Knockout Competition Rules

Team knockout competitions (Premier Cup, Cup, Plate, Shield)

  • All matches are to be played in line with the “Match Rules”
  • For any team KO match, only players who have represented their current team in at least 33% of league matches prior to that particular round are eligible - please note this will be checked and use of illegal players will instantly forfeit the match unless the team can provide sufficient evidence to prove otherwise.
  • Matches will be best of 11, so first to 6 wins the game and any remaining frames do not need to be played
    • Matches are made up of 10 frames (4 singles, 4 singles & 2 doubles)
    • In the event of a 5-5 tie, a singles play off will be played. Any player that has played on the night may play again. The break will continue as before
  • Matches should start at the time stated in the draw
  • Every round will be randomly drawn on Facebook Live. To keep it fair, we will not use the pyramid format, as the team at the top of the pyramid would always be at home and the bottom would always be away.

Individual knockout competitions (Singles, Scotch Doubles, Over45s, Under25s, Ladies, Mixed Doubles)

  • All matches are to be played in line with the “Match Rules”
  • Match dates are stipulated on the registration entry form page and are fixed – no rearrangements allowed.
  • Players must have played for a team that have played in the LDPL in the current season. Specific qualification criteria is set out on the registration entry form page.
  • Match start time and venues will be stated in the draw
  • The break will be decided by the toss of a coin
  • Matches on the run up to the Semi-Final will be best of 5, so first to 3 wins
  • Semi-Final will be best of 7 frames, so first to 4
  • Final will be best of 9, so first to 5
  • Round 1 will be drawn on Facebook Live and every round thereafter will go into a pyramid style format

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