Minutes of Rawai Wednesday Pool League
Sunday 11th August† 2019
6pm Pats Cafe
Attendance: Barry, Wen, Michi, Dave, Steve, Gilles, Franck, Shoe, Brian, Rainier, John
Introduction: Barry. Previous papers circulated.
1. †† Election of Committee
Agreed: the† Rawai Wednesday Pool League committee shall consist of Chair, Secretary, Treasure and and 2 additional members, all elected by a formal meeting of a minimum of 5 teams. I team I vote.
An election took place and the following were elected:
Chair: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John Williams
Secretary: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Barry Craig
Treasurer/IT Website: †††† Rainier Vigneau
Team representatives: ††† Dave,† Shoe† Van Hoorde
Those elected took up their roles immediately
2. Start of season
Agreed: the next season† begins on Wednesday 11th September .
Item 3. Membership: 8 teams are a minimum requirement, 10 would be ideal. The following teams have confirmed their interest: Black Bull , Black Pearl I, Black Pearl II, Cosmo Bar, Pats Cafe, Lulu. †One other bar has expressed an interest, which will be pursued.
Agreed: to try to find a further 2 or more teams.
Agreed: to confirm membership, fees (see Item 4 below) must be paid in advance.
Fees: A registration fee is needed from each team to cover - website, trophies, food & drink at end of season party + incidental expenses (printing, paper etc).
Agreed: Fees to be set at ฿2,000 per team
5. Matches and scoring
Following discussion, the following were arrived at by consensus
Agreed : matches will be played under WPA International Rules (available on the website).
Agreed : matches will consist of 4 rounds of 4 single frames and a two frame beer leg.
Agreed: 10 points awarded to the for the winner of each frame and losers scoring for balls potted. The total for the first 2 rounds will be added and the losers team pay ฿400 towards the winnersí drinks. This is repeated for the combined third and fourth rounds.
Agreed: The 2 frame beers legs will be scored in the same way as above, and the scores added to the overall 4 round total to determine the overall winning team for the evening.The overall losers pay ฿400 towards the winnersí drinks.The bill for the overall losers will be paid by the bar owners.
6. Handicaps: A detailed and lengthy discussion took place on the form of handicap to be used - either by team of by individual. It was eventually to introduce an individual handicap system:
Agreed: an individual handicap based upon the grade of a player (determined as far as possible on the grades from last season); a one ball per frame advantage being given to the lower graded for each grade difference, with a maximum of two balls.
Agreed: the following Grades will be used A, B and C
Following further discussion concerning the grading process, consensus was reached as follows:
Agreed: A grading committee, consisting of one playing representative of each team, will evaluate new players and give a provisional grading. All scores and grades will be reviewed after 4 weeks and grades amended as appropriate.
Note: this Committee will meet after Teams have paid fees and submitted team members and substitutes; likely to take place on the same date as the next full committee meeting.
7. Rules and regulations
The proposed Rules and Regulations of the Rawai Wednesday Pool League was tabled for teams and members to examine and amend prior to the start of the season.
Agreed: the next meeting of the Committee will agree the final wording of this Rules and Regulations All teams and Bars will be given a copy to be made available during all matches.
A suggestion was made, but not voted on, that while we should adhere strictly to the WPA Rules concerning the games, we must be flexible in our use of the regulations governing the structure and organisation of the League. The Chair is suggesting that teams should consider this helpful contribution.
8. †Any other business:
Agreed:† All matches to start at 8pm. The issue of lateness is covered in the Regulations and can be amended at the next full meeting.
Grading Committee election if necessary:† this item was dealt with earlier under Item 6 (see above minute)
Date and time of next meeting: 6pm Wednesday 28th August @ Patís Cafe
The Chair thanked the meeting for their attendance and valuable contributions.