WELCOME TO THE BIRSTALL & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE
Next Meeting: Monday 30 March 2020 - AGM
8pm start, Central Club, Batley
AGM - REGISTRATIONS - PROPOSALS
Due to the Easter holidays we have pulled the AGM forward a week - this will now take place on Monday 30th March 2020.
Registrations are also open for the new season, you will need to be registered to vote at the AGM, please ensure you notify the league of your registration by Whatsapp or Email before 30 March 2020.
If you have any Proposals for the AGM please ensure these are received by WhatsApp or Email by 29 March 2020 at the latest in order for us to collate everything in time for the meeting.
The Quarter Final draws for the Singles A, Singles B and Scotch Doubles are now available along with updated details of the first Semi Finals being Landlords, Mixed Doubles, Ladies and the Team Knockout. These have been issued by email to the current mailing list, if you have not received the email and wish to be added to the list, please do let us know.
The proposed schedule for the Semi Finals and Finals is now underway and will be updated as and when any draws are made/finalised:
Semi Finals and Finals
Updated to week 21.
Can I please remind all teams of rule 16 of the Birstall & District Pool League:
16. Only registered players may take part in matches, be they league or cup competitions, the exceptions being the mixed doubles knockout where only one player need be registered and the children’s knockout where a parent need not be registered.
Teams fielding unregistered players will lose all points for that game or games, unless the player is signed on at the next available meeting or a Committee member is informed. The opposing team will receive points gained in the match or average points whichever is the greater plus bonus points. The decision will be by the Committee.
Players will not be allowed to register and/or play in both the Birstall & District Pool League and any other Pool League where league matches are played on the same night and seasons run concurrently.
The registration of players is free but is essential, we need specimen signatures on file in case any potential issues arise, any teams who do not adhere to this rule and continue to choose to play players without formerly registering them will be called in front of the Committee and face potential points reversals/reductions.
RESULTS & MATCH SHEETS
Results - Please remember that following the AGM the process for results and match sheets has now changed. BOTH teams are responsible for ensuring they send a copy of the match sheet through following each match by 11pm THURSDAY. Results are not accepted without the match sheet. ANY team who does not send through a copy of the sheet WILL lose 2 points.
Sheets are acceptable be way of Picture Message, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger to the Birstall District Pool League "person" on Facebook - if you are not already a "friend" please send a request and of course by email.
There have been a few separate reports in recent times to the Committee about teams arriving at away venues and not respecting the rules of the venue/landlord. Can we please remind all teams that when you go to play away, the rules of the venue are there to be adhered to i.e. if there are signs re No Swearing, please try to calm your language and respect other customers, likewise if there are any signs regarding the use of illegal substances, please do not do it on their premises (ideally don't do it anywhere regardless of if there are signs or not!!).
All matches are to be played in a sporting manner in accordance with Rule 33 of the BDPL rules and this covers all aspects of the night from the way you treat your opposing players, other customers, the bar staff, landlord and venue as a whole.
Any incidents which are reported to the Committee will be investigated and any evidence of wrongdoing will result in action being taken by the Committee including expulsion from the league.
Chairman: John Laycock - 07929 789995
Vice Chairman & Knockouts: Nathan Wilby - 07583 066698
Secretary: Emma Wilby - 07583 066636
Treasurer, Raffles & Draws: Katie Halewood - 07783 326061
Averages: Patrick McCann - 07896 631722
Results, Tables and General Queries: Katie Halewood - 07975 788380
ALL KNOCKOUTS UP TO THE SEMI FINAL STAGE ARE BEST OF 5 - FIRST TO 3
(other than Team, 3 Man Team and Hotshots)
SEMI FINALS - BEST OF 7 - FIRST TO 4
FINALS - BEST OF 9 - FIRST TO 5
TEAM AND 3 MAN TEAM KNOCKOUTS ARE BEST OF 9 - FIRST TO 5 IN ALL ROUNDS
HOTSHOTS IS THE FIRST TEAM TO REACH 101 IN EACH ROUND
Any questions please contact the Knockout Secretary, Nathan Wilby on 07583 066698.