Summer 2015 Fixture
The balance of the Summer 2015 fixture has now been uploaded to the web-site and can be found under the Fixture/Results menu.
You will also find at the bottom of each fixture a “Competition Note” giving the format and dates of the finals for that competition.
The Grand Finals are scheduled for Sunday 29th March.
Where there are 8 or more teams in a senior competition the teams will be split into 2 divisions at the end of the minor round. The Top 4 teams on the ladder at the end of the minor round will compete for Division 1 and teams 5 to 8 by ladder position competing for Division 2.
The first matches of the summer season start with the seniors competitions tipping off at 6:00pm tonight.
Juniors tip off with the Under 12s at 5:00pm on Tuesday night.
With the weather forecast to get into the mid 30s our Hot Weather Policy is likely to come into effect.
Full details of the policy can be found under the Hot Weather Policy menu. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Summer 2015 Fixture
The first four weeks of the Summer 2015 fixture will progressively upload to the website this morning. A couple of points to note:
At the September BVABA Committee meeting it was decided to balance the competitions and as such teams were regraded, based on past performance and information to hand, and several teams that nominated for B Grade were promoted to A Grade.
There is still a chance of changes to Tuesday night that may necessitate a redraw early in the season. We will advise of any possible changes as soon as they come to hand.
BY-LAW CHANGE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
After a recent query re a junior players finals qualifications it became apparent that the relevant By-Law did not reflect the general understanding of the qualification requirements to play in the major round of the junior competitions. To address this issue the BVABA Committee has tonight adopted the following change to the relevant By-Law with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
EXISTING BY-LAW CLAUSE 4.3 (f) valid to 2nd April 2014
(f) Once a junior player has qualified,according to 4 Limitation and Eligibility Junior (c), in an age division they may not play in a lower division within that age group.
REVISED BY-LAW CLAUSE 4.3 (f) effective 3rd April 2014
i Once a junior player has qualified, according to 4 Limitation and Eligibility Junior (c), in an age group they may not play in a lower age group.
ii Once a junior player has qualified, according to 4 Limitation and Eligibility Junior (c), in an age division they may not play in a lower division within that age group.
For the purpose of 4.3 (f), qualification is deemed to occur at the completion of each round in the junior competition. A junior player may qualify concurrently in more than one age group.
A full copy of the revised By-Laws can be found under the Local Competition menu on the this website.
If you have any uncertainties about whether a particular player is eligible to play in the forthcoming finals please ensure that you query this and get an answer BEFORE the player takes the court. Only qualified players will appear on the finals score sheets and no player can be added without authority from the BVABA.
We are currently reviewing several By-Laws and further changed may be effected early in the Winter 2014 Season.