Revised fixtures for 2011

Admin, Fixtures, Website
I screwed up again with the 2011 dates. Some matches are currently scheduled on January 3, which will be a bank holiday due to January 1st being on a Saturday in 2011 Unlike the May 30 error, this one means that I'm going to have to push all the 2011 fixtures one week later. Leaguepad and the Spreadsheet will be updated tonight and I'll have printed copies of the updated league for all team captains at the league meeting in October The length of the season was a popular topic at our match last night. The reason it's not two leagues this season is that two leagues of 9 would make for a much much shorter season which would adversely affect the amount generated for St Marks Hospital through the…
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Week 1 results (interim)

Fixtures, Results
Ark Angels 11-5 Ark Raiders Barley Mow 8-8 Craufurd B Bourne End/Golden Harp B postponed at Bourne End's request Craufurd A 8-8 Bird In Hand Desborough/Waggon B not yet received Golden Harp A 12-4 Farmers Boy Ivy Leaf A 8-8 Cookham Social Thatch Cottage 7-9 Ivy Leaf B Waggon A 9-7 North Star
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The season is almost here…

Results
The first nine matches of the new season are played next Monday. Results will be posted here, in the 'Results' category. You can either go direct to them by selecting the 'Results' link on the top navigation, or from the 'News Categories' box down the right hand edge of the page. As before, I'll aim to limit myself 2 or 3 posts weekly, less if all the results come in close together. Good luck to everyone! -Alan
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Website appearence updated

Website
How the website looks, and to a large extent behaves too, is governed by a "Theme". I have just updated the website to the latest version of the theme. This is a fairly major jump in versions since I have been holding back updating waiting for some problems that were in the previous version to get fixed so I've actually jumped several intermediate versions to get to the version being used now. There are a few cosmetic improvements however the website should still look and behave the same. If you see a problem please add a comment on this posting. -Alan
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Rules 2.5 and 2.6 – incorrect pegging

Admin, Rules & Constitution
These two rules currently read:- 2.5 In the event of pegs being moved in the wrong direction they must not be corrected and their position will stand. 2.6 If during a game, the board is overturned, the pegs must be repositioned by mutual agreement. In the event of a disagreement, the game must be replayed with the non-offenders taking first box and a TEN point lead. Following discussion at the AGM and after, two points have arisen. The first is what happens if the pegs switch to the wrong lane and travel some way before it is noticed, which isn't covered by the rules. The error from this could be quite large (for or against) depending whether the pegs were supposed to be moving away from home or back and how far up…
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May 30 is a bank holiday…

Admin, Fixtures, Website
... so obviously there shouldn't be any games scheduled that day. The games currently showing against May 30 should be played on June 6 instead which is currently empty in the schedule. I'll fix this on the website tonight and remind everyone at the next league meeting. Ooops... -Alan
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Information from the AGM

Admin, Cup
The AGM was held on Aug 23rd. The rules posted here in draft form were accepted with no amendments so I've modified the page to indicate that this is now our active constitution. Two points were made under AOB, both concerning cup finals. The first was a request to reinstate the practice of having a neutral committee member present at a final. The second concerned the longstanding practice of using a neutral venue for the finals. It was agreed that if both teams involved are in agreement then the toss of a coin may be used to decide which of the two teams involved will host the match. -Alan
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Keeping Informed With News Items On The Website

Admin, Website
There are several ways to keep informed on the latest updates to this website. One is simply to keep on visiting the site! You can also arrange for updates to be delivered to you. One is by using the site’s RSS feed together with a RSS reader (such as Outlook 2007 or most modern browsers eg Internet Explorer 8). The other is by joining the mailing list – all new posts are automatically sent to this mailing list. If you want to join the mailing list contact me by email: alan AT chorazin DOT org –Alan
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Teething troubles

Website
Now that more people are starting to use the site some teething problems are starting to show up. One was self-inflicted - I updated to a newer version of "skin" for the website and this has problems working with Internet Explorer 6. I've gone back to the older version for the time being. The other concerns the links to maps from the [ Teams ] page. Although they work fine for me, I have had a report that sometimes the same map is always displayed whichever link is followed. I'm going to experiment with using a different mapping service in the hope of getting around this. --Alan
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