The card season is almost here. Two Sundays from now we will be having
the league's pair knockout competition. Anyone can participate in this
tournament. Bring your friends and families. Invite past members to
come out and play and let's all have a great time! No more cabin fever.
Time to get out and enjoy yourself and have fun.
After three weeks of bone chilling temperatures, we need a break badly.
The weather forecast for Sunday 24th is a balmy -12 C. Come out and
share 'some licks' and enjoy the food and refreshments provided by
MAA LEAGUE COMPETITION - Will begin on Sunday March 3, 2019
## NEWS FLASH ##
Our marshals for the season are Karl Jaikaransingh, Glenn Manoosingh,
Joe Paul and Sais Madansingh. The pair of Karl & Glenn will alternate with
Joe & Sais every other weekend.
Our new scorer is Magaret. Please welcome her and go easy on her for the
first week. As well, please check your scores from time to time to ensure
there are no discrepancies.
In a phone call to Derek, Alberta is expecting us to bring 12-14 tables
for the Western Canadian All Fours Championship.
MANITOBA ALL-FOURS ASSOCIATION
JANUARY 11TH, 2019
205 MARION STREET, WINNIPEG
.In Attendance:(Saints) Neal Baksh, Omar Maharaj, Darren Maharaj, (One Family)
Joe Paul & Shammi Mohammed, (ICCA) Frank Arjoon & Ram Mangroo, (Jump &
Wave) Kelvin Rampersad & Michael Arjoon, (Chutney Soca) Ramesh Maharaj &
Khemraj Ramnarine, (WISA), Sais Madansingh
MAA is looking for a new venue for the 2020 New Year, but for this year, games
will be located at CCOM on Fife Street. First game, February 24th, Knock-out.
Competition starts on March 3rd, 2019. League Games, round robin style will end
on March 31st, 2019. The Champion of Champions will be April 7th, 2019, and the
Western Championship is April 19th-20th, 2019. The President stated that he
requires support from the teams for the Golf Tournament scheduled for some time
in June, as well as the Curry-Q in the Park, dates to be confirmed. Darren Maharaj
will be the contact for the Western Championship Tournament in Edmonton. He will
be in contact with Derek (Edmonton) to ensure that accommodations are booked
for the Manitoba team.
The website has moved to a new location on DPD Server. Neal Baksh will be
looking into posting the statistics for 2019.
The President would like to have a strong disciplinary committee in place to
address instances of rule-breaking such as physical contact, yelling, etc.
(see addendum below)
The All Fours annual format for regular games will start on March 3rd, 2019.
The following teams have shown interest in playing in the league this year:
Saints, One Family, WISA, Chutney Soca, Jump & Wave, and ICCA. There
will be 33 games in total, with halftime being 17. The hall at CCOM has been
booked, and dates given to Ken and Mr. Ali from CCOM.
Two expenses since our last AGM totalling $ 276.85
Team registration plus fees is $340 per team. Number of teams is 6, average
player fee is $ 42.50 per player. Captains are requested to fill out team contact
information including phone number and email of each player. Tentative
schedule was addressed in the President’s Report, as well as the venue for this
year. It was addressed that there is a problem with completing the full 37 games
by the 6 p.m. deadline. Therefore, we have reduced the amount of games to 33.
No new games are to be started after 5:50 p.m. In the event of a tie, the game
will carry on until a winner is determined. All four tables will take part.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
** ADDENDUM **
The President stressed that there will be zero tolerance of any type of unruly behaviour.
Physical abuse will not be tolerated.
Depending on the severity of the incident involved, a player could be suspended for
one or more games. A committee will be formed to determine the level of suspension
for the person(s) involved within 7 days or less. A second infraction by the same
person(s) will automatically result in a ban of one year from the MAA.
Drinking outside the premises on Fife is strictly prohibited. As well, no one is to
bring their own private stock of liquor for consumption on or off the premises.
If caught (unmarked police cars have been watching us for the last two years),
Ken Mungal will definitely lose his liquor licence and as a consequence there
could be a strong possibility that the MAA will fold.
Use of Cannibis
In the city of Winnipeg, you are allowed to consume cannabis on your personal
property. Outside the CCOM building on Fife is not considered to be personal.
If you are caught by the MAA, you will be suspended from playing cards that
same day. The laws of the province are very strict about smoking pot and must
be adhered to at all times. We are a licenced non-profit company that is incorp-
orated every year. We have to abide by all rules and can not afford the risk
of being caught. Please act responsible and govern yourself accordingly.
1) All games start at 1:00 p.m. sharp. For the late comers the 5-10-15 minute
start time rule will be put in place.
2) If the regular player arrives after 15 minutes, all stats will be credited to
the starting pair for that day.
3) When the half is called, players are allowed a 20 minute break. Captains
will mark the start time of the 2nd half on the board.
4) With the reduced games we have also reduced the number of time outs
from 3 per half to 2 per half, each consisting of 4 minutes long.
5) Turning in complete and signed game summary sheets to the statistician,
ensuring that all the data is transposed legibly and accurately from the master
scoreboard to the summary sheet. Captains must sign the score sheets.
6) We will ring the bell only once at 5:50pm (no more bell ring at
6:00 p.m.). At this point no new games can start. Any games in progress
will be finished. In the event the match results in a tie, all 4 tables will sit
back down and the first team to sing a bullseye will win the match.