The mixed doubles will be played in a ‘Davies Cup’ format, best of 5 frames.
Men from each pair play the women from each opposing pair in a singles format for the first two frames, then the 3rd frame is played in a ‘Scotch’ doubles format, where partners must take alternate shots, the final two frames played in a singles format is lady v lady then man v man.
No talking between partners during frames, apart from the 3rd ‘Scotch’ doubles frame, when you must stop talking once your visit is on and have touched the table.
Penalty Shootout Rule
The black ball is placed on the spot at the rack end of the table.
Player can position cue ball anywhere behind the baulk line.
Player must pot the black ball, using one shot, to score a goal.
If the black ball fails to pot, or the white ball is potted or a foul is committed, then the penalty is considered a miss.
An order of play sheet with only four players must be created and followed.
If score is a draw after all shots taken, then a sudden death round begins, following the original order of play sheet.
Both players must take their shot – i.e. if player one misses, then their opponent must take their shot and pot to win.
In sudden death round, the cue ball can be placed anywhere behind the line.