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New winter season starts 7th December

Nov 15, 2021 Keith Walkerdine

Details for the new 9 ball winter season.

The Winter Season 2021/22 will start on Tuesday 7th December with games starting from 6.45pm onwards each week.

If you wish to enter then please contact league & tournament organiser Keith via text on 07917607276 or email elthief@outlook.com

Please give your full name and your interest in the league and I will get back to you.

Please make sure you can commit to being there every week (as this is a Tuesday night league only) or that you do not miss too many Tuesday nights over the course of the season. As this not fair on your fellow players turning up if you cannot or if you were drop out during the season.

There is a change this season to the entry fees and game fees. The entry fee will now be £50 for the season (prize money will be around the same based on division of 10 as previous season). This is just a change in how the prize money is paid in compared to previous seasons of split of each game fee then added to your entry fee making up the prize money (new game fee details below).

In a further change the fee for each game to the club will now rise after years of staying the same amount. This will now be a £3 table/light fee per player each game. This is due each game played.

The new entry fee will cover all prize money for each division. £25 (or partial payment) will need to be paid by 30th November before the season begins to secure your place. Once this date has passed no entry fee will be refunded. The second half of the entry (full balance) will ideally be paid ASAP or by the half way point but of course this can be paid over the course of the season if needs be like in previous seasons. This balance would need to be paid before the end of the season no exceptions.

If you drop out for any reason after the first week then any entry fee owed will be due instantly. If this isn’t paid then unfortunately you will not be allowed to enter any league or tournaments until it is cleared.

This new payment structure equates to just around £1.38/9 a game rise based on previous seasons payment structure based on a division of 10. As stated above you can pay the rest of your entry fee as you go but the £3 table/light fee to the club will be due each game played.

There may be only limited spaces in each division so depending on your divisional ability then there may not be a space available but please still put your name down as spaces can become available up to opening night.

Remember fixtures on the website are just a guideline and subject to change, so unless you hear directly from Keith always assume you have a game. If you cannot make it on any week then please inform me by 5.30pm or you may forfeit your match if you don’t. If you are running late then please inform me by 6pm please.

We have four divisions currently but we could revert back to three divisions depending on numbers for the new season.

The League Cup is a straight knockout format this season.

The Mick Walkerdine Cup will still take place and this will be the players that are divisions three and four (or some players division 2 if only 3 divisions). You will be able to find the draw under the Mick Walkerdine Cup section.

League format will be as follows:

·        Division 1 will be a race to 8 (maximum of 14 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.

·        Division 2 will be a race to 7 (maximum of 12 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.

·        Division 3 will be a race to 6 (maximum of 10 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.   

·        Division 4 will be a race to 5 (maximum of 8 racks) 3pts for a win and 1pt for a draw.

The prize money is paid out at the end of the season via places in the table and a playoff system for the top 4 or 5 players in each division.

The playoffs are also used to determine who will be division champion and second promotion place in the lower divisions.

Please note prize money will only be paid out if you have paid in full and completed a full season. There may be exception to this at organiser’s discretion. Amount of prize money will be dependent on money paid in.

Finishing 1st in the division guarantees an automatic place in the playoff final and promotion in divisions 2, 3, 4.

If a division of 9 players or more finishing the season then it will be top 5 in the play offs and if a division of 8 or 7 then it will be the top 4.

The player who wins the playoffs is crowned champion for that division. The second promotion spot for divisions 2, 3, 4 will go to the player who gets to the final in the play offs. There may be more promoted players from the play-off spots if the division above has spaces after sign ups.

The playoff quarter final and semi-final are scheduled to be played on the Tuesday after last league week and playoff final will be the Tuesday after that but could be subject to change.

Two (or three/four) players will also be relegated from each division and this will be the players in the bottom 2 (or bottom 3/4 if divisions of 11).

 

Entry list so far as of 29th November

Total players signed up = 28

Total players paid or partially paid = 22

Total players unpaid = 6

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