The responsibility of your Division Rep is to call bad-hit/good-hit shots (when needed) and assist with rules questions (by helping you find answers to your questions in the APA National and Local Team Manuals) .... not to "QUOTE" or interpret rules. If after checking your APA Manuals, you still need a rule CLARIFIED or if you run into sportsmanship problems that cannot be resolved, call our PLAYOFF HOTLINE immediately at 443-610-3580).
*** 8-BALL SPECIFICS - (3-POINT SCORING SYSTEM) ***
i Do not race to your skill level! Use the chart on the scoresheet!
i The team that scores the most points ... or the first team to reach "8" points wins. Once a team can no longer win, the team match is considered over! In the case of a tie (at the end of the five matches), the team who won three of the five matches is the winner.
i All male 2's are to play as and count as 3's in the playoffs and in HLT events.
i The first team to reach "51" points wins. Once a team can no longer win, the match is considered over! In the case of a tie (50/50), the team who won three of the five matches wins.
i The "Two Senior Skill Level Player Rule" and the "23-Rule" still apply! Senior Skilled players defined as SL-6 or higher.
i All male 1's are to play as and count as 2's in the playoffs and in HLT events.
PLAYOFF INFORMATION FOR BOTH 8-BALL & 9-BALL
i Only "1" time-out for all players, regardless of skill level.
i Players that are playing in the match must sit or stand in a neutral area away from their team.
i Check the top of your scoresheet to see which Rep is scheduled to referee your match.
i In our larger 9-16 team divisions, we will be using three Division Reps. The Rep listed to the "left" will referee or provides coverage for the Tier-1 Semi-Finals. The Rep listed to the “right” will cover the Higher Finisher and the Wildcard team in the Tier-2 Semi-Finals; while the third Rep (listed under the other two on the scoresheet) will provide coverage for the lower place teams in the Tier-2 Semi-Finals.
i In our smaller 6-8 team Divisions there will be no Tier-1 Semi-Finals, requiring only two Division Reps to cover the Tier-2 Semi-Finals. The rep to the left will cover the High Finisher and the Wildcard team; the Rep listed to the right will cover the lower place teams.
i In the Divisional Finals (Division 400-999), the Rep to the left will cover the Tier-1 Finals, while the Rep to the right will cover the Tier-2 Finals. In Divisions with three Reps, the third Rep (the Rep listed below the other two on the scoresheet) will cover for the other two Reps when needed.
i If your team is scheduled to play a team on which a Division Rep is shooting, that Division Rep can not act in any "official" capacity.
i If no Official is available, the two Team Captains may jointly chose someone to help call close hit shots (split-hits go to the shooter - the referee's call is final). If you need any phone numbers, please call the league office.
Please make sure your Division Rep/Playoff Officiator signs your playoff survey form. This will help us weed out Reps who are not doing their jobs!
HOTLINE # 443-610-3580