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THe BDICPL Committee heard an appeal against one of the banned players from an incident several weeks ago. After a lengthy discussion it was agreed to withdraw the ban against the player. The reinstatment was on the confdition that the team accepted that any further involvement with drugs regarding the reinstated player would result in a ban for the entire team from the BDICPL. All agreed this was a fair outcome.
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A BDICPL Disciplinary Committee Meeting was held to hear and asked the captain of the Pitpool Terriers to explain why he rang an opposing team player after the match, on his mobile phone to persistently hound him into replaying a game (and in so doing trying to change the match score from 4-2 to 5-1) which had already been decided by the league rules and the League Secretary. He then videoed said conversation and shared it to others. A letter of apology was asked for several months ago and was handed in at the meeting. After lengthy conversations the outcome was to reverse said captain's score on the night, and in so doing so, turning the match into a 3-3 draw. The captain received a one match ban and was put on probation for the rest of the season. All agreed this was a fair outcome.
The BDICPL will not tolerate anyone who tries to alter the match score after the match is finished.
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The BDICPL Committee held an emergency meeting to discuss that evidence had been found and unusual behaviour had been witnessed at a BDICPL sanctioned venue, by a proprietor, and that drug abuse had accured during a BDICPL Tuesday night league match. All involved parties, including the team captain, were contacted and asked to attend. The outcome after lengthy discussions was to ban 2 BDICPL members for life from the BDICPL pool league and put the entire remaining team members on probation for the rest of the season. The team were then told that any further instances relating to drugs and their team, this season would result in an instant ban for the entire team. This decision was accepted by alll parties as a fair outcome.
The BDICPL has a ZERO tolerance approach to drug abuse.
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The following BDICPL committee decision has been taken due to the increasing national Covid numbers and there being very limited spare Tuesday dates to re-schedule any matches. Any fixtures which need to be postponed due to Covid will not be re-played, The senior BDICPL committee will decide the resulting outcome of each fixture, on a match per match basis and their decision will be final.
Please remember the following.
Anyone found guilty of any of the following will be severely reprimanded for bringing the game into disrepute and will be banned for life from the BDICPL.
1) Sending anonymous abusive text or email messages to the BDICPL
2) Posting abusive comments on social media that are indirectly or directly aimed at the BDICPL or its Committee.
3) A combination of, drug abuse, violent conduct, threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour towards other members, players or supporters
It's been a very hard last 2 years for everyone - let's all enjoy Tuesday nights.
Good luck everyone this year and remember to play in a sporting manner at all times.
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Covid 19 Issues
Please remember under the current conditions Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted nationally but there maybe local club restrictions enforced which as a member of the BDICPL you are expected to follow.
With regard to the customary "shaking hands" before and after each game and match the BDICPL strongly suggests that players use either a "fist bump" or "thumbs up" as an alternative to actually touching another player.
This coming season 2021-22 Blackball rules will again be played in the Premier Division. All teams in the Premier Division will play Blackball in Premier Divisional league matches, Premier Divisional cup matches and the Premier Divisional singles competition only.
All other BDICPL competitions and Divisions 1 and 2 will continue to play Old EPA rules.
All Premier teams who wish to play in other BDICPL competitions will play Old EPA rules.
The 3 teams promoted to the Premier Division each year will switch to play Blackball rules and the 3 teams relegated from the Premier each year will switch to play Old EPA in the 1st Division.
The Nighthawks are now playing out of Barstable Club,
Crooked Cons are playing out of Billericay Conservative Club.
The Outlaws and Artists are playing out of Qball.
The Patriots are now playing out of Bluehouse.
Club Bar FBS are now playing out of Fryerns Club.
Billericay Cons are now playing out of Wickford Railway Club.
The Wanderers and the Warriors are playing out of Woodlands Club.
The Pirates are now playing out of Woodlands Club.
The Bandits are now playing out of Fryerns Club.
Teams that folded were: Aviators Rebels Miss Cue Bluehouse Mavericks and Night Out.
Please remember to play all matches in a sporting manner. Good luck everyone.
BDICPL Officials who normally officiate at Qball are :
Bill Woolward (Secretary)
Mark Redgewell (Chairman)
Jim Atkinson (Web Admin)
We are going to continue with the new Tuesday format this season.
Each event will be played, on one Tuesday night only (except the doubles), down to the Final across all 9 x 8Ball tables at Qball.
Each event will all be played on 7 separate Tuesday nights during this coming season at Qball. (See fixtures for dates).
New format: You turn up between 7:15pm and 7:45pm to register in the appropriate comp on the allocated day.
You don't turn up - you don't waste anyone's time. Bring your ID card or photo of it.
(Please do not all turn up at 7:40pm or you won't be registered in time).
Book slammed shut at 7:45pm (you cant get parked at 7:40 - turn up earlier! everybody else does) and the draw will be done at 7:50pm sharp.
Play starts straight after the draw. We then play preliminaries first if necessary, then we play all the Comp using all 9 x 8ball pool tables up to the Final.
All the money competitions this year are still 1st prize of £100 to all the winners and £50 to the runner up.
Money competitions are:
Prem 1st & 2nd Div Singles
Captain & Secretary Cup
Any teams who would like the BDICPL to try and help arrange a friendly for them on Comp nights will need to contact the BDICPL via Whatssp of phone League Secretary at least 7 days before.
Just add the BDICPL mobile number to WhatsApp and text, stating name of your team and "please arrange friendly for us on (date)". We will try our best to help arrange one for you.
Good luck everyone and remember to play in a sporting manner.
The new Combination Cup competition has replaced the Three's Competition. It includes all the losing teams that were eliminated from the Charity Cup in the first two rounds.
After the byes it will be a straight knockout played on Charity Cup night.
The format is a 6 person team who play the best of 9 frames in total. The match comprises of: 6 x one frame singles matches and 3 x one frame scotch doubles matches. There are NO substitutions.
Captains will draw the first 6 singles alternately as usual, then all ID cards will be turned over and used again to draw the pairings for the doubles. Break will be decided by flipping a coin for break and losing team refs. Break and ref's are then alternated.
Divisional handicaps will apply as usual to decide any frame starts.
Team handicaps - Prem: 0, Div1: +1, Div2: +2, Div3: +3
Please remember to play all matches in a sporting manner.
Good luck everyone.