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Season 2019 League Format.

 Next season's league format will change as agreed at the AGM December 2017. The new top 8 Premier League will be introduced with the top 8 players from season 2018's League 1 taking up the available places. This would introduce a 3 tier league system.

Premier League.

This 8 player league would see players playing each other 4 times instead of the usual 2. Handicaps for this league would be scrutinized carefully to assure that players are playing from the correct handicap. 2 relegation places would be used.

League 1.

This will be a 16 player league using the current handicap system (after being reviewed). Players from the bottom of the current league 1 (09th - 14th places) would be entered into the new League 1 with relegated players being entered into league 2. Players promoted from League 2 would also enter league 1. Players would play each other 2 times (Home and Away).

League 2

This will also be a 16 player league using the current handicap system (after being reviewed). Players from the bottom of the current league 2 (09th - 16th places) would be entered into the new League 2. New players would be added to this league to make up the 16 players. Handicaps for new players would be reviewed carefully so as not to gain any advantage. 2 promotion places would also be used. If the 16 player limit has not been met before the new season, Leagues 1 and 2 may become 12 player leagues.

Are you interested in joining next season ? - email snookerdundee@gmail.com

Other Info.

The current £3 per league match played will be reviewed. This may have to increase. The £20 league entry fee would remain the same. Funds for Dundee Snooker League comes from all the players with the yearly accounts estimated at the start of each season. With trophies and competition prize money as well as league place prize money, this will increase with the extra league places. The league also relies on every player completing their fixtures for the season so as to attain the funds needed to complete the prize money.

There is also talk of making our season start inline with other City leagues. This would see the Season starting in August and ending in May. Cup changes would also be reviewed. This would leave the summer free to holiday dates without interfering with league fixtures.

We will have many discussions on this new set-up before it eventually arrives and your say on the matter is important to assure we can have a smooth transition into the new season.

Jim Colligan.