SWDSL 2017 AGM – Changes To League Rules

At the AGM in July 2017, the following Resolutions were voted upon and agreed by those league members who attended the meeting.  The League Rules document will be updated on the website to reflect these changes.  Please can all Captains make their players aware of these changes so there are no issues during the forthcoming league season, thanks.

Amendment to Rule 27 – Proposed by the Committee;
OMIT Paragraph Section ‘Normally semi-finals and finals will be played at neutral venues selected by the Tournament Secretary except when both players or pairs represent the same club when the match may be played at home.
ADD ‘Neutral venues will be selected by the Tournament Secretary for all tournament semi-finals and finals. Where league venues are selected in advance of semi-finals/finals being played and a player/pairing/team is a registered league member of that league venue, a neutral table will be selected by the Tournament Secretary within that league venue for the match to be played on. Dates selected for semi-finals and finals will not be changed under any circumstances and matches must be played on the dates scheduled’.
Resolution carried.

Add New Paragraph to Rule 27 – Proposed by the Committee;
ADD No runners up trophy / trophies will be awarded if a tournament final is forfeited and not played.
Resolution carried.

Add New Paragraph to Rule 6 – Proposed by the Committee;
ADD It is the responsibility of all Team Captains to ensure that their registered players maintain their membership of the league venue where they are registered to play. Failure to do so may result in the frames played by that player since their membership expired being deducted from their team’s results to date.
Resolution carried.

Amendment to Rule 8 – Proposed by the Committee;
OMIT ‘Three Player Teams – each player to play 1 frame against 2 separate members of the opposition (eg. 1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3; then 2 v 1, 1 v 3, 3 v 2).’
ADD ‘Three Player Teams – each player to play 2 frames back-to-back against 1 member of the opposition (eg 1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3).’
Resolution denied.

Amendment to the Handicap Calculation Table – Proposed by the Handicaps Sub-Committee;
Due to the Sub-Committee not having the end of season handicaps to hand and a finalised reviewed calculation table drafted  it was put to the vote that at a later meeting/emailed version should be sent out to team captains.
(EGM or or online vote to follow).

Amendment to Rule 7 – Proposed by Spike Braybrooke;
OMIT ‘Teams must advise the Fixtures/Results Secretary (when registering) of which week night they wish to play their home fixtures (Monday to Wednesday).
ADD ‘Teams must advise the Fixtures/Results Secretary (when registering) of which week night they wish to play their home fixtures (Monday or Tuesday only).
Resolution denied.