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Minutes of Team Meeting End-Of-Season 15, 21 July 2019 at Colombo Bar.

Quick Overview:

  • Season 16 will include 21 teams, exact division split TBC;
  • Only minor changes to rules on practice, and removal of quota for Thai players per team;
  • New sponsors, sponsor offers and free quick-dry shirts for all players;
  • Minimum Spend for visiting teams will increase to 1,200 THB;
  • End-Of-Season 15 Awards Party at Moonlight Bar.

  1. 25 Bars Represented at Meeting
    • Black Bull A
    • Black Bull B
    • Black Panthers
    • Black Pearl A
    • Black Pearl B
    • Black Sheep
    • Cosmo Bar
    • Dilligaf Bar
    • Freedom Bar
    • Islander A
    • Islander B
    • Kilt'n Haggis
    • Lulu Bar
    • Moonlight Bar
    • O's Bar
    • Pat's Cafe A
    • Pat's Cafe B
    • Pink Sheep
    • Pita Bar
    • Roses Bar
    • Shot
    • Spot Bar
    • Tamarind Pool Bar
    • White Hart
    • White Hart BBQ
  2. No Representation: Happy Jack, Mango Bar, Stor Bar, Tropical Sands
  3. Committee Members: Ding, Eric, Richard
  4. Meeting Minutes
    • (Richard) Call to order, welcome.
    • (Richard) Overview of how meeting will be conducted. Teams who will not participate in Season 16 to be asked to leave after Season 15 outstanding business complete.
    • (Popeye) asked and was granted permission to remain for entire meeting on condition that he not disrupt the proceedings.
    • (Richard) Review RPL charity and business accounts. RPL Charity holds ~123,000 THB. Business account holds ~112,000 TH. Still have to cover costs of party, estimated at 60-65,000 THB from business account.
    • (Hannes) Suggested a donation to Soi Dog. Motion to donate 10,000 THB to Soi Dog passed by show of hands.
    • (Richard) Sponsors for Season 16 include Thailand Pool Tables, Sovereign Pool Tables. Still in discussion with Rhino Pool Tables. Advanced discussion with large sponsor ultimately failed. Sponsorship funds adequate to provide free team shirts to all players. Thailand Pool Tables will offer 15% player discount on selected accessories, and special offer to bars for re-felting tables.
    • (Richard) Shot Bar to offer 50% discount on hourly table rate up to 6PM daily for RPL players. Islander to offer 10% food discount on Monday nights to RPL players. Other bars welcome to present offers which RPL will promote on their behalf.
    • (Richard) Fee for Season 16 unchanged at 3,000 THB. Wanted to reduce this fee, but main sponsorship package was not secured and so not able to reduce fee. RPL always run to be self-sufficient and not rely on sponsorship.
    • (Richard) Discussion of 3 motions for changes to RPL:
      • No practicing during match
      • Visiting Team given preference during practice
      • Remove Thai player quota
    • (Michi) Suggests minimum shot time rule be created. Motion not supported.
    • (Richard) Discussion about how the divisions operate and the need for promotions and demotions. All teams asked if any objection to current system. No team voiced objection.
    • (Eric) Review and agree which bars were eligible to hold end-of-season party. Bars not represented at meeting were ineligible. Popeye was asked to come and pull the winner from pot. Popeye suggested Tiki should pull the winner. Tiki pulled winning number, which is Moonlight Bar (much laughter, some applause, limited disgust)
    • (Richard) Bars asked to register for Season 16 and make payment.
    • (Graham) Request that teams get another week to consider the joining Popeye's new league before committing to RPL.
    • (Richard) No benefit to RPL to extend such an extension. Only 1 team requested this (Kilt). Request declined.
    • (Richard) Votes cast on 3 motions, and counted:
      • No practicing during match - PASSED 13-5
      • Visiting Team given preference during practice - PASSED 18-0
      • Remove Thai player quota - PASSED 15-3
  5. (Richard) Floor open for AOB;
    • (John) Asks about what help RPL Committee requires.
    • (Richard) Need help with disbursing Charity Funds, writing weekly updates, managing team communications;
    • (Jig) Offers assistance, (Rhys) Offers assistance, (Barry) Offers assistance, (John) Offers assistance
    • (Richard) raises RPL bar prices, particularly wine. Duty on wine raised significantly, and old price of 100 THB not inline with reality.
    • (Bob) suggests new price 150 THB. Vote to raise price of glass of house wine to 150 THB passes by show of hands.
    • (Richard) Popeye asked to stop disrupting meeting.
    • (Jig) Suggests minimum spend be extended to a per-player amount of 250 THB. Motion not supported.
    • (Rhys) Motion to increase team minimum spend amount to 1,200 THB from current 1,000 THB. Motion passes by show of hands.
    • (Riky) Suggestion that price of water and soft drinks raised to same price as beer. Motion not supported.
    • (Hannes) Suggests that local beers only include Tiger, Leo, Chang and Singha. Motion passes by show of hands.
    • (Michi) Suggests that losing players pay 100 THB on their bill which goes to winner's bill. Motion not supported.
    • (Eric) Charity boxes will be collected on August 6th at Colombo Bar. Final collection of Season 15.
    • (Richard) Closes meeting. Thanks to all attendees.
  6. Teams Remaining in RPL Season 16:
    • Black Bull
    • Black Panthers
    • Black Pearl A
    • Black Sheep
    • Cosmo Bar
    • Dilligaf Bar
    • Islander A
    • Islander B
    • Lulu Bar
    • Mango Bar
    • Moonlight Bar
    • O's Bar
    • Pink Sheep
    • Pita Bar
    • Spot Bar
    • Tamarind Pool Bar
    • White Hart
  7. Teams leaving RPL at end of Season 15:
    • Freedom Bar
    • Happy Jack
    • Kilt'n Haggis
    • Roses Bar
    • Stor Bar
    • Tropical Sands
    • White Hart BBQ
  8. New Teams joining RPL in Season 16:
    • Black Bull II, Black Pearl II, Pat's Cafe I, Pat's Cafe II, Sabai Bar
  9. Promotion & Demotions: Details to be confirmed shortly.

14.09.2018: The management and players of the Rawai Pool League are deeply saddened by the death of our friend Kevin Bayard died after a motorcycle accident.
On Monday, September 17th, a meeting in memory of Kevin was held at his restaurant the Black Bull to Rawai. See photos.

28.02.2018: You can see which players are qualified for the play off. (click here or menu: "Other" Play off Qualifications.)

06.01.2018: Juicy Bar closed the doors and will no longer play in the league. Pita Bar B will now take their place. All games that Juicy Bar would have played will be played now at Laguna Plaza 1 at Pita Bar.

06.08.2017: It was with deep regret and sadness that one of our players died. Chris Hill, English man, player and captain of Masaya Bar.
On Monday, August 14th, a meeting in memory of Chris was held at the Massaya Bar. See photos.


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