The pre.season meeting is on Monday 5 September 2016 to collect handbooks.
The remaining meetings for the season are as follows:-
Thursday 27 October 2016
Thursday 16 March 2017 - NOTE this is also the AGM
All meetings are at St Peter's Pavilion, Hurst Street, Hindley, and commence at 8.00 pm. Please note that the meetings will be in the Walter Hurst Room on the left hand side of the corridor. Please do not attempt to enter the Main Hall.
Team secretaries are reminded of the rules regarding attendance at league meetings.
The AGM will be announced in due course.
WIGAN & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
MINUTES OF LEAGUE MEETING 27th OCTOBER 2016
@ HINDLEY ST PETERS CLUB
Vice Chairman John Hughes
Secretary Sandra Moss
Fixture Secretary Tim Holland
Treasurer Paul Siney
Results Secretary David Mawdesley
Exec. Members Mike Crook
Apologies: Steve Carnaby (Chairman)
Team Representatives: All teams represented except Standish A, Scousers and Wigan Piethons
The Vice Chairman opened the meeting at 8.00 p.m.
The following was read by the Vice Chairman:
“Good evening and welcome to everyone. Please accept my apologies for my absence this evening due to work commitments.
A quick look at the early season sees Eagles and Royals making a strong start in Division 1, whilst Riverside certainly look the team to beat in Division 2, having won all 7 of their matches so far. Division 3 look to be a lot closer, with Knights, Gordon and Piethons all winning 6 of their first 7 matches.
A reminder that the matches for the first round of the revamped League Knockout will be known at the conclusion of this week’s fixtures and, hopefully, they will be on the website early next week. Every team will be scheduled to play the week beginning 7th November with the lesser team in each game all having a start of 193.5. The complete playing regulations are on the website but should you need any further clarification please ask.
As this is now the only League Meeting of the season other than the AGM which, this year, is scheduled for Thursday 16th March, any further information which the Committee feels urgent enough, will be transmitted by email or the website”.
The Minutes of the last meeting have been read and agreed by Mike Crook
The current balance is £4200.00 with another £800 to follow.
FIXTURE SECRETARY’S REPORT
Outstanding cancelled and postponed games still need to be discussed.
A request has been granted from Paul Clark to postpone their league match on 3rd November 2016 - Wigan Eagles v Wigan Wolves due to town team commitments.
RESULTS SECRETARY’S REPORT
Rules - Consideration needs to be given for a proposal at the next AGM to ensure that all rules are clear and can be understood. For instance, one rule that does not look right is Rule 26 for ‘playing up’.
Already Piethons have used 4 of their 8 available slots for playing reserves so they will now have to be careful they do not exceed the 8 slots.
Scorecards – These are received in a number of different ways – scanned, email attachments or in the body of the email. (Examples of scorecards submitted were then passed around the meeting). It was pointed out that some of these scorecards were difficult, and in some cases impossible, to read and it was requested that more care is taken when sending these to ensure they are clear and to ensure that the doubles score is entered fully.
Doubles - It was also pointed out that if a team is playing a reserve player and 2 regular players in the team then the doubles should be played by the 2 regular players and not the reserve.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Chris Garfin (LSG) stated that the two of his Club’s teams who played at Wigan were locked out and only got into the premises at 7.50p.m.
Explanations and apologies were given for these 2 instances from members of the Wigan Club. It was also pointed out that the premises cannot be accessed until 7.15p.m. so visiting teams should not arrive before then.
Mike Crook (Standish) asked for clarification of Rule 29 – ‘time of arrival of players for matches’.
It was reinforced that if a player is not present when it is his/her turn to play on the card then points can be claimed by the other team. It is only by mutual agreement of both teams at the start of the match if they are to make ‘allowances’ to this rule. The same also applies to players who want to play all of their 3 games first and leave early but again the opposing team is well within their right to deny this.
It was also requested that the website be amended regarding Warrington Jets venue. The actual venue cannot be accessed until 7.00 p.m. and so the match start time will be around
7.15 p.m. It is also noted the the match will take place on 3 tables as the venue has to be vacated by 9.30 p.m.
The meeting closed at 8.35pm
THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ISTHURSDAY 16th MARCH 2017