Wednesday, 13 September 2017

AGM Update

A few points raised at last night's meeting...

The new season will start on MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER. Same format as usual for the winter season, two divisions, play each team home and away. There won't be a specific week for rearranged games in the first half of the season,  just one towards the end of the season. This is because Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Monday. So there will already be 3 weeks with no games. A extra week for rearranged matches would mean some teams would have a month with no game. If teams do have games to play, there is ample time to make their own arrangements over the Christmas break.

There will be one week free just before the end of the season, but if teams have more games to play, they will have to play them on a different night.

Ladies singles, mixed doubles and veterans competitions will revert to two-leg matches over a maximum of 7 frames, 3 in the first leg, and a maximum of 4 in the second leg.

The suggestion of a shot clock was raised by Dave from Dragoon to speed up games, but the majority voted to keep things as they are, as match times are not an issue for most teams. It might be raised again in the future if it becomes an issue.

Talking/coaching during matches was brought up by Tanya from The Fox. It was decided that if it becomes an issue, have a word with the captain in the first instance. The 'No talking' in doubles will continue unless agreed by captains before the match starts.

Doubles pairs playing 'out of turn' was also mentioned. If you see it about to happen, mention it. Don't wait for it to happen then claim two shots. Try to keep it friendly.

I think that's about it.

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