Minutes of the BTTL Committee meeting held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th August 2017 at the Hilton Centre

Present: Messrs. Caswell, Chauhan, Tatlock, D Scowcroft, Mrs Barker & Mrs Smart

Apologies for absence: Messrs. Barker, Bolton, Bradbury, Bradshaw & Rothwell.

Minutes of the last meeting: These had been circulated and were agreed.

Matters Arising: None

General Secretary’s Report: Player fees are now £14. Membership can now be renewed. However, few have taken the opportunity to get sorted in advance.

Treasurer’s Report: All the team fees are in although the General Secretary added that many teams drag their feet even though they have a month to sort. Some need frequent reminders adding to the work. There is little else to report as we only have had team entry fees in the main.
PayPal: £1,073. Bank £5,402.


League Set Up: There were 48 teams with another two tentative enquiries. Last year the slightly smaller Divisions 3 & 4 with extra open days was not favoured by quite a few. Forty-eight teams leads to four full divisions of 12 and no open dates. Losing a division would need a major restructure with some teams finding themselves in unexpected positions and a wider span of abilities in the divisions. However, this seemed to give the best fit. The divisions were set up as follows:



Burning Desire, Flixton CC A & B, Hilton A, Ladybridge A, Little Lever CC A, Ramsbottom CC, Ramsbottom A & Acre Bottom >Ram B, Radcliffe CC, Nomads A > Nomads, Wharton.

Division 1:

Coburg B > Coburg, Farnworth SC A, Heaton CC B > A, Hilton B, C, D & F > E, Little Lever CC B, Meadow Ben A, Ramsbottom  B >C, Ramsbottom C >D, Wingates.

Division 2:

Bolton TTC A & B Brass TTC B > Brass Zone, Farnworth SC B & C, Heaton CC C > B, Ladybridge B, Meadow Ben B & C, Polonia Club > A, St Pauls Peel, Top Spinners.

Division 3:

Albany TTC, Farnworth SC C > D, Hilton G > F, I > G & I > H,  Irlam Steel, Ladybridge C, Meadow Ben D,  Meadow Hill A & B, Polonia Club B, Walkden Meths.

Calendar: Following on from the last meeting there seemed to be a lot of cup matches in the second half of the season. Two rounds were separated by only one league match. The calendar was amended so that the first reverse fixture occurred after the Christmas break. One cup round was therefore brought forward before the break and some other minor adjustments were made so that at least two league matches separated cup rounds.

Date and venue of handbook distribution, official player registration & cup draw: Friday 1st September at 7.30 – Hilton Centre.

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