Official Team Manual
APA/CPA Official Team Manual for League Years 2023/2024, 2024/2025 & 2025/2026
A team match is normally played on one table. Occasionally, lengthy matches make it logical to split a team match onto a second table, if a second table of the same size is available. If the fourth match has not started by two hours after the official League start time, teams should put up their next player and start play on a second table. The fifth match would then be played on the first table that becomes available. If the fifth player is not present, a forfeit cannot be called until the fourth match has concluded.
A team is subject to penalties if it deliberately prevents a second table from being available, or resists using the second table to split the match. The option to split matches can only be waived if both teams agree to complete the match on one table.