Data înscrierii: 21/Noi/2004
|Trimis: Vin 8 Apr 2005, 18:11 Titlul subiectului: Istorie. Regula celor 25 de secunde
2004 Stephen Hendry
2003 Marco Fu
2002 Ronnie O’Sullivan
2001 Ronnie O’Sullivan
2000 Stephen Hendry
1999 John Higgins
1998 Ken Doherty
1997 Ronnie O’Sullivan
1996 Ken Doherty
1995 Stephen Hendry
1994 Stephen Hendry
1993 Jimmy White
1992 Stephen Hendry
1991 Stephen Hendry
1990 Steve Davis
1989 Steve Davis
1988 Steve Davis
1997 Steve Davis
* THE 25 SECOND SHOT CLOCK RULES
Rule 1 - The referee is the ultimate arbiter and his decision is final. Should any disagreement occur the referee is able to consult with the 'Timing' official and/or the 'Scoring' official before making a ruling. The Referee is given the power of awarding the frame against an offender if the need arises. If a player does not play or appear in the spirit of these rules the referee shall consider it unfair conduct and take the necessary action.
Rule 2 - All matches to have three officials - the referee, the timing official and the scorer.
a) The shot clock will be initiated by the timing official at a juncture dependent on circumstances. It will stop at the exact moment the player strikes the cue ball.
b) Length of shot - A player has 25 seconds to complete each shot beginning the instant the timing official starts the shot clock. Any shot that takes over the allotted 25 seconds will result in a time penalty being awarded.
c) A player will be allowed five time outs per match but no more than three per frame. Once a player has called time out the shot clock will be stopped and for that particular shot a player will be placed under no time constraint - but within the rules of the game.
d) Under normal circumstances the shot clock will be started the instant the balls come to rest or, after a potted colour has been re-spotted. If the cue ball is spinning on its axis this will be deemed a moving ball. Deciding when the balls have come to rest is the referee's call.
EXCEPTIONS TO NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES
1) IN-OFF - Should a player go in off or force the cue ball off the table his opponent's shot clock will not start until the referee is satisfied that the incoming player has received the cue-ball.
2) BALL OFF TABLE - If a player forces a colour off the table the shot clock will not be started until that ball has been re-spotted.
3) THE MISS RULE
a) When a miss has been called the shot clock will be started immediately. If the player elects not to accept the miss the shot clock will not be reset.
b) If, following a foul or a miss, Player A decides to ask his opponent to play from the finishing position of the cue-ball the shot-clock will be reset after Player A has made his intentions known.
c) If, following a foul or a Miss Player A decides to ask his opponent to play from the original position of the cue ball, the shot clock will begin when the referee is satisfied that all balls have been replaced in their correct position. The referee will inform the timing official to start the clock.
d) In the event of the referee warning the incoming player that a third consecutive miss will result in the loss of the frame the shot clock will start once that warning has been issued
e) Should a player be warned for twice failing to make contact with a ball or balls on he will forfeit the frame as a result of committing a time foul on his third attempt.
a) There is a 5 point penalty for all time fouls
b) In addition to the five points penalty all time fouls played will be classed as a miss. All usual protocol that arises in respect of the foul and miss rule will apply.
c) No player will be allowed to commit an intentional time foul or play an obvious miss in order to glean a tactical advantage or buy himself more thinking time. Under such circumstances the referee has the ultimate sanction and will deem any such action unfair conduct.
a) If a player asks the referee to clean a ball the shot clock will not be stopped and ball cleaning will take place during the player’s thinking time. However the referee can always call 'time out' if, for instance, both balls need cleaning.
b) Should there be a crowd disturbance - e.g. shouting, movement, mobile phone, someone in the audience taken ill - the player should not be expected to play through it and the referee will have the power to either stop or re-set the shot clock. Indeed, at any point, a referee is allowed to call time out.
c) Should a player believe a ball has been re-spotted incorrectly the clock will continue unless the referee decides otherwise.
Due to the need for speed players will not be deemed to be breaching etiquette should they remain closer to the table than normal in readiness for their next shot though not in his opponent's eye-line.
The referee is best placed to decide, regardless of circumstance, when the shot clock should be initiated. For each shot, the timing official will start the clock on the referee's verbal signal - which would generally be the calling of the score, thereby indicating the player is safe to play on, or by other verbal indication.
The timing official should be in a position to see when the shot is played - the instant the tip of the cue makes contact with the white. If there is a potential free-ball decision to make the shot clock will be re-set until the referee has decided one way or the other. He will then signal - start. The shot clock will be re-set if a player elects to make his opponent play again.
The shot clock will not start until the referee has checked to see whether there is a touching ball.
After an accidental foul when, for instance, a player's sleeve has touched a ball or balls the referee will signal to start the shot clock when he sees fit.
A player should inform the referee that he is taking a time out by clearly stating 'Time Out'.
When a player has only one time out remaining the timing official should inform him of this.
Should there be an electronic shot-clock malfunction the referee's decision will be final.
THE SHOT CLOCK WILL START WHEN THE REFEREE VERBALLY SIGNALS START TO THE TIMING OFFICIAL.
SHOULD ANY EVENTUALITY NOT BE COVERED BY THESE RULES THE REFEREE'S DECISION WILL STAND AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, IT WILL SET A PRECEDENT.
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