Minutes of the BTTL Committee meeting held at 7.30pm on Monday 15th May 2017 at the Hilton Centre

Present: Messrs. Barker, Bolton, Bradshaw, Caswell, Rothwell, D Scowcroft (in the chair), J Scowcroft, Mrs Smart & Mrs Scowcroft.

Apologies for absence: Messrs. Bradbury & Chauhan.

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

Matters Arising: None

Correspondence: None

General Secretary’s Report: I would like to have a look at the Calendar for next season after we have done the Rule Proposals as we don’t get enough time at the August meeting. It would be better if the Cup Matches were more evenly spread and there is also the question of finishing the first half of the season with the Individual Divisional Championships which has been suggested by the Chairman.

Match Secretary’s Report: All the results were in at the end of the season.

Treasurer’s Report: The honoraria of Match Secretary £80, General Secretary £55 and Inter-league Secretary £45 have been paid which was agreed some years ago and is slightly different to what appeared in some earlier minutes where it had been done from memory. The treasurer had inadvertently been given a cheque for £55 instead of the £50 originally agreed. Offsetting this, he had not cashed his expenses cheque. A large cheque £800+ has been written to cover the cost of Hilton hire.
The £150 main sponsorship money is in the account. One advert money of £35 has yet to be received for Ray Isherwood’s S&R Flooring on page 28.
Some fines have been paid and a request has gone out to others who have yet to pay. Some obviously will wait until the AGM.
Draft accounts were passed around.

Inter-league Secretary’s Report: None

Tournament Secretary’s Report: All seemed to go OK although the Closed Championship entries were low. Thanks were given to John & Fiona Barker for running the two tournaments one after the other.

Rule Proposals: These were looked at, discussed in detail and one comment added to one item. The General Secretary said he had intended to raise one particular section that he felt needed amending but due to the time he would sort it out in the morning and report back.

Calendar 2017/18: Time was spent reviewing and revising the order of league and cup matches and the relocation of the Individual Divisional Championships. A revised version would be available at the August meeting.

AOB: The Match Secretary warned that he may need some extra help if he was forced to be working away during the week. It was agreed that it was still better for the Match Secretary to finalise the cards as he had a better overall view of what was going on in the league. Otherwise some rule infringements may slip through the net.

Date and venue of the AGM: 7.30pm Thursday 15th June 2017 at the Hilton Centre.

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