Southend & District Ladies Amateur Darts League

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Minutes of League meeting 04Oct16

League Meeting 4 October 2016 held at Ambleside Club


Chairperson opened the meeting. Jesters were not there but maybe they are parking or maybe they forgot.
Secretary read minutes from last meeting (6 September 2016).
Proposed by Doreen Adams.  Seconded by Wendy Brooks. Agreed.

There were no letters to be read.


Children’s Christmas party – cancelled

Names and monies for the children’s Xmas party were handed in. 40 names were given in so Jane Schroder asked if anyone could bring any more? The answer was no so the party will NOT take place this year. Jane explained that the entertainment costs £150, plus food and presents so it’s not viable to hold the party with so few kids. All monies were handed back.

Mixed Pairs

Names and fees were all handed in, and all were reminded that no men who have played super league or county darts in the last 5 years are eligible.
The competition will be held on 24 November at the Eagle Club. Event being run by Teresa and Tricia.

Ladies Pairs

Names and fees were handed in. Competition will be held at Southend Conservative Club on 15 October and the draw will take place at 8pm sharp! It’s no good saying your partner is parking etc, both players must be present and ready to play so it’s best to get there for 7.45pm to check-in.
The competition takes place on 10 November at SCC. Kay and Gilly are running the event.

Christmas Draw – Friday 9 December at Ambleside

Does everyone want bingo? –Yes. Bingo and background music.

Xmas draw books were given out – 5 books per registered player. Any unsold tickets must be purchased by the player. DO NOT RETURN TICKETS UNSOLD.
Please ensure that name and team is written clearly on each stub, and that stubs are folded in 4. The stubs can either be brought to the next meeting or brought along on the draw night and put into the bag yourself.
Please encourage your players to sell as many as possible; Kay stressed that it is the only fundraising we do to help buy all the trophies. If you need additional tickets please see Secretary Tricia Smith; she will have them with her at the Pairs and next meeting.


Reminder that the captain/secretary/vice-captain’s cups are being combined into 1 night, and that teams will need to bring TWO x £5 raffle prizes. For all prizes at cup matches, receipts are required.

We are still getting complaints about raffle prizes not being worth it. All prizes should be something worth winning, this includes league games too. No-one wants to pay a pound and see a table full of things from the 99p shop. If need be, reduce the number of prizes and improve the quality.

Result cards

Tricia said that she still has to wait for some result cards. She has been waiting for 2 weeks for cards from one team. This is unacceptable.

Carol Burrell (Plough Birds) asked where you put the reserve’s name. Jane pointed out that there are 10 lines on the card so there is plenty of room to write in a reserve.



Jesters did not arrive at the meeting.

Treasurer advised she had received £22 league fees.

Next meeting Tuesday 1 November 2016, 8pm at Ambleside

Requirements for November meeting:
1. Triples names + fees
2. Xmas draw monies – please cash up at your bar/club before handing in, it’s not fair to weigh Jane down with too much change and have to spend time counting out bags of coins.
3. Xmas draw ticket stubs (these can be taken along on the draw night if you prefer). Please fold into four – i.e. fold and fold again to make a square. Ensure your team name is on every ticket.
4. Xmas draw £10 raffle prize with receipt attached or £10 cash.


Meeting closed 8.28pm.

Minutes taken by Sandra Matthews

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