10.1 SPORTSMANSHIP (9-BALL RULE)

The NAPA is a pool league designed for fun and entertainment. Proper sportsmanship is expected from all shooters at all times.The NAPA reserves the right to ban or suspend any shooter, at anytime, for any reason from future play.

  1. UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR; HECKLING

    Heckling a shooter, while it is their turn at the table, is a foul.
    1. Any time, any opposing team player, heckles a shooter, while it is their turn at the table, and the shooter is shooting for a win on the 8-ball, whether by combination, or direct shot, it is considered a concession of game for the team with whom the heckler plays on. The shooter who was being heckled, gets the break in the next game, if the conceded game has not ended the match.
    2. Any time, any opposing team player, heckles a shooter, while it is their turn at the table, and the shooter is not shooting for a win on the 8-ball, it is the team captain’s responsibility to warn the heckler of the infraction. If the opposing team player continues to heckle any shooter(s) during their turn at the table, after the warning has been given, the team captain’s from both teams must immediately declare a forfeit of the match between the two shooters . The shooter who was being heckled will receive twenty (20) points for their match and the heckler’s team will receive zero (0) points for their match. Both team captains should note on their score sheet the shooter who caused the heckling. The NAPA will then address the situation with the shooter as heckling displays poor sportsmanship and is against the rules of league play.
  2. UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR; DISTRACTING YOUR OPPONENT

    Distracting a shooter, while it is their turn at the table, is a foul. This includes any outward motion during your opponent’s shot such as yelling, screaming, booing, throwing objects, standing closer than an arm’s length to the table, grabbing chalk from the table, standing in a shooter’s direct line of vision or any attempt to embarrass or humiliate your opponent.
    1. Any time, any opposing team player, distracts a shooter, while it is their turn at the table, and the shooter is shooting for a win on the 8-ball, whether by combination, or direct shot, it is considered concession of game for the team with whom the heckler plays on. The shooter who was being heckled, gets the break in the next game, if the conceded game has not ended the match.
    2. Any time, any opposing team player, distracts a shooter, while it is their turn at the table, and the shooter is not shooting for a win on the 8-ball, it is the team captain’s responsibility to warn the heckler of the infraction. If the opposing team player continues to heckle any shooter(s) during their turn at the table, after the warning has been given, the team captain’s from both teams must immediately declare a forfeit of the match between the two shooters. The shooter who was being heckled will receive twenty (20) points for their match and the heckler’s team will receive zero (0) points for their match. Both team captains should note on their score sheet the shooter who caused the heckling. The NAPA will then address the situation with the shooter as heckling displays poor sportsmanship and is against the rules of league play.
       
  3. UNSPORTSMAN LIKE BEHAVIOR ; GENERAL

    Any shooter displaying unsportsmanlike behavior at ANY time during NAPA league play such as throwing objects, swearing at other shooters, using racial slurs, any type of physical or verbal violence are subject to being permanently banned from NAPA league play by the local NAPA league operator.