Annual General Meeting 2015
Minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2015 at the
Civil Service Sports Club, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham.
Present: Brian Wood (Secretary), Patrick Phair
(Scorekeeper), Charlie Mills (Treasurer), Pete Armstrong (Muffinmen),
Gerald Mills (SOS) John Downey (SOS).
Apologies were received from: Gerry Chivers (ABombs), John
Harper (Little John), Reg Rowley (Hangovers), Phil Lewis (Newcomers)
and Kelly Surman and Wendy Hewitt (Yager Bombers).
Brian Wood took the chair and Charlie Mills (reluctantly!) took
Minutes of the 2014 meeting were accepted.
Charlie provided copies of the accounts which showed a loss on the
year of £144.08. Following the decision last year to abolish match
fees, the only source of income was the members rebate from CACSSA of
£2925. Expenditure was represented by hire of alleys (£2300),cost of
trophies (£369.08) and a one-off contribution to resurfacing of the
alleys (£400). The balance was £2387.61. Cost of buffets at
presentation evenings were provided free of charge by CACSSA. It was
agreed that the experiment not to charge match fees had succeeded and
should continue and that stickers fees would be £18 (£9 collected by
Fixtures Secretary’s report.
Brian reported that in both the winter and summer leagues all
fixtures had been completed. There had been a number of postponements
but, thanks to the co-operation of all teams it had been possible to
re-arrange all fixtures. 10 teams entered the Presidents Shield , which
was played using the summer league format (9 players each playing 8
hands) and was won by A-Bombs. The Tony Clay trophy
attracted 24 players and was won by James Gavin. The Player of
the Year trophy attracted 25 players and was won by Stewart Wilsdon.
6 pairs entered the mixed pairs trophy which was won by John and Lyn
Furley. The meeting thanked Brian for all the work he puts into
arranging fixtures and particularly meeting teams requests for
After some chasing, Patrick had received all scorecards and he
distributed details of the final league tables and trophy winners. He
also provided details of individual averages. Newcomers won both
the winter and summer leagues.
The meeting thanked Patrick for his work.
Unfortunately no nominations had been received for Chairman and
Wendy Hewitt had resigned as Secretary.
In the absence of any new volunteers the committee would be:
|| Brian Wood (Hangovers)
|| Chas Mills (A-Bombs)
|| Brian Wood (Hangovers)
|| Patrick Phair (Odds & Ends)
|| Phil Lewis (Newcomers, CACSSA Steward)
Match Format: Given the continuing difficulty in finding
players, it was agreed that all matches would be played using the
format of 9 players each playing 8 hands.
Discussion took place on the importance of making every effort to
recruit and maintain players and Brian undertook to use all available
avenues to publicise skittles.
Charlie suggested that, given the low numbers entering the mixed
pairs competition we should consider making this a pairs competition
(ie two males or two females or one of each with a handicap being given
to ladies). The meeting did not support this suggestion.
Gerald Mills thanked the committee for the work they did in keeping