7.6 MAXIMUM TEAM SKILL LEVEL (8-BALL RULE)

In Standard Limit leagues and Modified Limit leagues the total skill level of all shooters fielded on league night for each team cannot exceed the maximum team skill level set forth by the NAPA and it's local league operator.

The only time the total skill level of all shooters fielded can exceed the maximum team skill level limit is:

  1. If both team captains agree to allow the match to continue even though one or both teams will go over the limit. If both team captains agree, the match must continue and can not be retracted. 
  2. If neither team captain realizes that one of the teams is going to go over the maximum limit, players are put up to shoot one another and a lag is performed by both players, the match must continue regardless.


In Standard Limit leagues, the team skill level limits are as follows:

  1. In 3-man team leagues the maximum team skill level on league night is 195.
  2. In 4-man team leagues the maximum team skill level on league night is 260 .
  3. In 5-man team leagues the maximum team skill level on league night is 325.

In Modified Limit leagues, the team skill level limits are set at the beginning of the session by the local league operator:

The maximum liability a shooter can have against his team’s total skill level on league night is 110 points. For example, if a shooter, who has a skill level of 125, is fielded to play for his team, only 110 points will count towards his team’s total skill level.