rule will be by mutual consent between the two captains. A team claiming a frame due to the late arrival of their opponents will have to mention the time of arrival on the back of the cards which will have to be signed by both captain. One captain’s signature will not be considered valid. A team may claim any of the first three frames in the event of a delay, including the doubles. This rule however is not applicable to teams playing against teams from Borivali, Dombivli & Vashi.
10. If by any chance, in a winning team, the playing of a player in two consecutive games has gone unnoticed by both teams and the card is sent to BSAM office, where the fault is noticed; the winning teams 2 points will be nullified and no points will be awarded.

PLAYER RULES:
1. A team may consist of a minimum of 4 & a maximum of 6 players.
2. 4 different players must play in the first three frames to win a match.
3. A player can play a maximum of 2 frames in the match but not consecutively.
4. All 6 players in a team can play in the match.
5. Senior Citizens can directly play in the playoffs (no mandatory games in league stage).
6. Players with a handicap of +25 or lower can directly play in the playoffs.
7. All players (other than in Point 5 & 6 above) have to play 2 frames in the league stage. If they fail to do so then they will not be allowed to play in the Ties or Playoffs. In addition there will be a deduction of -2 points for every frame not played from the teams overall points tally.

All teams kindly take note:
Teams in a group of 3 have to ensure that every player plays one Frame during the league stage.
Teams in a group of 4 have to ensure that every player plays 2 frames during the league stage.
( except senior citizens and players with a handicap of +25 and below)


FOUL & MISS RULE:
A player will have to hit the ball if he is snookered (this is mandatory).
If a player misses, it will be called a foul & miss and the player who has snookered him, can ask the ball to be replaced. However, there will be a maximum of 3 foul and misses i.e. after 2 re-spots, the third miss will be considered as a foul ‘only’; after which player will have the following options:
1) Play from where the handball has come to rest
2) Claim a free ball (if it is one)
3) Ask the opponent to play again
4) In case, while attempting to break a snooker and a free ball position comes into existence, there will still be a total of ONLY 3 fouls & a misses i.e. ONLY 2 re-spots. If the third shot to break the snooker fails then it will only be considered a foul. Unless, the player who has given the snooker gets a free ball, pots another ball & then gives a fresh snooker; will be entitled to a new set of foul & miss.
Please note that everyone must make a genuine attempt at removing snookers. After 2 attempts at removing snooker a player just cannot play the handball in any direction, which is obvious that he has not made an attempt to remove the snooker. In such a case, he will be penalized with a foul (due points will be given to the opponent) & can be asked to play the shot again (respotting).

HANDICAPS:
For 15 Red Singles - handicaps as printed.
For 9 Red Doubles ( FRAME HAS TO BE SET IN THE DIAMOND SHAPE)
Both handicaps to be added, divided into half, reduced by 40% & rounded off (if need be)
E.g. 1:  Player A is +26 & Player B is 27 = 53/2 x 60% = 15.9 = 16 (rounded off to the closest number)
E.g. 2: Player A is +25 & Player B is 45 = 70/2 x 60% = 21 (does not need rounding off)
The handicaps of each individual player will be decided by the Tournament Committee of BSAM which reserves the right to change the handicap of any player at any stage of the tournament.Handicaps will only be revised up to the quarter finals.
It is advised that every captain should verify the handicaps before the start of every frame.In a scenario,where by mistake a frame is played with  the wrong handicap/s then irrespective of the result the frame in question will be awarded to the opposition. In a scenario, where the mistake is pointed out during the course of the frame then that frame need not be completed and will be awarded to the opposing team.

Handicaps will be reviewed at the End of Week 1, End of Week 3 and Before the Quarter Finals.

THE POINT SYSTEM:
The teams entered shall at the discretion of the League Committee, be divided into a number of groups depending upon the number of entries, and the draw for the sections will be made by drawing lots.  After the group games are over, two teams from each group shall qualify for the knockout stage that will be played on tables of Host Club. Here, all group winners will be seeded accordingly and lots shall draw the No. 2 seeded teams.
In the Group stage, the winner of each match will get two points.  One Bonus Point will be awarded to the team that wins both - Home & Away matches. Two teams from each group/section having the maximum number of points will qualify for the Knock out Stage.
The criteria of reseeding for the play offs:
a) The team with a maximum number of points & if it is the same then number of matches won.
b) If the number of match wins is the same, frame difference will be considered.
c) If that too is the same then the average, then who beat whom.
d) If both have won against each other then a coin toss or a chit.
The decision of the Tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all matters.
Any objection or dispute/protest if any should be put down in writing along with a fee of Rs.1000/-.
Finally, all are requested to play in the spirit of the game and all decisions in this regard shall be taken purely without bias in the interests of the sport.

RULES FOR TIES IN A GROUP:
For No. 1 Seeding in the Group
• The result between the 2 teams shall be considered,
  the team that has won both home and away matches shall be in the 1st position and the other team shall be in the 2nd position.
• If both the teams have won one match each, then the frame deferential in their overall matches shall be taken into consideration to decide the No.1 spot.
• If still the scores are level, the 1st & 2nd positions shall be decided by the toss of a coin or via chit method.
Triple Tie for No. 1 Seeding in the Group
• The result between the 3 teams shall be considered.
• Firstly the number of frames won and lost would be taken into account and the teams that have the best and the second best frame difference ratios shall be considered to be on the 1st & 2nd positions.
• If however the frame difference is also equal then the chit method shall be adopted. In this Chit Method:
1. Out of the three chits whichever clubs name is picked up first qualifies as No. 2
2. The other two teams need to play the eliminator & the team victorious shall become No. 1.

For No. 2 Seeding in the Group
• The team that has won both home and away matches played between them, then that team shall be deemed to have qualified for the knockout stage in the 2nd position.
• If both the teams have won one match each, then the frame deferential in the overall matches shall be considered.
• If still the scores are level, an eliminator between the two teams will decide the No. 2.
For Triple Tie for No. 2 Seeding in the Group
• The result between the 3 teams shall be considered.
• Firstly the number of frames won and lost would be taken into account and the teams that have the best and the second best frame difference ratio shall be considered as the 2nd positions.
• If however the frame difference is also equal then the terminator/eliminator method shall be adopted. In this method:
1. Out of the three chits whichever clubs name is picked up first gets a bye.
2. The other two teams need to play the eliminator and
3. The team victorious shall have to play the bye team to qualify as No. 2.

 

BSAM’S MESSAGE TO ALL GYMKHANAS/CLUBS/PLAYERS PARTICIPATING:
All the clubs are requested to ensure that the tables for the Tournament are in fairly good condition (without tears or patches, or darned cloth or with no nap or holes).  If a particular club’s table is found unsatisfactory to the conditions of play, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to take such action against such club which it may deem fit, which may extend to disqualifying that club from the rest of the Tournament and/or debarring the club from one or more league tournaments.

All league matches should commence by 6pm or earlier.
BSAM discourages serving of alcohol and dinner after the match. It is entirely at the discretion of the Home team how they would like to entertain their guests, however light snacks and soft drinks, tea or coffee are recommended.
BSAM’s administrative executive Mr. Sachin Mali shall attend all day-to-day matters concerning the League: Mobile No. 9773568058.
No player is allowed to consume any product that leads to intoxication while playing the matches.
Scorecards (duly signed by both captains) should be emailed to BSAM at bsamah@gmail.com, by noon on every following MONDAY (post week of play). If the scorecards are not received within the specified time, both teams shall be deemed to have lost the match. THIS RULE WILL BE  STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Incomplete scorecards will not be accepted.
Scorecards sent via WHATS APP will be considered INVALID.
All arrangements connected with the match, such as refereeing, lighting, cost of refreshments etc shall be borne by the home team.  The home team can arrange for a referee/marker to supervise each fixture.  All matches will be played with Aramith Tournament Champion set (blue and gold box) not the normal Aramith snooker set (green box) and on full-size standard tables.  The same set of balls shall be utilized for the full match unless two or more tables are utilized at the same time.  All matches must be played on one table, only unless otherwise agreed to by both the Captains.  Please note, The home team shall fix the dates of the matches within the scheduled week in consultation with the visiting team.    The club, whose name appears first on the list of fixtures for a week, shall be considered the home team.  The home fixture must be played on or before Wednesday of the week specified, except by mutual consent.
No team can give a walkover.  Any team giving a walkover shall be fined a sum of Rs.3000/- per walkover and may be debarred for the rest of the Tournament and their points shall be nullified.  The League Committee reserves the right to call for an explanation, in writing, from the Club whose team gives a walkover, and may, at its sole discretion, take such further disciplinary action as it may think fit, which may extend to barring the particular players concerned, from one or more League Tournaments.
Tournament Committee’s Decision shall be final & binding on all matters of disputes/differences. This Committee has the powers to alter the rules or make exceptions in certain cases as it may deem fit.

BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE:
All Institutions participating in our leagues should ensure to have the basic facilities in place; i.e.: air conditioned Billiards Room, a hospitality area & a decent restroom with an American toilet. If these facilities aren’t met with, BSAM reserves the right to EXCLUDE such institutions from our leagues for the current year & in the future as well.

DRESS CODE:
Dress code shall be maintained throughout the league and no sandals or chappals, no shorts, caps or ¾ pants or torn pants/jeans or low waist lowers will be allowed.  Normal casual wear with formal or sports shoes will be the dress code for all the matches.  No excuses will be permitted with regards to the dress code, except in case of serious injury to the foot, where the player is unable to wear any kind of shoes.
ONLY COLLARRED T SHIRTS WILL BE PERMITTED DURING THE KNOCK OUTS.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION:
KINDLY NOTE, AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE TEAM RECEIVING A PRIZE HAS TO BE PRESENT OR AN OFFICE BEARER OF THAT CLUB OR THEIR DULY AUTHORIZED MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE WITH A LETTER IS PRESENT. NO CLUB PEONS OR MARKERS SHALL BE GIVEN THE PRIZE. THIS SHALL BE STRICKTLY ENFORCED AND NO EXCUSES SHALL BE ACCEPTED.

 

FRAME FORFEITURE:

ANY PLAYER NEEDING 4 SNOOKERS AT ANY STAGE ON THE COLORS CAN CONTINUE TO PLAY BUT IF A PLAYER NEEDS 5 SNOOKERS ON THE COLORS THEN THE FRAME WILL BE DEEMED OVER AND WILL BE AWARDED TO THE OPPONENT.

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE:
Yasin Merchant
Nikhil Ootam
Manav Panchal
Dhruv Sitwala
Hitesh Kotwani

Prize

Winner : 75000/-
Runner Up : 45000/-
Semi Finalist (20000 x 2) :- 40000/-
Quarter Finalist (10000 x 4) : - 40000/-

Past Winners

Snooker League 2019,
Champions
Snooker League 2018,
Champions
Snooker League 2017,
Champions
Snooker League 2016,
Champions
Snooker League 2015,
Champions
Snooker League 2014,
Champions
Winner JVPG Mafia OTTERS
Rockets
OTTERS
Rockets
ECC
Elfies Stars
KG
Italian Stallions
CCI
Snooker Kings
Runner Up OTTERS
Rockets
RADIO
Tigers
ECC
Elfies Hornets
KG
Italian Stallions
KG
Avengers
PJHG
Toofani Boys
Semi Finalist NIA " SURGICAL STRIKERS " K.G.
C
KG
Dirty Half Dozen
BG
Phantoms
KG
Fnatics
CCI
X Men
Semi Finalist MHCL " SNOOKER STARS " ARC
Cheetahs
KG
Pocket Rockets
JVPG
Brave Hearts
Santacruz
Sunrisers
CS
Snookerites

 

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"PLAYERS AND CLUBS WHO HAVENT CLEARED THEIR PLAYER REGISTRATION FEES, ENTRY FEES AND ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY THE KNOCK OUTS "