IS YOUR CLUB FINANCIAL?If not, you may be
missing out on match points!
Any Club which has an
overdue debt to the Association exceeding three months may become ineligible to receive match
points. No teams from these clubs will receive any match points until the outstanding debt
is paid. Match points lost are not generally reinstated.
Clubs currently ineligible for match points are:
Clubs currently in danger of becoming ineligible for match points are:
For more information about this penalty, see the News Page.
BY DIRECT DEPOSIT TO THE BRTA BANK ACCOUNTMost clubs
are now taking advantage of the ability to make payments via
direct bank transfers to the BRTA bank account. If you wish to use this payment method,
would you please note that it is ESSENTIAL
to include a description
with the direct deposit so that it can be identified on the BRTA's bank
statement. The description must
the name of the club
(abbreviated if necessary but must uniquely
identify the club), and
(2) what the payment is for, for example team fees or an invoice number.
There have been several direct deposits which have had
inadequate descriptions or no descriptions. Please be careful with
abbreviations, and be aware that a description such as "ATC", "CTC"
or "CPTC" etc may not uniquely identify a club. Any
amounts which cannot be uniquely identified will be held in a separate suspense account
within the BRTA accounting system.
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FAQs page here.
As provided in the Association ByLaws, matches may be stopped due to excessive
Refer to this link for selected
current temperature readings: BOM
- Latest Weather Observations for the Melbourne Area
ADVERSE WEATHER BY-LAW
The paragraph in
By-Law 12 regarding adverse weather was amended at a Special General
Meeting held on 17th October 2011. The amended wording is as follows:
"In the case of wet
days, the away team Captain may contact the home team Captain or
authorised representative of the home club, to determine if their courts
are playable that day. If both Captains agree to abandon play for the day,
the home team will advise the Association that the game was a washout and
points will be divided equally between both teams."
Under the previous wording,
both teams were required to attend at the venue, and play could not be
abandoned until 60 minutes after the stipulated starting time.
The amended by-law is
effective immediately. Note that the visiting team should not contact the
home team until 1 (one) hour before the starting time of the match.