This last week had a lot of games that were scheduled, missed, or moved. This means the updated standings are not official. Without the missing scores there is no way to put out accurate stats. Hopefully, everything is well with the players and their families. Life happens and the best laid plans are put to the side. Please remember this if you were inconvenienced in any way with teams that need to reschedule. Thanks for your understanding.
Almost 80 players are eligible for the free dinner at the end of the season. But only 34 have RSVPed. Please turn in this paperwork as soon as possible so we have a good idea who is coming to the Banquet. Sportsmanship voting sheets were also distributed to all the teams. These will be separated by team until all teams have voted. Once all teams have turned in their paperwork, or the end of the season, they will be totaled. The sooner we get these in the sooner we will know who the winner is. Keep up the good work. All the charities we support are thankful for all the work you do and it helps lots of people.
You may have noticed some changes in the online schedule. This is because both Monday's Scotch Doubles and Tuesday's BCAPL/ACS have been pushed out of American Legion Post 14. Teams have been moved to Cerbat Lanes and the online schedule has been updated. There is one night on Tuesday, week 26, that this will cause a conflict. On that night, the Tack Shed has an opening because of a bye. This too has been added to the online schedule. If there is any issue with this move, the Sundowner is open again and is will to take any teams that want to move there.
Even after all these years, one of the hardest things to collect is people personal information. I understand that most of us want to stay under the radar and not give out personal info unless necessary. There are two reasons we need this info for the players. First is if a match needs to be rescheduled, forfeit, or even just late; the captain's and co-captain's contact info would make it easier for other teams or the league to contact the needed team. The second situation is with players names. First names are very common and we currently have three players named Bill on one team. Without last names, it is hard to even tell what player to give the score to. I have been asked several times if they are the same person. I know that at least two of them are different people because twice two Bills played on the same night. But I have no info to confirm this. In this case one was named Bill, one Billy G, and one Bill R. So I hope it right. Both of the other Bills only have one night so it really doesn't make a difference, but people are asking so I thought I would give you the low down. Good luck out there and I will see you on the tables.
Mark just notified me that Mike and Lila have dropped out of the Monday Night Jack and Jill Scotch Doubles league. All games they have played, six, will be rolled back to forfeits. Until the end of the first half of the season, any team that was scheduled to play them will receive a forfeit if you pay for your match. They will be replaced by BYEs for the second half of the season. If you play in the league, make sure and check the schedule before you go to your Monday night match as it might have changed,