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League Structure:

Local Bylaws


There are some subjects that are covered by Local Bylaws, a document put together by your League Operator with the approval of APA. Local Bylaws may differ from portions of this manual. The rules and guidelines outlined in each League’s Local Bylaws apply only in that League area. Topics that may be addressed in your League’s Local Bylaws can include, but are not limited to:

  • Procedures for dropping off and picking up scoresheets.
  • Penalties for late scoresheets and/or fees.
  • Procedures for registering teams for the next session.
  • Specific penalties for disruptive behavior.
  • Information concerning etiquette and sportsmanship.
  • Policies regarding the use of electronic devices during local League play.
  • Procedures to be followed by the Board of Governors.
  • Descriptions of awards that will be given out during the League Year, including the amount of Travel Assistance awarded to teams qualifying for the World Pool Championships.
  • Inclement weather policy.
  • Office Hours.
  • Requirements for requesting and scheduling pre-play or make-up matches.
  • Make sure you are familiar with the Local Bylaws for your area.

NOTE: Local Bylaws may not create ball-in-hand fouls. The Game Rules section of this manual contains the exclusive and complete list of ball-in-hand fouls.  

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