News & Comment (Always refresh the page to ensure the latest version)
2017
 
Bob Watts Trophy
10th October
 
As a mark of respect and in recognition of his contribution to the League, the Committee have decided to dedicate the Premiership trophy to his memory.
Prior to being presented next week, the cup will be inscribed "The Bob Watts Trophy".
Bob's widow Margaret will present the prizes at Finals Night.
 
Aunt Sally sends evangelical missionary group to the heathen Black Country
2nd October
 
In that quiet period before Finals Night, there's always time for a good story :-
 
"The Jockey Club Aunt Sally team, from the Witney Snooker Club (plus a couple of extras) celebrated their end of season with a weekend away in Birmingham.
Whilst there they had a full hospitality day at West Bromwich Albion FC,
They were main match sponsors, in the name "Aunt Sally The Witney Jockey Club", for West Brom v Watford."
 
 
 
"Spreading the gospel of Aunt Sally to the midlands. Up the Baggies!!!!"
 
 
"We'm Yam Yams not ******* Peaky Blinders "
 
Editor's caption - Feel free to Google that or click this link for a Party Political broadcast from not far down the road from the Hawthorns.
 
Golly's Beer Leg Master Class
8th September
 
Click to watch the video (Link to Facebook page).
 
Match adjudications
27th August
 
The following matches were adjudicated this weekend under Rule 3.1 (Failure to re-arrange within 14 days)
Fox Barrington v Snooker Eagles Fox awarded 3 legs + average dolls.  
Elm Tree v Sherborne Social B Sherborne awarded 3 legs + average dolls.  
 
Obituary - Bob Watts
19th August
 
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Bob Watts earlier today. Bob was one of the original founders of the Bampton & District League over fourty years ago
 
 
and has given long and loyal support to both Aunt Sally and to football in Witney. Despite his failing health, Bob manged to keep playing until last year.
He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out today to Margaret and the Watts family in their time of bereavement.
In recognition of Bob's contribution to the League, the Premiership Trophy will be inscribed 'The Bob Watts Trophy'
 
Match cancellations
19th August
 
Some of you can relate to the annoyance and frustration when the visiting team just fails to turn up on the night - not to mention the wasted food.
There have been a couple of instances recently where the away team has tried in good faith to communicate the cancellation.
So, some suggestions for clear communication:-
  • Try to speak directly to the captain - voicemails and emails may not get through. If you have to use either, ask for a call back /confirmation of receipt.
  • If you have to leave a message via the venue try to speak to a manager/landlord if possible. Get the name of the person you spoke to and ask for a call back from the captain.
  • The contact details on the team's web page are put there by the team. If there are errors - we don't know unless someone tells us.
 
Match adjudications
19th August
 
Adjudications of unplayed games is normally carried out at monthly Committee meetings. For the remainder of the season, any 'out of time' games will be adjudicated immediately.
This will enable teams to see their positions in relation to potential promotion/relegation. If the circumstances of an unplayed game are not clear, a sub-Committee decision will be taken.
Where late cancellations may affect league positions, the Committee will require those games to be played.
 
The game between Lamb & Flag C v Elm Tree was awarded to the former under Rule 3.1
 
Match adjudications (3)
9th August
 
At this week's Committee meeting, the following adjudications were made, teams having failed to re-arrange a match date within 14 days of cancellation (Rule 3.1)
 
Windrush Inn B v Carpenters Specials Windrush awarded 3 legs + average dolls  
White Hart ML C v Elm Tree White Hart awarded 3 legs + average dolls  
Plough Finstock v Wombles Plough awarded 3 legs + average dolls  
 
Competition heats - attendance
7th July
 
As you may have noticed, we've just published the venue allocations for the remaining competition heats. Can we ask that if you know you can't attend for whatever reason, that you
let us know as soon as possible rather than just not turn up on the night.Thank you.
 
Men's Singles heats
5th July
 
Results are published on the appropriate 'Competitions' page. Congratulations to semi-finalists Ady Pitts, Mark Rollins, Max Everett and Roly Finch.
 
Match adjudications
8th June
 
At this week's Committee meeting, the following adjudications were made, teams having failed to re-arrange a match date within 14 days of cancellation (Rule 3.1)
Sporty Rejects v Volunteer A - Volunteer awarded 3 points and average dolls.
Elm Tree v Lamb & Flag C - Lamb & Flag awarded 3 points and average dolls.
Dolls are added at week 9 to allow for an average to accumulate.
 
First Six of the season
22nd May
 
Congratulations to Martyn Seacole of Morris Marauders for the first six of the 2017 season.
 
Section E- Permanent Venue Change for 2017 season
22nd May
 
With the status of the Fox Leafield still uncertain, the team will play the remainder of the season from the Plough Finstock.
All details (team name,contact details,maps, fixtures etc) have been updated.
The Fixture List is now v 4.0
 
Section G - team replacement
4th May
 
Regrettably on the eve of our first league game, Rowing Machine C have resigned, being unable to raise a team.
Fortunately, from our reserve list, we are able to replace them - so, welcome on-board 'White Hart Minster Lovell C'.
The Fixture list (now v 3.0) has been updated, so Section G teams please take note.
 
Inter-League report
11th April
 
Check out Bampton's fortunes in the Inter League competition by clicking on the 'Features' page opposite.
 
AGM Minutes
10th April
 
For those interested, the minutes of this year's AGM are published on the 'Document Downloads' page.
 
New Fixtures List v 2.0
2nd April
 
There is an updated Fixtures list uploaded. Please destroy any previous copy. The change affects section F only and is a swap between positions 3 and 7.
This has come about following a team request for specific Home/Away combinations.
May we point out that the Committee meeting immediately following the AGM is for setting the League and is a complex process.
If a team has a specific requirement then it would be appreciated if we could be informed earlier.
 
Unpaid Fees
29th March
 
Just a reminder that no competition or league scores will be credited until fees have been paid. There were 10 outstanding at the time of writing.
 
8 A Side Competition - Advice
29th March
 
Over the past few years, we've seen an increasing number of teams opting out of the 8s competition - which is their prerogative. However some don't tell us and we create and publish
the draw and then receive complaints from teams whose opponents just never turned up - annoying if food was provided . So may I suggest that you check the draw listing and just call
your opponent and confirm that they're playing. Please inform Secretary of any changes.
 
Documentation for 2017 uploaded
29th March
 
This morning the following documents were created and can be downloaded/printed from below and via the 'Document Downloads' link on the home page.
Sections and Fixtures List Rules 2017 8 A Side Round One Draw
The 'League Structure' page explains how this year's sections have been set.
The dynamic league pages will be created over the next few days.
 
Pre AGM Newsletter & Key Dates
23rd February
 
A copy of the Pre AGM newsletter and Key Dates can be downloaded from here and from the 'Document Downloads' link on the home page.
Note that an extra week has been inserted between the end of the league matches and the final 8 A Side heats. This is a 'catch-up' week for cancelled games, to help those still in the 8s.
Because of the increased use of phones to receive emails, then to keep data to a minimum, just a notification email will be sent out, rather than the full document.