NAPT DIVISION 2 TOUR SYSTEM - CODE OF CONDUCT

Introduction

Players are under scrutiny at all times as NAPT Division II tour players, and as such, must avoid behavior that would discredit the NAPT, Division II Tour System, fellow players, venues, sponsors, or the sport of billiards. All players will be responsible for following all rules and regulations as set forth in the Division II Tour System Policy Handbook, and any other regulations mandated by the NAPT, Division II tour directors, on-site tournament officials and hosts.


Policies

Division II tour players must not make or cause to be made any statements (whether verbal or in writing) or take or cause others to take action which may, in the opinion of the Division II Tour Director, bring that member, the Division II Tour System, or its agents, or the sport of billiards into disrepute. Player members shall not address criticism of fellow players, tournament personnel, equipment, or facilities to fellow members, the press, or any others. All such complaints should be submitted in writing to the Division II tour director or representative.


Behaviors requiring immediate disciplinary action include, but are not limited to:
• Unsportsmanlike conduct.
• Abusive or profane language.
• Public abuse of equipment (physical or verbal).
• Intentional sharking.
• Public drunkenness.
• Public disagreements (physical or verbal).
• Non-compliance with dress codes.
• Rudeness to tournament officials, other players, sponsors, spectators, or promoters.

 


Disciplinary Actions


Code of Conduct Violations Inside the Arena:

  1. Written warning (verbal inside the arena with a write-up to go in the file).

  2. Fine (minimum $100) + possible penalty TBD by Division II tour director (fouls, loss of game, loss of match, forfeiture from the match or event).

  3. Fine and suspension.


Acts of Aggression:

Automatic suspension (length of time to be determined by the Division II tour director).

After 2 years, each infraction will be expunged from the player’s record.


First, Second and Third Offenses:
1. A first offense in any code of conduct violation will result in a written warning, and possibly a fine and/or suspension, according to the severity of actions by the player, solely at the discretion of the Division II tour director.
2. A second offense will result in a fine, and/or suspension, according to the severity of the offense, solely at the discretion of the Division II tour director.
3. A third offense will result in a fine and a suspension for a term deemed appropriate by the Division II tour director.

 

Complaints Process:
All questions or complaints must be directed privately, in writing, to an NAPT Division II Tour Director. A complaint form shall be filled out by the complainant and submitted, in writing, first, to the respective NAPT Division II Tour Director of the tour wherein the infraction occurred. If this is a general infraction, it may be submitted to any NAPT Division II Tour Director. Any public criticism or complaints are not permitted and the player responsible WILL BE FINED. This includes the internet.


Appeals Process:
A player who has been cited by a Division II tour director may appeal. If a player believes they have been treated unfairly, they may appeal the decision to the NAPT Board. Once the NAPT Board has rendered its decision, the player in question must adhere to the ruling in totality before that player is allowed to participate in any NAPT or Division II tour event.
Once an appeal is received by the NAPT Board, they must act, in writing, within 30 days of the player’s appeal and render a decision.


The NAPT Board reserves the right to send this matter to Committee, wherein the following may be determined:
• dismiss the case,
• lower penalties previously assessed,
• stand by the original action taken, or
• increase the penalties initially assessed.


Fines and/or suspensions imposed as a result of the NAPT Board decision will restrict players from any sanctioned or recognized NAPT or Division II tour events until completely satisfied.


Appeals Process:
A player who has been cited by a Division II tour director may appeal. If a player believes they have been treated unfairly, they may appeal the decision, in writing, to the Division II Tour Committee.


The sanctioned tour Director Committee will review and respond to all appeals, in writing, within 30 days and offer a final decision to include, but not limited to, one of the following outcomes:
• Dismiss the case,
• Lower penalties previously imposed,
• Uphold the original ruling and penalties.


Once the sanctioned tour Directors' Committee has rendered its decision, the player in question must adhere to the ruling in totality before that player is allowed to participate in any Division II tour event.


A player has the right to appeal the decision to the NAPT Board. Once an appeal is received by the NAPT Board, they must act, in writing, within 30 days of the player’s appeal and render a decision.


The NAPT Board will then hear the appeal, as was presented, from the Division II Tour Directors Board. If needed, the NAPT may request to hear directly from the sanctioned tour Director and the player(s) involved before making their final decision.


The NAPT Board reserves the right to send this matter to Committee wherein the following may be determined:
• dismiss the case,
• lower penalties previously assessed,
• stand by the original action taken,
• increase the penalties initially assessed.


Fines and/or suspensions imposed because of the NAPT Board decision will restrict players from any sanctioned or recognized NAPT or Division II tour events until completely satisfied.  

CONTACT:   Linda Shea, Tour Director   443-852-0020   sheaece@aol.com

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