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.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 4 July 2017

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 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.

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 6 June 2017.

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 2016 AGM – Changes To League Rules

At the AGM in July 2016, 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.

1. Amendment to Rule 2 – Proposed by the Treasurer
OMIT ‘All fees due to the League must be paid by 31st December at the latest. Failure to do so will result in a £10 fine.
ADD ‘All league, tournament, sponsorship and any other fees payable to the League shall be due for payment no later than 30 days from the invoice date. At the discretion of the Treasurer, overdue invoices shall be subject to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, with interest being added at the Bank of England Base Rate + 8%.’ RESOLUTION CARRIED

2. Amendment to Rule 27 – Proposed by the Committee
ADD ‘Scratch Singles’ to the existing rule – ‘In order for a player to be eligible to enter and play in the Scratch Plus Singles or President’s Cup Tournament’s, they must have played in a minimum of either 3 league or cup matches in the first half of the season.’
RESOLUTION CARRIED

3. Amendment to Rule 27 – Proposed by the Committee
OMIT ‘When assessing the handicap of a pair of players their combined handicaps are divided by two and rounded up to the nearest whole number.’
ADD ‘When assessing the handicap of a pair of players their combined handicaps are divided by two and rounded towards zero.’
RESOLUTION CARRIED

4. Amendment to Rule 28 – Proposed by the Committee
ADD ‘which shouldn’t be the same day of the week and only one date should be a weekend’ to the existing rule – ‘It is the responsibility of the home player to advise the away player of three dates when the home table is available to play the match…..’
RESOLUTION CARRIED [Post Meeting Note at the EGM dated 26.07.16, Rule 28 Amendment was withdrawn]

5. Add New Rule 11A – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘As a minimum for all league matches and tournaments, all Clubs should provide a snooker table that has been brushed and ideally ironed, together with a set of clean Aramith snooker balls’. RESOLUTION CARRIED

6. Add New Handicaps Rule 6 – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘Any player not deemed by the Handicaps Committee to be on the correct handicap for their current ability may be subject to an exceptional manual handicap review at any point during the season. Such ad-hoc adjustments are to be agreed by the Committee’. RESOLUTION CARRIED

7. Add New Handicaps Rule 7 – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘any player conceding a frame with sufficient points available shall not have that frame count towards their handicap (or that of their opponent), and one point will be deducted from their team’s accrued total to date’. RESOLUTION CARRIED

2016/17 League Season – League Officers and Committee Members

Further to the AGM held on Tuesday 5 July 2016, Cathy O’Neill was re-elected as Fixtures/Results Secretary and Stewart Hart was re-elected onto the Committee. The co-option of Simon Chapman as League Secretary was also approved. The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are also pleased to welcome on board Trevor Parsons as a new Committee Member.

For the 2016-17 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 – Dan Lewis
League Secretary – Simon Chapman (Whittlesford)
Treasurer / Website Administrator – Peter Saville (Dunmow Club)
Fixtures / Results Secretary – Cathy O’Neill (BSRBL)
Tournament Secretary – Adam Ingram (JP’s Bandits)

Committee Members;
Stuart Turner – Assistant Tournament Secretary (Dunmow Club)
Stewart Hart (Saffron Snooker Spiders)
Steve Stalley (Saffron Snooker Flukes)
Richard Sewell (Widdington Warriors)
Stephen Burford (Takeley Chipmunks)
Phil Chapman (Whittlesford)
Trevor Parsons (Takeley Chipmunks)

It is important that any queries or issues are directed to the correct person. The main day-to-day work is generally undertaken by the Simon Chapman, Cathy O’Neill, Adam Ingram 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 – Cathy O’Neill
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 – Adam Ingram
All matters relating to all tournament and competition entries, results and draw sheets including the President’s Cup, Memorial Cup, Saffron Walden Challenge, Bishop’s Stortford Challenge and League Cup.  Adam is also our EASB tournaments liaison officer.

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.

NOTICE : Extraordinary General Meeting – Tuesday 26 July 2016 [Vote online here if you cannot attend]

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, however as the matter to be discussed concerns the Three Player Division, only those players registered to play in the Three Player Division shall be entitled to vote on the proposals below.

Prior to the date of the AGM, the Committee had received 15 team entries for the Three Player Division.  Post AGM, we received a late entry from a team that hadn’t been able to confirm their entry in time.  This raises several matters to be discussed at the EGM and to be voted upon as detailed below;

  1.  Do the league members wish to accept the late team entry into the Three Player Division for the 2016/17 League Season?                                                                                                                   
    Note:  Team entries were requested to be submitted by the date of the AGM.                   
    Accepting this team entry means that 16 teams will be registered in total.                                       
    If 16 teams are then registered for the Three Player Division, do the league members wish to have;
  2. 1 division of 16 teams which will result in a longer league season?
    or
  3. 2 divisions of 8 teams, with promotion and relegation between the divisions?                         
    Teams will play each other twice home and twice away like the Four Player Division.

Given the importance of the above for the Three Player Division, we hope that as many registered players (or at least a representative from every team) will make the effort to come along to this EGM so that a full and constructive discussion can take place, and a democratic vote on the future structure of the Three Player Division be taken.

If you are not able to attend but still wish to vote on the above, please click here to vote online.

Separate to the above, the Committee would like to withdraw a rule proposal put forward and agreed at the AGM;
Amendment to Rule 28 – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘which shouldn’t be the same day of the week and only one date should be a weekend’ to the existing rule – ‘It is the responsibility of the home player to advise the away player of three dates when the home table is available to play the match…..’

Should you have any queries on the above prior to the EGM then please do not hesitate to contact the League Secretary.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 5 July 2016

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion on Tuesday 5 July 2016 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 7 June 2016.

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.

 

2015/16 League Season – League Officers and Committee Members

Further to the AGM held on Tuesday 7 July 2015, Peter Saville was re-elected as League Treasurer and Stuart Dunmow was re-elected as Assistant Tournament Secretary. The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are pleased to welcome on board Phil Chapman as a new Committee Member, and post-AGM Simon Chapman volunteered to take on the vacant League Secretary position.

For the 2015-16 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 (Whittlesford)
Chairman – to be voted in at the August 2015 Committee Meeting
League Secretary – Simon Chapman (Whittlesford)
Treasurer / Website Administrator – Peter Saville (Dunmow Club)
Fixtures / Results Secretary – Cathy O’Neill (BSRBL)
Tournament Secretary – Adam Ingram (Burnt Mill Bandits)

Committee Members;
Stuart Turner – Assistant Tournament Secretary (Dunmow Club)
Stewart Hart (Saffron Snooker Spiders)
Pat Manley (Saffron Snooker Ex-Cons)
Steve Stalley (Saffron Snooker Flukes)
Richard Sewell (Widdington Warriors)
Stephen Burford (Takeley Chipmunks)
Phil Chapman (Whittlesford)

It is important that any queries or issues are directed to the correct person. The main day-to-day work is generally undertaken by the Simon Chapman, Cathy O’Neill, Adam Ingram 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 – Cathy O’Neill
Any queries in relation to league fixtures, league match results, player registrations and handicaps, cancellation and/or rearranging of league matches.

Tournament Secretary – Adam Ingram
Collation of league results and production of league tables. All matters relating to all tournament and competition entries, results and draw sheets including the President’s Cup, Memorial Cup, Saffron Walden Challenge, Bishop’s Stortford Challenge and League Cup. Adam is also our EASB liaison officer.

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.

Positions vacant on the Committee…..League Secretary and Committee Members

At the AGM on Tuesday 7 July 2015, we will be looking to fill the following positions on the Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League in order that we can keep the Snooker League running smoothly during the seasons ahead.

League Secretary – Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Shaun Hunt who joined the Committee at the AGM in June 2014 as our new League Secretary had to step down early into the season and we are keen to refill this important committee position as soon as possible. We are looking for someone who can commit to help run the snooker league 2-3 hours per month, is organised and has basic computing skills to use email, type meeting agendas/minutes etc.

Without a new League Secretary, the league cannot function properly and it is important that this position is filled.  The Committee will offer all necessary support to the person taking up the role to ensure a smooth handover whilst they are getting up to speed.  The Committee were very grateful to Peter Saville for once again taking on this role following Shaun’s resignation during the 2014/15 league season, as well as undertaking the roles of Treasurer and Website Administrator.  As a consequence of this however, Peter has indicated to the Committee that he may not stand for re-election at this year’s AGM unless the position of League Secretary is filled.

Committee Members – Subject to compliance with League Rule 4, ‘The League Management Committee shall have a maximum of two officers and two Committee members registered with the same club’, we would welcome any league member who wishes to join the Committee.  Currently we have no representation from Newport Club.

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If you are interested in either of these positions on the Committee then please contact either Peter Saville or Adam Ingram in the first instance for further information or come along to the AGM and put your hand up!

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 7 July 2015

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 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.  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 Peter Saville no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 9 June 2015.

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 Peter Saville.

 

REMINDER NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 24 June 2014 @ 8pm

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give a reminder notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 8.00pm.  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.

Many thanks.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 24 June 2014

***post update 17 June 2014*** due to the England World Cup match not finishing until 6.45pm, the AGM will now commence at 8.00pm, not 7.30pm.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 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.  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 Peter Saville no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 27 May 2014.

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 Peter Saville.

Many thanks.