Rules and Regulations
handicaps revisions are based on performance. The criteria is;
and above handicaps will be reduced by 1 point with the lowest handicap being 0
and below handicaps will be increased by 1 point with the highest handicap
advising that the maximum
provisional handicap is 1 which is nominated by the Team Captain. The Committee
has the right to review and adjust provisional handicaps at its discretion.
handicap performance of winning 2 frames or less, handicap increased by 1.
handicap performance of winning 4 frames or more, handicap decreased by 1. A
winning score of 3 will see no change to the handicap.
• Provisional handicaps are reviewed (extended) to 6 frames
other handicap reviews are reviewed after every 10th frame. Even if you finish
the night on 11th frame. Only frames 1-10 will count. Frame 11 will count towards
your next handicap review of 11-20.
are not accumulative. They start again after the 10th or 11th frame even if you
have not had a handicap change.
handicaps can only move up by 1 from their confirmed or allocated handicap at
the beginning of the season. However, handicaps are not limited in moving
down. For example a HCP 1 can only move up to a HCP 2
and a HCP 2 can go down to a HCP 0.
No coaching or reminding of HC when a player is on the table and it is his/her turn to shoot.
If a player is coached or reminded of the HC when he/she is on the table for his/her shot, it is a FOUL.
When a player is OFF the table, any advice (coaching) or how many of his/her chosen balls(HC) are still on the table can be given. Unfortunately we cannot stop this.
Standards and Rules
The Jakarta Pool League was established 20 years ago, to provide for social
interaction between the regular patrons of expat frequented bars in Jakarta
within a friendly, competitive pool environment. The League runs two
competitions per year, the Jakarta Mens & Ladies
Pool League and the Jakarta International Pool League where teams are comprised
of both expat and local players. Local female players play in both Leagues. The
two competitions are managed by a committee of players, some of whom are bar
owners or managers. The standards and rules for the competition are determined
democratically by team captains and are set out below
and Playing Environment
Pool tables and equipment must comply with World Pool-Billiard Association
standards for 9 foot tables and the cloth, cushions
and balls must be in good condition (http://wpa-pool.com/web/WPA_Tournament_Table_Equipment_Specifications).Inspections
will be undertaken upon receipt of complaints.Non-compliance
may result in bars not hosting home rounds and not being included in subsequent
Bars participating in the League are required to offer drinks at JPL determined
prices to all players participating in the competition during the duration of
the competition commencing at 7pm until the end of the last match of the
evening. A schedule of these discounted prices is attached.
Registration of Teams
Bars may seek to register as many teams as they wish with the Committee.Registrations may not be accepted if teams are
subject to previous disciplinary penalties or sanctions.
Teams comprise both male and female players. A female may register to play in
either female or male designated matches, but not both. A players
eligibility to play in the mens is determined by
nationality. Players may only play for one team during the season.Teams
are responsible for maintaining a register of active players.In
order to ensure access to sufficient players and reduce the number of forfeited
matches. Teams may seek permission from the committee to deregister players who
are no longer available to play and to register replacement players.Approval
will be based on evidence provided on the player's availability to play. New
players may be registered up to 5pm prior to the evening's competition
commencing by advising the official scorer, Cliff Griffiths (0811 8101 088).
The League is a social competition for amateur players. Bars and player
associations run events for serious pool players wishing to take their pool
skills to the next level.Players are not to be paid
to play.Professional players have their own competitions.A professional player is defined as a person
who has made or is making a living from playing or teaching pool, or a player
who participates in competitions on the professional circuit. Former National
Team squad member who have not competed for a minimum
period of 5 years may play in the JPL and applies to both male and females.
The League is a social competition primarily for Jakarta-based expats however
expats residing in Indonesia can also join, however, must be frequent visitors
to Jakarta. Expat players are defined as persons hold a foreign passport. The
residence requirement can be demonstrated through visas or the bar attesting
that the player is a regular patron of the bar. Players must be at least 18
years of age.
found to have breached the eligibility rules will be deregistered and their
frames forfeited to the opposing team.
Teams are to nominate team captains from among the team's players.Team
captains must be of good character and have a complete understanding of the
Competition Standards and Rules of Play.Team captains
have several responsibilities.These include: setting
the Standards and Rules for the competition, the making of all complaints,
reports and appeals to the committee, registering and deregistering team
players, organising the attendance and playing order
of team members, providing referees for the evening's matches, signing the
evening's score sheet and forwarding it to the official scorer and the
maintenance of decorum of team players.Team captains have
a designated WhatsApp chat room in which they submit photos of score sheets or
whiteboard results, and raise and discuss matters.Score
sheets are to be submitted by 2pm on the following day.Blank
scoresheets may be obtained from the hosting bar.
PROMPTING CALLS AND PROTESTING RULINGS
Referees for matches are nominated by team captains.Opposing
captains have the right to not accept nominees.Matches
are to be referred alternately.Referees must
understand and apply the competition rules impartially and fairly.Only
players at the table and team captains may speak to a referee during a match to
resolve any interpretations or matters that arise in relation to the
application of the rules of play.To resolve a matter
in contention or to seek clarification of the rules, a referee or team captain
may seek the assistance of the Head Referee, Elwein
Ng (0813 1933 9339) or if unavailable, the Captains' Representative.Referees'
decisions are final and are to be respected by all players.
All players are to wear a team shirt for the duration of the evening’s matches.
To give teams time to prepare uniforms, this requirement will apply from the
5th week of play. Team shirts are to bear the JPL logo and the logo of the
competition sponsor, currently Heineken. No other commercial logos are to be
attached to team shirts except the logo of the participating bar. Shirts are
not to have team logos that are overtly sexist, lewd or may be considered
offensive by local authorities. Logos and team names must be submitted to the
Committee for approval.
Failure to wear a team shirt may result in a forfeit of frames for a player not
wearing a team uniform. It is up to the opposing Captain whether to advise the
official scorer of a failure to comply in the jointly signed scoresheet
submitted after play. Where notified, frames will be forfeited for players not
properly attired. Not wearing a team shirt will lessen the commercial impact
promised to our sponsors and may lead to lack of access to player discounted
drinks as players are identified as those wearing team shirts.
Unsportsmanlike behaviour or cheating by players will
not be tolerated. This includes coaching of players about potential shots
or disturbing players at the table. Referees should initially speak to a
team captain about any such conduct and subsequently may award a loss of frame
to the offending team. Players are not to engage in conduct which may
bring the League into disrepute. Physical or verbal abuse will not be
tolerated. Offenders may be reported to the League Committee and may be
subject to the League’s disciplinary procedures and penalties.
Players are to be present on time for their matches. Players are given 10
minutes to commence a match following the conclusion of the previous
match. However, flexibility is encouraged. Captains may switch the
order of matches, for example by playing a female or mixed doubles match where
a male player is running late. Failure to field a player on time results
in a forfeit of the absent player’s frames to the nominated available
player. Unless in exceptional circumstances, such as floods, civil
disturbances or blackouts, teams may not forfeit an entire evening’s matches or
the participating bar’s team registration may not be accepted in subsequent
League competitions. Where it is not possible to play an evening’s
matches, team captains may reschedule the match to a time convenient to both
Referees are to ensure that players should not be disturbed when playing their
shots by passing customers or service staff. This includes standing
approximate to, or passing across a player’s line of shot.
Scoring and Rankings
The competition is broken into two phases, the round robin phase where teams
play each other team at home or away and the finals phase where matches are
determined by team rankings after the round robin phase. Team rankings
are determined by three factors, points, results head to head
and frames won. Teams who win the most frames on the night or who have a
bye are awarded 3 points. Draws result in 1 point to each team. In
the event of total points being level, ranking order is determined by
head-to-head results. Where there are more than two teams with equal
points, and head-to-head results cannot differentiate between teams, frames won
will determine final rankings. The team ranked first will be the League
Most teams will participate in the finals and compete for two League Trophies -
The League Cup and the League Bowl. Teams ranked 1 - 8 will compete for the Cup
and Bowl. League Trophies are perpetual trophies and must be returned prior to
the finals phase. To be eligible to play in the finals, players must have
played 8 frames in the round robin phase.
The quarter finals are played on week nights. The semi-finals and finals are
played on finals Saturday, referred to as the Big Show. There are no walk-overs
at the Big Show. Bars unable or unwilling to field a team will be replaced by
the team they beat in the earlier round.
The mens and ladies finals are played
separately albeit at the same venue. The ladies is a
best of six frames and therefore a minimum of 3 players are required as players
are restricted to a maximum of two frames in a match.
the Finals are:
1. Players will need to play a minimum of 8 frames to qualify for the team
2. To qualify for the singles competition. A Male player needs to play a
minimum of 10 frames and a female player needs to play a minimum of 8 frames.
Singles Competition and Finals
In addition to team rankings, individual players are also ranked on winning
percentages in the round robin phase of the competition. The top 24 expat
men and the top 8 Indonesian men and top 16 women will be invited to advance to
the singles finals preliminary rounds, usually
conducted on the Saturday prior to the Big Show. Players must register on
the day or will be disqualified. It is a knock out competition with
players playing for the higher-ranking position. The highest ranked
players will play the lowest ranked players (1 plays 32 and 2 plays 31 etc. for
Men and 1 plays 16 and 2 plays 15 for Ladies and the
second round of the men’s play-offs etc.).
for the Finals are:
will need to play a minimum of 8 frames to qualify for the team playoffs.
qualify for the singles competition. A Male player needs to play a minimum of
10 frames and a female player needs to play a minimum of 8 frames.
and Review Arrangements
Any complaints about non-compliance with the League’s Standards or Rules of
Play may be submitted to the League Committee for resolution within 7 days of
any incident occurring. The committee may appoint a person to investigate
the complaint who will make a recommendation to the Committee on what actions
should be taken. Where the complaint is about matters other than an
individual player’s actions, the Committee may seek to conciliate initially
prior to any arbitration. If a matter proceeds to arbitration, the
Committee may take submissions and consider the complaint en banc. The Committee will apply the rules of procedural
fairness in its processes involving: decision-makers informing people of the
case against them or their interests, giving them a right to be heard (the
‘hearing’ rule), not having a personal interest in the outcome (the rule
against ‘bias’), and acting only on logically probative evidence (the ‘no
evidence’ rule). Complaints can only be made by team captains.
Where transgressions are found to occur, the Committee can apply a range of
non-financial sanctions or conditions to redress harm or disadvantage ranging
from admonition to suspension of playing rights.
JPL competitions are eight ball, 16 individual per match. Team competitions
played every Wednesday evening in participating bars on a home or away basis.The schedule of matches can be found on the website.The competition starts at 8pm sharp with practice
time on the match table provided to the visiting team from 7.30pm.
For the round robin phase, captains write the names of their players down on a
scoreboard or agreed scoresheet one at a time in a predetermined order for the
singles matches.The home team writes down the first
name and each team takes successive turns to write down their player's name.In the finals, the lower ranked team nominates the
first player for the first singles match.Frames are
alternate break with the first break determined by a lag prior to the first
frame of the evening's competition.Subsequent first
breaks are to alternate between teams.The women's
matches are the 5th and 6th frames and the 11th and 12th frames of every match.
Shots should be played in a timely manner.A shot
clock may be requested at any time during a match by a captain or either player
involved in that match.The referee will decide
whether to use a shot clock or not.Where a shot clock
is used, it will be applied to both players.Shot
clocks will be used in the finals.Each player has 1
minute to make a shot with two 30 second extensions permitted per frame.Extensions are not cumulative with only one extension
permitted per shot.Players are to be notified when 20
seconds remain on the shot clock except when a player is over the shot.Extensions are automatic but referees must advise
players when an extension has been used.
The League follows the World Pool-Billiard Association rules of play (http://wpa-pool.com/web/the_rules_of_play#1.2),
as amended by the League's local rules.Local rules
are determined to cover the exceptional circumstances of the League and its venues.The local rules are attached.
Jakarta Pool League Local Rules
(Variations to WPA Rules
Where, at the request of a captain, the referee applies a shot clock to a
match, each player has 1 minute to make a shot with two 30 second extensions
permitted per frame, one extension per shot. Players are to be notified
when 20 seconds remain on the shot clock except when a player is over the
shot. Extensions are automatic but referees must advise players when an
extension has been used. (WPA Rules are: 35 seconds per shot with a warning
when 10 seconds).
Prompting Calls and Protesting Rulings
Only players at the table and team captains may speak to a referee during a match
to resolve any interpretations or matters that arise in relation to the
application of the rules of play. To resolve a matter in contention or to
seek clarification, a referee or team captain may seek the assistance of the
Head Referee, Elwein Ng (0813 1933 9339) or if
unavailable, Cliff Griffiths (0811 8101 088). Referees’ decisions are
final and are to be respected by all players. (WPA Rules are: A player is
allowed to ask for a reconsideration of a factual decision by the referee only
Remaining in Player’s Chair
Players are not required to remain in a player’s chair provided they do not
disturb their opponent when playing their shots. This includes standing
approximate to, or passing across a player’s line of shot. (WPA Rules
are: The non-shooting player should remain in his designated chair while
his opponent is at the table and only leave the playing area during matches
with the permission of the referee.)
To preserve the playing surfaces on the tables, players are not permitted to
play jump shots.
(WPA Rules permit jump shots)
Only greater Jakarta resident local players with a local handicap of 5 or below
may play in the league. Residency is evidenced by a player’s KTP. Current
female national team members may play but only in male designated matches.
JPL Drink Prices
The following price
list is the agreed discounted drink prices for popular drinks on Wednesday nights.These prices are available from 7pm until the
completion of the last frame of the evening's matches.
Bourbon, Vodka, Gin, Rum with Soda
All other drinks are at regular bar prices.
All prices nett.Prices may be subject to change due
to wholesale price rises resulting from changes in import duties, tax or
exchange rates.In the event of price rises within the
period of the competition, team captains will be notified by the JPL Committee
of any revised changes.
Cue Placed on Table
The Committee has
decided that from now on..putting
the cue on the table is NOT a foul..
This is because we are a social league and we do not want to have any arguments
which is not conducive of an amateur pool community.
ON TEAM PLAYERS
Previously, teams were restricted to how many players could be registered and
play. As per the 2019 Jakarta International Pool League Season, the restrictions
have been lifted and teams are free to register as many players as they'd like.
Though to be eligible for playoffs/singles, they have to still qualify with the
minimum required frames
When the cue ball and object ball are in contact with each other or are less
than "one chalk" apart.The Referee must
declare that the balls are frozen and the player must shoot the cue ball at an
angle of at least 45 degrees at the object ball.This
is to avoid double hitting with the cue and object balls.Failure
to do so will result in a foul shot with a ball in hand penalty.