Tuesday 28 May 2019

Week 1 Fixtures

The Summer Fixtures, AGM Update and blank scoresheets should now be with your venues (except my team, as I have them), so without further ado let's crack on with Week 1 Fixtures.
REMEMBER! - As voted at the AGM and reported in the update, matches will now START AT 8PM.

Friday 24 May 2019

Summer 2019 Fixtures

Summer 2019 Fixtures are available now. They will be distributed to venues in due course.

No real 'groups of death' this year, quite an even spread.

Thanks to Ryan at The Fox for assisting (and witnessing) the draw.

Thursday 16 May 2019

Summer 2019 AGM Update

Thank you to all the team representatives that turned up for our Summer AGM at the Duke of Marlborough on Tuesday 14th May 2019. What follows is a summary of the points which you voted for at the meeting.

The Committee

The Committee will stay the same. Bertie is the League Chairman, Stacey is the Fixtures Secretary, and Ant is the Treasurer. Dave Laffan and Steve Humphries are also committee members.

Summer Format

We will be playing the usual summer format, 4 groups of teams, mixed division 1 and 2, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the Summer Cup knockout stage, and 3
rd and 4th placed teams going through to the Consolation Cup knockout stage. There will be one week available for rearranged matches at the end of the group stage. Any other rearranged games will need to be fitted in on another night before the end of the group stage. No games can be cancelled in the knockout stage.

Amendments voted on at the AGM

  • Matches will now start at 8.00pm. The team sheet needs to be completed and ready to start at this time. If a team arrives late, the opponents are entitled to claim a game for each 15 minutes that a team is late. Please be sensible and try to keep it friendly! If the first player is there, the match can start.
  • 48 hours notice for cancelled games needs to be given. In other words, Bertie or Stacey need to be notified by 8pm on the Saturday preceding the game.
  • Cancelled games with less than 48 hours notice can be claimed, or rearranged before the end of the group stage, at the opponent's discretion. Any unfulfilled matches will be awarded as 6-0 wins (8 points). Remember, a game can still be played and won with as few as four players. One of the reasons this league exists is to encourage trade at your venue on a quiet night. Cancelling games does no favours to the venue or your team.
  • No 'double-headers' will be allowed, under any circumstances. Unplayed games will be awarded points, as above.
  • If a table is deemed unplayable, as it is not reasonably level, a team has a right to postpone the match until a time that the table has been adjusted. Most tables can be adjusted on the night, but please be aware that we try to be a friendly league and you are not at The Crucible. We know some tables get moved. The table is the same for both teams.
  • Teams that drop out of the League – All points will be removed unless a team has played every opponent in their group/division at least once. In this case, points will be removed back to the halfway stage. Claimed games will not count as played games.
  • Neutral venues will continue to be chosen for Semi's and Finals. We will ask for neutral volunteers to referee finals in individual and doubles finals, and their decisions will stand. Referees will not generally be needed for team games, as there are more spectators.

Summer 2019 Season

The Summer season will start on Monday 3rd June 2019.
This season we will be welcoming two new venues to our League, The Coach House (formerly the Queen Anne) and Drakes. Good to have you on board!
For those new teams (and any other new players to the league), we play what we call the 'old rules'. A copy of the rules can be downloaded and printed from the 'Files' section of this group.
Matches are usually played with 6 players, but more can be used. Teams play 6 singles games and 3 doubles games. Matches are usually played in the following order; 2 singles, 1 doubles, 2 singles, 1 doubles, 2 singles, 1 doubles. Each player can play in a maximum of 1 singles and 1 doubles.
Food is provided by the home team for division/group games only. No food is required for knockout games as not all 9 games need to be played. In knockout games, the first team to 5, wins. Most teams will do a football card to contribute to the food costs for the venue.
If you have any other questions, just ask! An update on points raised at the AGM will follow, and a copy will be included with the Fixture List, which I will be sorting out shortly.

Monday 13 May 2019

Presentation Night

The Winter season ends tonight with Presentation Night at Lashings from 8pm.
Tomorrow night is the Summer AGM at the Duke of Marlborough from 8pm.

Friday 10 May 2019

Doubles Finals Results

A couple of tough matches to finish the season off. Both doubles finals went the distance last night.
At the Century Club, Tania and Vince (Dragoon A) took the Mixed Doubles title, with a 4-3 win over Dan & Ayisha (Lashings B ).
At The Fox, Troy and Bertie (Civil Service A) took it into the early hours to come back from 3-1 down, and eventually emerged victors with a 4-3 win over Darren & Steve (Lashings B ).

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Winter 2018-19 Final Tables

Winter 2018-19 Final Tables
Division 1 was completed last night, as the game couldn't be fitted in the previous week, due to the Winter Cup Final. Lashings A beat Civil Service A 8-1 to claim 2nd place.
The unplayed game from Week 11, cancelled by Dog & Gun B against Lashings B, was awarded to Lashings B.

Singles & Ladies Results

SINGLES FINAL: Congratulations to Troy (Civil Service A) who won the Final last night at the Century Club, defeating Steve (Lashings All-Stars) 4-1 on the night.

LADIES: Congratulations to Debbie (Hare & Hounds B ), who won the Ladies competition last night at the Civil Service Club. Tania (Dragoon A) was runner-up.

Monday 6 May 2019

Finals Week

LADIES: Tuesday 7th May 2019 at Civil Service Club, 8pm start.

SINGLES FINAL: Tuesday 7th May 2019 at Century Club, 8pm onwards - Troy (Civil Service A) v Steven (Lashings All-Stars)

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: Thursday 9th May 2019 at Century Club, 6pm - Tan / Vince (Dragoon A) v Daniel / Ayisha (Lashings B )

DOUBLES FINAL: Thursday 9th May 2019 at The Fox, 8pm onwards - Troy / Bertie (Civil Service A) v Darren / Steve (Lashings B ).