KO draws done

The following knockout draws have now been completed:

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Ladies
  • Team KO Premier
  • Team KO Division 1

These are now available from the KO menu.

Prelims must be completed by end of November. Upon completion of prelims, the full tournament brackets will be populated and uploaded. You are free to play at any GPL venue/date/time of your choice, as long as it’s mutually agreeable with your opponent.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You can use the ‘Arrange a KO match’ forum if you wish, to post availability/suggested venues/contact details etc for your opponent: Arrange a KO match
  • You MUST notify the GPL Committee of an arranged fixture by completing this form: Confirm arranged KO fixture
  • You MUST submit KO results following conclusion of the match, by completing this form: Submit KO result

Any questions, please ask – good luck!

Avoiding penalties

Just a brief reminder on the rules around the completion and return of scorecards, as well as how to handle new player registrations:

E) Teams found, to have played an unregistered player/s, shall lose 4 points per player, to a maximum of 12 points.

F) If a result card is late (defined as in not being received via the website upload method) by the Sunday following the match or with a Saturday postmark), the team/s that fail to return their
result card shall have 4 points deducted.

G) If a results card is not correctly and clearly, (date, teams, initials, surname and signatures) completed, the offending
team/player will be deducted 1 point per frame where applicable. Players that incorrectly fill in the results card will not have
their results entered into the singles top scorer averages.

H) If a results card is not received, at all (deemed to be seven days from the date of the match), the team that fails to produce a
result card shall have six points deducted.

Both teams MUST submit a copy of the scorecard and scorecards MUST be uploaded via the website, ‘Upload -> League result’. Any problems with this working, please let me know.

Please get the cards in ASAP, in order that the website can be updated promptly, but by Sunday at the latest to avoid penalty points.

Please also ensure, that if you’ve had 15 pints you enlist the help of somebody more qualified to use a camera.

Thanks to all that submitted quickly, I was able to update most of the results before lunchtime Thursday. As this is the first week back there will be NO penalty points issued, a temporary amnesty if you will! 😉

Hope everyone had a good first match – great to see everybody even if there were some unusual scores!

Comment below if you’ve any questions or get in touch with committee via the contact page.

Cheers
Malcolm

Finally… it’s almost here!

19 months and 2 days….. 83 weeks……. 581 days……. 13,944 hours…….

However you look at it, it’s been a bloody long time since our last GPL league match on 11 March 2020!

The GPL Winter League 2021/22 begins this Wednesday!!!

In the background, the website is being updated to ensure all the player profiles, stats and team pages are up to date. Please check your player profiles to ensure your information is as you wish. If you wish to make any changes, including profile picture, please use the following form: https://www.graveshampoolleague.co.uk/player-profile-info. This form can also be used by team captains to upload a team photo, to be displayed on your teams profile page.

As a reminder also:

  • Scorecards must be completed by both the Home and Away teams, with each one being submitted through the website following completion of the match. Go to ‘Upload -> League Result’ to do so.
  • Outstanding KO matches to be arranged by players/teams involved, before the end of October.
  • All KO fixtures must be submitted as soon as they have been organised. Go to ‘Upload -> Confirm arranged KO fixture’ on the menu and complete the form.
  • All KO results must be submitted upon completion of the match, by the winning team/player. Go to ‘Upload -> KO result’ on the menu and complete the form.

All that’s left is to say, on behalf of GPL committee, we cannot wait to get started!

Good luck all

GPL Committee

Winter League 2019/20 and Winter League 2021/22

From the Committee, it is a big WELCOME BACK to all of our members.
A lot has happened since we stopped playing 18 months ago, but we are back!!

Winter Season 2019/20 

As you know, the 2019/20 season was 2 matches short of finishing.
That means that 90% of the season was completed.
Taking into consideration that numerous teams are no longer playing, the Committee have decided that the positions, as they stand, is how the 2019/20 season will finish.
The Team KO’s will be played, as will the outstanding Singles and Doubles KO’s.
The Committee will be in contact with the relevant Captains/players, to arrange the outstanding fixtures.
Trophies will be awarded for the 2019/20 season, as normal.

Winter Season 2021/22 

The season will go ahead, in its usual time slot, starting on Wednesday 13th October.
The halfway point will be Christmas, with the first Wednesday after New Year being allocated for the Team KO Prelim Rounds.
We have 24 confirmed teams, so that fits perfectly for 2 divisions of 12.
With so many changes having happened, so many teams dropping out, so many pubs not re-opening the divisions picked themselves.
The divisions are (in alphabetical order) :-

PREMIER DIVISION
Bat & Ball A @ The Foresters
Edinburgh Castle
Elephants Head A (formerly Spots & Stripes C)
Foresters AA
Painters Ash
Pavilion A
Pavilion B
Peacock A
Spots & Stripes A
Spots & Stripes D
Spots & Stripes X (formerly Elephants Head X)
The Rose B (formerly Bat & Ball B)

DIVISION 1
Cliffe Woods Social Club
Elephants Head B
Gravesend Boat (formerly The Rose A)
Peacock B
Pelham Arms
Prince Albert A (formerly Prince Albert C)
Prince Albert D
Spots & Stripes B
T.J.’s
The Rose A (formerly Coach & Horses)
Viewpoint A
Viewpoint B

The 21/22 application forms and KO entry forms will be printed in the next week, or so.
Look out for more updates/information in the coming weeks.

Very best wishes to all, and it is great to be back!!!

The Committee

GPL restart

Just to let you know, over the next two weeks we will be contacting all team Captains to confirm if your team intends to return to the league, when we resume.

More details to follow.

Thanks – GPL committee

GPL announcement

The Committee would like to update you with the current position we found ourselves in.

As I am sure you know, team pool matches are currently not permitted.

A further Government announcement on this, is due next month (June).

As you know, we still have an unfinished season from 2019/20 to complete.

There are numerous things to consider, when we eventually get the green light.

We need to confirm what pubs have re-opened?

We need to confirm what pubs have kept their pool table/s

We need to speak to each Captain, to find out if they still have a pool team, that wishes to resume playing.

Once we have the answers to the above, we will be in a position to make a decision about the outstanding season, the Summer League 2021 and the Winter League 2021/22.

We will be getting answers to the questions above in the coming weeks, and update you accordingly.

GPL Committee

Update from GPL Committee

Firstly, the Committee hope all of our members, friends and family are safe and well, in these difficult times.

As you know, the League has been suspended, as a result of the restrictions put on us. Even when the pubs and clubs re-open, the League can not resume, until the pubs are able to close again, at 11pm. With a strict 10pm closing, matches would need to start at 6.30pm to ensure 100% the 12 frames are completed. With everyone’s work schedule, this is simply not possible.

Taking this into account, it is the Committee’s opinion that BOTH the re-opening and the 11pm closing WILL NOT happen this year. Therefore, a further review will be made in the first week of January.

We would like to re-iterate the 2019/20 Winter Season will be completed 100%. Unfortunately, we simply do not know when this will be. When the pubs and clubs do re-open, if any Singles KO, or Doubles KO matches wish to be arranged, then please do so. Any match is to be arranged between the parties concerned.

Please keep Malcolm updated of any arranged match/es please, using this form.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well.

GPL 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