Category: Committee

Update from GPL Committee

Good morning all,

Firstly, I hope you and yours are safe and well.

So, we now know that pubs can open on the 4th of July.

Unfortunately, clubs are not 100% certain if they can open on this date.

Even if clubs can/do open on this date, there needs to be a period of assurance before team sports can start again.

Basically, until it is proven that the re-opening has no negative reaction, our governing bodies (EPA/KCPA) will not sanction any team gatherings.

A period of at least 1 month, of observation, is needed to insure the safety of players, staff and the general public.

Therefore, it is not foreseen to re-start the Winter League in July.

With this continually changing scenario, I believe a further update will be made mid-month.

Thank you for your understanding, and rest-assured, no decision will be made that endangers you, or your teams.

Best regards,

GPL Committee

Update on Winter League 2019/20 suspension

Regretably, it seems the pubs and clubs will not be re-opening in the foreseeable future. Therefore, with the information available, we do not see the Winter League resuming in May.

We will review the situation at the end of May. In the meantime, please stay safe and well.

The GPL Committee

Update from the GPL Committee

Firstly, the Committee hopes everyone is safe and well, in these difficult times. This wish also extends to friends and families of our members.


Please see below, an update on decisions made, regarding our various Leagues and competitions :-


  • Winter League 2019/20 – this will be completed, regardless of when we return.
  • Winter League 2019/20 KO competitions (Team, Singles and Doubles KO’s) – these will be completed, regardless of when we return.
  • Champion’s League Singles KO 2019/20 season – there will be no competition for this event, this season.
  • Presentation – this is looking likely to be held in July/August. We are discussing a couple of possibilities to make this a memorable party, celebrating the end of the lockdown, as well as the presentation.
  • Summer League 2020 – to enable the 2020/21 Winter League season to start on time, it is looking more, and more likely, the Summer League 2020 will be cancelled. No final decision has been made on this, due to the “unknowns”, but this is our opinion, with what is known now.
  • Scotch Doubles competition – this will be re-arranged, when the lockdown is lifted. Hopefully, for June or July.


As we all know, the current situation is continually changing, but we hope the above information clarifies the situation for everybody.


Please stay safe and well.


The GPL Committee

Winter League 2019/20 Suspension

From the Gravesham Pool League Committee

As a result of yesterday’s Government directive, the Committee has decided to suspend, with immediate effect, the 2019/20 Winter League.
This covers League matches and all KO matches.

Initially, the suspension is for six weeks until the end of April, at which point, an evaluation of the situation will take place, and further decisions will be made on the Winter League and the 2020 Summer League.

A lot of consideration was given to the thought of how close we are to the end of the season, and if it was possible to finish the season, but realistically we still have up to 4 weeks left, including the finals and the Champion’s League Singles KO. Taking this into account, and the Government restrictions being implemented now, this was not an option.

Please remember this decision has been made with the health and well-being of our players and their family and friends, as the main/only priority.


Gravesham Pool League Committee.

Submitting KO results/fixtures

There is now a facility to submit KO results, and to notify the committee of an arranged KO fixture, all via the GPL website.

Under ‘Upload Results/Fixtures’, there are now three options: League Result, KO result, Confirm arranged KO fixture.

Please use these – it will help both players and the committee.

GPL Committee

Announcement from GPL committee

Firstly, apologies to our players for the cancellation of last night’s matches. This was unavoidable due to a team being wrongly put in a division it was ineligible to be in. With the fixtures needing to be re-done, the Committee had no choice but to cancel the first week of the season.


Over the past few days, the messages on Facebook and the WhatsApp Chat Room have been disappointing, to say the least. Please remember the Committee make big sacrifices for YOU! The negative and derogatory posts do not help in any way, whatsoever.


Unfortunately, in this day and age, these messages can not be stopped, but we simply ask you to think before posting such negative messages. Please remember we, the Committee, do what we do for free, with no financial gain whatsoever!


The Committee are very pleased to confirm there are no changes to the current Committee members, that includes John Fowler joining too.


Moving forward, there was a number of points made, which the Committee have taken on board. We will be posting a poll on Facebook, which every player will be able to vote on.
The poll is if we should run with 2 or 3 divisions. The format of the divisions will be 2 divisions of 14, or 11, 9 and 9 teams with the 3 divisions.


For your information, we have another team wanting to join the League. If a 3 division option is preferred, we will accept their late application, so it will be 11, 9 and 9 teams.
If a 2 division option is preferred, their late application will not be accepted. Everyone will have 48 hours from today to vote accordingly.


The KO matches will remain as they are now, to be played in a window, where players can arrange their own matches, at the venue and date, of their mutually agreed choice. The deadline for the KO’s will obviously now be extended.


Once the results of the poll are collated, we will issue revised dates for the league matches, and KO matches.


If all goes to plan, the League will start next Wednesday, or the following Wednesday, at the latest.


Thank you,
GPL Committee