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MPA meeting

Date/Time                    Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at 6:00pm

Location                       1/25 Parker Street, Blenheim

Attendees                    Mike Budny, Gail Perano, Nicole Chauval, Mike Van Loon, Peter Chandler, Judyne Heissenbuttel, Celia Bason



  • Mike Van Loon received email: With the Champion of Champions tournament withdrawn, Lauchie would like to see another game with different rules replace it.
    The committee discussed the proposal and rejected it


Financial Report

Balance cheque book as at 22 March 2017                            $1,317.71

Unpresented deposits                                                                 $320.00

Balance of cheque account as at 5 April 2017                   $1,637.71

Accounts to pay –                                                                              

Fairfax Media                                                                              $201.70

Cancer Society                                                                           $100.00

Balance of cheque account once bills paid                        $1,197.86

Balance of Savings account as at 5 April 2017                     $000.00

General Business

  • AGM minutes were presented to committee and was agreed by all committee members

                                                                                          Gail Perano / Judyne Heissenbuttel


  • The final team count registered to play in 2017 are:
    • Division 1 – 10 teams
    • Division 2 – 6 teams

With division 2 only having 6 teams the committee needed to decide how the two sections would be played. After discussing several options it was decided to stay the same as last year – start both divisions on the same day. As the 2nd division has fewer players they have a couple of weeks break and then start the second round the same time as 1st division

Was agreed that Interclub will start on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

  • Women’s Rep practice dates are: 17th May, 24th May, 31st May and 7th June

  • Men’s Rep practice starts 6th April then other tournament dates are
    • 3rd JuneA’s and B’s
    • 29th AprilMen’s and Women’s Singles (Open)

(Registration at Clubs of Marlborough)

  • To ensure we are playing tournaments at our supporting Venues it has been decided to play tournaments’ alternatively at these venues. If a competition has a large number of registered players the COM will be available take the extra games

  • Nelson Marlborough tournament has been confirmed as the 10th June 2017, play starts at 9am sharp

  • Further discussions on how to grow the MPA.

It was suggested that each team in both divisions bring in one new person each year. This idea had its flaws about how to play that new player when you have your team structured and already with one or two reserves


  • More promotion is required
    eg: Hold at Clubs of Marlborough on Friday night “POOL for B grade and newbies” this type of things needs posters and promotion – to be discussed further at next meeting

  • Just waiting on second quote for new Rep T-shirts then submit a funding request

Meeting closed:        There being no further business the meeting closed at 7:15pm

Next meeting:            Wednesday 5 April 2017, 6pm at 1/25 Parker St, Blenheim

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