ball line  2016-17 BYLAWS  ball line

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  1. JEFFERSON COUNTY WED NITE 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE’s ANNUAL SEASON MEETING IS ALWAYS the 3rd WED of AUGUST to be at LOU’S at 7PM for Sponsors & Players (MUST ATTEND & ROSTERS ARE TO BE HANDED IN along with SPONSOR FEE’S ).  At the Annual meeting we will signup teams (Collect rosters & sponsors fee) & go over Bylaws/Rules.  Will set up a CAPTAINS MEETING if feel at the 1st mtg that it is needed, IF NOT Needed the folders will be dropped off at the bars where they will play the 1st Nite.  The team folders have NEW Info, by-laws, rules, schedules, score sheets & envelopes.   

12-14 teams will play each team twice AND NO playoffs
16-24 teams will play each team once AND then go into playoffs (Div’s  depend upon wks avail)
26-32 teams will go into RD-1 (2 sides-solids/stripes) then RD-2  Merge Div’s (#5A,5B)

  2. ANY ESTABLISHMENT sponsoring a team must be open for business & have a suitable location for league play by the fall meeting.  With prior approval by the officers (EX:  if in the mist of short term changes/remodeling) during the home games of the establishment in question they will be played at away teams location, but if away table is being used by second team the game will be played at an available location picked by AWAY team & arrangement must be made playing same scheduled night.
  3. SPONSORS are responsible for providing suitable table being clean, level, & in good playing condition along with being in a suitable playing area or risk non-admittance to the league.  League officers will inspect and determine if a table is suitable for league play.  Each table should have a well-defined kitchen line & breaking spot.  There must be a bridge available for use.  If not provided, games will not be played & you will lose home table advantage.  If the match has been started, IT MUST BE FINISHED.
  1. LIMITS OF TEAMS PER SPONSORS (Due to our scheduling ability):
  1. Sponsors with only 1 table are restricted to no more than 2 teams playing Wednesday night.
  2. Sponsors with 2 or more tables are restricted to no more than 2 teams per table playing Wed night.
  1. SPONSOR FEE IS $50.00. FEE IS DUE by 1ST MEETING, if not paid sponsor may not be allowed in.
  2. ANY NEW sponsor/team or veteran sponsor/team acquiring a new spot is on 1yr probation.
  3. Each veteran sponsor is guaranteed 1 spot (Must fulfill league requirements).  If a sponsor/team is on probation there is no guarantee, to league discretion.
  4. If a sponsor has a team that is expelled, quits or moves, the sponsor has no guarantee of any spots over the initial (1) spot (as long sponsor fulfill league requirements).
  5. A veteran team (atleast 3 of that teams veteran players must stay intact) will have the option to change sponsors without losing their place with the approval of the officers, depending upon the reason & availability of an opening [BAR(guaranteed 1 spot), then VETERAN TEAM].
  6. If order [BAR(guaranteed 1 spot), then VETERAN TEAM] has been satisfied then we will allow new teams/sponsors (WITH FULL-FIRM ROSTERS) into the league.
  7. If more than one team/sponsor fulfilling our league requirements interested then we will draw from the names at 1st meeting for who will win the spot(s) available or in order to get for this/next season.
  8. LEAGUE PLAYING SEASON  & SCORING WILL CONSIST OF (new format 2007-08 season= 26-32 tms):
  1. ROUND 1 – to 32 teams, will split by last years final standing (odds-STRIPES/evens-SOLIDS) New teams will be dispersed to even out sides.  EACH TEAM ON YOUR SCHEDULE WILL PLAY EACH OTHER ONCE.   Schedule will attempt flip-flopping between whose home team every other year.
  1. ROUND 2 (PLAYOFFS)-After the 1st round the 2 sides “STRIPES & SOLIDS” will be combine & the SCORES will determine which division (A,B,C or D) the teams will be in.                                                          SCORING will start over for each TEAM and for each INDIVIDUAL PLAYER.
  2. RD 1 – 16-24 teams pay each team once  &  RD 2 – playoffs split by wks available for playing
  3. RD 1 – 14 teams & under play each team twice & NO payoffs (NO RD 2)
  4. IF TIES OF TEAMS- the score of initial match will determine the standing. The WINNING team goes into UPPER division standing and LOSING team into the LOWER division standing.  IF MATCH TIED, teams will pick 1 regular roster player to play  standoff(best of 2 out of 3 games) to determine.
  5. EACH TEAM will receive 1 point per game won.  EACH PLAYER will receive 1 point per game won.
  7. ALL PLAYERS must meet the state of Wisconsin requirements for patronage in a bar.   PLAYERS need not reside or work in Jefferson County to play in league
  8. TEAM ROSTERS are to be turned in at the 1st MTG (ANNUAL). 

Roster MUST CONSIST Of at least 3 FIRM players to guarantee your veteran spot 4 firm players for new teams. 
A TEAM is limited to 8 PLAYERS (4 regular & 4 subs); also Owner/bartender can sub during a home team game.   For additional players (regular/subs) or any changes note on your score sheets.   Any changes should be noted on the score sheet.  If you need to delete a player to add one just note on score sheet or contact secretary prior.  Once 2nd round (PLAYOFFS) START there will be NO ADDITIONS to the roster without the approval of the officers of the league. (A final roster must be handed in with last game score sheet played in 1st round or called into secretary).

  1. SUB’s:  as of 2011-12 season Sub’s can play on multiply teams as long as NOT stacking the team.
  2. OVER LIMIT OF PLAYERS:  If a team exceeds 8 players in the season without approval of the officers the team & sponsor may be put on probation & may be disallowed to play the next season to be determined by league officers.
  3. NITES PLAYERS:  Any 4 players can shot as long as they are on the team roster (Regular or Sub).
  4. SUBSTITIONS are allowed during league play ONLY IN AN EMGERCENY (Player must leave premises).  If a sub player starts playing due to regular player being detained, the regular player can exchange with the sub before a game starts. (No substitutions will be allowed for an individual game once it has begun-UNLESS Emergency). ONCE A PLAYER IS TAKEN OUT, PLAYER IS OUT FOR THE EVENING.
  5. PLAYERS REQUIRED:  Each Team MUST have at least 3 players to shoot a match (MUST still pay for 4)
  6. NITELY FEE  equals  $56 to be collected & disbursed as follows:  (NO SCRATCH KITTY)
    1. $28 per team regardless of # players playing (4 players @ $7  = $28 per team)
    2. $16 of money collected will go to home bar for use of table regardless of the bars normal fees whether it being more of less then $16 ( sponsor get paid for 16 games @ $1 = $16)
    3. $40 collected will go to the pool league with scoresheet (include in envelope)
  7. SCORE SHEETS ARE TO BE VERIFIED BY BOTH TEAM CAPTAINS & AFTER SIGNED A PHONE PICTURE IS TO BE TAKEN OF THE SCORESHEET & TEXTED TO “RANIE” @ 920-723-0933 SAME NITE OF SHOOTING.  Home team has thru the next week playing nite “WED” to hand in the envelope .  Drop Points are LOU'S  or BITZ’S Home team is responsible of keeping score & handing in the envelopes with score sheets & money). 

Late envelopes will be assessed a fine of $5.00 and an ADDITIONAL $5.00 for every week it is late. 
IF a problem of chasing down an envelope that fine rises from $5 to $10.  Fines go to secretary for the extra work.  Picture of Scoresheets ARE required NITE of shooting so standings can be kept current. PLEASE Call if any issues

  1. LEAGUE STANDINGS  will be posted on league website at
    League will be paying for website hosting thru (10/10/14 paid for 5 years term)
  2. LEAGUE STARTING TIME is Wednesday at 7:00pm.  There is a grace period of 15 minutes.  Table will be clean & suitable for play at start of league play.  Teams arriving prior to 7pm will have right to practice for a minimum of 15 min.
  3. LATE PLAYER,  a 45-minute time limit from 7pm will be given for late players, unless player has called giving notice.  If player has not showed up by time RD 3 has started he/she will have forfeited their 1st  two games (unless between teams it is discussed prior & mutually agreed upon).  If player does not show up before RD 4 starts will forfeit RD 3.
  4. IF POSTPONEMENTS:  A match being postponed has to be made up in a reasonable time. IF PRIOR knowledge is known of having to reschedule PLEASE try to play match prior to schedule date – Notify Secretary or Officer of ANY & ALL rescheduling.  (CALL an officer with any problems-TEAM not cooperating are put on probation).
  5. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FORFEIT.  If a team refuses to make up a match, they will have their records erased from the standings & no prize money will be awarded.  If the teams cannot get together & come to an agreement, the officers shall arbitrate and their decision will be final. Team is on probation.
  6. PROTESTS may be lodged with the officers of the league verbally, BUT must be submitted in writing & signed within 24 hours of the protest to a League Officer.  IF issue with match-do not sign scoresheet & note issue on sheet.
  7. ALL PROTESTS AND COMPLAINTS are subject to the discretion of the officers of the league.
  8. FOULS ARE LISTED ON RULE SHEET.   FOULS  will be a loss of turn & ball in hand anywhere on the table except after the break (in the kitchen).  Fouls must be brought to the attention of the player committing the foul prior to the player’s next shot or you will lose claim to the foul.   NO FOUL KITTY THIS YEAR         
  9. SPORTSMANSHIP:  All players must show sportsmanship conduct (this pertains to during matches & with league).  Any problem will be reviewed by the officers of league.  Any players found violating ANY BYLAW or RULE are subject to a 2-week suspension.  If the player continues to violate the BYLAW or RULE, the player in question will be barred for the season. It will be brought to a league VOTE at meeting to allow or NOT allow play of player &/or team.
  10. TEAMS DROPPING OUT of the league during season will have their standings erased and no prize money will be awarded.  The team may cause the sponsor in question to forfeit that spot in the league the next year.  EX: If a bar sponsors one team & that team drops out, the sponsoring bar may not be allowed to sponsor a team following year. 

(May vary depending on quantity of teams & how rounds are played)

Round 1 – Traveling trophy for Top Team of ROUND OR (SOLIDS & STRIPES) 

Round 2 – 1st place of Each Division 3 or 4 divisions (A, B, C, D)  Placques for Tavern



  Round 1 – Top 10 Shooters  &  Round 2 – Top 2 Shooters of each Division

  1. BANQUET is held annually at end of season to hand out awards, vote for officers, food and a great time. 

*********ALL Sponsors are invited to the Banquet, Hope to see you all there ***************
REGISTRATION – (DUE to great turnouts we are waiving registration fee, BUT my go back to if needed)
All PLAYERS are asked to pre-register with a $5 refundable fee per player registering to attend (will have registration form in folder-FEE due at same time) FOOD is ordered 1 week prior to the banquet, can cancel or signup; just call secretary by the Friday 1-week prior to banquet. Date & location will be announced during season. 


        PRESIDENT      BRUCE JOHNSON 563-2788/920-988-7115    elected in 2003-2004 season
        V-PRESIDENT  DEE OTTE  920-723-3868                      elected in 2008-2009 season
SECRETARY     RANIE BOUCHETTE   920-723-0933    elected in 2002-2003 season

  1. WSPA Sanction:  
    As of 2014-15 Season, League voted on becoming sanctioned & the league will pay for 4 player per team,
    Each team is responsible to pay for the subs (that play more than 4 wks)
    Per WSPA sanctioning any player in the league that play 4 or more weeks is due  to pay the sanctioning fees.
    League Secretary will notify of any WSPA Tournaments & will collect the cost & submit to the WSPA for Tournys


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Last updated 8/23/15 (2016-17 Season)

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