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The May draw for the 200 Club has now taken place and the results are:
1st Prize £40.00 Peter Stiles, 2nd Prize £20.00,  Marlene Gibbs, 3rd Prize £10.00 Kingscliffe SMBC

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Club Draw ………………………….


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PLEASE SEND EVERYTHING TO LIZ RIXON – 23 TAPPERS LANE, NORTH PETHERTON, SOMERSET TA6 6SJ.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS


As per the SSMBA Constitution and following the completion of a three year tenure by Andrew Cowlin the SSMBA invite applications for the role of County Squad Manager.


The SSMBA would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew and the team that he had assembled around him for all the hard work they have done in managing our County Teams.

Until such time that we are able to hold a 2020/21 Annual General Meeting the existing committee are continuing to manage the affairs of the Association.  Further, and to meet the rules of Section 10 of the SSMBA Constitution in relation to the Operation of the County Squad, the squad selected for 2019/20 season shall be deemed to be the “Current Squad”.  


The following is an extract from the SSMBA Constitution and outlines the role of the County Squad Manager.


a) The County Squad Manager shall have an automatic right to be on the Association committee and have full voting rights.

b) Members of the “Current Squad” (see note above) may nominate others for the post of County Squad Manager.  All nominations must be seconded by one other registered person.  All nominations to be passed to the County Management Committee.  The County Management Committee or their appointed sub-committee, which must include county players in its number, will interview candidates.  The County Management Committee will appoint the County Squad Manager.

c) The term of office for the County Squad Manager shall be 3 years from the date of appointment. The incumbent County Squad Manager may stand for re-appointment.

d) The County Squad Manager will appoint an Assistant Manager prior to the start of the playing season and any other persons he/she feels is required to assist in the running of the squad.

e) The selection of the County Squad shall be decided by a committee made up of the County Squad Manager, Assistant Manager and two other members selected by the County Squad Manager if he/she wishes.

All clubs in membership of SSMBA should be given the opportunity to nominate a person for the County Squad Manager.

This is an important and interesting role and we invite all persons interested to secure a nomination and seconder and to submit their application in writing to
gordon.hughes1@virgin.net.   CLOSING DATE 1st June 2021

Gordon in his role as webmaster will be collating the applications on behalf of the committee but will have no active role in the appointment.  Please circulate this opportunity to all your club players.


Ian Bolton – Acting SSMBA Chairman

County Squad Manager Vacancy

ICC Format 2021/22


Due to the fluid nature of the Coronavirus situation that is affecting the Country, the ESMBA Management Committee have looked closely at events for the coming year. We have had little information come through from the Government and Sport England at the moment regarding 21st June 2021 and onwards, but what we have had suggests that we will still have to work within some kind of rules and regulations regarding venues, numbers, etc. It was decided for this coming season, to ensure a greater chance of completing the competition, the ICC would need to be revised to a new format.


Not only does this format potentially require fewer playing members it also means that games are played home and away on the same day with half the team playing at home and half playing away. This reduces the numbers within a venue but also reduces the playing days, enabling greater flexibility for counties to arrange their National competitions which due to number limits might need more dates.   It also means that a single match will be played on 2 mats, a double header of Premier and A Team will only require 4 mats thus giving ample social distance.



The following is a brief outline of the new format.


Teams will consist of 16 players (with 4 optional subs.)  8+2 Home and 8+2 Away.


Half the team play at home and half the team away on the same day.


The 8 players are given a number 1 to 8 and this determines which discipline/mat they compete in and cannot be changed although they can be substituted.   For example - player 1 plays Singles and Fours, whereas player 3 competes in triples, pairs, and fours.


Each player will compete in a minimum of 2 sessions with the majority playing 3 sessions out of the 4, depending on their player number.


Games up to and including the Semi Finals will be played on a home and away basis.

New ICC Format from the ESMBA

EVENT


MAT No 1


MAT No 2

SINGLES


Home Player 1

v

Away Player 1


Home Player 2

v

Away Player 2

TRIPLES


Home Player 3
Home Player 4
Home Player 5

v
v
v

Away Player 3
Away Player 4
Away Player 5


Home Player 6
Home Player 7
Home Player 8

v
v
v

Away Player 6
Away Player 7
Away Player 8

PAIRS


Home Player 6
Home Player 7

v
v

Away Player 3
Away Player 4


Home Player 3
Home Player 4

v
v

Home Player 6
Home Player 7

FOURS


Home Player 1
Home Player 3
Home Player 4
Home Player 5


v
v
v
v

Away Player 2
Away Player 6
Away Player 7
Away Player 8



Home Player 2
Home Player 6
Home Player 7
Home Player 8


v
v
v
v

Away Player 1
Away Player 3
Away Player 4
Away Player 5