Minutes of Livingston Pool League AGM 15th August 2016.
M Cowan opened the meeting with last years minutes which were handed to each team.
The minutes were subsequently agreed as read and Proposed by J Mathieson and Seconded by D Forrest.
S Kynoch went through the income and expenditure from last year. There was a debate as to why the league carries forward as much money from year to year and it was decided to look at a different approach to funding the Super League Teams Entry fees.
The finance report was then agreed as per S Kynoch's report and proposed by D Forrest and seconded by C Thomson.
Election of Officials
Chairman - M Cowan was re-elected for a further year
Treasurer - S Kynoch was re-elected for a further year
IM Secretary - R Peebles was re-elected for a further year(providing he is still playing in league)
Fixture Secretary - S Kynoch was elected.
A lengthy discussion took place regarding the format of teams for the forthcoming season.
It was eventually decided that the format will stay the same, ie 2 x 7 singles with the following provisions being made for teams that have less than 7 players turning up at a match.
Teams turning up with less than 7 players will be allowed to play 1 player from those turning up in each of the 2 sets of 7 singles twice. The same player cannot play the additional frame in both sets. The player will be drawn from a hat by a member of the opposing team.This format has been adopted for a 1 year trial. (Note - Superceded by new 5-5-4 format with Blackball shootout if Singles result reaches 7-7. 3 Man Blackball shootout the sudden death)
In addition should any match end in a draw there will be a 3 man blackball shootout for an additional point.
The Open 3 man team competition that was ran last year was scrapped due to lack of interest and the committee will look at alternatives for this year.
The league finals have again been sponsored by M Cowan/Cawburn by £300
M McLaughlin from the Ewington donated £100 to the league, and it was decided to look at having a competition in the Ewington as a thank you for his support.
A lengthy discussion took place around how the league was funded each year and it was decided to keep the football tickets in place again this year.
There were no further nominations for either captaincy of our super League teams so they shall remain the same as last year
A team - John Paterson & M Cowan
B team - Brian Guest
This being all the general business the Chairman and Honorary President then presented the prizes to the winners of last years competitions.