It is that time of year again, when we all get together and celebrate what we do for charity. We also have a nice big tournament and a banquet with great food. This year The Eagles will be the host post for the End of Season Tournament and Banquet. We will be having shredded beef and been burritos, wet or enchilada style, covered with green chili sauce. How authentic and good, green chili is better than red chili any day. When is it you say? The tournament will be Saturday, March 25th. And of course the dinner will follow on Sunday Night, March 26th. We have hopes that there will be three table for the tournament. This will make for a fast tournament with lots of people.
On another note, when the tournament is done, the league table needs a home until the next end of season. If you can store the table in your house or garage for a season or two, please contact someone on the board. Don't you want a practice table just sitting around begging for you to use it and improve your game?
We are still looking for a logo for the league. There will be a contest for league members or their friends and family to design a logo for the league. There will be prizes so enter as many designs as fast as possible so your name will be at the top of the heap for the prizes to be announced later in the year. Prizes will be presented at the end of next season so time is short.
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.
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.
Well we are almost through the season again. This is the time when we ask you to RSVP for the banquet and end of season awards. Also, this is the time we do Sportsmanship voting. This week the standings will include an RSVP for dinner and a voting sheet. Please take the time to fill these out and include them with this weeks score sheet in the envelope. Each person that pays their $5 to play, gets to vote on Male Sportsmanship and Female Sportsmanship. Teams that have a BYE this week, you will receive your voting sheet next week. All others must vote this week. Over the next few weeks there will be an RSVP sheet with the standings. Usually, for about three or four weeks this is included to give players time to invite guests and look at their schedule. Please turn these in with the weekly score sheet in the envelope as soon as you are able. This gives us a good idea of how much to budget for the banquet. Thanks for all your help and I will see you soon on the tables or at the End of Season Event.
No matter what you call it or how you spend it, best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season.
With the holidays upon us, it was decided at the captain's meeting that we should take the holidays off. We have a lot of people that like to travel and see family. Or, maybe your family cooks together over the holidays. I know we do. We even like to go out and take pictures of the lights. So if I don't see you that much, have a happy holiday season no matter how you spend it. And, we will all see each other again in January.
Please make notes to as any corrections, missing names, or charities on the score sheet so they can be updated online and in the standings. Thanks again for all your help.
Start thinking of your sportsmanship awards now. In a few weeks the voting sheet will be out. Don't just grab the first name that comes to your head. Think about who went with the flow and caused no problems. We really do want to reward people that can have a good time and not be seen as a detriment to the league or the clubs we play in. We are also looking at MVP and Most Improved player awards for this season. Keep up the good work and get recognized.
Thanks again and I'll see you all on the tables.