WELCOME TO THE BIRSTALL & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE
Next Meeting: Monday 9 April 2018 - 8pm start
Central Club, Batley
Preliminary draws for the Scotch Doubles and Veterans are now available and have been issued to team contacts by email. We have received a lot of entries this season without phone numbers. We do not publish individual numbers online just by email, please contact check with your contacts that your numbers are correct. If an opposition player can not contact you because you have failed to provide a contact number then they will NOT lose their home advantage.
Please note that the April meeting is the 2nd Monday as the first is Easter Monday. The meeting is on 9th April 2018.
We are asking for each team to have a representative at the April meeting, we have had a number of issues so far this season which I have tried to address by email but I am not sure that things are coming across loud and clear. Please ensure your team is represented and if there are any rules are issues you need dealing with or clarity on, please make this known. We would like to be able to get any issues ironed out so the season can be enjoyable for all concerned. Thanks
RESULTS & MATCH SHEETS
Results - Please remember that all results need to be received by 11pm on the Wednesday after the match. Any result which is not received by that time will result in a loss of 2 points (the bonus points) for the winning team. For clarity, when the results are emailed out and posted on the web these results will be red. If you notice your result is missing and showing red please let us have the result ASAP.
Match Sheets - All match sheets are to be received by the league by the end of the Monday following the game. Any sheets not received by that time will result in BOTH teams losing 1 point when the following weeks results are processed. If your result is missing and we have no sheet this will lead to the winning team losing 3 points. Again, for clarity, when the results are emailed out and posted on the web these results will be yellow (unless your result is missing as well then it is red). If you see your result is yellow you still have chance to avoid a point deduction, send in your sheet ASAP. It is the responsibility of either/both teams to send in match sheets, not the winning team. Sheets are acceptable be way of Picture Message, Whats App, 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.
2017 PRESENTATION NIGHT
A big thank you to everyone who attended the presentation night for the 2017 season, we have received quite a bit of good feedback which is always nice. Its wonderful to know so many of you enjoyed it. I think we can all agree that the one thing that let the night down, which is becoming more and more often is the lack of winning teams coming to collect their trophies. Can we please politely ask, if you or a member of your team win something during the season, please come and collect your trophies, it is not fair on the teams and players who do not win who come to support the league when they are applauding teams who can not be bothered to turn up. This especially concerns the knockouts, if you want to enter, please respect the league and your oppositions by attending, where possible, the presentation night and collecting your prize.
Photos from the night are available in the gallery section and the raffles results are here: Raffle
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: Emma Wilby - 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.
RESULTS LINE - 07975 788380
ALL LEAGUE RESULTS HAVE TO BE CALLED, TEXT OR WHATS APP'd TO THIS NUMBER OR EMAILED TO email@example.com BY 11PM ON THE WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE MATCH OR THEY WILL NOT BE RECEIVED AND 2 BONUS POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED.
THE WINNING TEAM IS THE TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE THE RESULT IS RECEIVED.
ALL MATCH SHEETS NEED TO BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE FIXTURE WHETHER ELECTRONICALLY OR BY THE HARD COPY BEING DROPPED OFF AT THE CENTRAL CLUB FOR THE COMMITTEE TO COLLECT - ANY FIXTURE FOR WHICH A SHEET HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS WILL LEAD TO A 1 POINT DEDUCTION FOR THE TEAMS INVOLVED.
Results, Queries & Knockouts Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07975 788380