It has been brought to the attention of the Committee that some league matches are not starting until 7.45pm (or later), and dragging on unnecessarily due to extended player comfort breaks between frames.
Please can all Captains ensure that particularly at venues where play only takes place on one table that all league and cup matches commence promptly at 7.30pm (or earlier if sufficient players are present).
Any future complaints in relation to Rule 11 below will be strictly enforced;
Rule 11. Play to commence at 7.30pm (for all team competitions), with all players present
by 8.30pm (except by agreement of both captains). If play is not underway by
7.45pm, the team not ready to commence play shall be deducted one frame from
their accrued points to date.