Sadly it looks as if Guernsey Bar Billiards could be on its last legs.
Last season there were five teams in the league and it looked that this would increase to six teams for the new season.
Unfortunately following a new rule introduced at the May 2018 AGM and the way some members of the GBBA committee have decided to implement this new rule the new team was not formed and one of the five teams from last season has now folded.
The league looks to be down to four teams, several of the island players from last season will now be retiring, including myself.
Sad days. Bob
Last Edit: Sept 16, 2018 21:02:51 GMT by The Bullet
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Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both four pin opens.
Just to Clarify, the Guernsey League is still ongoing and the Guernsey Open will be going ahead as normal for 2019. We do have a few issues surrounding one venue, wish we hope to resolve going forward.
Bob, I dont think you should have posted here and blamed the committee, they are implementing the rules agreed by the majority. Whilst I dont agree with certain decisions made by the committee recently, you have to respect them.
It should also be mentioned in open forum that this current debacle would end if you complied with their requirements and let them have 50% of the takings or let us put another table in the venue. You are equally to blame for this.
It is also not fair to claim the potential new team did not materialize due to the new rule, when the players joining that team were refusing or not too excited about having to play away games at other venues.
I am not saying you should bow to their [committee] requirements, that is for you to decide. I am simply saying this farce is not just down to the committee, you must take some responsibility and should not put all the blame on committee members.
I will miss Bar Billiards, but the snooker league will be just as much fun and far less fuss.