Sarasota ACS Pool League has adopted a change to ACS’s “No Practice Allowed During Match”. During the August 22, 2010 league meeting, team captains voted to allow practice during the match, but not during your actual game. Therefore, taking a practice shot on any table while playing your game during your team’s match will result in a foul.
Below is the rule from the ACS Rule Book and the SACSPL’s change to the rule.
1.8 No Practice Allowed During Match
1. It is a foul if you practice at any time during your match, including during time-outs and periods of suspended play. “Practice” is defined as any stroke or shot that is not a part of your match, taken on any table at the event venue. (AR p. 70)
2. In team play, this rule applies to all members of the team that are on the team’s roster, whether or not they are playing at the time and whether or not they are listed on the score sheet of the match in progress. Penalties for fouls in team play:
a. For violations by a player who is playing a game at that time: it is a foul and the penalty is applied to that table only;
b. For violations by a player who is not playing a game at that time: it is a foul and the penalty is applied to all tables. (AR p. 70)
Please Note: Sarasota ACS Pool League Adopted
a Rule Change for the “No Practice” Rule
Players are allowed to practice during the match between your games,
but not while playing your game.