2019 AGM

The Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 7 March 2019 at Bainfield B.C. (Upper Hall) at 7.00pm

Two delegates only from each Club are permitted to attend the meeting with one vote per Club. All in attendance will sign in before being seated.

Past Presidents are invited to attend.

There are no candidates for Committee.

There are no amendments to the Constitution Rules and Regulations submitted by Clubs or by the Committee.

Tait 2019

The Tait Trophy in 2019 will commence on Monday 12 August 2019. The start date is later this year and it is hoped this will encourage all Clubs to have their Championship completed prior to the start date.

The final will be held on Friday 23 August 2019 at Parkside B.C.

When the draw is made players will not be sent to a Club with only one game on the green.Clubs will be allocated a maximum of four games. We hope this  will generate a bit of an atmosphere on the green and encourage spectators along. Clubs may then feel it is worthwhile opening to multiple visitors.

In previous years there have been to many call offs in the first three rounds. Not the fault of the player who qualifies for the last eight without a win but unfair on the player who has had to beat three other Club champions to get there.

The draw for the Tait Trophy will be made in the second week of July. Therefore entries will be in by the end of June. This will allow Clubs to ensure that the Club Champion is available. 12 August to 23 August 2019.

The draw will be available live on the Web Site as it is made.

It has been suggested that a fine be imposed on Clubs that do not turn up and the money raised added to any prize fund. This is only a suggestion from a Club and not policy.

Under 25 Management Team 2019

The Association is delighted to announce the Management Team for the Under 25’s for 2019.

Raymond Richards (V.P.) and John McDermott(Sighthill B.C.).

Raymond and John have a hard task in front of them to continue the success that E&LBA have enjoyed over the last few years at Under 25 level.

Committee Member Andrew Mackay

Members,

It is with regret and no little sadness that the remainder of the Committee feel compelled to release this statement to update the Association Club members on the current situation with regard to Andrew Mackay (Committee)

On Monday 6 November, Andrew arrived at Parkside B.C. to participate in a scheduled Committee meeting. Andrew was asked to sign a letter of undertaken as to his future conduct.

Andrew refused to sign the letter for the fourth time. Andrew was then asked to leave the meeting by President Lawrence Healy. This sparked a furious reaction ending in threats to the Committee members present. L Healy, R Richards, I Pickavance, D McGill, B Macfarlane, G Blair and C Nichol.

This behavior is not expected of a Committee member on any Committee at any level.

The remainder of the Committee have no confidence that Andrew Mackay can be an effective member of the Association Committee and will not be supporting his re-election at the Annual General Meeting in March 2019

New Committee Members

Can I remind all members that applications to join  the Association Committee should be submitted to the Secretary in writing no later than Monday 31 December.

Any member interested and unsure of what is involved in the position. Please email the secretary at edinleith-ba.co.uk and  a fact sheet will be forwarded.