Post by Josie on Jul 9, 2007 15:06:30 GMT
tommo said:I'm sure that you will face a lot of opposition in the form of the Redhill Singles being the "Open Singles" and therefore a better competition - which you know and I know is a load of rubbish. It became thus really so that Gail Woods (who was as strong a player as any man) could enter. But she lives abroad now so it may as well revert back.
Oh dear - where to begin. Tommo I was agreeing with you on this point until the above comment!!! ;) Surrey has always supported the ladies very well - and have allowed them to enter certain events that other counties don't. I know Gail is one of the only women to have won it so far - but if I have anything to do with it she won't be the last!!!! 8-) I'd also love the chance to play in the "Open" All England Singles in October!!!!!! ;)
martinpellett said:You help to make my point, the county team is picked by the county sec and does not always reflect the best players around, some don't want to play for the county and some just get ignored, it took me over 20 years to get picked and was when I was not playing my best bar billiards.
Take a look at the names on the on the open singles trophy and you will see how hard it is to win and that the names on there represent the best players in the league
Martin - the County Singles should always be between the best players in the league. I understand others are asked to enter if certain players don't want to play in it - but no wonder they don't if they don't get the privilige of representing their county as a reward for winning it. I really just don't see the point of them now! If to play in the All England Singles was there as a reward for winning - then all the good players would enter and it would be the competition it once was.
I am going to propose that if the County Singles takes place then the winners of that should represent their county as a matter of course. If it doesn't take place, then the next best singles winners (league) should go in their place. If they can't agree to that - then maybe the League Singles winners should play off against the County Singles winners for the right to go to the All England.
How does that sound??? :o