If you have a smartphone (or just an online calendar) and would like to try loading your team’s games into your online calendar please drop me a line with your team name, section and team number (as per fixture) and I’ll drop you a file back that you can import into your online calendar to remind you of matches. It’s experimental so please check with the fixture list before you turn up at a wrong venue (!)- I couldn’t check all 100 combinations per section but I’m fairly confident! I know it’s ok for Google Calendar but not tried iOS (iPhone) yet — Paul Stone
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The Winter League had it’s last fixture the other week with only finals night to go. That means Summer season is nearly here and your teams fixture packs will be going out soon if they aren’t at your venue already. I’ll publish the fixture list as soon as I get the PDF.
Remember: this year we are using the paper scorecard AND the online scorecard entry system as agreed at the AGM.
The winning team must enter the scores online and then post the card to the Secretary.
Best Advice – take a copy of your scorecard with your phone camera/copier/scanner just in case it gets lost in the post!
Online score entry is easy and we’ve made some background improvements since last year. If you don’t know how to do it take a look at the video .
Special accounts have been setup for each team and a password pre-set for you to enter scorecards. If you weren’t at the AGM your username and password will be supplied in your fixture pack – any other account you used last year will not be valid for entering scores (but will still receive email updates if your email address is correct !). If you have any difficulty with your account please contact the webmaster or the chairman by email at the usual addresses @abingdonauntsally.com and we’ll be happy to help.
When you login to your score entry account PLEASE update your email address in your profile so we can keep in touch !
season starts 6th May – if you need any kit take a look at Buying Kit ! in case you or your pitch needs attention !
The Committee met tonight to decide the split of teams into sections and the competition first round fixtures.
There are 73 teams this coming season giving us sections Premier to H. As we are 7 teams short of full 10 team sections some sections have a single team bye (meaning you get two weeks free for practice or a friendly!).
In the competitions we have 8 teams in the 8’s, 9 in the 5’s, 9 in the 4’s and 15 in the 3’s. In the pairs we have 27 entries and the Singles will be battled between 36 contenders.
8 Captains have entered and 8 Secretaries for their respective trophies.
Season starts on 6th May.
Fixture packs with scorecards, fixture list and rules will be out next month delivered to your venue. A login and details will also be supplied in the pack (if you didn’t pick yours up at the AGM).
Don’t forget this year we are filling in scorecards both on card and ONLINE.
The sequence of events to get to the first match is……
- Registration night – teams sign on and pay their subs.
- Each teams’ average is calculated from previous top 8 player averages.
- A provisional section list is produced.
- A committee meeting is held to validate the provisional list ensuring section winners get promoted etc.
- Handicaps are given (generally to the Premier/A sections) to average out the doll difference in the highest performing teams.
- Fixture list is prepared, proofed and then printed and PDF’d (for the website).
- Teams and players are entered into the scoring systems (both online and offline this year).
- Fixture packs are prepared and delivered to the venues (by hand by willing volunteers – thank you).
- First game 6th May 8.15 for 8.30 start!
This year both scorecard and online score entry is mandatory (as per AGM vote). The winning team is responsible for posting the card AND entering the scorecard online. You will need to use the username/password which you either had at the AGM or will be provided in the fixture pack once the sections are decided. Any problems get in touch by email to chairman or webmaster @abingdonauntsally.com and we’ll do our best. Don’t panic about the online entry we have videos showing how easy it is and we are making it easier too.
It’s wise to take a photo of the card with your smartphone so you can check the scores or in case the scorecard is lost in the post.
Important – please update your email address when you get your login details so you can get emailed details like this post !
The 2015 AGM at started at 8 p.m at Abingdon United FC on the 26th January 2015.
Chairman James Barguss opened the meeting with apologies received from C.Brind and J.Simmons.
The team register showed 15 teams in attendance. P.Sowden/B.Clapton agreed/seconded the minutes of the previous meeting.
With the sad news of the death of Martin Sheridan (the day before) adding to the great loss of Graham Barguss (ex-Chairman) in 2014 a minutes silence was held and the Chairman speech was foregone.
Treasurer’s report was received and agreed by T.Downes/K.Buckle
A motion was received that proposed by P.Stone/T.Woolloff that the Singles Final be played over 5 legs instead of 3. This was defeated 9-6. No other motions were received.
An under 35s competition was suggested by last years youngest singles champion Scott Humphreys. Various issues were talked about including the funding of trophies and in the end we all thought it was a waste of time.
Brian Adams also suggested consideration of lowering the team size and number of players signed on. After discussion it was viewed this wasn’t necessary this year due to a buoyant league.
Terry Downes drew attention to rule 16 which states that the Caller should be from the home team. It says nothing about the other sticker up which could if agreed come from the away team. This would allow more home players to interact with their teammates. As this does not require a rule change it can be done any time if teams think its a good idea.
Finally a vote on the implementation of the online match card system was taken with a vote of 10-1 ??? in favour of using it this 2015 season. In addition match cards will be filled in as usual and sent to the Secretary for backup.
Election of Officers:
Officers volunteered to stay another term and were block voted in.
Meeting ended at 8.50pm.
A set of killer finals games last night at Abingdon United FC. Check the videos on YouTube.
The almost literal real killer was in the Threes final – check out Colin “Stan the Stick” Smith (like Mac the knife only with wood!) of the Fox around 1:35……nerves are also the enemy as he nearly kills the Chairman!