31st MAY - I will
draw up and circulate the dates for next year's league for the AGM's
approval. This normally takes the form of a draft calendar that
shows the various congresses and other events I have scheduled around.
Please note that I cannot avoid everything.
3rd JUNE - please
could all promoted teams let me know if they wish to accept or decline
promotion. I will assume you wish to accept unless I hear
rules, if a team declines promotion the third placed team (Sheffield B
and Settle respectively) will then be offered promotion. If only
one team accepts promotion then only one team will be relegated. I
will set a deadline of 17th JUNE for the third placed teams to respond if
I have to make such an offer.
17th JUNE -
deadline for notice of withdrawals and new entries (I am already aware of
one for the Silver Rook) so that the league structure can be agreed at
the AGM which has the authority to move teams between divisions, provided
no eligible team is denied promotion. Late entries may be accepted
after this point provided there is a space for them.
24th JUNE AGM - I
am proposing to place myself at the service of the YCA once again next
season. Obviously I do not take re-election for granted and if a
new controller succeeds me then he/she is free to disregard the dates
15th JULY - draft
fixtures submitted for consultation.
19th AUGUST -
fixtures confirmed, subject to any amendments made.