Central Herts Petanque League
at Whitehill Golf Club
Matt Beattie was confirmed at League Chair for the 2020-2021 season and Chris Sweeney the divisional organiser and treasurer. Nigel Wood nominated to assist with league finances and act as a sigantory, and this was confirmed by vote.
Number of teams in the league
The Farmers Boy intend to enter a second team this season.
The original plan was to commence the season after the Easter weekend; and make use of the additional weeks that the move in early May bank holiday to a Friday would afford us to run an additional tournament. However, owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, the season would not be able to start as planned following Easter. The First of June was decided as the latest possible start date to fit in a full season, and was decided on as a realistic start date should any distancing measures/pub closures take place, if restrictions were lifted. As there is uncertainty around this, a decision will be made nearer to the time. It is likely that additional tournaments will be abandoned if a full season is played with a later start date.
Given the issues around transmission of Coronavirus, it was decided that the requirement for pubs/teams to provide food should be removed for this season.
There will be no league subscription for the coming year, as the league is still solvent and has sufficient resources.
There was no other business at this stage.
at the Brown Bear
Matt Beattie was confirmed at League Chair for the 2019-2020 season and Chris Sweeney the divisional organiser and treasurer.
It was decided that the leage would commence the first Monday following the Easter weekend, i.e. 29.04.2019. It is appreciated that this will give a single game before the May Day holiday, but owing to where Easter falls this year, there is no realistic alternative. The duration and structure of the league will be dependent on the number of teams.
Number of teams in the league
Efforts have been made over the last couple of years to attract new teams to the league, resulting in Whitehill at Dane End joining last season. We will continue to try and attract new teams to the league - Matt has been contacting pubs in the area known to have gardens/pistes/play in other leagues. He will also contact former teams to see if there are players who might wish to form new teams/re-enter existing teams. It was decided that if we continue to have 7/8 teams in the league, then the "season and a half" format that we have been running to date will continue, while if we have 9/10 teams, we will need to revert to a full season. A move to a full season will allow us to have some catch up weeks during the season for catch up and cup games.
It should be noted that where there are an odd number of teams, additional bye weeks are necessary - it is encouraged that teams use these, particularly in the summer months, to organise friendly games against other pubs (including those in other leagues or those who may be able only to field occasional teams).
Rules Several items were raised:
League Finances The following motions were carried:
End Season do This was discussed, and voted that teams would like a social event at the end of the season. Date and venue to be decided.