Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Veterans English Billiards League is a handicap league.The game is played
to 200 points using a handicap system.There are approximately 10 to 12 teams with an average of 8 players per team.
Matches are held throughout the Veteran Clubs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The handicaps range from plus 30 to over minus 300. New players start at plus 20 or whatever
their ability is and increase by 10 points for a win or decrease by 10 points for a loss for their first 10 matches. After
10 matches it decreases to 5 points per match. Four games per club are played each Thursday night starting at 7:00 p.m.. The
home team must put up 4 names and the visitors may match any of their players against the home team. For example the visiting
team captain can play a minus 250 player against a plus 20 player. The minus 250 player must make 450 point while the plus
20 player needs only to make 180 points. Each match is refereed by a player from the home team. Three round robins are played
during the season with the top six teams playing off for the championship shield. Rules are those used by the IBSF.
During regular season individual tournaments are played. The Lockwood Trophy is for
the top 16 players in the league and is played with no handicaps. The Bardal Trophy is for players minus 35 and up. The McLean
Trophy is for players minus 30 and under. The Ray Trinder Trophy is for players from 0 to +30.