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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Notice is hereby given that the Isle of Bute Pool League

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A.G.M.

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will take place in the

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GOLFERS BAR

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MONDAY 17th OCTOBER

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at 8:30pm

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All teams who wist to take part should make representation and submit their entry fee

'£25 for one team or £30 for two teams'

at this meeting in order to ensure the league starts on

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THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER

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Scottish Open Singles & Doubles 2016

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

PLEASE NOTE NAMES AND FEES FOR BOTH OF THESE COMPETITIONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 1st JULY.

THIS IS THE SAME DAY AS THIS YEARS PRIZE GIVING TO BE HELD AT GAMBA'S BAR, I WILL TAKE NAMES AND FEES THERE.

WITH ENOUGH ENTRIES THERE WILL BE LOCAL QUALIFIERS

SEE BELOW FOR COMPETITION DETAILS

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ISLE of BUTE POOL LEAGUE PRESENTATION

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2016 Isle of Bute Pool League

Presentation and Prize Giving night

will be held in

Gamba's bar

Sponsors of the league

on Friday 1st July at 8:30pm


 

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Presentations and prizes will be made for all winners and runners up of the League, the Shield competition, Champion of Champions Cup, League individual, Ladies and Under 21’s individual the Open singles and Open doubles winners, runners up and semi-finalist’s plus a special award for the team finishing bottom of the league

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Come along to the presentation and show your support and appreciation for all this season’s sponsor’s without whom there would be no league

Gamba’s Bar for the League

Golfers bar for the Shield competition

Stephen Thomas and Optimize for the Champion of Champion’s Cup

Galatea bar for the Open singles and doubles competitions

and

Phil of Picture Bute for supplying the trophies

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Open Singles & Open Doubles

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Galatea sponsored

Open Singles & Open Doubles competitions

will be drawn tomorrow Monday 25th January

in the Galatea at 8:45pm

Names along with entry fees should have been submitted by

Sunday 24th January

If you have submitted your name but not the entry fee you will not be included in the draw unless you bring your entry prior to the draw taking place at the meeting but no later than.......

8:40pm in the Galatea bar on Monday 25th January

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SPA Individual Membership 2016

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Names entered for the SPA Individual Membership 2016 events are:-

1. Mike McHardy

2. Alan Kane

3. Frank Macdonald

4. Roberto Cameron

5. Carol McHardy

6. Robert Docherty

7. Robbie Docherty

8. Richard Reid



Contact your SPA representative on 07783881786 if you would like to join.

Names and entry fees must be submitted to your representative by

* ENTRIES CLOSED *

this allows time for bank transfers to be made by the SPA deadline shown above

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Shield Competition Draw

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Golfers Bar Shield competition draw was made by Tommy Walmsley in the Golfers Bar on Saturday 7th November.

Please follow the link HERE to view the Pre-lim outcome and HERE for the First round draw.

2015-2016 Pool League Gets underway

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The IoBPL gets underway this Thursday 29th October at 8:30pm.

I am delighted to welcome all the team entries this year, with a special welcome extended to the Grapes Bar who return to the league after an absence of many years. I really hope they do well on their return.

The AGM was well attended with approximately a quarter to a third of all league players their and also some new faces.

The committe elect are:

President / SPA Representative - Mike McHardy

Vice President - Alan Kane

Secretary / Treasurer - Carol McHardy

As you can gather their was some reluctance from those in attendance to stand for any of the executive posts.

Committee members are: Jamie Campbell (Grapes), Sarah Steel (Grapes), Richard Reid (Galatea), Tommy Walmsley (Golfers), Anton McHardy, Debbie McQueenie (Gamba’s), Connor Toon (Gamba’s) & Robert Docherty Snr (Struan).

There are ten teams entered into the 2015-2016 league as follows: The Galatea, Golfers and Struan have each entered two teams with the Grapes, Gamba’s, Golf Club and Kingarth having entered one team each.

The first league matches will start on Thursday 29th October. League fixtures and score sheets will be distributed around the venues before then.

 

Ties for Thursday 29th October: Click HERE to view all the fixtures

Galatea 2 v Golf Club

Struan 1 v Gamba's

Golfers 2 v Golfers 1

Grapes v Struan 2

Kingarth v Galatea 1

The IoBPL committee and members would like to thank Paul Tweedley of Gamba’s bar for renewing sponsorship of the league, Tommy Walmsley of the Golfers bar for the Shield competition, Stephen Thomas and Alex Lawrie of Optimize Financial Solutions for the Champion of Champions Cup and Robert Galley of the Galatea bar for the Open singles and doubles sponsorship.

 

A vigorous debate took place over a proposal to remove the doubles from the current league match format and replace it with a singles only format. Eventually a vote took place and the singles format proposal was carried by 9 to 7. Further discussion over the number of singles to play with the new format and how the points would be awarded now that a draw was possible took place. It was agreed to play 12 singles for this season to be discussed further at the next AGM. Points will be two for a win and one each for a draw situation.

However with regard to the Shield and the Champion of Champions Cup the doubles will remain in place, but another proposal to remove scotch doubles and revert to the standard doubles format was carried 9 votes to 3; all other rules remain in place.

 

The ‘one off’ team registration has been increased to £12 per team to offset a reduced league sponsorship deal. This should be collected by team captains and forwarded to the pool league treasurer no later than the second week of the commencement of the league.

 

It was also agreed by those present that a courtesy table familiarisation, timed strictly between 8pm and 8:15pm, be extended to the visiting team, with the home team back on the table at the end of this time, up to match commencement at 8:30pm. If visiting team players are not present during the allotted time they will forfeit this courtesy.

 

New poster size sets of laminated Blackball Pool Rules have been purchased and each establishment entered into the league will receive a set in due course, along with copies of the updated constitution and team captain guidelines.

 

Please note: - Completed score sheets are now to be handed into Gamba’s bar no later than three days after a match, in any case by midnight at the latest on the following Sunday.

 

SPA affiliation: The IoBPL will re-affiliate to the SPA for the 2016 season. This allows any IoBPL area player who would like to join the SPA’s individual membership (IM) for the 2016 season to play in each of the 6 qualifiers leading up to the National finals and gain merit and or ranking points on the National ranking table. Entry is at a cost of £30 for the qualifiers which are held throughout the year.

Contact Mike McHardy your SPA representative if you would like to join the 2016 IM series with your name and £30 entry by, but no later than Friday 27th November.

 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Isle of Bute Pool League

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Annual General Meeting

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In accordance with the IoBPL constitution two weeks notice is hereby given of the forthcoming AGM

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The AGM with take place on

Thursday 22nd October at 8:00pm

in Gamba's Bar

It is envisaged that entry fees will remain the same as last season.

Team representatives must bring entry fees @ £25 for one team or £30 for two teams to this meeting in order to be included this season and ensure the league can start on Thursday 29th October

I look forward to seeing you all at a well attended AGM _________________


IoBPL v Central Ayrshire Challenge match

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

IoBPL v CENTRAL AYRSHIRE CHALLENGE MATCH

THIS FRIDAY 10th & SATURDAY 11th

IN THE GALATEA BAR @ 7pm EACH NIGHT

FREE TABLE AND PIZZA COURTESY OF THE GALATEA

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THE TEAM

1. Mike McHardy

2. Frank Macdonald

3. Alan Kane

4. Richard Reid

5. Ritchie More

6. Robert Docherty Snr

7. Sean Lawrence

8. Gordie Cumming

9. Robbie Docherty

10. Roberto Cameron

MATCH FORMAT TO BE DECIDED ON THE NIGHT

THERE WILL BE A SMALL WAGER - WINNING TEAM TAKES ALL

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SCOTTISH OPEN SINGLES & DOUBLES 2015

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

* PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FOR BOTH COMPETITIONS *

SCOTTISH OPEN SINGLES 2015


Entry fee: - £5.00 per player

Closing date for entries: - FRIDAY 3rd JULY

Venue: - Finals will be held at the Dumbuck Hotel Dumbarton

Date: - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October

To enter: - Contact Mike McHardy or call 07783881766

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Details: - There will be local qualifiers only if there are *sufficient entry numbers* from the IoBPL area; otherwise entrants will need to travel to an adjoining area (normally Central Ayrshire) to play their qualifiers.

*sufficient entry numbers* This is calculated pro-rata based on the total entries nationally. The pro-rata cannot be calculated until the total entries are known so an exact figure cannot be given in advance, however as a guide, last year the pro-rata for the singles was 7 to 1.

127 successful qualifiers plus the winner from last year will go through to the finals

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Singles entries:- The pro-rata has now been calculated and the Isle of Bute area have one qualifying place to play for; The area draws will be published soon and will be available to view when this is done by following the link below.

1. Mike Mchardy

2. Alan Kane

3. Richard Reid

4. Robbie Docherty

5. Robert Docherty Snr

6. Frank Macdonald

7. Richard Whitelaw

8. Roberto Cameron


SPA Competitions page link

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Presentation and Prize Giving 2015

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2015 Isle of Bute Pool League

Presentation and Prize Giving night

will be held in

Gamba's bar

on Friday 29th May at 8pm


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Presentations and prizes will be made for all winners and runners up of the League, the Shield competition, Champion of Champions Cup, League individual, Ladies and Under 21’s individual the Open singles and Open doubles winners, runners up and semi-finalist’s plus a special award for the team finishing bottom of the league

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Come along to the presentation and show your support and appreciation for all this season’s sponsor’s – Gamba’s Bar for the League, Golfers bar for the Shield competition, Stephen Thomas and Optimize for the Champion of Champion’s Cup, the Galatea bar for the Open singles and doubles competitions and Phil of Picture Bute for supplying the trophies along with an additional trophy to the league.

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SPA IM 2 Qualifier

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On behalf of the Isle of Bute Pool League committee and members.

We wish Richard 'Reido' Reid all the very best of luck attending his debut Individual Membership competition this weekend at Pockets Paisley.

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'GOOD LUCK REIDO'

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SPA Seniors Tour

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The SPA Seniors (over 40's) tour gets underway on Saturday 4th April.

Check it out the under 'SPA Competitions' in the menu bar above

IoBPL Meeting

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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The next IoBPL meeting

 

 

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Sunday 15th February

 

 

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Struan Bar at 8:30pm

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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The Isle of Bute Pool League Committee wish all its members and sponsors

 

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MERRY * CHRISTMAS

 

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HAPPY * NEW YEAR

 

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Five person Team Championship

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

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Ok we have a team together for this tournament :

1. Mike McHardy

2. Alan Kane

3. Richard Reid

4. Richard More

5. Gordon Cumming

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There is obviously some interest in this competition from the Isle of Bute players, but to be quite frank with you if you don't commit to this by putting your name forward very very soon we will miss out once again.

Here is a link with details about the competition CLICK HERE or here for the SPA site details CLICK HERE 

If you have a genuine interest; add you name in the comments above and we will formulate an Isle of Bute team or two.

The competition is limited to 48 teams with preference going to the 32 teams entered last year, up until 31st December, after that it is on a first come first served basis.

If we get our team entered and the entry paid before then we will be added to the list in order. Hopefully within the 48 team limit.

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NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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Committee meeting

 

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Monday 15th December

 

in the

 

Galatea Bar at 8:30pm

ANY ISLE OF BUTE AREA PLAYER WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE SCOTTISH POOL ASSOCIATION'S 2015 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP SERIES OF COMPETITIONS WILL NEED TO SUBMIT THEIR NAME AND £30 ENTRY FEE AT THIS MEETING

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S.P.A. International selection - European Championships

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

ATTENTION ALL ISLE OF BUTE AREA POOL PLAYERS

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Please read through the new international selection process that the Scottish Pool Association will be using to select teams to represent Scotland at International events.

The first event to use this process will be the European Championships as indicated below.

Anyone interested in being considered should ensure they are available on the date of the event and are fully familiar with the process before putting their name forward. You will find a link to the full process below and also a link to the European Blackball Association website with information on the European championships.

Entering your name is no guarantee you will be selected or be invited to trial for a particular team.

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Event

 

2015 European Championships (Bridlington, Eng)

-- 7th to 10th April 2015 (U18s, U23s & Learning Difficulties)

-- 11th to 16th April 2015 (Mens, Ladies, Seniors & Masters)

 

Link to official EBA website http://www.eba-pool.org/ which contains more information.

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International Selection Process - info on this forum Selection Process

Please take a moment to read and familiarise yourself with the International Selection Process before committing your name forward.

 

If you can make the event dates noted above, and would like to put your name forward for International selection in any of the teams, then please post your name on this forum, stating which team you would like to be considered for (and if more than one) then please list your order of preference.

 

Please Note: you can't select B1 or B2 as your choice, it must be 'B team', and the B1 manager will have first choice of players.

 

The team managers for each section will be in touch with you if selected for the team or via trial.

 

The closing date for player nominations is 31st December 2014 to enable the managers to select and run trials mid to late January 2015.

There will be no exceptions to late nominations.

 

 

Please take a moment to read and familiarise yourself with the International Selection Process before committing your name forward.

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Committee Meeting 'Reminder'

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Committee meeting

tonight

Monday 17th November

in the

Golfers Bar at 8:30pm

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