Central Herts Petanque League
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.