NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 12 July 2022

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 12 July 2022 at 8pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Simon Chapman no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 14 June 2022.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

The Committee are considering proposing a change to the current application of the Miss Rule to alleviate the judgement part for the referee as to whether a miss should be called or not based upon the players ability.

We are considering applying the full miss rule as used in the professional game with the caveat that there will be a maximum of three miss calls in any given situation and a miss will not be called following a fourth failed escape. Thereafter the normal foul rule applies and the non-offending player has the option to play from where the balls have landed or ask the offending player to play again, thus no advantage should be gained from where the balls finish after the failed fourth attempt.

Changing the current application that we have would ensure that the miss rule can be applied by all referees consistently throughout the league every time a player fails to hit a ball on. It is currently not being applied fairly or consistently due to the wide range of players abilities in the league and both players and referees having a difference of opinion on whether a snooker is easy or difficult to escape from.

We would welcome any thoughts or alternative proposals that you may wish to put forward on this prior to the proposal being finalised and voted upon at the AGM.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact either the League Secretary or any member of the Committee.

REGISTER TO ATTEND : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 6 July 2021

For those that wish to attend the Annual General Meeting of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League, due to the social restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our members, this will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should attend with at least one representative.

In order to join the meeting, please either click the link on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group or email your name and Team to swdsl@live.co.uk from the email address associated with your Zoom account no later than 6pm on Tuesday 6 July 2021.  An invitation will then be sent out to you via email allowing you to join.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  A copy of the Agenda and Minutes of the Previous AGM will be available on the website prior to the meeting commencing.

To view the AGM Agenda click here

To view the Minutes of the 2019 AGM click here

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 6 July 2021

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held either on Zoom or at a League Venue (to be confirmed) on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Simon Chapman no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 8 June 2021.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact either the League Secretary or any member of the Committee.

2021/22 League Season – League Officers and Committee Members

Further to the AGM held on Tuesday 6 July 2021, the Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are pleased to confirm that Simon Chapman was re-elected to the position of League Secretary and Peter Saville was re-elected to the position of Treasurer.  Phil Chapman and Stephen Burford were also re-elected as Committee Members.

Therefore, for the 2021-22 League Season, the Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League consists of the following Officers and Committee Members;

League Officers;
Life President – Dan Lewis
Chairman – to be voted for at the October Committee Meeting
League Secretary – Simon Chapman (Whittlesford)
Treasurer – Peter Saville (Dunmow Club)
Fixtures / Results Secretary – Aaron Gibson (Stansted Club)
Tournament Secretary – Stuart Turner (Dunmow Club)

Committee Members;
Stewart Hart (Saffron Snooker Spiders)
Steve Stalley (Saffron Snooker Flukes)
Stephen Burford (Takeley Chipmunks)
Phil Chapman (Whittlesford)
Trevor Parsons (Takeley Chipmunks)
Jason Pegram (JP’s Bounty Hunters)

It is important that any queries or issues are directed to the correct person. The main day-to-day work is generally undertaken by Simon Chapman, Aaron Gibson,  Stuart Turner and Peter Saville whose roles and responsibilities are as follows;

League Secretary – Simon Chapman – please email swdsl@live.co.uk
All matters concerning the general running of the league on a day-to-day basis, any queries concerning league rules and regulations etc.

Fixtures / Results Secretary – Aaron Gibson
Any queries in relation to league fixtures, league match results, player registrations and handicaps, cancellation and/or rearranging of league matches.  Collation of league results and production of league tables.

Tournament Secretary – Stuart Turner
All matters relating to all tournament and competition entries, results and draw sheets including the President’s Cup, Memorial Cup, Saffron Walden Challenge and League Cup.

Treasurer / Website Administrator – Peter Saville
Any matters in relation to the finances of the league and the administration/content of the league website, facebook page or twitter account.

REMINDER : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 9 July 2019

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby remind the membership that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 9 July 2019 and will be starting at 8.00pm sharp.  The club will be open from 7.30pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact either the League Secretary or any member of the Committee.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 9 July 2019

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Simon Chapman no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 11 June 2019.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact either the League Secretary or any member of the Committee.

REMINDER: SWDSL AGM – Tuesday 17 July 2018

Just a quick reminder that the AGM of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden District and Snooker League will be held at Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 8.00pm.

Copies of both the AGM Agenda and Minutes of the last AGM will be handed out on the night, however an advance copy of both can be viewed by clicking the links below.

AGM Agenda

Minutes of the last AGM held on Tuesday 4 July 2017

 

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 17 July 2018

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 8pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Simon Chapman no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact either the League Secretary or any member of the Committee.

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.

SWDSL 2017 AGM Pack – Tuesday 4 July 2017

Just a quick reminder to you all that the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League Annual General Meeting will be held at the Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Please click here to view and download a copy of the SWDSL 2017 AGM Pack.  If you are planning to attend please bring along a copy to the meeting.