Wednesday, 28 May 2014


The date for the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING has been set and will be on THURSDAY, JULY 24th (7.45pm) at MATLOCK CONSERVATIVE CLUB.
All teams should be represented at this meeting as some of the more significant issues of the year are likely to be addressed as always.

So if captains or club representatives can't attend please send a replacement instead so we get a meaningful voting platform on the night - from a snooker angle this and the pre season registration meeting are occasions when we really do need your presence.

Any proposed rule amendments need to be in the hands of the secretary two weeks prior to the date of the AGM.

During the meeting, the snooker secretary Ricki Slack said that things had run much smoother this season compared to the previous season, with all competitions pretty much running as scheduled and most league matches going ahead as planned.

Although we were down to only seven teams, it was a successful and enjoyable season with a snooker league sponsorship for the first time in many years and also the prospect of one or two new teams who had expressed a firm interest in competing next time around.

One match had been claimed under the less than 24hrs of cancellation rule and also one scoresheet was mislaid (though we did obtain approximate scores from those involved) whilst due to one of last seasons winners moving south we didn't receive the pairs trophy in time to present it on finals night but those issues apart, all went well.

The inputting of results was also helped by snapshots of the scoresheet being sent by picture messaging to the league phone.

We hadn't been able to arrange an inter league match with the Buxton and Hope Valley League team this season as they couldn't get a team to travel in the required timescale despite us giving plenty of notice, so we will try to contact the relevant committees officially next season to try and see if there is any interest.

From the billiards standpoint, Rob Lowe said they too enjoyed a successful season, and we were all very pleased to see Steve Hawkins at the meeting who had recently suffered a serious condition resulting in time spent in hospital.

It had been agreed that he and his opponent Adam Stewart would share the trophy for the Williams Cup competition in which they had reached the final and had been unable to play.

The billiards presentation night had been already agreed for the evening of Saturday, July 5th at Whitworth Institute.

Present at meeting: R Slack (secretary/treasurer, Bolehill Inst); J McCann (billiards match sec, Whitworth Inst); R Lowe (chairman, Tansley Potters); S O'Sullivan and S Hawkins (Hartington RBL); C Parker, C Hodgkinson and R Deakin (Matlock Cons); D Pownall and P Darby (Belper Strutt Club).