Players’ Meeting Notes Spring 2010 (1-09-10) Good Morning and welcome back – hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break! What is a Players’ Meeting? An avenue for ALL APA players to be educated and have questions answered – it’s for every APA member! Important Dates: - Session starts tomorrow, & days of the week to follow - All Sunday and Monday divisions are delivered and schedules are on our site - 1-16-10, next Saturday, is playoff finals for everyone For Richmond area teams: Here, at PF (9-ball @ noon and 8-ball @ 4:00 pm) For C-Ville area: At Raptures @ 2:00 For F’Burg area: original Hard Times @ 2:00 For Farmville: at Mulligan’s @ 2:00 For Harrisonburg: at Gold Crown Billiards @ 2:00 - There may not be a 2nd Jack & Jill qualifying tournament for Vegas, or a 2nd 9-ball doubles – new LO’s need a slot – we on waiting list. We have scheduled a 2nd J & J and will schedule a 2nd Open 9-ball. If we get a 2nd slot, it’s a Vegas Qualifier – if we don’t, 2nd tournament winners get the cash instead - We will have two 8-ball Doubles qualifiers this year - Go over smoking situation at PF – that PF is trying to accommodate everyone, but no guarantee - Pulling object balls out of rack to see if space – nothing says you can’t, so you can. - Don’t put money for Tuesday in a Thursday packet – put appropriate money in that weeks’ packet - Discuss the “orange slips” – give lots of thought about any name that goes on it - Ladies league - # of scores needed to qualify - both rosters MUST be identical and players need 4 MP (any combination of the two teams is OK). - Fall 2009 Tricup will be here @ The Field on February 19, 20 and 21. Total Point awards will be here then. Brackets will be posted on our website @ centralvirginia.apaleagues.com. If you know you are in the Tricup, plan on Friday – Sunday to be safe. Note that if you have someone under 21 on your Tricup or Vegas Qualified team, you MUST notify our office prior to the event. We will notify The Field and those players will be allowed to stay as long as their team is still in the event Otherwise, PF does have a dress code and no one in the building after 7:00 pm who isn’t 21 or older. - Those qualified for the Singles Regionals in 8 and 9-ball: That tournament is tentatively scheduled to be in Virginia Beach , I believe, March 7th & 8th. The Nat’l office, NOT US, will be sending you info about 2 weeks before the event. Membership renewals: Dues are $25. Pro-rated renewals for those who joined the league after 8-15 of last year is $15. Please pay what’s listed on your sheet, it is correct! And, please be sure to designate whose dues you are paying – don’t just send $100 and ask us to figure it out! Team credits will be given until you designate whom you want to be marked as paid. And, don’t pay partial dues – again, overages will be marked as team credits – we don’t do individual accounting. Questions regarding membership payments should be directed to our office, during office hours. Dues must be paid on the team that reaches week 4 first (byes do count as a week – so, if you have a bye in week 4, you need to pay them before or on the bye week). Ex. if you play on Tues and Thur, and Tues is week 4, your dues must be paid then. Do not write handicap, dues discrepancies, and questions of any nature on your scoresheet – we don’t see it! Please address under separate cover, or contact our office. Ex. if you think Joe’s dues are paid and we haven’t marked him as such, and it’s week 4……………….don’t write on the scoresheet, “Joe’s dues were paid in week 2.” You are in jeopardy of losing points if haven’t cleared this up with us properly. Website should have been checked for teams that advanced to Vegas Cup from Summer – just like they will need to after Fall Tricup (especially for TP winners that didn’t finish high enough in Tricup). It is your responsibility as a team, or player on a team, to know if you are in this tournament and if you and your team meets the eligibility criteria Captains, co-captains MUST complete app and your numbers will be listed on our site – don’t be a capt or co-capt if you don’t want this info published, because it will be! Plus, anyone who has any info changed – address, phone, etc. should complete an app. Capt phone lists wont be on site til we get these back Playoff dues: has been changed for a year now and has been in local bylaws – round one pay full dues but playoff finals are free! Plyr mtg notes are printed on our site, as a guide, for your review but are not reflective of everything that may have been discussed and/or clarified at the meeting. Captains are responsible for sharing league info with players – and knowing rules. All new captains have been given rulebook and bylaws – anyone else can request one for $5.00. Still though – ALL players are responsible for themselves, for knowing rules, etc, and if you didn’t receive a rulebook/by- laws, it’s your responsibility to let us know All memberships should be paid the 1st night a player plays, but MUST be paid by week 4 or lose points – refer to by-laws! Captain responsible for any dues not paid by members of his/her team who played and didn’t return, and must pay before he/she plays. Team rosters will be frozen during the final four weeks of any session (no adding or dropping of players) If your team is already qualified for the Vegas Cup from Summer: to remain eligible you must have carried on in the Fall with at least 4 original members from the team that qualified! If you did not, you are not eligible, and no other team can take your place. Additionally, if your team is qualified for the Vegas Cup from the Summer Session, you CAN NOT add any players to your team in the Spring Session, unless they have @ least 20 scores in that format, and you must contact our office to verify and approve the addition(s)! Also note that these rules apply to your team once you become qualified for the Vegas Cup from the Fall Tricup. So, if you are planning to make changes to your team, you need to do so PRIOR to the upcoming Tricup as ALL QUALIFIED VEGAS CUP TEAM ROSTERS ARE FROZEN AFTER WEEK 4, and Fall Tricup is after week 4! Patches from final week of session & playoffs, as well as past dues and credits will be sent and carried over in about 3 weeks. This session: Spring: is the final one to qualify for 2010 Vegas! To be eligible for playoffs: again, must play 4 times w/ your team during the session. For Tricup and beyond: must have the 4 AND a total of 10 overall! Playoff scores can count towards the 10 needed, but next session’s scores CAN NOT in the Spring session! All players must have their 10 scores in, in a particular format, including 4 with the team, by the end of the Spring playoffs! Review by-laws for all criteria pertaining to eligibility – or ask any questions now! - Headsets: In accordance with National rules – no headsets during league play. If you ask your opponent if you can, and they agree, then we will allow it provided one ear is in and one is out (so you can hear). If anyone on opposing team asks that you not wear them, then you can’t (even if your opponent said OK), because the rule is NO. - And, cell phones should be placed on vibrate and avoid talking on phone during league matches. Little things: - don’t leave rulebooks in packets – they jam box - carry rulebook/by-laws with you on league nights - packets are delivered by 8:00 pm evening before your match – this info is printed on each Richmond area packet, to include our phone number and website address! - packets must be turned in by 8:00 pm the evening following your match to a secure APA lock box located @ ML, ML II, BR, PF and original Hard Times (heavy metal, blue box with APA logo) – if you play in- house where a drop-box is available, then you must drop that night to not be late - Out of the Richmond area: must be postmarked the day following your match - penalties are clearly outlined in by-laws & are non-negotiable for points lost! - Scoresheets are to filled out completely (to include total innings, total defensive shots, player names and numbers, games/points needed to win, etc.) - Teams are required to mark 9B, 9B/R, 8B and 8B/R in the appropriate boxes on the sheet. If not, and earned, the fee is $3.00 to receive the award. We handle the N/R awards, though do appreciate those who mark it! Questioning of awards earned, but not received the following week, MUST be questioned that week, via phone call to our office, same goes for monies owed that are questioned and Matches Played (MP on the sheet) for players. - *’s next to your team name indicate # of times your team has been late turning in DUES AND/OR scoresheets that session - $$$ and money next to a players name means that player owes money for either being on a team that ended owing money that is no longer playing or for bad checks, etc. That money must be paid and rec’d on time the same night that player plays or points will be lost (please refer to by-laws). Past dues/credits from last session will not appear until we have keyed all playoff sheets and will show up on your current sheets after that (usually in week 3 or 4). Tricup wildcards will be drawn after all playoff sheets have been received (including out of town sheets) and will be posted only on our website. All teams should check our site to see if they got it. We will put a respond by date on the site for the wildcards to ensure they are accepting. If no response, a runner-up may be selected to take your spot. This is in an effort to eliminate the wildcard no shows! Remind that scorekeepers are to put their initials next to matches they score and that a line to be drawn through defensive shots section when none are played! This helps us recognize where problems may exist – don’t just copy and agree! Sandbagging is a hard word to be used and a hard one to prove – what to look for & how to handle your opinion of someone who is cheating – to include marking of defensive shots for what you believe are INTENTIONALLY missed shots! We are looking for volunteer ref’s for tournaments (Tricups/Vegas Cups/Singles Regionals, etc.) Please call us or send us an email if interested – no glory – lots of hard work, long hours wearing the orange vest, BUT your meals are covered! Not all holidays are given off during league schedules – check schedules early to see if scheduled to play on a holiday you want to reschedule & get with us to see how to do so! Rescheduled matches CAN be played before the scheduled date – doesn’t have to be after! Reschedules for the final week of the session MUST be made up prior to the final week! All reschedules must be full team reschedules, not partial matches, unless cleared with our office in advance. Questions?
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