Mrs. Janie Macoy,
396 Loose Road,
Kent     ME15 9TX
01622 758080

Mr David May,
3 Meadow View

Kingsmead Park


Kent,  ME3 9TE

01634 272962

Miss Diana Welburn,

61 Barberry Ave,




01634 684920

Mr. Chris Saville,
Sparrow Court,
Northbourne  Road,
Great Mongeham, Deal,
Kent  CT14 0LB.
01304 372867   

Minutes of KBBA A.G.M. 2007

at the Janie Macoy's, Maidstone on  9th  September 2007.


The Chairman welcomed everyone and opened the meeting at 2030hrs.


Present;              President                                Janie Macoy (Tunbridge Wells)

                            Chairman                                 David May (Medway)

                            Secretary                                Chris Saville (D & D)


Maidstone;                   Not currently affiliated        

Tunbridge Wells;          

Medway;                     Jackie Peckham, Gerry Peckham.

Dover & Deal;             Ann Keen.


Janie Macoy queried whether there was a quorum due to the poor attendance. The Secretary checked the rule book and advised that 50% of affiliated leagues were needed and were present, thus a quorum was present.


The Secretary advised the meeting of the voting procedure of three votes per league, but there would not be problem tonight as no league had more than three voters


Apologies For Absence;

Di Welburn (Treasurer), Peter Sainsbury, Martin Russell, Brian Stevens (unexpected work committment) . Garry Speller (Vice Chair), Craig Carlson


Minutes of Previous A.G.M. 10th September 2006 at the Plough & Harrow Bridge..

The minutes had been circulated in advance but the secretary furnished a copy to those people who required one. After a suitable pause it was proposed by Jackie Peckham and seconded by Ann Keen that they be accepted. – carried unanimously.


Matters Arising;

There were none



There was none,


President’s Address;

Janie Macoy said that then interleagues had gone particularly well under the new format and at the new venue, the only problem being that they were on a bank holiday weekend, which she felt was difficult for some. She thanked Chris Saville for his continuing hard work, particularly with the problems he has experienced with getting answers from people.


Secretary’s Report (as dictated);


Good evening this is the Secretary’s report for 2006-07.


Nationally,  all of this is almost a year old now due to the current playing AEBBA format. Open Intercounties we survived in division 1 with Kevin Pringle winning three out of four, the ladies won division 2 with Ann keen and jackie Peckham having a 100% records. Once again, in the open, it was a question of getting those players who were willing to give their time for Kent rather than those who were top of the rankings.


Individuals were a fairly blank year. AEBBA open singles, Any remote hope I had of qualifying disappeared out of the door along with Bernie McCluskie as I could not then catch the aggrgate score had I have beaten him and KT lost. Jackie represented KBBA in her group, but did not qualify. Kelsey Arms did not qualify in the NBBA Pub Team, though I finished as top player overall on the day.. .Rooster made the final at Sussex and O won the Kent plate in a bleak year individually 


The ‘A’ interleague was won by Tunbridge Wells,. Medway continued their good run of late ny winning the ‘B’ and the Ladies Interleague.  The knock outs day was slightly less well supported this year, possibly due to all competitions being on one weekend.. Winners were[ pairs Gerry Fitzjohn & Gerry Goodwin, Alternate Rules Chris Saville, Over 50’s Alan Smith & under 22’s Nick Wren. .


The KBBA web page has continued to be the principal source for info on all matters and entry forms, saving me a massive amount of work posting forms, most of which are a waste of printing. Once again, because of this, there are no Secretary’s expenses this year. On that subject I have devoted an enormous amount of time running bar billiards in this county and locally for a number of years. Along with my retirement from the national game this year I will not be holding this office for much longer. The office needs someone with fresh ideas and fresh enthusiasm.


The trailer and tables project has produced a better set of eight Jelkes competition tables than the national ones. Once again the two hires per year have not covered costs this last two years. I will carry on for one more year at least, but along with my gradual withdrawal from the game and I am not getting any younger, I cannot keep lugging tables around for much longer.


The Betteshanger Club has proved to be a fine venue for the interleagues and was free of charge..


Finally, as per my report last year, I still have major doubts how much longer this association will continue.    The people I spoke to at the interleagues were all keen, but they ar becoming fewer and fewer and there is little sign of younger blood.


Treasurers Report;

The Secretary apologised that had inadvertently missed the Treasurer off the notification email. The Treasurer had only become aware of the meeting 48 hours previously when the Secretary had phoned her. Unfortunately she would be unable to attend the meeting or produce accounts at such short notice. The Secretary informed the meeting that the present total balance was approximately £460 including the fees owed by Tunbridge Wells, This represented an increase of £100 over the last two years. This was largely due to the Betteshanger Club being free for our festivals.



There were none.


 Election of Officers;

All officers had offered to stand. It proposed by Jackie Peckham, seconded by Gerry Peckham and passed unanimously that the officers be voted in en-bloc. The Secretary pointed out that most officers felt that this would be their last year and that, if interest could not be found that the future of the association would be reviewed.


Secretary’s Honorarium;

The Secretary pointed out  that he was happy with the current honorarium. The chairman agreed with this assessment, so no change was made, proposed Janie Macoy and seconded Ann Keen, passed unanimously,.


Life Vice Presidents;

The secretary informed the meeting of the current LVP's and said that this honorary award was given to people who had made an outstanding contribution to KBBA or had left office recently. He suggested that, without the continuing support shown by the Chairman and Jackie & Gerry Peckham from Medway we would not have an association any longer. He proposed that they be accorded the rank and privileges of Life Vice Presidents of the association,. This was seconded by Ann Keen and passed unanimously.


AEBBA Affiliation;

It was proposed by Janie Macoy  and seconded by Jackie Peckham that we remain affiliated, subject to there not being a large increase, this was carried unanimously.


The Secretary outlined the the rewriting of the AEBBA rule book and the lack of progress since it had been submitted in March. This had been prompted by two of the teams at the last National Pub Team Championships fielding illegal players, but there being no up to rule book to decide this.


AEBBA Inter County Selection.


1)          Open, The secretary reported that once again he was having trouble finding players. Mark Brewster, Chris Saville, Vinny Mitchell, Doug Phillips and Peter Sainsbury had accepted as the five high ranking players. Tunbridge Wells had nominated Neal Chamberlain, Martin Leach and Ian Wright (availability to be confirmed in September). There were no other nominations for the wildcard places. Neal and Martin having confirmed their availability were added to the squad to make seven. Tunbridge Wells had also recently nominated Peter Phillips, but this was after Neal and Martin had been invited.


2)          Ladies, the secretary said that the three automatic places had gone to the first three on the list, Jackie Peckham, Ann Keen & Janie Macoy. Karen Keen and Marion Wraight were the next highest players to indicate availability and there being no wild card nominations they had been invited. Janie Macoy informed the meeting that she had heard from Marion that she would not be available after all.  It was agreed Medway would ask Jean Baker if she would be the fifth player. If she declined Liz earl would be reserve. (NB Jean Baker accepted the invite)


3)          Open ‘B’ Side; This had picked itself from the volunteers and would be Dave May (Capt), Gerry Fitzjohn, Charlie Hallett, Russ Millford,  Curt Driver, Craig Carlson & Derek Latham.


KBBA Competitions.


Interleagues; It was generally agreed that Betteshanger had been an excellent venue. The secretary informed the meeting that hire costs should be little or nothing again next year as Dover & Deal were now part of the welfare scheme. Medway asked what the cost would be to hire the tables if they decided they  wished to tender. Chris Saville said that he currently charged KBBA £250 for the weekend but this was with zero cost to himself as the venue was only a mile away from his home. He envisaged that a Medway hire would entail another £50 plus accommodation if it could not be offered.


The dates agreed were

Saturday  3rd May 2007     ‘A’ Interleague.

Saturday    3rd 2007     Ladies Interleague.

Monday  5th May 2007   ‘B’ Interleague

Sunday    4th May  2007   KBBA KO’s day.


Tunbridge Wells would continue to run the Classic whenever they decided.


Any Other Business;

Janie Macoy asked whether there was any news on Peggy Farrelly's illness. The secretary informed her of what he had heard a couple of days previously.


Date and Venue of Next Meeting;

Next A.G.M or committee meeting TBA if circumstances necessitating one arose


The Chairman closed the meeting at 2135hrs.