Following some recent comments both directly to the Qbsa and on the Forum, I would like to breifly address the members and outline some things you may or may not be aware of.
As you all know, the transition into running the Qbsa without our long serving administrator has been a very hard journey. And now 18 months after this happened we are still strugling to perform the required duties to keep the Qbsa alive. There is a huge amount of work needing to be done, with some of these very high priority and whilst trying to complete this work, we are doing the best we can with the available time we have to schedule events and prepare entries, tournament directors, venues, referees etc.
Most of the present committee are serving out of necessity, they did not steel this position over a list of other interested candidates, they were pursueded into this position following nobody else volunteering, and paying the mortgage, spending time with family etc will always come first for most committee persons. What the QBSA needs is members with spare time, who love the game, to take the positions over from the current committee persons, and hopefully in time we hang in there until things start to get better.
I would agree, the services from the Qbsa are not good enough and certainly not what we used to expect in earlier times, but is the best we have been able to manage at this time.
As members and keen participants of this game THE LEAST YOU CAN DO AS PLAYERS is simple things like checking what time your playing, paying your entry fees, entering your teams on time, looking at the calendar to see whats on, telling others in your club an event is on, advising us (directly not on the forum) when an error is made or a clash detected.
Until things improve, the QBSA simply does not have resources to provide the services afforded to you in previous times.
If you are unable to help the sport by joining the committee, help the QBSA and look after yourselves first, it is the very least you can do to reduce the workload and keep the Qbsa alive.
Steve Burford - President