Is there an AEBBA Rule to cover it ? Jan 20, 2012 10:07:29 GMT
Post by enzo on Jan 20, 2012 10:07:29 GMT
Perhaps.. this is my underlying point as previously stated, I was enquiring whether any of the said rules (or any others for that matter) have been changed by the committee(s) or it is just a case of reluctance not keep up to date with the AEBBA rules?
Mine or others opinions of standardization is irrelevant due to rule 17 of the AEBBA rules. My only proposal at the Sussex AGM would be to update the rules to fall in line with the AEBBA.
However, I feel this would be contested with the valid point that the Sussex AGM is the place to adjust the AEBBA rules to suit our gameplay, but do we have the authority to do so as would we not be breaking rule 17 of the AEBBA by not adhering to the rules?
Nothing in the AEBBA rules states anything to the contrary. County or individual league variables can still be voted on at their respective AGMs such as the format of the league/competitions, points and ranking systems, electing/drawing players or anything else appertaining to the organisation of the league, rules that differ from the AEBBA ones must be voted upon at the AEBBA AGM?
I just need clarification and/or objections to this as I would like some ammo before I start trying to command AGMs ;D
EDIT: I've found 28 rule instances where the SCBBA rules do not conform to the AEBBA rules (granted some are minor changes). I noticed 7 quite quickly in the Brighton Bar Billiards league rules but some are very good changes but one assumes these need to go through the AE AGM?
SCBBA rule 8 "All tables shall be adequately illuminated by a lamp of not less than 100 watts and be adequately shaded" Nothing specifies wattage or shade in the AEBBA rules, so should the rule stand or not?
BBBL rule F27, referring to the bar dropping before the minimum 16 minutes, then another coin must be inserted to play out the maximum 20 minutes. Nothing in the AEBBA about this issue, but again does the BBBL have the authority to change this in their own league?
BBBL rule C14, in reference to the scoreboard being placed in a position whereas it isn't obscured from the view of players and the home team placed on the top score and the away team on the bottom. Neither are in the AEBBA rules but should the AEBBA dictate how we score etc?