AGM

13th January 2020 7.30pm.

This meeting should be attended by all players intending on playing in this season's league & cup competitions. League entry fee's are usually due on this night but will be suspended until 20th January until the outcome of this AGM has been concluded. Current league players should join the 2020 season by 6th January then decide after the outcome of this AGM if they want to cancel their entry.
AGENDA.
  •         Players need to complete their fixture by playing all arranged frames. Any player giving away a frame or frames without playing them will receive a -03 pts. league penalty. I need to keep the league and cup challenge fair. Giving frames away is not fair.

    Is the -03 pts. penalty fair or should it be abolished?

  •         Players are NOT reading the rules before entering the league. There have been a few instances where it has had to be “told” to players the outcome of their actions.

    (1)   If you cancel your fixture after 4.30pm on match days you lose the fixture plus receive a -03 pts. league penalty.

    Is 4.30pm too early a time to cancel your fixture ?

    (2)   You are only allowed to be responsible for 2 back games at any one time without losing your first back game and receiving a -03pts. penalty.

    Is this fair ?

    It’s not the league organizer's responsibility to remember any player of their commitment in this league. Players need to familiarize themselves with the league rules. These rules keep things running smoothly.

  • Players cancelling with their opponent should also let the league organizer know so the match can be postponed on the web site. This should be before the match postponement cut-off time. A simple text would suffice. The league organizer's contact number will be on the web site along with other players mobile contact numbers. Players should be able to check the web site to find out if their match has been postponed by 5.00pm on match days.
  •         The 28 Day Play-By date is the final date to play a fixture before being penalized, but players responsible for the back game should NOT treat this as a fixture date and should try to arrange an earlier fixture date before the play-by date arrives. If the play-by date arrives and your opponent postpones the fixture, I would then have to add an extra week to the play-by date, slowing down the league progress. I would like to make this a 21 day play-by date. If your opponent postpones on the play-by date, then another week would be added.

     Is this fair?

  •         Next seasons payment ARRAGEMENTS will change. Players will be asked to sign a "Payment Schedule" with players paying in installments throughout the season. These will have Due Dates and will have consequences for non-payment. This is to stop the confusion of when players owe money for matches previously played AND players not paying the match fee for UNATHORISED cancelled matches. The amount you are due will be amended whenever a payment has been made. Players can opt to continue paying on a weekly basis. I am also proposing to raise the League Entry Fee from £20 to £25. It was either raising the entry fee £5 or raising the match fee to £3.50 per fixture. Things are too tight when the end of season payouts arrive plus I want to raise a cup prize. (See Below)

  • I am proposing to increase the prize money for “The Hebbie Cup” this season as both leagues are involved and it’s a harder cup to win. The Current £150 winners would rise to £300 with the runner-up rising from £100 to £200. Both the semi loser prizes will stay at £50 each.
  •         Players are to be made aware about “Table Hire” for a Monday. These prices you pay are with a 25% discount. Matches played out with a Monday will NOT receive the 25% discount. The 3 hour table hire deal would remain the same any day of the week. This is currently £13. This is a "Tivoli" rule not Dundee Snooker League's.

  •        The maximum start any player can give/receive is currently 60.

    I propose it be lowered to 50. I really do think that this is more than enough.

  • ·    1.a A Proposal by S. Reilly is to have a League 2 with 16 players playing twice as does League 1. Any players over the 16 would be on a waiting list. New players would be entered on their League Form completion date.

    ·      1.b A Proposal by The League Organizer is to have a League 2 with 20 players playing each other once then splitting into 2x10 playing another 9 matches, totaling 28 matches. New players would be entered on their League Form completion date OR ............... go with proposal 1a. and Propose 1c.

    ·      1.c A Proposal by The League Organizer is to add a League 3 with as many players as join season 2020 (maximum 16). I would also propose that the time to be in the club for, be changed for each league. Currently it is 8.00pm for both leagues. I would like to change that to:
    League 1: 7.00pm
    League 2: 8.00pm
    League 3: 9.00pm
    These would be the times that players from that league have to be in the club for before being penalized, and not a start time.

If no one is leaving the league then there is no fresh talent coming through. Having a League 3 brings in players who would normally have to wait until someone leaves the league next season. Voting to get a League 3 can only benefit the league in general. The vote is yours to make.
To have your views shared at the AGM, please text your comments so it can go on the agenda. Having this agenda speeds things up so we're not at it all night.
Thanks
Jim Colligan.