This is a brief summary for anyone new to the leagues. The complete league rules are available here
The college leagues are a core part of Cambridge pool. Each year more than 50 teams from over 20 colleges compete for promotion or for the coveted division 1 trophy.
The league is (subject to entries) divided into five main divisions across three tiers (1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) and one women's division. Each division is between six and eleven teams. Over the course of Michaelmas and Lent terms each team will play every other team within their division once. Points are given based on number of frames won plus four bonus points for a match win.
For all divisions except the women's division matches will be 9 frames - 6 singles and 3 doubles. For Divisions 1, 2A and 2B, any one player may play in at most one singles and one doubles frame, so teams should be at least six players. In divisions 3A and 3B, any one player may play in at most three frames, including no more than two singles frames and no more two doubles frame, so teams should be at least four players. Matches are typically played on the home team's college table, with the time and date to be agreed upon by the two captains.
Matches in the women's division will follow the format used for the first time last season. They are now 9 singles frames with any one player able to play up to three frames, so that the minimum team size is three players. We hope these changes will mean more colleges are able to enter women's teams, and that some colleges might enter more than one.
Anyone entering the main college leagues also gains automatic entry into the Cuppers (for college first teams) or Plate (all other teams) knockout competitions. Early rounds will be arranged between captains and played at colleges in the same way as league matches, then the semi finals and finals of both competitions will be held on CUPC Finals day early in Easter term at the Cambridge Snooker Centre.
Hotshots is a record of the the number of singles frames won by individual players in the leagues. At the end of the season a hotshots champion will be declared for each division, and if matches finish on time we may run an invitational tournament to decide the overall 'hotshot'.
Please email(firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us how many teams your college will be entering and who the captains will be.
League fees are £20 per team, or £15 for teams entering the women's division.
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