of Kent Bar Billiards Association
at the Towns Club Sittingbourne, on Thursday 12th Decmber 2002.
present; Steve Kendall (Vice Chairman), Diana Welburn (Treasurer), Chris Saville
(Secretary), Jackie Peckham (My), Jerry Peckham (My),
Dave May (My) & Tony Earl (My).
Vice Chairman opened the meeting at 20:15hrs.
Gill Saville (D&D),
Ann Keen (D&D), Craig Carlson (D&D), Greg Dennis (TW) & Gary Speller
Representatives for 2002/3;
Medway; Jackie Peckham, Tony Earl, Dave May, Gerry Peckhan and Russ Millford.
Dover and Deal; Ann Keen, Craig Carlson and Gill Saville.
Maidstone; Clive Langdon, Kevin Kimber and Lin Harcourt.
Tunbridge Wells; Greg Dennis (rest TBA).
of Previous Meeting; The minutes of the meeting held at the Towns Club on July 4th
2002 were taken as read. Jackie Peckham proposed and Tony Earl seconded that
they be accepted as a true record, this was passed unanimously.
Peckham asked about contact with SCBBA. Secretary informed the meeting that
he had written to Simon Tinto but had not received a reply. He had collected
the County Secretary addresses in Jersey but had lost them. He would collect
them at the AEBBA AGM and write to them. Jackie Peckham asked whether thanks
had gone to Steve Purkiss re the excellent certificates, Secretary said that
he had emailed him.
The Secretary informed the meeting of the entry forms for Oxford and Bournemouth. Jackie Peckham asked about choice of accommodation for Bournemouth, Secretary said that contestants could stay where they liked. Tony Earl pointed out that it had been agreed some meetings ago that Medway would receive a copy of entry forms for every pub. The Secretary pointed out that he had taken on the job in the understanding that his workload (and honorarium) would be reduced by all contact being through the web. Tony said that he could not print out forms at the moment due to printer problems, the Secretary offered to post Medway's as a temporary compromise.
The Secretary read out the letter he had received from AEBBA re Mark Brewster's alleged conduct at the International. The Secretary said that he would forward copies to Medway and Mark. The meeting agreed no reply was necessary.
Secretary informed the meeting that this would be the last year of Bar Billiards Ltd sponsorship for one of our interleague weekends. He pointed out that this was just an announcement and there was no point in debating it until next year.
Rule books were handed out. The Secretary pointed out that these were not circulated last year, so he could not guarantee their accuracy. These were to be treated as 'drafts' and any mistakes to be relayed to the secretary.
The Treasurer said that there was nothing to report yet as the handover was still taking place due to it being more complicated than expected.
The Secretary said that he had paid the bills and would claim the money in due course.
Open Singles; The Secretary handed the entry fees to the Treasurer and reported that he had one late entry without a fee from Brian Stevens via Greg Dennis. The Secretary reported that he had personally warned Kevin Clark of the approaching closing date, but no entry had been received from Kevin or Mark Brewster. Discussion followed on the late entry with regard to Janie Macoy and KBBA's decision to exclude late entries last year. The committee felt that they were now in a singularly difficult position, faced with offending either the players involved last year or this year. A show of hands showed the majority being in favour of late entries not being accepted, especially as no fee had been received. The Secretary is to write to Brian Stevens. Format and tables were discussed, there being only there entrants, the Swan and Anchor and Hope from Maidstone and the Towns Club from Medway were selected for a round robin competition. Each match to be played over 5 legs with normal rules applying, scoring system 1 pt per leg, aggregate score deciding a tie. Steve Kendall would check the availablity of the Maidstone pubs and assign the matches accordingly as one pub had darts every other Thursday.
Di Welburn v Peter Sainsbury Thursday 6th Feb 2003, venue TBA
Chris Saville v Di Welburn Thursday 13th Feb 2003, venue TBA
Peter Sainsbury v Chris Saville Thursday 20th Feb, venue Towns Club.
Interleagues; The following teams were provisionally submitted.
|D & D||Maidstone||Medway||Tunbridge Wells|
There was much discussion over the format for the two weekends, particularly over player availablility for the 'A' Interleague. The feeling of the committee was that the trial running last year on the Sunday was a success with several players playing who had not been able to make the Saturday. The committee were loath to do the same this year without input from Tunbridge Wells who were known to dislike the idea, but a decision had to be made. It was proposed by Jackie Peckham and seconded by Dave May that the 'A' be run on the Sunday, this was passed with one against. To help Tunbridge it was decided to pull ALL registrations forward to 1130hrs and dispense with the 15 mins table setting up, this would get Tunbridge away 45 minutes earlier.
Dover and Medway will liaise over the ladies Interleague re running one team of five or two teams of four. The Ladies Pairs would also be run on this day to make a better day for the ladies.
The 'B' interleague would be on Saturday 15th March.
The KBBA knock-outs day would be on Sunday 16th march featuring Over 50's, Under 22's, Alternate (triangle) rules and an Open Pairs.
Intercounties; Chris Saville reported that the Open team had lost all four matches 3 - 4 for the second year, but had survived relegation due to Bucks suffering heavier losses. He said that all players had contributed and the team spirit was excellent. He particularly thanked Alan Farra and John Mitchell of his league for stepping in at 48 hours notice due to late dropouts. Diana Welburn reported on the Ladies, informing the meeting that the KBBA 'A' team had won division 2 and that the Ladies had all had a good day.
Kent Classic; The Secretary said that he would email Peter Sainsbury re the withdrawal of sponsorship by Bar Billiards Ltd.
This had been covered earlier.
Any Other Business;
Faversham; The Secretary informed the meeting that Canterbury assets had been handed over to Dover & Deal. The Secretary asked if anyone knew of what had happened to the Faversham assets, no one did. The Secretary will contact Baz Symes, a Faversham player now playing in his league to try and find out more.
Inter Area; The Secretary mentioned this now defunct competition and asked leagues to see if there was any interest in resurrecting it.
Date And Venue of The Next Meeting; The next meeting will be at the Towns Club on
Thursday June 19th, emergencies excepted., Meeting was
closed by the Vice Chairman at 2200hrs.