I have spoken to all the Officers and Committee members today in depth about our league and the Coronavirus/Covid 19 situation. They are in total agreement that we should take steps to protect our players.
Witney is a friendly family-like league and I hope we all care about each other and each other’s well-being. We have an ageing membership and some who are not in the best of health or who who care for someone who is poorly. I would hate that the current situation caused someone to become ill or worse through playing bar billiards.
So it has been decided that the league will be suspended until the Corvid 19 situation is better understood and/or the threat diminishing.
The league will be suspended with immediate effect. All KO Cup games will be played at a later date. All individual/pairs competitions with be suspended with immediate effect. Finals Night will be cancelled and all finals will be played on neutral tables at a later date during the summer Summer league will not start until all the above are resolved.
Let’s hope we have a quick resolution to this virus problem and that we can return to normal as soon as possible. To those who think these measures are overkill I apologise but we believe the risk at the moment is too high to take with our friends and team mates.
PLEASE tell your non emailing team mates and your landlords
Thank you for your understanding and feel free to ring me if you have any questions.
When religious people ask me "But don't you believe there's something better than us in the universe?", I answer, "Yes, most dogs." (R.Gervais)