The Cup is a knockout tournament with pairings for each round drawn at random. There are no seeds and the draw for each round is not made until after the scheduled dates for the previous round. The final will be played at neutral venue. This year each tie is played over one leg (the first team drawn out of the hat are the "home" team) following standard Norwich Bar Billiards rules. The winning teams and top two losers of the first round matches proceed to the quarter finals of the cup. The four remaining teams from the first round and the 4 losing teams from the Cup quart finals will be entered in to Plate competition.
The top two losing teams from the first round will be decided by 1) frame difference and then by 2) total points scored.
Knockout competition with fixtures for each round drawn at random.
The first team out of the hat is the "home" team, except for the finals which are played at a neutral venue.
Each match will be played over one leg, played to standard Norwich Bar Billiards rules.
The top two losing teams from the first round proceed into the Cup quarter finals
The bottom four losing teams from the first round and the losing four teams from Cup quarter finals will be entered in to the Plate competition