Thread subject: Motherwell Pool League :: New Poll

Posted by JB on 13 September 2009 09:01
#1

Having kicked off with a successful golf day, we can now start thinking about the next event. It will probably be in March/ April (still to be decided), but in the meantime it would be good to see what everyone wants. If you have any ideas not included in the poll, stick them on here and I'll add them.
Thanks for your input

Posted by JB on 15 September 2009 13:53
#2

Just a wee reminder for everyone to cast their vote on the members poll (vote at bottom right of the page). This is what we'll use to decide what the next outing will be, so every vote counts!

Posted by mel gibson on 15 September 2009 20:18
#3

Had mentioned to Paul JB bout the possibilty of organising an outting to the comedy club pre Chrimbo if anyones interested ?

Posted by JB on 15 September 2009 21:18
#4

I sometimes get special offers there (been a couple of times) I'll let you know anything comes in....

Posted by mel gibson on 16 September 2009 17:50
#5

JB wrote:
I sometimes get special offers there (been a couple of times) I'll let you know anything comes in....


No worries JB no tinsle bout yet so weve a bit of time

Posted by JB on 21 September 2009 20:37
#6

I'll be keeping this poll open for another week or so, then be making some phone calls and tentative arrangements, so if you haven't already done so...GET YOUR VOTE IN !!

Posted by scottishslack on 21 September 2009 21:20
#7

we can all go to hamilton races whenever we want, do something peole dont normaly do eg fishing trip or go karting.

Posted by the shooter on 21 September 2009 21:26
#8

agree wi you slack, go karting would bring out the competitive nature in peoplesmheadbanger

Posted by JB on 21 September 2009 23:31
#9

If the horse racing gets the vote, then it will possibly be the Scottish Grand national at Ayr

That said, I really dont mind which one it is.... (but for the record, I voted fishing)

Edited by JB on 21 September 2009 23:33

Posted by the shooter on 21 September 2009 23:39
#10

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That said, I really dont mind which one it is.... (but for the record, I voted fishing)


never expected that fae you johnsmfishing

Posted by JB on 21 September 2009 23:40
#11

Its about the only sport I'm any good at (although sea fishing is a bit more luck than skill.....oh, and drinking)

Posted by Angus on 22 September 2009 20:29
#12

I voted for go-karting (because of my amazing drivng skills), but having went to Hamilton races for the first time on Sunday, I have to say it was an absolutely brlliant day and never thought i'd enjoy it so much.

If i could vote again i'd defo vote for a day at the races.

Posted by Drover on 23 September 2009 00:20
#13

carting ----- aye right

Paintball ----- even bash with his so called gammy eyes couldn't miss me

horse racing sounds good unless we have to actually ride the horses ( not in that way Paulmac );)

Posted by dosser on 23 September 2009 00:35
#14

ive been to ayr races a good few times, the gold cup and the national... its a great day

Posted by Teemas on 23 September 2009 16:31
#15

scottishslack wrote:
we can all go to hamilton races whenever we want, do something peole dont normaly do eg fishing trip or go karting.


You can go fishing, fishing trip and go karting when you want also.

Posted by scottishslack on 23 September 2009 18:55
#16

well pointed out

Posted by JB on 23 September 2009 19:02
#17

I'm all for other days out and would be more than happy to sort a day's fishing

The reason for the poll is that the league is subsidising 2 trips a year, so its only fair to find out what people prefer before we organise anything.

At the end of the day, there's no reason why we cant do all of the above and more (time and money permitting), we can just organise it amoung ourselves outwith the league

Posted by The Reverend on 24 September 2009 00:32
#18

To be honest, there are a few suggestions that just don't really fit the erm, stature of our players (Bob said it first), so obviously the comedy club is the best idea, or we could just wait for the next 147A - Rileys match and then read the forums afterwards....



did someone say casino?

Posted by JB on 24 September 2009 01:01
#19

just a final reminder to get your votes in. The next Day/ evening out details will be announced at the next Captains meeting (Monday 5th October)

Posted by JB on 23 June 2010 16:03
#20

If you can register your opinion on the new poll on the right, we'll try to get something organised for the end of September/ start of October (or thereabouts).
The alternatives I'm thinking of are go-karting, paintball or a day out sea fishing..... but I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by dosser on 23 June 2010 17:35
#21

personally Im not a golfer at all and didnt go to the golf day... but it was a great success.. id vote for making the golf day an annual thing and then making the second day out somthing different... sea fishing sounds really good and defo different.

Posted by JB on 10 July 2010 00:57
#22

As a small majority fancied doing something different for the next MDPL day/ night out, we'll postpone the next golf outing until the spring.

Meantime, I've put a new poll on, so let us know which of the 3 options you would prefer and we'll try to get something organised fairly soon. Cheers

Edited by JB on 10 July 2010 16:12

Posted by sweadie on 10 July 2010 14:18
#23

paintballin is always a laugh

Posted by JB on 10 July 2010 16:12
#24

sweadie wrote:
paintballin is always a laugh


Ok, Poll amended

Posted by JB on 13 August 2010 12:09
#25

Also, at the Registration meeting, we will let you know what the next MDPL event will be (its either going to be fishing or karting). I will be looking to organise this for sometime between 1st & 23rd October, depending on availability.

If its fishing, I will be trying to organise a charter boat out of Dunbar and will hope to use the league subsidy to pay for a minibus. Costs per person will be around 25.
If its Karting, it will be at Scotkart in Cambuslang and I would hope to use the league subsidy for the Karting costs, with everyone making their own way there. Costs for this would probably be around 20 each. All costs dependant on numbers of people

So, last chance, get your votes in.....

Posted by dosser on 13 August 2010 19:17
#26

looking forward to this one.. sea fishing would be a great day

Posted by mriceman on 15 August 2010 01:55
#27

if its fishing i might be up for that iv never been fishing but would like to

Posted by Drover on 15 August 2010 02:14
#28

Can the Motherwell League afford to hire the QE2, they'll need a boat that size for me, Mark and Broon to fit in

Posted by JB on 21 August 2010 14:12
#29

Right, there has been a lot of discussion on the SPA site (amoung others) regarding the SPA's "Choice policy". There is a possibility that a vote will be held at the next SPA meeting, so I would like to get our members thoughts (and those of our other site users) as if asked to vote, I would like to represent our members fairly.

Whilst this policy will only directly affect possibly 30-40% of our players, it does have possible ramifications for Scottish pool in future years.
If this doesn't mean anything to you, you can find more info and discussion at http://www.scotti...rowstart=0

But basically the rule says that if you play our rules (Blackball) and play through SPA affiliated leagues, then you cannot go and play in competitions in Scotland that use other rulesets. Some people now want that changed.

I'm sure this simplistic view will be expanded on on this forum, but if you can give us your vote, then i'll know which way to go if asked to vote for MDPL at an SPA meeting

cheers

Posted by dosser on 21 August 2010 15:25
#30

The SPA has grown brilliantly in the past 10-15 years through alot of hard work done behind the scenes. Interest in Scottish Pool has increased rapidly and this is seen in IM numbers, superleague teams and the sheer amount of events on the calander - hardly a free weekend.

In short the SEPF hasnt, hasnt put the work in that the SPA has (not even close) has been run poorly and relys too much on their main league - Aberdeen. Personaly i dont see what the SPA has to gain by dropping the choice policy apart from seeing a Scottish team compete at the World Championships with guys like Jayson, Goobs, John Mac etc.

I say let the SEPF come merge with the SPA under BB rules or keep the choice policy, keep growing and expanding the way we are and the SEPF leagues will end up coming over to the SPA anyway leaving them with nothing to do but fold.

all just personally speaking ofcourse.

Edited by dosser on 21 August 2010 15:30

Posted by Pat Holtz on 22 August 2010 01:01
#31

Blinkered view Stevie.

FYI, the split in rules and organisations are nearly 20yrs old......yep, you read it almost 20yrs old........with no change whatsoever on both sides of the fence.

So what on earth gives you the slightest impression that they will fold in the near future?

Sorry, but that's just plain crazy and you are being brainwashed by the hitlers.

FYI, if you read the SEPF posts they are growing in numbers but would like to see all Scottish players competing against one another at either rules.

All this scaremongering that it will affect the SPA is nonsense.

Don't you hear all the grumbles (year on year) about EBA run events or do you just choose to ignore that?

Yes the SPA have done well and they would grow even more with the game opened to all..........and those coming over may just see the benefits of staying with BB.

But don't let any of that get in your way, eh!

This is why people with very little knowledge on subjects who come onto websites and say things as if they know it all but actually know very little.........apologies for that slant but that is not just here but on many forums worldwide and it riles me up, hence the reason for me very rarely posting.

Rant over.

Posted by dosser on 22 August 2010 01:19
#32

point taken Pat... However Iam not professing to be an oracle on the subject im just giving my own personal view on somthing iv been reading about more and more recently.

although i applaud SEPF for approaching the table first with the olive branch, im just a little skeptical as to why and why now.

was hoping the post would spark a bit of debate...

Posted by Miamivice on 22 August 2010 02:48
#33

No offence jb but I think you are very wrong putting a poll on here and then saying if the spa have a vote on the choice policy then you will know what way to vote? There are a lot of players in the league who don't use the Internet who are entitled to there own views and should be entitled to there vote the same as the rest of us.

Posted by JB on 22 August 2010 11:37
#34

Miamivice wrote:
No offence jb but I think you are very wrong putting a poll on here and then saying if the spa have a vote on the choice policy then you will know what way to vote? There are a lot of players in the league who don't use the Internet who are entitled to there own views and should be entitled to there vote the same as the rest of us.


As the league rep, I have to (in my opinion) vote/ express the views of our membership. I do not have the time to canvass all the players individually, so the most efficient way for me to get opinions is via the web. If anyone wants to get in touch with me outwith the site, most people already have my number (07854 501664).

Personally, I think doing it this way is much better than just voting what I feel is right....... As a lot of reps will do.

Lesser of 2 evils I think we call it