Arbroath Pool League update

ARBROATH and District Pool league will hold a committee meeting on Monday (August 8) at 7.30 p.m. in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms to complete all outstanding business from last season, arrange picking of Super 15 teams and collect fees and discuss glossy calendars for next season.

Full committee attendance is requested.

Annual general meeting

This year’s annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, August 18, at the Legion clubrooms at 7.30 p.m. The meeting will review last season as well as elect the office-bearers for 2010/11 and is the main forum for all Arbroath and District Pool League players to get involved in how their league is run.

Any proposals must be submitted 24 hours in advance of the meeting in writing to any member of the committee as proposals cannot be raised on the evening of the annual meeting.

Team registration forms will be available at the meeting. Fees will be verified but as a guide, last year, they were £20 per team and £2 per player signed.

Registration night

Completed Arbroath and District Pool League team sheets and monies must be handed in (in person) on Sunday, August 28, at the Abbey Inn lounge. Team captains (or their deputy) must hand these in.

On conclusion of the registrations, the glossy fixture lists will be compiled and issued to all teams as soon as possible. Anyone who would like to take an advertisement (or renew their advert from last year) on this year’s fixture list should contact the pool mobile to discuss.

SPA Super 15s

Any player who wishes to be considered for selection for this year’s SPA Super 15s competitions should let Gordon Smith, Roy Middleton or Steve Webster know as soon as possible, or alternatively log on to www.arbroath.scottishpool.com and express your interest in the relevant topic.

The ‘A’ event will be held at Haven, Ayr, from November 18 to 20. The Arbroath B and B1 teams have been drawn at Challenge Event 2 which will be held at Pettycur Bay from November 25 to 27.

The selection committee will be meeting in the near future to decide the teams and allow collection of the £36 accommodation fees in advance of the September meeting with the SPA.

Pool-a-thon

A sponsored 24-hour pool-a-thon will be held in the Portcullis, starting on Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. Eight players from the local pool league will undertake the event on behalf of the pool league and the chosen charity, Macmillan Nurses.

The players will play on one table, playing individual matches amongst themselves, while a second table will be available to play against current Arbroath Open champion Graham Dunbar in a best of three match.

A pot of monies from each match (£2 per match) will be accumulated until someone beats Graham, with the winner receiving half of the accumulated pot and the other half going to the charity.

Other fun events will be held on the day such as speed-pool, 14-1 and flyers.

Summer League finals day

The inaugural Summer League finals day will take place in the Portcullis on Sunday, September 11. Sign in time is 12 noon. All players are reminded that football card monies are to be paid on or before this deadline. Players failing to pay will be ineligible to play at finals day.