Top 8 events and League AGM

Published 10/04/2024 at 12:18:49 by Michael Howard.

Following the conclusion of the league season , the League will hold its annual Top 8 events at Kingston, starting at 7.30pm each evening, as follows:

Premier Division:  Tuesday 16th April - alongside the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.
Divisions 1 and 2:  Monday 22nd April
Divisions 3 & 4: Tuesday 23rd April - alongside the Challenge Cup Final
Divisions 5,6, & 7: Wednesday 24th April

For those unfamiliar with the event, the qualifiers are those who have the best averages in each division, who have played in at least 50% of available matches (i.e. 11 or more matches). The league aims to have the Top 8 players from the list of qualifiers available if possible, although often one or more players may not be available. As a result, the players on the night may include players who are not in the Top 8 of qualifiers or who may be quite a long way down the list of averages for all players from the division.

The format is that the players on the night for each division are placed in two groups of 4, and each players the others in their group. The winner adn runner-upp from each group goes into the semi-finals and the winners of those play the final. All matches are played on the night and there will be presentations of trophies for the winner and runner-up.

The League's AGM takes place at Kingston on Thursday 2nd May 2024, when divisional trophies will be presented.