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Minutes of AGM held on 19th September 2011 at the Talbot

 

Present:  Dave Cooper, Neil Davies, Dave House, Craig Lamb, Ray Lamb, John Lea, John Pritchard (minutes), Ted Randles, Barry Tipton, Gordon Vickers, Margaret Walker, Pat Wallace, Brian Welch.

 

Apologies: Chris Parry, Mike Turner, Billy Williams.

 

The Chairman opened the meeting at 8.10pm, welcomed all those present and thanked everyone for attending. A brief resume of the Agenda was given to those present.

 

1. Election of Officials

The first item on the agenda was the Election of Officials and the following people were nominated / elected:-
 

Position

Last year's Committee

Nominated / Elected for 2011 / 2012

Proposed by

Seconded by

Chairman

John Pritchard

John Pritchard

John Lea

Barry Tipton

Secretary

John Pritchard

John Pritchard

Barry Tipton

Brian Welch

Treasurer

Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper

Ted Randles

Barry Tipton

Vice Chairman

Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper

John Lea

Ted Randles

Committee Gordon Vickers Gordon Vickers John Pritchard Brian Welch
Committee Ted Randles Ted Randles Dave Cooper John Lea

Committee

Barry Tipton Barry Tipton

Gordon Vickers

John Pritchard

Committee

Margaret Walker Margaret Walker

John Lea

John Pritchard

Committee

Pat Wallace Pat Wallace

John Pritchard

Dave Cooper

Committee Ray Lamb Ray Lamb Ted Randles Barry Tipton
Committee John Lea John Lea Chris Parry Margaret Walker
Committee Brian Welch Brian Welch Billy Williams Dave Cooper
Committee Mike Turner Mike Turner Barry Tipton Dave Cooper
Committee Billy Williams Billy Williams John Lea Pat Wallace
Committee Chris Parry Chris Parry John Lea Ted Randles
Committee Barry Pace  
Committee Steve Turner  

 

Mike Turner and Billy Williams could not make the meeting tonight and sent apologies, but also asked to be nominated for the Committee again and were duly elected.  Chris Parry was also not present but was nominated, seconded and elected by those present.

 

2. Statement of Accounts

The Treasurer presented the Statement of Accounts for 2010-11 and copies were made available for those present. Gordon Vickers proposed that the Accounts were a true record of the league's finances and they be accepted, this was seconded by Brian Welch and carried unanimously by all present.

 

3. Any Other Business

No formal written proposals were received before the deadline of 29th August, so the Chairman gave a quick summary of recent news to the meeting.

 

First, the Winter League will start on Wednesday, 19th October 2011, and there are 11 confirmed entrants to the league.   They are Bawn Lodge,  Egerton Arms,  Home Guard Club,  Royal Oak, St. Theresa's Club, St. Werburgh's Club,  Spital Vaults,  The Talbot,  Union Vaults,  United Services Club and  Ye Olde Cottage.   The Lock Vaults team have moved their table to the Home Guard Club and will compete from there from now on, and Ye Olde Cottage will be entering for the first time and we welcome them into the League.    The Red Lion Handbridge have advised the Chairman that they will not be entering a team into the League at present, and entries have not been received from the City Arms Saltney or Blacon Sports & Social for the forthcoming season.

Second, A rule clarification made last season concerning Baulk and the Baulk Line will be formally introduced into the rules forthwith.   Copies of the amendments were made available to those present.

There was some discussion about prizes and prize money for the forthcoming Winter League and next years Knockout, and as funding has already been received, the majority of those present agreed the format should remain the same for the time being.

 

Mike Turner asked the Chairman to raise the matter of tables being closed at 3pm on the day of a final, as it was felt there were instances where the table had not been covered at 3pm.   The general feeling was that anyone involved in a final should not have any practice after 3pm on the day of a final, but "locals" could not be stopped from playing in their own pubs if the landlord wished to allow this.   Margaret Walker asked if it would help if the cut-off time was moved to 5pm, but most present felt 3pm was the traditional time and this should be adhered to.

Ray Lamb asked about team composition for the forthcoming season, and it was confirmed that for league matches a minimum of 6 (six) players are required with up to the lowest two scorers being allowed to play again, if required.   This also applies to 8-a-side cup games.   In the five-a-side competition, a minimum of 4 players are required, the lowest scorer can play again, if required.

During the meeting, Talbot landlord Pat Wallace served up a plate of hot dogs which were superb.  Thanks Pat!

 

Some general discussion about bagatelle continued until 8.50pm. when, there being no other business, the Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.

END OF MINUTES

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