Monday 30 December 2019

Doubles Knockout - 2nd Round

Happy New Year!

Morning all! Hope everyone had a good Christmas. January sees the fixtures coming thick and fast, with the Doubles & Singles knockouts continuing, and the Veterans singles, Mixed Doubles and Winter Cup team knockout starting. Mondays & Tuesdays are about to get busy!
As we have increased numbers entered in Veterans and Mixed Doubles this year, both competitions will follow the same format as the regular singles & doubles knockouts. There will be no need to prolong the Mixed Doubles by making it two-legged. Both will have some prelim's before the 1st round proper.
There are still 3 results outstanding from the Singles 2nd round that was played on 17th December 2019. If I could ask for these games to be arranged and played as soon as you can, please. The next round is due to be played on Tuesday 21st January 2020;
Chris (Civil Service A) v Ryan (The Fox)
Wayne (Century Club) v Bertie (Civil Service A)
Rob (Lashings D) v Dan (Lashings A)
The New Year kicks off Monday 6th January 2020 with Week 10 Fixtures, published below.
Have a good one!

Week 10 Fixtures

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Good luck to all those playing tonight in the Singles Knockout 2nd Round.
Next Monday is the free week for rearranged matches. 2 games have been postponed so far this season, but only one of them is being played next Monday.
The only match on Monday 23rd December will be;
The Fox Loud v The Fox
Normal service will resume with Week 10 on Monday 6th January 2020. I'll put the fixtures up nearer the time.

Week 9 Results

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Week 8 Fixtures

Civil Service C have postponed their game against Papermakers Arms. To be rearranged.

Week 7 Results

Civil Service A had a 9-0 win against the Bower Inn, but the Bower only had 5 players, so not all 9 games were played. No bonus points.

Sunday 24 November 2019

Doubles Knockout - 1st Round

Monday 25th November 2019

All the Preliminary Round matches were played last week...thanks for sorting those out at short notice. Much appreciated!

Here's the updated 1st Round fixtures, most of which will be played tonight.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Doubles Knockout

Hi folks, I have a confession to make. I thought there was no need for prelims in the doubles, but realised yesterday I'd missed 5 entries out. So now we have 37 entries, not 32!
The draw has been re-done today, and we need to squeeze 5 prelims in before the 1st round proper. It's not a problem if any 1st round games have to be pushed back because of the prelims. The 2nd round is not scheduled until the New Year.

Week 6 Fixtures

Week 5 Results

Monday 4 November 2019

Week 5 Fixtures

Singles Knockout - 1st Round

Singles Knockout 1st Round - Monday 4th November 2019.
I can see there will be problems squeezing all these games into one night, especially at Lashings, and to some extent, The Hare & Hounds and Civil Service Club too.
Feel free to rearrange your match for another night if you wish. I will help with contact details if needed, but please make your arrangements by Saturday 2nd November 8pm at the latest, or your opponent may claim the game for late cancellation.
All I ask is that all results are with me by the end of November. The 2nd round is due to be played during December, before Christmas.
Thanks to Ryan & Dani at the Fox for assisting with the prelim & 1st round draws.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Week 4 Results

Congratulations to Duke of Marlborough A on their 9-0 win over Eagle A!

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Singles Knockout - Preliminary Round

Singles Knockout - Preliminary Round - Tuesday 22nd October 2019.
71 entries this year, so 7 prelims to get the number down to 64 for the 1st round proper. As always...IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PRELIM, YOU ARE THROUGH TO THE 1ST ROUND! (Sorry, but I have to say it every year!)

Week 3 Fixtures

Week 2 Results

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Winter AGM Update

Thanks to everyone that attended the meeting last night at the Hare & Hounds. A few teams still need to confirm their knockout entries. This information should be passed to Bertie as soon as possible, so he can collect the fees, and let me know the names for the preliminary round draws.
No major issues were raised. The Committee will stay the same, Bertie as Chairman, myself as Secretary and Anthony as Treasurer.
We have 22 teams for the Winter season, the same as last year. So again these will be divided into two divisions of 11, each team will have 10 home and 10 away matches, with 2 byes.
The season will start on MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2019. There will be two free weeks for rearranged games, one just before Christmas (Mon 23rd Dec) and another at the end of the season (Mon 27th Apr). This will be the LAST DAY for League games to be played. There will be a week with no games in between Christmas and New Year (Mon 30th Dec).
There are a couple of team changes due to mergers/relocation from last Winter. The only team 'new' to the Winter League this year is Drakes, who joined us in the Summer. The two old Duke of Marlborough teams have merged to become Duke 'B'. The old Eagle B team have relocated to the Duke of Marlborough, to become Duke 'A'. The old Dog & Gun team have relocated to the Civil Service Club, and become Civil 'C'.
The bottom three teams in Division 1 last Winter, dropping down to Division 2 are Century Club, Dog & Gun (Civil C) and Papermakers Arms.
The top three teams in Division 2 last Winter, promoted to Division 1 are The Fox Loud, The Fox, and Lashings D.
Drakes, as a new team, will start in Division 2.
No rule changes were proposed. Everyone seems happy with the 8pm start time, so that will continue. The 'No Talking' rule continues in doubles matches, only talking at the start of the visit, and the first shot after the break. Some teams may still talk if it's mutually agreed at the start of the match, but most teams have been sticking to the 'no talk' rule, so it's good practice to do that.
As was the case in the Summer, postponed/rearranged games require 48 hours notice (ie. Saturday night 8pm). If less notice is given, it will be the other team's choice whether they want to rearrange, or claim a 6-0 win (8 points). Any unplayed games at the end of the season will be awarded as 6-0 wins. No 'double headers' will be allowed.
It was decided that if a team drops out at any point in the season, all the points will be removed. This is the fairest option, as some games would've been played at home, some away.
I think that about covers everything. Any queries, get in touch with Bertie or myself.
Have a good season...Cheers!

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Summer Final Results

Congratulations to Lashings B, winning the Summer Cup last night. They came back from 4-1 down against Civil Service A, to win 5-4.

In the Consolation Cup, again it went to a final frame decider, with Dragoon B taking the victory against Lashings All-Stars.

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Summer Finals

The Summer Finals will be held on Monday 16th September 2019.
Lashings B will be taking on Civil Service A in the Summer Cup Final at THE FOX.
Dragoon B will be taking on Lashings All-Stars in the Consolation Cup Final at DRAKES.

Semi Final Results

Wins this week for Lashings B, Civil Service A, Dragoon B and Lashings All-Stars.

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Winter 2019-20 Season

Looking ahead to the forthcoming Winter season, Bertie will be delivering registration forms to venues over the coming weekend. As always, captains can get ahead by downloading and printing off the new form from the Facebook Group, if you prefer.
There are a couple of changes to the form this season, with regard to knockout competitions. Firstly, the Veterans age has been reduced to 55 (does that mean Troy & Bertie are eligible?  )
Secondly, and more importantly, in my opinion, I am asking that everyone who enters the knockouts provides a contact number. Last year was a bloody nightmare, when people were drawn against each other, and neither was on Facebook, and neither wanted to give out a phone number, and I had to relay messages through half a dozen people to get games organised. That won't be happening this year. I cannot organise everyone's individual games for them. If you're entering, give me a number that your opponent can contact you on, so you can arrange your matches yourselves. If you don't want to be contactable to arrange your game, don't enter. Can't say fairer than that, right?
Anyway, registration will be at the Winter Season AGM on TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2019 at the HARE & HOUNDS, from 8pm onwards.

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Semi Finals

Quarter Final Results

The Quarter Finals were completed last night, with wins for Lashings A, Civil Service A, and Lashings All-Stars.

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Quarter Finals Week 2

Remaining Quarter Finals to be played next Monday, 2nd September 2019.