PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIRST ROUND OF THE LEAGUE CUPS AND THE FIRST ROUND OF THE WG ROBERTS CUP WILL BE PLAYED ON A SATURDAY, IF YOUR CLUB INTENDS ENTERING TEAMS INTO ANY OF THESE CUPS PLEASE LET THE LEAGUE SECRETARY KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
The fixtures for the 2015 season are now published, with regards to the Saturday league this is the first year of the league changing to 5 divisions of ten teams please read the following with regards to how and why some of the decisions have been made.
This year there are three Saturdays that are to be kept free these being Welsh Merit Qualifying Saturday, (16th May) The B.C.G.B.A. All England Finals, (25th July) and for this year The Junior B.C.G.B.A. final of which is being held at Rhos Park (Rhos on Sea) (15th August)
Easter Saturday has also been kept free as well as the Champion of Champions weekend of 26th/27th September, therefore the first league game will be on the 11th April with the last one on the 19th September.
The early rounds of the League Cups and W.G. Cups are being put on a Saturday as the majority of teams will be in the early rounds, although the prelims are still on a Friday due to the fact that there will be less teams involved in the prelims, therefore it is thought best not to tie up Saturdays for just a few prelim games.
The County Cup for this year at least will stay on a Sunday, but as usual a lot of Sundays are tied up with W.C.G.B.A. events, and to this end unfortunately as last year the semi-final is on the day after the All England.
A lot of thought has been put into trying to keep the flow of the season going with regards to League games for the majority of teams, although it is a learning curve for this first season of the new format.
There is a drive to encourage more teams to join the WG Roberts cup and to that end there is a new handicap system being put in place, also don't forget the WG Cup is a charity competition with last season's proceeds going to Hope House and Nightingale House.
The 1st Division Pairs League will start on Monday 27th April and finish on Monday 14th September.
The Second and Third Divisions of the pairs league will start on Monday 11th May and finish on Monday 14th September, there is a free date on Monday 22nd June for the Second and Third Division due to the reduced teams in those divisions.
There are a few new tabs to the left that can be used as quick reference guides as to some of the dates and events.
Web and Fixture Secretary
At this years AGM after much discussion, a new League structure was passed, which means there will be 10 teams in each division for the 2015 season, also that for this year there will be no promotions of which was agreed and passed.
|NEW LEAGUE STRUCTURE FOR 2015 SEASON|
|Prem||Div 1||Div 2||Div 3||Div 4|
|1||Esclusham A||Cunliffe B||Coed Talon B||Gate H.H.B||Brymbo B|
|2||Gres Colliery A||Parciau A||Coedpoeth||Ruabon B||Farndon B|
|3||Cunliffe A||Flexys||Ellesmere A||Farndon A||Ellesmere B|
|4||Coed Talon A||Gate H.H. A||Bradley||Plaskynaston||Johnstown C|
|5||Johnstown A||Llay A||Johnstown B||Parciau B||Llay C|
|6||Ruabon A||Castell Alun||Llay B||Cunliffe D||Gard Village B|
|7||Esclusham B||Aston||Cerriog Valley||Chirk B||Esclusham D|
|8||Chirk A||Brymbo A||Gard Village A||Gate H.H.C||Bersham B|
|9||Gres Village A||Esclusham C||Gres Village B||Ponciau Park||Parciau C|
|10||Gresford Colliery B||Bersham A||Cunliffe C||New Broughton||Gres Village C|