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2016 AGM Motions update: How the votes were cast and the outcomes from the meeting PDF Print E-mail
  

All 2016 BMGA Tour Pros were eligible to vote on the motions detailed below, either in person at the AGM on February 27th or via proxy vote. Once all the votes were cast and counted, the majority decision was passed (in the event of a tied vote, the motion was rejected). The details of the voting along with the outcome for each motion are listed below. A full breakdown of the motions can be found in the original AGM pack here

 

 


Motion 1- Change the criteria for players classified as Category 1 and Category 2 as follows: Category 1: Top 10 players in rankings, plus any BMGA tournament winner over the last 5 seasons (i.e. the current season and previous 4 years). Category 2: players ranked 11 to 32 (except those who are classed as Cat 1 above). Category 3/4 remain unchanged

Yes - 9

No - 19

Abstain - 2

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED


Motion 2 - Modify Category 1 status to all players in the Top 16 in the latest Order of Merit, Tournament winners in the current and previous 2 seasons, GBR International players in the previous 2 seasons.

Yes - 2

No - 27

Abstain - 1

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED


Motion 3 - Publishing of a separate Junior Order of Merit to promote junior boys' and girls' participation in the sport

Yes - 26

No - 4

Abstain - 0

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED


Motion 4 - Increase the number of tournaments which count towards a players ranking in the Order of Merit from 8 to 10 (from 4 and 4 to 5 and 5).
 
Yes - 16

No - 10

Abstain - 4

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED


Motion 5 -  The Order of Merit must be updated after every strokeplay tournament, so that these changes come into effect for the following strokeplay tournament.

Yes - 25

No - 3

Abstain - 2

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED

 
Motion 6 - Abolish the ‘handicap’ or ‘category’ points that are multiplied based on Category Status in the Season Only Rankings. E. g. Category 1 players have their points X 1, Category 2 X 2, Category 3 X 3, and Category 4 X 4.

Yes - 10

No - 17

Abstain - 3

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED


Motion 7 - Revise the SOR to only multiply the Aces, Hattrick of aces and Round By Round improvements stats for players by their category (x2 for Cat 2, x 3 for Cat 3, etc). The remainder (relative position in the event, personal bests) remain un-multiplied.

Yes -19

No - 8

Abstain - 3

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED

 
Motion 8 - Amend the Season Only Rankings (SOR) so that players remain in the category they start the season in throughout the year.

Yes - 13

No - 16

Abstain - 1

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED

 
Motion 9 - Change the name of the Season Only Rankings (SOR) to the Season Only Shield (SOS).

Yes - 24

No - 3

Abstain - 3

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED

NB it was agreed that the shield will be renamed the BMGA shield as it was felt this is a more positive title – all mentions of the word rankings in the process will be changed for the 2016 season.

 
Motion 10 - Abolish the Matchplay Order of Merit rankings.

Yes - 26

No - 4

Abstain - 0

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED

 
Motion 11 – Modify the Season Only Rankings option 1

Instead of the current C1 = 1x points, C2 = 2x points, C3 = 3x points, C4 = 4x points - to make things tighter change to either of the following proposals: Order of Merit Placings at the beginning of the tournament

Position 1-8 - 1x points

Position 9-16 - 1.5x points

Position 17-24 - 2x points

Position 25-32 - 2.5x points

Position 33-40 - 3x points

Everyone else - 4x points

Yes - 5

No – 21

Abstain - 4

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED

 
Motion 12 – Modify the Season Only Rankings option 2

Instead of the current C1 = 1x points, C2 = 2x points, C3 = 3x points, C4 = 4x points - to make things tighter change to either of the following proposals:

Category 1 = 1x points

Category 2 = 2x points

Category 3 = 2.5 points

Everyone else = 4x points

Yes - 5

No – 21

Abstain - 4

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED


Motion 13 - Withdraw Motion 29 that was voted through by the BMGA membership at the 2015 AGM: “Defeated Motions at the AGM cannot be proposed again in the following year”.
 
Yes - 10

No - 15

Abstain - 5

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED


Motion 14 - The link to the Tournament Feedback Surveys should be sent out by email rather than only being put on the BMGA website.
 
Yes - 25

No - 4

Abstain - 1

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED
 

Motion 15 - Results of the Players Survey after each event to be emailed to BMGA members
 
Yes - 12

No - 16

Abstain - 2

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION DECLINED


Motion 16 - A records page on the BMGA website to include stats along the lines of Tour Events Won, Most Runners-Up, Best Scores on each BMGA course

Yes - 26

No - 3

Abstain - 1

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED


Motion 17 - BMGA Minigolf Clubs to nominate and register their Club Captain for the current season with the BMGA by the close of each AGM.
 
Yes - 23

No - 4

Abstain - 3

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED

 
Motion 18 - Create a Players rep so that participants who are not part of a club can have a representative as well as having a point of contact for novices during tournament days that's not a member of the EC.
 
Yes - 22

No - 4

Abstain - 4

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED


Motion 19 - The BMGA should hold a Players Forum every year.
 
Yes - 14

No - 12

Abstain - 4

Total votes cast - 30

MOTION CARRIED

 

NB: The AGM notes will be circulated in March via the BMGA website.

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 February 2016 22:12 )
 

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