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  2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: FCBash, 14-10-2017 08:35 PM (#1)

2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
The 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series shall continue with the same format as 2017. Areas shall be awarded a pro-rata of qualifiers based upon their entries, The more entries an area has, the more qualifiers they shall likely receive for the National Finals.

The National Finals have 256 qualifiers, where the Top 64 from the rankings the season before are automatic and joined by 192 qualifiers from all over Scotland.

There are 5 events that count towards players' ranking in the series, in addition the Scottish Singles also counts towards each players ranking. Every player is awarded Merit or Ranking Points determined by their position in each event. Players that do not win any money in IM's 1-5 may also be eligible for IM6.

The National Finals shall be held on the following dates:-

Event 1: 3rd & 4th March
Event 2: 21st & 22nd April
Event 3: 30th June & 1st July
Event 4: 25th & 26th August
Event 5: 22nd & 23rd September
Event 6: 1st & 2nd December

The venues are still to be confirmed, however it is known that there will be one event held in the East of Scotland, one in the West of Scotland and the remaining four shall be held centrally. The venues will be announced as soon as they are known.

Entry for the 2018 Series remains at £30 per player, offering one of the best value tournaments on offer with all entry money taken in being paid out. This season just under £35k will have been paid out over the 6 IM events.


Payment Information
Anyone wishing to participate in the 2018 Mick McGoldrick IM Series of Events must register with their IM Rep. Remember, anyone who misses this deadline shall miss the entire 2018 Series.

Entries will be taken at the SPA Meeting on Sunday 3rd December, but please note IM Reps may have a deadline which is before this to allow cleared payment to reach the SPA Accounts prior to the meeting.

IM Reps
The entry and payment deadline is Sunday 3rd December 2017 (For cash and cheque). Any Rep who cannot attend must ensure cleared funds have reached the SPA Accounts no later than close of business on Saturday 2nd December 2017. If paying electronically, then please note that a full list of entries must also be sent to spa-im@hotmail.co.uk

The electronic banking details are as follows:-

Please also reference the payment with your area.

Bank Account Name: SPA Individual Membership
Account No: 00133147
Sort Code: 80-08-25
Bank: Bank of Scotland

***PLEASE NOTE*** These details are for the Reps to make payment only, any individual player that makes payment into this account shall be refunded and discarded from the entries.

Those attending the meeting can make payment in cash or by cheque on the day.

Regards,
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: FCBash, 14-10-2017 08:36 PM (#2)

I'll be emailing more info to Reps with promotional information and excel form for collating entries.

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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: Teemas, 14-10-2017 08:47 PM (#3)

Is the one in September.....September weekend again?
If it is can that not be changed as people go away at September weekend, there usually a lot of walkovers in the qualifiers.
 
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: FCBash, 14-10-2017 09:03 PM (#4)

Teemas wrote:
Is the one in September.....September weekend again?
If it is can that not be changed as people go away at September weekend, there usually a lot of walkovers in the qualifiers.


Teemas,

I'm not sure when the September weekend is, however, I am aware that there are events all throughout September, October and November which makes it impossible to change these dates.

Regards,
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: AGK147, 14-10-2017 10:05 PM (#5)

That is the September weekend Mate as I just googled it as I think I am meant to be away that weekend myself so Iíll need to look into that.

Teemas wrote:
Is the one in September.....September weekend again?
If it is can that not be changed as people go away at September weekend, there usually a lot of walkovers in the qualifiers.
 
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: The Horologist, 15-10-2017 10:40 AM (#6)

FCBash wrote:
Teemas wrote:
Is the one in September.....September weekend again?
If it is can that not be changed as people go away at September weekend, there usually a lot of walkovers in the qualifiers.


Teemas,

I'm not sure when the September weekend is, however, I am aware that there are events all throughout September, October and November which makes it impossible to change these dates.

Regards,
Michael


Impossible, or just hard to look at Michael???

I've just looked at the calendar for next year, and there's NOTHING on the week before!!!

Did you check the calender, or just respond???
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: secretary, 15-10-2017 12:57 PM (#7)

week before
IBA
Cue Here Open
UK Open

before that
WoS
Central Scotland Championships
Corner Pocket Open
Scottish Seniors
LD's

Before that
Ronnie Ferrier
Under 23's
 
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: The Horologist, 15-10-2017 01:41 PM (#8)

secretary wrote:
week before
IBA
Cue Here Open
UK Open

before that
WoS
Central Scotland Championships
Corner Pocket Open
Scottish Seniors
LD's

Before that
Ronnie Ferrier
Under 23's


I'll make it easy for you Davie............

5th Aug SPA Masters Event
12th Aug SPA Seniors Event
18/19th Aug Scottish Doubles/Mixed Doubles
25/26th Aug IM4 Finals

31st Aug - 2nd Sept Ronnie Ferrier 9's plus Scottish Y & J
7th - 9th Sept UK Open plus Snrs Ranking Event
15/16th Sept NOTHING IN THE CALENDAR
22/23rd Sept IM5 Finals

I know mines is a lot easier to read than yours, and a bit more self explanatory, but if you could, pleaee check any mistakes you've made, and updaye the calendar.

That way the SPA won't look as daft.

Cheers
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: secretary, 15-10-2017 01:58 PM (#9)

The Horologist wrote:
secretary wrote:
week before
IBA
Cue Here Open
UK Open

before that
WoS
Central Scotland Championships
Corner Pocket Open
Scottish Seniors
LD's

Before that
Ronnie Ferrier
Under 23's


I'll make it easy for you Davie............

5th Aug SPA Masters Event
12th Aug SPA Seniors Event
18/19th Aug Scottish Doubles/Mixed Doubles
25/26th Aug IM4 Finals

31st Aug - 2nd Sept Ronnie Ferrier 9's plus Scottish Y & J
7th - 9th Sept UK Open plus Snrs Ranking Event
15/16th Sept NOTHING IN THE CALENDAR
22/23rd Sept IM5 Finals

I know mines is a lot easier to read than yours, and a bit more self explanatory, but if you could, pleaee check any mistakes you've made, and updaye the calendar.

That way the SPA won't look as daft.

Cheers



https://calendar....tz=Etc/GMT

Calendar up to date
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: The Horologist, 15-10-2017 06:24 PM (#10)

You're a good man Davie.

If you or Michael didn't do it, it probably wouldn't get done!!!
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: FCBash, 15-10-2017 08:27 PM (#11)

The Horologist wrote:
FCBash wrote:
Teemas wrote:
Is the one in September.....September weekend again?
If it is can that not be changed as people go away at September weekend, there usually a lot of walkovers in the qualifiers.


Teemas,

I'm not sure when the September weekend is, however, I am aware that there are events all throughout September, October and November which makes it impossible to change these dates.

Regards,
Michael


Impossible, or just hard to look at Michael???

I've just looked at the calendar for next year, and there's NOTHING on the week before!!!

Did you check the calender, or just respond???


Anthony,

I am somewhat disappointed that you think I'd dismiss a member and not check thing thoroughly. Perhaps that's just your opinion of me. Who knows.

I checked a few things before responding, but that's bye the bye. There are some events that aren't on the SPA calendar usually because one of two things. Either, 1, they aren't SPA events or 2, I haven't had time to update the SPA calendar from recent updates.

In this case number 2 is applicable. I was aware that the provisional dates for the UK Open was changing but awaiting confirmation; which I have now and have duly updated the calendar.

Kind Regards,
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: sarry, 16-10-2017 12:12 AM (#12)

FCBash wrote:
The Horologist wrote:
FCBash wrote:
Teemas wrote:
Is the one in September.....September weekend again?
If it is can that not be changed as people go away at September weekend, there usually a lot of walkovers in the qualifiers.


Teemas,

I'm not sure when the September weekend is, however, I am aware that there are events all throughout September, October and November which makes it impossible to change these dates.

Regards,
Michael


Impossible, or just hard to look at Michael???

I've just looked at the calendar for next year, and there's NOTHING on the week before!!!

Did you check the calender, or just respond???


Anthony,

I am somewhat disappointed that you think I'd dismiss a member and not check thing thoroughly. Perhaps that's just your opinion of me. Who knows.

I checked a few things before responding, but that's bye the bye. There are some events that aren't on the SPA calendar usually because one of two things. Either, 1, they aren't SPA events or 2, I haven't had time to update the SPA calendar from recent updates.

In this case number 2 is applicable. I was aware that the provisional dates for the UK Open was changing but awaiting confirmation; which I have now and have duly updated the calendar.

Kind Regards,
Michael

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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: Superman, 16-10-2017 01:09 AM (#13)

It's not only that event 5 is September weekend. Events 3 and 4 are in the summer when league pool is not on and a lot of people are either on holiday or are playing more golf than pool.

It's the same every year. I realise there is date congestion these days but the majority of the membership don't play in loads of events. Why not put the national ranking events at an appropriate time in the year and make the rest of the events work around them???

These events are meant to be the pinnacle of the Scottish game. It makes absolutely no sense to have 3 out of 5 events at times when you're guaranteed a vast number more no shows than if you had the events at a more appropriate time in the year.
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: bagpuss, 16-10-2017 11:26 AM (#14)

Worthwhile noting that the September weekend is different depending on what part of Scotland you are from, as are the school holidays around this time.
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: FlyingScotsman, 16-10-2017 04:51 PM (#15)

Superman wrote:
It's not only that event 5 is September weekend. Events 3 and 4 are in the summer when league pool is not on and a lot of people are either on holiday or are playing more golf than pool.

It's the same every year. I realise there is date congestion these days but the majority of the membership don't play in loads of events. Why not put the national ranking events at an appropriate time in the year and make the rest of the events work around them???

These events are meant to be the pinnacle of the Scottish game. It makes absolutely no sense to have 3 out of 5 events at times when you're guaranteed a vast number more no shows than if you had the events at a more appropriate time in the year.


When do u think we should play them?
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: Superman, 17-10-2017 02:15 PM (#16)

Well for starters leave out Dec and Jan for the festive period and the bad weather for travelling, which you already do.

Then leave out Jun Jul Aug as that's when most people go on their main holiday of the year and it's also the time of year when there is no league pool and therefore most of the membership are either not playing at all or playing very little.

That leaves 7 months of Feb Mar Apr May Sep Oct Nov to have one I.M per month and the Scottish.

Then if you really want to go the extra mile to cut down on no shows then try and stay away from holiday weekends too.

I realise there's a lot of congestion on the calendar but the I.M's are meant to be Scotland's premier events. Should they not go in our calendar first then all other events work around them???

There is so much talk all the time about the amount of no shows at Scotland's showcase events and yet no one seems to look at things from a different angle in an attempt to cut them down.
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: secretary, 17-10-2017 02:44 PM (#17)

Superman wrote:
Well for starters leave out Dec and Jan for the festive period and the bad weather for travelling, which you already do.

Then leave out Jun Jul Aug as that's when most people go on their main holiday of the year and it's also the time of year when there is no league pool and therefore most of the membership are either not playing at all or playing very little.

That leaves 7 months of Feb Mar Apr May Sep Oct Nov to have one I.M per month and the Scottish.


Remember take out
4 weeks Feb/Mar for Super 11's
4 weeks Nov Super 15
2 weeks Apr European
2 weeks Oct for World/Nations

Avoid 6 weekends for IPA
and 3 for BAPTO

Leave 4 weekends for Sections and Open Singles

Leave 5 weekends for EACH of Seniors, Masters, Ladies, Unders, LD's

1 weekend for Doubles / Mixed doubles

1 weekend each or Jackie Paterson and Ronnie Ferrier and Wullie McCartney

1 weekend for UK Open
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: Mulson, 17-10-2017 02:58 PM (#18)

Why we avoiding BAPTO?
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: secretary, 17-10-2017 03:16 PM (#19)

Mulson wrote:
Why we avoiding BAPTO?


Because people play in it, just like IPA
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RE: 2018 SPA Mick McGoldrick IM Series
by: Mulson, 17-10-2017 04:18 PM (#20)

secretary wrote:
Mulson wrote:
Why we avoiding BAPTO?


Because people play in it, just like IPA


Is it played to blackball rules?
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