Notice of AGM 2022

Members and Officers of the WBSA are hereby advised that in accordance with the Constitution, it is our intention to hold the Annual General Meeting in July 2022. 

With this in mind, we are giving you notice of the date, which has been set as the 17th July 2022 at 2pm and will be held at the Institute of Sport in Sofia Gardens. Notices of Motion and nominations for the election of Officers of the Association must be received in writing by Mr. Paul Taylor (Secretary, WBSA, email paul.taylor@welshsnooker.com). The deadline date for this is to be the 2nd July. Notices of Motion and nominations will be published on this website 2 weeks prior to the AGM.

Members or Officers submitting Notices of Motion and / or nomination of Officers, must be in attendance at the AGM to discuss the proposals. Should they not be in attendance, the Notice of Motion or Nomination will be deemed as withdrawn.

The agenda will be: -

Chairman’s Address

Minutes of 2021 Meeting

Chairman’s Report

Treasurer's Report

Statement of Accounts

Election of Officers (Secretary and Vice Chairman)

Appointment of Auditors

Notices of Motion

 

Notices of Motion

The residency criteria for some international competitions has reduced to one year. Our current criteria is 3 years before they can even become members, which not only conflicts with international rules but prevents players simply competing in competitive snooker in Wales if they are stationed here for work unless their stay exceeds 3 years, even though were they resident in other countries they would be eligible there. This means that players that other countries and the EBSA consider to have valid residency terms are excluded from our domestic competitions.
We proposed to align Welsh residency criteria with that of the EBSA. Doing it this way will ensure we follow their criteria in future should they revert to longer residency.
For clarity this currently means that players would not be allowed to play in Welsh competitions until they had resided in Wales for one year. With international qualification being dependant upon a previous year's ranking list or a number of events up to a point in a season, players would have been resident in Wales for almost 2 years before playing any international snooker, should they achieve qualification through the relative ranking series. Note that all other appropriate heritage based criteria will not be affected.

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