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 email@example.com 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.
All Team Captains, it’s that time of year again!
Ahead of the AGM on Tuesday 6 July 2021, the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League requires your 2021/22 Team & Player Registration Form to be submitted to us no later than Sunday 4 July 2021.
As part of the SWDSL Restart Plan, no Team & Player registration fees or league fees shall be payable for the 2021/22 League Season to encourage as many players to pick up their cues and start playing snooker again!
The online registration form can be completed in a few minutes via the league website or the link below and automatically submits your entry to us. In order to complete it you will need to have a mobile number and email address for each of the players that you wish to register. Registered players will also prior to the start of the new season be added to our WhatsApp Group which many members find a useful way to keep up to date with league results and news.
Click here to complete and submit your form now!
Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact either Peter Saville (Treasurer/Website Administrator) or Simon Chapman (League Secretary) in the first instance, many thanks.
As we continue to see good progress with the COVID vaccination programme and the Government’s roadmap to ease restrictions, a Committee Meeting over Zoom was held earlier this month to discuss where the league may be as soon as social contact restrictions are completely lifted which is currently on track for being no earlier than 21 June 2021.
Following discussions, it was unanimously agreed to not restart the 2019/20 league season due to the fact that play was suspended in March 2020 some 13 months ago, not all league venues will be operational in June/July to enable snooker to be played if there was an appetite by league players to do so, and arranging/playing snooker in the summer months can be difficult with holidays etc. It was therefore concluded that it was in the best interests of the league for a line to be drawn under the suspended season and to plan for a new season to start in September 2021.
It was also proposed by the Treasurer (Peter Saville) that although the Committee had fulfilled the majority of their duties for the 2019/20 season, that it would not be appropriate for the League Officers to be offered an honorarium this season. This was unanimously agreed.
The Treasurer also proposed that given the fact that for the 2019/20 league season no trophies had been purchased (the single largest expenditure each season), no honorariums are being offered and the league had not incurred the cost of the Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening, that no league or tournament fees* should be charged for the new 2021/22 season. This was unanimously agreed. *An entry fee will be charged for specific tournaments where there is a cash prize fund, i.e. President’s Cup etc. It is hoped that this decision will encourage as many league players as possible to register for the new league season and start playing again.
In order to continue to move the league forward, the Committee will meet as and when is necessary and an AGM is provisionally to be held on Tuesday 6 July 2021, further details to be confirmed. Prior to the AGM, the Committee will send out Team & Player Registration Forms as is usual towards the end of May.
We trust that the league members will fully support the decisions made by the Committee and we look forward to starting the new season in September with as many of you as possible.
For and on behalf of the SWDSL Committee
The Committee of the SWDSL have given the matter due consideration and decided that it is in the best interests of all members to suspend all league/tournament activities with immediate effect with the current COVID-19 situation starting to affect our day-to-day lives.
We appreciate that over the next few weeks and months some league members and their families may have to self-isolate and playing snooker will not be high on their list of priorities.
We will give at least 7 days notice for the restart and the fixtures and tournament dates will be updated. If you have already arranged to play in a tournament quarter final and wish to continue with your match then that will be your choice/risk to do so.
This has not been an easy decision for us to take and appreciate that not all of you will be in agreement with this decision but the well-being of our members must come first and the disruption to the league fixtures/tournaments will be dealt with down the line as and when the whole picture becomes clearer to us all.
More updates to follow as and when appropriate.
For and on behalf of the SWDSL Committee
The drawsheets for the Quarter Finals Round of the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles and John Webb Plate are now updated on the league website. Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2020 and played by 28 March 2020.
Please could the winner of each match report the result directly to the Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner or post on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheets to be updated for the next round.
Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact Stuart Turner on 07879-463089.